Monday, 20 February 2017

With Complements

This week at Heart2Heart Challenges the theme is "complements".  These little packages of goodness are offered with every paper collection, but are versatile enough to use with all your projects.

I pulled out the baby boy complements and paired with Whimsy fundamental paper and glacier cardstock.

"Bundle of" is a vellum piece that I backed with glacier cardstock and then popped up with foam tape.

The "joy" silver glitter paired great with the silver glitter heart.  Inside is stamped, Hello Sweet Baby in slate ink,

So pull out your complements and join us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges  this week.  Simply click on the link and add your project.


Monday, 13 February 2017

Getting buggy with AHSC

I'm getting buggy this week for the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  The actual name of the paper collection is Dreamin' Big, but I'm sure I'll refer to it as the bug paper collection.

This collection has such great patterns and colours.  I'm sure I'll use it over and over again.

The coordinating complements and embellishments are just as cute.

I've used the cute bug pattern and two of the picture my life cards, cut down to size.  The black chevron background is also one of the patterns included in this package.

I have been using the Artistry cricut collection on another project and came across this great banner cut.  The sentiment is stamped in black ink and is from a retired stamp set.

I also used the juniper coloured sequins from the collection, with bitty sparkles on the inside.  To finish it off, I used the clear shimmer brush on the flowers.

I hope you'll join us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Simply click on the link to add your project.



Monday, 6 February 2017

Hello Lovely

As soon as the new Seasonal Expressions I was released, I fell in love with Hello Lovely.  This is a beautiful paper collection perfect for all your papercrafting, and is featured this week at Heart2Heart Challenges.

I decided to use one of the Picture My Life pieces for my card.  The 4 x 6 panel is cut down to 3 3/4 x 5, popped up with foam tape onto a sorbet cardstock background.
I dressed up the basic card with new blush shimmer ribbon and gold glitter gems.  To make the flowers glitter even more I painted with the new gold shimmer brush.

The inside is stamped with Mr. & Mrs. from the Hello Lovely - Cardmaking stamp set.

Please join us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges and share your Hello Lovely project.  Simply follow the link to join.



Monday, 30 January 2017

Flowers with Atlantic Hearts

I'm in love with Michelle's sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I followed the sketch to the letter - even including flowers.

I can't get enough of the January stamp of the month, Adore You.  The little flowers were stamped 12 times, coloured with Shin Han markers and then fussy cut.

I adhered each flower individually, and highlighted with a bitty sparkle dot in the centre.

The twine is from my stash retired from CTMH.  The sentiment is also from Adore You.  This is a set you are going to use over and over again.  Get it before it's gone!!!

I hope you'll join us this week at - simply follow the link to add your projects.



Monday, 23 January 2017

Round & Round

The theme this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is "round and round".  I decided to use the new paper collection, Some Kinda Wonderful for all the circles on one of the patterned papers.

 For my thank you card I used two of the patterns from the collection, the circle and the black droplet patterns.  I backed both onto raspberry cardstock and then onto the white card base.

The sentiment is from In Bloom with the shape cut with thinlets from Hello Lovely Cardmaking set.

I also used the cute black dots from the new black & white dots embellishment.   To finish off I cut a couple strips of the black shimmer trim.

I'd love to see your project at Heart 2 Heart Challenges - simply click on the link to add your artwork.



Monday, 16 January 2017

In Bloom with AHSC

It's sketch challenge time with Atlantic Hearts.  I have been working with the new paper collection, Sugar Rush.  This collection has grown on me with the great patterned papers, complements and embellishments.
Ta Dah!!!  I wanted my image from In Bloom stamp set to be the focus for my card, so I kept everything muted.  I added a pop of colour backing the block with crystal blue cardstock, keeping the embellishments similar to highlight the colouring.

To show how versatile this stamp set is, I kept going....

This time I used one of the Picture My Life cards, cutting down to size.  The image this time is backed with tangerine cardstock.  I used coral shimmer trim, and again the glimmer gems from Sugar Rush.

But wait, there's more...  This time I used the glacier coloured cardstock and red shimmer trim and backed the image with cranberry cardstock.  The glitter gems are again from Sugar Rush.

So, don't overlook the smaller stamp sets as one dimensional - they are truly very versatile.  Now get our your colouring tools and get to creating.



Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Sugar Rush

I'm thrilled to participate in my first blog hop with Team Brae'er.  We're featuring one of the new paper collections, Sugar Rush.  If you've come here from Heather's Paper Playroom you're on the right path.  The hop is a circle so enjoy checking out everyone's Sugar Rush projects.

The twist and flip card is so much fun to make and provides a big surprise when opened.

Different colour sparkled donuts are so cute on this patterned paper.  I backed it with pomegranate and seaglass cardstock.

I used the coordinating glitter gems and washi tape to finish of the front.

Cute confetti and word sentiment patterned papers backed with the pomegranate cardstock were used on the inside flip out portion of the card.

"Birthday" is cut from the Flower Market cricut collection from the seaglass glitter paper.

This is the working part of the card - each piece folds into each other to lay flat for mailing.

The card finished is a standard A2 and fits perfectly in the envelope.

Enjoy the hop and move on to  Brae Montgomery


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.