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CTMH Australasian 'Kaleidoscope' Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH ' Kaleidoscope' Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Doris' Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please read and join in by following the link at the end of this post. The hop is a circle so keep hopping using the links at the end of each post.

Our 'Kaleidoscope' Palette
 has a beautiful paper pack with all the pretty pastel colours for any look but it screams pretty girl to me. It can also be used for any themed photos or craft.....The compliments and assortments match really well. ...the hard work is done for you! It also features a Workshop on the Go pack to make 15 cards and a stamp set suitable for your favorite colour palette...great savings too. The  Kaleidoscope products are available from the Annual Inspirations but focused this month with Close To My Heart

This project is a simple card idea featuring the stamp set C1631 Birthday Princess and some of the Kaleidoscope papers. Thanks to a team member Helen for the stamp cluster idea. Place the 3 stamp images on the 4 x 5 large block and ink in Momento black. Using the masking technique stamp 'Magic' in Hollyhock ink
Spend some relaxing time colouring the images with an assortment of Shin Han markers and decorate with a piece of pink Shimmer trim. You now have a card suitable for any little girl occasion....Birthday, birth or just hello!
Be sure to check out this range of beautiful products at www.wendyhopper.ctmh.com.au and now hop over to fellow consultant Shaunna...Passionate about Pages to see her creative ideas.

At this time of year let me thank you for taking the time to be part of this blog hop and to enjoy my blog. Merry Christmas to you all and all the best for a wonderful New Year and 2016







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CTMH December 'Candlelight Garden' SOTM Blog Hop

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 Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you
 have arrived here from Patricia's Blog Page  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. It is a circular hop so keep on clicking the links.

December's Stamp of the Month S1512.....'Candlelight Garden'......  is available exclusively throughout December only.... for just $27 or for $7.50 when you spend $75. There are 10 individual stamps in this set and a wonderful mix of images and sentiments so they are just great and can be added to any project. This stamp set has so many possibilities so check out all the posts for loads of ideas for cards and scrapbook pages and anything crafty!


The stamped image that jumped out at me was the bunch of flowers so I decided to focus on the other images. I took the sentiment 'Friend, you're a light in my life' and built a shaker card around it.


For the shaker section I used our CTMH Flip flaps. Once the jar was stamped onto the blank card I cut out the middle and used a small flip flap from the assorted pack. I placed a few sequins etc in the flip flap and sealed it. The card was stamped using some of the other images and versamark ink along with the white, silver and gold embossing powder....it looks better in real life. The flip flap is adhered to the back of the card front using the adhesive strip provided and glue dots. There is very little bulk and it is so simple. A piece of cardstock is then adhered to the left inside of the card.
Simple technique...
Simple stamping...
Quick and effective

A wonderful stamp set and only available for a short time so check out the other ideas and sort your order so you get this set for just $7.50 with a $75 spend...reward yourself for Christmas. Be sure to check out all our products at Wendyhopper.ctmh.com.au before you hop over to fellow consultant Maz Wood- Inky Fingers Blog to see her creative ideas.


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CTMH Australasian 'White Pines' Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH 'White Pines' Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Jo's CTMH Classroom then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please read and join in by following the link at the end of this post. The hop is a circle so keep hopping using the links at the end of each post.

Our 'White Pines Palette' has a beautiful paper pack with all the colours for Christmas and it looks great for Christmas but it can also be used for any themed photos or craft.....The compliments and assortments that match really well are Christmas themed ...the hard work is done for you! The White Pines products are available for a limited time....31st December 2015.... 


There ideas and projects are endless with this paper pack and assortments. The first idea I used the stamp set from the WOTG cardmaking kit and incorporated the stamp  from the WOTG scrapbooking kit. I continued the idea of the step card from the 'Urban' Blog hop. If you need the instructions for the step card then look at the previous post.
I also have fallen in love with these little bags and matching cards and they look delightful as a Christmas set.....These have become a popular class.
AND then my most wonderful piece of work.....A roses Wreath. I love the rolled roses and make them all the time for projects.....but I had never attempted a 'big' one. The wonderful Lisa Stenz had showcased one and I just had to make it. It is WOW! It makes a 12 inch wreath and could be a centre piece on a table or on a wall or the door.
Just get the paper pack and start working...there are so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing my artwork....have fun with this paper pallette.
Be sure to check out all that is White Pines at Wendyhopper.ctmh.com.au before you hop over to fellow consultant Denise's Scrap Stamp Share blog to see her creative ideas.

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CTMH Australasian 'Urban' Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH 'Urban' Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Leah Cameron's Corner then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please read and join in by following the link at the end of this post. The hop is a circle so keep hopping using the links at the end of each post.

Our Urban palette has a beautiful paper pack with so much grunge and distressed artwork...great for the guys in our lives or the outdoor.....with compliments and assortments that match really well ...the hard work is done for you! and is  available throughout the life of our Annual Inspirations Idea book....August 2016.... 
Our Annual ideas book is full of wonderful projects to complete with this great product.
The Urban paper pack speaks "BOY" to me....when you look at it first glance, so that's what I was thinking when I created this card.   I partnered this distressed paper with another great new product....a stamp set for guys or the little guys in our life.....Stamp set C1623 'Loads of Fun'. I used it for a card. I love the price and ease of our blank card bulk packs but was wanting a folded card. I adapted the plain card to a side step card with a cut and a few score lines....it looks great and the technique was simple.



The images are stamped with slate ink on Saffron card stock which is included in the Urban paper pack and then cut out with our micro tip fine scissors

The white card is covered with Sapphire cardstock and then a piece of the Urban paper is used to give the texture. 

The stamped images are adhered with 3D foam tape and finished off with some embellishments...embossed metal badge buttons (clearance)..... on the wheels.

The side step card was simple to make
.....cut down the length of the card....across the fold at 2.75 inches....starting at 1.5 inches and stop cutting 1.5 inches from end

then score from edge to middle cut at 1.3 and 2.75 and then turn around and flip over so all score marks are on the same edge and score again at the same measurements.


Use this to make any side step card that fits our bulk card envelopes.
Be sure to check out all that is Urban at Wendyhopper.ctmh.com.au before you hop over to fellow consultant Maz Wood to see her creative ideas


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CTMH November 'Cheers 2016' Stamp of the Month

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 Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you
 have arrived here from Leah Cameron's Page  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. 

November's Stamp of the Month S1511.....'Cheers 2016'......  is available exclusively throughout November only.... for just $27 or for $7.50 when you spend $75. There are about 20 individual stamps in this set and they are along the New Year/ Graduation theme so they are just wonderful and will help you celebrate 2016 or any students graduating and setting Big goals for 2016. This stamp set has so many possibilities so check out all the posts for loads of ideas for cards and scrapbook pages.



During the past years I often spent time with my children helping them plan for a new year and set some goals. It always helps to have a focus. Many of you will have students who are ready to close out this year and set a focus for 2016. Maybe you want to set a goal for yourself too. This little booklet is more than a card and provides spaces to set some goals and add a photo or 2. The idea can also be used in an album. I love the ruled lines for journalling...so many options

The project is simple......cut a piece of cardstock.....6" x 12" and score at 4" and 8''....you now have a tri-fold card. Play and decorate as desired. I used the black and white from LaVie En paper pack and cut a variety of tags and pockets. Rounding the corners adds to the project and texture can be added with the journalling pen...dots and dashes look great




Have fun creating your own colour scheme and design.


 "Cheers 2016" Stamp of the Month is only available until 30th November from Wendy Hopper your CTMH consultant. I'd love you to leave a comment and follow my blog before heading off to the next stop. Check out ....Anne's Ideas....Mummy you made This?

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Sangria...love it!

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Welcome to this blog.....if you are new to my posts I would love you to opt in and follow along. The feature palette from CTMH is Sangria and it has an amazing colours, ideas and stamp sets. I have adored the stamp set from the 'Workshop On The Go' Pack and you will have seen many ideas from the recent blog hop......here is another one.



I love the flowers......I love fussy cutting and the papers are just magic. Looking for some of this paper and the complimentary products then go to my website

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CTMH Australasian 'Sangria' Blog Hop

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 Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH 'Sangria' Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore's Page, http://laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com/2015/10/seven-days-with-sangria-day-7.html then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please read and join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Our Sangria palette has a beautiful paper pack with compliments and assortments that match really well ...the hard work is done for you! and is  available throughout the life of our Annual Inspirations Idea book....August 2016.... 
The Workshop on the Go pack includes the Sangria Paper Pack, the Sangria Complements and an inclusive stamp set that has some flowers....I just love flowers!!! and leaves! This pack has instructions for a few scrapbook layouts and any layout can be a card and vice versa......just use the stamp set however you wish.


This piece of paper has blended colours so depending where you cut on the piece of paper.... will depend on your dominant colour.... but it all looks great. This is a simple design using the stamps from The Sangria WOTG. Using eggplant ink stamp 2 sets of leaves and add a second generation image too. Using poppy, Pomegranate and eggplant inks stamp a selection of the flowers on Champagne cardstock and fussy cut using our amazing fine tip scissors. Arrange using thin 3D foam and regular 3D foam to add depth and dimension. The sentiment comes from the Stamp set, Be Your Own Kind of Wonderful ...D1627  as do the additional butterflies. Have fun and be sure to come back over the next few days as I showcase some more ideas with this wonderful paper pack and stamp set.

 You can view any of these products from Wendy Hopper your CTMH consultant. I'd love you to leave a comment and follow my blog before heading off to the next stop. Check out ....Katrina's ideas 

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