Friday, 15 December 2017

Basic Fundamentals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Basics Fundamentals Blog Hop, if you arrived here from Maz Wood's blog you are in the right place if you arrived here by chance thanks for stopping by. To continue the hop click on the link at the end of this post to go to the next blog.

Close To My Heart had a fantastic special on last month for the four different Fundamental Collections and I splurged and bought all four. I love the Basic Fundamental paper suite, the colours and the patterns of the different papers are so lovely. These papers can be used with lots of different colour cardstock, I envision using these papers and compliments often.

This layout came together quite quickly I used pattern 29 from the Make It From Your Heart Ideas Book Vol 3 (9043) as inspiration for this layout. I also used the grey ribbon with the gold strip running through the middle and the stars and little hearts that were in the compliments pack.

One of my favourite things to do is read and nothing is better than settling down with a cuppa and my latest book. So this project is just perfect. The cup and saucer can be found on the Flower Market Cricut cartridge Z3285, adding a short piece of ribbon, a little cardstock heart and brad and you have a lovely bookmark.

This final bit of whimsy was a joy to create, I used a small canvas (6" x 6") and adhered a torn piece of paper ( I love this sheet with the words on it ) then added a few butterflies using different papers, a stamped sentiment, flowers from the compliments pack and some bling. To give the butterflies a bit of dimension I rolled the edges of the wings using the end of a small paint brush.  I inked the edges of the torn paper with Slate ink and because I didn't like the stark white edges of the flowers I also inked these with Pixie and Slate ink. 

I am so happy you stopped by, to continue the hop click here to go to Georgie's blog, she will have something lovely to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment it is always appreciated.

Friday, 1 December 2017

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the December Stamp of the Month blog hop, if you arrived here from Vandra's  Virtual CTMH Craftroom, I am so happy to have you visit. If you arrived here by chance just click on the link at the end of this post to continue the hop.

The December Stamp of the Month is A Little Bit of Pun S1712 is so cute and will be very useful for card making, scrapbooking or any paper crafts.

I needed to put my thinking cap on to come up with different ideas using this stamp set. I am quite happy with what I have created.  These frames are so easy to make and the puns from this stamp set really adds a fun touch. The frames are cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge, you can find the image on page 41, I cut two of each of the frames, first in White cardstock, and then the pattern papers. I can't wait to use these on a layout. It is quite easy to stamp the image and the pun separately and use them as I have.

This second project also starts off with cut images from the Artiste Cricut cartridge, I used the word bubble images found on page 65. These will add some fun embellishments to my page layouts.

 I cut a number of the thought bubbles and have used some different ones on this layout. I did consider throwing out these photos but decided they needed to be added to a "special" layout and love how it has turned out.

  Thank you for stopping by, there is more to see click here to go to Shaunna's blog she will have something lovely to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment, we always appreciate them.