Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Live Beautifully NSM Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Live Beautifully Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived here from  Chris Woodward- Woodies-Creations you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end. Don't forget to Pin any ideas to Pinterest to save for later!  Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from.  Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Live Beautifully, National Scrapbooking Month collection.


This stunning Paper Pack, Cut Above Kit and Stamp Set are only available this month and then they are gone for good!
 The Live Beautifully Paper Pack is $23

The Live Beautifully Stamp Set is $27

The Cut Above Kit and Album Bundle are also available and you can check them out on your CTMH Consultant's website or use my link at the end of this post.

This month I would like to showcase these cards I have made. The floral paper is stunning and the gorgeous flowers on this stamp can be coloured in so many ways for a totally different look each time!


For this card I stamped a piece of black cardstock with White Daisy pigment ink. Once it was dry I use a pink Watercolour Pencil to colour each petal. I shaded from the bottom areas of each petal gradually, leaving the tops white. I love how this one turned out.


The next card was really quick and easy to do, showcasing this beautiful paper. I added the green ribbon from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack, a little dovetailed sentiment adhered with foam tape and some Gold Glitter Gems.

Shop online for any of the CTMH products I've used today with 
your Close To My Heart Consultant or on my website:

  I would love you to leave a comment before hopping along to see the next great idea at:
Thanks for looking!
Georgia O'Shea



Monday, 1 May 2017

S1705 Live, Laugh, Love Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart
 Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.
If you have arrived here from
then you are in the right place! If you have landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

I would like to share with you a page layout and a card I have created featuring the May Stamp of the Month, Live Laugh Love S1705. This stamp set is available during this month only, for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.

I decided to play with my CTMH watercolour paints to make a background for a page layout and then stamp the words over the top. I'm really happy with the way this turned out and decided to make a card as well!

Don't forget to Pin it to Pinterest

I started with a green/yellow/orange/pink blended background on an 11" square of Watercolour paper. I normally just use our White Daisy cardstock but I had a spare sheet to use this time. I also applied the same colours, just a bit darker, to some white scraps so I could stamp my flowers and leaves.

I went away and had dinner and came back to finish when they were dry. I stamped the leaves and flowers with Black Memento Ink then cut them all out.
I stamped the "Laugh" in the bottom corner of my page first and then lined up the other two words above it. I then stamped "Together" and drew a freehand border with my journaling pen.

After matting my 5x7" photo in black I mounted the whole page onto a sheet of black 12x12" cardstock. I then arranged the flowers how I liked them and adhered some of them with 3D foam tape and others with Tombow, adding Bitty Sparkles as well.

I used the same design for this card however I used my finest watercolour brush to colour the flowers and leaves on the stamp. Note how the colours all match because I used watercolour paints for the background, the flowers and to colour in the stamped image. I hope you like them!


Shop online for any of the CTMH products I've used today with 
your Close To My Heart Consultant or on my website:

  I would love you to leave a comment before hopping along to see the next great idea at:

Thanks for looking!
Georgia O'Shea