Wednesday, 20 May 2020

CTMH Australasian Blue Skies National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Blue Skies National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop. If you arrived from Shaunna's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived by chance, then I am glad you popped in and hope you will continue to hop around to see what the other girls have created!

I have had lots of fun creating with this collection - these are only a few of those projects, but I hope you will be inspired!  

For this first layout, I used the 'Easy Inspiration' pattern from the Cherish pattern book (also available from you consultant as a FREE Download - adapted to suit my photos, with  White Daisy cardstock, Blue Skies paper with stickers and Blue Skies coordinating cardstock, Gold Shimmer Trim, Thin 3D Foam Tape for dimension. It is the perfect paper collection for the photos of my trip to the US last year for the CTMH convention!

This next layout was created using White Daisy cardstock, Blue Skies paper and  Blue Skies coordinating cardstock, Z3722 - Here & There stamp & thin cuts, Z3715 - Aurora Cardmaking Workshop stamp & thin cuts, Black, Candy Apple, Green Apple, Lagoon, Lemonade & Sapphire ink pads. The border across the top of this layout was inspired by a technique shared by fellow consultant Shaunna Richards, using strips of paper adhered to a background piece at an angle, then cut to size. It is a great way of using up those left over pieces from a paper pack. 

For this layout, I have used paper from a couple of different packs - Blue Skies and the NEW Stitched Together pack along with White Daisy & Candy Apple cardstock. The Pinwheel was cut using the Pinwheel Thin Cut that is a part of the Blue Skies collection. The smaller pinwheels were cut on the cricut.  The little stamped banners come from CC5202 - Beautiful Day Stamp & Thin Cuts set that is also a part of the Blue Skies collection. 

All of my cards feature paper from the Blue Skies paper pack and the first and last ones also have some of the Blue Skies cardstock which has been treated on one side to give a shiny pattern. 
For the first & second cards, I used the Pinwheel Thin Cuts and the sentiment is from one of my favourite stamp sets - D1283 - Say it in Style.

For this card, I used one of the Thin Cuts shapes from the Aurora Scrapbooking Stamp & Thin Cuts set - Z3711 to cut the diamonds. Then I placed them on a Candy Apple piece of cardstock, leaving a small gap between each one. I added a Cricut cut flower from my collection with some Silver Glitter Gems and Silver Shimmer Trim. The sentiment is from the May Stamp of the Month - S2005 - Time To Celebrate. 

This final card was created using some of the left over strips of scraps from my page layout above. I used Candy Apple cardstock and some of the Candy Apple cardstock from the Blue Skies collection. The sentiment from C1835 - Sentiments & Stitches was stamped on a circle cut using the Stitched Circle Thin Cuts. I finished off the card with some Sapphire Crochet Thread.

The Blue Skies collection is available till the end of June WSL, but there are some great deals if you buy it in May. Ask your consultant for all the details, or if you are in Australia and don't have a consultant your can get the details from my website here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop to see what Doris has created using the Blue Skies Collection. 

And don't forget to check out our current specials available!

The first one is the 'Love for Mother' special! Create personalized, hand-made artwork to show Mum just how much she means to you using these three exclusive stamp sets. Save 20% when you purchase the Love for Mother Stamp Bundle that contains all three sets! Find all the details on my website!

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely changed a lot about our daily lives, and we know that crafters everywhere want to be able to account for and respond to those changes in our crafting! That’s why we’ve designed the My Acrylix®  stamp sets and some FREE SVG files to go with it. Use these items to preserve memories, make thoughtful cards, and incorporate current events into whatever craft projects you are working on. You can find all the info and the FREE SVG Files on my  website here (or contact your consultant). 

Celebrate the man who means the most in your life with the exclusive stamp sets available through the Legendary Father’s Day special. Save 20% when you purchase the Legendary Father’s Day Stamp Bundle that contains both sets! You can find all the details on my website here!

Thank you again for hopping by. Please don't forget to leave a comment before you continue on to see what Doris has created using the Blue Skies collection!

Stay safe and well and Happy Crafting!



Kylie McLoughlin said...

I love your card using the scraps!!!!!

Lauren said...

All such cute projects! Especially those beautiful pinwheel cards.

Rachel Stribling - Creative Workshops SA said...

So much fun!!

Rachel Stribling - Creative Workshops SA said...

So much fun!!

Shaunna Richards said...

Lots of lovely ides in these projects Doreen

Doris Taylor said...

Wow, lots of great ideas

Kimberley - Kimmy Adds Sparkle said...

I've just found your blog, thanks for sharing and I'll be sure to keep checking this out.