Thursday, 31 August 2017

Snowflake Blueprint Tags

Here are some more tags to add to my Christmas collection! I used some of my new Hero Arts supplies, along with these awesome Tim Holtz sketches, to play along with the "anything goes" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Paper - Slate, Kraft cardstock (CTMH); Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (CTMH);
Stamps - Christmas Blueprint (Tim Holtz); Open Me Clearly (Hero Arts);
Dies - Open Me Clearly (Hero Arts); Stitched Dress Up Tags (SSS).

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Merry Tags

Every year I seem to get to December with hardly any Christmas tags made and then the panic is on as I'm wrapping gifts to figure something out quickly! I'm hoping I can aim to be a bit more organized this year by having a count on my blog for tags, too. Here's my assembly line :)
Paper - Sea Glass, White Daisy cardstock; Silver foil paper (CTMH);
Dies - Merry Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts); Snowflakes (CTMH); Stitched Dress Up Tags (SSS);
Embellishments - Slate twine (CTMH).

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Happy Holidays

I've been wanting to link up to the Merry Monday summer link-up this summer and finally sat down to make a few cards to add to my stash. This card features a sneak peak at a new Close To My Heart Christmas stamp set that will be coming out September 1st!
All supplies are Close To My Heart:
Paper - Sea Glass, White Daisy cardstock;
Stamps - Frosted Christmas *new*, Frosted Cardmaking Workshop, Holiday Jingle;
Embossing Powder - Silver; Embellishments - Sparkles

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Summer Tree

I love this watercolour tree set from Art Impressions and it has been my goal to create a card with this tree for each season this year! Here is my winter tree and my spring tree from earlier this year. I thought I would challenge myself to incorporate the Art Impressions challenge of creating an orange and purple card - not two colours I use very frequently! I am also linking up with The Paper Players challenge of CAS colouring. I made two versions of this card - one with a purple background and the other using an orangey-red background.
Paper - Adventure Fundamental paper packet (CTMH); Distressed Watercolour paper (Tim Holtz);
Stamps - WC Tree Set (Ai); Say It In Style (CTMH);
Markers - 126, 177, 676, 905, 992 (Tombow); NO. 15 Olive Green (Marvy);
Dies - Stitched Ovals (Memory Box); Stitched Circles (SSS);
Embellishments - Gumdrops (YNS). 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

thinking of you

I wanted to find a way to show off this gorgeous new paper from Close To My Heart and thought I would incorporate some of our new vellum, too. I was inspired by this card that I came across and thought I would link up with the "stylish and classy" challenge over at Heart2Heart.
Paper - Adventure Fundamental paper packet; White Daisy, Lagoon cardstock; vellum (CTMH);
Stamps - Say It In Style (CTMH); Dies - Basic Tags, Hearts (CTMH); Stitched Rectangles (Memory Box);
Embellishments - Twine (CTMH); Clear gumdrops (YNS).

I created another card using pink, too.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Merry Little Christmas

Today I felt like it was time to work on my Christmas stash! I got this cute merry die from Hero Arts and wanted to use it somehow. I decided to use the sketch only from Fusion after I was inspired by the design team gallery (but I missed the linkup) and add a sentiment to go along with my die to link up with the "add a sentiment" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I was excited to add these sweet little snowflakes from Taylored Expressions to my card. It's fun to have new Christmas stuff to play with!
Paper - Jack paper collection; Black cardstock; White glitter paper (CTMH); 
Stamps & Dies - Merry Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts); Snowflake Confetti (Taylored Expressions).

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Celebrate 300

Today I created a wedding card to celebrate the 300th sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!
Paper - Wedding Bliss (Echo Park); Black, Cotton Candy, Ivory cardstock (SSS); Vellum paper (CTMH);
Stamps - Floral Bliss (SSS); Embossing Powder - Princess Gold (CTMH);
Dies - Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Ovals (Memory Box);
Embellishments - Antiqued Gold mini-medley (CTMH); Matte Black Gumdrops (YNS).

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

*New* Catalogue Live

Today is the day our newest catalogue at Close To My Heart goes live!

Visit my site to see all of the amazing new products.