Gimme Some Sugar CTMH Australasian Blog Hop




Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Gimme Some Sugar Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some amazing and talented women from across Australia. 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 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 Gimme Some Sugar collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the craft room for some paperific fun.

Gimme Some Sugar availalbe until end of Apr 2018 at

The Gimme Some Sugar collection is available until the end of April, 2018. You have the choice of 2 kits – one for scrapbooking and one for cards – OR you can purchase papers, complements, ribbon and gems separately.

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Today I am sharing a layouts created using mainly PML Cut Apart cards from the paper pack.  Can you spot them?  There are also 3 zip strips – have you found them?

The juniper dots border is made of 1/4″ strips rather than using a full backing page.  Lay the vertical strips first then mitre the corners of the remaining strips and glue over the vertical ones.

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This decorative panel was made using two of the 6″ x 4″ PML Cut Apart cards.  Keep one whole and fussy cut the other one to create embellishments you can layer with foam tape.  It doesn’t take long but looks great.

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These flowers were fussy cut from scraps of the decorative paper.  The cork embellishments finish the cluster off perfectly.

If you love this collection make sure you order it from your consultant ASAP.  It retires from the catalogue at the end of this month.  Don’t have a CTMH consultant?  Head over to my website to place an order for delivery within Australia.

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go. Then click on the underlined link and move on to Maz’s Blog , aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations , to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Maz always comes up with something very special for us to enjoy.

Happy Scrapping,

Products used in these projects
X7228B Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack

X7228C Gimme Some Sugar Complements

Z4153 Gimme Some Sugar Cork Shapes

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

Z1836 Non-stick Micro Tip Scissors

Z3396 Aluminium Cut Rail Paper Trimmer


Blossom – Turn cards into pages 1


The stamps in the Blossom WOTG Card Kit are just gorgeous.  I made all the cards but I really wanted to use the stamps in my scrapbook.  I found an easy way to do that by just using the card designs as decorative elements on my pages.

I will be teaching several layouts this way at my Paper Picnic on June 20.  I will be sharing several great hints for making this process easy.  You will find full details of the workshop at the end of this post.

Here is a sample of one layout I made of my mum’s 85th birthday party.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

Using the elements of a great card design on your page can be lots of fun.

If you can’t join in the workshop but would like printed instructions for this layout plus 2 more, simply place a $30 order in person or on my website by June 12 and email me for the instructions at

Paper picnic info

Click here to register for the workshop

Keep Smiling,



In the spotlight…


Today I’d like to share the work of 3 of my customers.  They spent the day at our Paper Picnic on Saturday making cards.  I was so impressed I just had to share with you all.

Xmas cards

These Christmas cards were created by Sue Kennedy using her trusty Cricut and lots of Glitter Paper.  I love the simplicity of the cards – letting the shimmery goodness of the paper do all the work.  One technique Sue tried was stamping in Black Archival Ink onto the Glitter Paper – doesn’t it look great?  Glitter Paper is available in packs of 3.  Each pack features 3 shades of a colour.  Choose from Teal (Z1991), Purple (Z1992), Pink (Z1922), Green (Z1847), Brown & Tan (Z1830) or Black & Grey (Z1829).  Click here to see the range.

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Bridget Jennings created these two cards using plain cardstock.  I love the fact you don’t have to have lots of decorative supplies to make awesome cards.  Once again, the shapes were mostly cut on the Cricut.  Sue and Bridget were inspired by cards they found on Pinterest.

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My final spotlight shines on Sonja Jennings.  Sonja adapted a card I taught in November and she spent the day creating 38 invitations for her mum’s 80th birthday.  She was a machine!  I know her mum is going to be thrilled with them.  Click here to learn how she created the stamped feature.

Paper Picnics run for 6 1/2 hours on a Saturday.  My 2015 dates are Jan 17 & 31, Mar 7, May 16, Jun 20, Aug 22, Sep 19, Oct 24, Nov 21 and Dec 5.  Paper Picnics are held in Duncraig, West Australia.  You can bring along any project you are currently working on.  I teach a couple of Scrapbook layouts and a card at each picnic.  They are relaxed and full of fun. Email for further details.

Keep Smiling,