Thursday, 15 September 2016

Jeepers Creepers - Australasian CTMH Blog Hop


Jeepers Creepers

Hello and welcome aboard our Jeepers Creepers Papers Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from
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Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet

I just love the colour combinations in this pack! The new Tangerine shades matched my storm cloud photos and the lightening bolts were perfect! 
I like to challenge myself with using up all of the paper packet and thinking outside the box. Not a Halloween photo in sight on this layout.

 I purchased the WYW Scrapbook Kit which includes the Complements, Assortment and Washi Tapes. Did you notice there's no stamping here (and that I made a spelling mistake in the journaling that I'll now have to change)?

I've also made these Monster Birthday cards using the Monstrous Halloween Stamp Set and matching Thin Cuts.


Here are two of the Halloween WYW Kit layouts that I have done. Just download the instructions from your Consultant's website.



These products are only available until December 31st, 2016 from our seasonal Holiday Expressions Idea Book.




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Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages

Thanks for looking!

Georgia O'Shea


















Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Create Kindness Card Kit CC1145 - National Stamping Month 2016


Create Kindness Card Kit CC1145


 Celebrate National Stamping Month by making hand-stamped cards to create a little more kindness in the world!
Our Create Kindness Card Kit contains all of the supplies you'll need to create 24 beautiful handmade cards, with sentiments perfect for brightening someone's day.


$72.95 save 15% - Kit Contents:
24 - 3x3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes
24 - Pre-cut 1 3/4" white circles
8 - exclusive M-size stamp sets
1 - Archival Black mini stamp pad
1 - 2x2" My Acrylix Block
1 - My Acrylix mini stamp organizer

Items in the kit can also be purchased separately! So you can buy extra card bases or extra mini stamps to give as gifts. See the listing HERE

You can also add some extra supplies and bling to put your own personal touch to these cards! 
In these designs I have adhered a 2x2" square of coloured cardstock, added Gold Shimmer Trim and mounted the white circle with 3D-foam tape.

I also coloured in the stamped designs with our ShinHan Markers and added a Bitty Sparkle.


Here is another card I made using the Hello and Friend stamps together. I masked the left-hand flower of the Friend stamp so I could get the words closer. Hello Friend!


I used our new Wood slats Embossing Folder and twine from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack.



All these supplies can be purchased from my website for delivery anywhere in Australia.

Thanks for looking!

Georgia O'Shea
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant



Thursday, 1 September 2016

CTMH Australasian Blog Hop - S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure SOTM

Hello and welcome aboard our September 2016 Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from
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Today I would like to share with you a project I have created featuring the September Stamp of the Month, Blessed Beyond Measure. This stamp set is available during this month only, for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.
I love the sentiments in this stamp set. Being thankful and grateful for my two happy, healthy kids is what inspired me to create this layout for their albums. 

Don't forget to pin this photo to Pinterest

 First I covered a sheet of White Daisy Cardstock with background stamping using all the different leaves in the set. I used our Mini Pigment Inks in our gorgeous new Adventure colours. I stamped in Emerald, Willow, Raspberry, Tangerine and also Sea Glass - our colour of the year!


I started stamping in the bottom right corner and as I got to the top I added some second generation stamping to lighten the design. I also stamped "Thankful" in Raspberry ink on a scrap of White Daisy with "to have you in my life" in Emerald ink.


Next I chose the matching cardstock colours for my photo mats. I used Emerald, Tangerine and Raspberry from the Adventure Cardstock Combo pack pictured below. I didn't follow a pattern or sketch for this layout, I just made it up as I went along. The Emerald mat is 4.5x6.5". The Tangerine piece is 4x7" and the Raspberry piece is 2x12".


I cut up leftovers to make the dovetail pieces and then distressed all the coloured cardstock pieces with our Edge Distresser. (I love this tool!) I used 3D foam tape to adhere the Thankful sentiment to the page.


I adhered everything to the page, adding White and Gold Ribbon and Pink Enamel Gems for embellishments. I used our Mini Glue Dots to adhere the ribbon as they're super strong!

At the end I popped in an extra stamped leaf under the corner of the photo. After I took the photo I removed the leaf, distressed the edges and stuck it back on...ahh that's better. It didn't look right with it's clean cut edges! 

Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack - 2 sheets of each colour


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Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom

Thanks for looking!

Georgia O'Shea


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

CTMH Australasian Blog Hop - Last Chance Annual Inspirations 2015/2016


Hello and welcome to the
Close To My Heart Australasian Blog Hop
 Last Chance Annual Inspirations
 If you have arrived here from

then you are in the right place. Just click the link at the bottom of this post and you will hop over to the next blog. Don't forget to pin or save any ideas you like!
 
Our Blog Hop participants are showcasing their favourite products from our Annual Inspirations (AI) Idea Book that have been available for the past year.
These products can only be purchased from our websites until the end of this month! Click HERE to shop online. 
I have chosen the Paper Fundamentals Pack, their matching Fundamentals Stickers and Assortment. The packs come in our four colour collections: Whimsy, Adventure, Enchantment and Basics. The papers are all double-sided and such great value. Get them while stocks last!

This layout will suit any size photos as you can place them anywhere over the background papers. One side of these papers has an embossed pattern which you can see in my close-up photos.

All the stickers on the page, even the lettering, come from the Fundamentals Sticker pack and make the embellishing of the layout so quick and easy!
 Look at the pennant stickers. So cute! 
 Now because we had a messy time all digging into the pavlova (no-one brought cutlery!) I decided to "mess up" the page a bit with watercolour. I pressed my Honey Ink pad together to get some ink on the lid and then used my Medium Flat Waterbrush to swipe it around the pages. Then I tapped the brush on a pencil to get a little splatter effect. Yes I did this AFTER I had finished the layout! I know...living on the edge.
 When the ink was dry I stamped the journal lines from July's Stamp of the Month twice to get a longer story in, covering the gap in the middle where it wasn't perfect with more stickers. More posts on the Stamp Set HERE.

 I love how this turned out and I love these papers!
Here is another layout I did using the same pack. 


These products are while stocks last for this month only - Last Chance!

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Thanks for looking!

Georgia O'Shea





Sunday, 10 July 2016

CTMH Magical Paper Pack



Today I am showing you how you can make amazing cards from your "leftovers" using the Magical Paper Pack, available until the end of August from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book (while stocks last)!


 This is what you get for $15! The top sheet is a group of double-sided Picture My Life (PML) cards and since you get two sheets in every pack, I had some leftover. These are what I used to make my cards.

Don't forget to Pin this photo to Pinterest!

The top left card has a mat cut from Canary Cardstock but all the rest of the paper is from the PML sheet. I cut some up, covered some words, sliced and diced and layered to make these fun cards. The two M-size birthday stamps I used are only $5 each and so useful!  Then I just embellished using whatever I had in my stash.

Here are the products I used.
 Click on the item to take you to my website.


You will also find lots of gorgeous embellishments
 in our Clearance section HERE.

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, 1 July 2016

From The Notebook - July 2016 CTMH SOTM Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard the Close To My Heart
 Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
From The Notebook S1607 July 2016


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

This stamp set is available only during this month for $27, or for just $7.50 when you place an order of $75 or more.

Don't forget to Pin this photo to Pinterest


Today I am showing you two layouts of the same event. One is for my daughter's album and the other is for my son's album. This is how I scrapbook. I work on both albums at the same time so I know where I'm at.
I only used one sheet of this double-sided B&T (background & texture) paper from the Calypso Paper Pack and cut it into 3x3" squares. I then stamped the designs I would be using from the featured stamp set in Cotton Candy, Lagoon and Black Exclusive Inks. 
I chose Cotton Candy and Black Cardstock as the base pages and cut down my photos to 3x3" and 3x6". Then I just re-arranged the photos and mats until I was happy with the layouts. If you wanted bigger photos and less border around the edges, this layout would also work with 3.5" squares.

 
Then it was time to cut out my stamped images using my favourite Micro-tip scissors. Once again I just played around with the placement of all the pieces until I was happy with how it looked. CTMH really makes it so easy with matching Cardstock and Inks! I also used some of the Calypso Complements and Sequins to embellish. 
You can also get all these in the Calypso Workshop Kit.




Here are some more beautiful projects using From The Notebook Stamp of the Month


I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to see the next great idea:

Thanks for looking!

Georgia O'Shea
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