Archive | July 2015

More from Blossom

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We are almost at the end of the Seasonal Expressions 2 book and I am really going to miss the Blossom range of products from this book.  The colours are so beautiful and can be used for a wide range of projects from masculine to feminine and babies.  I am normally a pink girl but Blossom has turned me around.  One of my first purchases from the Seasonals Expression 2 catalogue was the Blossom WOTG Card Making kit.  The stamps were gorgeous and I will be using them a lot for a long time.

Here are a couple of cards I have made using the stamp set and the  ideas from the WOTG ideas booklet.  The first card is using the background to one of the cards but I have turned it into a portrait card and ‘hung’ the sentiment up with some Glacier extra thick twine.  I have used the leaf stamp and then cut out the flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge page at 1″ .  I curled up the petals using the end of a paint brush to get a little dimension.  I have finished with some clear sparkles, Coral Sequins and Junebug Puffies.

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The second card has been turned around again and this time I have made a trim using the retired zipper lace in Lagoon to add something extra to the card.  It fitted in well with Pear cardstock and a strip of the floral patterned paper.

 

 

Materials used:

Cardstock – Pear, Kraft, White Daisy

Paper – Blossom

Stamps – Blossom WOTG

Inks – Pear, Black, Glacier

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Extra Thick Twine – Glacier

Clear Sparkles

Coral Sequins

Junebug Puffies

The Blossom WOTG is still available for sale on my website here – but you will need to be quick as some of the current products are selling out very quickly.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Everything is Better with a Friend

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This month CTMH have a special deal for hostess stamps.  Normally you can only buy these stamp sets when you host a gathering but this month they have offered the stamps sets to anyone who purchases a stamp set for just $32.50 for just $6.50 which is a massive savings.

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One of the stamp sets is the Everything is Better with a Friend.  I love the sassiness of this stamp set and it would be great for both scrapbooking and cardmaking.

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I made these cards for a cardmaking class last week and they proved to be very popular.  Colouring in is really popular now with adult colouring in books etc but stamps are also great to colour in.  I have done three cards and used three different colouring techniques- watercolour pencils, ShinHan Touch Twin markers and paper piercing.  The vibrant colours of the Scaredy Cat papers really went well with these cards.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Thistle, Sunset

Paper – Scaredy Cat

Stamp – Everything is Better with a Friend, Just to Say

Ink – Memento Black, Black

Watercolour Pencils

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers – YR24 Marigold, P282 Peony Purple, Z2463 Sap Green.WG4 Clay, Y222 Golden Yellow, YR29 Barely Beige, BR96 Mahogany, BG61 Peacock Blue

This stamp set as well as all the other Hostess stamp sets from the Seasonal Expressions 2 and the Annual Inspirations Book are available for just $6.50 when you purchase a stamp set for just $32.50.  This is such great value so get in quick before the end of the month and you can start shopping here and click on the Jump On It July link to make your selection.

These cards will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

Get Well Wishes from CTMH

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I am getting low on get well cards at Gift Hutt so I got down to work to make these lovely cards.  I am finding that I am using my Artfully Sent cartridge more and more for unique and individual cards and I particularly love the lattice sleeve cards to create backgrounds for my embellishments.

For these cards I have used all four CTMH cartridges – Artfully Sent, Art Philosophy, Artiste and Artbooking.  I love using Cricut Craftroom to put all the images together to help make it easier to cut the images out.  I have used the sleeve from page 16 of the booklet and cut them at 4″ x 5 1/2″ and I have backed the lattice with Glacier cardstock for a lovely soft combination.

The frame has been cut from the Artbooking cartridge page 47 using White Daisy cardstock at 4″.  For the first card I cut the centre out but then I had a ‘doh’ moment and used the hide/contour function to cut the full background image out for the second card.

The flowers are what I have left from previous projects.  The flowers are cut from both the Artiste cartridge – page 54 in the booklet and the Art Philosophy cartridge – page 50 of the booklet.  To see how I have made these flowers please click here.  I have coloured the centres of the flowers in Canary ink and sponged the edges in Pixie ink.

The leaves have been cut in Pear cardstock from the Artiste page 54 – I am sorry I cut these some time ago and can’t remember what size I cut them out (possibly about 1 1/2″)

I have stamped the image from Sincere Expressions (which is sadly retiring) in Outdoor Denim ink (which is also retiring).

To finish off I have used Junebug Puffies to create the look of forget me knot flowers and some white shimmer trim.

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Here is the second one with the centre that has not been cut out.  As you can see it is better without the cut.

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Here are some close ups.

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Materials used:

Cardstock- White Daisy, Pear, Glacier

Stamps – Sincere expressions

Ink – Pixie, Canary, Outdoor Denim

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking, Artfully Sent

Junebug Puffies

Gold Glitter Gems

White Shimmer Trim

It is that time of the year for a new Annual Inspirations book to be released with a lot of new products and to make room for these new products there are a large number of current products retiring.  Please check out my website here for a list of retiring products and get in quick before they disappear.  There is also more products on the ‘while supplies last’ button.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Some More Elegance from CTMH

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It is a very short post tonight following on my last post on white on white cards.  I really like the simplicity of white on white for sympathy cards and here I have combined embossing with rolled roses from the  Artiste cartridge and leaves from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I love using the frames from the Artfully Sent cartridge and here I have used the Silver embossing powder for extra elegance.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy

Stamp set – Sincere Expressions, Curlicue Frames (Artfully Sent Cricut Collection)

Ink – Versamark

Ranger Silver Embossing Powder

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Artiste, Art Philosophy

Embossing Folders – Damask, Spots

Clear Sparkles

White Shimmer Trim

These cards have been teamed with the box envelope that I designed here and are now for sale at Gift Hutt.

These cards are very quick and easy to make and would suit a wedding card as well with an appropriate sentiment.

These products are available from my website here – and don’t forget to check out the new items that are now on special in the While Supplies last button as well as all the products that will be retiring at the end of August.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australasian CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – Life is Wonderful

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Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Jenny’s Blog The Creative Heart,  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.

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Today I would like to share with you this layout  that I have made which features July Stamp of the Month Life is Wonderful available exclusively throughout June for NZ$33 or for just NZ $5 when you spend NZ$75.

My son was very fortunate to have gone to Japan on a school trip and  I have finally started scrapping his photos.  I have not used the Wanderful papers much but these are perfect for doing travel photos.  And the travel overlay and other travel related icons from the Artbooking cartridge goes so well with this.  I particularly like this overlay as you can get a lot of small images to use for the rest of the album.

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Yes I probably should have put the ‘is about to happen’ underneath the two stamped images but I am happy with how it has come out.

Life is Wonderful is only available until 31st July from your CTMH consultant.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Maz’s Blog, Inky Fingers

Materials used:

Cardstock – Crystal Blue, Colonial White, Flaxen

Paper – Wanderful

Stamps – Life is Wonderful

Inks – Desert Sand

Artbooking Cartridge

Silver sequins

Aqua Dots

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia