Tuesday, April 10, 2018

You mean the World to me

My two boys have been amazing at adjusting to a lot of changes in the last few months, and I wanted to let them know how special and important they are to me. I made them each a card and will write in it and leave it on their pillow, and hopefully this will show them how much I care about and appreciate them.

My boys love anything space related, and so it was a perfect opportunity to use some scraps from my Stargazer Paper Packet. I loosely based my card on the WYW design, but made sime changes to the paper and thin cut as my boys have both seen and loved the rocket ship printed paper.

I had a lot of fun stamping the border of the card, and then it was easy to put together the rest. I coloured in the astronaut with the watercolour pencils and added a Zip strip and some Stargazer Dots to finish the card.

I am linking this up to Heart 2 Heart's Out Of This World Challenge.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Color Throwdown Tomatoes

I'm always on the lookout for a good pun, so when I found a stamp set consisting of jokes and playing on words associated with food, I had to have it.

For some inspiration to get me back into my cardmaking, I looked at the Color Throwdown challenge for some ideas.

I had to use the tomatoes from my stamp set for the something red, and I paired it with the cute Gimme Some Sugar paper and some extra bling in the specified colours.

Thanks for looking!

Back with a Birthday Bash card

Wow- it's been a long time since I've been crating due to a number of reasons- the most likely being that I moved house at Christmas and it took me a while to set up my craft space!

I have finally got back into things and one of my first creations was this masculine birthday card, created for the Birthday Bash challenge at H2H.

I used the April Stamp of the Month for the Celebrate title, and the best day ever was already preprinted on a pocket page card, which I then matted on Peacock cardstock.

I used the stars from the Stargazer cardmaking set to add some extra interest to the card.

It feels good to be getting back into scrapbooking and cardmaking, and I am looking forward to sharing more of my creations with you!

Monday, October 30, 2017

It's Halloween Season!

No matter where you live, Halloween is a favourite for children- we celebrate in Spring so there are no pumpkins or falling leaves, but we always have spooky costumes and some fun Halloween events to attend.

This year, my two boys want to be vampires and they are heading to a Halloween event at my local club. The photos won't be available for a few days but I am prepared with a layout already.

I used the retired Halloween paper packet Jeepers Creepers, which has some fabulous bold colours ideal for scrapbooking my two boys.

I used a fun technique to create the monsters called the Baby Wipe technique, which resulted in adorable multicoloured monsters.

I will add some journalling to this 3x4 pocket card once the photos have been taken.

This layout came together so easily using the paper packet, zipstrip, coordinating pocket cards and a few stamped embellishments.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Baby It's Cold Outside

This week's prompt for Heart 2 Heart challenges was the inspiration I needed to start using the October SOTM, Christmas Tunes.

The snowglobe was the perfect image I needed to start working on my snow pages- being in the southern hemisphere means we had our snow in in July so I am a bit behind!

I used some old CTMH snow themed paper paired with Colonial White cardstock as the base of my layout, then jazzed it up with some of the newer items I have on hand.

I stamped the snowglobe image from the October SOTM in Glacier ink, and then added some clear shimmer to the bottom of the globe and the word cold.

The white burlap ribbon made a perfect border for my photos, and I added an extra bow embellishment as well as some Blue Enamel Dots.

I also stamped a border across the top of the page using the new Christmas Borders stamp set.

If you have an Under The Weather themed project, we'd love for you to link up with us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

No Worries Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our No Worries 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 June  Featured collection, No Worries.

Although this has a beachy feel to it, it is also perfect for creating a masculine themed family layout. 

I kept with earthy tones for this layout, using one of the patterned papers from the No Worries Paper Packet and accenting with Kraft cardstock and Desert Sand ink.

These gorgeous hearts are from the No Worries Complements, and I also used some of the woodgrain No Worries sequins to create an embellishment cluster. I stamped the sentiment using Desert Sand ink. 

This family title is straight from the No Worries complements, and was the perfect title for my layout. I also added a small stamped heart to reinforce the heart motif.


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Crop Craft Create.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pretty Pocket Card

The Pocket Cards in the CTMH Paper Packets are one of my favourite things to work with. Not only are they wonderful for adding interest and journal boxes to layouts, but they also make great card bases.

I used the woodgrain PML card as the base for this card, and added some stamped flowers from the June Stamp of the Month. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Chipboard from the No Worries Complements.

This card took me only a few minutes to piece together and I love the serene background thanks to the PML card.

If you love using PML cards, why don't you share a project with us this month at Heart 2 Heart Challenges? We would love to see your creations!