Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Boy's Card

I find it easy to make pretty feminine cards but masculine cards are another thing. Boys cards are a bit easier, the great stamps that Close To My Heart offer makes it easier still. The new CTMH catalogue and ideas book will be released August 1st. I have had a look at the new catalogue and there are some terrific new products being released, I really like them all. There is something for for everyone in the new catalogue, great new stamps, jewelry and home decor items.

This is a fun card that I created that would be suitable for any little boy. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Spending Time With Friends

I enjoy catching up with my two good friends Karen and Colleen, we spent today chatting and crafting. We met at Karen's home and she had her nearly 3 year old granddaughter visiting today. What a little chatterbox she is, she told me about her upcoming princess birthday party and modeled her Cinderella dress that Nanny  made for her. A pair of white gloves completed the outfit.

It's Monday again here is my Mojo Monday card.

Supplies: Daisy White Cardstock, Laughing Lola Paper Pack, Fabulous You Stamp set C1533, Black Ink Stamp Pad Z2105


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Everyday Layouts

This is a great video showcasing the CTMH Artbooking cricut cartridges to make everyday layouts. There are three different cartridges in the collection. The Artbooking cartridge will make striking layouts in 15 different themes, or mini albums in 10 themes. The Artiste cartridge is filled with interactive elements you will love, 3D decorations and favours. The Art Philosophy cartridge has all the basic fundamental shapes you can use on almost every project. Each collection includes a cartridge with 700 images, plus 3 exclusive stamp sets and and three sheets of dimensional chipboard shapes. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Wild Weather

The rain started last night and continued intermittently throughout today. Thankfully in my suburb all we experienced was heavy rain and wind, but a tornado swept through two other suburbs leaving much destruction in it's wake. Tornadoes are fairly rare in metropolitan Perth. The rain is always a welcome sight.

Today's card was a fun easy card to make, it stands upright but it can be folded flat to allow you to post it.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Base and Bling

Close To My Heart also sells some jewelery items, that you can create yourself  it's called Base and Bling, check out my website to see the entire collection. There are faux antique gold and faux antique silver chains and charms and a large variety of pictures to put in the pendants. These are some that I have created.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Mondays are Happy Days

I don't work on Mondays so it's always a day to relax if I have had a busy weekend. Last weekend wasn't particularly busy but my niece's 2 kids spent the weekend with me. Sunday while they were playing they came across these "Graucho"  glasses in my toy box, they both thought they looked so funny in the glasses. They look so serious but they actually had a smile behind the moustache. I always enjoy having Lucy and Jett spend time with me.

 As it's Monday here is my card from the Mojo Monday sketch. This card came together very quickly. The card base uses the kraft cardstock and the decorative papers are from the Free To Be Me paper pack. The flower is cut from the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Cute Boxes

These boxes are so easy to make, a few score lines and one strip of adhesive tape and you have a box to decorate as you like. Here is a link to a great blog site with instructions   http://pootles.co.uk/  This Stampin' Up consultant has some terrific videos on making boxes and other great projects. Using Close To My Heart papers, stamps and a little ribbon and you have a beautiful box to put a gift or a treat in.