Tutu Cute from CTMH

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Just a quick post today showcasing a new stamp set, Safari Ballet from CTMH that works so well with the new Kaleidoscope Reflections Paper Range.  I love the bubble gum colours of these papers and they are perfect for little girls (and boys) cards and layouts.

 

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These cards are just perfect for little girls and the colours of the papers match perfectly with the colours I have used to colour in the images.  I used the Memento ink pad to stamp the images before colouring in with ShinHan Touch Twin markers.  This ink pad is now available for sale through CTMH which is great as it doesn’t bleed the same.  I was able to colour in quite quickly after stamping which is great as I don’t have a lot of time to make cards.

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I have coloured the giraffe with the ShinHan Touch Twin markers – RP198 Tender Pink, YR222 Golden Yellow, YR26 Pastel Peach, BR96 Mahogany.

#CTMH Kaleidoscope and Tutu Cute

This card is so cute and was sold this weekend at the Paper Arts Show.   I have also used last months SOTM – Framed for the frame and the sentiment is from Holiday Tags.  The ShinHan Touch Twin markers used are – YR29 Barely Beige, WG4 Warm Grey, RP198 Tender Pink.  I have used bitty sparkles on the tutu for a touch of sparkle and also on the framed sentiment.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Canary, Chocolate, Pixie

Paper – Kaleidoscope

Stamp – Safari Ballet, Framed (NLA) Holiday Tags

Ink – Memento Black, Cotton Candy

Pixie extra thick twine

Fern extra thick twine

Bitty sparkles

Sparkle assortments

White Shimmer trim

Shinhan markers – YR29 Barely Beige, WG4 Warm Grey, RP198 Tender Pink, YR222 Golden Yellow, YR26 Pastel Peach, BR96 Mahogany

All these products are available for sale on my website here.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

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Welcome Georgie to the CTMH Family

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I am really enjoying the new products from the new Annual Inspirations book that was released at the beginning of the month.  The new paper ranges are fabulous but I think my favourite has to be the new Georgie range.  It must be one of the most beautiful baby papers ever and the colours are perfect for boy or girl projects being gender neutral.  And the stamp sets to match are gorgeous as well and I will be using them for a long time – particularly the WOTG stamp set featured here.

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I sell a lot of cards (particularly baby cards) though Gift Hutt and it is so nice to have cards that are gender neutral as it seems to be the fashion not to know the sex of the baby before it is born now.  I have had a lot of fun with the stamp set, papers and coordinating embellishments from the WOTG to make these cards.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Slate, Whisper, White Daisy

Paper – Georgie, Whimsy Fundamentals (retired)

Stamps – WOTG Georgie

Inks – Slate, Whisper, Glacier, Canary

Georgie Assortments

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry

Fundamentals Assortments – Glacier

Grey enamel gems

Glacier extra thick twine

I hope you like these cards and are inspired to use this beautiful paper for your own projects.  Please visit my website here to purchase any supplies.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

Artistry from CTMH

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This is a quick post today featuring a card that I made for my sister-in-law,s birthday.  This is totally different to what I normally make but it is good to stretch and challenge myself sometimes. I have based this card on pattern 25 from the Make it From Your Heart Vol. 1 how to book.   There is no stamping on this card at all – the sentiment, scallop edge and champagne glasses have been cut from the new Artistry Cricut cartridge.  I have used a small strip of paper from the new White Pines paper range as those colours and pattern was perfect for Lissa.  The champagne in the glasses have been cut from the Sangria papers while I added some sparkle and bubbles with the new Fundamentals Assortments – Glacier.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – New England Ivy, Colonial White, Glacier

Papers – White Pines, Sangria

Ink – Champagne

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry

Fundamentals assortments – Glacier

Glacier extra thick twine.

As usual all the materials used here are available on my website here.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Australasian Blog Hop – Nevermore

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring one of the new paper ranges from the Annual Inspirations book which came out on the 1st September- Nevermore. If you have arrived here from Lauren’s Blog, CTMH Craftings,  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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I really wasn’t sure about this paper range as it is more for Halloween projects and we do not really celebrate Halloween in New Zealand.  However, when I saw this gorgeous gothic looking paper I immediately thought French.  My daughter had an amazing holiday in Europe a couple of years ago and took some fabulous photos of the Eiffel Tower and I thought straight away of using this paper to do a layout for them.   However, I have not been able to get the papers in time to do the layout so I practiced with the smaller sample size of the paper to make a card (please come back to see the layout with the photos of the Eiffel Tower).

#CTMH Nevermore, Artistry and Artiste cartridges

Note to self do not match colours late at night when I am tired and it is dark.  I cut the flowers out of Pomegranate, Fern and Pink Glitter paper late at night and then realised the next morning that the paper actually coordinates with Eggplant.  However, I was happy to leave the colours as the flowers stand out really well from the darker background.  The chandelier has been cut out in Colonial White cardstock from the Artiste cartridge and sponged with Whisper ink to create an aged look.  I then put some sparkles on the drops of the chandelier to add some bling and make it a little more realistic.  The label has been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped using a stamp from the Frame Flair stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Happy to Be Friends stamp set.  I have added some small sparkles flourishes which are no longer available.

Here is a close up of the flowers.

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For the inside I have cut a piece of Colonial White cardstock 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and stamped the Eiffel Tower from the Armour stamp set (NLA) on the left side.  The edges have been sponged with Whisper ink and I drew the line around the edge freehand with the Marvy Uchida Le Pen to follow through with the French theme.

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The gorgeous Nevermore paper is now available from the new Annual Inspirations catalogue and will be for the next year from your CTMH consultant here.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Vandra’s blog,  Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Blog to see what wonderful creations she has made.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Pomegranate, Eggplant, Colonial White, Black, Fern,

Paper – Nevermore, Pink Glitter

Stamps – Happy to Be Friends, Frame Flair

Ink – Whisper, Black, Eggplant

Small Flourishes – NLA

Clear Sparkles

Cricut Cartridges – Artistry, Artiste, Art Philosophy

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Father’s Day from CTMH

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Today is Father’s Day and I have made a few cards out of the new papers that have just been released at the start of this month in the new Annual Inspirations book.  There are some amazing papers and some really grungy papers for great masculine cards and layouts.  Here I have used a combination of papers and some new colours from the new book along with some steam punk cogs to make some very different cards.  I have used the new Sapphire colour to add a pop of colour to these grungy cards.

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I have used pattern 28 from the Make It From Your Heart Book Volume 2 for this card.

Materials used for this card:

Cardstock – Slate, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Perfect Fit Frames 2, Holiday Tags, Distressed Backgrounds

Inks – Slate, Whisper, Desert Sand

Artiste Cartridge

Studs – Durables Antique Gold

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This pattern has come from MIFYH Vol 2 pattern 20.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Nevermore, Urban

Stamps – Holiday Tags

Inks – Slate

Artiste Cartridge

Punch – Chevron 

Opaques – Liquorice

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I love the pop of sapphire blue to give this card a bit of pop.  This is from pattern 24 from MIFYH Vol 2.

Materials used:

Cardstock – slate, Whisper, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Framed (NLA), Flight of the Arrows.

Inks – Slate

Artiste Cartridge

Opaques Liquorice 

Slate Bakers Twine

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This pattern is from MIFYH Vol 2 pattern 23.

Materials used:

Cardstock – slate, Sapphire, Colonial White

Paper – Urban

Stamps – Framed (NLA), A Thing Well Done

Inks – Slate

Silver Sequins

Artiste Cartridge

I hope that all the fathers had a great day today and were very spoilt and got given some lovely hand crafted cards to cherish.

All these products are now available from my website here.

Have a good week

Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Australasian SOTM Blog Hop – Paper Garden

Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Meryl’s blog – Mez’s Craft Room 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 some artwork which features September Stamp of the Month Paper Garden available exclusively throughout September for $33 or for just $10 when you spend $75.

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This stamp set is so beautiful and as soon as I received it I was playing with it.  I have used different techniques to show you how versatile this stamp set is.

First up is some cards:

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I have used a centre step fold for this card and used sponge daubers to ink up the stamp to get the water coloured effect.  I have used Sweet Leaf, Pear, Canary and Pixie inks and I am very happy how this turned out.  These colours worked perfectly with the green spotted paper from the Brushed paper range and Canary cardstock.  I kept it simple with a Topiary chevron ribbon bow and a simple Thank you from the Just to Say stamp set from the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge set.

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The same colour combination but with different papers and some embosssing using the Damask embossing folder.

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This card has been sponged using the Texture tools on the while supplies last list.  I have used Sweet Leaf and Canary inks with a touch of Flaxen ink.  I love the effect of this and I then stamped the netting using a second generation inking with Slate ink and then using Cocoa ink I stamped the flower image for a silhouette effect.

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I thought I would try something completely different and do a clean and simple card with this card.  I have used Slate and Black inks for the stamping.  The jury is still out on this and I would be interested in what you think of it.  The sentiment is from the Happy to Be Friends stamp set.

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For this card I have embossed the image on Black cardstock using versamark ink and then embossed with White embossing powder.  I then coloured the image using my ShinHan Touch Twin markers.  I have a list of the markers I used below.  I have done the same for the Thank You sentiment.  Because this is so vibrant I was able to use Canary and Thistle cardstock for the cardstock and scalloped trim.

Finally I was really inspired by the beautiful layout in the new Seasonals Expressions book and here is my version using a special photo that was taken too many years ago to count.

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I have used the pattern for this layout from the Make it From Your Heart Volume Volume 1 – age 40 pattern 18.  I have used the same sponge daubing technique for the background flowers and then cut the flowers and leaves out using the Artiste cartridge and stamped them with the Thistle and Canary inks.  The leaves have been stamped using the Rock and Roll technique with Pear and Topiary inks.  The smaller flowers have been stamped using the Rock and Roll technique with Thistle and Canary inks to add a little interest to the flowers.  The bling gold gems and the little flowers and butterflies from the Junebug puffies just add the final touch.

The title has been cut from the Artbooking cartridge using one of the new colours Eggplant and Slate cardstock for a shadow effect.  This goes well with the Thistle coloured Paper Fundamentals paper.  the flourish under the flower is from the Artbooking cartridge too.

Here is a close up of the flowers.

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Paper Garden is only available until 30 September from your CTMH consultant here.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Lauren’s Blog, CTMH Craftings.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Pear, Black, Thistle, Canary, Eggplant, Slate

Paper – Brushed, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Ink – Pear, Thistle, Canary, Sweet leaf, Pixie, Slate, Flaxen, Cocoa, Black, Slate, Versamark

Stamps – Paper Garden, Just to Say…, Happy to Be Friends

Ranger White Embossing Ink

Markers – RP198 Tender Pink, P282 Peony Purple, Y49 Pastel Green, Y222 Golden Yellow, YR24 Marigold, GY235 Sap Green, GY234 Leaf Green

Border Punch – Scallop

Topiary Chevron Ribbon

Embossing Folder – Damask

Bling Gems Gold Assortment

Junebug Puffies

Texture Tools

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia