Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Stars and Sparklers Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Australasian CTMH blog hop, if you arrived here from Megan's Crop Craft Create you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance I hope you see something to inspire you. To continue the blog hop, click on the link at the end of this post.

When you first look at this paper collection you may be overwhelmed by the bright colours but I found it quite easy to work with. I really like all of the papers, just not sure I will have a use for the fireworks paper. The red floral paper is so pretty and the celebrate paper can be used for lots of different projects.

I am loving working with the stacks of the old photos that I printed late last year. When I looked at these photos of my sister and her kids visiting her in hospital after having her last baby, I couldn't help reminiscing about the wonderful times I shared with these amazing kids when they were young. Laura looks pleased as punch to welcome her new baby sister Emma but Matthew looks a little apprehensive. I used the new Vol 5 Make It From Your Heart ideas book as inspiration to make for both of my layouts. This new book has both layout and card ideas.

As a single woman I sometimes dread having to deal with tradesmen as I have in the past had the odd bad experience with them, having family members that help out on occasion is a great relief. I have a narrow patio at the back of my home with a table set up and I love eating outside when the weather is good. But when I have family or friends around for a meal and we want to eat outside I have to remove all my hanging baskets  because I have to pull the table away from next to the wall and then there is no room to walk along the other side without knocking into the hanging baskets. So when I had the opportunity to have another patio area built on the side of my house, I was so pleased when  my niece's husband volunteered to do it for me.  

I distressed the edges of my title cardstock and then inked it with Sapphire ink. Typing my journalling is a new thing for me, but I knew I wouldn't have enough room to add my handwritten story and I really didn't want to cover up the pattern papers too much.

I often struggle making masculine cards and have so many pretty feminine cards in my stash and I felt some of these papers would be perfect. The stamped images are from a discontinued set but there are lots of other current stamps that would work as well.

Thank you for stopping by to continue the hop go to Danielle's Scrappychicks  and see what wonderful project she has created.

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

Happy crafting!


  1. I love both your layouts Doris. You've used the papers so well. I always love reading your stories too.

  2. Love your pages, Doris! And I will be using your card for inspiration.