Thursday, 28 January 2016

January Card Buffet

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year's Day, our family celebrated together with much frivolity and catching up with each other. I held my first card buffet for the year last Saturday and here are a few of the cards that were made. I always have a selection of different cards for the ladies to choose from.

This first card uses Black, Cranberry, Canary and Lagoon ink, and some black ribbon to finish it off. I love having a few generic cards that I can send to friends for no particular reason.

This card can be used for a girl or boy's birthday, the Shin Han markers make colouring the images so easy. The tip to colouring with the markers is don't go over the black image line, always colour within the lines and you wont get any bleeding.

The Daisy White ink looks great stamped on dark cardstock, I coloured the clear bling gems with the yellow Shin Han marker so it matches the yellow paper.

I really like how this card turned out, the colours are fun and bright. I stamped the Mason Jar on white cardstock with Slate ink and used my bonefolder to curve the side edges of the jar to give it a more 3D look.

This is a really fun card for a child's birthday, the animals look great standing on top of each other.

Enjoy your weekend and I hope you have some time free for crafting,

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

"La Vie En Rose" Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Australasian "La Vie En Rose" Blog Hop, if you have arrived from Wendy's Expressions from the Heart  you are in the right place, if you arrived here by chance I hope you like what you see. You can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

We are showcasing the "La Vie En Rose" collection, the papers are just beautiful and the compliments pack will add lovely embellishments to any project.



My niece had a baby girl in August 2014 and I am embarrassed to say I have only just scrapped these photos. Isn't she a beautiful baby, she is my mum's 16th great grandchild. Her big sister was very happy to show her off. It was a labour of love to do this layout. I used layout 10 from Volume 2 of  the "Make it from Your Heart" book  as my inspiration. The Cricut cut outs are from the Artbooking cartridge and the stamped images are from the Stamp of the Month December 2013 "Special Care"

This second project is a Joy Fold Card and you can find instructions here to make the card. This card will fit into a standard 4 1/4" x  5 1/2" envelope. I used the January Stamp of the Month Beloved Bouquet S1601 as it perfect with the La Vie En Rose papers. I stamped the rose 3 times using Pixie Ink Z2644 on Pixie Cardstock, then layered them after cutting two of the roses slightly smaller. This gives the rose the 3D effect. Topiary Ink Z2155 was used for the leaves.  3D Foam Tape Z2060 was used to adhere each layer of the rose and then adhere the rose and leaves to the front of the card. The stamp set Holiday Tag Occasions D1560 was used for the sentiment.

All products used in these projects can be purchased from my CTMH online shop here.

Thanks for joining our Blog Hop, to continue go to Lauren Moore's blog and see what lovely project she has created. If you like what you see please leave a comment, we do appreciate your comments.

Friday, 1 January 2016

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our January Australasian Stamp of the Month blog hop.  If you have arrived here from Jenny Gilbert's The Creative Heart you are in the right place if you arrived here by chance I hope you enjoy the hop. When you want to continue the hop just click on the link at the end of this post. January's SOTM is Beloved Bouquet S1601 and it is a lovely stamp set. I am sure you will see some great projects as proceed with this hop. As you can see it has a Valentine's Day theme but as with all of Close To My Heart stamp sets this one is also very versatile and can be used for lots of different themes.

My first project is a layout with photos of flowers from my garden, I had a lot of fun creating this layout. I used the Kaleidoscope Paper, Pixie, Pear and Thistle ink and the Handwritten Print Alphabet stamp set.. 

This card is my second project, it's a very simple card. I stamped the image three times and added the flowers made from a punch which I have had  for a number of years. I used the Flamingo Dots for the centres of the flowers and the Pixie Extra Thick Twine for the bow.

To continue the hop go to Vandra's blog  to see what she has created. Thank you for joining our blog hop please leave a comment as it encourages us to be more creative.