Friday, 15 September 2017

Cats and Bats and Falling For You CTMH Australasian Blog Hop


Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured packs...yes you read that correctly there are TWO packs this month. We are focusing on Workshops Your Way® Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Kit and Workshops Your Way® Falling for You Scrapbooking Kit.

If you have arrived here from Rachel Stribling - Creative Workshops By Rachel Stribling 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 Cats and Bats and Falling for you, These two kits are featured by Close to My Heart in September and is available until the end of the current Seasonal Expressions Ideas Book.
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I've used elements from both packs in my card projects in today's blog. I really love the black shimmer elements from the Cats & Bats Complements
OKAY I LOVE ANYTHING WITH SHIMMER ON IT!!

I plan to use most of these complements for my kids album pages that have NOTHING to do with Halloween. I love that a lot of the papers (almost ALL) are designed in this set to be useful for so many other projects other than simply just Halloween. There is only 1 paper sheet that is clearly ONLY Halloween the rest can but used in any project! I LOVE THEM!


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This photo above is all the shimmery elements I love! Its hard to capture the shimmery beautifulness that is these complements. I've zoomed in as best I can to capture some of it. 

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There were a few elements that are typical Halloween elements and I think the cute little owl that has the origami shape is a great birthday owl. It could be a good card for a male or female. 

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This was my first card with the have a Hoot - the alphabet is from Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection (physical cartridge) pack. White Daisy Cardstock for the title and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack for all the cards I made. I used Black Memento™ Ink Pad for all the black stamping in these projects. 


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Then using some of the paper from both Cats & Bats and Falling for You I made this card with the  Feel So Blessed—September Stamp of the MonthThis is a lovely stamp set full of thanks and gratitude and is only available to purchase in September (You can get it for only $7.50 with eligible purchase). The orange check paper from Cats & Bats goes well with the flowers and spots of the Falling for You papers. The Quote in the middle was stamped with Heather Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadThe "love this" heart is stuck on with 3-D Foam Dots.


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Then I did a final simple thank you card. I've been looking for more multi-gender versions of my thank you cards because often I do them with flowers and hearts and I definitely require more masculine or 'suitable for anyone' thank yous. The black and white stripe paper is from the Cats and Bats and the spots are from Falling for You. The Thanks is stamped in Black Memento™ Ink Pad directly onto the paper and the "for everything" was stamped on White Daisy Cardstock and cut out and suck on with Thin 3-D Foam Tape for a little dimension. The star from the Cats and Bats was stuck on with Tombow® Permanent Adhesive (as well as the owl) because it is easily adhered around thin edges. 

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Simple, basic, elegant with the black and white stripes. Easily replicatable and simple for beginners. 

Remember Workshops Your Way® Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Kit and Workshops Your Way® Falling for You Scrapbooking Kits are only available for a limited time. They are both lovely and I had to have them BOTH. 
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'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 this month on on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Wendy Hopper - Expressions of the Heart.





10 comments:

  1. Three very different cards, they are great.

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    1. Thanks Doris. I love doing different.

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  2. Nice use of the black and white themes

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    1. Thanks Shaunna - I love the black and white paper - I bought a whole packet of it in Bulk.

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  3. Beautiful cards! I really like the stars card!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen, I appreciate you leaving a nice comment :)

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