Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Silver and Gold Blog Hop

Welcome to the Australasian CTMH Silver and Gold Blog Hop, if you arrived here from Megan's blog I am very happy to see you. If you arrived here by chance you can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post to see other great ideas.


The Silver and Gold Scrapbooking kit G1138 has some Christmas theme papers and embellishments but it can also be used for other projects as well, because there are black and white papers and compliments as well. The silver and gold glitter compliments are so pretty.
I decided to make a box, a bag and a gift card holder ready for Christmas.  All of the projects were easy to make.

This first box only takes a relatively small piece of cardstock, (4" x 11") you can view a video here for instructions on how to make this box. The finished size is 4"x 2"x1" and the pattern paper on the top is 3.75" x 1.75". This may appear a very small box but it will easily hold chocolates or a special gift.  I coloured the holly berries with a Shin Han Marker and added a white ribbon.



This second project is gift bag and you can find instructions here to make the bag, you will need a piece of paper 9" x 12" and a few strips of cardstock. I have added a diecut deer and a little metal heart from my stash to decorate the bag. The deer was stamped with Versamark Ink Z891 and heat embossed with White embossing powder Z2068



My last project is a quick and easy to make gift card holder. You can find a video here with instructions. I have added the nativity stamp from the First Noel C1688 stamp set to continue the Christmas theme but of course you can add any stamp you choose, to embellish the belly band.



Thank you for stopping by, I hope my projects inspire you to create your own. To continue the hop click here to see what amazing creations Maz has to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment, it is always appreciated.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop, if you arrived here from  Maz's amazing blog, you are in the right place if you arrived here by chance I hope you see something you like.



The November Stamp of the Month "Through the Year" is such a versatile stamp set you can use is for card making, scrapbooking or other paper projects. I am so keen to see what everyone has created using this stamp set. I love the font used for the months, and all the different icons are so cute. This stamp set is only $7.50 with a purchase of $75.00 or $27.00 if you buy just the stamp set.


It was so much fun creating this card, the background frame was cut with the Artbooking Cricut cartridge at 4 inches and the card base is 4 and a quarter inches. The different icons were stamped and then coloured with the Shin Han Markers. I find fussy cutting quite relaxing so I enjoy doing it. The CTMH Non Stick Micro Tip Scissors really do make it quite easy. A little bling always adds a special touch.


I am slowly catching up on family album and this layout is from last year, a day outing to Elizabeth Quay. The kids had a really fun time and it was a lovely day, the weather was perfect. I used the December and two of the Christmas trees from the stamp set.



Thanks for stopping by, to continue the hop click here to go to Rachel's blog and check out her great project. Please take a moment and leave a comment it is always appreciated.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Beary Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop, if you arrived here from  Nell Ward's blog you are in the right place if you arrived here by chance I hope you see something you like.



The Beary Christmas papers and compliments are so lovely. I do love the traditional Christmas colours of red and green but the added bonus of the soft blue is gorgeous. 

This card was so easy to create, these papers just look beautiful together. The JOY is cut using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and I used the 3D Foam Tape to raise it slightly off the card. A few of the Red Gems Z3090, some red ribbon and a little Christmas tree from my stash finishes off the card.


This layout uses different papers, the Christmas trees and bears are so cute. I have a cut a Merry Christmas sentiment from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge and have also fussy cut one of the bear and wreath for added decoration. I haven't bought the new Beary Christmas stamp and thin cuts yet but the the bear stamp from the previous Seasonal Expressions catalogue and a Santa hat from last year's stamp made a good substitute.


I wanted to show that some of these papers can be used for projects other than Christmas, the blue paper is such a pretty soft colour I used it to make a bookmark. This paper looks so good with Champagne cardstock


There is still more to see, so click here to go to Kara's blog she will have something wonderful to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment they are always appreciated.


Sunday, 1 October 2017

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop, if you arrived here from  Shaunna's blog  you are in the right place if you arrived here by chance I hope you see something you like.


The October Stamp of the Month is Christmas Tunes S 1710, these include some of my favourite Christmas carols. This stamp set is $27.00 or $7.50 with a purchase of $75.00.


 My sister, two of her grandchildren and I visited Tasmania in the July school holidays. While there we went to  Ben Lamond National Park so the kids could see snow. Unfortunately there was just a smattering of snow but it was enough for the kids to have a go at tobogganing. I have use papers from the Fundamental Paper Pack and used Sapphire cardstock as an accent. I stamped the "Baby it's Cold Outside image in Slate ink and added a little colour with the ShinHan Markers.


I have created two Christmas cards with two other images from this set, one I have gold embossed and added some gold ribbon.


This second card is called a Joy Fold card it opens fro both the right and left sides. The button holds the right side closed when it is tucked in behind the button. The image was stampede with Black ink and coloured with the Shin Han markers.



 


To continue the hop click here to go to Vandra's CTMH Craftroom, I am sure she has something lovely to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Falling For You and Cats and Bats Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop, if you arrived here from Kara's blog you are in the right place if you arrived here by chance I hope you see something you like.



We are showcasing two Paper Collections in this hop,Falling for You and Cats and Bats, these are both lovely collections

Here is the Falling for You workshop your way kit G1135.
For my first project I used Pattern 23 from the new Make It From Your Heart Vol.3 How To book 9043

I used two different pattern papers, a zip strip and a narrow piece of Pixie cardstock. Also a few gems, the Happy Birthday Thin Cut  and various stamps. For the title I used one of the Pocket cards. The great thing about using sketches is you can alter the sketch to suit your photos.



This project uses the papers from the Bats and Cats collection G1136. I have used the same sketch as in the first layout but I have rotated the design.


I wanted to show off the beautiful National Stamping month stamp set as well so I have created a card using the Bats and Cats paper and this stamp. The stamp set is called From the Heart CC1228, don't you just love it.


Thank you for stopping by I hope you see something you like, to continue the hop click here to go to Shaunna's Passionate About Pages blog and see what great ideas she has to share. I hope you take a moment and leave a comment.


Friday, 1 September 2017

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month blog hop, if you arrived here from Colleen's blog you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance I hope you see something you like.


The "Feel So Blessed" S1709 stamp set is lovely and it will be so versatile with both scrapbooking or card making projects.

I have created three projects for this hop and had such fun with them. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving Day in Australia like they do in America but there is always so much that I am thankful for that I wanted to create a layout representing just a handful of the many reasons that I do have to be thankful for. This is what I would call  a random layout, you know those layouts that fill in the blank spots between events. I have used six of the different stamps in this set with a few others from my collection of stamps, plus the thin cut hearts.



I decided to make two different Thank You cards using the "Thanks" stamp from this set, a masculine and a feminine card. This first card also uses the feather stamp. I used Glacier, Sapphire and Cashmere inks for the feathers and Cashmere ink with one of the Splash of Colour D1733 stamps for the background behind the feathers. Thanks for everything was stamped with Sapphire ink.


 I found a similar card on Pinterest and used it as inspiration for this card. It is called a Diagonal Split card and you can find a video here to explain how to make it. I used the "Beautiful You Stamp and Thin Cuts set Z3384. I stamped the roses with Bashful and Pixie Inks. Thanks was stamped with Black ink and the lovely Bashful Pearls Z3369 finished off this card.


Thank you for stopping by, to continue the hop click here to go to Wendy's blog, I am sure she has something wonderful to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment it is always gratefully received.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Jack Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Jack Australasian Blog Hop, if you arrived here from Doreen Watkins' blog you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance I hope you enjoy what you see and to continue the hop click on the link at the end of this post.



When I first saw this paper collection my immediate thought was I don't have any camping photos, but after looking through my photos I found these photos that work really well with the papers.
The kit contains:
1 – Jack paper packet (X7222B)
1 – Jack Complements (X7222C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Juniper, 2 Whisper, 1 White Daisy)
1 – black & white dots (Z3314)
1 – Whisper thick twine (Z3095)

 My nephew married a lovely girl from England and they live in London, last year they came for a visit with they two beautiful daughters and Clara's mother. We spent a great afternoon together catching up and getting to know Mariella and Camilla. The kids had a fun time playing backyard cricket. I stamped the "Backyard Cricket" title then fussy cut the letters.


As Father's Day is fast approaching  I thought I would make a Father's Day card, I found a similar card on Pinterest and decided this would great way to use paper from this pack. I used one of the cards from the value pack and cut as the sample shows. I decided to cut both the front and back of the card off to make the apron look. The spatula and glove was hand drawn then fussy cut. There are many samples of cooking utensils that can be found on the internet and are easy to copy. I adhered the spatula and glove with thin foam tape. I stitched around the paper edges with a black journaling pen. To finish off the card I used ribbon and brads from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by, to continue the hop click here to see what great project Maz has created you wont be disappointed. Please take a moment and leave a comment, we do appreciate it.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

August stamp of the Month "School Years"

Hello and welcome to the August Stamp of the Month blog Hop, if you arrived here from  Doreen's blog you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance I hope you see something you like. To continue the hop click on the link at the end of this post.

The  august stamp of the month "School Years" S1708 is perfect for all you school photos, or a card for a teacher. Don't you just love the trio of cute hearts.

These layouts are of my nieces two children, and what great kids they are. I love spending time with them and creating memorable layouts with the photos I take of them. Although these photos are actually the yearly photos taken at school.

For this first layout I used bright and fun colours and quite a simple design. I really like the stamp that allows you to add the relevant details about the students. I added the wood frame stamp on top of a piece of black cardstock to create a blackboard.  The pencils were coloured using the Shin Han Markers.





The second layout uses more subtle colours and is also a rather simple design even still I really like these different but great designs. I fussy cut around the word balloon and then stamped the sentiment inside it. The You're a Star stamp is from an old stamp set and is no longer available.




I hope you are getting lots of great ideas for this stamp set. To continue the hop click here to go to Nell Ward's blog, she will have something special to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment, they are always very appreciated.