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) as a statement or just to add a sentiment, 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 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 Bring Back My Pack – Brushed Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Bring Back My Pack – Brushed Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings 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.

The last time we had the Brushed Paper Collection it was 2014. I recall you could get a Scrapbooking kit that included a stamp set – which I realy like so I had to get the scrapbooking kit. Now it is back with the colours updated slightly to go with our new colours & it now comes with a sticker sheet that we never had before.

I decided that I would do some fussy cutting on the watercoloured look flowers & leaves.

I used the Candy Apple Spotted paper & the Lagoon leaf print paper & added a strip of Lagoon cardstock & some Dreamy Holographic Paper (seriously this stuff is amazing & you only need a little bit) as my background to my fussy cut flowers.

I then stamped For You from the Stitched Together – Cardmaking stamp set & nestled in the flowers & leaves. And added a final touch of Diamond Stickles™ Glitter Gel to the flower centres.

I thought it was fun to play with Brushed Paper Collection again & boy have I changed how I make things compared to way back in 2014.

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

Let it Shimmer! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “Let it Shimmer!” with Close To My Heart products.

If you have arrived here from Alyson Mayo 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.

Who doesn’t love shimmer & with the Close To My Heart Shimmer brushes it is super easy to add shimmer to your projects.

On this card I added the Gold Shimmer brush to the Star Balloon & on the cute clouds I used the clear shimmer to give them some shine & make them look like they are full of rain.

I used the updated Bring Back My Pack – Brushed paper to create my little scene for the Snuggle Up Bunnies

This is a angle shot to try & get a better image of the shine the Shimmer brushes add

My next card idea was inspired by a card from the Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking subscription but believe me when I say that the card that was in the subscription was much faster & quicker to make but still just as cute

I used the Clear shimmer on the flowers that wrap around the cake, on the Sweet Hummingbird & on the stitched shaker circle.

This is a angle shot to try & get a better image of the shine the Shimmer brushes add – it really is much nicer in real life.

For those of you who want to learn how to get your Close To My Heart Shimmer Brush started – this is a great little video

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Wendy Kessler to get more Let it Shimmer! ideas.

If you like to get any of the products that I have used in this project, please contact your Close To My Heart Consultant or if you do not have a consultant & are an Aussie, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

Till Next time
See you soon
Maz

Close To My Heart Stitched Together Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stitched Together Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappychicks 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.

The Stitched Together Paper Collection is a mix of floral images that can easily be used for quilting or sewing themed scrapbook layouts. It has pops of bright colours such Candy Apple & Sapphire with the softer colours of Peach & Mint.

My first project is a 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook Layout, based off the a scrapbook layout that Close To My Heart done for a virtual event for Mothers Day.

I used a a mixed of fussy cutting the floral paper of flowers & butterflies with the sticker sheet for more flowers & leaves.

I added some some stamped stitches to the layout & created some watercolour effects with the Strokes of an Artist using Mink Ink. To create my Title I used a sentiment from the Stitched Together Cardmaking to go with the Good Times sticker sheet & added some markers to the white foam alphabet stickers. I replaced the dot in the i with a flower bud sticker.I softened the lighter side of the Lemonade cardstock by adding a layer of vellum, which was also used as part of a cluster under the photo mat.

To get more photos & extra journalling space I added a Flip Flap.

I had lots of fun creating this layout with Stitched Together Paper Collection 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 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) as a statement or just to add a sentiment, 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, 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

Stencil It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “Stencil It!” with Close To My Heart products.

If you have arrived here from Tamara Sandwisch 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.

There are so many different ways to use stencils in your artwork for this technique hop I used a stencil cut from the Cricut® Artistry Collection to create my background, sponging with Almond Ink.

I added a Freesia Flower cut from the Cricut® Flower Market Collection to sit over the background & added a thank you from the Time to Celebrate Stamp of the Month.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Miss. Carrie’s Creations to get more Stencil It! ideas.

If you like to get any of the products that I have used in this project, please contact your Close To My Heart Consultant or if you do not have a consultant & are an Aussie, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

Till Next time
See you soon
Maz