Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #174

So many possibilities with this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts!


I know that Father's Day is in a few weeks, so I wanted to make a card for my Dad. I had some retired Zoe scraps sitting on my desk, as well as the Day for Dad stamp set, so the card came together quickly. I added some interest with tone on tone stamping using the Ink Blot stamp set.



The blue, grey and white is a classic masculine card combination- Glacier and Slate are my favourite colour combo at the moment!

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Girly Album made Easy!

I love the new Instalife Range, especially the Blush album paired with the Hello Gorgeous cards. I knew this would be a perfect album for my new niece!



Here is a quick video flick through of the album so far.


Link up with us at H2H For The Girls challenge this month!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fun with Florence



Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Florence Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Kara then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Florence Paper Packet- a gorgeous mix of jewel tones, gold accents and floral print.


I adore the Complements that coordinate with this paper packet, and the combination of the blues, yellows and copper tones immediately caught my eye.

I created this layout using a sketch from Pinterest, layering three different 5x5 patterned papers from the Florence collection onto White Daisy cardstock and matting the photos in Saffron and Peacock cardstock.



The flowers, journal tab and titles were all stickers and accents from the Florence Complements, so the only stamping I had to do was the journal lines from the Noted stamp set in Peacock ink.



I can't wait to add photos of me performing in an upcoming musical- it will be a brilliant show!

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Passionate About Pages.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Q is for Quick


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their Q element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Darlys then you're on the right track!

I have been teaching my son about palindromes (words that are spelt the same both forwards and backwards) and I mentioned to him that 'racecar' is one such word. He then got out my new Racecar Birthday stamp set, and I had a eureka moment. Racecars are quick, hence the inspiration for the project for this hop!



I stamped and fussy cut the racecar, then adhered it onto a stamped background (the arrows are from the World Traveller stamp set) that used Crystal Blue, Pacifica and Twilight ink. I ran some Slate cardstock through the Chevron embossing folder for the background, and added in some teal shimmer paper and an arrow puffy from the Jackson embellishments.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine of CatScrapbooking.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Catherine Nowak for a complete list of participants!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Featured Products Blog Hop- Vacation Theme

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is anything to do with a Vacation!

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Corrina you are in the right place. Now on to my project!

I am miraculously up to date on my vacation photos, and have featured them on the blog over the last month, so I had to think of something else to show you today.

One of the places on my dream vacation list is Paris, and so I decided to create a Paris themed card using the Artfully Sent cricut cartridge and the Florence Paper Packet.

The card base is made from one of the papers in the Florence Paper Packet, and I cut the Paris card in Ruby cardstock. I added some Green Epoxy Triangles and Poppy Thick Twine on the front for extra embellishment.



When you open the card, an Eiffel Tower pops out! Super cute for a travel lover, someone going overseas or anyone who loves shopping :)



Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here.

If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Annette from Little Crop Shop. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you in two weeks as we will be featuring the new Fundamentals range! Have a great day!

Complete list of blogs participating:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #172

This week's sketch At Atlantic Hearts immediately made me want to play with my new Whimsy Ribbon Pack!


I also stamped a sentiment from the new Love Your Face stamp set as the main focal feature.



This card will be going to a friend of mine who is struggling in life right now, to let her know I am thinking of her and that everything is going to be OK.

If this sketch or my card has inspired you, we would love for you to play along this week!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Copy That!

I love being inspired by Pinterest, other blogs, magazines and of course the gorgeous CTMH Annual Inspirations!

This  week's challenge at H2H is to choose something from the new CTMH Idea Book to recreate your own way! (Don’t have a new Idea Book? Either contact your consultant or view online at http://www.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx)

I have been busy creating with the Wise Guy Birthday stamp set, and was inspired by these gorgeous cards in the book.


I used Cranberry, Saffron and Peacock colours as well as Black ink to recreate one of the cards for a masculine birthday.



I had so much fun creating the sprinkle border! It was actually a lot easier than I thought, and something I will be experimenting with more in the future.



How will you be inspired by the Copy That prompt? Link up here!

I am also linking up with Seize The Birthday this week, a great challenge for birthday cards!