Expressions Of The Heart

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CTMH Australasian 'Kaleidoscope' Blog Hop


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 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

 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 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 before you hop over to fellow consultant Maz Wood- Inky Fingers Blog to see her creative ideas.


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