Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Last Chance CTMH Annual Inspirations Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop, we are all sharing our favourite things from the Annual Expressions Catalogue that is just about to finish up at the end of this month!! PANIC STATIONS... Last chance ordering!! Most of these things you won't be able to get after this month!! So many exciting new things are coming but so many things have to go to make room for the new things. Don't worry you can still get them if you are QUICK!

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.

Some of my favourite things that are retiring and that I love are the embossing folders and some of the shimmer trim (pink, blue, teal, bronze and purple). There are new and exciting embossing folders coming in the new catalogue but you need to get all the others before they're gone. There is a section on our websites that show Going Soon Products which is a great place to check out. The new catalogue has lots of new ribbons coming but no new shimmer trim, so hopefully we will get some next year, in the meantime I have been teaching my customers to paint their shimmer trim with watercolour paint. 

The below gift card I made with one of the retiring embossing folders called - Quatrefoil Embossing Folder and my favourite retiring colour "Cotton Candy". A lot of the colours in the Adventure range are changing so many of those colours are retiring to make way for new vibrant colours. 
The card is just a 4x4 square of 12" × 12" White Daisy Cardstock and then a pop up was cut, the 2x4 bit of 12" × 12" Cotton Candy Cardstock was embossed and then stuck on the front. I stuck the flowers on the top of the embossed card with 3-D Foam TapeI painted with Watercolor Paints and Waterbrush—Small Round and Waterbrush—Medium Round

The next card I made to show the beauty of the Circle Diffuser and the Scallop Embossing FolderI demonstrated this at our recent retreat and everyone was rather impressed. I finished it off with some White & Gold Ribbon, a sentiment from Fairytale Birthday and some 12" × 12" Pacifica Cardstock. I used Memory Book Mini Glue Dots™ to adhere the ribbon to the white daisy cardstock. 

At the retreat I also showed everyone some ideas using thin cuts (as per the first card) and the below little card was a favourite with Ornate Blossoms & Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts coloured with ShinHan Markers (Thin Cuts aren't retiring for 1 more month). I finished my card off with retiring Shimmer trim x2. Every card or project needs BLING and Shimmer trim is the perfect accompaniment to any project!! The blue has unfortunately already retired but the Teal Shimmer Trim is still available until the end of this month. After telling everyone at the retreat that my favourite SHIMMER TRIM IS RETIRING (Nooooooooo!!!)... I did show them how to paint white shimmer trim with watercolour paints to get matching colours, but its more fiddly than just grabbing it and sticking it on!  

This month is the LAST MONTH OF the Annual Expressions Catalogue. Go to mwebsite or your consultants website to see all the exciting products available BEFORE THEY'RE GONE FOREVER!! (yes I'm still being dramatic - I don't want anyone to miss out!!!). 

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 Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings.
  Come back to see me again soon.


  1. I'll miss those embossing folders too! Pretty cards Vandra

    1. Thanks Shaunna, I love embossing folders... I'm looking forward to the new embossing folders too!

  2. Love how you showed the different colouring options for the stamped images. Great cards.

    1. Thanks Doris, I like to show people lots of ideas.

  3. Great cards, I especially love the CAS look of the second one!

  4. Your cards are all so pretty. I think I like the shimmer trim best!