Thursday, 15 August 2019

Craft On

Welcome to the CTMH Australian Craft On blog hop, if you arrived here from Creating with Kara Davies you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance I hope you see something that inspires you. You can see more great ideas if you follow the link at the end of this post.




What a fun collection Craft On is, with lovely bright colours and great decorative elements. The black die cuts will look stunning on any project.

 

As soon as I saw this collection I knew which photos I wanted to create a layout with. The beautiful papers really complimented these wedding photos.







The sentiment "Choose Happy" resonates with me because being happy is a conscious decision and needn't be the result of what's happening in our lives. This sort of card can be used for any number of occasions and was so easy to make. 


I love spending a weekend crafting with others, my niece Laura is also a CTMH consultant and her retreat was great fun. She had some wonderful projects for us to work on. I also got many of my own projects completed this weekend. 


Thanks for stopping by to continue the hop go to Doreen's blog, I am sure she will have something wonderful to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment it is always appreciated.



Thursday, 1 August 2019

August Stamp of the Month "From Me To You"

Welcome to the Australasian CTMH 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 like what you see and you can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.



This stamp set includes 38 great images and is perfect for the card makers but is so versatile it can also be used for scrapbooking. There are some really fun sentiments and a few icons.




I love the stitched flower Thin Cuts and they work so well on a card with a sentiment from this stamp set. Flower are so much fun to work with, either as stamps or the thin cuts.




Once I decided to use these stamps on a scrapbooking layout, I then had to find appropriate photos and these photos of the kids end of year school concert worked well. The sentiments add a little bit of fun to the layout.




This is one of my favourite stamp sets from the current catalogue, but it will only be available until the end of this month. I love to send thank you cards to show my appreciation to family and friends.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get some inspiration from my projects. To continue the hop go to Megan Lawrence's blog  to see what great project she has created. Please take a moment and leave a comment, they are appreciated.

Monday, 1 July 2019

July Stamp of the Month "Bear Hugs"

Welcome to the Australasian CTMH Stamp of the Month blog hop, if you arrived here from Kara blog you are in the right place. If you arrived her by chance click on the link at the end of the post to continue the hop




What a cute stamp set this is, I love the mama and baby bears aren't they just the sweetest thing you've seen in awhile. All of the different sentiments make it really easy to create some lovely cards.





A few of my friends became grandmothers this year and I wish I had this stamp back then to make a congratulations card. I thought I would make one now to keep in my stash. I used a soft grey as the main colour so it could be used for baby boys or girls. The bear is heat embossed with white embossing powder.


This card was a lot of fun to make, the sponged background is so easy but so lovely. I really like the flower stamps they make a great border. The bunnies playing amongst flowers are so cute.


We all love our mama bears and sometimes we just need to tell them that.


Thanks for stopping by, now to see some more ideas using this stamp set lets head over to Creating with Kylie to see what she has created. Please take a moment and leave a comment they are always appreciated. 



Saturday, 15 June 2019

"True Love" Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Australasian True Love Blog Hop, if you arrived here from Shaunna's Passionate About Pages  you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance to continue the hop click on the link at the end of this post for more ideas using this collection.




 Working with the True Love collection has been a real pleasure, everything about these papers and stickers is just wonderful.



There are so many talented people out there that share their ideas freely on the web especially places like Pinterest. That's where I found this "Four Fold" card, the compliments pack, a few sentiment stamps and scraps of paper was all I needed to decorate this card. The back of the card is blank so you can add your greeting there. The instructions to make this card can easily be found on Pinterest.







My brother in law has been scanning all of my dad's slides recently for my Mum and amongst them were my nursing graduation way back in 1976. My dad passed away in 2011 and it was wonderful seeing this photo of him and I. I thought this collection was perfect for these photos. Lots of old memories came flooding back as I created this layout.


Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my page, now let's go see what Danielle has created at Scrappy Chicks  Please take a moment and leave a comment they are always appreciated.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

June Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Blog Hop, we are showcasing the June Stamp of the Month if you arrived here from Doreen's blog you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance to continue the hop click on the Doreen's blog link at the end of the post.



The June stamp of the month "It's Your Day To Sparkle" has some lovely images and sentiments especially for celebrating the special events in our lives.



I love scrapbooking but making cards brings me great pleasure knowing that I can share my passion with others in the form of a handmade card.

I found quite a few samples like this card on Pinterest and wanted to make one myself, it's called a U fold card. It's really easy to make but looks so interesting. I used the cake stamp but only stamped the rose cluster then coloured with the shin Han markers. I have also used the single rose on the right of the card. Fussy cutting the roses is quite easy with the Micro Tip scissors.



 I found these instructions on Unfrogettable Stamping's blog https://www.unfrogettablestamping.com


The card does lay flat and fits in our standard envelopes but stands up for easy displaying.




For my second card I decided to make a wedding card, using the Mr & Mrs stamps. I heat embossed the images with the gold embossing powder. The gold ribbon adds a nice touch and the pearl ribbon slide is from my stash.



Thanks again for stopping by to continue the hop go to Kara's blog and see what she has created. I do really appreciate it when you take a moment and leave a comment.





Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Sweet Girl blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Australasian blog hop if you arrived here from Doreen's blog you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance you can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of the post.




What can I say about this collection, other than it's stunning, please don't feel you can only use this collection for girls projects the papers will be perfect for all sorts of creations. My card is an example of how it can be used for other ideas.



I have created two layouts with photos of four very sweet girls, they are my brother's gorgeous granddaughters. I have used Volume 3 Pattern 8 from the  Make It From Your Heart Ideas Book as inspiration for these layouts. 





I tried to replicate the look of the animals in the compliments pack with the cat stamped on the wood like paper. I love this sentiment from the now discontinued Puny Pals stamp set.



Thanks again for stopping by to continue the hop go to Shaunna's Passionate About Pages blog and see what she has created. Please take a moment and leave a comment they are always appreciated.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

May Stamp of the Month

Hello and welcome to the CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month blog hop, if you arrived here from Shaunna's Passionate About Pages you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance I hope you see something you like. You can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.






The May stamp of the month "To My Bestie" is so lovely and what a great selection of images and sentiments. These can be used for lots of different projects.



These beautiful flowers immediately made me think of marigolds, a cluster of flowers is a great starting point for any card. 






The balloons in this stamp set look like they are about to fly away, so I thought I would add the balloons on the inside as a surprise when the card is opened. After colouring the balloons, I also painted them with the Shimmer Brush.




Thank you for stopping by to continue the hop go to Lauren Moore's blog and see what great project she has created. I would love for you to leave a comment they are always appreciated.
 

Monday, 15 April 2019

"Seems Like Home" Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the CTMH Australasian Feels Like Home 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. You can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.


This is one of my favourite collections in the current catalogue, the florals and subtle colours are so pretty. The featured colours are Black, Charcoal, Mink, Sugarplum, Fern, New England Ivy and  Sapphire



As Easter is nearly upon us I thought I would make an Easter card, it's a really easy card except for the fussy cutting and I really don't mind the cutting. Just a reminder to remember to use the great stamps that you have in your stash. The Happy Easter and the lovely long tulip flowers stamps are from the special 12 month stamp set that CTMH had about 2 years ago. The pretty pink bow is available in the clearance section for just $6.00 contact your consultant.


I used pattern 6 from the CTMH Make It From The Heart Volume 2 ideas book for this layout. These ideas books are a great resource.

The layout features another quilt made by my mother for her youngest great granddaughter. I didn't buy the stitched quilting Thin Cut dies thinking I would never use them but I was away at my niece Laura Beacham's retreat last weekend and used hers. I am now in love with them and can't wait until they are back in stock. I am not a quilter but my mother and both of my sisters are all quilters.


 Here is a close up of the little quilt I created as a decoration, Mia was not well and wanted the quilt made for her by Ma, to cover up with while she was watching TV. This lovely butterfly is from the cut away decorative sheet.


I love making birthday cards to give family and friends, even though this one took a little extra time colouring and fussy cutting it was so worth it. I have used the Love Blossoms stamp set, the butterfly is from the April Stamp of the month, the birthday is from the Dandelion Wishes set and the happy is a cricut cut.


Thanks again for stopping by to continue the hop go to Lauren Moore CTMH Crafting and see what great project she has created. We all appreciate it when you leave a comment, so take a moment and leave one.

Monday, 1 April 2019

April Stamp of the Month "Love So Sweet"



Hello and welcome to the CTMH Australasian April 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.


 This stamp set is called Love So Sweet and it really is so sweet. There are so many wonderful stamps in this set. Just look at these butterflies, flowers and sentiments aren't they just gorgeous.

These lovely butterflies and flowers complimented this layout beautifully. I have used the Mix In Paper pack for these projects. I came across the quote "play is not a luxury it is a necessity" and thought I would use it as the starting point for my journaling.


I found inspiration for this card on Pinterest, I am always so amazed by the amount of talented people out there. I stamped the butterfly with Black Momento ink and then sponged it with a dauber.


This little box is made with the CTMH favor box die, unfortunately it is now discontinued. I really like how it cut the holes and slits that allow you to add the ribbon and know that it is secure and wont fall off. The flower and leaves are so easy to fussy cut. I used one of the Zip Strips along the bottom of the box.


You can find some more great ideas by hopping along to Shaunna's Passionate About Pages blog and see her great project. Thanks again for stopping by and please take a moment and leave a comment, they are always appreciated.