Cats and Bats/Falling For You CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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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.

Scrapbook layout created using CTMH Cats & Bats papers and co-ordinating stamps & dies. View the full collection at shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

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.

CTMH Pocket Plus Protectors and Flip Flaps allowed me to use twice the photos on this one layout. Purchase yours at shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

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 soft colours and delicate patterns from CTMH Falling For You collection paired with the Cardmaking Stamps and Thin Cuts made the perfect accompanianment for these forest photos. Purchase supplies at shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

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!

Design 2 Pocket Plus Protector was used to add 4 extra photos to this scrapbook layout. purchase yours at shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

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.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

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

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Taste of Summer – Cards

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I have LOVED using the Taste of Summer Papers and Stamps throughout May.  Here is your final bit of inspiration from me for the month.  Each of these cards is a little different to my usual and were lots of fun to make.

Spin cards (Z1866) are available to purchase through my website.  They are 7" x 5" and come in packs of 10. The grid on the strawberry card was inspired by a fellow blogger, laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com.au.  It uses May's Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin' .

Spin cards (Z1866) are available to purchase through my website. They are 7″ x 5″ and come in packs of 10.
The grid on the strawberry card was inspired by a fellow blogger, laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com.au. It uses May’s Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin’ .

I used the Taste of Summer stamp with the Rock 'n' Roll inking technique to create these lemons and oranges. The half slices make a nice frame

I used the Taste of Summer stamp with the Rock ‘n’ Roll inking technique to create these lemons and oranges. The half slices make a nice frame

The background grid was created with 1" squares and Topiary & Pear ink.  I used Liquid Glass Z679 to make my strawberries shine.

The background grid was created with 1″ squares and Topiary & Pear ink. I used Liquid Glass Z679 to make my strawberries shine.

Available May 2015 only

Available May 2015 only

Celebrate!

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The first thing I thought of when I saw the Kaboom Stamp of the Month was fireworks.  For me fireworks mean New Years Eve celebrations.  We had a very quiet night in for New Year last year, watching a Robbie Williams concert and the telecast from Sydney leading up to their fireworks.  So, my only photos of the night are a dodgy selfie and a snap of the TV screen!

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This layout is a copy of the one on page 15 of the Feb-Jul 2014 Ideas book.  I used Jubilee papers on my page.  Did you know we have a Recipe Book online where you can see a list of all the products used in a layout and find out what Cricut cartridges were used for each shape?  It even tells which page to find the shape on and what size to cut at.  Click here to view the booklet.  It’s in pdf format so you can save it to your computer or print it out.  I have mine printed and in a display folder.

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I love combining stamps and cut outs to make interesting embellishment clusters like these.

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The Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)added to the centre of the stamp adds a subtle touch of bling to the page.

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The Kaboom Stamp of the Month is only available during June 2014.  You can order it for $24 (S1406) or take advantage of the discount offer of just $5 (S1406A) when you place an order of $75 or more.  Click here to place your order.

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna