Yes this is another post but I had a very productive weekend making cards. I am getting a little low in baby cards at Gift Hutt – particularly in the gender neutral colours. Georgie papers from CTMH are just perfect for this brief. I made 7 cards using the Georgie papers and complements and they were very quick to put together. Here they are:
Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Glacier, Slate, Whisper, AC Yellow
Paper – CTMH Georgie
Complements – CTMH Georgie
Stamps – B is for Baby
Inks – Slate
Dies – Scrap n Diez Mobile, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Decorative Labels Eight, Elegant Ovals, Die-Namics Stitched Squaresgift
I should really be finishing off my last minute Christmas cards but I have just received some new goodies from Heartfelt Creations so I just had to have a play. I am still waiting for some more products to arrive so hopefully I will be able to play over the Christmas and New Year break.
These cards feature the Le Vie En Rose papers and cardstock from CTMH. I love the new Eyelet Oval dies from Heartfelt Creations and here are the first two cards I have made using it. There are three dies in this set which makes up to six different cuts which makes it very versatile.
First up I have cut the oval with the lacy edge out of Pomegranate cardstock. I then cut the beautiful floral paper out of the inner oval and adhered it to the Pomegranate die cut. I used the damask embossing folder on the Black cardstock, but unfortunately, I did not go with the grain and the finish was not so good so I just sanded the rest of the cardstock and it gives a distressed look which highlights the Pomegranate die cut very well. I have then matted the Black cardstock with more Pomegranate cardstock. I finished with a flower that I made using this technique here with some lace and an organza ribbon from my stash.
This second card features Black cardstock cut out using the lacy eyelet die and this time I have cut out the centre of this and placed the cut over the oval floral paper to create the look of a frame. I think that the white core of the cardstock was not so successful and I may look at using another brand next time. I have used the black and white quatrefoil design paper for the background and matted it on Black cardstock. I then used some complements from the Le Vie En Rose collection to add some dimension and finished off with an organza bow from my stash.
My final card features the Raindrops and Roses die. I have used Pomegranate and Black cardstock for the back ground and then cut the circular die in half and place on either side of the black and white striped paper matted on the Black cardstock. I found some black and white ribbon from my stash which went perfectly with the colour scheme. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from CTMH Cursive Birthday and the die cut is a Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Frame One. It looks quite dramatic with the colours and shapes.
Cardstock – CTMH Black, White Daisy, Pomegranate
Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose
CTMH Le Vie En Rose Complements
Stamp – CTMH Cursive Birthday
Ink – CTMH Black, Pixie, Canary
Dies – Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval, Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses, Spellbinders D-Lites – Frame One
This week I will be featuring some cards that I have made from some beautiful paper that my daughter had given me for Christmas. I only had an A4 sheet of paper and I have managed to get these three cards with enough paper for at least one or two more cards. This paper was a lovely subtle blue/grey and had a white embossed damask pattern on it.
First up is a screen card. I sat looking at it for a couple of weeks as I was not sure what else to put on it.
Here is a close up of the lovely cameo from the Sweet Moments stamp set (CTMH). I have cut the scallop oval from the Spellbinders Beaded Oval die and the gorgeous cameo came from a CTMH stamp set and I have embossed it with Ranger silver embossing powder.
I decided to just put a small necklace of CTMH bitty sparkles to just add a little bling. What do you think?
I have used some lovely white glitter paper on the background and then used the Spellbinders Lacey Squares dies to layer with the beautiful paper. It is really hard to show the lovely colours in a photograph. The butterfly and the sparkle flourish fitted in really well with the size of the square.
Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 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.
Today I would like to share with you this card which features December Stamp of the Month Candlelight Garden available exclusively throughout December for $33 or for just $10 when you spend $75.
This card came together very quickly. I had die cut the oval and then stamped the flower bouquet image onto it. The image was a little too big for the oval so I just bent the end of the stamp over the edge of the acrylic block and it worked out well. I used the CTMH blender pen to pick up colour from ink pads to colour the image in for something a little different from watercolouring. ( I don’t have an archival ink pad which doesn’t bleed as much with watercolours) I was able to get a soft colour with good depth for dimension. I used the last of my colour blending ribbon to make a bow and the Glacier bow from the Paper Fundamentals assortment finished of the card nicely.
Candlelight Garden is only available until 31 December from your CTMH consultant. I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Wendy’s Blog – Expressions of the Heart.
This is my final blog hop for the Australasian CTMH blog hops. I have really enjoyed sharing my artwork with you and hope that you have been inspired to create your own artwork. I would like to wish all the CTMH consultants that have gone hopping with me all the best in their CTMH careers. It has been a pleasure working with you and I have been inspired by all your artwork as well.
It has been a very difficult couple of weeks with all the terrorist attacks in Paris, Mali, Egypt and other areas. My thoughts go out to all those that have been affected by the terrorist attack and I hope these photos on this layout reminds people of the beauty in the world.
It was very poignant for me as I had just been going over photos that my daughter had taken when she went on a trip to Europe a couple of years ago. I did a card a few weeks ago featuring a French themed Nevermore card to practice for making this layout. My daughter has taken some amazing photos of Paris and the Eiffel Tower and Paris at night and they deserved to be showcased. The chandelier and flourish under the Eiffel Tower was cut from the Artiste cartridge and the Artbooking cartridge respectively, and then I stamped them with versamark ink and heat embossed with silver Ranger embossing powder. The chandelier was finished with some clear sparkles. I used Cricut Craftroom to size the Eiffel Tower to fit onto the layout and the flourish square is cut from the Artiste cartridge (page 60) with the centre kept for the frame. I didn’t have enough photos for the 5th square so I cut a bird cage from a Couture Creations die to complete the French theme. I am happy with this and got some more Paris photos to scrap at some stage.
Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring the White Pines paper collection. If you have arrived here from Leah’s blog Leah Cameron’s Corner 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 cards I have made with these lovely papers. available until the 31st December through the Seasonal Expressions book. There is so much versatility with these papers with a wide variety of colours and patterns. I love the WOTG stamp set and featured this in my cards.
This card base has been made using the Artfully Sent cartridge and the embellishments are from the Artistry cartridge.
My new favourite embossing folder is the Confetti folder and here I have layered Fern and Ruby onto the embossed cardstock – it is a little difficult to pick it up in the photo.
This colour paper is very Christmassy and I have used the new red enamel dots for the holly berries.
Another Artfully Sent card this time using the Glacier colours for a more muted colour scheme using Fern and Glacier and the trees from the WOTG scrapbooking kit.
Finally I have made some card voucher holder cards. I cut the base card out of Glacier cardstock and I have decorated the front with the lovely blue paper and the matching Christmas trees from the WOTG kit.
Here is the inside of the card. I have cut the card holder using the Artiste cartridge at 4″ from the blue paper and adhered it to the middle of the card. I then cut the Colonial White cardstock and decorated them with stamps from the Holiday Cheer stamp set. I don’t normally decorate inside the cards but I had to do so here in order to have somewhere to write a greeting in it.
Here is another card that I have done using the same technique. This time I have used another companies die to cut the shape on the front and then decorated with the stamps from the Holiday Cheer stamp set.
I cut another shape out of the Colonial White cardstock and cut it in half to place on either side of the card holder. The white shimmer trim made a lovely accent to the card.
The White Pines papers and embellishments are only available until 31st December. from your CTMH consultant. I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Vandra’s blog Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom.
Cardstock – Glacier, White Daisy, Ruby, Fern
Paper – White Pines
Stamps – White Pines WOTG, Holiday Cheer
Inks – Fern, Glacier
Cricut cartridge – Artistry, Artiste, Artfully Sent
This week I have finally got into the Christmas mode getting products ready for Gift Hutt. I have got the Cricut chirping and I am happy with the results with these cards and tags. I have used both the Artistry and Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge to make these very cute little Santas and Teddy Santas to place on the cards and tags.
I have cut the tags from Glacier cardstock using the Art Philosophy cartridge at 3″ a and the To and From stamp is from the Scandinavian Wishes Stamp set (a retired SOTM). I finished off with some Ruby washi tape. I am not a big user of washi tape but I do like to use it to fill in gaps like what I have done here.
This cute little Santa is from the Artistry cartridge was very easy to do. He has been done at 2.5″ and I have coloured the base card (Colonial White) with a very pale pink copic pen which helped to have the white beard stand out more.
Then I made some cards with the Santas and the White Pines papers.
I wasn’t really sure about this brown paper but it does make a nice background to help pop the embellishments. The paper pack comes with Chocolate cardstock, but I used Desert Sand instead as it coordinated better with the Santa bear.
Cricut cartridges – Artristry, Create A Critter 2, Art Philosophy
Ink – Black
Washi Tape – Ruby
Stamp set – Scandinavian Wishes (NLA)
Bakers Twine – Outdoor Denim
Copic pen – R81 Rose Pink
Cadstock – Desert Sand, Colonial White, White Daisy, Ruby, Slate, Black
Paper – White Pines
Stamps – Framed (NLA), Holiday Cheer
Ink – Ruby
Cricut Cartridges – Artistry, Create A Critter 2
Embossing Folder – Confetti Wishes
Spellbinders die- Lacy Squares Nestabilities 5
I have had a couple of difficult weeks and have had to make the decision to resign as a Close to My Heart consultant. I love the products but life has thrown me a curve ball and I have had to go with it. I will still use CTMH products (I have quite a stash now!) and will continue with this blog as I enjoy the design process. I will try and participate in another couple of blog hops and will still be part of a Facebook group showcasing my artwork. I have been very humbled with the lovely comments and support from the other CTMH consultants across Australasia, Canada the the United States – so a huge thank you to everyone.
I will now focus on my shop Gift Hutt and make products for sale there.
I hope you all have a good week and Happy Crafting
Just a very quick post today featuring the lovely Georgie papers. I love love love these papers and the WOTG stamp set is adorable and here is a layout that I have done featuring this set. I am very happy how it turned out. I am about to order some photos of my daughter to put on this layout to make it complete.
The pattern for this layout is from the Magic book how to book.
I have had a very challenging week and have had to make a very difficult decision. I still have to work through some things and I hope to have more information next weekend.
In the meantime I took some pet related products to a Pet Exp in Upper Hutt yesterday so I managed to squeeze some time to make some pet related cards using the two pet stamp sets which are so cute – Love My Cat and Love My Dog from CTMH. Plus I have also used some Artistry cat and dog cuts and some very cute animals from the Creata Critter 1 Cricut cartridge. I have also used a combination of different papers to make a mix of feminine and masculine cards.
These two cards have been made using the Kaleidoscope papers and are very feminine. The scallop is from a Spellbinders beaded oval die and framed the very sweet poodle nicely.
Some cards using Zoe.
This is a little 2″ x 2″ card and is so cute.
I love the pink and grey combination of this card to make a very feminine card.
A very masculine card with a strip of black glitter paper.
This card features Sangria papers.
Another very masculine card with Urban papers.
A very simple card using Nevermore papers and a trim from the black shimmer paper trimmed with the scallop edge punch.
Love the black and white elegance using the dotted paper from Le Vie En rose papers.
A card using Zoe papers.
Finally a very cute little 2″ x 2″ card featuring an owl.
It was a great day at the Expo and I saw a wide range of dogs and other animals including seeing my first blue tongue lizard up close.
And this very cute chihuahua dressed up as Dracula for Halloween.
Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian blog hop featuring the beautiful Sangria papers. If you have arrived here from Maz’s blog, Inky Fingers then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in following the link at the end of this post.
Today I have some more cards featuring this gorgeous papers. I have had some requests for Bon Voyage cards so used these papers and the lovely Here We Go stamp set to create a couple of cards. I love that there are some many colours we can use with this paper range.
And here is a another card that shows the versatility of the papers. The colours are just gorgeous and the photos do not really do it justice. The new Victorian Gratitude stamp is just lovely and gives the card the finishing touch. I love this bow from the Artiste cartridge.
The Sangria range of products are available now from the Annual Catalague until July next year from your CTMH consultant (me) here. I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Simone Morton’s blog, Scrappy Matters.