Thursday, November 19, 2020

November/December Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all of the amazing new products from the November and December Catalogue. 

If you have come here from Melinda’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


This month we have 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using 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 love the bright, fun look of the Jingle Joy collection, and decided to show some of the products within this collection paired with the Mix In Paper. Here is the full two page layout, but let's also have a closer look at some of the details.


The left hand side features the cute tree printed paper from the Mix In, which pairs perfectly with the Jingle Joy colours.



I used one of the Jingle Joy PML cards as a focal point and added some cute little presents from the Jingle Joy Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts in Raspberry and Clover ink.



The left hand side also features some more of the wonderful Mix In Paper Packet, the PML cards and the cardmaking stamp set. 



I love the the PML cards come with journal boxes, which make it easy to write down all your memories and stories. I also added Santa in his sleigh from the Cardmaking stamp set, stamped in Black ink to give the look of a silhouette. 



The title on this page came from the Jingle Joy Scrapbooking stamp set and Thin Cuts, which I stamped in Evergreen ink.


You can see I also added a strip of Raspberry Cardstock and I also cut the striped zip strip in half to add more patterns and colour to the page. 

These pages are meant to work together as a double page spread, but could be easily used as two single page layouts too!

Now "Hop" on over to Gina'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! 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Inky Fingers

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting ideas to use the new Distress Oxide inks. 


This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Haley’s Blog, you are on the right track!

My first card uses the distress oxide inks as a background under the Hearts Background Thin Cuts. I layered Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral distress inks under the thin cut and then all I had to do was add a sentiment as the inks and thin cut were the main stars of this card.


Here’s a close up of the beautiful ombré look you get from blending the colours. I only used two colours but because they meet in the middle and blend together you can create even more colours. 



After I had made the first card, I had all of the little hearts left over so I decided to make another card! I simply stamped a sentiment all over to create a background in Smoothie ink, and then lightly blended the Abandoned Coral distress ink over the right hand corner to add some interest. Smoothie ink and cardstock goes so well with the Abandoned Coral distress ink! I then cut an envelope using the Mini Envelope Thin Cuts and filled it with some of the leftover hearts from my first card.


Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Brandi’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Australasian Jingle Joy Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Jingle Joy 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 November Featured collection, Jingle Joy


I wanted to make a card that had the cute little Santa from the Jingle Joy Cardmaking Stamp Set as the feature, but I also wanted to create a great background. The starburst background made from Jingle Joy Paper Packet, Raspberry Cardstock and White Daisy Cardstock was so much fun to make!

The card has lots of dimension and layers- thanks to my handy 3D Foam dots I was able to keep everything from being too bumpy. The matching thin cuts made cutting out the Santa a piece of cake!


A full video of instructions on how to make this card will be posted very shortly so stay tuned!

If you 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, ScrappyChicks.


Monday, November 9, 2020

Rise and Shine


This week, H2H is featuring the CTMH Colour of the Year, Blue Belle.

I made a layout for some photos of coffee in the morning after our recent holiday- I haven't added the photos and journalling yet but I still thought I would share it with you. I used Blue Belle cardstock paired with some of the Lovely Paper Packet. 

I stamped the coffee cup with Toffee ink on the smooth side from the SOTM to get a solid colour, and stamped it onto Blue Belle cardstock. I added a small heart and a Blue Belle Pearl and then added it to the side of the journalling box. 

I added some pennants with the Lovely heart paper, and the sentiment was stamped around the sunburst style shape I cut from Blue Belle cardstock.

This is such a fun way to do a morning/coffee themed layout with the starburst in non-traditional colours. Blue Belle is such a lovely soft colour, perfect for adding a cool shade to your cards and layouts. 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Holiday Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to our Holiday Cards Blog Hop!  We will be featuring a whole lot of ideas for Holiday themed cards today, I can't wait! If you have come here from Gina'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

This month we have 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using 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 have a go at creating a Twist Gate Fold card using the Comfort and Joy Paper Packet, along with the stamp set found in the Comfort and Joy Cardmaking Workshop. 

It is a fun card on the outside, and then it opens up to reveal a message on the inside!

I simply used a Comfort and Joy PML card for the inside sentiment, but you could get really creative with stamped sentiments or handwritten notes- even a Christmas photo of your family. 


I added a sentiment and Christmas tree to the front using the Comfort and Joy Cardmaking Workshop stamp set, along with Scarlet and Evergreen ink. I adhered these with foam tape so that they would help to close the card but also so they wouldn't get int he way when you open it. 

The finishing touch was to add the Carnation Red Liquid Pearls to the Christmas tree to make it a bit more festive!

 If you would like full instructions on how to create this card, please click here

Now "Hop" on over to Pam'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! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get any of the amazing products featured on this blog hop.

Monday, November 2, 2020

November SOTM Blog Hop - You Warm My Heart

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is You Warm My Heart, a set of 19 stamps.  


If you have come here from Brenda'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.



This month we have 22 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!

We don't really do Thanksgiving or pumpkin pies here in New Zealand, but my niece is a wee cutie pie so I decided to use that sentiment for a layout about her, and keep with the theme by putting a pie graph type feature piece behind the photos.



We had gone out for fluffies (kid sized hot chocolates) so it was also easy enough to incorporate the tea cup into my layout! I stamped it with second generation Evergreen Ink and fussy cut it, and then added some whipped cream and went over that with the Clear Shimmer Brush



I used the Lovely Paper Packet for the pie graph segments, and did the overlay with our colour of the year cardstock, Blue Belle



I also stamped the cutie pie title in Evergreen ink, and also added some decorative lines to the top left of the layout using Toffee ink to balance it out. All of the stamps used on this page are from the Stamp of the Month. 
 
Now "Hop" on over to Alyson'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 November SOTM is only available until the 30th November!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

S2011E You Warm My Heart Australasian SOTM Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Doris 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 November Stamp of the Month, You Warm My Heart.


I was immediately drawn to the coffee cup- as I need a few cups every day! I wanted to create a holiday themed card without it being too obvious, so I used the Wood Grain Paper as the background and added one of the smaller stamps as a background accent using Scarlet ink. I also stamped the coffee cup and the sentiment with Scarlet ink and added the lid with Almond Cardstock



The last little thing I did for this card was added a frame from the Stitched Circle Thin Cuts to mimic a coffee ring around the sentiment. 

This exclusive stamp is only available during November. It can be yours for just $10 with a qualifying order of $88 or for $30.50 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant, or you can get it free with your $88 order as a VIP customer!

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!