Happy New Year
I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe 2014.
Unfortunately, life did get in the way for me and I was unable to participate in the Australasian Blog Hop on the 1st January. But please click on this link to see what my fellow CTMH Consultants downunder have been doing. However, I did manage to get my stamp set early and here is what would have been my entry.
This month the stamp set is Cross Stitch Wishes (S1401). This is a great stamp set for all those crafters out there. Over the years I have done a lot of different crafts including sewing, cross stitch and quilting (more cross stitching then quilting – see my only effort at quilting a bag under my Crafty Creations page) and this stamp set suits me to a tee. This set is also great for scrapbooking all your photos of your crafts as well.
For my card I have used the ‘sunburst’ technique for the background. I have got the instructions from a fellow CTMH Consultant, Patti Gaspari Ehrhardt, but there are numerous instructions on YouTube that can show you how. It is very simple and a great way of using up scraps. I have also used another stamp set Stitch Wonder (C1564) which goes so well with this SOTM set. When I was doing a lot of digital scrapbooking I loved using a stitch kit to finish off my layouts. I also used this in my last post on a layout using White Daisy pigment ink to look like I had stitched the cardstock down.
I have also used the Cricut cartridge – Artiste to cut out the buttons and cotton reel. I have used a combination of sponging and my alcohol markers to colour in the thread on the reel. The buttons have had liquid glass applied for a three dimensional effect. These cartridges are amazing and the Artbooking cartridge is on my must get list for this month.
Here is my card:
As usual with the Stamp of the Month set it is available for just $5 for any purchase over $75 saving $24.
Plus January is National Papercrafting month and there is another special offer for this month.
You can get an exclusive Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for $20 (retail value $74 NZD) with a qualifying purchase of $55 or more (excluding tax and shipping) during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month. Make 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) with funky messages to put any recipient on cloud nine! You can add one cardmaking kit for every $55 in your order*.
This is a gorgeous set, the colours are fantastic and they are so easy to put together. They would be great to give as a gift for a friend as well.
If you buy both sets at the special price you can save a total of $78.
Whew that is a lot for this week. I hope everyone has a great week and I will catch up with you next week.