Monday, January 9, 2017

Season of White

White is always such a great card base, and I especially love white paired with one other colour on layouts and cards.

If you read my blog you will know about my love for glitter- and so I paired crisp white with some glitter complements from the Good Life pack.



The 'happy' is from the new Dreamin' Big Complements, and I also added some White Twine to the card. I lastly matted the white cardstock on some of the Adventure Fundamentals Paper.

If you are a fan of white, why don't you join in with this week's White challenge over at Heart 2 Heart? We would love to have you play along!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our SE1 New Product Blog Hop! If you have come here from Sheila's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.



This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I decided to create a layout using some of the  more masculine items from the Hello Lovely Collection and the matching Sea Glass cardstock. I was inspired by the beautiful 'My Family' title.



The floral sticker and the sentiment sticker are from the Hello Lovely Complements, and I embellished with Grey Enamel Gems and Blue Glitter Dots. The sentiment was stamped in Sorbet ink using a Cricut exclusive stamp set.



I love the Sea Glass colour, and it perfectly frames this photo of my husband and sons at my son's seventh birthday party in December.



Now "Hop" on over to Terrie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

I Adore You layout

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is the January Stamp of the Month, Adore You.


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 Donna you are in the right place.

Now on to my project:

I created a layout using the Stamp of the Month paired with the new Hello Lovely paper Packet and Complements.



The title is the main sentiment from the SOTM, which I stamped in New England Ivy ink and embellished with sequins and hello Lovely Complements. I also stamped one of the decorative hearts onto a Complements banner sticker.



Look at how beautiful this floral paper is! The gold embossed hearts are also from the Complements pack and match beautifully with the Stamp of the Month.



My sweet niece has impeccable fashion sense and takes after her aunty of course!



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 on the Corner. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:
1. Annette Clark 
2. Terrie Shortsleeve
3. Donna Digby
4. Lauren Moore (you are here!)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Silver and Gold hello

I don't often mix silver and gold together, but this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge prompt called for just that.

I decided to make gold my main focus, with touches of silver embellishments.

I came up with this card using a bold gold title, and some silver hearts. This paper is the new Hello Lovely range paired with Sea Glass, my new favourite paper and colour combination!



The hello is from the Dream Big Complements. I didn't add much to the card as I wanted the sentiment to be the main focus.

Are you gold and silver savvy, or a metallic maverick? Link up your gold and silver creations here!

January Worldwide SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is Adore You, a set of 11 stamps.


If you have come here from Sheila's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


This month we have over 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I decided to make a simple card for an upcoming wedding anniversary using the SOTM with the new Hello Lovely Paper Packet and matching Complements.



I stamped the sentiment on White Daisy cardstock with New England Ivy ink, and also stamped the floral bouquet onto Fern cardstock and fussy cut. I matted the sentiment with Sea Glass cardstock and added the complements and I was done!

Now "Hop" on over to Terrie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January SOTM is only available until 31st January!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

CTMH Australasian Blog Hop S1701 Adore You



Hello and welcome aboard our January SOTM Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Denise 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 January Stamp of the Month, Adore You.




I decided to do a layout that could work for family photos, a date night, anniversary or even Valentines Day- I haven't decided which yet!

I used Raspberry cardstock paired with the Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet for the base of this layout. 




I stamped the large floral heart over one of the Gold Watercolour Cards and added that to the centre of the cardstock. 




I stamped the XO as a border across the top and bottom of the layout, and also stamped some journal lines from the Capture This stamp set. I also added some of the gold embellishments from the Good Life Complements.



This exclusive stamp set  is only available during January. 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, Doris Taylor.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #192

I am totally loving the sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts


I know Christmas has been and gone but I just had to share one last Christmas card that I created based on this sketch.

I used some Kraft cardstock paired with the retired Yuletide Carol Paper Packet, and then added a tree from the Woodland Wishes stamp set (with the matching Thin Cuts!) stamped in Fern ink.



I also stamped the sentiment in Fern ink using a retired stamp set.

To create the stripes from the sketch I used the Fern Twine, and the finishing touch was a small gold star on top of the tree.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas- after all that food and fun I hope you will have time to relax and join in with this week's sketch challenge.