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.

Tis The Season Blog layout

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.

Tis The Season Blog layout detail

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