Roses for Mother’s Day

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I would like to share another Mother’s Day card that I have made with Heartfelt Creations Classic Roses and some Spellbinders dies.

I was inspired by Sabrina from Aspiring to Creativity for the lacy background but of course I had to add some Classic Roses.  I was really happy with how it turned out with all the texture and the combination of gold and ivory which makes the flowers and leaves to pop.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

Introducing the Sweet Peony

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today sees the release of the gorgeous Sweet Peony collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Sweetly fragranced, and delicately airy, the graceful peony flower is a breathtaking and dreamy blossom that calls a quiet attention to itself! Lush foliage filled plants bursting forth with tightly wound flower buds among softly ruffled blossoms bring with them a hint of old fashioned romance and delight! Join Heartfelt Creations as we stroll through beautiful peony filled gardens in the new Sweet Peony Collection! Pause, linger and refresh your soul as you amble through a paper collection filled with delightful peony flowers in happy hues of angelic pinks and dark burgundies, set among a refreshing array of leafy greens, sky blues, and sunshine yellows! Soft swirls, gorgeous stripes, and dainty lace like accents come together to create pleasing backdrops for bold peony blossoms, chipping birds and divine window scenes! Three coordinating cling stamp set and die combinations bring the luscious peony flower to the forefront of this gorgeous collection. An assortment of varying sized peony petals and foliage die cut pieces work together to create dimensional and dynamic peony blossoms ready to captivate and take center stage on card fronts, scrapbook layouts and altered art pieces! So, breathe deep, drink in the sweetness of the peony blossoms, and feel free to linger awhile as we take in the gentle beauty of the Sweet Peony Collection!

Today I have a special card to share with you.  I love how I can combine lots of different collections together for one card and this would make a perfect Mother’s Day card.

Materials Used:

HCD1-7173 Small Sweet Peony Die

HCD1-7174 Large Sweet Peony Die

HCD1-7175 Peony Bud and Blossom Die

HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp

HCPC-3820 Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp

HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp

HCDP1-288 Sweet Peony Paper Collection

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp

HCD1-7172 Lush Lilac Scroll & Cage Die

HCD7169 Rain Boots and Blossoms Die

HCPC-3811 Rain Boots and Blossoms Stamp

HCPC-3644 Birds and Blooms Stamp Set

HCD1-756 Birds and Blooms Die

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set

HCD1-799 Regal Borders and Pockets Die

HCPP3-452 White cardstock

TSMP900 Tuxedo Black ink

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe

TSMP 604 Memento Summer Sky

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP301 Memento Rhubarb Stalk

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCFB1-464 Basic Flower Shaping Mold

HCFB1-462 Rose Shaping Mold

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCDA2-45 Stack and Store Daubers

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

PGN15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Other – Bronze metallic cardstock, Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender ink, Bitty Sparkles, Art Glitter micro beads, Versamgaic Sweet Petunia, Perfect Plumeria

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 6” x 12”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to make a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut the 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection and adhere over the front of the card.  Die cut the cage die from the HCD1-7172 Lush Lilac Scroll & Cage Die

In bronze metallic card and adhere at the top of the card.  Die cut the border from the HCD1-799 Regal Borders and Pockets Die in the bronze metallic cardstock and adhere to the top of the card.

Stamp the images from both the HCD1-7173 HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp and the HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp in Rhubarb Stalk and Rose Coral inks on white cardstock.  Colour the Rose Coral images in Rose Coral ink and the Rhubarb Stalk images with the Perfect Plumeria ink and then die cut with the corresponding dies.  Shape the flowers using the HCFB1-464 Basic Flower Shaping Mold, allow to dry and assemble with a combination of the large and small images to make large flowers and buds.   Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge.  Adhere around the bottom of the card as shown.

Stamp the images from the HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp set in Rose Coral ink and colour in with the Rose Coral and Canteloupe ink and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Shape and adhere around the large peonies.  Add Crystal Clear using Dries Clear on a damp sponge.

Stamp the leaf images from the both the HCD1-7173 HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp and the HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp in Bamboo Leaves ink and colour in with New Sprout ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves and then shape, trim and adhere around the peonies as shown.

To make the small leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3811 Rain Boots and Blossoms Stamp set in Bamboo Leaves on white cardstock.  Colour the images with Bamboo Leaves and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere around the peonies to the left and right of the card among the peonies.

Stamp the dandelion images in Bamboo Leaves ink, colour with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add micro beads to the centre with Dries Clear glue and allow to dry.  Add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue and adhere the dandelions to the card around the peonies.

Stamp the small lilac spray image from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.  Colour the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and the lilacs in Lavender ink and die cut with the corresponding die.  Shape and adhere over the top of the bird cage.

Stamp the lilacs from the HCPC-3816 Lush Lilac Cling Stamp in Pearlescent Lavender ink, sponge with the Lavender ink and die cut with the corresponding die.  Shape the lilacs with the HCFB1-466 Lush Lilac Mold, allow to dry and adhere the lilacs l over the small lilac spray over the cage.   Add Crystal Clear glitter to the lilacs with Glue Gloss and small bitty sparkles to the centres of the flowers.

To make the rose leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.  Colour the image with Bamboo Leaves ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape the flowers using the Rose Shaping Mold, allow to dry and adhere to the top left of the card as shown.  To make the roses stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set in Pearlescent Coral, sponge the centres with Canteloupe inks and die cut.  Sponge the edges with the Pearlescent oralShape the flowers using the Rose Shaping Mold, allow to dry and assemble and adhere to the leaves as shown.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC-3644 Birds and Blooms Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and cut out with the corresponding die.  Colour with Canteloupe, Summer Sky and Sweet Petunia inks and add Ultrafine Crystal glitter with glue gloss.  Shape lightly and adhere to the bottom right over the peony and top left on the birdcage.

Die cut the tag using the Luggage and Tags die, shape and adhere it just under the bird as shown.

Please checkout the gorgeous artwork from the rest of the Design Team on the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/688/debuting-the-sweet-peony-collection

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Celebrating Women with the Camelia Carnation Collection

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Happy New Year!

It is Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and today I have two cards I have made with the Camelia Carnation collection.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-285 Camellia Carnation Paper Collection

HCPC-3806 Small Carnation Stamp

HCD1-7164 Small Carnation Die

HCPC-3808 Fanciful Carnation stamp

HCD1-7166 Fanciful Carnation die

HCPC-3354 Classic Message

HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet Stamens – Small

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

HCD1-750 Window Box Elements

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

HCD2-750 Cut Mat Create 1B

PGM15016 Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

HCFB1-464 Basic Flower Shaping Mold

Pearls, Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four, Labels Four, Prismacolour Pencils

Instructions:

Cut a piece of cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5’ along the long side, fold to create a base card 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of pink patterned paper 5” x 7 and adhere to the card front.  Die cut the outer decorative die from the Spellbinders Elegant Four labels out of white cardstock and adhere to the front.  Die cut the next size down die out of the pink patterned paper and adhere to the front of the previous die cut.  Die cut the largest label size out of white cardstock and adhere to the front.  Die cut the decorative die from the Window Box Elements die and adhere over the label.  Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3354 Classic Message in Pearlescent Coral ink on white cardstock and die cut using the small label die from the HCD2-750 Cut Mat Create 1B die set.  Adhere to the card.

Stamp the image from the HCPC-3808 Fanciful Carnation stamp in Pearlescent Coral.  Sponge the image with Pearlescent Coral and Bamboo Leaves and then colour in with the Prismacolour pencils.  Shape lightly and adhere to the left side of the label.

Stamp the images from the HCPC-3806 Small Carnation Stamp set using Pearlescent Coral ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the petals with the Pearlescent Coral ink and shape using the Basic Flower Shaping mold.  Assemble with two larger petals and one smaller petal in different sizes.  Pierce the centre of the flowers, select some fluffy white stamens fold them in half and pull through the centres with a scrap piece of wire.  Glue the backs and trim before adhering to the front of the fanciful carnation image as shown.

Add pearls around the card as shown.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-285 Camellia Carnation Paper Collection

HCPC-3806 Small Carnation Stamp

HCD1-7164 Small Carnation Die

HCPC-3808 Fanciful Carnation stamp

HCD1-7166 Fanciful Carnation die

HCS1-460 Bridal Bouquet Stamens – Small

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

71026 Colorbox Lime Pastel

PGM15016 Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder

HCFB1-464 Basic Flower Shaping Mold

85-glitter Ultrafine Crystal Glitter

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

HCDA2-45 Stack and Store Daubers

284095 3D Stamp Paint Grass Green

Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold and crease to create a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the card.

Die cut using the second largest edge and stitch rectangles dies from the Hemstitch Rectangles set and adhere to the card as shown.  Using the next size down edge die cut the small image from the paper collection and adhere to the front of the rectangle.

Stamp the image from the Fanciful Carnation stamp set in Pearlescent Coral.  Sponge the image with Pearlescent Coral and Bamboo Leaves and then colour in with the Prismacolour pencils.  Adhere to the left side of the label.

Stamp the images from the HCPC-3806 Small Carnation Stamp set using Pearlescent Coral ink on white cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges of the petals with the Pearlescent Coral ink and shape using the Basic Flower Shaping mold.  Assemble the larger flowers with two larger petals and one smaller petal in different sizes. Add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue and heat for a frosted finish.  Trim the white glitter stamens and adhere to the centres of the flowers with Dries Clear Glue before adhering to the front of the fanciful carnation image as shown.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3806 Small Carnation Stamp using Bamboo Leaves ink on white cardstock.  Sponge the leaves with Lime Pastel ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges with Grass Green 3D stamp paint before shaping and adhering to the card around the flowers as shown.

Add the sentiment from the paper collection to the bottom of the paper image as shown.

Add Crystal glitter to the flowers on the top right and bottom left with Dries Clear Glue

I hope you have as much fun with this collection as I have had creating with it.  For further inspiration please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog here:

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Celebrating Your Special Day with the Flowering Dogwood Collection.

Kia Ora and Welcome

Just a quick post to show a card that I made just before Easter.  This card was made for a friend’s mother for Mother’s Day using the beautiful Flowering Dogwood Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Jackie was so thrilled with the card that she wrote this for me:

I absolutely love the design, quality of materials and exceptional workmanship Patrica used when creating a handmade card for my Mum. It was a pleasure to have someone turn my vague ideas into a beautiful piece of art my Mum proudly displays in her home. I know exactly where I am coming back to see when I need more handcrafted cards – Patrica at Gift Hutt!

I enjoy the challenge of making custom designs for customers.  And it always gives me pleasure when eyes light up when they see what I have made for them.  I have also had some recipients of my cards come and see me to say thank you and that the cards are always on display because they love the cards so much.  That means so much to me knowing that my artwork is being loved and appreciated.

I couldn’t do this without the gorgeous products from Heartfelt Creations and I am so grateful that I have their beautiful products to work with to bring light and love to people’s lives.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

A Heartfelt Wish for Mothers Day

Welcome back

I am on a roll with these beautiful Sunrise Lily stamps and dies from Hearttfelt Creation.  I have made some beautiful and vibrant flowers and a chance remark yesterday at my class led to me experimenting with some vellum.  I am thrilled how they turned out.

I embossed the flowers with white embossing ink on the vellum and then die cut the flowers out.  I coloured on the back of the flowers with copic markers and then shaped them with the same technique as used with cardstock.  I was pleasantly surprised how easy they were to shape and put together.  I love the softness of the colours and the white stamens looked beautiful inside the flowers.  Of course I had to add a little bling to the centres of the flowers.

My first card has been inspired by the very cute winking frog card from Heartfelt Creations.

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My second card could be used for Mothers Day or any other special occasion.  I enjoy mixing and matching embossing effects.

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Here are some closeups of the flowers.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Sweet Leaf

Stamps – HC Sunrise Lily, CTMH Just to Say… Cricut Collection, Shower Flowers

Dies – HC Sunrise Lily, Eyelet Oval, Regal Borders and Pockets

Copic Markers – BG01 Aqua Blue, G99 Olive

Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black, Olive Grove

Embossing Folders – CTMH – Lines, Couture Creations Baroque

Ribbon from my stash

CTMH Sparkles.

These cards will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

CTMH Mother’s Day cards

Hello again and welcome to my new followers.  I hope you enjoy reading my blog and get inspiration from my projects.

After a very busy week with two blog hops I have settled down with some cards for Mother’s Day next Sunday.   I enjoy using different colours and combinations and CTMH make it so easy with the wide range of colours and patterns they have for us to use.

Here are just a few that I have made:

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For this card I have used tone on tone with Lagoon with a hint of soft green in the background matting.  I am happy with the different patterns here – what do you think?  I have also finally found a way to use the Lagoon zipper lace and I am looking forward to using it more.  I have also used Lagoon washi tape on White Daisy cardstock to add even more pattern to the card.  The photo does not do the colours or texture justice.

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I love the simplicity of this card.  This paper and vellum is from the Free to Be Me paper pack that is only available this month and there is gorgeous papers and this wonderful gold polka dotted vellum.  I have teamed it with some patterned paper from the same paper pack and stamped the images with Lagoon ink and completed the card with the Aqua dots.

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I must confess I have used this pattern before but I wanted a simple yet elegant card.  This beautiful red paper is from the Free to Be Me paper pack again I have used the sentiment from the Mother’s Day stamp set with the lovely silhouette from the Sweet Moments stamp set.  I have fussy cut the image out and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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Here is another Skylark card (I love the name of the papers!) The edging is actually a negative image from a die cut that I had cut for a mini album.  I never throw anything away and this has come up lovely and I have added some Lagoon cardstock to create a ribbon effect and added a slate twist tie.  I really like using the frames and sentiments as they make such a lovely addition to a cut and a nice change from the very square tags I used to do all the time.

DSCF1322Here is another card from the Free to Be Me paper pack.  I have cut the shapes out using the Art Philosophy cartridge in White Daisy and the red patterned cardstock that came with the pack.  The flower is from the Art Philosophy Cricut stamp collection and cut in half with an Aqua dot in the middle.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Lagoon,

Paper – Skylark, Free to Be Me, 

Inks – Lagoon, Ruby

Stamps – Mother’s Day, Sweet Moments, Cricut Art Philosophy Seasons Cricut Collection. Holiday Tags, Perfect Fit – Frames 2

Aqua dots

Cricut cartridge – Art Philosophy

Lagoon zipper lace

Lagoon washi tape

Slate twist tie

The Free to Be Me paper pack is available for this month only for $5 with any purchase of $75 or over.  The normal retail price is normally $18.

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For further information about any of these products please feel free to contact me through my website here or my contact details are on my About Me page.

All these cards and more are available for sale at my shop Craft Hutt.

I hope you all have a good week.

Happy crafting

Patricia

 

 

Outside the box with CTMH

Welcome

This week I have decided to do something quite different.  I have seen a lot of other consultants doing these pennant frames and thought I would give it a go myself.  Close to My Heart do not just cater for card making and scrapbooking but they also provide a range of great products to decorate and add to your home decor.  I have also entered this project in the Heart2Heart Cricut Challenge.

This is the pennant frame and I have cut out the paper from the Ariana paper pack using my Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  I have made the daisy flower from the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges following Cathy Derouche’s instructions on YouTube.  For my version of the daisy I have started with White Daisy cardstock and sponged the edges with Buttercup ink and the centre has been completely sponged with Buttercup ink to give a softer effect than using Buttercup cardstock.   The butterfly is from the Artbooking cartridge and the scalloped edging is from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  As it is Mother’s Day coming up next month I thought that it would be nice to turn this into a  silhouette picture and use the fabulous Mother’s Day stamp set and make a lovely gift for a child to give to their mother.

DSCF1166Here are some close ups of the frame:

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DSCF1170Of course I had to add some bling to this very feminine frame.  I have used the Sparkles Flourish and the clear Sparkles to add some shine.

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For something completely different I have created a masculine looking pennant frame for someone to put their own photo in it.  The feedback that I have been getting from the public is that there is not enough out there for the men and boys in our life.  So I have done a simple blue pennant with a nautical theme.  My son is mad on boats and I probably had him in mind when I made this, and the Ariana blue stripe does have a masculine, nautical feel to it.

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I have used the dimensional elements that came with the Tommy WOTG (now retired) and Cricut cartridget sets and distressed them with Desert Sand ink before inking the sentiments and shapes with Outdoor Denim.  I have used the now retired Tommy WOTG stamp set as well as the Sail Away stamp set which is still available.  I have used the zip strip from the Tommy paper packet (also retired) which blended in well with the distressed embellishments.

DSCF1174As you can see I have used papers from the Ariana paper packet and created two very different pennants which shows how versatile this pack is.  I think it is my favourite out of all the new papers.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Outdoor Denim, White Daisy, Sky, Ariana Coral, Pear

Papers – Ariana paper packet, Tommy (now retired)

Ariana Assortments

Ink – Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand

Pennant shape

Dimensional elements

Cricut cartridges – Artbooking, Art Philosophy, Artiste

Stamp sets – Sail Away, Tommy WOTG (retired), Mothers Day 

Sparkles Flourish

Sparkles – clear

I am really impressed at how far one paper packet has gone.  Apart from using a couple of extra base sheets for an extra double layout I have done 3 double layouts, two pennant frames and at least 10 cards with the one pack.  This is really great value at NZ$17.

For more information about the 3D and decor products from CTMH click here.  There is lots of different products for all your creative needs.

I hope everyone has a great Easter.

Happy Crafting

Patricia