Just a quick post today showcasing a new stamp set, Safari Ballet from CTMH that works so well with the new Kaleidoscope Reflections Paper Range. I love the bubble gum colours of these papers and they are perfect for little girls (and boys) cards and layouts.
These cards are just perfect for little girls and the colours of the papers match perfectly with the colours I have used to colour in the images. I used the Memento ink pad to stamp the images before colouring in with ShinHan Touch Twin markers. This ink pad is now available for sale through CTMH which is great as it doesn’t bleed the same. I was able to colour in quite quickly after stamping which is great as I don’t have a lot of time to make cards.
I am really enjoying the new products from the new Annual Inspirations book that was released at the beginning of the month. The new paper ranges are fabulous but I think my favourite has to be the new Georgie range. It must be one of the most beautiful baby papers ever and the colours are perfect for boy or girl projects being gender neutral. And the stamp sets to match are gorgeous as well and I will be using them for a long time – particularly the WOTG stamp set featured here.
I sell a lot of cards (particularly baby cards) though Gift Hutt and it is so nice to have cards that are gender neutral as it seems to be the fashion not to know the sex of the baby before it is born now. I have had a lot of fun with the stamp set, papers and coordinating embellishments from the WOTG to make these cards.
This is a quick post today featuring a card that I made for my sister-in-law,s birthday. This is totally different to what I normally make but it is good to stretch and challenge myself sometimes. I have based this card on pattern 25 from the Make it From Your Heart Vol. 1 how to book. There is no stamping on this card at all – the sentiment, scallop edge and champagne glasses have been cut from the new Artistry Cricut cartridge. I have used a small strip of paper from the new White Pines paper range as those colours and pattern was perfect for Lissa. The champagne in the glasses have been cut from the Sangria papers while I added some sparkle and bubbles with the new Fundamentals Assortments – Glacier.
Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring one of the new paper ranges from the Annual Inspirations book which came out on the 1st September- Nevermore. If you have arrived here from Lauren’s Blog, CTMH Craftings, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
I really wasn’t sure about this paper range as it is more for Halloween projects and we do not really celebrate Halloween in New Zealand. However, when I saw this gorgeous gothic looking paper I immediately thought French. My daughter had an amazing holiday in Europe a couple of years ago and took some fabulous photos of the Eiffel Tower and I thought straight away of using this paper to do a layout for them. However, I have not been able to get the papers in time to do the layout so I practiced with the smaller sample size of the paper to make a card (please come back to see the layout with the photos of the Eiffel Tower).
For the inside I have cut a piece of Colonial White cardstock 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and stamped the Eiffel Tower from the Armour stamp set (NLA) on the left side. The edges have been sponged with Whisper ink and I drew the line around the edge freehand with the Marvy Uchida Le Pen to follow through with the French theme.
The gorgeous Nevermore paper is now available from the new Annual Inspirations catalogue and will be for the next year from your CTMH consultant here. I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Vandra’s blog, Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Blog to see what wonderful creations she has made.
Today is Father’s Day and I have made a few cards out of the new papers that have just been released at the start of this month in the new Annual Inspirations book. There are some amazing papers and some really grungy papers for great masculine cards and layouts. Here I have used a combination of papers and some new colours from the new book along with some steam punk cogs to make some very different cards. I have used the new Sapphire colour to add a pop of colour to these grungy cards.
Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Meryl’s blog – Mez’s Craft Room then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
Today I would like to share with you some artwork which features September Stamp of the Month Paper Garden available exclusively throughout September for $33 or for just $10 when you spend $75.
This stamp set is so beautiful and as soon as I received it I was playing with it. I have used different techniques to show you how versatile this stamp set is.
This card has been sponged using the Texture tools on the while supplies last list. I have used Sweet Leaf and Canary inks with a touch of Flaxen ink. I love the effect of this and I then stamped the netting using a second generation inking with Slate ink and then using Cocoa ink I stamped the flower image for a silhouette effect.
I thought I would try something completely different and do a clean and simple card with this card. I have used Slate and Black inks for the stamping. The jury is still out on this and I would be interested in what you think of it. The sentiment is from the Happy to Be Friends stamp set.