Friday, 15 March 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #334 Choose at Least 3 - Lilac, Sweet Leaf, Peach, Lagoon, Almond, Gold

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #334 . Lilac, Sweet Leaf, Peach, Lagoon, Almond, Gold = Choose at least 3 Colors - Browns and White are Free.
You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #334 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.
SO THIS CHALLENGE ONLY BROWN & WHITE are free to use. 

I Chose Lagoon, Peach and Gold (plus white). To make this card I pulled out all my older style complements and grabbed all the peach and gold and lagoon stickers that I could find. Plus an offcut of the Gold Glitter paper. I stamped the Thanks in Lagoon ink on the top of the Peach complement. Thanks is from the I Heart Us—Cardmaking stamp set. The Peach coloured sequins are from the older Coral Sequins. 

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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 #334 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. Check out my other I heart us blog hop post for more inspiration. 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

So Much Happy Australasian blog Hop




Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the most prettily decorative paper suite Workshops Your Way® So Much Happy Scrapbooking Kit  matching complements, kits, matching stamp sets, which are featured this month. 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.

Workshops Your Way® So Much Happy Scrapbooking Kit
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Product Description

Kit contents:
1 – So Much Happy Paper Packet (X7241B)
1 – So Much Happy Complements (X7241C)
5 – cardstock sheets (1 Clover, 1 Sapphire, 3 White Daisy)
1 – So Much Happy Puffy Stickers (Z4254)
1 – So Much Happy Washi Tape (Z4271)
4 – Memory Protectors™ Top Load
photo placeholders
printed instructions

Workshops Your Way® Choose to Shine Cardmaking Kit 
A kit that is available also in this So Much Happy theme, called Workshops Your Way® Choose to Shine Cardmaking Kit, with this exclusive B sized stamp set. I Loved this sentiment "Just a note to brighten your day and chase the clouds away". Its such a perfect sentiment for someone that's sad, unwell or dealing with stressful situations or just because.  
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I made this card using below using that sentiment with the yellow paper backing. Sapphire Cardstock cut with the Thin Cuts—Decorative Borders "cloud" which coordinates the stamp set really well. A strip of the coloured flowers at the bottom finished off the paper. I edged all but the yellow paper with black ink. 

Stamping was Clover ink for the stems of the flowers. Peach ink for the flowers, Candy Apple for the hearts and centres of the flowers, completed this card off. 

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Remember this great set Workshops Your Way® So Much Happy Scrapbooking  
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 Megan - Crop Craft Create 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, 1 March 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #332 Mood Board - St Patrick's Day Colors

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #332 . This is a Mood Board with the St Patrick's Day Colours. All Neutrals are Free to Use. 

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #332 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.

My card was made using the yellow lines from the
I Heart Us Paper Packet
with Clover Cardstock (It even has the right name for St Patrick's Day!) 

Then I got a white part over the top and stamped on it with Black Ink and an old Alphabet stamp set. with YOU cut from the Thin Cuts—Block Alphabet  with paper from the Something Fierce Paper & Cardstock Bundle (limited time bundled together). Then I hand wrote the words "to know" with Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen

I hand cut out the pot with black card stock and some yellow strip scraps for the pile of gold and the opening of the pot. Then i stamped on them in yellow ink with the inside of the flower from the I Heart Us—Cardmaking stamp set (pictured below) to make it look like coins. This card is perfect thank you to give to a friend or person you know so that you can show them how much you care. 

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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 #332 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. Check out my other I heart us blog hop post for more inspiration. 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, 15 February 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #330 TicTacToe Color Palette using CTMH "I Heart Us"

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #330 TicTacToe Color Palette using CTMH "I Heart Us" Select Row, Column or Diagonal - Add Additional Colors if Wanted. All Neutrals are Free to Use. 

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #330 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.

Today is my birthday so I wanted to make a birthday card - My card box is running low on Birthday cards as they're the ones I use most of all. The simple easy to replicate card I made (shown below) uses ALL the colours on the tic tac toe board with my favourite paper from the Workshops Your Way® I Heart Us Scrapbooking Kit - the Rainbow stripes and the zip strip with all the colours in an arrow shape. Then I cut a retired Thin Cut Happy Birthday in Black Cardstock and finished it off with some black gems from Black & White Dots pack. 

I used Tombow® Permanent Adhesive for the paper and Bonding Memories™ Dual Action Glue Pen for the Happy Birthday thin cut. 

I also made some cards using this paper set for the Australiasian Blog Hop that went live this morning too. See that link to follow that hop HERE.

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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 #330 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment. Check out my other I heart us blog hop post for more inspiration. 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

I Heart Us 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® I Heart Us Scrapbooking Kit matching complements, kits, stamp sets and twine, which is featured this month. 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.

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Product Description
Kit contents:
1 – I Heart Us Paper Packet (X7242B)
1 – I Heart Us Complements (X7242C)
5 — cardstock sheets (1 Canary, 1 Lagoon, 1 Mint, 2 White Daisy)
1 – I Heart Us Sequins (Z4270)
1 – Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809)
4 – Memory Protectors™ Top Load
photo placeholders
printed instructions
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First thing I did was lay out all the beautiful bright colours and papers and complements and that stunning pre-printed paper and marvelled at how fun and colourful it all is. The sentiments are lovely and uplifting and would suit photo albums or cards for families, friends, children, loved ones, significant others and a whole myriad of fantastic positive uplifting content. 

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I have been making cards up for my monthly card club. This one below is a sneek peek from the club kits that go out this week. The people involved in my card club get all the pieces to put together 4 cards and 2 gift cards (3x3 size). The below card uses the black and white hearts, with black cardstock backing, the rainbow paper (my favourite paper) and pixie cut flowers from the Cricut® Flower Market Digital Collection and the stamp set I Heart Us—Cardmaking is for the Thanks.

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The next card I made would be great for Valentines Day (I handed it to my husband and then took it back for Valentines day - I'd already given him a card). I used the scraps from my last card to add the background rainbows. Then I cut the 3x4 inch You are so Wonderful to me card from the pre-printed paper on the paper pack. I added a black piece of cardstock 3 1/8 x4 1/8 inches behind the cardstock. Then I put that up on 3D foam tape and put a bit of Gold Shimmer paper at 3.5 x 4.5 inches. The bluebird heart is a chipboard style piece of complements. I inked the outside of the heart with Bluebird ink and used a small bit of 3D foam tape to have the edge of the heart at the same height as the main part. 

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I also did a birthday card cause today is my BIRTHDAY!! YAY!! Valentines day and my birthday within two days always gives lots of excuses for cards. That card is going to be posted today on my blog too, come back later to see that post and my easy to make Happy Birthday Card using this lovely rainbow papers. 

Remember this great set Workshops Your Way® I Heart Us 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 Lauren Moore 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, 1 February 2019

Heartfelt Sentiments S1902 CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop



Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. A group of us have been creating with the "Heartfelt Sentiments—February Stamp of the Month" Stamp set. 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. 

Today I would like to share with you my projects which feature the Heartfelt Sentiments—February Stamp of  the Month available exclusively throughout February 2019 for $29.50 or for just $8.25 when you spend $82.50. 
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I decided to use the cute little flowers of this stamp set to create a little border for my card. I stamped them in black ink and then coloured with mint shimmer brush.

I stamped the ribbon in Mint and the title in the black ink and cut it out and took the edges off it so I could add it to the card. 

I added the ribbon sentiment with 3D foam tape. I added the light pink cardstock at the top and the striped pink paper from the Something Fierce Paper pack at the bottom. 

When I put the plain pink cardstock it was a little flat, so I decided to add a little texture with the tiny dots on this stamp set. 
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The photo is a little light so its hard to see. I took a close up to see if you could see the Mint Shimmer Brush. 

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The colours I chose where for this weeks Colour Dare Challenge which is a mood board as below. The pinks, reds and aqua style colours. Mood Board - Valentine's Day Colors - Color Dare #328. Mine are a more subtle version of the mood board.
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 Remember this great stamp set Heartfelt Sentiments—February Stamp of the Month is only available throughout February from my website or from 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 Lauren Moore 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