Thursday, 23 July 2015

"Jump on it July"

During the month of July, when you purchase $32.50 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $6.50! That is a savings of up to $27!  The Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $6.50 AUD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $32.50 AUD of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone! Use the Shop Now button to check out my CTMH webite to purchase these specials, you can view the Annual Inspirations catalogue and the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogue on my website to see the different hostess stamp sets.

This is July's Stamp of the Month "Life is Wonderful"

These two cards are made with the hostess stamp sets that you can get in this month's special offer. The first one is from the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogue, This stamp set is called Paper Bird Z1613 and has this beautiful butterfly, a bird, a heart and two sentiments. I used one of the papers from Seaside Paper Pack X7192B and the Carnival Washi Tape Z3067

This lovely stamp set is from the Annual Inspirations catalogue and is called Better with a Friend D1608 and has three images of trendy women and two sentiments. The papers used are from the Blossom Paper Pack X7196B.

Have a great weekend

Friday, 3 July 2015


 I was away for the June Stamp of the Month blog hop and just couldn't get myself organised for the July blog hop either. I really suffered with jet lag once we arrived home and my sleeping pattern was all out of wack. Not only that but I didn't have any inclination or inspiration to work on any cards so here are a few that I made before I went away. I have so much fun searching for new ideas on Pinterest and crafting blogs and these cards were made from ideas that I saved.

I really like the Kraft Cardstock Z1375 and in this first card I love how using the same ink colour as the cardstock really makes the stamped image pop. You can view a video here on how to make this type of card. It is called Triple Time Stamping, it may look difficult but it is quite easy. This flower stamp is one of the many different flower stamps available from CTMH so this card would be easy to duplicate.

 As I have said before I sometimes struggle to make masculine cards, but this one was quick and easy. The clock stamp is from the hostess stamp set C1593 called "Hats Off" it may only be available until the end of August as a new product catalogue will be released in September.

I do love the look of embossing, this card was stamped with Versa Mark ink Z991 and embossed with the Ranger Clear Embossing Powder Z2088.  The sentiment is from The Happy Couple D1539 stamp set. I think the butterfly adds just the right amount of colour to the card. The pearls and bling are from my stash.

You can check out the July Stamp of the Month blog hop starting with Denise Tarlington's blog just follow along and you will be amazed at how talented these ladies are.