Loving SVGcuts

Welcome back

I just have a very quick post today as I am moving house this week and haven’t had much of a chance to do any crafting.  I have another box card that I have made using a SVG cut from svgcuts.com.  I have already sold one of my box cards from last week so I got the Cricut Explore out to make this lovely box card that is perfect for Mothers Day or birthdays.

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I was very happy how it came together.

Materials used (all CTMH):

Cardstock – Pear, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, Canary, White Daisy

Paper – Brushed

Inks – Pixie, Canary, Black

Stamp – Heartfelt Sympathy – NLA

Gold bling gems

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

CTMH Australasian SOTM Blog Hop – Cutie Pie

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Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations,  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.

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Today I would like to share with you a scrapbook layout and of course some cards which features the December SOTM Cutie Pie  which is available exclusively throughout December for $33 or for just $5 when you spend $75.

I was really looking forward to getting this stamp set as I had the perfect photos to do a scrapbook layout with them.  I have some photos from when my family went to the Sweet Pea cafe for a High Tea and was waiting for the opportunity for scrap them.  I have ordered my photos from Studio J while they were on special last month at just $5 per layout.  I was able to order a mix of sizes and then sorted out my layout to match the photo sizes.  Studio J doesn’t just do scrapbook layouts – you can also do photos and you can get them in lots of different sizes from 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 3 x 4, 4 x 4, 6 x 4 , 5 x 7 and larger photos in a 12 x 12 page and just cut them up when you get them for your layouts.

 

For this layout I have used the pattern 10 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 2.  I love the How To books from CTMH as they make it so easy to get stunning layouts without too much effort.   After all why invent the wheel again.

CTMH SOTM Dec 2014 Cutie Pie layout

 

I have used the Brushed paper pack and I am getting low on supplies now so had to do a little juggling but I am happy with the finish.  I have gone with Juniper and Pear accents to cut down on the pinkiness of the overall layout.

The cute cupcakes screamed paper piecing so I have stamped the base image on Cotton Candy cardstock and then again on the yellow flowers on the large flower patterned paper and just cut out the cupcake wrapper and then stamped again on the pink diamond paper and cut just the frosting out and then adhered the shapes on the base cardstock.  These images were really easy to fussy cut out and because of the double layers I did not need to use foam tape to add dimension.  I have topped the cupcakes with a clear sparkle coloured in with Carmine Shinhan Touch Twin markers to coordinate and add a touch of bling to the overall layout.

CTMH SOTM Dec 2014 Cutie Pie

 

On the other side I have stamped the lace doily image from the Sweet and Lovely Artbooking Cricut Bundle, which worked in really well with the cupcakes and overall theme, with versamark ink onto a precut shape from the Artbooking cartridge in Cotton Candy cardstock and embossed in white embossing powder.  I love the effect of the lace doily and it just fitted well with the overall theme of High Tea.  The ‘sweet’ stamp has come from the same stamp set and I have stamped three images in Juniper, Canary and Cotton Candy inks and then fussy cut them out.

 

CTMH SOTM Dec 2014 close up of layout

 

I will probably tweak this a little once I get my photos and may add some of the new Pixie Extra Thick twine that has just been released with the new Seasonals Catalogue out today.

 

After finishing the layout I had to make a card using the same lace doily and this time I have cut it in half to create the effect of a lace tablecoth and then paper pieced another cupcake and the cake plate to add onto it.  I have used the Damask embossing folder to create a textured table cloth and paired the table cloth with the pink diamond paper.  I have used the zip strip as a border and placed a piece of the beautiful new white shimmer trim for some extra bling.  Again I have topped the cupcake with a coloured sparkle.  I love this little sentiment which is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone.

 

CTMH SOTM Dec 2014 Cutie Pie card

 

 

For this card I have used my favourite pattern from the MIFYH Volume 2 pattern 28 and this time I have trimmed the yellow flower paper with Cotton Candy cardstock and some more white shimmer trim and then used my scallop edge punch on the green trim to place at the top.  It now looks like curtains in a wind0w (my imagination is working overtime).

CTMH SOTM Dec 2014 Cutie Pie card no 2

 

Finally I have used the same pattern and turned the card into a portrait card (I know the measurements off by heart now!).  This paper is gorgeous and goes from yellow to a deep pink with a bubble effect.  This time the trim has been made using Canary and Cotton Candy cardstock with the white shimmer trim.  The cake dish has been stamped directly onto the White Daisy cardstock and the cupcake has been paper pieced with the pink diamond paper.  I have popped this cupcake with the new thinner foam tape which is lovely as it is a more subtle dimension.  I have just realised that I need to put a pink sparkle on the top and will do that tomorrow.  I love putting the sequins on to lift the card a little with some bling.

 

CTMH SOTM Cutie Pie card

Cutie Pie  is only available until the 31st December from your CTMH consultant here.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Anne’s Blog, Mummy you made this?

Materials Used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Juniper, Canary, Cotton Candy, Pear

Paper – Brushed B&T Duos

Stamps – Cutie Pie, Sweet & Lovely Cricut Bundle Artbooking

Inks – Black, Juniper, Cotton Candy, Canary, Versamark

White Shimmer Trim

Cricut Cartridge – Artbooking, Art Philosophy

Embossing Folder – Damask

Scallop edge punch

White Embossing powder

Clear Sparkles

Silver Sequins assortment

Shinhan Touch Twin marker – carmine

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

CTMH Brushed Scrapbook Layout

Welcome back.

My favourite colour is pink and I am in love with the Brushed range of papers from Close to My Heart.  The Brushed Workshop on the Go layout is stunning and I have just completed that to show at a craft fair that I will be going to next weekend.  I also love the layout on page 102 and with the help of Flo Hill-Rennie from Oh So Many Crafts I learnt how to do the layers and hide function on the Cricut to make that layout.  This led me on to doing another layout that could be used in conjunction with with this single layout.  I wanted to create the effect of flowers going up a trellis and I hope that I have achieved this.

Brushed layout 1Here are some close ups of the layout:

Brushed layout 2

 

I have used a combination of two stamp sets for the flowers  – the Brushed WOTG and A Budding Friendship.  The flowers have been coloured in using the new Shinhan Twin Touch markers.  I haven’t blended as well as I could with the markers but I have been feeling unwell and it was the best I could do.  The small yellow flowers have been stamped with Canary ink and then the outline stamp with Black ink from the A Budding Friendship stamp set.  I love this technique as it is so quick and easy and then all I needed to do was cut the images out.  The leaves are a combination of stamping the leaves from the WOTG stamp set onto both Pear and Sweet Leaf cardstock and fussy cutting them out, and using the same technique with the yellow flowers I have used Pear and Sweet Leaf inks with the base stamp and then stamped the outline with Black ink.

Brushed layout 3

 

I have used gold sequins for the middle of the yellow flowers and then coloured clear sparkles with Cherry Pink Shinhan Twin Touch markers and placed it in the middle to coordinate with the pink flowers.    I used Liquid Glass on the ladybird to create the three dimensional look.

 

 

 

Brushed layout 4

 

The butterflies have been cut using the Artbooking cartridge and then using the rock and roll technique I have stamped the image using Canary and Pixie ink.  The sparkles have been coloured with Tender Pink.

The sentiment is vellum from the Complements pack and I have placed that on White Daisy cardstock and fussy cut it out and placed it on the layout using the foam tape.

There is a gorgeous splodge stamp in the WOTG stamp set and I have used a combination of Pear, Canary and Pixie inks to make a lovely background card for the layout.

I will be at the Wellington Paper Arts and Craft Fair next weekend and would love to see you there where I will be taking a cardmaking class for these cards:

Brushed cardmaking class

 

If you are going to the Paper Arts Show in Wellington pop into our stand and say hello – I would love to meet you.  I will have some extra kits available if you are not able to make it to the class.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Canary, White Daisy, Pear, Sweet Leaf, Pixie

Paper – Brushed B&T Duos

Stamps – Brushed WOTG, A Budding Friendship

Inks – Pear, Pixie, Canary, Black,  Memento Black, 

Brushed Complements

Clear Sparkles

Gold Sequins

Topiary chevron ribbon

Liquid Glass

Artbooking Cricut cartridge

Shinhan Twin Touch markers – Tender Pink, Cherry Pink, Carmine, Golden Yellow, Marigold

As usual all these materials to make this layout and the cards featured are available on my website www.patriciamanhirescreatingwith.shopctmh.co.nz.

Well that is it for this week and I hope that I have inspired you to create your own piece of art.

Have a great week.

Happy Crafting

Patricia