Tuesday, 15 November 2016

City Sidewalks Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH City Sidewalks Blog Hop if you arrived here from Maz's blog  you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance no worries just click on the link at the end of this post to continue the hop.

Wow, this is a terrific collection, I love the papers and compliments!

I had a lot of fun working with kit and have created two projects for this hop, a card and a layout. I sometimes have difficulty working with papers that have a very busy pattern but I have found if you use smaller pieces of the busy paper it is all that you need. I have used the new Flip Flaps Z3245 with this layout, the first photo shows without the flip flap, the second with the flip flap and the third photo shows how it looks in my album.

This card was so easy to make, I used the Zip Strips from the papers to make the wreath. I cut the strips into 3" pieces which I folded in half and dove tailed the end. I cut a 11/2" circle frame and then placed the strips onto the circle frame. I used 18 pieces of paper for the wreath, then added a flower cut from the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge found on page 49 cut at 11/2". I then added one of the silver snowflakes from the Compliments. I dovetailed the ends of the sentiment to match the wreath.

Thank you for stopping by to continue please click here for Kara's blog and see what great project she has created.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A Few Christmas Cards

I love Christmas and everything associated with it. Giving handmade Christmas cards to family and friends is so special. Here are a few of the Christmas cards from last weeks workshop. Close To My Heart have released a number of new great Christmas stamps and I have used quite a few of them in this workshop. You can find all of these stamps on my website

I hope these cards inspire you to make your own handmade Christmas cards this year. Your family and friends will love receiving them.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop if you arrived here from Shaunna's blog  you are in the right place. If you arrived her by chance no worries just click on the link at the end of this post to continue the hop.

I am happy to be back joining in the blog hops, I have been busy with relatives visiting from overseas so have unfortunately been neglecting my blog. The November stamp of the month is New Year's Cheer S161, a fun stamp for your party invitations and layouts or as the name describes New year's celebrations.

I have created a layout of my nieces' birthday party which we celebrated just 4 days after her arrival from the Bahamas. It was easy to choose different elements from the stamp set to decorate the layout. I have also used some of the new Thin Cuts, which I love.


I have used the Gift Thin Cuts Z4005 and the Hearts Thin Cuts Z3260, these make adding great decorative elements so easy.

 I hope you are enjoying the hop to continue click here to see Vandra"s blog  what  has created. I am sure she has something great to share. Please take a moment to leave a comment we all appreciate your comments.