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CTMH Australasian 'Live Beautifully' Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Live Beautifully' exclusive products, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Georgia's Blog....Georgia Creates 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.
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May's exclusives products .....'Live Beautifully'......  are available exclusively throughout May only or while supplies last....  The paper pack is beautiful with gold foil and beautiful patterns. There is a matching stamp set too. The paper pack is $23 and the stamp set is $27. There are
8 individual stamps in this set .....so they are just wonderful 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.


The stamp set is easy to use and has beautiful flower designs.....my favourite!  I loved stamping and using a variety of techniques to make the flowers look real....simple stamping, rock and roll technique, masking, outlining with Journal pen and shading with Shin Han markers.



Our amazing design team provided a mini album instructions that is cut on the cricut with the beautiful 'Live Beautifully' paper pack and stamp set. I took the instructions and cut the papers for 6x6 and added them to 6x8 paper to go in the 6x8 memory protectors and Every Day album. I made them back and front with extra bits and pieces. Contact me for a workshop to complete this cute album. This album will be a Mother's Day gift for Mummy of our new little grand -daughter....such cute photos.






Add additional bling and decorative accessories along with the Journalling.



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May 'Live Laugh Love' Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Live Laugh Love' S1705 exclusive Stamp Of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Shaunna Passionate about Pages 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.
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May's 2017 Stamp of the Month S1705.....'Live Laugh Love'......  is available exclusively throughout May 2017 only.... for just $27 or for $7.50 when you spend $75. There are 9 individual stamps in this set with  lovely sentiments and images that will create beautiful artwork.....thinking of you, Mother's Day and anything really. This stamp set has so many possibilities so check out all the posts for loads of ideas for cards and scrapbook pages.


I love these stamp sets. They are a good size and work perfectly for an album page but they also work well on a card. They partner well with D1714 Hello.


The word stamps have some lovely fine images to colour in the words. I partnered the colouring with background stamping in similar colours using the flower images that are part of this set.



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March 2017 Tea-rrific CTMH Australasian Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Tea-rrific' S1703 exclusive Stamp Of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Nell Ward 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.
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March's 2017 Stamp of the Month S1703.....'Tea-rrific'......  is available exclusively throughout March 2017 only.... for just $27 or for $7.50 when you spend $75. There are 11 individual stamps in this set with  lovely sentiments and images that will create beautiful artwork.....thinking of you, Mother's Day and cute tea cups. This stamp set has so many possibilities so check out all the posts for loads of ideas for cards and scrapbook pages.

This set is just wonderful and reminds me of my Mum and Grandma so it would be pretty and ideal to make use of the flowers. I decided to go with a different look and used the mixed media idea.....sponging, spritzing, stamping, wet embossing and colouring...all with a range of our products and colours. I love the look it created.


Products used:
 Blocks assorted sizes
Stamp pads....champagne, saddle, cocoa and bamboo
Spray Pens
Clear embossing powder
Pigment inks...champagne and cocoa
Shin Han markers


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February 2017 Easter Bunny Australasian Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Easter Bunny' S1702 exclusive Stamp Of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Georgia Creates 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.
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February's 2017 Stamp of the Month S1702.....'Easter Bunny'......  is available exclusively throughout February 2017 only.... for just $27 or for $7.50 when you spend $75. There are 11 individual stamps in this set with  lovely sentiments and images that will create beautiful artwork.....so they are just wonderful 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.



Gotta love a cute bunny!!! Think Easter, spring, pets, vegie gardens, babies or just cute kids. This stamp set will suit everyone. I just love the picture cards so I used the sponge and ink pads and made a picture. The tree is a scrap of cardstock embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder and a paper tearing grass adds to the picture with stamped rabbits that are fussy cut and added to the card. Simply colour with Shin Han markers

 Big Tip.....When stamping an image that has fine parts like whiskers then stamp the image to the background...fussy cut the additional image with our great fine tip scissors and cut off the whiskers. The whiskers are there as part of the background image......you would never know!!



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CTMH Australasian 'Sugar Rush' Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Sugar Rush' paper palette products, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Nell Ward's Blog 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.
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Sugar rush is one of the packs exclusive to Close To My Heart and part of the NEW Seasonal Expressions catalogue that will be available for the next 4 months. This pack is being featured for January and available for the life of the catalogue or until stocks last. It is a fun kit with doughnuts and icecreams and all things fun and summery with bright colours or a fun palette for little girls. You will see a wonderful array of ideas throughout this blog hop

This wonderful kit has a great stamp set that matches and accompanying thin cuts for easy cutting .....purchase it as a  bundle

Sometimes you need to be even more creative when you realise you dont have this wonderful matching bundle. Using the basic circle thin cuts, cut some of the circles from the large circle patterned paper. Add some embellishments from the complements pack and you get a great design for a card or a scrapbook page..... add bling

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January 2017 'Adore You' Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Adore You' exclusive Stamp Of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Maz Wood: aMAZing Close to my Heart Creations 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.
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January's 2017 Stamp of the Month S1701.....'Adore You'......  is available exclusively throughout January 2017 only.... for just $27 or for $7.50 when you spend $75. There are 11 individual stamps in this set with  lovely sentiments and images that will create beautiful artwork.....so they are just wonderful 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.

The beautiful flowers in the set can be used as black and white images or stamped onto patterned paper or coloured with our Shin Han markers. This sample was stamped onto paper from the basics paper pack and coloured with pink Shin Han markers. Spend some time fussy cutting with our amazing fine tip scissors.


The heart looks great. Second generation stamping in whisper forms the background of the card and then stamp some in cranberry ink on white card stock and fussy cut. Add to card with 3D foam. Stamp the single flower using masking technique and colour with Carmine Shin Han marker. Outline some of the background images with the black journal pen. So many ideas can be used for cards or album pages.




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