Sweet Girl Australasian CTMH Blog Hop

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019
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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Sweet Girl  Blog Hop.  This hop features the artwork of some talented women from across Australia and New Zealand.

If you arrived from  Doris’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 Sweet Girl collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Sweet Girl Scrapbooking Kit

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

The Sweet Girl collection is available until the end of August 2019.  Buy it as a full kit as shown above, or purchase individual items.

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Don’t be deceived by the name of this collection.  Whilst it is perfect for photos of baby girls and all things feminine, there is a masculine set of papers hidden within it!  The photos above show two of the ways you can group the papers for different looks.

Travel Photos Layout

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Today I am sharing photos that have nothing to do with babies or little girls.  My photos were taken at King’s College in Cambridge.  The soft pinks and weathered greys of the sandstone work perfectly with a few prints in the Sweet Girl collection. The lighter side of New England Ivy Cardstock for the base creates contrast to the softer tones of photos and papers without overpowering them.

Adding Embellishments

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

First up, create the frame by trimming the woodgrain paper. Mitre the corner for a realistic look. See how the prints match nicely at the join?

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Trim your background papers using a 12″ trimmer. Cut the peach photo mounts to fit your images. The foam ABC stickers make a bold heading for your page. If you would like a different colour you can colour with Shin Han markers over them whilst still on the carrier sheet. A narrow strip of woodgrain paper anchors the title and links it to the border.

The Sweet Girl collection adapts beautifully to a variety of scrapbook themes and card designs. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of August 2019

Use complement stickers and die cuts along with the Stitched Quilt Shape Thin Cuts to embellish your layout. The 2 shapes I used from the thin cut set are designed to emboss another shape but I chose to fussy cut them as stand alone embellishments.

Order Sweet Girl today

The Sweet Girl collection is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  A list of products used in my layout appears at the end of this post.  Place your order on my website or with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

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 Blog , Vandra’s Virtual Classroom, 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

X7246B Sweet Girl Paper Pack

X7246C Sweet Girl Complements

Z4088 White Alphabet Foam Stickers

X6011 New England Ivy Cardstock

X5988 Peach Cardstock

B1638 Modern Typewriter Alphabet Stamps

Z2826 Heather Exclusive Ink

Z4258 Stitched Quilt Shape Thin Cuts

Z3341 Thin Foam Dots

Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

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So Much Happy Australasian Blog Hop

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019
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Hop along to enjoy creative ideas using the latest Close To My Heart products. www.passionateaboutpages.com

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

If you arrived from Megan’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 So Much Happy 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 scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The So Much Happy collection is available until the end of April 2019.  Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items. Close To My Heart have a BOGO special during March. You could buy the paper pack and pair it with the co-ordinating cardstock for half price. Ask your consultant for details.

This really is such a happy collection!  The Lemon and Candy Apple papers really pop.  The subtler hues of Lagoon, Mint and Peach compliment perfectly and the Sapphire makes a great neutral.  As with all our paper collections, each sheet is double sided and a really bright or busy pattern will be backed by a softer shade or subtle pattern.  This means EVERYONE can use it.

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

Today I am sharing a layout featuring some fabulous time exposure shots my husband took of a ferris wheel.  Each year Perth, Western Australia, hosts a Fringe Festival.  It is vibrant, fun and engaging.  We try to go to 3 or 4 shows a week to make the most of it.  There is a little ferris wheel in the arts centre hub that most people ignore.  This night, Mike came armed with a tripod and had some shutter fun.

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’. Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The spiral circle was made using quilting templates! I am working (very slowly) on Judy Newman’s Sugarplum quilt and had been using the spiral template earlier with fabric. Once I pulled out my photos I knew the design was perfect for my page too.

Create bright, fun scrapbook pages and cards with ‘So Much Fun’.  Order your collection at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au before the end of April 2019

The title banner and centre circle can be found on the cut apart sheet which is the reverse side of the cute diamond print paper used in the spiral. The largest stitched circle thin cut fits the ‘One of a Kind’ embellishment perfectly. Complete the title using the gorgeous alphabet stickers that come in the So Much Fun complements and add stars from the puffies and complements.

This was a really quick layout as the second page had minimal decoration on it. Just the photos in all their colourful glory. You can find details of the journaling box in an earlier post here

The So Much Happy 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 Kara’s blog, Creating with Kara to see the project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Close To My Heart products used in this projects

G1170 So Much Happy Workshop Your Way

6” x 4” Photo Placeholders (for photo mounts)

X7241B So Much Happy Paper Pack

X7241C So Much Happy Complements

Z4254 So Much Happy Puffy Stickers

X6028 Black Cardstock

S1903 This Happened Stamp Set

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Ink

Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Ink

Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Ink

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Ink

Z3341 Thin 3D Foam Tape

Z1979 LePen Journaling Pen

The quilt templates can be purchased here

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.

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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

Hello Pumpkin CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Hello Pumpkin Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some amazing and talented women from across Australia. and New Zealand.
If you arrived from Megan’s blog, Crop Craft Create, 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 Hello Pumpkin collection!

When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The Hello Pumpkin collection is available until the end of December 2018. Buy it as a full kit or purchase individual items.

 
Today I’d like to show you an unhalloween layout.  As soon as I saw Close To My Heart’s newest shade of orange, called Nectarine, I knew it would be perfect for photos of Western Australia’s far north landscapes.  We spent 4 nights at Karijini National Park walking the gorges last year.  Spinifex Pigeons are my favourite little birds.  They are so fun to watch walking and interacting.  Look closely at the photos on the left hand page – the birds are in both of them – well camouflaged.

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

This layout is based on one from the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit.  I simply swapped around the papers I used and ‘dressed up’ the striped paper.  Here is the original version.

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

I introduce Sage as a focal colour on this layout.  It goes so well with the grey greens of Australian foliage.   The nectarine and black striped paper was too bold for my photos so I softened it by covering the nectarine with strips of sage cardstock.  The dark side is up on narrow strips and light side on wider strips.  This didn’t take very long and was worth the effort.

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au

The notebook border thin cut is so much fun to use and softened the edge of the page.  The new Brushed Letters Alphabet Stamps are my favourites in the current catalogue.  They are big and bold but narrow enough that long titles fit into smaller spaces.  Because the are designed to look like paintbrush strokes, they are also very forgiving if you don’t get your inking 100% right!

The Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way kit (G1160) is available to purchase between Sept and Dec, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.ctmh.com.au
A couple of clusters made with the Hello Pumpkin Complements completed the layout.
The Hello Pumpkin collection is available to purchase from September to December, 2018. 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 CTMH Craftroom to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you. Enjoy!

 
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

 
Products used in this project

G1160 Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way

E1041 Brushed Letters

Z4189 Intense Black Ink

X5993 Sage Cardstock

X6028 Black Cardstock

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

Documented CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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

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

The Documented collection is available until the end of August 2018. That’s just 2 weeks away!!! 

Documented Sweet Friends card kit availalbe until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Today I am sharing the Sweet Friends Documented Card Workshop Your Way Kit(G1158).   Here’s what the cards look like if you follow the printed instructions that come with the kit.  Aren’t the sentiments lovely?  Creating the ombre colour effect is super easy and fun too.

Documented Sweet Friends card kit availalbe until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

As you would know from past posts, I also like to take a kit and change things up a bit.  The cards in this kit are really classic designs just begging for some of the lovely stamps from my stash to adorn them.  The card design is the same as the ones above, only the stamps used have changed.  The first three variations use the Documented Cardmaking stamps and thin cuts

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auThe Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.auThe Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

 

 

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Next up I used the beautiful Ribbon Warriors set of stamps and co-ordinating thin cuts.

The Documented collection of papers, stamps and thin cuts are avilable until the end of Aug, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Z4184 Ribbon Warriors stamps and thin cuts availalbe until end of August, 2018 from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The Documented 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 Kara’s blog, Creating with Kara Davies, to see the project she has designed for you. I’m sure it will pique your interest.

Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

Products used in these projects
G1158 Sweet Friends Card Making Workshop Your Way

z4184 Ribbon Warriors Stamps & Thin Cuts

Z4172 Documented Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts

Shin Han Markers

Memento Black Ink

Beautiful Friendship CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Beautiful Friendship Blog Hop. This hop features the artwork of some talented consultants from across Australia and New Zealand. If you arrived from Doreen’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 what you liked about them 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 Beautiful Friendship collection! When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the craft room for some paperific fun.

Beautiful Friendship collection from Close To My Heart. Available to purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

The Beautiful Friendship collection is the first featured collection in our NEW Seasonal Expressions catalogue.  It is available for purchase until the end of August 2018.  It is my absolute favourite in this catalogue.

Beautiful Friendship collection from CTMH is available to purchase at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until Aug, 2018
Today I am sharing a layout created from Pattern 21 in Make It From Your Heart, Vol 3.  It’s all about my husband’s surprise 60th birthday celebration.  Pink is his favourite colour to wear and he loves a good floral print shirt so this collection was perfect for the photos.

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I had quite a bit to tell and reverted to a tried and true technique of adding journaling behind a photo in a flip flap.  Scrapbooking for me is as much about telling a story as it is about the pretty papers.

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I love creating a focal point of embellishments tied in with my journaling on a page.  Basic Numbers Thin Cuts cut in a print and a plain began the title in the top left hand corner of the page which was then continued in the lower right hand corner.  The two elements framing the photos and drawing our eyes inward.

Beautiful Friendship collection from CTMH availalbe at shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until Aug, 2018

I love working with the Workshop Your Way Kits, making the layouts and cards.  My aim when working on the cards is to use the basic design elements but change them up in some way so each card looks a little different.  This photo shows what the original designs look like.

Beautiful Friendship WYW Card - supplies and full instructions available at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until Aug 2018

And here are two of my variations which I love!  Adding a teapot window to the first card made it more playful . The second card has an embossed front created with the Rose embossing folder.  I LOVED painting the teapot and cups with my watercolour paints.

Beautiful Friendship WYW Cards - supplies and instructions available at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au until end of Aug 2018

 

Are you ready to have a beautiful friendship with this gorgeous collection?  Place an order with your consultant.  If you don’t have a CTMH consultant, you can 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 Vandra’s Blog , Vandra’s Virtual Craftroom , to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

 
Happy Scrapping,
Shaunna

 
Products used in these projects

G1153 Beautiful Friendship Workshop Your Way

Z4180 Beautiful Friendship Cardmaking Stamps & Thin Cuts

Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts

Z4159 Block Numbers Thin Cuts

Z3314 Black & White Dots

Watercolour Paints

Z3188 Paintbrush Set

Z899 Memento Ink