Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Australasian Hawthorn Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from Nell's Blog 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 collection, Hawthorn.

This is a great autumnal and masculine range, and I love the wooden woodsy feel to the collection.

I used this paper collection as well as coordinating elements to create a layout that will feature photos of a woodland fairy door walk I went on with my two boys and my niece a few weeks ago.

The hexagon die cut from the Workshop your Way matches so well with the cute pattern of the paper, and I also did some tone on tone stamping of the leaves from the matching stamp set. The sentiment was also stamped using the Hawthorn Scrapbooking stamp set and cut out with the matching die cut.

I used some of the Picture My Life cards to use as backgrounds, and I stamped the leaves by using the scrapbooking stamp set and inking up the leaves first in Toffee, then Saffron then edging with Paprika using the rock and roll technique. The sentiment is from the Hawthorn Complements.


The journal box was also a Picture My Life Card, and the pretty leaf die cut was from the full kit. It was a bit fiddly to push out all of the intricate holes but I love the finished look with all of the different papers and colours behind the leaves.

This  collection can be yours until the end of October.  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, Scrappychicks.


  1. Love your layouts, esp the fairy wooden door one, would love to see it when finished.. Kylie Sullivan

  2. Love your use of the thin cut leaves.... xxx

  3. Your layout is lovely, I too would like to see with the photos added.

  4. How effective are those leaves? Love that idea, and the clean, crisp look of your layout! Very nice!

  5. Great layout, love the leaves


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