Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sweet Girl Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Sweet Girl Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Maz 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 a creation which features Close To My Heart’s May Featured collection, Sweet Girl.

I had the perfect photos of my gorgeous niece to go with this paper packet!

Here is the layout of the pretty pink dress, and I also used the new Scallop Edge thin cuts as it mimicked the beautiful frills on the dress.



The matching Scrapbook stamp set has beautiful leaves and flowers for embellishing your pages, and here I actually stamped a flower on some of the paper and fussy cut it, then placed a White Enamel Dot in the middle and layered over a stamped leaf cluster.



The title of this layout comes straight from the Sweet Girl Picture My Life cards.



The matching Scrapbook stamp set also has a lot of little words, which I incorporated into the journalling, which is on another PML card.



Of course, this Paper Packet is much more versatile than just sweet little girls- but I don't often get the chance to scrapbook with pinks and florals so this was a fun change for me!

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I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Kara Davies.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Minty Fresh

This week the theme for Heart 2 Heart challenges is Minty Fresh.

Mint is one of the colours featured in the new True Love collection, and so I have created this sweet wedding themed card using a Mint background, a mint backed sentiment, and the fussy cut mint wine glasses from the Cut Apart sheet.



Finished off with a strip of coordinating paper and some Pearls, this was a quick and easy card perfect for an upcoming wedding celebration but could also be used for a number of other occasions!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sweet Girl Birthday card



I am loving the colours of the new Sweet Girl collection- the pastel pinks paired with deep blue are just gorgeous!

I was inspired by Stefani's card to make a card featuring the Happy Birthday sentiment framed by some watercoloured flowers.



I'm linking this card up with the Color Dare #342 and I used the Middle Row across as well as the extras of Fern, Heather and White Daisy.



Monday, May 6, 2019

2019 National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop



Welcome to our The World is Yours Blog Hop!


If you have come here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.

This month we have 14 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's special kit, The World is Yours and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I decided to change up one of the layouts in the kit so that I could teach it to multiple people at a crop I hosted this weekend, with more stamping using the stamp set rather than the stickers.

I kept the main idea but changed up the title by stamping the bike in second generation Sage ink and then adding the sentiment over top in Sage ink.



I also fussy cut some stamped flowers and layered them with the stamped leaves to create my floral embellishments.

I love this layout design for using up strips of patterned paper and cardstock- a 2x6 strip cut diagonally will let you recreate this background technique.

Now "Hop" on over to Carrie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

May SOTM Blog Hop - To My Bestie

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is To My Bestie, a set of 19 stamps.

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If you have come here from Jayma's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

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This month we have 21 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This card idea started with the silhouette of the woman that I cut from the You Are Here Cartridge, and I added a fussy cut posy to her hands using the Stamp of the Month and some Burlap Ribbon. It matched perfectly with the gorgeous stripes of the new True Love Paper Packet.



I had an off-cut from a stitched circle sitting on my craft desk and it became the perfect border for my sentiment- it's times like these I feel OK about keeping all of my scraps! I stamped some of the star clusters on each edge and then stamped the main sentiment in the middle, framed by the silhouette.

Now "Hop" on over to Krista's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until 31st May!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

S1905 Besties May SOTM Australasian Blog Hop



Welcome to our Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is To My Bestie, a set of 19 stamps.  If you have come here from Doris' Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.



On of my lovely workmates has her birthday today so of course she needed a fabulous birthday card!

I stated off with gold glitter- because glitter makes everything better! I also stamped the sentiment and embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder to match.



I coloured the balloons and added some sequins plus some of the new patterned paper from the Sweet Girl paper packet framed by Sapphire cardstock.


Now "Hop" on over to Doreen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until the 31st May!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Monday, April 29, 2019

It's Your Day

I've been enjoying the April SOTM a lot, and I wanted to do some cards that were simple but still had an impact using the floral sprig.

Paired with the Feels Like Home Paper Packet, I was able to create these quick and easy cards.



I simply added a strip of cardstock and then a strip of the patterned paper, and then used the floral sprig stamp to do first and second generation stamping around the side. I popped up the sentiment using foam tape and used the Stitched Circle thin cuts for more interest.

This is such a quick and easy pattern- I decided to use the same idea but with the more masculine side of the paper packet!




Thanks for stopping by today!