Tears For Paris

Welcome back.

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.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Eggplant, Pomegranate, Fern

Paper – Nevermore

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry, Artbooking

Versamark ink

Silver Ranger Ink

Sparkle Flourish

Mini medley- Grey assortment.

Couture Creations Birdcage Die

Thistle ribbon

Clear Sparkles

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

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CTMH Australasian Blog Hop – Nevermore

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.

 

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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).

#CTMH Nevermore, Artistry and Artiste cartridges

Note to self do not match colours late at night when I am tired and it is dark.  I cut the flowers out of Pomegranate, Fern and Pink Glitter paper late at night and then realised the next morning that the paper actually coordinates with Eggplant.  However, I was happy to leave the colours as the flowers stand out really well from the darker background.  The chandelier has been cut out in Colonial White cardstock from the Artiste cartridge and sponged with Whisper ink to create an aged look.  I then put some sparkles on the drops of the chandelier to add some bling and make it a little more realistic.  The label has been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped using a stamp from the Frame Flair stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Happy to Be Friends stamp set.  I have added some small sparkles flourishes which are no longer available.

Here is a close up of the flowers.

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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.

#CTMH - Nevermore

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.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Pomegranate, Eggplant, Colonial White, Black, Fern,

Paper – Nevermore, Pink Glitter

Stamps – Happy to Be Friends, Frame Flair

Ink – Whisper, Black, Eggplant

Small Flourishes – NLA

Clear Sparkles

Cricut Cartridges – Artistry, Artiste, Art Philosophy

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Father’s Day from CTMH

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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.

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I have used pattern 28 from the Make It From Your Heart Book Volume 2 for this card.

Materials used for this card:

Cardstock – Slate, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Perfect Fit Frames 2, Holiday Tags, Distressed Backgrounds

Inks – Slate, Whisper, Desert Sand

Artiste Cartridge

Studs – Durables Antique Gold

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This pattern has come from MIFYH Vol 2 pattern 20.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Nevermore, Urban

Stamps – Holiday Tags

Inks – Slate

Artiste Cartridge

Punch – Chevron 

Opaques – Liquorice

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I love the pop of sapphire blue to give this card a bit of pop.  This is from pattern 24 from MIFYH Vol 2.

Materials used:

Cardstock – slate, Whisper, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Framed (NLA), Flight of the Arrows.

Inks – Slate

Artiste Cartridge

Opaques Liquorice 

Slate Bakers Twine

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This pattern is from MIFYH Vol 2 pattern 23.

Materials used:

Cardstock – slate, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Framed (NLA), A Thing Well Done

Inks – Slate

Silver Sequins

Artiste Cartridge

I hope that all the fathers had a great day today and were very spoilt and got given some lovely hand crafted cards to cherish.

All these products are now available from my website here.

Have a good week

Happy Crafting

Patricia