Saturday, May 20, 2017

CTMH Australasian Little Dreamer Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Little Dreamer Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Tanya 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, Little Dreamer.


Little Dreamer isn't just for girls- I created this Easter layout featuring my two boys and added strips of the Little Dreamer paper packet down the side of the page. I also used the paper to mat my main 6x4 photo.



To add more interest I added the circle stamp around the layout and this enforced the circular theme. This same stamp had the journal lines and the date and 'captured moment' sentiment- very versatile! I cut two Easter eggs from the Cricut in Little Dreamer colours and then added a grass border from the Jack Cardmaking stamp set.



I also cut the Easter title from my Cricut- I didn't think it stood out enough using just the Lemon title so I shadowed it by cutting the same title slightly bigger in Lagoon cardstock.



This Workshop Your Way collection can be yours for just $46NZD.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Featured Products Blog Hop- Little Dreamer

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is the Little Dreamer collection.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Corinna you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

I love the Polka Dot paper from Little Dreamer, and my friend has just had a baby girl so I wanted to create a whimsical card. I used the paper as a background and cut the Welcome from the Cricut directly into the paper.

I added some Thistle ribbon down the side of the card to break up the polka dot pattern and provide textural interest.



The Little One banner was stamped on a Canary strip of cardstock with Thistle ink as well as the sweet heart, and this completed my baby card.

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Annette. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:
1.   Lauren Moore
2.  Annette Clark
3.  Corinna Murphy

I am also linking this up with the BFT Little Dreamer Challenge!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Everyday Life

I love documenting the big events in my life, but it's nice to remember some of the everyday moments too. 

 One of the things I always enjoy is taking my two boys out for coffee dates when I have some one-on-one time with them. 

I created this layout to document the coffee (and fluffy) dates using the Enchantment Fundamentals.


 
This adorable bear and his coffee cup were the perfect addition to my layout- as well as the sentiment. I added a few red enamel hearts


 
The This & That stamp set is great for adding a title to everyday moments, so I added one of the stamp sentiments to the top of the journal box as time with my boys makes me happy.




Do you have an Everyday Life project to share? You can link up with the Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CTMH Australasian Live Beautifully Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Live Beautifully Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Vandra 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 Constant Campaign, Live Beautifully.


I love the Paper Packet and Stamp Set for this May special- aren't they gorgeous!

 


I created this layout of two of my nieces with squares cut from the paper packet and placed behind the photo mat to form a triangle.



The black and white papers pair beautifully with black and white photos, and the gorgeous soft floral is perfect for my sweet nieces.



I stamped the flower and leaves from the matching stamp set in the same colour of ink as cardstock and layered it at the end of the sentiment. Some Black and White Dots finished the layout off with some extra bling.



These exclusive Live Beautifully items are only available during May. Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Get into Gear

This week's challenge at BTF is to use Picture My Life cards on a project.

I have a stash of retired PML cards that work great for masculine themed cards.

I placed a 3x4 card on a dry embossed background. I then stamped a bike and heat embossed it to stand out.

The sentiment and gear were also from a retired stamp set, and I added some White Dots to complete the card.



My husband and brothers in law are all bike mad, so this will be a perfect card to have in my stash!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Featured Products Blog Hop- Live Beautifully

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is the Live Beautifully Paper Packet, which is the Constant Campaign Special for May.


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Annette you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

Mother's Day is coming up soon here in New Zealand and so I wanted to make a quick card that could be easily replicated with different colours and papers. I saw a stunning card on Rachel Stribling's Instagram page and she kindly let me CAS it using the Simply Beautiful Paper Packet.



The bow was cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge and I added a Gold Glitter Gem to the middle of the bow. A sentiment from a retired stamp set was stamped in Pomegranate ink above the beautiful floral paper and now I have a card that could easily be changed up for a birthday or thank you card.

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Corinna from Corinna's Crafts. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:
1. Lauren Moore
2. Corinna Murphy
3. Annette Clark

Monday, May 1, 2017

A Teeny Tiny Shift

Sometimes, making a teeny tiny change to your stamping technique can make all the difference!

Shadow stamping is something I love, but haven't tried in a while. It is a tricky method for me but the clear acrylic blocks make it much easier.

I used the May Stamp of the Month to stamp the words across my card in black ink, then slightly shifted the stamp up and to the side and re-stamped in Slate ink to get a shadow effect.



It's not perfect or consistent but that's what I like about homemade cards!

I added a black flower from the May SOTM and then added some small hearts and a Red Enamel Gem to add some colour to the card.

If you have a teeny tiny inspired project, we would love for you to link up with us this month at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.