Something Fierce Australasian CTMH Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Something Fierce 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  Something Fierce collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The Something Fierce collection is available until the end of April 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.

You will find the bright colours in this pack very addictive – I’m on my 3rd pack of papers!!  Today’s layout is the third in a series on our visit to Camden Markets in London.  As the photos were black and white I had free range for my choice of papers to use.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019
Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

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 Bluebird page as that is one of the colours featured in Something Fierce. The 4 colour combo suited this pack well.  Whilst it isn’t exactly the same shade of yellow and pink in the pack, the combo works well.

Close To My Heart's 'Love of Colour' book is an invaluable resource for scrpabookers and card makers. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Having pulled out papers, stickers and cut apart images in this colour combination, I was ready to create. The suggested layout in Love of Colour worked brilliantly for these photos.  The bright colours really help my black and white images stand out.  The charcoal accents tie it all together.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

This cluster is a combination of images from the cut-apart sheet, sticker sheet, fussy cut scallops from the paper and a PML card I cut up.  The rest of the PML card provided the boxes for the journaling on the pages.

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

I felt the layout needed something more and so I reached for my Alphabet stamps.  The title is made using Simply Said and Brushed Letters – my two favourite sets in the current catalogue.  Looking at the punctuation stamps in Brushed Letters, I decided to add the single dot either side of ‘Camden’ and the 3 dots as borders above and below my papers – not exactly even spacing but it’s OK.  Done is better than perfect, right?

By the way, Alphabet Stamps are 35% off this month!

Create bright, fun pages and cards with Something Fierce.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The Something Fierce 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 Nell’s blog, Nelliebligh to see the projects she has designed for you. I’m sure you will love them ‘cos she is so talented!

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

X7240B Something Fierce Paper Pack

X7240C Something Fierce Complements

X7240E Something Fierce Picture My Life Cards

9045 Love of Colour Book

E1041 Brushed Letters Alphabet Stamps

C1725 Simply Said Alphabet Stamps

Z2832 Pewter Exclusive Ink

Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen e

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S1901 Card Captions – CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the our first Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop for 2019.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Doreen’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 Card Captions (S1901) stamp set which is January’s Stamp of the Month.

S1901 Card Captions is January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au.

At first glance this stamp set appears to be only for cards but as a diehard scrapper I could see potential for use on celebration pages too.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

Today’s page features photos of a birthday celebration.  I took inspiration from the placement of sentiments on the carrier sheet and arranged all the birthday-ish stamps along one edge of the 5” x 6” block.  The little line drawn images fill any spaces beautifully.  I stamped in Pebble ink as I didn’t want the words to dominate on the page.  Once completed I felt these sections needed a little ‘pop’ so I stamped ‘Happy’ onto scraps of the yellow stripe paper, fussy cut and glued over the original stamping.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

This layout design was featured on Close To My Heart’s Make It From Your Heart blog during December.  I loved the simplicity of it and printed the pattern.  The newly released Mix-in papers suited my photos beautifully.  Once completed I played with two new stamp sets for the decorative elements. 

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using C1749 Something Fierce Cardmaking Stamps and S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The balloons and streamer clusters come from the Something Fierce Cardmaking set.  My tip for stamping the string is to stamp on the background first, then stamp the bow on the balloon and layer over the image on the background.  Pop the front balloon up on foam dots.

Create a fun birthday scrapbook layout using D1827 Years of Sweetness and S1901 Card Captions - January 2019's Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. Order yours from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The cupcakes are from Years of Sweetness.  I love the effect of shading the icing with two different stamps and ink colours.  There is a matching Cricut cut for this cupcake but I fussy cut it quite easily.

Card Captions  (S1901) is only available during January, 2019.  Full retail price is $29.50 AUD but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 AUD when accompanied by an $82.50 AUD 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 Nell’s Blog , Nelliebligh, to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

A list of the products used for this project follows.  All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant.  

Happy Scrappin’

Shaunna

Products used in the Project

S1901 Card Captions Stamp Set

X9003 Mix In Paper Pack

C1749 Something Fierce Cardmaking Stamp Set

D1827 Years of Sweetness Stamp Set

Z2833 Pebble Exclusive Ink

Z2824 Linen Exclusive Ink

Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots Z3341

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.

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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.

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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

Boutique CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Boutique Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from Maz’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 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 Boutique 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 Boutique collection is available until the end of December 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.  Today I am sharing a layout and a card. The layout was made using the leftovers after completing the 3 layouts from the Standard Workshop Your Way.

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It’s a super simple layout! I took all the full 12” strips I had, divided them into 2 unequal widths and stuck them to the edges of the pages. The triangular zip strip was needed for a bit of interest.  Base pages are Linen cardstock

 

Next up was photo mats – the majority of these are cut apart PML cards. They are either 3×4 or 4×6 so I just trimmed my photos a little and I was in business.

The multicoloured striped journal box is also a PML card. It was a fun way to add interest without effort. The puffy stickers that come in the workshop kit are so fun to use.

Lastly, I stamped the titled using the new Brushed Letters Alphabet Set. I love that they are tall and narrow so you can fit a longer word into a small space.

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This card was lots of fun to create. I mixed Boutique prints with Mint, Peacock and Sugarplum cardstock. The tag was created using the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts – a MUST HAVE in your kit for sure. The stamp set is from the More Magical collection which is only available until the end of this month. I heat embossed the images with white powder. And those little dots on the right-hand side? That’s texture paste applied through a stencil. I’m having such fun learning how to use this new product.
The Boutique 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 Doris’ blog, Creative Inspirations, to see the projects she has designed for you. I’m sure you will love them – she’s so talented.
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna
Products used in these projects
G1159 Boutique Workshop Your Way
E1041 Brushed Letters Stamp Set
Z6540 Sugarplum Exclusive Ink
Z4305 Fancy Tags Thin Cuts
Z4500 Boutique Deluxe Bundle Texture Paste, Palette Knives and Shimmer Brush
CC8183 Dreams Stamp Set
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Z891 Versamark Ink

S1808 For The Love of Crafting CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to the August’s Stamp of the Month Australasian 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 For the Love of Crafting (S1808) stamp set which is August’s Stamp of the Month.

S1808 For the Love of Crafting availalbe Aug, 2018 only from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

This stamp set will speak to your crafty heart for sure! Craftiness IS happiness and I think we should all celebrate this part of our life in our albums.

S1808 For the Love of Crafting stamp set is availalbe during August, 2018 only at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au. All crafters need this one in their stash.

Today’s page is the first page in my crafting chapter of my Book of Me Albums. This is an ongoing project I’ve been working on for years. I record all sorts of information about myself across all ages in these albums. I have a stack of photos of different craft projects over the years that will go on the pages following this one. I think I will just make the paper frame and stamp ‘I love crafting’ as I’ve done for this layout and mount the photos along with their stories – nice and simple.

S1808 For the Love of Crafting stamp set is available during August, 2018 only at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au. All crafters need this one in their stash.

Stamping the decorative sentiments from the stamp set in Pewter ink kept them a subtle accent on the page.

C1718 Heartfelt Thanks is a beautiful stamp perfect for titles or card fronts. Purchase yours at www.shaunnarichards.clostomyheart.com.au

I love this stamp, Heartfelt Thanks, because it is so delicate and feminine. I thought it made a great title block.

 
For the Love of Crafting (S1808) is only available during August, 2018. Full retail price is $29.70 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $8.25 when accompanied by a $82.50 order (GST Incl).  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 Wendy’s Blog , Expressions of the Heart , to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

 
A list of the products used for this project follows. All items are available to purchase from your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you live in Australia and do not have a consultant you can shop here.

 
Happy Scrappin’
Shaunna

 
Close To My Heart products used on this layout:

 
S1808 For the Love of Crafting Stamp Set
C1718 Heartfelt Thanks Stamp
Z3351 Adventure Fundamentals Paper Pack
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z2835 Pewter Ink Pad
Z2455 Light Orange Shin Han Marker
Z2457 Marigold Shin Han Marker
Z2459 Pastel Green Shin Han Marker
Z2466 Vivid Green Shin Han Marker
Z2463 Sap Green Shin Han Marker
Z2464 Tender Pink Shin Han Marker
Z2450 Cherry Pink Shin Han Marker

Chelsea Gardens CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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

The Chelsea Gardens 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

Today I am sharing 3 cards and a layout created from the Sending Hugs Cardmaking Kit.

This is one of the 2 card designs featured in the kit.  You receive printed instructions with your kit that detail cutting, placement, stamping and embellishment information.  The kit has enough supplies to make 12 cards.

The Sending Hugs Cardmaking Kit (G1150) from Close To My Heart makes 12 cards with leftover supplies for some scrapbook pages. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
The original design uses Heather ink for the wreath but I wanted to make it more colourful so I stamped in Sweetleaf ink.  Then I coloured the centres of each flower with the ocean watercolour pencil and blended it using the Clear Shimmer Brush.  I also added shimmer to the printed flowers and blooms on the background paper.  It is soooo pretty!  The next photos shows a bit of the sparkle.

The  Sending Hugs Cardmaking Kit (G1150) from Close To My Heart makes 12 cards with leftover supplies for some scrapbook pages.  Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Next up I swapped out the ink colours and used the Welcome Baby sentiment from the For You Darling stamp set.  I also used part of the border stamp that comes with the Sending Hugs kit to decorate the edges of the wreath element.

The  Sending Hugs Cardmaking Kit (G1150) from Close To My Heart makes 12 cards with leftover supplies for some scrapbook pages.  Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

For the third variation, I made the card portrait and dropped the striped piece lower.  I used the border stamp to create my own design on the white cardstock and then used the small flower and leaves from the stamp set to create my own decorative element.

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The leaves were coloured with Citrus Leaf watercolour pencil and the flowers were simply filled in using the NEW Bashful Shimmer Brush.  I used masking on my stamping and fussy cut the grouped images.

The Sending Hugs Cardmaking Kit (G1150) from Close To My Heart makes 12 cards with leftover supplies for some scrapbook pages. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

I decided to use this card design to make a layout too.  It was super easy – I just extended each piece to be 12″ long.

The Sending Hugs Cardmaking Kit (G1150) from Close To My Heart makes 12 cards with leftover supplies for some scrapbook pages. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

I wanted to pick up on the pink in the photographed flowers so I used the Bashful Shimmer Brush to colour the white flowers on the floral print.  The floral wreath provide space for a title.  Pen Pal Alphabet stamps are only 1/4″ high and worked perfectly for the small space.

The Sending Hugs Cardmaking Kit (G1150) from Close To My Heart makes 12 cards with leftover supplies for some scrapbook pages. Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Every layout needs journaling.  These photos were all from the same weekend but not all taken at the same time or event so I numbered the photos and bullet point journaled to give the information about them.  I wrote the wrong name for the hotel so just stuck a correction over the top of it – it’s not perfect but you really don’t notice it when looking at the full layout.

The  Sending Hugs Cardmaking Kit (G1150) from Close To My Heart makes 12 cards with leftover supplies for some scrapbook pages.  Order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The Chelsea Gardens 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 Wendy’s Blog , Expressions of the Heart to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Wendy always comes up with something very special for us to enjoy.
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna
Products used in these projects
G1149 Sending Hugs Workshop Your Way Kit

Z3348 Scallop Border Thin Cuts

Z3293 Shimmer Brush

Z3400 Shimmer Brush

Z899 Memento Black Ink

Z2826 Heather Ink

Z2853 Sweet Leaf Ink