The cutest baby cards from Georgie

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Yes this is another post but I had a very productive weekend making cards.  I am getting a little low in baby cards at Gift Hutt – particularly in the gender neutral colours.  Georgie papers from CTMH are just perfect for this brief.  I made 7 cards using the Georgie papers and complements and they were very quick to put together.  Here they are:

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Glacier, Slate, Whisper, AC Yellow

Paper – CTMH Georgie

Complements – CTMH Georgie

Stamps – B is for Baby

Inks – Slate

Dies – Scrap n Diez Mobile, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Decorative Labels Eight, Elegant Ovals, Die-Namics Stitched Squaresgift

Embossing Folder – CTMH Chevron

Punch – SU scallop edge

Ribbon from my stash

CTMH Clear Sparkles

All these cards are now for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting


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



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)


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


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.


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


Tears For Paris

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It has been a very difficult couple of weeks with all the terrorist attacks in Paris, Mali, Egypt and other areas.  My thoughts go out to all those that have been affected by the terrorist attack and I hope these photos on this layout reminds people of the beauty in the world.

It was very poignant for me as I had just been going over photos that my daughter had taken when she went on a trip to Europe a couple of years ago.  I did a card a few weeks ago featuring a French themed Nevermore card to practice for making this layout.  My daughter has taken some amazing photos of Paris and the Eiffel Tower and Paris at night and they deserved to be showcased.  The chandelier and flourish under the Eiffel Tower was cut from the Artiste cartridge and the Artbooking cartridge respectively, and then I stamped them with versamark ink and heat embossed with silver Ranger embossing powder.  The chandelier was finished with some clear sparkles.  I used Cricut Craftroom to size the Eiffel Tower to fit onto the layout and the flourish square is cut from the Artiste cartridge (page 60) with the centre kept for the frame.  I didn’t have enough photos for the 5th square so I cut a bird cage from a Couture Creations die to complete the French theme.  I am happy with this and got some more Paris photos to scrap at some stage.


Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Eggplant, Pomegranate, Fern

Paper – Nevermore

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry, Artbooking

Versamark ink

Silver Ranger Ink

Sparkle Flourish

Mini medley- Grey assortment.

Couture Creations Birdcage Die

Thistle ribbon

Clear Sparkles

Have a good week and Happy Crafting


CTMH Australasian Blog Hop – White Pines


Hello and welcome aboard our  Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring the White Pines paper collection. If you have arrived here from Leah’s blog Leah Cameron’s Corner  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 cards I have made with these lovely papers. available until the 31st December through the Seasonal Expressions book.  There is so much versatility with these papers with a wide variety of colours and patterns.  I love the WOTG stamp set and featured this in my cards.

#CTMH White Pines


This card base has been made using the Artfully Sent cartridge and the embellishments are from the Artistry cartridge.

#CTMH White Pines

My new favourite embossing folder is the Confetti folder and here I have layered Fern and Ruby onto the embossed cardstock – it is a little difficult to pick it up in the photo.

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This colour paper is very Christmassy and I have used the new red enamel dots for the holly berries.

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Another Artfully Sent card this time using the Glacier colours for a more muted colour scheme using Fern and Glacier and the trees from the WOTG scrapbooking kit.

Finally I have made some card voucher holder cards.  I cut the base card out of Glacier cardstock and I have decorated the front with the lovely blue paper and the matching Christmas trees from the WOTG kit.

#CTMH White Pines

Here is the inside of the card.  I have cut the card holder using the Artiste cartridge at 4″ from the blue paper and adhered it to the middle of the card.  I then cut the Colonial White cardstock and decorated them with stamps from the Holiday Cheer stamp set.  I don’t normally decorate inside the cards but I had to do so here in order to have somewhere to write a greeting in it.

#CTMH White Pines

Here is another card that I have done using the same technique.  This time I have used another companies die to cut the shape on the front and then decorated with the stamps from the Holiday Cheer stamp set.

#CTMH White Pines

I cut another shape out of the Colonial White cardstock and cut it in half to place on either side of the card holder.  The white shimmer trim made a lovely accent to the card.

#CTMH White Pines

The White Pines papers and embellishments are only available until 31st December. from your CTMH consultant.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Vandra’s blog Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Glacier, White Daisy, Ruby, Fern

Paper – White Pines

Stamps – White Pines WOTG, Holiday Cheer

Inks – Fern, Glacier

Cricut cartridge – Artistry, Artiste, Artfully Sent

Extra thick twine – Fern

Green Shimmer trim

White shimmer trim

Paper Fundamentals Assortments – Glacier

Red Enamel Dots

Embossing Folder – Confetti

Other non CTMH product – SU Big Note Die

Have a good day and Happy Crafting


Time for Christmas

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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.


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.



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.


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


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