Sunday, 1 December 2019

Christmas is coming .....

Can you believe we are now only just over 3 weeks away from Christmas? I have a few specials and projects to share with you as we head into one of the busiest times of the year!

I missed out on being a part of the Stamp of the Month blog hop but I want to share a couple of cards I have managed to create using this cute stamp set available during December only!



For this card, I used White Daisy cardstock with some Holly Jolly paper. I stamped the sleigh with Intense Black ink then coloured it with the spectrum Noir Tri-Blend  markers (but you could use your favourite colouring medium)! I stamped the reindeer using Mink ink and the sentiment in Candy Apple. 

This is one of my favourite cards this year - I love the simplicity. I used White Daisy cardstock - embossing the background with the stitched circles embossing folder (which is only available in the online section of my website with not many left in stock).  The pine cones and leaves were stamped with Espresso & Fern ink pads, and the sentiment with the Espresso ink pad. I added some White & Gold twine to finish off my card. 3D Foam tape added some dimension to the card. 



Documenting your favourite memories and moments with your pals with paws is now easier than ever thanks to the Best Friends Furever special. Cat-lovers & dog-lovers alike will swoon over the Best Friends Furever Cut Above® kit, which features 6″ × 8″ pre-printed base pages with reversible die-cuts featuring dog-focused sentiments and images on one side and cat-focused ones on the other! Create even more fun, pet-themed projects using the Best Friends Furever paper pack, and coordinating stamp sets, Eat Play Love and Kitty Cuddles. We’ve even assembled a workshop kit containing paper, stamps, cardstock and more, available to you at a 20% discount! 

I have had a sneak peek of the NEW January - February catalogue and I know you are going to love it all! So stay tuned!  In the meantime, make sure you go onto my website and snap up any of the products you have on your wishlist from the current catalogue before they are gone! And don't forget to check out the "ONLINE ONLY" section for those goodies that are no longer in the catalogue, but available in limited quantities!

You can see the Stamp of the Month and all the current specials - including the Best Friends Furever collection! I will be creating some projects soon using this gorgeous collection, so make sure you come back soon and see what I have created!

Don't forget to come back soon to see what is NEW and what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Holly Jolly CTMH Australasian Blog Hop



Hi and welcome to our Holly Jolly CTMH Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track. Or perhaps you arrived by accident - please hop around and see what my friends have created to inspire you.

I have created this page ready for my favourite Christmas pic of my family for 2019! (I need to make sure everyone is is the right colours to match the paper!)
This page was created using Holly Jolly paper, Glacier & White Daisy cardstock, Gold Glitter paper, D1878 - Cedar & Pine Scrapbooking stamp set, Versamark ink pad with Gold Embossing Powder, White & Gold Ribbon, Gold Embellishing Thread, Gold Shimmer Brush to add splatters to the page. I cut the tag for my title using the Decorative Tags Thin Cuts and the stars were cut using the Basic Stars Thin Cuts. I added some Thin 3D  Foam Tape behind the stars for dimension.

I have also made a few cards & gifts using the Holly Jolly paper.

These first two cards feature the cute little elf from the Holly Jolly Cardmaking workshop kit - coloured using the fabulous Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers - now available from your CTMH consultant!


For this card, I cut the Christmas Tree negative on my Cricut using the Art Philosophy Cricut collection. With some White & Gold Twine, this card was simple to make! 

The cute little elf is fabulous for Gift Card Holders. I added my elf to a belly band around the gift card holder! Who wouldn't want a gift card in this cute holder?


For this final card I am sharing with you today, I added my sentiment from  C1804 - Merry Christmas Tree stamp set and the holly from Z3535 - Cedar & Pine Cardmaking stamp & thin cuts set using Candy Apple & Evergreen ink pads. I finished the card with a few Holiday Loose Sequins.

The Holly Jolly collection is available till the end of December - WSL! So contact your consultant today to get yours! If you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you! You can contact me here!

Don't forget to check out this month's specials!
Dress your Christmas tree and presents to the nines this year with beautiful, handcrafted ornaments and gift tags available through this month’s Holiday Cheer special! We’ve coupled the exclusive chipboard tags and ornaments with hand-picked papers, complements, digital art files, AND exclusive stamp sets for customising your ornaments and gift tags. As an added perk, save 30% when purchasing the bundle containing both the tags and ornaments kits! You can get your kit from your consultant or find all you need here!

Do you like to record all your December activities? Or do you have an Elf on the Shelf who visits your family leading up till Christmas? Then you will love this fabulous Days of December project, to help you create a unique Everyday Life™ album with one page for each magical day in December. This year’s album project features brand new paper from the Holly Jolly collection, plus cardstock and embellishments to match! Choose between two different workshop kit options: one that includes the Holly Jolly—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts, and one that doesn’t. Be sure you also have the additional materials listed to help you complete your album. All the details are available here (or contact your consultant). 
Documenting your favourite memories and moments with your pals with paws is now easier than ever thanks to the Best Friends Furever special. Cat-lovers & dog-lovers alike will swoon over the Best Friends Furever Cut Above® kit, which features 6″ × 8″ pre-printed base pages with reversible die-cuts featuring dog-focused sentiments and images on one side and cat-focused ones on the other! Create even more fun, pet-themed projects using the Best Friends Furever paper pack, and coordinating stamp sets, Eat Play Love and Kitty Cuddles. We’ve even assembled a workshop kit containing paper, stamps, cardstock and more, available to you at a 20% discount! 
Finally, you can also receive your choice of the Eat Play Love or Kitty Cuddles stamp set FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party this month! Get all the details about this fabulous special from your consultant or click HERE!
I would love you to leave a comment before you hop along to see what Doris has created using the Holly Jolly collection. 
Please come back again soon and see what is NEW and what I have been creating.
Doreen


Friday, 1 November 2019

S1911 - Family Time CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our S1911 - Family Time CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Doris' blog, you are on the right track. No matter how you arrived, I hope you will hop along with us to see all the great projects created using this November stamp of the month!

The page layout I am sharing with you today is a favourite from Christmas Day last year! I created this layout using Candy Apple, Pewter & White Daisy cardstock, S1911 - Family Time stamp set, Black, Candy Apple & Julep ink pads, Light Grey Ribbon. I added some Silver Glitter Gems to my page and used Thin 3D Foam Tape top pop up some of the flowers. 


Whilst I think this stamp set is fabulous for page layouts, there are a couple of sentiments that are also perfect for cards, so I have created one to share with you.
I used Kraft & White Daisy cardstock, Cedar & Pine bulk paper - for zip strip, S1911 - Family Time stamp set, Black, Fern, Mink & Saffron ink pads. I fussy cut around the flower & leaves and used 3D Foam Tape to add dimension to the flower. I then finished the flower with a  Clear Sparkle - coloured with Spectrum Noir maker.



The S1911 - Family Time stamp set is only available this month - November 2019 for just $9.00 with a qualifying order, or you can purchase it for $34.00. Contact your consultant to get yours, or if you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Dannii at Dannii's Scrappychicks  has created. 

Come back again soon and see what is new and what I have been creating.

Doreen 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Hawthorn CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Hi and welcome to our Hawthorn Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Dannii's Scrappychicks blog, you are on the right track. Or perhaps you arrived by accident - please hop around and see what my friends have created to inspire you.

This page layout was inspired by a sketch I saw on Pinterest from Sketch Savvy. I used White Daisy & Sangria cardstock, Hawthorn paper pack & stickers, Mink Twine, Thin 3D Foam Tape to created the page. I then used Sangria ink pad & dauber to add some colour to the border of the layout.



Having been overseas for the last 4 weeks and unable to craft, I was pleased to get back to my craft space when I got home. So I have also been making cards in the last few days.

This first card was created using White Daisy & Sangria cardstock, Hawthorn paper pack, Mink Twine, Basic Circles Thin Cuts, D1871 - You're Going to Love This stamp set, Sangria ink pad & 3D Foam Tape to add some dimension to the sentiment.


My next card was created using White Daisy, Sangria & Kraft cardstock, Hawthorn paper pack, D1283 - Say it in Style stamp set, D1886 - Build a Plaid stamp set, Sangria ink pad, Mink Twine & 3D Foam Tape under the sentiment.


And the last card I am sharing with you today was created using White Daisy cardstock, Hawthorn paper pack, Z3253 - Layered Leaves Thin Cuts, Sangria & Goldrush ink pads & daubers, C1813 - Woodland Greetings stamp set & Mink Twine.

The Hawthorn collection is available till the end of October - WSL, so make sure you contact your consultant today to order yours. If you don't have a consultant, and live in Australia, I would love to help you. You can contact me here!

Don't forget to check out this month's specials too!
When it comes to celebrating Halloween, don’t settle for simply spooky when you can make it truly Spooktacular! Till 31st October, you can get exclusive Spooktacular items to help you celebrate Halloween in style! Contact your consultant or you can get your Spooktacular goodies here!


It's not too early to start getting prepared for Christmas. Spread Christmas cheer with beautiful, handmade gift tags and ornaments! From now till 30th November, you can get exclusive gift tag and ornament kits to help you showcase your Christmas spirit with the Holiday Cheer special! All the details are available here! (or contact your consultant or ask me).

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Doris has created.

And, please come back again soon to see what is NEW and what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Friday, 6 September 2019

Share the Seasons

Have you seen the September National Stamping Month Special from Close To My Heart yet?

These two stamp sets and Thin Cuts are available to purchase separately or at a discount of 30% when you purchase the bundle with all. Or you can get both stamp sets at 20% off when purchased together. You can find all the details here!

These are a few of the cards I have created using this collection.










The possibilities with these stamp sets are endless! This collection is only available till 30th September so don't miss out!

You can get yours today from my website!

Come back again soon and see what else is new and what I have been creating.

Doreen 

Sunday, 1 September 2019

S1909 - Random Act of Cardness CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hi & welcome to our S1909 - Random Act of Cardness CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you arrived from Doris' blog, you are on the right track. No matter how you arrived, I hope you will hop along with us to see all the great projects created using this September stamp of the month!

This month, I have created a number of cards to share! The first card I want to share with you is very simple - I used Sapphire & White Daisy cardstock, D1886 - Build-a-Plaid stamp set, S1909 - Random Act of Cardness stamp set, Julep, Sapphire & Wisteria ink pads, Julep Glitter Gems. I think I will be using the Build-a-Plaid stamp set lots!


My second card was creating using Julep & White Daisy cardstock, Every Little Thing paper pack, S1909 - Random Act of Cardness stamp set, Wisteria ink pad,Wisteria Ribbon, Julep Loose Sequins, Thin 3D Foam Tape. 

This next card was created using Julep, White Daisy & Wisteria cardstock, Every Little Thing paper, S1909 - Random Act of Cardness stamp set, Wisteria ink pad, White & Gold Twine, Julep Loose Sequins, Thin 3D Foam Tape.

This next card was created using White Daisy & Wisteria cardstock, Z3523 - Layered Leaves Thin Cuts, Lilac, Thistle, Eggplant, Wisteria & Toffee ink pads, Gold Shimmer Brush, White & Gold Twine. The colour of the leaves was achieved by sponging the purple inks onto white cardstock, then cutting leaves with Thin Cuts).

The background of this card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.I used 1/4" strips of Sangria cardstock to create the basket weave background. I added a Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut border to hide the edges of the weaving. I cut the flowers and vase from the Flower Market Cricut Collection. I added a bow made from Sapphire Crochet Thread and stamped the sentiment in Sapphire ink.

And the last card I am sharing with you today was created using Julep & White Daisy cardstock, Every Little Thin paper pack, S1909 - Random Act of Cardness stamp set, C1809 - Little Birdie stamp set, Black, Intense Black & Sapphire ink pads, Spectrum Noir Markers, Cricut Design Space with basic shapes, Thin 3D Foam tape. The fence was created in Design Space with Squares and Triangles welded, the grass was created using Julep cardstock and snipped with micro tip scissors.

The S1909 - Random Act of Cardness stamp set is only available this month - September 2019 for just $9.00 with a qualifying order, or you can purchase it for $34.00. Contact your consultant to get yours, or if you don't have a consultant, I would love to help you. You can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Maz has created. 

Come back again soon and see what is new and what I have been creating.

Doreen