Warmest Holiday Wishes

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today is Inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations and I would like to share another card using the Heartfelt Creations Winter’s Eve collection.  For further inspiration please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/611/23-winters-eve-cardmaking-scrapbooking-and-papercrafting-ideas

I love the simple elegance in this card and it was very easy to put together.

HCDP1-281 Winter’s Eve Paper Collection

HCD1-7144 Classic Wedding Decorative Medallions Dies

HCD1-783 Border Essentials

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue

Other – Die cutting machine, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two, Pearls, White cardstock, foam strips.

Instructions – Cut a piece of cardstock at 6” x 12”, cut and score at 6” along the long side to make a base card 6” x 6”.  Cut a piece of blue patterned paper 6” x 6” and adhere to the front of the card.

Die cut two semi-circular medallions from the HCD1-7144 Classic Wedding Decorative Medallions Dies from white cardstock and adhere to the top and bottom of the card as shown.  Cut a piece of white cardstock at 6” x 3 ¼” and die cut the lacy edge from the HCD1-783 Border Essentials.  Cut a piece of blue patterned paper 5/16” x 6” and adhere to the middle of the lace strip.  Add pearl strips to the edge of the patterned paper.  Adhere the strip to the centre of the card as shown.

Die cut the medium size die from the Labels Twenty-Two die set from white cardstock.  Create the frames by using the next two die sizes together, and adhere together and then add to the base frame as shown.  Die cut the church image from the paper collection using the smaller frame die and adhere to the centre of the frame.  Adhere the frame to the card using foam strips

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

A Summer Christmas

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

I am so excited to share the new Winter’s Eve Collection that just been released by Heartfelt Creations.

Celebrate the more simple side of the holiday season, and add a touch of nostalgia and wonder to all of your holiday themed greeting cards, scrapbook layouts and altered art pieces with the new Winter’s Eve Collection by Heartfelt Creations. Reminisce Christmas blessings from years gone by with a tranquil collection featuring an array of illustrations bringing back memories of silent nights by candlelight, choir voices resonating from the little church in the wildwood, woodland creatures foraging for food beneath the glistening snow, windows illuminated with the soft glow of a warming fireplace, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees ready to engage the imagination and excitement of little boys and girls eager to see what lies beneath them on Christmas morning! A charming and peaceful paper collection delivering a color palette of icy blues, pine greens, poinsettia pinks, berry reds and frosty whites filled with decorative elements including delicate swirls, subtle checks, bold stripes, dainty florals and lace like accents will whisk you away to a peaceful winter wonderland overwhelming your heart with the comfort and joy of the season! Three wintry themed cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies bring a further touch of simplicity to the season with bouquets of petite flowers and foliage, an old fashioned sled and a window frame with dimensional box ideal for creating warm and inviting scenes featuring a beautifully illustrated candle arrangement, Christmas tree or glowing fireplace. Three intricate and ornamental dies lend themselves beautifully to creating breathtaking decorative die cuts for accenting all of your winter wishes. Come along with us as we set the scene for a tranquil winter’s eve and a happy holiday season!

For more inspiration on this gorgeous collection please visit Heartfelt Creations here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/610/debuting-the-winters-eve-collection

Today I am featuring a Christmas card with a summer theme for those of us downunder.  Christmas for me means hot days, barbecues and gardens full of flowers.  In fact, one year it was 33 degrees celsius and we did not know what to do with ourselves as it was so hot.  As soon as I saw all the gorgeous flowers in the Window Box filler set I knew I would make a summer Christmas card.

Materials used:

HCDP1-281 Winter’s Eve Paper Collection

HCD1-7148 Window Frame Die

HCD1-7149 Window Box Fillers Die

HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die

HCPC-3794 Window Frame Stamp Set

HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers Stamp Set

HCPC-3796 Winter’s Eve Stamp Set

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue

85-glitter Ultrafine glitter – Crystal

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

HCDA2-450Stack and Store Daubers

HCST1-410 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Others – die cutting machine, Spellbinders Fancy Frames 2, Heart of Gold Prills, Stazon Black ink. Bristol cardstock, Zig Clean Colour Brush markers, 041, 047, 026, 091, 031, 028, 067, 040 Hot Glue Gun, Glue Gloss Pen

Instructions – To make the base card cut a piece of cardstock at 10” x 7 “, score and crease at 5” along the long side and fold in half to make the base card at 5’ x 7”.  Cut a piece of the blue and green striped paper from the HCDP1-281 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card base.

Cut a piece of Bristol cardstock 3 ½” x 4” and stamp the angel and tree image from the HCPC-7149 using Stazon black ink.  Colour the images with the Zig Clean Colour Brush markers.  Add Crystal glitter to the garlands, star and angel’s wings with Dries Clear glue. Add foam strips down each side of the image.

Cut a piece of patterned paper 3 ¾” x 4 ½” and using the window frame from the HCD1-7148 die cut the rectangle from the front.  Adhere to the foam strips on the painted image to create the window.

Stamp the window from the HCPC-3794 in Tuxedo Black on white cardstock, and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the front of the aperture.  Die cut the frame and the filigree die from the HCD1-3794 in white cardstock.  Trim the filigree frame die in half and adhere either side of the window as shown.  Adhere the frame to the top of the window as shown.

To make the window box die cut the window box, insert and edge from the HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die from white cardstock.  Adhere the tabs to the box with dries clear glue.  Add the insert to the box.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3795 Window Box Fillers with Tuxedo Black. Sponge the flowers with Pearlescent Orchid and Canteloupe using the Stack & Store sponges.  Colour the leaves and stems with Bamboo Leaves.  Die cut out using the coordinating dies.  Add the Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers using the glue gloss.  Add the Heart of Gold Prills to the centre of the flowers with Dries Clear glue.  Add the flowers and leaves in the insert and glue with Dries Clear glue.  When dry adhere to the card at the base of the window.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3796 Winter’s Eve stamp set using Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of blue paper.  Die cut using the Spellbinders Fancy Frame set and adhere to the front of the window box.

Stamp the poinsettias from the HCPC-3745 Ornate Sleigh stamp set in Pearlescent Orchid on white cardstock.  Sponge with orchid ink using the stack & store daubers and die cut using the coordinating die from the HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents die set.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping set, assemble and then add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear Glue.  Add Heart of Gold Prills to the centres and add to the top right of the card as shown.

I hope you enjoy this new collection as much as what I have done.  Have a good week.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Golden Christmas

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I would like to share a card I have made for the Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday using the gorgeous papers from the Festive Holly Collection.  I love this combination of golds and reds and it was very easy to put together.
Materials Used:

HCD1-7145 Festive Holly paper collection

HCPC-3793 Festive Holiday Cling Stamp

HPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia stamp set

HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia die

242174 Vellum

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

HCPP2-451 White cardstock

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

359760 Embossing Powder – Gold

242174 Vellum

Other – Heart of Gold Prills, Gold foil card, Versamark ink, White cardstock, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Memento Love Letter

Instructions – Cut a piece of white cardstock at 12” x 6”, score and crease at 6” to make a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut a 6” x 6” panel of patterned paper and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut a second piece for the inside of the card.

Die cut the oval from the Elegant Ovals die set in gold card and adhere to the front of the card.  Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3793 Festive Holiday Cling Stamp set in versamark and emboss in gold embossing powder.  Die cut the sentiment using the inner oval from the Elegant Ovals set and adhere to the front of the gold oval.

Fussy cut a corner from the patterned paper with the cardinals and holly and adhere to the bottom right of the card.

To make the poinsettias stamp the poinsettia images from the HPC-3680 Sparkling Poinsettia stamp on vellum with versamark and emboss with gold embossing powder.  Sponge with Love Letter on the back of the images and then die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit tools.  Assemble the poinsettias and then sponge the petals with Dries Clear glue and apply Crystal Clear for sparkle.  Adhere to the card as shown.

For further inspiration and a preview of the release of the Winter’s Eve Collection please visit the Heartfelt Creations site here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/607/fun-new-creative-inspiration-a-winters-eve-preview

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Warmest Holiday Wishes

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

It is time for Inspiration Wednesday and this week I have another card for you featuring the Festive Holly Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for more inspiration here:  https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/605/how-to-create-christmas-cards-in-30-minutes-or-less

Materials Used:

HCDP1-289 Festive Holly Paper Collection

HCPC-3792 Festive Holiday Stamp set

HCD1-7146 Festive Holiday Die

HCD1-7105 Festive Gate die

HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp set

HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die

HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents stamp set

HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents cling stamp set

HCD1-7128 Wildwood Cottage Accents die

TSMP602 Teal Zeal

TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves

TSMP709 Northern Pine

3D1844 3D Crystal Lacquer

HCS803 Minnie Pearl Prills

HCDA2-450 Store and Stack daubers

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive

Other – white cardstock, Zig Clear Brush Markers, Foam squares and strips, Black Stazon, Bristol cardstock

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock 6” x 12” and score and crease along the long side at 6” to make a 6” x 6” card.  Cut a piece of green patterned paper 6” x 6” sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves and adhere to the front of the card.

To make the fence stamp the gate image from the HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp in Teal Zeal and die cut using the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges with Teal Zeal ink and adhere to the front of the card with foam strips.

Stamp the grass twice using the stamp from the HCPC-3772 Wildwood Cottage Accents cling stamp in Northern Pine and sponge with Bamboo Leaves before die cutting with the coordinating die.  Adhere to the base of the fence with with Dries Clear glue

Stamp the wagon wheel and the apples image from the HCPC-3792 Festive Holiday Stamp set using Stazon Black ink onto Bristol cardstock.  Colour the images in with the Zig Clear Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Adhere the wagon wheel onto the gate with foam squares. Add some shine to the berries with the 3d Crystal Lacquer. Shape the apples using the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit and adhere to the front of the gate with foam squares on the apples for dimension.

To make the small poinsettias stamp the images from the HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents stamp set with Teal Zeal ink.. Sponge the images with Teal Zeal and Bamboo Leaves ink using the Store and Stack daubers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble as shown.  Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres of the flowers with Dries Clear Glue.  Adhere to the front of the wagon wheel as shown.

Cut the sentiment from the papers and sponge the edges with Bamboo Leaves.  Add to the top of the card using foam squares.  Finish off with a red ribbon bow.

Add a coordinating paper in the middle of the card.

Until next time Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

A Cardinal Christmas

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Once again it is Wednesday and I have another Festive Holly card for the Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday blog.  This card features a gate that opens onto a window looking through to deer in the snow.

For further inspiration please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/598/24-christmas-card-ideas-to-craft-yourself-a-holly-jolly-good-time

Materials Used:

HCDP1-280 Festive Holly Paper Collection

HCD1-745 Festive Holly & Cardinals Die

HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals Stamp

HCD1-7147 Holly Berry Jingle Die

HCPC-3793 Holly Berry Jingle Stamp

HCPC-3792 Festive Holly Stamp

HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die

HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents

HCD1-7100 Botanic Window die

HCD1-7105 Festive Gate die

HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp

HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes die

TSMP602 Teal Zeal

TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves

TSMP900 Tuxedo Black

ANC803 Minnie Pearl Prills

3D1844 3-D Crystal Lacquer

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

GBKK811B1 Clear Cardstock

HCPP2-451 White cardstock

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive

159951 Art Glitter Dries White adhesive

Others supplies – Die cutting machine, Zig Clear Brush Markers, Bristol Cardstock, Memento Love Letter, green cardstock

Instructions – Cut a piece of white cardstock at 6” x 12”, score and crease along the long side to make a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut the 6” x 6” panel from the panelled paper with the cardinals on the top left corner.  Add Dries White Glue and Frosting Powder to the snow on the trees.  Line up the panel to the front of the card and using the centre die from the Botanic Windows die cut out the window panel.  Die cut another piece of patterned paper with deer in the snow and using the front card as a template adhere to the inside of the card. Cut a piece of clear acetate 3 1/2 “ x 5” and adhere to the opening on the front of the card.. Adhere the patterned piece to the front of the card. Die cut the window and the patterned centre out of white cardstock.  Die cut just the outer edge of the window and adhere to the previously cut window.  Adhere over the window opening.

Stamp the gate from the HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp with Teal Zeal ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges with the Teal Zeal ink and trim the right side Add to the right of the card with foam tape. Score along the gate hinges on the left of the die cut to create a gate to open.. Adhere the fence to the left side using foam tape.  Apply Frosting Powder with dries clear glue on the gate and fence for a frosted look. Die cut the grass from the HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes die in green cardstock and adhere to the base of the fences on either side of the gate.

Stamp the images from the HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals Stamp ans the HCPC-3793 Holly Berry Jingle Stamp sets using Stazon on Bristol cardstock.  Colour in with Zig Clear Brush makers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add snow effects to the cardinals, berries and branches with Dries White glue and Frosting Powder.  Add 3-D Crystal Effects to the berries for dimension.  Lightly shape the berries and leaves and add to the front of the gate with Dries Clear glue.  Adhere the lamp to the back of the gate on the right.. Add the cardinals and twigs over the Botanic Window with foam squares.

To make the small poinsettias stamp the images from the HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents with Teal Zeal ink.  Sponge the images with Teal Zeal and Bamboo Leaves ink using the Store and Stack daubers and die cut with the coordinating die from the HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season die.  Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble as shown.  Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres of the flowers with Dries Clear Glue.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3792 Festive Holly Stamp in Teal Zeal ink. Die cut using the small frame from the Spellbinders Fancy Labels set.  Sponge the edges with Teal Zeal ink and adhere to the gate front.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

 

 

Time for Christmas

Welcome back

This week I have finally got into the Christmas mode getting products ready for Gift Hutt.  I have got the Cricut chirping and I am happy with the results with these cards and tags.  I have used both the Artistry and Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge to make these very cute little Santas and Teddy Santas to place on the cards and tags.

I have cut the tags from Glacier cardstock using the Art Philosophy cartridge at 3″ a and the To and From stamp is from the Scandinavian Wishes Stamp set (a retired SOTM).  I finished off with some Ruby washi tape.  I am not a big user of washi tape but I do like to use it to fill in gaps like what I have done here.

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This cute little Santa is from the Artistry cartridge was very easy to do.  He has been done at 2.5″ and I have coloured the base card (Colonial White) with a very pale pink copic pen which helped to have the white beard stand out more.

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Then I made some cards with the Santas and the White Pines papers.

 

#CTMH White Pines and Artistry

I wasn’t really sure about this brown paper but it does make a nice background to help pop the embellishments.  The paper pack comes with Chocolate cardstock, but I used Desert Sand instead as it coordinated better with the Santa bear.

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Materials used for the tags:

Cardstock – Glacier, White Daisy, Colonial White, Desert Sand, Black, Slate, Ruby

Cricut cartridges – Artristry, Create A Critter 2, Art Philosophy

Ink – Black

Washi Tape – Ruby

Stamp set – Scandinavian Wishes (NLA)

Bakers Twine – Outdoor Denim

Copic pen – R81 Rose Pink

Cards:

Cadstock – Desert Sand, Colonial White, White Daisy, Ruby, Slate, Black

Paper – White Pines

Stamps – Framed (NLA), Holiday Cheer

Ink – Ruby

Cricut Cartridges – Artistry, Create A Critter 2

Embossing Folder – Confetti Wishes

Spellbinders die- Lacy Squares Nestabilities 5

I have had a couple of difficult weeks and have had to make the decision to resign as a Close to My Heart consultant.  I love the products but life has thrown me a curve ball and I have had to go with it.  I will still use CTMH products (I have quite a stash now!) and will continue with this blog as I enjoy the design process.  I will try and participate in another couple of blog hops and will still be part of a Facebook group showcasing my artwork.  I have been very humbled with the lovely comments and support from the other CTMH consultants across Australasia, Canada the the United States – so a huge thank you to everyone.

I will now focus on my shop Gift Hutt and make products for sale there.

I hope you all have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

Australasian CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – Framed

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Hello and welcome aboard ourStamp 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.

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Today I would like to share with you several cards and a special project which features the August Stamp of the Month Framed available exclusively throughout August for $33 or for just $5 when you spend $75.  This stamp set is a MUST HAVE for cardmakers.  The frames are wonderful and easy to cut out if you have no Cricut machine and the sentiments fit every occasion you can think of.   However, if you are lucky to have the new Artistry cartridge then you can use that to cut the frames out.

Before moving onto the cards I would like to share a little box that have made using the Artiste cartridge and the paper fundamentals (whimsy).  I have cut the flower out using a combination of Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges and placed it on the front and added a little framed tag for a special box.  It didn’t take very long at all once I had it all the pieces together.  I finished with a little heart from the Stuck on You Puffies – on the while supplies last list.

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I really enjoy using contrasting colours and this card uses Lagoon and Sorbet colours together which picks up the colours of the flowers in the patterned paper from the Blossom Reflections pack.

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#CTMH SOTM Framed

 

I am going to miss the Seaside papers as they are wonderful for masculine cards.  Here I have used one of the stickers from the Complements pack.

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For this card I have cut out the flowers and leave from the patterned paper and layered them on the card.

#CTMH SOTM Framed

I love the Yuletide Carol papers as they are so traditional for Christmas and the complements are beautiful as well.  For these Christmas cards I have used gold embossing to add to the traditional feel to the cards. (Unfortunately, a lot of other people thought the same and the papers and complements are now sold out!)

#CTMH SOTM Framed

I have looked at this little bird for a long time on the Art Philosophy cartridge and finally used it with this card to add a whimsical accent to the card.

#CTMH SOTM Framed

 

This paper does not need a lot of embellishments and the small sticker and the frame with the sentiment just adds j the finishing touches to this card.

Framed is only available until 30 August 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, Colonial White, Lagoon, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Flaxen. Kraft, Cashmere, Ruby, New England Ivy, Pear, Pixie

Papers – Blossom, Brushed, Seaside, Yuletide Carol, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Complements – Seaside, Yuletide Carol, Brushed

Stamp – Framed

Inks – Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Versamark, Desert Sand, Black, Pear, Pixie

Ranger embossing powder – gold

Cricut – Art Philosophy

Gold Shimmer Trim

Aqua Dots

Gold Bling

Durables round studs

Extra thick twine – Pixie

Stuck on You Puffies

 

Happy Crafting

Patricia