Dec 15, 2015

Kaleidoscope Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart Kaleidoscope Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from  Lauren Moore's CTMH Craftings, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Kaleidoscope is a pretty, fun paper collection created by Close To My Heart that features in the new 2015- 2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  The Kaleidoscope range includes the Kaleidoscope Paper PacketKaleidoscope Workshops on the Go Cardmaking KitKaleidoscope Assortment and Kaleidoscope Complements, which work on their own, or together, to create stunning colour-coordinated page layouts, cards and off-the page projects quickly and easily.

Today, I would like to share with you this card that I have created featuring the new Kaleidoscope Paper Packet.  This gorgeous Paper Packet includes 6 sheets of double-side B&T (Background and Texture) Paper and 6 sheets of coordinating Cardstock.  The colours featured in the Kaleidoscope Paper Packet include Pear, Canary, Gypsy, Pacifica, Pixie, Sunset and White Daisy.

I also decided that I wanted to play with the December Stamp of the Month again! This gorgeous stamp set, Candlelight Garden, is only available this month and I knew it would look fabulous with Kaleidoscope! 

So here is my card...

Ingredients used in the card:

S1512 Candlelight Garden, December Stamp of the Month

White card and envelope (Value Pack)
3/4" x 2 1/2" White Daisy Cardstock
2 3/4" x 4" White Daisy Cardstock
3" x 4 1/4" Pear Cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" Kaleidoscope B&T Paper
ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
CTMH Watercolour Pencils
Black Journalling Pen
15" piece of Pixie Extra Thick Twine
3L E-Z Dots Adhesive
3-D Foam Tape
Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
Hole punch
Shading cloth

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my card featuring the fun and fabulous paper from the Kaleidoscope Paper Packet.  I would love it if you would leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Kaleidoscope Australasian Blog Hop, Mez's Craft Room to see more creative ways to use the Kaleidoscope Collection.

Remember, you can purchase any of the gorgeous Kaleidoscope products from your CTMH Independent Consultant.  

Until next time!

Warmest crafting wishes,

Denise :)

Dec 10, 2015

Planners Gonna Plan!

Attention all planner addicts and anyone who LOVES to be organised!

During December, you can get your hands on the gorgeous new Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $45.95!  That’s over 15% off the retail price!

With the new Everyday Life product line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once!

This offer is valid from 1- 31 December 2015 or while stocks last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right!  Isn’t it time to get organized for a fabulous new year?

Until next time.

Crafty wishes,
Denise :)

Dec 1, 2015

Cyberweek Sale is now on!

For five days only (1 Dec- 5 Dec 2015), a selection of items from Close To My Heart’s current product inventory can be yours for 25% off retail price! 

So what items are available for 25% off? Check them out below and let me know ASAP if you would like to order any of these products:

Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver
Z3180 Picture My LifeTM Going Places Scrapbooking Program 
Z3147 Cut AboveTM Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z1833 My CreationsTM Kraft Container
Z1871 My CreationsTM Kraft 3-Ring Album
Z1953 My CreationsTM Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 My CreationsTM Hip Pics Album
Z3043 My CreationsTM Black Mini Book
Z3044 My CreationsTM Kraft Mini Book
Z3069 My CreationsTM Mini Mix Album
Z3137 My CreationsTM Pint-Sized Container
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Z1476 4 1⁄4" x 5 1⁄2" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1756 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1757 4 1⁄4" x 5 1⁄2" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount! Check it out on my website TODAY! 

Crafty wishes,
Denise :)

Candlelight Garden Stamp of the Month

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart December 2015 Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Vandra's Virtual CTMH Craftroomyou are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today, I would like to share with you four cards I have made that feature the December Stamp of the Month, Candlelight GardenThis stamp set is available only in December 2015 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more. 

When I first saw the Candlelight Garden stamp set in the Holiday Expressions Idea Book, I fell in LOVE! I mean, seriously, have a look at this stamp set! It is completely adorable.  Can't you just see the many possibilities for cards, page layouts, gift bags and decor items?  And this stamp set is perfect for pairing with your Watercolour Paints, Watercolour Pencils or ShinHan Touch Twin Markers! 

So I eagerly set to work, and this is what I created...

My first card is so simple to create. I started by stamping the images onto White Daisy Cardstock with Memento Black Ink and colouring them in with my CTMH Watercolour Pencils before mounting onto Kraft Cardstock.  I then stamped the 'Thank You' sentiment, dovetailed the end and mounted in onto a piece of Cranberry Cardstock.  I used a 4" x 5.25" piece of Cranberry Cardstock and a strip of B&T Paper from the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet as the background for this card and finished by embellishing the card with 3 Clear Sparkles.

This second card design is inspired by the card on page 38 of the Holiday Expressions Idea Book.  As you can see, I started by heat embossing the mason jar and flowers in gold.  Then I coloured the images in using my CTMH Watercolour Paints.  I used my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors to cut around the image (don't you love how precisely these scissors cut?) before adhering it to White Daisy Cardstock with 3-D Foam Tape.  

The base of the card was created with a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of Kraft Cardstock, embossed using the Damask Embossing Folder adhered to the front of one of the White Cards from our Value Pack of Cards and Envelopes. Onto of the craft I adhered a strip of B&T paper from the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet and added a strip of Gold Shimmer Trim.  I mounted the image on a piece of Pomegranate Cardstock before heat embossing the sentiment in gold on Pomegranate Cardstock before adhering it to the front of the card using Thin 3-D Foam Tape. I finished the card by adding a Pink Enamel Gem, 2 Red Enamel Gems and a Gold Sequin.

This card features more stamps and sentiment from the Candlelight Garden stamp set.  The featured products include Pomegranate and Kraft Cardstock, B&T Paper from the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet, Memento Stamp Pad, Gold Embossing Powder, Red Enamel Gems, Gold Shimmer Trim and my CTMH Watercolour Pencils. 

My final card design again features the cute mason jar and flowers from the Candlelight Garden stamp set.  I have used my CTMH Watercolour Pencils to colour the images.  The card also features Kraft and Juniper Cardstock, the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and Gold Sequins.

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my special card projects featuring the December Stamp of the Month, Candlelight Garden.  I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog HopMeryl Cheetham's Blog, Mez's Craft Room.

Remember, the December Stamp of the Month, Candlelight Garden is only available throughout November 2015 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :)