CTMH Thin Cuts – Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopClose to My Heart Thin Cuts are metal dies that cut shapes that coordinate perfectly with their matching My Acrylix Stamp set. In this Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop you will get lots of ideas on how to use the thin cuts.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative 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.

There are four set of CTMH Thin Cuts and I decided to showcase the Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts with the matching Ornate Blossoms Stamp set and Tickled Pink  Thin Cuts with the matching Tickled Pin Stamps

I created a Split Negative Card using the Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts & Ornate Blossoms stamp set (D1687) I stamped with versa mark & embossed with white on kraft cardstock & on the white I stamped with

Split Negative Card using the Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts & Ornate Blossoms stamp set www.maz.ctmh.com.au

This shaker card was fun to create & I loved mixing up the Tickled Pink stamps & thin cuts with the Hawaiian Hibiscus stamps.I used one of the White Picture My Life™ Overlay as the cover for the shaker part – this one had text at the very bottom so I was able to hide it.

You are Fabulous Card: Tickled Pink stamps & matching Thin cut dies and Hawaiian Hibiscus. www.maz.ctmh.com.au

I’d love for you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, the very talented: Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom who I am sure will showcase something amazing.

Enjoy the hop and thanks so much for taking the time to check out what I made using the Close To My Heart Thin Cuts.

See you soon.
Maz

CTMH Happy times National Scrapbooking Month – Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopWho is ready for some Happy Times? This month we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with the Happy Times with Exclusive Papers and Stamps in this Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative 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.

I created a Split Top Box using the Happy Times with Exclusive Papers and Stamps


I went for the blue colours on the outside & on the inside it is the bright pink/orange & the yellow flowers. Because the papers are a cardstock weight they are great for boxes like these as long as it is nothing too heavy inside. This box will hold some sweets & a card eventually.

Check out the butterfly I made with one of the flower stamps.I really liked how that turned out.

National Scrapbooking Month - Happy Times. Get your Happy Times paper packet for FREE! www.maz.ctmh.com.au
More Info about Happy Times
Happy times can be yours during the month of May thanks to National Scrapbooking Month! With a qualifying purchase of $85 AUD, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE!

This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only. You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $23AUD with no purchase requirement. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, for $27AUD.

Together with the Happy Times paper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook. #CTMHHappyTimes *Offer valid 1 May 2016 (9:00 am AEST)–31 May 2016 (11:59 pm AEST).

Enjoy the hop and thanks so much for taking the time to check out what I made using Happy Times paper packet and stamp set.

Please leave comment before heading off to the next stop, the very talented: Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages .

See you soon.
Maz

Introducing Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book 2016

Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book www.maz.ctmh.com.au
Say hello to the New Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. This new Idea Book (and yeas we call it an idea book because it holds lots of ideas on how to use the products within it)contains 3 New My Reflections™ Scrapbook Product lines; Calypso, Magical and Florence.

Each line has coordinating Complements & Accessories. Along with stamps that easily work with the products. Of course you can always mix & match stamps, papers, complements & accessories to make something uniquely you.

Calypso Paper Packet Calypso – No not the nymph in Greek mythology, but the fun funky summer Island inspired line. Think Flamingos, Pineapples, sipping cocktails on the beach.
Tickled Pink (C1651) Hawaiian Hibiscus (B1527)
Magical Paper Packet Magical – Well you asked for paper & products to go with your Disney Photos and this is it! But the beauty of this paper line is that you can use it for so much more than just Disney. With the bright funky primary colours it would be great for any Birthday or Outdoor moment.
Amusement Park (D1688) Fairytale Birthday (B1534)
Florence Paper Packet Florence – With rich ornate patterns that could be used for a vintage look, a shabby chic look or bring in some metallics to create an orient look. This is a lovely paper line.
Ornate Blossoms (D1687) A Bunch of Love (C1647)

Whatever your style is there is something in this little idea book for everyone.

Remember to order using the Maz Gathering: Mystery Hostess Link so that your name will be entered to win the Hostess rewards for April. You can even add a FREE copy of the New Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book 2016 to your order.

You could win FREE product & possibly up to 50% off product. Names will be drawn May 31, 2016 – Good Luck

Make sure you take the time to round up your order & donate some money to Operation Smile™, an organisation that provides free, life-changing surgery that repairs smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my introduction to the New Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book 2016, I hope you enjoy this idea book as much as I do.

Maz

CTMH SE1 Last Chance Hop – Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopThe Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions 1 Jan-Apr 2016 is finishing soon. Check out the fab ideas created using the products from this catalogue in this Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative 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.

I found it hard to just pick one thing from the Seasonal Expressions 1 Jan–Apr 2016 as there are so many fabulous range of products & ideas that you can still do so I picked two of the paper packs & two stamp sets.

Sweet Charlotte Range & Springtime Wishes stamp Set
Charlotte Paper and Springtime Wishes stamp set - Centre Easel Card Open. www.maz.ctmh.com.au  Charlotte Paper and Springtime Wishes stamp set - Centre Easel Card Flat. www.maz.ctmh.com.au
This is a Centre Easel Card, the centre stands up like an easel to allow you to view the greeting. The part that holds the easel up is a word from theCharlotte Complements – Special Day.

I stamped the Ink Blot stamp & the Doodled Designs onto the card in Slate Exclusive Ink & added a few of the stamped leaves & stems from the Springtime Wishes on the base card. I then stamped the Springtime Wishes C1641 onto the Charlotte Paper & fussy cut them out. Arrange the flowers & leaves with the Charlotte Complements, the Treasured Puffies & a few Gold Sequins. I just love how it all tied together to create this card.

Fun Penelope Range & stamp
Penelope Paper and Friend in Me stamp Set - Floating strip Z fold card Card Open www.maz.ctmh.com.au   Penelope Paper and Friend in Me stamp Set - Floating strip Z fold card Card Closed www.maz.ctmh.com.au

This is a Floating strip Z fold card. I used one of the pattern pieces from the Picture My Life paper from the Penelope Paper & added one of the Zip strips to the floating strip. The inside of the card is also decorated with the Penelope Paper. I stamped the Friend in Me C1640 flowers onto white cardstock & coloured in with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. Each flower was fussy cut out & arranged ontot he card front & across the floating strip. Again I used the Doodled Designs (a very handy stamp image)to frame the saying & decorated with Silver sequins & added Red Enamel Gems to some of the flower centres. This card turned out so bright & cheerful.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, the very talented: Doris Taylor – Creative Expressions who I am sure will showcase something amazing.

Enjoy the hop and thanks so much for taking the time to check out what I made using some of the products from the Seasonal Expressions 1.

Remember the Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions 1 Jan–Apr 2016 catalogue finishes at the end of April, so if you seen something that catches your eye – you better hurry as some items are already sold out.

See you soon.
Maz

CTMH Stampaganza – Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopWho is ready for Stampaganza 2016? This month we are sharing some of our favourite stamp set/s in this Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom 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.

 

What is Stampaganza?
Well you can buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $45 AUD!

What I made with one of my favourite stamp sets
Well I have lots & lots of favourite stamps sets & it was pretty hard to narrow it down to just one but Stuck on You (C1643) hit the top of my list.Stuck on You and Camper Crazy card. Camper & clouds coloured with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers, Stuck on you stamped onto various green CTMH B&T papers. Background sponged.
Stuck on You and Camper Crazy card: The Camper & clouds were coloured with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers, Stuck on you cactus stamped onto various green CTMH B&T papers. Background was sponged to create the sunset over the desert.

Stuck on You Potting work bench card. Work bench & background created with CTMH Urban papers, Stuck on you cactus stamped onto watercoloured paper.
Stuck on You Potting work bench card: The work bench & background created with CTMH Urban papers, Stuck on you cactus stamped onto watercoloured paper.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, the very talented: Shaunna Richards – Passionate About Pages who I am sure will showcase something amazing with her favourite stamps sets!

Enjoy the hop and thanks so much for taking the time to check out what I made using some of my favourite stamps sets.

Remember this offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!

See you soon.
Maz

CTMH Share The Love – Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog HopShare the love this February by checking out this Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from the amazingly creative Meryl Cheetham – Mez’s Craft Room 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.

 

 

Share the Love: Close To My Heart will also donate $7 USD of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation SmileSome Quick Info
Close To My Heart will also donate $7 USD of the proceeds from the Share the Love stamp set to Operation Smile™, an amazing organisation that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world!

Today we will be sharing some inspiration using “Share the Love”.  We hope you will be compelled to purchase this set and in so doing, contribute to the life changing work of operation smile.

 

What I made
I had so much fun with these stamps that i just had to combine them with our other Operation Smile stamp set : Animal Greetings. These cards were a labour of love with masking, watercolour & colouring in with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers.
Whale Hello there: Share the Love featuring Animal Greetings. La Vie En Rose paper scraps with sliver sequins. Colouring done with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™markers, background inside the Doodle circle created with watercolour sets.
Whale Hello There: I stamped the whale in Black Memento™ Ink & coloured it in with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. I stamped the speech bubble & done some fancy masking so that I could use part of the Whale Hello there stamp from the Animal greetings. And then some more fancy masking & stamped the circle from Doodled Designs. And then some tricky watercolours. I used La Vie En Rose paper scraps with sliver sequins with the cute little arrowed heart to finish off the card.

You make me Smile, say Cheese: Share the Love featuring Animal Greetings. CTMH Operation Smile Stamp sets. La Vie En Rose paper scraps with siliver sequins. Colouring done with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™markers.
You make me Smile, say Cheese: I stamped the mouse in Black Memento™ Ink & coloured it in with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. I stamped the speech bubble and within the circle from Doodled Designs, I added a saying from the Animal greetings stamp set. And then some more fancy masking & stamped  I used La Vie En Rose paper scraps to finish off the card.

You are so pawsome, you make me Smile: Share the Love featuring Animal Greetings. CTMH Operation Smile Stamp sets. La Vie En Rose paper scraps with silver sequins. Colouring done with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™markers, background inside the Doodle circle created with watercolour sets.
You are so pawsome, you make me Smile: I stamped the dog in Black Memento™ Ink & coloured it in with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ markers. I stamped the speech bubble & done some fancy masking so that I could use part of the Dog – you are pawsome stamp, as you can see I masked to move the smile down a bit to make room. And then some more fancy masking & stamped the circle from Doodled Designs. And then some tricky watercolours. I used La Vie En Rose paper scraps with sliver sequins with the cute little arrowed heart to finish off the card.
Hey Love Ewe: Share the Love featuring Animal Greetings. CTMH Operation Smile Stamp sets. La Vie En Rose paper scraps with silver sequins. Colouring done with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™markers, background inside the Doodle circle created with watercolour sets.
Hey Love Ewe: Was made in the same way as the other cards – lots of masking, colouring in different mediums – lots of mess & creative fun!

Share the Love featuring Animal Greetings. CTMH Operation Smile Stamp sets. La Vie En Rose paper scraps with silver sequins. Colouring done with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™markers, background inside the Doodle circle created with watercolour sets.
And don’t they just look the sweetest together?

I hope you enjoyed my ideas of what you can do with the Share the Love stamp

Why not get your own Share the Love D-size stamp set and post your own artwork using the hashtag #ctmhsharethelove to help bring attention to a wonderful and worthy cause.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, the very talented: Tanya Armitage HappyPapercrafting, who I am sure will showcase something amazing with the Share the Love stamp set!

Enjoy the hop and thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas using Share the Love stamp set & lets put some smiles on these kids faces…see you soon.

Maz