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

CTMH Australasian Blog Hop – White Pines

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

 

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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

 

 

 

Some more Georgie from CTMH

Welcome back

Just a very quick post today featuring the lovely Georgie papers.  I love love love these papers and the WOTG stamp set is adorable and here is a layout that I have done featuring this set.  I am very happy how it turned out.  I am about to order some photos of my daughter to put on this layout to make it complete.

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The pattern for this layout is from the Magic book how to book.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Canary, Slate, white Daisy

Papers – Georgie

Stamps – Georgie WOTG

Georgie Assortments

Cricut cartridge – Artistry

Fundamentals assortments – Glacier

Grey enamel gems

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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The coral shimmer tape went perfectly with the flowers.

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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.

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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.

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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