Saturday, 20 October 2018

Grateful Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to our Grateful Heart blog hop, if you arrived here from Lara Moss' Scrappy Kea blog you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance have a look around and hopefully you will see something you like. To continue the hop click on the link at the end of this post.

The Grateful Heart collection features the most beautiful autumn colours and the decorative elements are lovely. This workshop kit will have you creating stunning projects. I forgot to order this collection  but was able to get my hands on a paper pack and the use of the Grateful Heart Cardmaking stamp to make my projects.

For this card I stamped the butterfly in black ink then coloured it with the Shin Han markers, I also used two of the other images from the set and the hello friend sentiment. A pop of colour from the papers, a ribbon and some bling finishes off the card.

I used strips of papers and also fussy cut a bunch of flowers from the paper to created this card.  The Thank You sentiment was stamped on one of the stitched oval thin cuts. The flowers and the sentiment were adhered with the 3D Foam Tape, the red burlap ribbon looks great with these papers.

My layout came together really quickly and easily, one of the fabulous things about Close To My Heart products is the colours are compatible with other collections. I had to use embellishment from various older compliment packs to decorate this page. I am very grateful for my wonderful brother who was able to make a functioning swing set from this pile of old bits that were given to me. I only had to buy a few bolts, the swing and a piece of wood for bracing and "voila" we had a swing set! Lucy does not mind that it is a second hand swing, she just loves playing on it.

Thanks again for stopping by, to continue the hop and go to Wendy's Expressions of the Heart  blog  
she will have something wonderful to share. Please take a moment and leave a comment, we are very thankful for them.

Friday, 12 October 2018


Butterflies are just one of the many magnificent creatures in our world, because of their transformation from caterpillar to butterfly they are a symbol of new birth. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. I especially like the joy they bring me when I see them fluttering around. I love these two butterfly embossing folders, they allow me to make beautiful cards with just a few supplies.

Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend and make sure you get a little time for yourself. I am fortunate to be spending time this weekend with other crafters scrapbooking and card making.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Hello Pumpkin Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Hello Pumpkin" 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 this post.

The Hello Pumpkin paper pack is mostly designed for celebrating Halloween but as always the papers are so lovely and can be used for other different projects.  The dominant black and orange colours can be quite beautiful when paired together. Lagoon can also be used with these colours as you can see it was featured in the PML cards.

I have made three different cards, this first one uses the Bunches of Love stamp D1815 but I only used the outline stamp with black ink then coloured the image with the Shin Han markers to match the papers. I stamped the image directly onto the black dot paper, then mounted it on black carstock and then the orange gingham paper. A little bling and ribbon never goes astray.

I don't celebrate Halloween but still wanted to show that you can use this collection with a Halloween theme but it still not be Halloween. I found a pattern for a coffin shape on the net to make this card. You can find the pattern here   once I printed the shape on regular copy paper I then cut it out with the left side on the fold of black cardstock. The skeleton, the "no bones about it" and "it's your birthday"sentiment are from old stamp sets which are now discontinued, but I am sure you can find something similar.  After stamping the skeleton and fussy cutting it I place on the star paper but it seemed to blend in the with the white background of the paper. So I adhered it to black cardstock and again fussy cut around it which then grounded the image. I am quite happy with how this one turned out, I have the perfect young man to send this to as his birthday is coming up soon. Who wouldn't want to receive a birthday card with a dancing skeleton on it? The finished card is 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" and fits easily in our standard envelopes.

This third card is a simple and easy one, the butterfly was cut sing the Artistry Cricut cartridge, you can find the image on page 42. Once I adhered the butterfly to a different orange pattern paper I cut around it with my scissors. The black and white stripe paper and the same orange pattern paper was also used. Some bitty sparkles, black gems and a sentiment and the card is finished.

To continue the hop click here to go to  Megan's Crop Craft Create blog, I am sure she will have something wonderful to share. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration. Please take a moment and leave a comment, they are very much appreciated.

Monday, 1 October 2018

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop "Thanks and Giving"

Welcome to our 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 it's always nice to see you, you can continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

In America they celebrate Thanksgiving Day in November and this stamp set is perfect for this but that doesn't mean we are limited in how we can use these great images. There are 15 brilliant images that can be used for lots of different projects.


We take photos so we can remember the special times that we spend with family and friends and that is why I scrapbook my photos. This layout is of a short holiday with my sister and two of her grandkids. I used one of the PML cards and stamped the "Remember This" image then coloured it with the red Shin Han marker.

I think this card would be great as a congratulations of your new home. I have used four of the images when making this card, a little colouring, a couple of butterfly punches and a few gems and the card is finished.

I used soft colours and lovely pearls for this pretty girlie card with the Thanks sentiment. I used one of the Splotches stamps for the background then added the butterfly and flowers.

Thanks for stopping by to continue the hop click here to go to Vandra's CTMH Virtual Craftroom and see what great project she has created. Please take a moment and leave a comment, they are always really appreciated.