Sunday, 15 January 2017

Sugar Rush CTMH Australasian Blog Hop Live


Happy New Year and new Seasonal Expressions Catalogue. Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called Workshops Your Way® Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Kit.

If you have arrived here from Wendy Hopper then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.

We are all creating with the Workshops Your Way® Sugar Rush Scrapbooking KitThis kit is featured by Close to My Heart in January and is available until the end of the current Seasonal Expressions Ideas Book.

Product Description

Kit contents:
1 – Sugar Rush Paper Packet (X7215B)
1 – Sugar Rush Complements (X7215C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Whisper, 3 White Daisy) 
1 – Sugar Rush Dots (Z3310)
1 – Sugar Rush Washi Pack (Z3311)
Also available is Sugar Rush Coordinating Cardstock to match the workshop your way pack. 

I made the pages from the workshop (Instructions are available on my website www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au or your consultants website). I really love this set of papers because while I'm not a sweet-tooth, I love how the complements and coordinating stamp sets talks about "how sweet you are" or "sprinkled with love" or "you're the sweetest". I think this is such a cute way for photos of loved ones or children or special friends or just about anyone!


This is my sneak peak (above) and the Close to My Heart page version (below). 

The pages are really lovely and I have so much paper and complements left over. I also made the cards on the Workshops your Way samples. Below is the photo from Close to My Heart showing the cutest cards.  


To make these cards you need the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle
This is such a "sweet" stamp set and coordinating thin cuts bundle. I love the quotes and donuts.  
My ideas today to show you are very simple variations of the cards from the kit. Mostly the variations were super simple. Just by turning over the paper and adding different adhesive, from Tombow® Permanent Adhesive3-D Foam TapeThin and 3-D Foam Tape.





Remember Workshops Your Way® Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Kit is only available for a limited time so make sure you get it soon, so you don't miss out! Go to my website www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au or your consultants website and order today. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects, I hope you get inspired for this new year. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Shaunna Richards 
Passionate About Pages.



Thursday, 15 December 2016

Oh Deer! CTMH Australasian Blog Hop December 2016

Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called Workshops Your Way™ Oh Deer! Scrapbooking Kit.


If you have arrived here from Georgia O’Shea - Georgia Creates
then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
We are all creating with the Workshops Your Way™ Oh Deer! Scrapbooking Kit.This kit is featured by Close to My Heart in December and is until the end of the current Holiday Expressions Ideas Book (ends THIS MONTH - December 2016). Two weeks left HURRY!

Product Description

Kit contents:

1 – Oh Deer! Paper Packet (X7214B)
1 – Oh Deer! Complements (X7214C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Ruby, 1 Whisper, 2 White Daisy)
1 – Oh Deer! Assortment (Z4011)
1 – White & Gold Twine(Z4014)

The gorgeous Oh Deer! paper complements so nicely with the Woodland Wishes Thin Cuts Bundle. I think the reindeer in this set is the absolute cutest for Christmas! 
I started by cutting out the thin cut reindeers, doubled over and I got 4 cuts from 2 turns through my Big Shot machine. I cut out using 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock and got out my 5 1/2" × 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack.
I stamped the reindeer with Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and cut a 2.25 inch x 5.5 inch strip of Oh Deer! paper and the Zip strip from it (brown spots). I adhered them to the white card with Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive.
I used White Twine to thread the cute little jingle bells that I got from a $2 shop and wrapped it around the reindeers necks a few times and tied it in a bow cutting off the excess. I added 3-D Foam Tape to add dimension and stuck on my reindeer's. 

The next card I reversed the rotation so I cut my Oh Deer! paper shorter. I used one of the dark blue coloured jingle bells I had with the White Twine again (I wished I had the White & Gold Twine from the Oh Deer! set because its beautiful). I used Silver Shimmer Trim to edge it. 
I wanted to match the jingle bell as closely as I could with inks and the Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad was a bit too dark so I did a second generation stamping to lighten it up a bit. 


I also added the 3D foam tape to add dimension. 

I want to use this blog as an opportunity to wish all my customers, friends and anyone hopping through this blog a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. 

My mum asked me this week to make her a Hanukkah card for her Jewish friend, Close to My Heart do sell Hanukkah stamp sets but I've never had an occasion to purchase them. So I used stamps and papers I already had to make her a card too. So HAPPY HANUKKAH if that is your tradition. 



Remember Workshops Your Way™ Oh Deer! Scrapbooking Kit is only available for a limited time so make sure you get it soon, so you don't miss out! Go to my website www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au or your consultants website and order today. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects, I hope you get inspired. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is  
Doris Taylor - Creative Inspirations.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

City Sidewalks CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called Workshops Your Way™ City Sidewalks Scrapbooking Kit.
If you have arrived here from 
then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.

We are all creating with the Workshops Your Way™ City Sidewalks Scrapbooking Kit.This kit is featured by Close to My Heart in November and is until the end of the current Holiday Expressions Ideas Book (end of December 2016). 
Kit contents:
1 – City Sidewalks Paper Packet (X7213B)
1 – City Sidewalks Complements (X7213C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Lagoon, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Red Enamel Gems (Z3090)
1 – City Sidewalks Washi Pack (Z4013)
These two cards were made by my Mum (Anne-Marie) at our latest workshop day using scraps of City Sidewalks paper and complements. I thought her cards were great so asked if I could use them this month for my samples. 
This card was made on 5 1/2" × 4 1/4" Colonial White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack it has scraps of the paper as well as Red Shimmer TrimRed Enamel Gems with a Red Glitter Paper cricut cut title. 
 12" × 12" Sea Glass Cardstock backing paper with the PML card (stripes) and scrap blue cardstock with a Merry Christmas Stamped title. The Silver glitter paper complements look amazing of the City Sidewalks Complements!
Remember Workshops Your Way™ City Sidewalks Scrapbooking Kit is only available for a limited time so make sure you get it soon, so you don't miss out! Go to my website www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au or your consultants website and order today. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects, I hope you get inspired. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

New Year's Cheer November SOTM Australasian Blog Hop



Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with "New Year's Cheer—November Stamp of the MonthStamp set. If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor Creative Inspirtions then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started. 

Today I would like to share with you my project which features the New Year's Cheer—November Stamp of the Month available exclusively throughout November 2016 for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75. 


I made the following invitation using the New Year's Cheer—November Stamp of the MonthI didn't take any progress photos this time. I made a stand up invitation card that can fit in our CTMH standard 4.25 x 5.5 sized envelopes when flat. I thought guests could have it standing up on their mantle or hall table or something to remind them of when the party is going to be held. 


I started with a 9.5 x 4 inch piece of White Daisy Cardstock
. Then I folded it in half and then scored it at 2 inches from the centre on one side and folded that too. 


I covered the front of the card/invite with Gold Foil Vellum paper from the Rustic Home Fundamentals paper pack {It was a bit hard to photograph the shiny paper}. The piece was a little long so I cut it 3/4 inches wide stripe and placed it along the bottom section. 

I stamped the stipped banner stamp with Black Memento™ Ink Pad and fussy cut it out with my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors. Then I added a scrap piece of Black CardstockI did the same with the Invitation section with free-hand fussy cutting. 

To add the banner I used 3-D Foam Tape so the fold up section could stand up. I stamped the wine/champagne glasses with Black Memento™ Ink Pad and fussy cut them out with my Non-stick Micro-tip ScissorsThen I stuck them on using my Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive.




Remember this great stamp set  New Year's Cheer—November Stamp of the Month is only available throughout November from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project, I hope you get inspired to have a party!! I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Nelliebligh.




Come back to see me again soon.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Swan Lake CTMH Australian Blog Hop

Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called Workshops Your Way™ Swan Lake Scrapbooking Kit.

If you have arrived here from 
then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.

We are all creating with the Workshops Your Way™ Swan Lake Scrapbooking Kit.This kit is featured by Close to My Heart in October and is until the end of the current Holiday Expressions Ideas Book. Its a beautiful set that features black swans which is perfect for Western Australian photos because the black swan is the emblem of WA. 

Kit contents:

1 – Swan Lake Paper Packet (X7212B)
1 – Swan Lake Complements (X7212C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Peacock, 2 Whisper, 1 White Daisy) Swan Lake Coordinating Cardstock
1 – Grey Enamel Gems (Z3089)
1 – Black Shimmer Ribbon (Z4012)

I used the Swan Lake kit at our Consultant Scrapbook Camp and made ALL the pages and cards. Then I made lots and lots of things with the offcuts AND I still have LOTS of paper left over!!


As I usually do with the Workshops Your Way card templates I turn the paper over to create a different look just with turning it over. I also used black swans on the alternate cards. Thankful for You Thin Cuts Bundle is the stamp set and thin cuts that are used with this workshop your way cards.
These are the cards that I made below, using the thin cuts and the inks suggested in the kit.


After I had made the Swan Lake Cards and pages. I used the scraps to make lots more cards.

 The above window card is one of my favourites, (I made one for my upline for her birthday and one for myself as a sample). I used the 5 1/2" × 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack
white card as a base and cut a hole in the base. I stamped the cute little girl from the True Love 
stamp set (that is the Operation Smile Fundraising stamp set) and coloured her in using shinhan markers. I cut a White Daisy Cardstock frame for the windows and then attached it using 3-D Foam Tape to make the window stick up.


 After I did the window card, I cut out lots of swans and all the bits from the set, using the thin cuts and made cards with them. This is a great set for Thank you cards and I made lots of them and gave them out. These below cards are all made at 4x4 inches of white daisy cardstock (4x8 folded in half).



Remember Workshops Your Way™ Swan Lake Scrapbooking Kit is only available for a limited time so make sure you get it soon, so you don't miss out! Go to my website www.vandra.ctmh.com.au or your consultants website and order today. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project, I hope you get inspired. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Shaunna Richards Passionate About Pages.