Tis the Season Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian ‘Tis the Season Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from Doris’ blog you are in the right place. If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s ‘Tis the Season  collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

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The ‘Tis the Season collection is available until the end of December 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.I have loved using this paper pack for my Christmas photos of last year but today’s layout has nothing to do with Christmas.

I’ve used 2 packs of this paper. I pulled out my left overs to see what I could use on this hop. I had lots of the paper with Charcoal on one side and Candy Apple on the other and a bit of the fern leaves print. Mmm, what to do???
I called on my new best friend!
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The Love of Colour Book is an invaluable resource we all need to own. It shows colour combinations that work together! I flipped to the Charcoal page and saw that Charcoal, Candy Apple, Fern, Sapphire and Carolina were suggested as a good combo. Brilliant! 3 of those colours were already in the papers I had selected. All I had to add was the two blues.

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This layout is based on the Now You See It layout in the Magic How To book (p22). It worked perfectly for the panorama shots we had taken. I had printed them on 4×6 paper so they were all the same width but different heights.  It was easy to fit several in a line on the right hand side of the layout.

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I loved the title design in the ideas book and re-created it with Block Alphabet Thin Cuts and a free hand drawn and cut  flourish. At first I just had Sapphire letters but when I added the Candy Apple print behind them, they really popped – especially when I used foam dots!!

The moral of this story is to look past the obvious theme of a set of papers and discover how adaptable they can be.

The ‘Tis the Season collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant. A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will love it ‘cos she is so talented!

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects
X7239B Tis the Season paper Pack
9045 Love of Colour Book
Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts
X6021 Sapphire Cardstock (light side)
X5990 Carolina Cardstock
Z2831 Charcoal Ink
Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

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S1811 Seasonal Trees CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to November’s Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Wendy’s Blog you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Seasonal Trees (S1811) stamp set which is November’s Stamp of the Month.

S1811 Seasonal Trees is available for purchase in November 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

I adore the trees in this set but felt you would be seeing a lot of them as complete trees on this hop so decided to think outside the box.  I’ve added components of the trees to the card designs from the You Got This Workshop Your Way Card Kit (G1166).  I’ve also included sentiments from two other Workshop Your Way Card Kits – Epic Birthday (G1165) and Hugs for You (G1164)

The first four cards use Pattern 1 from You Got This Workshop Your Way Card Kit.  The last  two cards use Pattern 2.  I enjoyed decorating the envelop flaps to co-ordinate with the cards.

First up… First and second generation background stamping of leaves in Fern ink.

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Card 2… Fern leaves stamped in Saffron ink

 Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1165 Epic Birthday and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Card 3… I love this sentiment from the Hugs For You WYW kit and that little bird sitting on the letter makes me happy.  He’s from the stamp of the month.

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1164 Hugs For You and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

 Card 4 is the same pattern as 1,2 & 3 but has been rotated…  The leaves are half the pine tree foliage stamp.  Just had to include the little bird again.  The saffron edge on the white panel and envelope flap is also from the stamp of the month.

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1165 Epic Birthday and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

 Card 5… I had to find a way to fit the sentiment from (Hugs For You) and the tree so I overlapped them.  Still loving that bird!  So did my daughter’s cat – she jumped onto the crafting table and added a wee smudge of pomegranate ink to the card!!!  I ran out of time to re-do the panel but I suggest you make yours without the smudge (hehehe)

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1164 Hugs For You and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Card 6… This is my final sample.  The background on the white panel was made by inking just the stem of the palm tree.  The sentiment was masked, cut, layered and popped on foam tape.

Create this card using G1166 You Got This WYW, G1165 Epic Birthday and S1811 Seasonal Trees. Available for purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Seasonal Trees (S1811) is only available during November, 2018. Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

 
Isn’t it nice to create lots of different cards from the same 2 patterns? I hope this blog post has inspired you to use the stamps in different ways as you are crafting.  Did you have a favourite card? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Maz’s Blog ,  to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

 
A list of the products used on my cards follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.

 
Happy Scrappin’
Shaunna

 
Close To My Heart products used in this project
S1811 Seasonal Trees

G1166 You Got This Workshop Your Way Card Kit

G1165 Epic Birthday Workshop Your Way Card Kit

G1164 Hugs For You Workshop Your Way Card Kit

Z2848 Sapphire Ink

Z2850 Fern Ink

Z2851Saffron Ink

Z2854 Pomegranate Ink

Z4215 Fern Stitched Ribbon

X7237B Grateful Heart Paper Pack

Grateful Heart CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Grateful Heart Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from Lauren’s blog you are in the right place. If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Grateful Heart collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.
The Grateful Heart Workshop Your Way kit is availalbe from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until end of December, 2018
The Grateful Heart collection is available until the end of December 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.
Today’s layout was is based on one taught to consultant’s at our National Album Retreat last month. We made the original layouts with Boutique but I am loving re-creating them in the Grateful Heart papers.

The Grateful Heart collection is availalbe topurchase from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until the end of December 2018
The paper part of this layout is very basic. One full sheet split across the two pages with 3 strips added. The full sheet of paper provides a place for photos to stand out. What makes the rest of the layout so eye catching are the two embellished clusters on opposite diagonals.

The Grateful Heart collection is availalbe topurchase from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until the end of December 2018
The first cluster uses a circle as an anchor point. This shape is cut with the largest circle in the Shaker cards Thin Cuts. October’s Stamp of the Month (S1810) and the Watercolour Impressions stamp (D1797) anchor it to the page. That lovely heart is also from the SOTM. Cut an arrow and draw inside it with a journal pen. The floral cluster is cut from one of the papers in the pack and popped up on foam dots.

The Grateful Heart collection is availalbe topurchase from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until the end of December 2018

Two flags form the base for the title cluster. Don’t you love the big, bold letters from the Solid Classroom Alphabet (E1043)? They worked nicely in partnership with the Simply Said Alphabet (C1725). I separated strands of Pomegranate Burlap Ribbon (retired) to curl behind the flowers and added Grateful Heart Cork Shapes for a little texture.  The little flowers I’ve used for bullet points in the journaling come from the SOTM too! So many lovely elements on this one stamp set.

 

The Grateful Heart collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant. A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .
I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Doreen’s blog, Scrapping and More with Doreen to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure  will love it ‘cos she is so talented!
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna
Products used in these projects
X7237B Grateful Heart paper Pack
Z4229 Grateful Heart Cork Shapes
X6011 New England Ivy Cardstock
X6017 Pomegranate Cardstock
X6027 Daisy White Cardstock
E1043 Solid Classroom Alphabet
C1725 Simply Said Alphabet
S1810 Thanks & Giving Stamp
D1797 Watercolour Impressions Stamp
Z2835 New England Ivy Ink
Z2851 Saffron Ink
Z2823 Goldrush Ink
Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

Hello Pumpkin CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Hello Pumpkin Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some amazing and talented women from across Australia. and New Zealand.
If you arrived from Megan’s blog, Crop Craft Create, you are in the right place. If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Hello Pumpkin collection!

When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The Hello Pumpkin collection is available until the end of December 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.

 
Today I’d like to show you an unhalloween layout.  As soon as I saw Close To My Heart’s newest shade of orange, called Nectarine, I knew it would be perfect for photos of Western Australia’s far north landscapes.  We spent 4 nights at Karijini National Park walking the gorges last year.  Spinifex Pigeons are my favourite little birds.  They are so fun to watch walking and interacting.  Look closely at the photos on the left hand page – the birds are in both of them – well camouflaged.

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

This layout is based on one from the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit.  I simply swapped around the papers I used and ‘dressed up’ the striped paper.  Here is the original version.

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

I introduce Sage as a focal colour on this layout.  It goes so well with the grey greens of Australian foliage.   The nectarine and black striped paper was too bold for my photos so I softened it by covering the nectarine with strips of sage cardstock.  The dark side is up on narrow strips and light side on wider strips.  This didn’t take very long and was worth the effort.

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The notebook border thin cut is so much fun to use and softened the edge of the page.  The new Brushed Letters Alphabet Stamps are my favourites in the current catalogue.  They are big and bold but narrow enough that long titles fit into smaller spaces.  Because the are designed to look like paintbrush strokes, they are also very forgiving if you don’t get your inking 100% right!

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au
A couple of clusters made with the Hello Pumpkin Complements completed the layout.
The Hello Pumpkin collection is available to purchase from September to December, 2018. A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

 
I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Vandra’s CTMH Craftroom to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Enjoy!

 
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

 
Products used in this project

G1160 Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way

E1041 Brushed Letters

Z4189 Intense Black Ink

X5993 Sage Cardstock

X6028 Black Cardstock

Boutique CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Boutique Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from Maz’s blog you are in the right place. If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Boutique collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

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The Boutique collection is available until the end of December 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.  Today I am sharing a layout and a card. The layout was made using the leftovers after completing the 3 layouts from the Standard Workshop Your Way.

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It’s a super simple layout! I took all the full 12” strips I had, divided them into 2 unequal widths and stuck them to the edges of the pages. The triangular zip strip was needed for a bit of interest.  Base pages are Linen cardstock

 

Next up was photo mats – the majority of these are cut apart PML cards. They are either 3×4 or 4×6 so I just trimmed my photos a little and I was in business.

The multicoloured striped journal box is also a PML card. It was a fun way to add interest without effort. The puffy stickers that come in the workshop kit are so fun to use.

Lastly, I stamped the titled using the new Brushed Letters Alphabet Set. I love that they are tall and narrow so you can fit a longer word into a small space.

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This card was lots of fun to create. I mixed Boutique prints with Mint, Peacock and Sugarplum cardstock. The tag was created using the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts – a MUST HAVE in your kit for sure. The stamp set is from the More Magical collection which is only available until the end of this month. I heat embossed the images with white powder. And those little dots on the right-hand side? That’s texture paste applied through a stencil. I’m having such fun learning how to use this new product.
The Boutique collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant. A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .
I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’ blog, Creative Inspirations, to see the projects she has designed for you. I’m sure you will love them – she’s so talented.
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna
Products used in these projects
G1159 Boutique Workshop Your Way
E1041 Brushed Letters Stamp Set
Z6540 Sugarplum Exclusive Ink
Z4305 Fancy Tags Thin Cuts
Z4500 Boutique Deluxe Bundle Texture Paste, Palette Knives and Shimmer Brush
CC8183 Dreams Stamp Set
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Z891 Versamark Ink

S1809 Just Treats CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to September’s Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. This is a circular hop. If you arrived from Maz’s blog, you are in the right place. Simply read through this post and click on the link to the next blog at the end of it. Keep reading and ‘hopping’ until you find yourself back where you started from. Each blog will showcase a project featuring the Just Treats (S1809) stamp set which is September’s Stamp of the Month.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM is available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

You are going to love this set for your Christmas crafting but I wanted to think outside the box a bit this month and used 3 textural stamps to make my title for this 4th of July layout.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM and More Magical are available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
This layout comes from the More Magical Kit available until the end of September. The paper pack may look familiar. It features the same patterns as one we had a while ago but the red and blues have been updated to our newest colours – Bluebird, Carolina and Candy Apple. I quite liked the original pack but these new colours are so much more vibrant and I am delighted with the layouts I’ve made.

S1809 Just Treats SOTM is available for purchase during September 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The title letters were cut from White Daisy cardstock using Block Alphabet Thin Cuts. Then I stamped over them using Candy Apple ink and the striped strip stamp. The ‘th’ came from one of June’s Solo number stamps.

 
The title looked a bit lonely so I stamped the cluster of dots repeatedly using White Daisy pigment ink and then added a few pinwheels in Candy Apple to complete the design.

 
Super easy and non-christmassy. What do you think? Take a close look at the images on this set and think outside the box. Coffee cups for cappuccinos with the girls, leaves and berries for park photos, lollies for parties and lots for Christmas and Halloween.

 
Just Treats (S1809) is only available during September, 2018. Full retail price is $29.50 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

 
Did you like this layout? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Wendy’s Blog , Expressions of the Heart, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

 
A list of the products used for this project follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.

 
Happy Scrappin’
Shaunna

 
Close To My Heart products used in this project
S1809 Just Treats
CC8181 More Magical Paper Pack
Z3189 White & Gold Ribbon
Z3314 Black & White Dots
X5987 Bluebird Cardstock
Z6509 Candy Apple Ink
Z2863 White Daisy Pigment Ink
Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts

Documented CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Documented Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from Vandra’s blog you are in the right place. If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share your response in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Documented collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

The Documented collection is available until the end of August 2018. That’s just 2 weeks away!!! 

Documented Sweet Friends card kit availalbe until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Today I am sharing the Sweet Friends Documented Card Workshop Your Way Kit(G1158).   Here’s what the cards look like if you follow the printed instructions that come with the kit.  Aren’t the sentiments lovely?  Creating the ombre colour effect is super easy and fun too.

Documented Sweet Friends card kit availalbe until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

As you would know from past posts, I also like to take a kit and change things up a bit.  The cards in this kit are really classic designs just begging for some of the lovely stamps from my stash to adorn them.  The card design is the same as the ones above, only the stamps used have changed.  The first three variations use the Documented Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auThe Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auThe Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

 

 

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Next up I used the beautiful Ribbon Warriors set of stamps and co-ordinating thin cuts.

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Z4184 Ribbon Warriors stamps and thin cuts availalbe until end of August, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The Documented collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant. A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Kara’s blog, Creating with Kara Davies, to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will pique your interest.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Products used in these projects
G1158 Sweet Friends Card Making Workshop Your Way

z4184 Ribbon Warriors Stamps & Thin Cuts

Z4172 Documented Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts

Shin Han Markers

Memento Black Ink