Welcome to my new followers and I hope that you enjoy reading my weekly blog showcasing the wonderful CTMH products.
I have realised that I have missed a couple of milestones. One is that my post on the pennant frames made the top 10 for the Heart 2 Heart Challenges in May. I was thrilled to see my name and image on the honour board and when my life settles a little I will try and enter more challenges.
The other milestone I missed was that I have now written over 200 blog posts. I have now been blogging nearly two years and while sometimes it can be a chore it is also challenging me to do different and interesting every week to help inspire others to be more creative.
Today I will show cards that I have made for a craft fair I went to last weekend. I wanted to show the range of papers available and I heard some lovely comments about how beautiful my cards were.
(I do apologise for the quality of the photos but it was getting dark when I took these photos).
This card has been made using the Jubilee paper and the SOTM set which was featured in last weeks blog hop – ‘Karboom’. As I said last week these papers and stamps were meant to be together and this card would be great for a masculine card. I have finished off with a dimensional star which has been distressed with Cashmere ink and then I have topped off with a blue epoxy bubble. Finally the blue epoxy bubbles help to anchor the ‘celebrate’ sentiment onto the card.
This card is another masculine card using the Timberline papers and these papers work so well together with the Bamboo cardstock that has been embossed with the stripe embossing folder from CTMH. I love using the Perfect Fit – Frames 2 and the Holiday Tags stamp sets and here I have used foam tape to raise the Happy Father’s Day image on the frame.
I love the simplicity of this card and I have used the paper and colours from the Balloon Ride papers. This card is a sneak peak of what I have been up to with the Balloon Ride papers for another blog hop at the beginning of next month. Again I have used the stripe embossing folder to emboss the centre panel and have done a variation of my favourite card pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 for a change. I have used Frame Flair stamps and the Happy Birthday is from the Cursive Birthday stamp set.
This Skylark card was easy to do as I used the beautiful papers to their full effect. I have used the corner of one of the B&Ts which already had a lovely pattern with ribbons and stamping. I have added a couple of extra pennant ribbons with one one made from the other side of this paper and a piece of teal shimmer trim. The aqua dots work so well with Skylark as well. I have stamped the corner with the corner stamp from the Believe in Yourself stamp set with Lagoon ink. I then stamped the Believe in Yourself sentiment from the same stamp set onto White Daisy cardstock which has been matted with Lagoon cardstock. I have then finished off with a teal resin flower from the Skylark assortments.
This card has been made using the Ivy Lane papers and this time I have done the pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 book and used the zip strip for the band. I love the Frame Flair stamp set as the stamps are so versatile for different uses. Here I have layered the image with a circle cut out from Pear cardstock and then layered it with a circle from the Perfect-Fit Birthday stamp set and then I have cut the flower from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The flower has made by cutting three different sizes and then I have sponged the edges with Hollyhock ink and finished off with a flower from the Ivy Lane assortments.
I think this is my favourite paper pack out of all the new seasons papers. The Ariana papers have a very vintage feel and look great distressed with Cashmere ink. This is what I have done here with the papers, sentiment and the butterfly. The butterfly has been cut using the Artbooking cartridge and I have layered the patterned lower image with the Ariana Coral cardstock (which is only available with this paper pack) and finished off with the sparkles from the Sparkle – Flourishes set.
Finally here is the Lollydoodle papers. I love pink and it is so easy to make cards with this paper packet. Here I have used the Charming Chevrons stamp set and stamped the images using Cotton Candy ink and then trimmed the chevrons out with scissors and then I have finished them with the coordinating sparkle shapes. I have used the Frame Flair stamp and then layered the smaller image from the Cricut Art Philosophy Tags stamp set. This stamp is great as you can chose who you give this card too. I have used a Flamingo dot to the top of the tag. I love combining different patterns and shapes and stretching the rules with patterns and shapes.
I can’t believe how quickly time is flying and in less than 2 months CTMH will be releasing their new Idea Book. Most of these papers and patterns will no longer be available so if you would like to purchase some you will need to be in quick. Click on any of the highlighted links to go straight to my website where you can browse through all the products that are available. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I have just realised that I have balanced the cards with a good mix of masculine and feminine cards which is really pleasing. I hope that you have enjoyed these and I will now have to put my creative cap on for next week’s blog.