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Animals Galore

Welcome back

I have had a very challenging week and have had to make a very difficult decision.   I still have to work through some things and I hope to have more information next weekend.

In the meantime I took some pet related products to a Pet Exp in Upper Hutt yesterday so I managed to squeeze some time to make some pet related cards using the two pet stamp sets which are so cute – Love My Cat and Love My Dog from CTMH.  Plus I have also used some Artistry cat and dog cuts and some very cute animals from the Creata Critter 1 Cricut cartridge.  I have also used a combination of different papers to make a mix of feminine and masculine cards.

These two cards have been made using the Kaleidoscope papers and are very feminine.  The scallop is from a Spellbinders beaded oval die and framed the very sweet poodle nicely.

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Some cards using Zoe.

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This is a little 2″ x 2″ card and is so cute.

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I love the pink and grey combination of this card to make a very feminine card.

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A very masculine card with a strip of black glitter paper.

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This card features Sangria papers.

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Another very masculine card with Urban papers.

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A very simple card using Nevermore papers and a trim from the black shimmer paper trimmed with the scallop edge punch.

 

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Love the black and white elegance using the dotted paper from Le Vie En rose papers.

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A card using Zoe papers.

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Finally a very cute little 2″ x 2″ card featuring an owl.

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It was a great day at the Expo and I saw a wide range of dogs and other animals including seeing my first blue tongue lizard up close.

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And this very cute chihuahua dressed up as Dracula for Halloween.

2015-10-31 14.15.26Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Pixie, Cotton Candy, Chocolate, Cocoa, Black, White Daisy, Desert Sand, Champagne, Glacier, Lagoon, Sorbet

Paper – Zoe, Nevermore, Kaleidoscope. Black Glitter Paper, Sangria

Stamps – Love My Dog, Love My Cat

Inks – Cotton Candy, Cocoa, Chocolate, Slate, Black, Pear, Thistle, Canary

Cricut Cartridges – Artistry, Creata Critter 1

Spellbinders Dies – Beaded Oval

Embossing folder – Dots

Stuck on You Puffies

Scallop punch

These cards will be for sale at Gift Hutt.

I hope you have a good week.

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 Artiste Masculine Card

Welcome

I am a couple of days late but the light has been against me for taking photographs and then I downlaoded Light Room on my computer and that took ages as well.  Never mind I am all sorted now.

So it is a very quick post showing off the versatility of the Artiste cartridge.  There are over 700 images on this cartridge which makes it very cost effective for the price which also includes 3 coordinating stamp sets as well as some dimensional shapes.  I love how you can do boxes, cards, layered images and more for any project you can imagine.
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Today I have done the lovely masculine card with a coordinating envelope using Seaside papers.  Father’s Day was last Sunday in the United States so this is an appropriate card to show I think.   I got the instructions for the dimensions from Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking here and it was super quick and easy to make.

I have used the dots embossing folder for the tie and pocket to add some interest to the card.

#CTMH Artiste Shirt Card

And here is the back – oops there is a sneak peak of the upcoming August SOTM here.

#CTMH Artiste Shirt Card

You can cut the collar to help with opening the card up to write inside but I thought that I would put this on the back for ease of use.

This card did not take me very long at all.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Desert Sand

Paper – Seaside 

Stamps – Framed

Ink – Desert Sand

Embossing Folder – Dots

Sparkles – Black and Grey Assortment

This card and many of the other cards I make are available for sale at Gift Hutt.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

CTMH Hopscotch Layouts with a Touch of Artfully Sent.

Welcome back.

Today I have another couple of layouts using the Hopscotch papers that are due to be retired at the end of the month.  I am going to miss this papers as the colours are gorgeous and the papers are really fun.

Last Easter my daughter had a craft making session with her friends, where they decorated up some Easter eggs and made them look like dinosaurs.  I took some photos, as you do, and when CTMH had a special a while back on Studio J I got these photos printed in different sizes.  The colours in the photos matched perfectly with the Hopscotch papers – particularly the Sorbet and Flaxen colours.

I have used the Hopscotch complements and assortments to finish of the embellishments as well as using the negative of the Sweet cut from Artbooking along with You’re the Bomb stamp set which is also retiring at the end of this month.

CTMH Hopscotch LayoutThe Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge is so versatile and here I have used the sleeve function to cut out the envelope to hold my journalling card for my daughter to complete when she can.  I have used the journalling card from the Artbooking Cartridge stamp set Take Note.  This stamp set is only available as part of the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and I use this a lot for my journalling.  Here is a close up of the sleeve and I have used strips of the Hopscotch papers to create the patterns.
CTMH Hopscotch Layout with an Artfully Sent Touch

Here is another layout using small strips of paper to embellish the layouts.  I have taken my inspiration from the Magic book but added my own twist.  I have also used Artfully Sent for the letters FUN and Artbooking cartridge for the embellishment and the Artiste cartridge for the Easter title.

CTMH Hopscotch Layout

Materials used:

Cardstock – Flaxen, Colonial White, Sorbet, Cotton Candy, Glacier

Papers – Hopscotch

Complements – Hopscotch

Assortments – Hopscotch

Stamps – You’re the Bomb, Take Note

Inks – Black,

Cricut Cartridges – Artbooking, Artiste, Artfully Sent

Gold Sequins

Glacier Extra Thick Twine

As I said these Hopscotch papers and the You’re the Bomb are only available until the end of the month so be in quick so you are not disappointed.  You can click here to go straight to my website to order.

There is another Seasonals Expressions coming out next month and I have had a sneak peak and there are some gorgeous new products coming so watch this space…

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Brushed Layout

Welcome

I have done a lot of cards recently, but I did find some time to do some scrapbook layouts a couple of weeks ago.  I am more of a cardmaker, but I do enjoy scrapbooking and I am so thankful that CTMH has a great range of how to books to inspire me.

For this layout I have used the Performance pattern on page 48 – 49 of the Magic book.  This is the first time that I have used hand stitching on a layout and I am happy with the outcome.  I am going to look at getting my sewing machine out and have a go with that as well.     I have used the stitch guide to punch the holes and some embroidery floss and stitched it by hand.

I don’t normally mix up Colonial White and White Daisy but sometimes rules are meant to be broken and I am happy with how the Colonial White cardstock highlights the photos above the pink of the background papers and the White Daisy base.

CTMH Brushed layout

Here are close ups of the flowers and butterflies.  The flourish has been cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (page 59 Font Layer) and I played around in Cricut Craftroom to get the size right.  The flowers are from the Artiste cartridge (page 55 Accent 1>Shift) and I have cut several different sizes to create some depth with the flowers.  The butterflies are from Artbooking (page 62 Icon)and I have stamped them with using the rock and rock technique with Canary and Pixie inks with the butterfly stamp from the Brushed WOTG set.   CTMH Brushed LayoutI have used the script stamp from the Armour stamp set and lightly and randomly stamped onto the Colonial White cardstock in Bamboo ink and then distressed the edges with Desert Sand ink.  I love how this has turned out.

CTMH Brushed layout.

I have hidden the journalling in this pocket.   Sometimes I struggle to put journalling on a layout as it seems to detract from the artwork so putting them into pockets makes it easy to create layouts.

CTMH Brushed Layout

I originally stamped this sentiment with Black ink but it didn’t look right so I then stamped the sentiment with Cotton Candy ink onto some scrap Colonial White cardstock.  I fussy cut out the letters and then adhered them slightly to the left of the black letters to create a shadow and actually it looks so much better for it and I will be doing this again.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White, White Daisy, Pear, Cotton Candy, Pixie

Papers – Brushed B&T Duos

Stamps – Brushed WOTG, Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Artiste Stamp set

Inks – Bamboo, Black, Cotton Candy, Desert Sand

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artbooking

Clear Sparkles

Gold Glitter gems

Stitch Guide

I am doing this late at night so hopefully I haven’t missed anything.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

Poinsettia Flower tutorial

Welcome

As promised I said I would write a tutorial on how to make the poinsettia flower that I featured in last night’s post.

This flower was actually easy to make because when you look at the poinsettia flower it has the same shape to the leaves and flowers and the centre of the leaves are bright red which makes it stand out from the leaves.

I have cut the flower shape Accent 3 (shift)  on page 61 on the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  The red flowers have been cut out from Ruby cardstock in three sizes – 3″, 2.75″ and 2.5″, while the leaves have been cut out at 4 and 3.5″.  I used the Cricut Craft Room to use the hide/contour function to get rid of the circle in the middle.

Poinsettia flowersI then shaped the flowers by using the flower shape tools I won last year and created the veins in the leaves and then bent the leaves gently to create some shape.  The flowers have a white edge to them and the CTMH white core cardstock worked perfectly to make a perfect finish to the flowers.

Poinsettia leaves - distressed

I have done the leaves the same but this time I tried to make a heavier score for the veins so that I could sponge Canary ink on it to create yellow veins.

I then combined them together by alternating the leaves to create the flower.  I then added the Bling gold gems to centre to finish it off..

Finished poinsettia flower

As you can see it is very quick and easy to make and I hope that you have fun making them.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Ruby, new England Ivy

Bling gem – gold.

Flower shaping tools – I used the sharp end of the tool to create the veins as I needed to break the surface of the cardstock.

Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

CTMH SOTM – Family is Forever

Welcome back.
Unfortunately, I ran out of time and energy to participate in this month’s blog hop for the Stamp of the Month but better late than never.
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Here is a card that I have made using the lovely heart stamp from the set to make a lovely wedding or ruby wedding anniversary card.
CTMH SOTM Family is Forever
To make the card I embossed a piece of White Daisy with the Baroque embossing folder and matted it onto some Ruby cardstock. I adhered the Ruby Chevron washi tape onto a strip of White Daisy cardstock and placed it on the bottom third of the card. I have used the Artiste cartridge to cut out the the hearts from White Daisy and Ruby cardstock. I stamped the heart onto the White Daisy cardstock and adhered it to the Ruby patterned heart with foam tape. I then placed the heart on the lower left side of the card.
The sentiment has come out of the Banner Wishes stamp set and stamped on a strip of White Daisy with Ruby ink and this has then been matted with Ruby cardstock.
This SOTM set is available for just $5 when you spend $75 on any products in the Annual Inspirations Book available on my website here.
Materials used:
Cardstock – White Daisy, Ruby
Stamp sets – Family is Forever, Banner Wishes
Inks – Ruby
Washi Tap – Ruby Chevron
Embossing Folder – Baroque

Happy Crafting
Patricia