Cats and Bats/Falling For You CTMH Australasian Blog Hop



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

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

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

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

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,

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


S1707 Storybook Alphabet Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


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Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  This is a circular hop.  If you arrived from Collen’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 Storybook Alphabet (S1707) stamp set which is July’s Stamp of the Month.

S1707 Storybook Alphabet is CTMH Stamp of the Month for July 2017. Order yours this month at

How pretty are these letters?  Do you remember reading storybooks where the first letter in each chapter was all fancy like this?  That is known as historiated initials.  You could do that with your journaling in your albums.  Of course these letters will also be fabulous for creating titles.

When I looked at this stamp set the letters reminded me of embroidery samplers.  I happened to be talking to some customers about re-visiting some old techniques and running a patchwork pages class next month and that got me thinking about using these letters to create an alphabet quilt page.

S1707 Storybook Alphabet is CTMH's Stamp of the Month for July 2017. Purchase yours at

You will find a list of the products used on the layout at the end of this post.

Storybook Alphabet (S1707) is only available during July, 2017.  Full retail price is $27 but you can have this gorgeous set for just $7.50 when accompanied by a $75 order. Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant.

Did you like this title page? I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you click on the underlined link and move on to Doris’ Blog Creative Inspirations , to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.

Happy Scrappin’


Products used on this layout:

S1707 Storybook Alphabet

Z899 Memento Ink

Shin Han Markers – Various colours

Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Pack

Z1979 Journaling Pen