Sunday, 14 December 2014

Yuletide Carol Santa Photo layout

I just love the traditional Christmas colours in this Santa Photo layout. (Even though my daughter is in pink! What was I thinking?)
You could follow on with this theme for your Christmas photos in your album too. Just choose layouts to suit your photos from our Reflections book and use these same cardstock colours.
Start with a sheet of Black Cardstock. Cut your other cardstock colours as follows:
Ruby 8x10" and a 1/2 x 12" strip
Yuletide Carol Print 3&1/2 x 10&1/2"
New England Ivy 2&1/2 x 12"
Kraft 6 x 8"
Tag- Colonial White
Pinwheel- Yuletide Carol 2&1/2" square
Distress the edges of the coloured pieces. 
Attach the large Ruby piece 1" in from the left border and 1" in from the bottom border.
Attach the Yuletide piece 1&3/4" in from the left border and flush with the bottom border.
Attach the NE Ivy Piece 1&1/2" up from the bottom border.
Attach the 1/2" Ruby strip along the top of the NE Ivy.
Attach the Kraft piece 2" up from the bottom and 2&1/4" in from the left border.
Now attach your 5x7 Santa photo!
Use the square of printed Yuletide To make a pinwheel. Cut all corners half way
in from the point to the centre of the square. Stick a Glue Dot in the center and fold one side of each point into the middle. Stick a clear sparkle that has been coloured with our ShinHan markers in the middle. I have used markers in Carmine,Sap Green and Marigold on the clear sparkles on this page.
Next you need a tag. You can use your Cricut or hand cut one or use an old tag maker like I did. I stamped Merry Sweet Christmas from the Candyland Holiday Stamp Set (D1557) which is only $10 this month with your $75 order. Usually $27! I used Ruby Ink and also daubed the edges of the tag. I used a scrap of twine but you could also use our Bakers Twine Z1921. Attach it with 3D Foam tape Z1151 to make it pop! Add extra coloured sparkles to your liking.
CTMH Products I have used can all be found on my website with delivery to anywhere in Australia!
Black Cardstock 1386,  Ruby Cardstock X5927, New England Ivy Cardstock 1282,
Kraft Cardstock Z1375, Colonial White Cardstock 1388,
Yuletide Carol Paper Pack X7187B, Ruby Exclusive Ink Z2170,
Sponge Daubers Z726, 3D Foam Tape Z1151,
Clear Sparkles Z1752, ShinHan Markers: Carmine Z2448, Sap Green Z2463, Marigold Z2457.
I also used Duck adhesive Z3033, Mini Glue Dots Z341, Versamat Z1279, My Acrylix Block 2 x 3&1/2" Y1009, Stamp Scrubber Z1782, Spritz Cleaner 1778, Non-stick scissors Z1836, 14" Ruler Z1471,

$10 C and D size Stamp Sets in December!

No limit - as many as you like!


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Home for the Holidays S1410: CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our "Stamp of the Month" Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from Anne's blog then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

I would like to share with you my Christmas design for decorating our My Creations Kraft Container Z1833.
It features our October Stamp Of The Month "Home for the Holidays S1410" available exclusively from CTMH throughout October for $27 or just $5 when you place a $75 order.


I have created my own printed paper using background stamping. This way you don't need any Christmas papers in your stash! Start with a sheet of Pear Cardstock X5764 and lie it on the foam back of the Versamat Z1279. Attach the Lolly stamp to one side of a 2"x2" My Acrylix Block Y1003 and the Candy Cane to the other side. Random stamp the images with Pear Ink Z2197 quite close together all over the cardstock. Cut a 1"x10" strip for the side of the lid, a 3"x10" piece to wrap around the container, and then a circle 2 3/4" across. Use the leftovers to make a card!

Next you will need to stamp three baubles, dreaming believing wishing, and the Do Not Open tag on White Daisy Cardstock 1385 with Cranberry Ink Z2116 using the 3x3" My Acrylix Block.
Cut these 5 pieces out with our Micro-tip Scissors Z534, leaving a small white border.
Cut 3 strips of Cranberry Cardstock 1272 each 1/2" x 10". Note there are only two in the pic, but I used three.
Cut 2 pieces of Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799, 10" long.

If you have the time to wait for it to dry, add Liquid Glass Z679 to the trees on the baubles and the stars on the dreaming title to make them shine! Leave them flat until they are dry. I also used Liquid Glass to adhere all the pieces to the container.

Adhere the circle of Pear cardstock to the top of the lid and then the Do Not Open tag to the top with Foam Tape Z1151. Wrap the 1" strip of Pear around the side of the lid. 
Adhere the Pear and Cranberry cardstock pieces to the container starting at the seam at the back, wrapping around and back to the seam. Next add the strips of Shimmer Trim.

Use the Sparkles Clear Flourishes-small Z1812 to decorate around the top. I used two of the curly ones in the middle. Adhere the dreaming believing wishing title to the front with foam tape. Then adhere the baubles on the sides and back with Liquid Glass. 
All finished! I hope you enjoyed my post.


During October we also have a promotion called Ribbon Revelry. With each qualifying order of $65 you will receive a bonus Chevron Ribbon for FREE! Each ribbon, Ruby or Outdoor Denim, has a retail value of $9.50. Which one will you get? It's a surprise.

Home for the Holidays SOM is only available until October 31st from your CTMH Consultant. I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Mandy's Blog- Hall of Indulgence

Monday, 1 September 2014

Family is Forever S1409A : CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our "Stamp of the Month" Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Vandra's Virtual CTMH Craftroom then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.


I would like to share with you this Father's Day (or birthday) card. It features our September Stamp of the Month Family is Forever (S1409) available exclusively from Close To My Heart throughout September for $27 or for just $5 when you place a $75 order. 

Start with a 6x12" piece of Chocolate Cardstock for the card base, scored and folded in half.
Stamp the tree in Ponderosa Pine Ink on Colonial White Cardstock 3.75 x 5" then daub the edges with Chocolate Ink using Sponge Daubers. Adhere it to a piece of Autumn Terracotta 4 x 5.25", then adhere this to the left side of the card base. Add a strip of Topiary Striped Washi Tape down the right hand side and a little flag of Autumn Terracotta Cardstock. I tied on some Black Hemp from my stash but you could also use our Baker's Twine.
Next I stamped DAD with the Urban Alphabet Stamp Set. I used Chocolate Ink on a scrap of Olive Cardstock with a mat of Autumn Terracotta. Adhere this sentiment with our 3D Foam Tape and add Durable Triangle Studs as shown. 

During September we also have a promotion called "30 Years of Happy" to celebrate National Stamping Month and Jeanette Lynton's 30 years in the industry!
To get your FREE Stamp Set with 30 stamps on it, just order $30 worth of stamps. Click here to shop.

Family is Forever (S1409A) is only available until September 30th from your CTMH consultant.  I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop:
 Margaret Moroney - Stamps 'n' Cards. Have fun!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Smile. It's the best day ever!

I have made this card using the Pathfinding WOTG kit (G1082). It could be used for a birthday, Father's Day, congratulations etc. It would be perfect for both males and females.
I started with a card base from our bulk  Value pack (X254). I adhered a 4 x 5.25" mat of B&t duos paper.
For the flags I used a 1.5" wide strip of Autumn Terracotta card stock (1270), a 0.75" wide strip of Olive (1245), a strip of Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985) and popped on a Gold Sequin (Z2012).
I stamped the sentiment in Goldrush Ink (Z2123) and added some Foam tape (Z1151) for a 3D effect.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Send a bunch of love with this Bouquet Card!

I was shown a YouTube video making a card like this out of photocopy paper. So I grabbed my Brushed WOTG Kit (G1087) and gave it a go! I love how it turned out.
The butterfly stamps are from Your Own Kind of Wonderful (D1627). Have a Beautiful Day and the flower stamps are from Happy Birds (C1600).
They have all been coloured with our ShinHan Markers.
The leaf stamp from the WOTG Kit and the sponged edges were done in Pear Exclusive Ink (Z2197).

I also used White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Cotton Candy Cardstock  (X5760), Glue Dots (1772), Bonding Memories Glue Pen (1512), Pink Glitter Gems ( Z1807)

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Friday, 8 August 2014

August Stamp of the Month "What a Hoot"

On the following page layout I have combined the Pathfinding WOTG kit with August SOM What a Hoot. The bat is an owl turned upside down and coloured in with our ShinHan markers. The pumpkin, heart and Smile sentiment are from the stamp set exclusive to the WOTG kit.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Mother's Day card

Don't you just LOVE this sentiment? So much fun!
I used our Mother's Day stamp set, Ariana floral, Crystal Blue & Outdoor Denim Cardstock and Outdoor Denim Ink.

Friday, 2 May 2014

You've Got a Friend

 The Stamp of the Month for MAY is "You've Got a Friend". You can buy it at the full price of $24 OR pay only $5 with a $75 order. But only during May ....then it's gone for good! 

Look at this cute card I made using Ariana papers. Do you like my apple?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Pop-up box cards

Look what I made with papers and embellishments that I STILL have left from my WOTG kit. I swear these kits are SUCH good value!
This is my first attempt at the pop-up card design. Perfect for Mother's Day! The instructions were found on
The floral paper has the green pattern on the back so I only used one sheet of B&T Duos and one sheet of Crystal Blue Cardstock. The "Thanks(big time)" and "LOVE" stamps are from April's SOM "Balloon Talk".
The strip along the top edge is a section of the zip strip cut off the B&T Duos. I love how everything coordinates!
Even the clear plastic strips holding up the embellishments are from the backing sheet in the Assortments in the WOTG kit. Too clever!

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Ariana Scrapbooking page layouts

I used the Ariana WOTG kit and Ariana paper pack to create this four page layout. The Workshop on the Go (WOTG) kits have everything you need to create pages with every element colour matched! They are great value at $42 as they contain a D size stamp set ($24), Paper pack ($14), extra cardstock, embellishments and bling, and the Booklet with a complete cutting guide to follow! The stamp set in the WOTG kit is exclusive and cannot be purchased separately like all the other components.

Sentiment stamped in Sorbet Ink on White Daisy Cardstock

Blue flowers stamped using the Rock'n'roll technique with Crystal Blue  and Outdoor Denim Ink. Pink flower is from Ariana Complements.

To view or buy the products used: 

Ariana WOTG kit Click here
Ariana Paper Pack and Complements Click here
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Click here
Crystal Blue and Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Click here

Cards using "Ariana" Workshops on the Go kit (WOTG) and "Happy Place" Stamp of the Month (SOM)

Look what I made! Miss 6 also helped with colouring the dolls.

The Cards and Scrapbooking layouts below were created using:

Ariana WOTG Scrapbooking Kit (G1074) $42.00 Click to view
Ariana Complements (X7179C) $6.50 Click to view
Crystal Blue Cardstock (1292) $22.00 Click to view
White Daisy Cardstock (1385) $15.00 Click to view
Happy Place March 2014 Stamp of the Month (S1403) $24.00 OR only $5.00 with your $75 order during March only Click to view
Exclusive Inks Markers Sets of 2 markers $8.00 Click to view