Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Cats & Bats/ Falling For You Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some amazing and talented women from across Australia.
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 some love 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 Cats & Bats and Falling For You collections! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.
The Cats & Bats and Falling For You collections are available until the end of December 2017. Buy them as full kits or purchase individual items.
Today I am sharing a layout from each of the featured collections. It is the same layout – copied form p20, Pattern 8 of Make It From Your Heart Vol 3. First up is the one using Cats & Bats. These photos were taken in a very English garden in Halifax, Canada. The willow print paper was perfect for the background. I’m sorry it doesn’t show up well in this photo.
That pretty border is made using the Scallop Border Thin Cuts (Z3348) – I love the way it softens the page. The very cute row of blooms is made using the new Falling For You Scrapbook Stamps and co-ordinating Thin Cuts (Z4044). Once you have stamped the images, pick up a little ink from the lid of the ink pad with your water brush and roughly colour the petals and leaves. Don’t stress about perfection – the naïve style is ‘in’.
As always, there were more photos that needed to go on this layout. Design 2 of the Pocket Plus Memory Protectors allowed for 3 extra photos and a journaling box. The 4″ x 6″ Flip Flap allowed room for an extra photo and more journaling. I love that I can tell a really long story without compromising the beautiful design features of the layout.
Next up, I repeated the same layout using the Falling For You collection and photos taken in a maple forest in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
The leaves in the stamp and thin cuts from the Falling For You Cardmaking set are just gorgeous. The fine detail in the stamps helps them look life like. These leaves are symmetrical so you can use the light and the dark side of the Toffee cardstock to get some subtle variation in the leaves. Goldrush and Fern ink pair perfectly with these papers and the bronze sequins add a highlight. The title was stamp using the Colorblock Alphabet (D1729).
Once again, the layout needed extra photos added – Design 2 Pocket Plus Protector to the rescue!
The Cats & Bats and Falling For You collections are 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 Rachel’s Blog , Creative Workshops By Rachael Stribling to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Rachel’s work is always gorgeous.
Products used in these projects
9043 Make It From your Heart Volume 3
G1136 Cats and Bats Workshop Your Way
G1135 Falling For You Workshop Your Way
Z3348 Scallop Border Thin Cuts
Z4041 Falling For You Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z4044 Falling For You Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3243 Pocket Plus Protectors
Z3231 4″x6″ Flip Flaps
D1729 Colorblock Alphabet Stamps
Z3224 Small Round Watercolour Brush
Z28.06 Emerald Exclusive Ink
Z2907 Willow Exclusive Ink
Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Ink
Z2809 Tangerine Exclusive Ink
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Ink
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Ink
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Ink
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Ink
X5959 Toffee Cardstock