Archive | October 2015

Wavy Blooms are Perfect for Watercolouring

Welcome back

I apologise for no blog post last week but I have been very busy and finding it hard to get any crafting done.   Plus I was waiting on my order for new products to arrive.  I also apologise for not getting around to everyone’s blogs to see what they have done and leave comments.  I just seem to run out of time to get to the reader.

Anyway, today I have some cards that I have made using the Wavy Blooms set and the new watercolours from CTMH.  I used to do watercolour painting a few years ago and but unfortunately, I no longer have the concentration and hands to do it anymore.  Plus I wasn’t great at drawing which is why I love stamping so much – someone else has drawn the image for me.  So I was really excited that watercolouring is now back in fashion.

For these cards I have stamped and embossed the images on the watercolour paper and then using my own paintbrush painted the flowers with the watercolours.  I used the vibrant yellow in the centres and the pink/red colour on the outside.  The trick with watercolour is to use a lot of water.  I had to work fast to help the colours blend together.  The watercolour paper is very different to what I have used in the past and it took some time to get used to it.  I think it is suitable for colouring in like what I have done or very basic backgrounds but I could not do a layered background like I could with the other papers.

#CTMH Wavy Blooms and Watercolour

For this card I have also used the new circle diffuser which helps make it easier to add the circle shapes onto the embossed background.  For the centre of the flower I have used liquid glass and some small gold beads I had in my stash for something different.

#CTMH Wavy Blooms and Watercolour

I have used the new confetti embossing folder for this card and the following two cards.  It is so versatile and great to use both ends on two cards.  I love how the smaller flower went well on the larger flower.

#CTMH Wavy Blooms and Watercolour

The coral shimmer tape went perfectly with the flowers.

#CTMH Wavy Blooms and Watercolour

I also used the light yellow and greens for the small flowers and they went perfectly with the Pear cardstock.

I was very happy with how these cards turned out.  They are bright and vibrant and would certainly cheer someone up when they receive one of these cards.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Pear, Watercolour paper

Stamps – Sending Love

Inks – Pear, Versamark

Gold Embossing Powder

Embossing folders – Diamonds,

Embossing Diffuser – Round

Gold Sequins

Clear Sparkles

Gold bling gems

Shimmer trims – gold, coral

Small gold beads – from my stash

Liquid glass

These cards will be for sale at Gift Hutt.  The materials used will are available for sale from my website here.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Australasian Blog Hop – Sangria

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Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian blog hop featuring the beautiful Sangria papers.  If you have arrived here from Maz’s blog, Inky Fingers then you are in the right place.  If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in following the link at the end of this post.

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Today I have some more cards featuring this gorgeous papers.  I have had some requests for Bon Voyage cards so used these papers and the lovely Here We Go stamp set to create a couple of cards.  I love that there are some many colours we can use with this paper range.

#CTMH Sangria

#CTMH Sangria

And here is a another card that shows the versatility of the papers.  The colours are just gorgeous and  the photos do not really do it justice.  The new Victorian Gratitude stamp is just lovely and gives the card the finishing touch.  I love this bow from the Artiste cartridge.

#CTMH Sangria

 

The Sangria range of products are available now from the Annual Catalague until July next year from your CTMH consultant (me) here.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Simone Morton’s blog, Scrappy Matters.

Materials used:

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

Paper – Sangria

Inks – Fern, Black, Slate, Eggplant

Stamps – Here we Go, Just to Say, Victorian Gratitude

Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Sparkles – Black and Grey Assortment 

Silver sequins

Brass button (NLA)

Black twine (NLA)

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Le Vie En Rose from CTMH

Welcome back.

I have been very busy lately, but still managed to get a couple of cards using the new Le Vie En Rose papers from CTMH.  These papers are just gorgeous and so dramatic for all sorts of different projects.  Here are a couple of cards I have made using these papers.

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I often get requests for cards that do not have a sentiment on it and this card came together very well with the help of my Artiste cartridge.

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Another very simple card using the sentiment from the Belated Birthday stamp set.  The papers are so beautiful there is little need for embellishment.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Black, Ruby, Pomegranate, White Daisy

Paper – Le Vie En Rose

Stamp – Belated Birthday

Ink – Black

Silver Sequins

Gold Gems

Artiste Cricut cartridge

I hope you enjoy these cards and next up is a blog hop featuring another gorgeous paper range – Sangria.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Australasian SOTM Blog Hop – Twinkle

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Hello and welcome about out Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Anne’s blog Mummy You Made This then you are in the right place.  If you landed 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 cards I have made which features the October SOTM Twinkle which is available exclusively throughout October, for $33 or for just $10 when you spend $75′

f9ffbb7a-4509-4d97-8467-1044db812aa9I really haven’t had much time to do more but this stamp is so cute for Christmas.  I have made three cards using the new White Pines reflections paper which goes really well with this stamp set.

#CTMH SOTM Twinkle

For this 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 card I have cut out the pine cones and leaves from the Artistry cartridge and the bow is from the Artiste cartridge.  The bauble and the label has been embossed with Ranger gold embossing powder.

#CTMH SOTM Twinkle

This was a very quick and easy card to put together.  The greeting is stamped in cranberry and flaxen inks.

#CTMH SOTM Twinkle

This card can be either a Christmas card or a general card for someone special.  I have cut all the leaves and flowers out of the Artistry cartridge for this card.  The flowers have been cut from Pomegranate cardstock.  I have embossed the Glacier cardstock with the diamond embossing folder and used the ‘back side’ for a ‘quilted look’.

Twinkle is only available until the 31st of October from your CTMH consultant here.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Georgia’s blog – Georgia Creates CTMH.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Pomegranate, Cranberry, Ruby, New England Ivy, Fern, Colonial White, Glacier

Paper – White Pines

Stamps – Twinkle

Inks – Pomegranate, Cranberry, Flaxen

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Artistry

Ranger Embossing Powder – Gold

Gold Sequins

Fern extra thick twine

Embossing folder – diamond

Gold Gems

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia