Having Fun with Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms

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I hope you all had a good Christmas and got lots of new craft supplies.  I have just received the Heartfelt Creations Ariana stamp and die set and I just love these stamps.  It is strange using the rubber stamps again but these stamps had good adhesion to my acrylic blocks and gave a nice crisp image.  It is also great to have a matching die to save my hands for fussy cutting.  I have had some fun with using different inks and finishes and here are my first efforts.

I have used a combination of Le Vie En Rose papers and Black and Pomegranate cardstock from CTMH for my first card.  I love the combination of the gold embossing on the flowers and the gold Peelcraft edging and corners and the black of the Heartfelt Creations eyelet oval die.  I have cut two sets of flowers to create these flowers.  I haven’t put a sentiment on the front as it blocked the beautiful paper.  I am waiting for some beautiful Spellbinders dies and will look at doing something inside the card instead.  However, I do find that some people like to have blank cards for different purposes.

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Here is a close up of the flowers.  The photos really do not show the vibrancy of the colours.

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I have stayed with a very elegant cream and gold combination for my second card. I have used Peelcraft stickers for the corners, edging and the tag and sentiment.

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Finally here is a little fun 4″ x 4″ card I have made with this single layer flower and the Raindrops on Roses die from Heartfelt Creations.  I have sponged the centre with Buttercup ink and the edges of the petals with Pomegranate ink.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Black, Pomegranate, White Daisy, Colonial White, Buttercup

Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose

Stamp – Heartfelt Creations Ariana

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Ariana, Eyelet Oval, Raindrops on Roses

Inks – CTMH Black, Versamark, Pomegranate, Buttercup

CTMH Gold Bling Gems

Peelcraft stickers from my stash

Pearl string from my stash

These cards will be for sale at Gift Hutt when it reopens early in the New Year.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

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Die Happy with Heartfelt Creations

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I should really be finishing off my last minute Christmas cards but I have just received some new goodies from Heartfelt Creations so I just had to have a play.  I am still waiting for some more products to arrive so hopefully I will be able to play over the Christmas and New Year break.

These cards feature the Le Vie En Rose papers and cardstock from CTMH.  I love the new Eyelet Oval dies from Heartfelt Creations and here are the first two cards I have made using it.  There are three dies in this set which makes up to six different cuts which makes it very versatile.

#CTMH Le Vie En Rose, #Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval

First up I have cut the oval with the lacy edge out of Pomegranate cardstock.  I then cut the beautiful floral paper out of the inner oval and adhered it to the Pomegranate die cut.  I used the damask embossing folder on the Black cardstock, but unfortunately, I did not go with the grain and the finish was not so good so I just sanded the rest of the cardstock and it gives a distressed look which highlights the Pomegranate die cut very well.  I have then matted the Black cardstock with more Pomegranate cardstock.  I finished with a flower that I made using this technique here with some lace and an organza ribbon from my stash.

#CTMH Le Vie En Rose, #Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval

This second card features Black cardstock cut out using the lacy eyelet die and this time I have cut out the centre of this and placed the cut over the oval floral paper to create the look of a frame.  I think that the white core of the cardstock was not so successful and I may look at using another brand next time.  I have used the black and white quatrefoil design paper for the background and matted it on Black cardstock.  I then used some complements from the Le Vie En Rose collection to add some dimension and finished off with an organza bow from my stash.

#CTMH Le Vie En Rose, #Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses

My final card features the Raindrops and Roses die.  I have used Pomegranate and Black cardstock for the back ground and then cut the circular die in half and place on either side of the black and white striped paper matted on the Black cardstock.  I found some black and white ribbon from my stash which went perfectly with the colour scheme.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from CTMH Cursive Birthday and the die cut is a Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Frame One.  It looks quite dramatic with the colours and shapes.

Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH Black, White Daisy, Pomegranate

Paper – CTMH Le Vie En Rose

CTMH Le Vie En Rose Complements

Stamp – CTMH Cursive Birthday

Ink – CTMH Black, Pixie, Canary

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval, Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses, Spellbinders D-Lites – Frame One

Gold Bling Gem

Lace, ribbon, pearl string from my stash.

These will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

I would like to take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope that Santa brings you lots of lovely craft supplies to play with in the New Year.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

Elegant Cards

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This week I will be featuring some cards that I have made from some beautiful paper that my daughter had given me for Christmas.  I only had an A4 sheet of paper and I have managed to get these three cards with enough paper for at least one or two more cards.  This paper was a lovely subtle blue/grey and had a white embossed damask pattern on it.

First up is a screen card.  I sat looking at it for a couple of weeks as I was not sure what else to put on it.

#Screen card elegance

Here is a close up of the lovely cameo from the Sweet Moments stamp set (CTMH).  I have cut the scallop oval from the Spellbinders Beaded Oval die and the gorgeous cameo came from a CTMH stamp set and I have embossed it with Ranger silver embossing powder.

#Screen card elegance

I decided to just put a small necklace of CTMH bitty sparkles to just add a little bling.  What do you think?

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Materials used for this screen card:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy

Patterned paper – unknown

White Glitter paper

Spellbinders Lacy Squares Nestabilities

Stamp – CTMH Sweet Moments (?still available)

Versamark

Ranger silver embossing ink

CTMH White Shimmer trim

Bitty Sparkles (CTMH)

Martha Stewart Doily edge punch

Stampin Up Decorative Label Punch

This card

For You Elegance

Materials used:

CTMH White Daisy Cardstock

Paper – unknown

Dies – Marianne Creatables LR0206, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly, Marianne Craftables CR1204, Marianne Creatables LR0162

Martha Stewart Doily edge punch

CTMH clear sparkles

CTMH Black ink

Ribbon from my stash

I have used some lovely white glitter paper on the background and then used the Spellbinders Lacey Squares dies to layer with the beautiful paper.  It is really hard to show the lovely colours in a photograph.  The butterfly and the sparkle flourish fitted in really well with the size of the square.

Just a little note - Spellbinders and Memory box

Materials used:

CTMH White Daisy cardstock

White Glitter paper

Memory Box die – Vivienne

Spellbinders Lacy Squares

Spellbinders Labels

CTMH bitty sparkles

CTMH sparkle flourish

Versamark ink

Ranger silver embossing powder.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Christmas Gift Voucher Cards

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This week I have been busy making Christmas goodies for Gift Hutt.  I have nearly sold out of my gift voucher cards and thought I would make some more using some different techniques.  I had a look on Pinterest and found this idea using the Stampin Up top note die on this site here.  They were very quick and easy to do.

I have been going through my supplies to do a de-stash and found a packet of Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig papers that coordinated really well with White Pines, Fern and Ruby cardstock.  So I have made some card holders and also some Christmas sweet treats with them.  I have had the little stamp set for many years and it is so cute.  Unfortunately, the shop that I bought it from has just closed down.   I have used the CTMH blender pen to colour in the images for a bit of colour.

Top Note Gift Card Holders

Top Note Gift Card Holders

Here are the sweet treats inspired by a CTMH consultant Karen Campbell Leach using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  These were also quick to make and I have used a combination of White Pines and the Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig papers.

Art Philosophy Sweet Treats

Materials used:

Cardstock – Ruby, Topiary, Fern, Kraft (CTMH)

Papers CTMH White Pines, Kaisercraft Leaf and Twig

Ink – Desert Sand, Black, Fern, Ruby (CTMH)

Stamps – Hastings Rubber Stamps Not a Peep – (NLA)

CTMH blender pen

White Pines Assortments

Stampin Up Top Note Die

Cricut Cartridge – CTMH Art Philosophy

Cranberry Baker’s Twine

Cranberry chevron ribbon

Durable studs – bronze round

Various punches – 1 3/4″ Stampin Up, 1 1/4″ CTMH, 1″ Fiskars

All these will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

CTMH SOTM Australasian Blog Hop – Candlelight Garden

Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 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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Today I would like to share with you this card which features December Stamp of the Month Candlelight Garden  available exclusively throughout December for $33 or for just $10 when you spend $75.

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This card came together very quickly.  I had die cut the oval and then stamped the flower bouquet image onto it.  The image was a little too big for the oval so I just bent the end of the stamp over the edge of the acrylic block and it worked out well.  I used the CTMH blender pen to pick up colour from ink pads to colour the image in for something a little different from watercolouring.  ( I don’t have an archival ink pad which doesn’t bleed as much with watercolours) I was able to get a soft colour with good depth for dimension.  I used the last of my colour blending ribbon to make a bow and the Glacier bow from the Paper Fundamentals assortment finished of the card nicely.

Candlelight Garden is only available until 31 December from your CTMH consultant.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Wendy’s Blog – Expressions of the Heart.

This is my final blog hop for the Australasian CTMH blog hops.  I have really enjoyed sharing my artwork with you and hope that you have been inspired to create your own artwork.  I would like to wish all the CTMH consultants that have gone hopping with me all the best in their CTMH careers.  It has been a pleasure working with you and I have been inspired by all your artwork as well.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy

Paper – Georgie

Stamp set – Candlelight Garden

Ink – Memento Black, Sky, Canary, Honey, Sorbet, Pear, Sweet Leaf, Blush, Pixie, Hollyhock, Bamboo

Paper fundamentals Assortments – Glacier

Blender pen

Ribbon – colour ready ribbon (no longer available)

Spellbinders die – Beaded Ovals

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia