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

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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

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.

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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

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.

#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

Patricia

Some more Georgie from CTMH

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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

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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