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

Friday, 18 January 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #326 Black White and splash of colour

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #326 is All the colours of our Oh What Fun Paper Pack. 

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #326 and add your entry. 


Our Color Challenge this week is to use Only "Black and White" with no additional neutrals; however, you get to choose "A Splash of One Accent Color".  Most importantly - have fun! 

I put a black base, with white heart embossed paper down the centre. I stamped Happy Birthday with 
Bluebird Inks™ Stamp. Lined the white title with black cardstock and then stuck that on Thin 3-D Foam Tape. The Happy Birthday is from Card Captions—January Stamp of the Month A fabulous stamp set for cardmakers. 

Then I backed it with Bluebird Cardstock. The Flower with thin cut from the Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts Then I added that on with 3-D Foam Tape
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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 #326 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

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Colour Dare Challenge #324 - TicTacToe with Oh What Fun

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This week's challenge Colour Dare #324 is All the colours of our Oh What Fun Paper Pack. 

You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #324 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 below is a simple card I made using all scraps of Oh What Fun paper. Plus a white cut out using the Thin Cuts—Decorative BordersI really love the note paper border, it looks like real torn off notepaper. The "Just a Note" title is from this months Stamp of the Month called Card Captions—January Stamp of the Month A fabulous stamp set for cardmakers. 


NB: The scraps were left from my Card and Scrapbooking Club cards & Pages. If you live in Australia and would like to join a club (facebook based) where you pay a fee each month and get sent out via snail mail, a kit of 4 standard cards and 2 gift cards, please contact me or go to my Facebook business page Vandra Stenton Close to My Heart Consultant. 


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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 #324 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 Oh What Fun 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

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Oh What Fun CTMH Australasian Blog Hop



Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the most lovely paper suite Workshops Your Way® Oh What Fun Scrapbooking Kit matching complements, kits, stamp sets and twine, which is featured this month. If you have arrived here from Maz Wood 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® Oh What Fun Scrapbooking Kit

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Product Description

Kit contents:1 – Oh What Fun Paper Packet (X7238B)
1 – Oh What Fun Complements(X7238C)
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Clover, 2 Lagoon, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Oh What Fun Felt Shapes (Z4228)
1 – Raspberry Baker's Twine (Z4216)
photo placeholders
printed instructions


Use the materials in this kit to create three coordinating scrapbook layouts. (Instructions also found on your consultants website and on my website here.)


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I love these Oh What Fun Felt Shapes and I wanted to do something special with them. I still had some 'Tis the Season Snowflakes left from last month and have seen a number of decorations being made with them. So I collected my ingredients from Workshops Your Way® Oh What Fun Scrapbooking Kit ... the Felt shapes, the Snowflakes, Raspberry Baker's Twine and some Clover Cardstock cut with Thin Cuts—Stitched Circles

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I cut the clover circles with the light side up because I wanted the dark green to show through the holes in the snowflakes. From the back they'll also look neat with the stitched ring on the light side. I stuck the Raspberry bakers twine to the 3D foam adhesive. Put a bit extra Tombow® Permanent Adhesive to make sure they stuck to the ribbon and the circles.

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So quick and easy to put together as the felt are stickers so they just stuck onto the front of the snowflakes with the dark green clover cardstock cirlces showing through the holes and the larges 4 felt shapes. So cute. So easy and they look great on our Christmas Tree (although I may use them as gifts on cards but I'm not sure yet). 

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Best part is that I've still got 4 small felt shapes to use on other projects. 

Remember this great set Workshops Your Way® Oh What Fun Scrapbooking Kit and associated things will be only available while stocks last with this seasonal catalogue which finishes at the end of December (if not sold out beforehand) TWO WEEKS!!! So DON'T MISS OUT!!! 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 Shaunna Richards: Passionate About Pages. 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, 7 December 2018

Colour Dare Challenge #322 Bold and Bright

 For those of you who are looking for open Challenges in December and you need to make a card for a special occasion (birthday, wedding, anniversary, thank you and/or holiday card (if you still need one) etc … this is the Challenge for you! 

You decide whether your project and will fit into one of these two colorchallenges: "Bold and Bright" or "Soft and Pastel" … these challenges will be open until December 30th.  So have some fun with our "Anything Goes" theme.  I was part of Bold and Bright so I made a Santa. 


Neutrals: White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use. 
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For my Secret Santa Present for our ladies craft day I made some shaker cards and this cute 3D Santa from the Cricut® Season of Joy Digital Collection 

Using Candy Apple CardstockBlack and White daisy cardstock.


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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 #322 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