Friday, February 28, 2014
Mandy Hall posted a wonderful idea on her blog and I had to try it out. Here is my spin on her card:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Watch the video to see just how many stamp sets are still around. The consumables (papers, WOTGs, assortments, etc) are something to check on at time of sale, but the stamps are made to order, so if they are available today they are likely to be available till the end of the period.
Thanks for watching!
Monday, February 17, 2014
The white daisy squares are 1.25" wide and popped up on foam tape. The white daisy base is 4.5" square, and the Lagoon card is a 5" square (5x10" folded in half).
I used stamps from February's Stamp of the Month set ($5) called "Wild About Love", and colours of the inks on the hearts are: bamboo, goldrush, sunset, sweetleaf, juniper, ruby, twilight and lagoon. The sentiment is stamped in bamboo and sweetleaf.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Is it too late?
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I like to send my children back to school or kindy with a mini album at the start of a new term That way they have visual inspiration when their teachers ask them what they have been doing for the holidays. Usually I make the mini albums myself out of cardstock, and I have enjoyed coming up with my own designs. This year I decided I'd try out one of the new Hip Pics albums, since it seems custom made for this kind of purpose.
It has 16 slots for photos, and I needed way more space than that! So the first thing I did was make sure I printed all my photos half size. (They all measure 4x3")
I love the Skylark range. I think it is very adaptable. Here, it suits outdoors photos particularly well - summertime and sun, ice creams, beach and sea.
Enjoy the album!
Monday, February 3, 2014
I am absolutely loving the new Close to my Heart Ideas Book and Catalogue! When it was first released to be previewed by Consultants, I keep flicking through it again and again, seeing new things in it each time. My husband had to keep asking me what the heck I was looking at, to produce so many excited noises!
This blog hop will take you through many of the wonderful new items in the Ideas Book. It's a fabulous way to see how other have used the products and expressed their creativity. You are bound to get a few ideas from here.
Just be aware, as you hop, that the hop takes you around the world to consultants who work in Australia, Canada, the USA, and New Zealand. If prices are mentioned they may be in a different currency, so be sure to check with your own consultant to buy you own copy of the February Ideas Book.
My little project is a 6x4" card, and includes a bit of sanding, a bit of fussy cutting, and a bit of colouring-in. I had a lovely play coming up with this very simple design, and I hope that you like it.
This project is a little card I have made with the Balloon Ride Paper Packet (X7180B), Indian Corn Blue Cardstock (1284), the Give a Lift stamp set (D1581), Silver Shimmer trim (Z1799), 3-D Foam tape (Z1151), Stitch Wonder stamp set (C1564), Black Exclusive Ink Stamp pad (Z2105), Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2173) and these Exclusive Inks Marker sets: Indian Corn Blue (Z2422), Whisper (Z2432), Buttercup (Z2405) and Goldrush (Z2426). In terms of tools, I have used the Sanding Kit (Z1294), Paper trimmer (Z338), Non-stick micro tip scissors (Z1836), and 4x5" My Acrylix Block (Y1012).
This blogger lives in New Zealand, and would love you to leave a comment before clicking through to the next inspirational post.
Thanks for calling, and come back anytime!
Saturday, February 1, 2014
For my card, I started with a juniper card base (6x4") and then added my layers. I have used White Daisy cardstock, Whisper cardstock and prints from the Lollydoodle paper packet, along with Teal shimmer trim, Juniper Exclusive Ink and Slate Exclusive Ink. I have raised my wee fox up on foam tape, and added some clear sparkles for a bit of bling. With regards to tools, I used my 12" paper trimmer, corner rounder, sponge daubers, and of course my most favouritest scissors - CTMH's non-stick, micro tips.