Easter is Coming!

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and I have another card featuring the fabulous new flower shaping cardstock being released today at Heartfelt Creations.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-725 Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection

HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Stamps

HCD1-7129 Flowering Dogwood Die

HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Stamp

HCD1-7131 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Die

HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banners Die

HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die

HCD1-7100 Botanic Window Die

HCFB1-469 3D Oakberry Lane mold

HCS1-459-4 Rock Candy – Small Stamens

HCPP1-475 Flower Shaping Cardstock

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

RACP669 Ranger Archival ink – Viridian

RACP426 Ranger Archival ink – Leaf Green

RACP962 Ranger Archival ink – Fern Green

RACP614 Ranger Archival ink – Magenta Hue

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

PGM15015 Crystal Clear

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers

DCMT4185 Groove Golf Tool Set

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping kit

Foam tape, Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter – Diamond,


Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 5”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut a piece of white cardstock 4 ¾” x 7” and using the plain edge die from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die set die cut the edges.  Cut a piece of green patterned paper 4 ¾” x 7” and using the plain edge die HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die set die cut the edges and then adhere to the previously die cut white card.  Die cut two eyelet edges from the HCD1-7119 Classic Border Basics Die set and add Frosting Powder to the trim and then adhere to the edges.  Adhere this to the card front with foam tape.

Die cut two frames from the Botanic Window die set from white cardstock and adhere together and add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Adhere the frame to the card front.  Die cut the cross image from the patterned paper using the inner die from the Botanic Window die set and recess in the window frame.  Add glitter to the crosses and dot around the card front with Dries Clear glue.

Stamp the dove image from the HCPC-3775 Flowering Dogwood & Doves Stamp set in Jet Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Colour the dove with Viridian ink and shape and then add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere the dove to the top right of the window with foam tape.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Stamps set in Magenta Hue and Fern Green ink on Flower Shaping cardstock.  Colour the centres with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Sponge the edges of the pink and green flowers with Magenta Hue ink and then shape using the Oakberry Lane 3D flower shaping mold.  Assemble the flowers and then add Frosting Powder to the flowers using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge when the flowers are dry.  Pierce the centres of the flowers and insert the black and green rock candy stamens using a fine wire.  Glue the stamens with Dries Clear glue in the centres of the stamens.  When the glue is dry trim the threads and adhere around the window and dove as shown.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3773 Flowering Dogwood Stamps set in Fern Green ink on Flower Shaping cardstock.  Colour with Leaf Green ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Shape using the golf tools and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue once dry.  Adhere around the flowers as shown.

Die cut a second to smallest size arrow from the HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banners Die set out of white cardstock.  Cut the sentiment out of the paper collection and adhere to the arrow and then adhere the arrow to the card as shown.

For more inspiration using the new flower shaping paper please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/809/debuting-deluxe-flower-shaping-paper

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu


Centre Step Flowering Dogwood Easter Card

Welcome Back

Today I am featuring another card using the Flowering Dogwood Collection.  The flowers are just beautiful and so versatile for both cardstock and vellum.  I had done a batch of flowers in green and pink and they have done several cards including the card in my last post.  I love the combination of Memento New Sprout and  Lilac Posies as they do together really well.

There is still time to put your votes in for the Heartfelt Creations Design team here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/538/21-joyful-springtime-paper-crafting-ideas-sneak-peek-2017-design-team-semifinalists-announced2017-02-25-16-28-25




Materials used:

Cardstock – Bazzill smooth white

Paper – Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches

Dies – Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Ornate Borders and Pockets, Luggage and Labels, Spellbinders Ovals – Small, Pop-ups – Decorated Birthday

Inks – Memento Pistachio, New Sprout, Lilac Posies, Espresso Truffle, Colorbox Dark Brown

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter

Art Glitter Dries clear adhesive

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Dove Blender pen


Using the Spellbinders Pop-up die – die cut the centre step card base from the white cardstock.  Die cut the paper with the branches border using the same die and adhere the paper over the base cardstock.  Add a strip of the pink border to the base of the front of the card.

Select a panel featuring the dove from the paper collection and die cut the centre oval out.  Adhere the frame to the centre step with foam tape and then adhere the centre oval in the centre of the oval.  Die cut the border from the Ornate Borders and Pockets die from white cardstock completely and adhere to the top of the centre step.

Stamp the branches with the Espresso Truffle and colour in the flowers using the Dove blender pen and Lilac Posies.  Colour the leaves with the Pistachio and the branches with the dark brown ink using the blender pen.  Die cut out and cut in the centre to adhere around the oval to make a frame.

To make the pink flowers stamp the flowers using Lilac Posies ink.  Sponge the centre of the flowers with the New Sprout ink and then die cut the flowers.  Softly sponge the edge of the flowers with the Lilac Posies ink.  For the green flowers stamp the flowers with Pistachio ink and sponge the centre with New Sprout, die cut and then edge the flowers with Pistachio ink.  Spritz a little water on the back of the flowers and then shape using the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Die cut the small and large stamens in green cardstock and roll them up using the quilling tool from the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Adhere them to the centre of the flowers.  Add glitter using the Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive along the veins of the flowers.  Add the prills to the centre of the flowers.  Finally add the Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter to the flowers on the outside.

Add glitter to the dove using the Art Glitter Dries clear glue.

Add the flowers to the card as shown and die cut the tag from the paper using the tag die from the Luggage and Labels die set.

Happy Crafting


Easter is coming


I am a day late for my blog but I lost the battle with the light last night to take photos.  It is heading into Autumn here and Easter is just around the corner so the days are getting shorter and the dark came up quicker that I had wanted.  I went out with my aunt yesterday and found some very cheap foam crosses and thought I would have fun dressing up the cross to put on the wall in my shop.  It is also fitting as my new landlord is a church.  Here is the finished product hanging on the wall at Gift Hutt.  I am going to look at doing another cross up for ANZAC Day with red poppies.




To cover the cross I have used the lovely B&T papers from the Yuletide Carol Reflections paper range.  This particular paper is really versatile for lots of different projects apart from Christmas.  I wasn’t sure about it at first but now I love it for doing backgrounds.  I used liquid glass to adhere the paper onto the foam – the edges are not perfect as this is not a perfect cross but I did what I could.  I had to have a join in the paper and hid this with the Black Striped Twill.

I really like using different techniques for making flowers and for these flowers I have got my inspiration from another company on how to do these flowers.  They used dies and stamps but I used my Cricut cartridges – Artiste and Art Philosophy and kept to a very neutral palate – Colonial White and Flaxen.  I love how you can make all different sizes instead of being limited to the size of the die.

For the flowers I cut the flowers from the Artiste cartridge page 54 Accent 3>Shift at sizes ranging from 2″ down to 1/2″ in increments of 1/2″ as this made a good contrast in sizes.  However, I used flowers that I had cut out earlier and I think the sizes were only 1/4″ difference and I think the centre petals are a little big.

After cutting the flowers I used the small spray bottles to slightly dampen the flowers.



Once they were pliable to use I then used the shaping tool to create some texture and pattern on the petals.



I then pleated all the petals by hand and twisted them slightly.  Using the large ball embossing tool I then made the flowers cup up.  Each flower had two of these layers.  These were then left to dry.



For the centre of the flowers I used the next size down flower and using the same technique I created the cups for the centre.  However, I did not pleat the petals this time.20150308_150533

Here are the completed flowers ready to put on the cross.  As you can see I have done three different sizes to create some depth and interest to the flowers.

20150308_171108Before putting the flowers on the cross I cut out several leaves from the Art Philosophy cartridge page 35 <Branch2> size 2″ from Flaxen cardstock.  I then played around with the placement of the leaves and glued them down with the small glue stick.


I placed a bow on the cross first and then had some fun with placing all the flowers in a pleasing way.  I finished off with a pearl flourish (NLA) and then some clear sparkles in the middle of the flowers.  For the final touch I embossed three butterflies from the Armour stamp set with gold embossing powder and fussy cut them out and used liquid glue to adhere them to the flowers.  I would have preferred to use pearls but unfortunately, CTMH do not stock them.

Here is a close up of the pearls, flowers and butterfly.

20150308_200431I then went on to create some cards using the same papers, flowers and colours and the His Love stamp set that is only available until the end of the month.

Here I have used my own design and used a spare flower and leaves to embellish the card.  I have used the black sequins from the Mini Medley Accents – Black to finish it off.


For this card I have paper pierced the lily and finished off with the Black Strip Twill.  The pattern for this and the following card is from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 1 pattern no. 25.  I have first stamped the lily image on the Colonial White cardstock and then again on some scrap White Daisy and Flaxen cardstock and then fussy cut out the images and pieced them together to make the lily stand out.


Finally, I have turned the card around and put the Bible verse on the card and finished with the smallest flowers – 1/2″ on the leaves in Flaxen cardstock.
DSCF2499Materials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White, Flaxen, White Daisy

Paper – Yuletide Carol B&T

Stamps – Armour, His Love

Inks – Black, Versamark

Liquid Glass

Ranger Gold embossing powder

Clear Sparkles

Black Striped twill

Bakers Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment

Mini Medley Accents – Black

I hope that you enjoy my latest creations.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting









Happy Easter

Welcome back

This week I have been busy making some Easter cards to sell at Craft Hutt and at a Craft Fair I am going to on Good Friday at the Cossie Club in Upper Hutt.  I have used some Skylark and Chantilly papers as well as the new Free to Be Me papers from this months Constant Campaign celebrating National Scrapbooking month.  This special paper pack includes beautiful textured cardstock, vellum and gorgeous papers and is normally valued at $19.  If you spend $75 in one order then you can purchase this pack for just $5.

DSCF1180For this card I have used the teal shimmer trim to mix with the gorgeous gold spotted vellum.  With the vellum I used adhesive under the gold spots to make sure it did not show up on the outside.  You can just see the beautiful finish to the red cardstock and I have completed the card with the images from the Hoppy Easter stamp set.
DSCF1179I love the simplicity of this card.  I have just layered the vellum over the red cardstock and teamed it with the red paper from the paper pack.  The sentiment is from the hostess gift Some Bunny.

I have used a cut that I made from making a box lid for the label for this card.  I never throw anything out and the colour of this (Creme Brulee) cut worked in perfectly and I had a spare white label already cut so this card came together very quickly.  The strong vertical paper is cut from one of the patterned papers and it made a great strip with two 0.5 cm strips of the red cardstock on either side.  I have used images from both the Some Bunny and Hoppy Easter for this card.


Here again with this card I have teamed the vellum with the red cardstock.  I have stamped the flowers from the Hoppy Easter with Black ink and coloured them using the alcohol markers from CTMH and finished them off with some Bitty Sparkles.  DSCF1175Finally for this card I have used the Gold Polka Dot washi tape and teamed them up with the paper and cardstock from the pack.  Plus I have managed to centre a strip of the gold polka dotted vellum and it looks like I have got some gold brads on each side of the focus image.  Again I have stamped the flowers and coloured them in with the alcohol markers and finished off with  Bitty Sparkles.  I have also added a little extra with some Bakers Twine in Cranberry.

Here are some Easter cards I have done using the Skylark and left over Chantilly papers (NLA).

DSCF1165I have kept this card quite simple and have matched Indian Cornflower Blue cardstock with the same colour on the little girl’s dress.  I have stamped the girl on White Daisy cardstock and fussy cut it out and then coloured in with alcohol markers.  The images are from the Some Bunny stamp set.


I love how I can mix and match the colours from different sets.  Here I have used Indian Cornflower Blue cardstock and placed some Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon over it.  The flowers have been coloured in using Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Sweet Leaf alcohol markers.DSCF1163Finally, this is my favourite go to pattern for making cards.  I have used a combination of different patterned papers from Skylark and kept the image very simple.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Indian Cornflower Blue,Creme Brulee, Lagoon,

Paper – Free to Be Me, Skylark

Inks – Black, Ruby, Outdoor Denim

Stamp sets – Some Bunny, Hoppy Easter

Alcohol markers – Ruby, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Cotton Candy

Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon

Teal Shimmer Trim

Cranberry Bakers Twine

Cricut cartridge – Art Philosophy, Artiste

Bitty sparkles

Durables Triangle Studs

Gold Polka Dot washi tape

I hope you all have a happy and healthy Easter.

Happy Crafting




CTMH Easter Goodies

Welcome baack

Easter is not far away now and I went to the supermarket yesterday and the Easter Egg gift boxes were very much the same as what they have been for years and are just advertising for Cadbury.   So I decided I would make some boxes using the Artiste cartridge and today I have been very busy and here are some of my results.  Sorry about the first photo but there are better photos coming up, but daylight savings has finished and I was running out of light to take photos.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste Cartrige



I have used three different cuts from the Artiste cartridge.  The first one is on page 73 of the booklet.  I have also cut the grass from the Artbooking cartridge and placed it around the base of the box.  The cute rabbit in the front is from the Hoppy Easter stamp set and I have coloured it in using the CTMH alcohol markers.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste Cartrige

Here is a close up of the rabbit.  I have also cut the butterfly out from the Artiste cartridge and added some bling with some CTMH sparkles.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste Cartrige

The second box has been cut out using the pattern on page 69.  I have mixed and matched the cardstock colours to match the soft toys I purchased to go with the boxes.  Inside there is also an Easter Egg.  I am still using up my Chantilly papers (which are no longer available unfortunately) and these went perfectly with the boxes and colour scheme.  The ribbon has been cut using the pattern on page 56 and the flower is also cut out from page 33 and finished off with pink sparkle gems and green epoxy bubbles.  The sentiment is from the Hoppy Easter stamp set and the tag is from Holiday Tags.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste CartrigeFinally I love these cute little boxes from page 73 of the booklet.  There is also a flower box for something different.  I have also cut the grass from the Artbooking cartridge and put it around the base of the box and I then put the sentiment on the box.  These are so cute and they are big enough to fit an Easter egg inside.

Easter goodies made from the CTMH Artiste CartrigeMaterials used:

Cardstock – Sky, Pear, Buttercup, White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock

Papers – Chantilly (NLA)

Inks – Pear, Outdoor Denim

Markers – Cotton Candy, Pear

Stamps – Hoppy Easter, Holiday Tags

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Artbooking

Sparkles – clear assortment

Pink Glitter gems

Blue and Green Epoxy bubbles

Liquid Glass

All these will be for sale at Craft Hutt and I will also take some to a craft fair I will be going to on Good Friday.

Have a good week.

Happy Crafting


I found the Easter Bunny!

Today I went out to take some photos down at the Hutt River and came across an errant bunny in the bushes around the bridge.  I managed to get one photo of it before it disappeared.  I thought the timing was quite timely especially as we have just had Easter in the weekend.  However, I could not find any Easter eggs – lol!

The Easter Bunny

While on Easter I have just purchased the Creative Memories Border Maker rustic fence cartridge and I could not resist making one last Easter card with it.  I can see myself using this cartridge a lot – and distressing it with inks as well.  This would look lovely with flowers and leaves climbing up on it on a card.  This cartridge is while stocks last only.

It seems strange to put a cute lamb on an Easter card in the southern hemisphere as Easter is a sign of Autumn for us with the changing colours of leaves and cooler temperatures (?), but it is a sign of rebirth that is universal.  I also love using the Classic Stickers from Creative Memories they are so colourful and pretty. Plus they are reasonably priced.

Easter card


The sentiment on this card was last weeks freebie from Creative Memories that I printed off from my StoryBook Creator, as well as the background paper.

Materials used in this card:

Creative Memories Cardstock – Green Apple

Creative Memories Stickers – Easter

Creative Memories Border Maker – rustic fence cartridge

Creative Memories Reflections Digital Kit

Creative Memories freebie sentiment

I hope that you all had a great Easter.

Happy Crafting