Monday, October 30, 2017

It's Halloween Season!

No matter where you live, Halloween is a favourite for children- we celebrate in Spring so there are no pumpkins or falling leaves, but we always have spooky costumes and some fun Halloween events to attend.

This year, my two boys want to be vampires and they are heading to a Halloween event at my local club. The photos won't be available for a few days but I am prepared with a layout already.



I used the retired Halloween paper packet Jeepers Creepers, which has some fabulous bold colours ideal for scrapbooking my two boys.



I used a fun technique to create the monsters called the Baby Wipe technique, which resulted in adorable multicoloured monsters.



I will add some journalling to this 3x4 pocket card once the photos have been taken.



This layout came together so easily using the paper packet, zipstrip, coordinating pocket cards and a few stamped embellishments.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Baby It's Cold Outside

This week's prompt for Heart 2 Heart challenges was the inspiration I needed to start using the October SOTM, Christmas Tunes.


The snowglobe was the perfect image I needed to start working on my snow pages- being in the southern hemisphere means we had our snow in in July so I am a bit behind!

I used some old CTMH snow themed paper paired with Colonial White cardstock as the base of my layout, then jazzed it up with some of the newer items I have on hand.



I stamped the snowglobe image from the October SOTM in Glacier ink, and then added some clear shimmer to the bottom of the globe and the word cold.



The white burlap ribbon made a perfect border for my photos, and I added an extra bow embellishment as well as some Blue Enamel Dots.



I also stamped a border across the top of the page using the new Christmas Borders stamp set.



If you have an Under The Weather themed project, we'd love for you to link up with us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

No Worries Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our No Worries Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Vandra 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 June  Featured collection, No Worries.

Although this has a beachy feel to it, it is also perfect for creating a masculine themed family layout. 

I kept with earthy tones for this layout, using one of the patterned papers from the No Worries Paper Packet and accenting with Kraft cardstock and Desert Sand ink.




These gorgeous hearts are from the No Worries Complements, and I also used some of the woodgrain No Worries sequins to create an embellishment cluster. I stamped the sentiment using Desert Sand ink. 



This family title is straight from the No Worries complements, and was the perfect title for my layout. I also added a small stamped heart to reinforce the heart motif.

  

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Crop Craft Create.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Pretty Pocket Card

The Pocket Cards in the CTMH Paper Packets are one of my favourite things to work with. Not only are they wonderful for adding interest and journal boxes to layouts, but they also make great card bases.

I used the woodgrain PML card as the base for this card, and added some stamped flowers from the June Stamp of the Month. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Chipboard from the No Worries Complements.




This card took me only a few minutes to piece together and I love the serene background thanks to the PML card.

If you love using PML cards, why don't you share a project with us this month at Heart 2 Heart Challenges? We would love to see your creations!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Featured Products Blog Hop- No Worries

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is No Worries.

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 Annette  you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

No Worries is great for travel themed photos, but it also works well for any outdoor event. My son recently had an athletics day and I loved using the masculine papers to create this double page layout.



The navy stripe paper is my new favourite! Plus the chipboard hearts and the woodgrain sequins will suit a variety of different themes.

Thank you for checking out my project. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Corinna. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:
1. Lauren Moore
2. Corinna Murphy
3.  Annette Clark

Thursday, June 1, 2017

S1706 Hello Foxy Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Georgia Creates 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 June Stamp of the Month, Hello Foxy.

This adorable stamp set has some gorgeous foxes as well as some floral accents, and I was immediately drawn to the fox as a birthday card for my woodland loving niece's birthday.

I paired the Tangerine colour with some Fundamentals Tangerine paper and some of the Rustic Home wood grain paper as a decorative element for he base of the card.



I stamped the wreath and fox from the stamp set and then added colour to them.

The sentiment is from a retired birthday stamp set- the thing I love about the CTMH stamps is the ability to shape and mold them and so I was able to turn this straight sentiment into a curved sentiment to go around the circle.

This exclusive stamp set is only available during June. It can be yours for just $7.50 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $30.50  if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant. 

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Nell Ward.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Blossoming Colour

The colour challenge over at Heart 2 Heart is to use Emerald, Blossom and Lemon on a project.

These are the colours featured in the new Prickly Pear Paper Packet, but I immediately found a piece of Emerald paper from the Fundamentals range and decided to use that as the base of my card.

I fussy cut two cacti from the Prickly Pear Paper Packet, as these two particular ones featured a Blossom and Lemon pot.




I added some Lemon and Blossom stars from the Good Life Complements and finished off by stamping the hello speech bubble in Blossom ink and fussy cutting it to attach to the card,