Saturday, 15 May 2021

Hillside Cottage Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Australasian CTMH blog hop, if you arrived here from Lauren Moore's blog you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance, please continue looking then you can follow the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

Today we are showcasing the Hillside Cottage suite of products, this is a folk artsy collection and is just gorgeous. I love the iconic animals and flowers and really all of the other papers are so pretty, as is the sticker sheet.

I was a little late placing my order so wasn't able to get this lovely collection in time for the hop but I was able to get my hands on one of the sheets of the bulk paper and the sticker sheet and this allowed me to be a part of the hop. You can create something lovely with just one sheet of paper and the stickers. I have added this collection to my next order and should be receiving it soon.

This gorgeous baby girl is my niece and these photos were taken many years ago, pretty evident by the cute sun suit she is wearing. You don't see anything like that these days. She is the first grandchild in our family and what a wonderful addition she was. I love how the papers and stickers enhance these very old photos. I have adhered the stickers with 3D foam tape to give them more dimension and lift them off the page. I will be adding another photo and the journalling to a flip flap to finish off the layout.

This card is really cute and also uses both sides of the same paper as the layout as well as the  sticker strip. CTMH have so many lovely flower stamps and I have used these flowers from a few years ago, the flowers are stamped with Canary ink and the leaves were stamped with New England Ivy ink which I stamped 2nd and 3rd generation. Doing this gives you so many more colour options. I hand cut the flower centers and used a white gel pen to make the dash lines.

Thank you for stopping by, now hop along to Danielle's blog Scrappychicks and see what lovely project she has created. 

Please take a moment and leave a comment, they are always appreciated.

Happy crafting!


  1. I love the little pearly drops in the flower centres on your layout. It's a lovely page and the papers are perfect for your photos. Great tips on your card instructions too. Love how you mimicked the look of the flowers on the papers in your stamping.

  2. Great projects- I also love the addition of the pearl drops!