Oh Deer! CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Australasian Oh Deer! Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from  Lauren’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 Oh Deer Workshop Your Way (G11146) from Close To My Heart.

This collection is my favourite from the Holiday Expressions Catalogue.  The soft hues and patterns are a delight to work with.  The layout I’ve created could be used for Christmas Day photos at the beach, in park or in snow (which I’m hoping for as an Aussie travelling to Germany this year!)

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Sponging the edges of each cut piece with Cocoa Ink (Z2814) helos define the pieces and give a more dimensional look to the layout.  Two Cut Apart PML cards were used – one for journaling and one as a title box.

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This PML card had a row of reindeer on the bottom, which was easily covered by a strip of the Sea Glass patterned paper.  The white and Gold Twine (Z4014) is included in the WYW kit and helps draw your eye to the title box.  The letters and decorative elements are all from the Oh Deer Compliments.  (Z7214C)

Have some fun creating a title box to suit you photos.  Just keep adding little bits until you are happy with the overall look.

The Oh Deer! Workshop Your Way (G1116) kit is only available until the end of December. It may sell out before then so order yours today.  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 click on the underlined link and move on to Kara Davies Blog , Creating with Kara Davies,  to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Merry Christmas and I look forward to sharing more CTMH artwork with you in the New Year,

Shaunna

 

 

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S1612 Thoughtful Flowers SOTM Blog Hop

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Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Georgia’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 Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) stamp set which is December’s Stamp of the Month.

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This is a beautiful set of diverse blooms, ideal for those of you who enjoy colouring.  My favourite sentiment on this set is “You’re a whole lot of wonderful“.  I have so many awesome women in my life who deserve a card with that phrase on it.  I also love the little Forget-me-nots to the left of ‘Thank You’.  Did you know they are the symbol for Alzheimer’s suffers?

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Today’s layout keeps the flowers as outline drawings.  The photos of my friend Tanya’s gorgeous shop, Cotton Rose, were so vibrant I didn’t want the stamps competing with them.

A subtle hint of colour around and on the stamps was achieved as follows:

  • Cut 2″ circles from White Daisy cardstock and add sponging around the edges using a dauber and Lemon Ink.  Working on the All Purpose Mat makes clean up easy.
  • Stamp flowers using Memento Black ink.
  • Using dauber again, add a ‘smudge’ of colour to flower centres.
  • Bitty Sparkles also add some dimension.
  • Sprinkle a few Green Triangles between the circles to give a hint of foliage.

You will find a list of the products used on the layout at the end of this post.

Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) is only available during December, 2016.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $7.50 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 Lauren’s Blog , Lauren Moore CTMH Craftings, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used on this layout:

S1612 Thoughtful Flowers Stamp Set

Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals Papers

X5785 Lemon Cardstock

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

1386 Black Cardstock

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Z3123 Green Triangles

Z899 Black Memento Ink Pad

Z726 Sponge Daubers

Z2045 All-Purpose mat