Get Well Wishes from CTMH

Welcome back.

I am getting low on get well cards at Gift Hutt so I got down to work to make these lovely cards.  I am finding that I am using my Artfully Sent cartridge more and more for unique and individual cards and I particularly love the lattice sleeve cards to create backgrounds for my embellishments.

For these cards I have used all four CTMH cartridges – Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artbooking.  I love using Cricut Craftroom to put all the images together to help make it easier to cut the images out.  I have used the sleeve from page 16 of the booklet and cut them at 4″ x 5 1/2″ and I have backed the lattice with Glacier cardstock for a lovely soft combination.

The frame has been cut from the Artbooking cartridge page 47 using White Daisy cardstock at 4″.  For the first card I cut the centre out but then I had a ‘doh’ moment and used the hide/contour function to cut the full background image out for the second card.

The flowers are what I have left from previous projects.  The flowers are cut from both the Artiste cartridge – page 54 in the booklet and the Art Philosophy cartridge – page 50 of the booklet.  To see how I have made these flowers please click here.  I have coloured the centres of the flowers in Canary ink and sponged the edges in Pixie ink.

The leaves have been cut in Pear cardstock from the Artiste page 54 – I am sorry I cut these some time ago and can’t remember what size I cut them out (possibly about 1 1/2″)

I have stamped the image from Sincere Expressions (which is sadly retiring) in Outdoor Denim ink (which is also retiring).

To finish off I have used Junebug Puffies to create the look of forget me knot flowers and some white shimmer trim.

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Here is the second one with the centre that has not been cut out.  As you can see it is better without the cut.

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Here are some close ups.

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Materials used:

Cardstock- White Daisy, Pear, Glacier

Stamps – Sincere expressions

Ink – Pixie, Canary, Outdoor Denim

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Artfully Sent

Junebug Puffies

Gold Glitter Gems

White Shimmer Trim

It is that time of the year for a new Annual Inspirations book to be released with a lot of new products and to make room for these new products there are a large number of current products retiring.  Please check out my website here for a list of retiring products and get in quick before they disappear.  There is also more products on the ‘while supplies last’ button.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Some More Elegance from CTMH

Welcome back.

It is a very short post tonight following on my last post on white on white cards.  I really like the simplicity of white on white for sympathy cards and here I have combined embossing with rolled roses from the  Artiste cartridge and leaves from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I love using the frames from the Artfully Sent cartridge and here I have used the Silver embossing powder for extra elegance.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy

Stamp set – Sincere Expressions, Curlicue Frames (Artfully Sent Cricut Collection)

Ink – Versamark

Ranger Silver Embossing Powder

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Artiste, Art Philosophy

Embossing Folders – Damask, Spots

Clear Sparkles

White Shimmer Trim

These cards have been teamed with the box envelope that I designed here and are now for sale at Gift Hutt.

These cards are very quick and easy to make and would suit a wedding card as well with an appropriate sentiment.

These products are available from my website here – and don’t forget to check out the new items that are now on special in the While Supplies last button as well as all the products that will be retiring at the end of August.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTMH Elegance

Welcome back

I have had a chance to make a couple of cards today and just managed to get the photos done just before the sun went.  We have just had the shortest day of the year but it is going to be a few months before we get more sunlight hours.

I have been inspired by a blogger in England who does the most beautiful cards using white on white cardstock and lots of different dies for layering.  I have made two cards and here they are:

CTMH Embossing Folders and August SOTM Framed

 

First up this card was very quick and easy to do once I had the flowers made.  I have used the same technique that I used in a previous post here to make the flowers but this time I sponged the the centres with Canary ink and the edges with Pixie ink to make a different colour.  The flowers have been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge  pages 50.  The photo below features the flowers from the Artiste cartridge page 54.

CTMH Flowers ready to place onto the card

 

I used two different embossing folders – Damask and Stripes on a piece of White Daisy cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ to layer onto the base card.  I cut the leaves from Pear cardstock at 1″ using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then I using a sharp embossing edge to create the lines and placed them under the flower.  To finish off I added the beautiful stamp from the upcoming August SOTM set

 

Here is the second card:

CTMH Sympathy Card

I have used the Artfully Sent cartridge to cut the card base at 7″ x 5″ from page 39 and then used CCR to resize the same shape to fit into it.

CTMH Artfully Sent card

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I placed a piece of White Daisy cardstock to layer underneath the front fold and put the shape on top.

I must admit to using some dies that I have had for some time as I wanted very fine leaves underneath the larger flowers.

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I have stamped the sentiment from the Happy to Be Friends stamp set onto the shape before adhering it to the card.  I then played around with the placement of the die cuts.

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Here are the leaves that I have prepared for the flowers.  I like the pop of colour of the flowers and leaves over the white on white base card.

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Here is a close up of the flowers with some glitter gems in the middle of the flowers.

CTMH Flowers

I apologise for the watermark.  I am still working out how to use Lightroom.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Pear

Stamps – Framed, Happy to Be Friends

Inks – Black, Pixie, Canary

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy, Artiste

Glitter Gems

Dies (non-CTMH) Marianne Creatables – LR0206, LR0107, LR0151

I hope that enjoy my creations and as usual these will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

It is not long now before the new Annual Inspirations catalogue arrives and there are a lot of products that are retiring to make way for more fabulous products so pop on over to my website here to see what is retiring and also what is new on the while supplies last list.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

More Christmas ideas from CTMH

Welcome

This is my last post for the year featuring Christmas craft ideas seeing as it is Christmas Day on Thursday.

I have been inspired by Joy Tracey to make my version of her Artiste ornament.  For the instructions please click here for a link to her blog and the video that she has made to show how this is done.  My version has used Glacier and White Daisy cardstock and I have finished off with a silver sequin and a licorice epoxy bubble.  I bought the silver sparkle tulle from the local variety plus store to complete the ornament.
20141217_105840I have also made some more simple gift tags this time using the Art Philosophy cartridge to make boot shapes. The boots have been cut out with Ruby cardstock and the trims in White Daisy and Black cardstock.  It is hard to see on this photo but I have also put a piece of the white shimmer trim on the boot top for a bit of sparkle.2014-12-14 18.12.12

I also cut some White Daisy cardstock to back the boot so as to be able to write to and from on it.  I have used the stamps from the Holiday Tags stamp set and stamped the images in Ruby ink.

2014-12-14 18.12.25A hole and some slate bakers twine finished off these very quick and easy tags.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White daisy, Glacier, Ruby, Black

Inks – Ruby

Stamps – Holiday Tags

Cricut Cartridges – Art Philosophy, Artiste

Ribbon (NLA)

1 1/4 punch (available while supplies last)

Silver sequin

Licorice epoxy bubbles (NLA)

Slate bakers twine

Liquid glass

White Shimmer trim

These tags and other crafts that I make are available for sale at Gift Hutt in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and  may Santa bring you more craft supplies to keep you busy in the New Year!

Happy Crafting

Patricia