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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Silver and Gold Joy

Hi there!

It's the season for card making and I have one here that I made from Close to My Heart's Silver and Gold patterned paper with a little silver foil paper added as a mat.




I took inspiration from this photo that was on the CTMH blog, and then put my Cricut to work.


The beautiful glittered "Joy" die cut can be found in the Silver and Gold complements package.


The bow is made from a gold ribbon in the Basics Ribbon Pack.

For the inside of the card, I used my cricut to cut out a mat and print the sentiment on it.


I have saved the Cricut cut file in design space for those who would like to use it.  Go here.  If you don't have the cartridge I used for these images, Cricut will charge you a dollar or so for them.  You will see the cost before you cut it and can cancel the cut if it is too high.


With all the gift making and card creating.....


Enjoy these fun crafting days!

Linda





Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Countryside Bouquet

Hi everyone,

September is birthday month in our family, so I'm back today with another birthday card!  This one's for my daughter, and I chose to use Power Poppy's beautiful Countryside Bouquet digital image.


To get started I used the autumn inspired "Hues to Use" on Power Poppy's blog.  



For glittering the scalloped border, I used a product that was new to me... Nuvo's Glitter Accents "Fresh Snowfall".  I really like it.  It was easy to apply and dried within seconds.... no more smeared glitter... that makes me smile!

The ribbon and the gold foil sentiments that I use on the front and the inside,
are from Close to my Heart, as is the "Happy Birthday" stamp.


A little closer look at the flowers... coz who can't get enough of flowers... right???  I love digital images...  I always know where to find them on my computer and you can size them to whatever size you need.


The dies that I used to make the card are an old Blueprint set #6 by My Favorite Things.  The gorgeous paper, that was a pure please to coordinte with, is from Blue Fern... Wanderlust.


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Do check out Popper Poppy's "Hues to Use" if you're stuck and need some colours to get you going!  There's a new set every week!

Enjoy the Autumn, it's a beautiful time of year!
Linda









Sunday, September 24, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing a sweet little "10th" birthday card I made for my granddaughter.

I take monthly colouring classes at Kit and Clowder, and Alyce has some amazing sponsors who quite often give members on her facebook page, freebies.  The image and paper used on this card were both freebies.

I have several digital papers, kindly donated by Tracy Wray from Whimsy Stamps, and I chose a couple of them that went together.  (The kitten paper was special for Kit and Clowder's 15,000 FB fans Celebration and is SO cute.)

The "Marci" image was donated by LaLaLand and Alyce gave us a free class on how to colour her in honour of her 15,000 Celebration.  You can find the class here on Youtube.  Her classes are great fun and I'm learning SO many details that are making my colouring better!


Don't you just love the kitten peeking out at the bottom!  Tracy created the kitten paper special for Alyce at Kit and Clowder, because of her deep love for cats.  This particular cat stole MY heart because it looks just like my granddaughter's cat, Jack. 



After colouring Marci, I fussy cut her and layered her on the card with fun die cuts and flowers.  I will list them at the end of the post.


The inside of the card uses a special stamp set from CTMH that is only available this month.  You can see more details about it here.


I also thought I'd share a quick easy way I made an envelope to put this card into.  I recycled a piece of acrylic packaging by cutting off the top excess portion.


Added a pretty die cut bow... and Voila!


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Happy Colouring!

Linda

Dies used:

Flowers, green doily, cupcake:  Magnolia's Doohickey Box, Vol 14 - Afternoon Tea
Grass that Marci is standing on:  Gina Mari Designs - Grass Tufts
Butterfly:  unknown
Bow on packaging:  Tattered Lace - Smaller Bow
Pink mat:  Papertrey Ink:  Pretty Brackets 
Inside card:  BoBunny - Portrait Frame
Hearts:  CTMH - Z3260 Hearts - no longer available





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Classic Adventure Fundamentals Bundle on sale now!

I can't talk about the CTMH Warehouse Sale week 3, without mentioning the Classic Adventures Fundamentals Bundle that's also on sale for the next week.


This paper is bold and bright on one side, glossy on the other.

CTMH Consultant, Michelle Snyder, has done a beautiful job showcasing them:




The 3rd week of the Warehouse sale goes until Monday night, August 21st, then on Tuesday, get ready for week 4 of the sale!

Thanks for stopping by!
Linda




CTMH Warehouse Sale Week #3 - Jeepers Creepers!

Hi everyone,



This week’s CTMH Warehouse Sale features 




fun collections that are good for Halloween, Birthdays, and Home DΓ©cor!  
There’s also a cute little stamp and die set that is great for both Halloween and Birthdays.


Here are some of my favorite "Pins" using these products.  Click on the photos to be taken to the blogs of the creators.






You can find more Jeepers Creepers ideas on my Pinterest page here.

Have fun with this cute paper!

Linda









Tuesday, August 8, 2017

You can never go wrong with the little black dress!

Hi everyone,

Basic Fundamentals... they are CTMH's "little black dress"... neutrals that are good for any occasion, and go with everything!

Classic Basics Fundamentals Bundle

Starting today, for one week only, you can purchase this whole bundle of Basic Fundamentals while supplies last.  There's 20 sheets of paper that is glossy on one side and plain on the other, as well as glittery stickers, wood embellishments, gold & silver foil bows, lovely plastic clips, and all kinds of gold foil stickers, including an alphabet set.

For a close up look at the paper, take a peek at this video.


A package of Basic Fundamental paper can even stand on it's own... as shown in this sweet, double layout done by Noreen Petty.  To see instructions on how to make it, go here.


Or do as Noreen does here, and make it pop with a splash of colour.


In addition, there are also black pigment ink pads on sale.  These little 1" pads are great for throwing in your travel bags to go to crops, your organizers, or giving as gifts.

  

Get a lovely embossed finish, by stamping with the pigment ink, sprinkling SuperFine embossing powder over top and heating with your craft heater.  For more pigment ink colours, go here.


It's a good week to invest in that little black dress!  πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰


Linda






Using the Old with the New!

It's Tuesday and there's NEW items for sale in CTMH's August Warehouse Sale!


There's a couple of items on sale that would be great with some new product in the upcoming Seasonal Expressions on sale September 1st, so I thought I would give you some    sneak peeks!

Black & Gold Fundamental Assortment Bundle

Includes the following items:
1 – Black Fundamental Assortment
1 – Gold Fundamental Assortment
Each Assortment includes 6 wooden stickers, 6 paper bows with gold or silver foil patterns, 8 plastic clips, and a 6" × 6" sheet of glitter stickers.
This lovely assortment would be perfect as additional embellilshments for the
"Silver and Gold" paper collection

There is also gold in the

"Falling for You" autumn collection



And then there's this beautiful Glacier assortment ...

Glacier Fundamental Assortment

Includes 6 wooden stickers, 6 paper bows with gold or silver foil patterns, 8 plastic clips, and a 6" × 6" sheet of glitter stickers.

It would look wonderful with "Beary Christmas"!


Check out the new sale items here.  
Happy shopping!

Linda