Close To My Heart Happiness Never Grows Old – Dec Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Happiness Never Grows Old – Dec Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Doreen Watkins 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.

Oh boy flowers – I am in trouble – love a pretty flower to make things with.

My first creation I wan t to share is this pretty pink & black Cascade card.

Pink & Black Floral Cascade Card

I used the Mixed in Papers to decorate it & used one of the sentiments to feature on the front. I stamped, coloured & fussy cut the flowers to decorate the card. This card fold flat to 4¼” x 5½” and is simple enough to put together but has a nice wow factor.

My next card features the Thanks Thin Cut Die.

Thanks Card with CTMH Happiness Never Grows Old

I started off with stamping my roses first onto a stitched rectangle thin cut die & colouring them in with markers. I then masked them – the hardest part were the tiny leaves.

I sponged & stenciled a background in Distress Oxide ink. Once I was happy I positioned the Thanks Thin Cut onto the the card & cut it out. I cut some extra from scrap card so the it was raised ever so slightly more than the background & added a matching colour cardstock to my coloured roses of the thinner letters on top. The piece was matted & added to a pre-scored card.

I seriously could create soo much more with this stamp set, in fact I have about 3 unfinished pieces sitting on my craft desk, but I will leave it with these two ideas.

Remember you can get this exclusive D-size Happiness Never Grows Old – Dec Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in Dec) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I had lots of fun creating and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Danielle Edwards – Scrappychicks enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart You Warm My Heart – Nov Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our You Warm My Heart – Nov Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore 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.

For my first card I wanted to make something non-Christmas theme, so I focused on the pie image fr this Cutie Pie Card.

Happy Birthday Cutie Pie

I started with sponging on some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto the card. I then stamped & coloured in each pie image to create a different type of pie filling. I made a chocolate mud, pumpkin, key lime & mixed berry pie.

I stamped Happy Birthday from On Your Birthday stamp set & added Cutie Pie from the Stamp of the Month on white Daisy & matted with some woodgrain paper.

For my next card I stacked the tea cups to make this non-traditional Christmas Card.

Stacked Tea Cups Card

I stamped each cup in Toffee, Candy Apple & Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I fussy cut each cup & created a slit to stack each cup into one another. I stamped the candy cane & fussy cut out & added some shimmer brush to it.

I die cut the Lagoon Cardstock with the Stitched Lattice Thin Cut die & wrapped some Silver Embellishing Thread around & added the Tea cups matted with Candy Apple cardstock to finish off.

This exclusive D-size You Warm My Heart – Nov Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in Nov) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I had lots of fun creating and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart Floral Celebration – August Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Floral Celebration – August Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Kimberley Lerc – Kimmy Adds Sparkle 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.

This month the Floral Celebration – August Stamp of the Month is full of flowers & leaves & two great sentiments. I found the flowers different to what I normally use but I still had fun creating with this stamp set.

I decided that I would do a bit of paper piecing with these flowers using the  Smoothie & Peach pattern mix in for the flowers & the New England Ivy Timber paper for the leaves.

I pulled it all together using the black & white striped paper from the Happiest Place pattern paper & done white embossing on black cardstock for the sentiment.

I was really happy how this all turned out & I look forward to creating with this exclusive D-size Floral Celebration – August Stamp of the Month stamp set again. This stamp set (only available in August) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more!

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I had lots of fun creating and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen Watkins enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart For My Beautiful Friend – July Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our For My Beautiful Friend – July Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages 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.

When I first saw this stampset I knew it would be perfect for the centre stage spotlight technique, I mean it looks just like someone finishing a performance & getting a bouquet of flowers.

I used both my ink pads & makers & some masking to achieve the look & added an extra flower from the Summer Vibes Acrylic Shapes. I matted the card with some Mixed-In paper

On my second card I really wanted to use the wonderful wash stamp & one of the many sentiments.

I kept the card simple & created pennants from a mix of Summer Vibes & Mix-in papers added a stitched look using the Build-a-Plaid & the butterfly just added that something extra special.

This exclusive D-size For My Beautiful Friend – July Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in July) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more!

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I had lots of fun creating and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren Moore enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart Garden Tags – June Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Garden Tags – June Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore 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.

This month the Garden Tags stamp set has lots of detailed nature images to create pretty tags & what is even better is that you can get matching Tag Thin Cut Dies to cut them out.

I thought I start off creating something that was not a tag, to show how it could be used if you did not feel like making tags.

I started off colouring in the tag image & then I wondered if the image would fit inside any of my other die cuts that I had. I actually had the Scalloped Circle Thin Cut cut out with a circle out to form a wind from another project, in a totally different colour & really like the idea, so it was recut in white daisy. I found that the mint/blue spotted paper from the Stitched Together paper pack matched the sky I coloured in on the tag & designed the rest of the card to tie everything together.

This exclusive D-size Garden Tags – June Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in May), can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more!

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I had lots of fun creating and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen Watkins enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart Time to Celebrate – May Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Time to Celebrate – May Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor – Creative Inspirations 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.

This month it is all about the fancy sentiments in the the Time to Celebrate stamp set & it was fun to come up with some creative ideas in using it.

So I decided to turn these sentiment words into flower stems – I mean why not?

Close To My Heart Time to Celebrate - May  Stamp of the Month

These flowers were left overs from another project, they were cut from the cricut & have texture paste added to them.& painted over with watercolour paints & shimmer pens , but I think these words would look great as a stem for a stamped flower.

My next idea is a very subtle use of the stamp set.

Close To My Heart Time to Celebrate - May  Stamp of the Month

All I did is add the little crosses, they kind of look like cross stitch & a thinking of you sentiment.

whether you want to use this exclusive D-size Time to Celebrate – May Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in May), this stamp set can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more!

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I had lots of fun creating and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz