Friday, 24 May 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #344 Memorial Day Inspiration

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #344

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #344 and add your entry. 

Inspiration Photo - Memorial Day. Use only the colours in the photo to create your artwork. You are free to use Black, White and Browns.

I pulled out some older fundamentals paper and created two similar cards just varying the size of the pieces. Plus some thin ribbon and black twine. Then to finish them off I added 3 white dots from the 
Black & White Dots on both cards. 

Quick simple cards that look bright and happy. I thought they would be happy mail for someone. 

I photographed them on the blanket that I was wrapped in cause it was cold :) We are heading into colder weather in Western Australia. 

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #344 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE


Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Sweet Girl Australasian CTMH Blog Hop



Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the most prettily decorative paper suite Workshops Your Way® Sweet Girl Scrapbooking Kit matching complements, kits, matching stamp sets, which are featured this month. If you have arrived here from Shaunna Richards - Passionate About Pages 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.


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Workshops Your Way® Sweet Girl Scrapbooking Kit

Product Description

Kit contents:
1 – Sweet Girl Paper Packet (X7246B)
4 — cardstock sheets (2 Ballerina, 1 Heather, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Sweet Girl Complements (X7246C)
1 – Sapphire Crochet Thread (Z4058)
photo placeholders
printed instructions
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This is the pack we were given at our 2019 Convention in March so I got to play with it there. We were given a set of instructions and I made my pages almost to the instructions. But I cut out the inside of the papers to save some (as it was new to me and I didn't have my orders arriving yet so wanted to make the new paper last as long as possible). 

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Then I laid out the photos I wanted to put on the pages and I had WAY too many photos to put onto the page. Come in my favourite addition to page making the humble 4x6 flip flap. These come in both vertical and horizontal within the pack (see here to open link to what I'm talking about Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™ 4" × 6"). They also come in a variety of other sizes = 3x4, 5x7, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and 6x12.

Flip flaps get put onto the page protector so they have to be placed once the page is inside the protector. I prefer the Memory Protectors™ Side Loading sleeves.  Usually I photograph my pages without the memory protectors as having them on does make it very hard to photograph flip flaps with reflections and such. I haven't done a great job below as its hard to hold the page open, not get reflection off the covers and show the display. I've done the best I could without showing a video. 

This photo below is showing how I laid out the photos stacked on top of each other. 
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 The photo Below this is how the finished page looks when its in the page protectors and flip flaps. Obviously the top photos are the best photos and the additional photos are underneath. I could have cropped the photos but its a scenic mountain we visited in Queensland so I didn't want to crop too much or I would have lost the grandeur of the scenery. But the photos weren't that great so I was happy to hide them as my family are the central theme of the photos. 

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The below photo is taken with the flip flaps open. You can't see all the pictures I have on this layout because one flip flap is covering another but its just for the general idea. 8 photos in total fit on this page. 
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Close up of the super cute complements and the different signs to the ones we have in WA. No Koala's crossing in WA. 
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The below photo is the left hand side page with the favourite photos on top with a vertical and horizontal flip flap. this shows 7 photos on this page. 

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Really happy with how these turned out. While the paper is sort of girly and babyish, travel and holiday photos also suited quite well this gorgeous soft paper pack. I really enjoyed working with Sweet Girl and will miss it when its gone. Get your hands on it quickly because we only have a limited time with it. The complements and titles are my favourite. 

NB: When we got this paper pack at convention the White Alphabet Foam Stickers lettering wasn't available so I haven't got back to putting a title on it yet. I can't wait to get hold of that white foam lettering because I've seen the fabulous titles made with them. See below for a few artworks from Close to My Heart showing the cool title stickers. 
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Remember this great set Workshops Your Way® Sweet Girl Scrapbooking Kit and associated things will be only available while stocks last with this catalogue. Go to my website or to your Close to My Heart Consultant. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project ideas. I'm really interested to hear what you think about them, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is  I hope you leave a lovely comment on all the blog posts and come back around to mine. See you again soon.

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia

Friday, 10 May 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #342 Sweet Girl Colour Palette

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #342
You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #342 and add your entry. 

TicTacToe "Sweet Girl" Color Palette 

Black & White Free - No Extra Neutrals


My Daughters school were having a Mothers Day stall this week and I made a bunch of 3x3 sized cards in this weeks colours in the middle line. Mink, Sapphire & Ballerina. I grabbed mink card stock and the ballerina dots and plaid/gingham scraps I had from some older paper packs including Mixed in Papers from the last catalogue. The Sapphire crosses were from that Mixed in papers too. I used ink from Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ and Mink Exclusive Inks™ for edges and stamping and some light Ballerina Exclusive Inks™ stamping of flowers on some of the cards in the white daisy sections of the card (You'll have to look closely to see them). Then used the grey twine called Whisper Thick Twine  (in the clearance section) and the NEW Sapphire Crochet Thread

The titles are from a bunch of older stamp sets - I grabbed out a few and used them over and over in different ways. 

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #342 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia


Friday, 26 April 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #340 - Lagoon, Sapphire, Ballerina, Smoothie, Candy Apple, Silver at least three




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This week's challenge Colour Dare #340
You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #340 and add your entry. 
Guidelines on Neutrals:  Black, White, and Gray are free to use. 


The colours in this challenge are quite similar to the colours in the So Much Happy Paper Packet (excluding a few colours like lemon, clover and mint). 


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The So Much Happy Paper Pack is where I got the Lagoon check paper, the sapphire and lagoon zip strip (with the diamond shapes), and the lagoon/sapphire hearts paper. The Title Celebrate came from the cut apart sheet in the paper pack. I added that on with 3D Foam tape. 


The Silver is Silver Shimmer Trim and then I cut it in half lengthwise for the skinnier strips. I stuck it on my trimmer and cut it in half and then pulled it off the trimmer and stuck it on the card. Then to finish it off I added Silver Glitter Gems.


A simple yet effective sparkle/blingy card. 




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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #340 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE
Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia




Friday, 12 April 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #338 Mood Board - Easter/Spring Colors

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Mood Board - Easter/Spring Colors - Color Dare #338
Any of the Neutrals can be used


This week's challenge Colour Dare #338
You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #338 and add your entry. 

Guidelines on Neutrals:  White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use.  Unless they're listed in the challenge then you need to use them.
  

as inspiration. (see second photo to see the sample card from that kit). This will be one of my card kits for my online card club this month. The card club is called "Vandra's Online Card Club" and its on Facebook - its for Australian people to join and I send out the card kits all pre-stamped and pre-cut. All they need to do is colour in and stick it together. Contact your consultant to see if they have a club you can join and be part of. 


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I LOVE this paper with the floral pattern on it because it can be coloured in any colours you wish. 
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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #338 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au

Friday, 29 March 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #336 TicTacToe Color Palette CTMH "Feels Like Home"

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TicTacToe Color Palette CTMH "Feels Like Home" 
Choose Row, Column or Diagonal + Other Colors if Wanted
Can Use any of the Neutrals

This week's challenge Colour Dare #336
You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #336 and add your entry. 

Guidelines on Neutrals:  White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use.  Unless they're listed in the challenge then you need to use them.
 

To start my card I pulled out the Gorgeous Picture My Life™ Cards—Feels Like Home and played with them for awhile. SO So so many options for great cards with these pre-printed cards. 
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"These are Double-sided pocket cards featuring unique designs, sentiments, and icons". Not all designs shown in above photo. 12 – 4" × 6" pocket cards and 2 – 3" × 4" pocket cards. Lots of these cards have different colours or patterns on the reverse side of them. So many options. This means I will need to get 2 packs of these cards to get all the patterns. On the green floral that I put on my card under the picture my life card "you feel like home to me", the other side is the pink leaves as shown in th ebottom left hand side of the photo (the bit left over. I cut down the 3x4 card to 3x3.75 to fit sideways on the 4x6 green card. After backing the white on Green I used 3D foam tape to raise them up on the striped PML card (This I also cut down from 4x6 to 4x5.25). I stuck the Blue Burlap Ribbon (which is on special at the moment) on with Glue Dots® Mini Dots and then finished it off with Grey Gems.

My photo is a little creamy looking as taken in artificial lighting. 

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Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #336 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE

Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia
www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au