Close To My Heart: Hope & Kindness collection Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our National Scrapbooking Month Hope & Kindness collection Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappy Chicks 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 this National Scrapbooking Month Close To My Heart created this gorgeous Hope & Kindness collection. So I scrapbooked with this collection – yes I know I normally makes cards, I did makes some with this collection as well as it was too pretty not too, but I am sharing some scrapbooking today! I hope you enjoy what I created with it as I had a lot of fun using it.

For this first layout, I used a bunch of the patterns papers & cardstock to form triangles to draw attention to the photo, which I will add once printed.

I stamped the Brush Strokes stamp set in Mink Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad so that it appears to be peeking out from under the triangles. I used the Embroidered Borders in Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad to make it look like I added stitching. I fussy cut some to the flowers & tucked them in between the layers of the triangles. I cut out First Mother’s Day using the Cricut & stamped Enjoy this moment & Oh Happy Day from the In Full Bloom—Cardmaking stamp set.

The next layout I mixed the Hope & Kindness collection with the As You Grow Paper Collection to create this Welcome Home Baby Scrapbook layout.

The scrapbook based is one of the Hope & Kindness Coordinating Cardstock, it looks like kraft cardstock that has been painted with white paint or gesso. I thought it was perfect to draw attention to the middle of the layout. I used sticker strips & cut up pattern paper strips of the pattern paper up the top & bottom and to layer under the main photo area. I stamped the Embroidered Borders amongst the paper & stickers. I cut out Sweet with the Cricut & another Sweet was stamped. The photo placement has vellum under it so you can see some of the paper & sticker strips.

I enjoyed creating both of these scrapbook layouts, I hope you liked these ideas & will get some inspiration.

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

There are also some different workshops you might want to try out including the Hope & Kindness Scrapbooking Workshop Kit (without Memory Protectors™) or the Hope & Kindness Cardmaking Workshop Kit or the Hope & Kindness Album Workshop Kit or just grab the Hope & Kindness Product Bundle & create whatever you like.

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

Close To My Heart: Cardstock Carnival Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Cardstock Carnival Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Alison Dunn – Scissors Paper Heart 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 card I used the In Full Bloom Digital Art Collection.

These are the cardstock techniques I used creating this card

  • I embossed some cardstokc & sanded it back with sandpaper.
  • I did tone on tone stamping on the avocado cardstock strip with avocado ink
  • I added tri-belnd markers to my flowers & leaves to create more depth & texture
  • I added white gel pen to the butterfly.

Hope you try this out on your cardstock.

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I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Dannii Edwards 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: Sawyer Collection Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

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

If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappy Chicks 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.

So I think my favourite pattern in this collection is the random abstract flowers print. So I had to use that one first.

So I choose a pattern that allow you to see mot of that pattern & added a zip strip & the Mint pattern paper. I used one of my inner inverted scallop circle from the Circle Windows Slimline Thin Cuts – you get three of these each time you use this die so why not use them! I stamped one of the Meowgical Caticorns & coloured in with the TriBlend™ Markers that matched the colours in the pattern paper

For my next idea I really wanted to use the banner pattern paper. So of course I turned it into a birthday card.

I stamped the Happy Cake Day in a variety of coloured inks & stamped Happy Cake Day over it. This was cut our using the Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I cut out a banner from the Harbour pattern paper to tie with Harbour mat.

Both cards were fun to create & I used some nice simple designs that really do show off the pattern paper. I hope you enjoyed what I created.

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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 Sweet As Honey – Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Sweet As Honey Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

Australasian 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

The Sweet As Honey paper collection is a fun collection that will will just love to create with

I just love the Sundance pattern paper & I wanted to make that the feature for this card. I based this pattern out of Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 – Pattern 1. I wanted to use the Sweet as Honey Sticker Sheet which has the banners pennants featured in the pattern.

I used the Sundance pattern paper as my background & cut up some more banners pennants from the Sweet As Honey Paper to mix it with the stickers.

I cut out the label using the Sweet As Honey Cardmaking stamp & Thin Cut set. I also used some of the extra bees to buzz around the flowers.

The main image is the Stamp of the Month Sweet Little Things stamp set as I thought it worked perfectly to be the main feature of the card. The bear & flowers are coloured in with Tri-Blend markers. I finished off with a thin black strip of cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed what I created with the Sweet As Honey paper collection, it was fun to create with.

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: Sweet Little Things-January Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Sweet Little Things—January Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappy Chicks 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 Sweet Little Things -January Stamp of the Month is just adorable.

On my first card I wanted to try out the no line water colouring technique. I used ink pads smooshed onto the craft mat with some water as my watercolour paint and a small paint brush.

The image was stamped onto the smooth side of the Distress Watercolor Cardstock in Linen Ink so you could just see the lines under light. I then started to paint with water colour using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide & Mocha Exclusive inks for my browns. I even mixed these two inks for some of the water colour shades. It gave the image a Children’s Book Illustration look. I want to try this technique again but with the Tri-Blend Markers & see how I go. I finished off the card with some of the new Sawyer pattern Paper & a strip of white stamped with the Embroidered Borders & some Mocha cardstock.

On my next card I used a stencil for my honeycomb background. But instead of having that stark white showing through I blended some lighter Distress Oxide ontop of it.

Iused Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed Distressed Oxide Ink for the background. I stamped the Bear over the background as so I could get the bee onto the scene & any other part of the image I might miss when fussy cutting out the Bear. The Bear was coloured in with Tri-Blend Makers & stuck on top. I matted the cardstock onto some Sawyer pattern Paper as it looked perfect with the bright yellow/orange background.

I really enjoyed creating with this Stamp of the Month & if you like to get it yourself, this exclusive D-size Sweet Little Things – January Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in October) 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 would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations 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 Deck the Palms – Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Deck the Palms Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

Australasian 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

The Deck The Palms paper collection is a fun tropical paper that can be used for either Christmas or a fun tropical getaway. There is actually only a couple of the papers that have a Christmas design, the rest can be used in so many other ways.

What I loved about these papers is how well they work with the Animal Party stamp set. So for my first card I use the leaf pattern paper & a strip of the UV-coated leaf cardstock & the leaf stamps from the the Deck The Palms to create this Celebrate card.

I sponges some green in the background & splattered water. The Leaves were stamped on green & white embossed & added a stitched border on the bottom with the Embroidered Borders stamp set.

I decided that I try & make a summery Merry Christmas card but not use the Flamingo.

For this one the background is created with Distress Oxide Inks & splashes of water. The palm trees are cut out from the Cricut Sweet Safari Collection. I stamped some of the baubles on the papers & fussy cut them out & some are from the sticker sheet. And I finished off with a Merry Christmas from the For All Occasions stamps set.

I hope you enjoyed what I created with the Deck The Palms paper collection, it was fun to create with.

I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Megan @ Crop Craft Create

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