Saturday, October 20, 2018

Grateful Heart CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our October 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 October featured Paper Packet, Grateful Heart

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I love the deep, rich jewel tones of this paper packet and I wanted to create a layout for some family photos coming up that I know will be special.

I used the rich Pomegranate tones for the layout, accenting with Sapphire and Saffron as I loved the butterfly zip strip and wanted to match those colours.



Can you see the butterfly accents? I absolutely loved this PML card that came in the paper packet and had to include it in my layout. I backed it with Saffron cardstock to make it pop.



I also embellished with some of the Grateful Heart Complements. Isn't this little owl adorable? I also layered the embellishment with the matching Cork Shapes to add a little extra pop to the layout.



 I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Passionate About Pages.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Holiday Sparkle/Seasons of Joy Blog Hop



Welcome to our October Blog Hop!  We will be featuring two of the new products- either the Holiday Sparkle special or the new Season of Joy Cricut cartridge, so you are sure to get a lot of ideas today! If you get lost at any time please head on over to Melinda's Blog to get back on track.

For my project, I decided to do a scrapbook layout. The Season of Joy Cricut cartridge has some wonderful 3D projects but I really wanted to use the elf title for a Midwinter Christmas party I attended.

I kept the background colour simple (Linen cardstock) and let the photos and the strip of patterned paper take the centre focal point.

I added two cuts from the cartridge- the Christmas lights border at the top and the adorable elf title.


The sub-title and the ugly sweater are from a new stamp set called Ugly Sweater- perfect for this layout too.



As a side note- my sweater was called the "Lauren Elf Sweater" so I had to have it!

Now "Hop" on over to Chris Robertson'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!

I am also linking this page up to the Heart 2 Heart new product challenge.



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hello Pumpkin CTMH Australasian Blog Hop



Hello and welcome aboard our October 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 October featured Paper Packet, Hello Pumpkin.

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At first glance this does seem to be a Halloween themed paper, but I immediately thought of a lot of other uses for it!

I went to see the musical Wicked and thought the pops of green were perfect when paired with mainly black and white tones.



I added a small banner of the striped paper behind the large circle, and added some of the green Hello Pumpkin Complements.



I cut the title on my Cricut- isn't it appropriate?



I also stamped a journal box with ruled lines and used it to tell the story, finishing off with some more embellishments from the Complements.



Don't write this Paper Packet off- it has so many uses and I can't wait to share more ideas with you.

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

Products used:
Cardstock: Black, Charcoal, Willow
Paper Packet: Hello Pumpkin
Ink: Black
Stamp set: Take Note
Embellishments: Hello Pumpkin Complements, Black Gems

Monday, October 8, 2018

Thanks and Giving

I wanted to use the October Stamp of the Month a bit more since I had only used it on scrapbook layouts, and so I recreated a card layout I do quite often.



I stamped the leaf image in White Daisy on the dark purple cardstock, and then stamped the matching leaves in Fern in the centre panel. I also stamped the title in Eggplant and layered it with some Sugarplum glitter paper.

This is such a fun and easy technique to do with any image and I love the colours together.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I used the leaf image to play along with The Paper Players theme this week  and I loved the colour combo that came up with this week's Color Dare.





Products used:
Cardstock: Eggplant, White Daisy, Sugarplum Glitter Paper
Ink: Eggplant, Fern, White Daisy
Stamp set: Thanks and Giving

Friday, October 5, 2018

So Grateful

I've been so thankful for a lot of things today- and so it was the perfect time to make a card inspired by the CASology prompt!



I used a floral Base and Shade stamp set to achieve this faux watercolour floral image and then stamped the sentiment in a dark green ink. I then mated it onto a white card base and I was done- nice and simple but effective.



Products used
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamp sets: Bunches of Love, Grateful Heart Scrapbooking
Ink: Sage, New England Ivy

A Hedgehog Hello

I've rediscovered my love for embossing powders this week, and it's been awesome to have some time in my craft room to play with all the pretty new paper packets!

This cute little hedgehog sticker caught my eye and I wanted to use him on a card. I also wanted to try out my new leaf frame stamp set so this card came together in my head really easily.



I used gold embossing powder to do the leaf frame, and then kept it really simple with just the hedgehog as the sentiment and some more of the patterned paper in a dovetailed strip. The only embellishment was some green triangles that I added for dimension.

I'm linking this card up with a few themed challenges today:
Use Your Stuff Forest Frolic
Craft Rocket Autumn
The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (leaves, patterned paper, green, embossing and glitter)


Products used
Cardstock: White Daisy
Paper: Grateful Heart
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: Grateful Heart Complements, Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles, Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Stamp set: Grateful Heart-Scrapbooking

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Merry and Bright

I'm getting well into the swing of things with my Christmas card making, and I really enjoy taking inspiration from sketches and challenges.



Today I combined the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and the Heart 2 Heart colour challenge to create this Christmas card.



I used the beautiful red tinsel embossing powder to create the sentiment, and then the rest of the card flowed from there! A background Christmas stamp helped to anchor the three strips and I used layered stitched circles for dimension. n order to get a touch of Nectarine, I finished off the card with some black and orange stars from the Hello Pumpkin Complements.

I hope to start sharing a lot more Christmas cards- my craft room is covered in Christmas themed paper right now!

Products used:
Paper: Tis The Season Paper Packet, Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet
Cardstock: Ruby, Charcoal, Mink
Ink: Black, Versamark
Stamp set: Merry Trimmings, Merry and Bright
Embellishments: Hello Pumpkin Complements, Red Tinsel Embossing Powder
Tools: Stitched Circles Thin Cuts