Thursday, 16 February 2017

Hello Lovely Happy Birthday

At my weekly cardmaking class at an adult learning centre they requested some cards that don't have any stamping because some of them have the shakes. 
I racked my brains to come up with something to suit their requirements that didn't have stamping. 

Last week I showed them the cards I had made for previous blogs (see links to them below). 

The cards they liked had the patchwork style design with the half inch strips. So using those as inspiration and also inspired by my friend and sister consultant Laura Beacham who used half inch strips to cover a thin cut heart. Today, I made a card with my Hello lovely half inch scraps and Fern cardstock to thin cut the heart and border and the Happy birthday thin cut in Fern cardstock. 

I stuck the thin heart border and the Happy birthday with the bonding memories Glue Pen. 

Card all made with no stamping. I was very happy with the way it looked. Simple and fun to create and duplicate. 




Items Used:
5 1/2" × 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack
Workshops Your Way® Hello Lovely Scrapbooking Kit (or Hello Lovely Paper Packet)
Hello Lovely Coordinating Cardstock (or 12" × 12" Fern Cardstock)
Thin Cuts—Hearts
Thin Cuts—Happy Birthday
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
Bonding Memories™ Glue Pen
Tombow® Permanent Adhesive


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Hello Lovely CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called Workshops Your Way® Hello Lovely Scrapbooking Kit.



If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations 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® Hello Lovely 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 – Hello Lovely paper packet (X7216B)
1 – Hello Lovely Complements (X7216C)
4 – cardstock sheets (4 White Daisy)
1 – gold glitter gems (Z3312)
1 – blush shimmer ribbon (Z3313)


There is instructions on your consultants website or on my website www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au
You find the instructions in the Shop section with the Workshop Your Way packs. 

I did the pages and a few other pages and then the below page I used the template in the kit but used different backing page and I used the Colour of the Year Sea Glass cardstock. 

The pages don't look very fancy at the moment without photos. 


I also made lots of cards using Hello Lovely. The other cards can be seen on previous blogs I've already done. Check those out for more Hello Lovely ideas. 


I also did this basic card for my husband for Valentines day with some love heart shaped chocolates. He is a chocoholic so he LOVED it :) 



Remember Workshops Your Way® Hello Lovely 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 
Creating with Kara Davies.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Easter Bunny S1702 CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the "Easter Bunny—February Stamp of the MonthStamp set. If you have arrived here from Wendy Hopper ...Expressions of the heart 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 Easter Bunny—February Stamp of the Month available exclusively throughout February 2017 for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75. 

This is the CUTEST little stamps set so I KNOW all the 10 consultants in this blog hop will have an amazing selection of ideas for us. Make sure you check everyone out and come right back to here. 


I started by stamping the littlest bunny with Black Memento™ Ink 
The one on the right is straight black and the one on the left is second generation inked for that lighter grey colour. I like using Memento because you can colour with markers or use watercolour paints without the black ink running. 

The first two cards in my series are slight modifications from instructions consultants were given at our Sneak Peak events last year. Contact your consultant if you'd like the instructions. The are very simple. 

1 patterned piece 5.5 x 4.25 inches
1 piece 1.5 inches wide to place on the bottom (I split mine into 2 x 0.75 inch parts and on the second card I used the zip strips which are 0.5 inches wide)
2.5 x 4.25 inches of White Daisy Cardstock






I drew around the Somebunny Wishes You banner with Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling PenThen coloured in flowers and bunny with my ShinHan Markers. ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Pastel Green Marker to match the green in the paper as closely as I could. Don't look at my colouring in too closely - It was late the night I made these so I could probably do a lot better with more sleep :)



I had lots of scraps from a card I'd made with zip strips and half inch strips like a patchwork quilt (see other blog post on Hello Lovely). So the next card I made was the card below with the half inch strips on a white small section of card (the bit under the bunny). 

With the scraps I had from the Workshops Your Way® Hello Lovely Scrapbooking Kit 
the other card I added the strips to the corner as well and added Gold Foil Tape
along the edge (the photo looks silver but is actually gold). 

I stamped the bunny and flowers and title in Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
and used a grey pencil to colour in the top of the bunny. 


Remember this great stamp set Easter Bunny—February Stamp of the Month is only available throughout February from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant. Also the Workshops Your Way® Hello Lovely Scrapbooking Kit 
is only available until the end of the current Seasonal Expressions Catalogue so is only available until the end of April. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects. 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 Chris Woodward.







Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Adore You S1701 Stamp of the Month January 2017

Today I would like to share with you my projects which features the Adore You S1701 January Stamp of the Month available exclusively throughout January 2017 for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75. 
I had a lot of fun making this scrap card - like a patchwork quilt. All the scraps from the Workshops Your Way® Hello Lovely Scrapbooking Kit.

white card and Zip Strips and half inch strips from the scraps. 


Stamped the heart with Black Memento™ Ink Pad and then second generation stamped the lighter one and coloured it slightly lighter colours with my ShinHan Markers. I ended up using the slighter one for my card. 







After the complex patchwork card I made a super simple elegant thank you card using the PML card and a strip of scrap under the white rectangle. Stamped with Black Memento™ Ink Pad and coloured with ShinHan Markers. I love how pretty it looks and how simple it is. 



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.