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.
I was very happy how it came together.
Materials used (all CTMH):
Cardstock – Pear, Sweet Leaf, Creme Brulee, Canary, White Daisy
I have now got a Cricut Explore and I am wondering why I didn’t get one a lot earlier. It is so much easier to use and much quieter as well. I am really enjoying using Design Space as well to plan my projects.
I am getting ready for an Easter display at Gift Hutt and saw these lovely spring and Easter themed SVGs on svgcuts.com that I thought would be perfect to make for a display.
Here are the individual boxes which have all been made using CTMH cardstock:
I am now feeling a lot better now after some heavy duty hospital treatment (thank you for your kind words) and I have now got my new toy – a Fiskars Creativity Fuse System that embossess and die cuts together. I am very happy with it as it is die cutting so much better than my little old cuttlebug. Plus it also embosses in the one roll which saves me turning the dies over and re doing them. I won’t retire the cuttelbug yet as it is still useful to have it for simple jobs. I noticed that when I emboss now with the new machine that there is minimal distortion compared to what I was getting.
Today I have a couple of cards that I have made using my new dies and machine. I love the effect of white on white cards using different textures and finishes.
First up is a wedding card made from CTMH White Daisy cardstock. I have used a variety of products here from Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms to Spellbinders Dies and CTMH embossing folders and stamps. It was amazing the difference it made when I put the embossing panel on the back of the card. I embossed the die for the frame and then cut the frame out to add more dimension to the card.
Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy
Stamps – CTMH The Happy Couple, Just a Note
Inks – Versamark
Ranger Silver Embossing Ink
CTMH Embossing folder – Damask
Dies – Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms stamp and die set
Ribbon from my stash
Here is another card that I have made with the Timeless Rectangle die. This time I have kept the card simple and used another beautiful die I have had for a while on the front. I couldn’t decide where to put the sentiment on the front and so I put it in the middle of the card instead. The photo does not really do the card justice unfortunately.
Cardstock – CTHM White Daisy
Stamp – CTMH Framed (NLA)
Ink – CTMH Black
CTMH embossing folder Dots
CTMH – clear sparkles
Dies – Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Die-versions Butterfly Flourish
Glitter glue from my stash
As usual these cards will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.
I am very excited to be able to stock Heartfelt Creations products in Gift Hutt and will be looking forward to having classes there using their amazing papers, stamps and dies. So watch this space…
I hope you all had a good Christmas and got lots of new craft supplies. I have just received the Heartfelt Creations Ariana stamp and die set and I just love these stamps. It is strange using the rubber stamps again but these stamps had good adhesion to my acrylic blocks and gave a nice crisp image. It is also great to have a matching die to save my hands for fussy cutting. I have had some fun with using different inks and finishes and here are my first efforts.
I have used a combination of Le Vie En Rose papers and Black and Pomegranate cardstock from CTMH for my first card. I love the combination of the gold embossing on the flowers and the gold Peelcraft edging and corners and the black of the Heartfelt Creations eyelet oval die. I have cut two sets of flowers to create these flowers. I haven’t put a sentiment on the front as it blocked the beautiful paper. I am waiting for some beautiful Spellbinders dies and will look at doing something inside the card instead. However, I do find that some people like to have blank cards for different purposes.
Here is a close up of the flowers. The photos really do not show the vibrancy of the colours.
I have stayed with a very elegant cream and gold combination for my second card. I have used Peelcraft stickers for the corners, edging and the tag and sentiment.
Finally here is a little fun 4″ x 4″ card I have made with this single layer flower and the Raindrops on Roses die from Heartfelt Creations. I have sponged the centre with Buttercup ink and the edges of the petals with Pomegranate ink.
Cardstock – CTMH Black, Pomegranate, White Daisy, Colonial White, Buttercup
Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose
Stamp – Heartfelt Creations Ariana
Dies – Heartfelt Creations Ariana, Eyelet Oval, Raindrops on Roses
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.
This week I have been busy making Christmas goodies for Gift Hutt. I have nearly sold out of my gift voucher cards and thought I would make some more using some different techniques. I had a look on Pinterest and found this idea using the Stampin Up top note die on this site here. They were very quick and easy to do.
I have been going through my supplies to do a de-stash and found a packet of Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig papers that coordinated really well with White Pines, Fern and Ruby cardstock. So I have made some card holders and also some Christmas sweet treats with them. I have had the little stamp set for many years and it is so cute. Unfortunately, the shop that I bought it from has just closed down. I have used the CTMH blender pen to colour in the images for a bit of colour.
Here are the sweet treats inspired by a CTMH consultant Karen Campbell Leach using the Art Philosophy cartridge. These were also quick to make and I have used a combination of White Pines and the Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig papers.
Cardstock – Ruby, Topiary, Fern, Kraft (CTMH)
Papers CTMH White Pines, Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig
Ink – Desert Sand, Black, Fern, Ruby (CTMH)
Stamps – Hastings Rubber Stamps Not a Peep – (NLA)
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.
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