Animals Galore

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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.

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Some cards using Zoe.

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This is a little 2″ x 2″ card and is so cute.

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I love the pink and grey combination of this card to make a very feminine card.

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A very masculine card with a strip of black glitter paper.

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This card features Sangria papers.

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Another very masculine card with Urban papers.

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A very simple card using Nevermore papers and a trim from the black shimmer paper trimmed with the scallop edge punch.

 

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Love the black and white elegance using the dotted paper from Le Vie En rose papers.

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A card using Zoe papers.

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Finally a very cute little 2″ x 2″ card featuring an owl.

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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.

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And this very cute chihuahua dressed up as Dracula for Halloween.

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Cardstock – Slate, Pixie, Cotton Candy, Chocolate, Cocoa, Black, White Daisy, Desert Sand, Champagne, Glacier, Lagoon, Sorbet

Paper – Zoe, Nevermore, Kaleidoscope. Black Glitter Paper, Sangria

Stamps – Love My Dog, Love My Cat

Inks – Cotton Candy, Cocoa, Chocolate, Slate, Black, Pear, Thistle, Canary

Cricut Cartridges – Artistry, Creata Critter 1

Spellbinders Dies – Beaded Oval

Embossing folder – Dots

Stuck on You Puffies

Scallop punch

These cards will be for sale at Gift Hutt.

I hope you have a good week.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Artistry from CTMH

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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.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – New England Ivy, Colonial White, Glacier

Papers – White Pines, Sangria

Ink – Champagne

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry

Fundamentals assortments – Glacier

Glacier extra thick twine.

As usual all the materials used here are available on my website here.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Catching up with some UFOs.

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This week I have been carded out as well as still waiting for my order to arrive so I thought I would look at some UFOs – Un Finished Objects.  A couple of months ago I bought the gorgeous A Taste of Summer paper pack that was part of the National Scrapbooking month as well as the coordinating stamp set.  I found some photos from when my children were young and the colours matched the papers very well and started to do the layouts and then got side tracked.  So today I got them out and finished them.  I did 4 layouts today but ran out of sunlight to take photos of them all, but I was very pleased to be able to put them in my album.   I have used the Reflections How To Book for my inspiration.

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I have cut all the titles out from the Artbooking Cricut cartidge and all the fruit has been stamped and fussy cut out.

 

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I have used the Charming Chevrons stamp set and added a bit of sparkle with the coordinating sparkles chevron shapes which is no longer available.  The title has been cut from both Sunset cardstock and White Daisy cardstock to help it stand out from the background paper.

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The camera has been cut using the new Artistry cartridge in Slate and Hollyhock cardstock.  I have also used the new Artistry cartridge to cut the Smile and Enjoy sentiments.  These cuts are quite different in that the cuts are designed to go inside the frames so I have cut out the inners with White Daisy cardstock and stamped the frame image on the pink patterned paper and then fussy cut them out.  My daughter was wearing a dress that I had made using strawberry covered fabric which tied in really well with the papers.

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Here is a close up of the tags and I have used the Marvy Uchida Le Pen journaling pen to create a sewing line for the pocket.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Kraft, New England Ivy, Hollyhock, Sunset, Slate

Paper – A Taste of Summer

Stamps- A Taste of Summer, Perfect Picture Cricut Collection (Artistry), Tagged with Love, Year>>Noted, Charming Chevron, Sweet and Love Cricut Cartridge (Artbooking)

Inks – Sunset, Ruby, Cranberry, Topiary, New England Ivy, Goldrush, Glacier

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry, Art Philosophy, Artbooking

Sparkles Chevron Shapes – NLA

Stuck on You Puffies

Topiary chevron ribbon.

Marvy Uchida Le Pen

Bling Gems Gold Assortment

I hope you have enjoyed something different from me this week.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

CTMH Australasian Zoe Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH Australasian Blog Hop featuring the beautiful Zoe Reflections range of papers and embellishments. 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 by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a project that I have made using the new Zoe paper range.  This is gorgeous paper that is so perfect for scrapbooking but I wanted to do something different with it so I have made a calendar book to put in all the birthdays throughout the year so you will never forget a birthday again.  I first made one of these many years ago when I started some classes and they are simple to do even if you have no Cricut machine.

To start I cut 14 sheets of cardstock at 8 1/4″ x 11 1/2″.  I have used Slate, Whisper, Glacier, Sorbet and Canary cardstock to match the papers on the papers.  For the front I have used the sorbet coloured papers from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack.  I then scored down the centre of the longer side at 5 3/4″ and folded it in half.  I then used my trimmer to cut down the centre for 3″.  I then used my CTMH Versamat and lined up to cut diagonally from the bottom of the cut to 3″ on the side.

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I then had some fun decorating with the Zoe papers.  Once I had done that I then used double sided tape at the bottom of the page to create a pocket to stop papers and cards falling through the bottom.

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Here are the pages ready for binding.

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I went to my local copy place and got the booklet spiral bound as I don’t have my own binder.  The binding makes it much stronger than if I had just used some rings.

I then finished embellishing the pages.  For the left sides of the pages I have cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock and stamped the lines with the lines stamp from the Year >>Noted stamp set which is no longer available.  I didn’t have the time to stamp the months at the top so I trimmed the words from the zip strip and adhered them to the top.  I used my new Artistry cartridge to cut the flowers (3 1/2″) out of Sorbet cardstock for the page and also for the front page from page 12 .  I also cut the other flowers (1″) from the same page for creating some continuity throughout the book.

I also made some coordinating cards to go into each pocket and used this month’s SOTM set Framed for the sentiments and this time I cut the shapes out with the Artistry cartridge.  I have tried to do a mix of feminine and masculine cards.

Here are the finished pages:

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And here is the front of the book:

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There is now no excuse to forget a birthday!  This book would be great to keep special mementos as well as cards for birthdays throughout the year and would make a fantastic gift to give someone.

The Zoe papers are available now for you to purchase and is available 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 Craftroom.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Canary, Glacier, Sorbet, White Daisy

Papers – Zoe, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Stamps – Framed, Year>>Noted (NLA)

Inks – Glacier, Sorbet, Slate

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry

Silver Sequins

Geometric Slate washi tape

Punch – Scallop

Have a great week and Happy Crafting

Patricia