Close To My Heart Chelsea Gardens Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Chelsea Gardens Paper Suite Australasian, Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative Nell Ward 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 blog post – where you will discover lots of ideas using the Chelsea Gardens Paper Suite

Chelsea Gardens #CTMH www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auThis gorgeous paper suite features soft blues & greens with Charcoal accents & while it has floral patterns within the paper suite – there are patterns in this suite that can easily lend itself to a baby boy card or layout or soft pretty floral cards.  I have had a lot of fun playing with Chelsea Gardens Paper Suite to hopefully spark some inspiration.

 

 

The first card I created is this monotone butterfly card, using the marble pattern paper as the background & the grey line pattern paper.

Chelsea Paper Suite Butterfly #CTMH www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au I stamped the leaves & butterfly in black & added some watercolour soft Charcoal colour over the images. I embossed the butterfly on vellum with silver embossing & cut it apart to add an extra layer over the stamped butterfly.

The next card I am sharing with you today is featuring the florals on one of the papers. I paired it with a soft textured grey paper and added silver foil & a scallop border.

Chelsea Paper Suite Thinking of You #CTMH www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Again the flowers were stamp in black & added some watercolour soft Charcoal colour over the images. I used one of the banners & butterflies from the Chelsea Gardens Complements.

I hope you enjoyed what I created today & if you did so, please leave a comment before you head over to the very talented: Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages  who I am sure will showcase something absolutely wonderful.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on the Close To My Heart Chelsea Gardens Paper Suite…Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Maz

 

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Crafting on the Go?

Designer Travel Portable Organization from Close To My Heart www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Designer Travel: Portable Organization

The Designer Travel organization system from Close To My Heart gives you an elegant solution for keeping your crafting supplies organized AND portable!

Pieces include:

  • Carry-all Case (Z6007) Hard-case bag with gold accents; attaches to trolley and fits paper insert or other Designer Travel storage cases. The Carry-all Case measures: 15″ x 8½” x 15¾”; front pocket: 11¼” x 1½” x 8¼”
  • Paper Insert (Z6005) Six-pocket accordion-style insert sized to hold 12″ x 12″ paper; snaps into carry-all case, creating an additional two pockets. The Paper Insert measures 14¼” x 1¼” (15½” when expanded) x 10″
  • Trolley (Z6006) Trolley Measures 13″ x 10½” (including pull-out foot); height with handle extended: 35″, 37″, or 39″
  • Marker Case (Z6000) Holds up to 26 markers; zipper closure; fits inside carry-all case. The Marker Case meaures 13½” x 7½” x 2″
  • Tool Case (Z6001) Five internal mesh pockets sized to hold various tools and embellishments; zipper closure; fits inside carry-all case The Tool Case Measures 13½” x 6¾” x 2″
  • Block Case (Z6002) Five internal mesh pockets sized to hold My Acrylix® blocks; zipper closure; fits inside carry-all case. The Block Case measures 13½” x 6¾” x 2″
  • Ink Case (Z6003) Holds 10 stamp pads with two movable dividers; zipper closure; fits inside carry-all case. The Ink Case measures 3¾”x 7½” x 5½”
  • Stamp Case (Z6004) Holds 15 stamp sets with two movable dividers; zipper closure; fits inside carry-all case. The Stamp Case measures 6¾” x 7½” x 7¼”

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Till Next Time Maz

CTMH Stamp of the Month: Bloom & Grow (S1801) Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, Doris Taylor 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.

 

 

 

January 2018 Stamp of The Month (Bloom & Grow) www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This month’s stamp of the month Bloom & Grow is full of fun mixed fonts & sayings &  is perfect for the gardener as well as Valentines day or to create something for someone you love. You can get this stamp set for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more on Close to My Heart Product.

If you liked to play with Bloom & Grow – January Stamp of the Month, all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $27 OR, with your qualifying order of $75, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $7.50. You only have until Jan 31st, to own it.

And seeing that 1 Jan is also the start of the New Seasonal Inspirations Idea Book – there was  a whole bunch of new products that I could play with & incorporate using this month’s Stamp of the Month – so I am starting off with this paper craft project using the new Gift Card Box Thin Cut.

For you from Me Gift box with Bloom & Grow www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I die cut the Gift Card Box from Glacier cardstock and then stamped the Seed Packet frame onto white daisy cardstock & cut it down to be slightly smaller than the box top – the stamp is actually larger than the top of the box, so if you wanted to stamp straight onto the lid you would need to mask the sides of the boxes to ensure the image did not get onto them. I then proceeded to decorate with the gorgeous new Chelsea Gardens Paper and Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts.

Next up is a card featuring a Mermaid & one of the sayings from the Stamp of the Month. I felt that these two images worked well with one another.

Grow your own Magic with CTMH Bloom & Grow www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I modified a pattern from the new Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 which features 24 card patterns. I used the rock & roll stamping technique on the little vine leaf stamps in the Bloom & Grow – January Stamp of the Month to create the seaweed & added little flower sequins from the Make Waves Sequins & Gems. The Mermaid from the Make Waves—Scrapbooking stamp set is coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers and highlighted with the clear shimmer brush. I mixed and matched papers from the New Chelsea Gardens, Basics Fundamental, Whimsy Fundamental, Vellum & Silver Foil card.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

See you soon
Maz

Close To My Heart Basic Fundamental Paper Suite: Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Basic Fundamental Paper Paper Suite Australasian, Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative 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 blog post – where you will discover lots of ideas using the Basic Fundamentals Paper Suite

Basics Fundamentals www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auOut of all the Fundamental Paper Suites, the Basic Fundamentals are my all time favourite. What I love about the Fundamentals for starters is how much paper you get 24 – 12″ × 12″ sheets (2 each of 12 double-sided designs. Each side has the same design but in a different colour tone – making it so super easy to co-ordinate with with other paper packs or just with it self.

 

Basic Fundamentals & Beautiful You Stamp + Thin Cuts www.maz.closemyheart.com.au

I hope you enjoyed what I created today & if you did so, please leave a comment before you head over to the very talented: Doris Taylor – Creative Inspirations who I am sure will showcase something absolutely wonderful.

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on the Close To My Heart Basic Fundamentals Paper Suite.…Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!

Maz

 

Usher in a new year of memory-making with the Through the Year Calendar Kit!

Through the year Calendar Kit #CTMH www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auThrough the Year Calendar Kit

Prepare to welcome 2018 with a beautiful, DIY, photo calendar!

This exclusive kit contains all the materials you need to create a complete calendar for 2018, including the My Creations Calendar, papers, Complements, glitter gems, and custom gold glitter die-cuts — AND it is available at a 20% discount!
Through the year Calendar Kit #CTMH www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

This project not only creates a beautiful calendar, but at the end of the year, the calendar pages can be removed from the calendar and inserted into a 12″ x 12″ Memory Protector™ for adding to an album

Through the year Calendar Kit #CTMH www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
Each month features a unique 12″ × 12″ scrapbook page that highlights different seasons or holidays. Just add photos to remind you of your favourite memories throughout the coming year!

So why not usher in a new year of memory-making with the Through the Year Calendar Kit!

Till Next Time Maz

1 Dec 2017 (12:00 am AEDT) – 31 Dec 2017 (11:59 pm AEDT) or while supplies last

CTMH Stamp of the Month: A Little Bit of Pun (S1712) Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopA Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative, 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.

 

 

 

A Little Bit of Pun -December Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
This month’s stamp of the month is the cutest stamp set called A Little Bit of Pun. I love the little icons & the funny puns that go with each image & I have had a lot of fun creating with this stamp set. You can get this stamp set for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more on Close to My Heart Product.

Today I am sharing with you a couple of cards I created with two of the images.

First up – We MERMAID to be friends – I thought this cute little mermaid’s tail appearing up around the sea of circles was cute & that gold sea grass – is actually one of the gold foil accents from the Better Together Complements cut into pieces. The circles were cut using the circle thin cuts. I gathered some of the fundamentals papers together along with plain card stock that I stamped onto with the In the Background stamp. all together they made a fun little sea ocean. The tails were coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers and highlighted with the Clear Shimmer Brush.

A Little Bit of Pun - We were Mermaid to be friends www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Next I played with You’re A Gem of A Friend. I stamped one gem with the saying in Pewter Exclusive Inks™, this allowed me to plan out my random background of just the Gem image in Heather Exclusive Inks™. I filled in the spaces with the small heart images. I added one of the silver foil borders from the Better Together Complements along with some silver shimmer trim. Stamped the gem again but this time embossed it with Ranger™ Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder & fussy cut it out & attached with a foam dot. I added a little extra shine with the Clear Shimmer Brush.

A Little Bit of Pun - You're A Gem of A Friend www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
If you liked to play with A Little Bit of Pun — December Stamp of the Month, all you need to do is add it to your cart at full retail price of $27 OR, with your qualifying order of $75, add it at checkout for the promotional price of $7.50. You only have until Dec 31st, to own it.

And I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to the very talented Doreen Watkins to get more wonderful ideas on how to use this stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s Stamp of the Month.

See you soon
Maz