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Close To My Heart 'Punny Pals' Australasian Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Punny Pals' exclusive products, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.....now that's a mouthful! If you have arrived here from 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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CTMH's wonderful products .....'Punny Pals'......  stamp set is available exclusively throughout the duration of our Annual Inspirations Catalogue and the additional kit including 3x3 blank cards and thin cuts are only available for October or while supplies last....  The stamp set has cute animals with great  'punny' comments and is purchased separately.  There is an exclusive set of thincuts that save you time and fussy cutting. There are 
13 individual image stamps in this set and 23 accompanying sentiments/comments.....so they are just wonderful and can be added to any project. The special 'Punny Pals' kit saves you money and provides everything you need to make many cards and have heaps of paper left to make more. You can purchase the 3x3 cards separately too.This stamp set and paper has so many possibilities so check out all the posts for loads of ideas for cards and scrapbook pages.




The Punny Pals Kit comes with everything you need to make these 3x3 cards...instructions included.

A selection of samples from the kit
A tip for completing the triangle pattern and having it straight and square!!! but still triangles! The instructions suggest cutting the triangles so you have 4 pieces. If you leave 1 as the original square and add 2 triangles to the square it is easier to get the angles all square. I made many 'Hoppy Birthday' cards as I am a Hopper and I just need these.


One of my clever team members Britt made this really cute regular size card. They go with any other images as well. You just need this set for anything.

Add a Santa hat and you have so many critters for your Christmas cards


I am sure there will some amazing Christmas ideas as you move through this blog hop but this one is another cute idea made by a team member Heather. I will get better images that do it justice...but I am sure you can get a glimpse of the idea.

Be sure to purchase these products before they run out and be part of an event with your consultant 

Order your great value kit...remember your stamp set too.


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CTMH 'Beary Christmas' Australasian Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Beary Christmas' exclusive products, 
Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.....yes Christmas is coming! If you have arrived here from Doreen Watkin'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.

 This hop is a circle so keep clicking the link at the end of each post.


CTMH's wonderful products .....'Beary Christmas'......  are available exclusively throughout the duration of our Holiday Expressions Catalogue only or while supplies last....  The paper pack has beautiful traditional Christmas colours with great combinations and beautiful patterns. There is a card kitScrapbooking kit and matching stamp sets too. I focused on some Christmas projects with red and green along with poinsettia flowers. My Mum loved these flowers and I obviously do too. There are a variety of stamp sets and I just used the small 'Merry Christmas'
stamp set and the paper has so many possibilities so check out all the posts for loads of ideas for cards and scrapbook pages.
The 'Beary Christmas' workshop collection 
Self closing gift box



I completed another project that is cute and used the last years Acetate pack....its about the gold! It is available in clearance section.....sorry gone now


These projects were part of my 'project class' and everyone loved them. Workshops are so much fun and you learn lots.

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CTMH October "Christmas Tunes" SOTM Australasian Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Christmas Tunes' S1710 exclusive Stamp Of the Month, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Vandra's Virtual CTMH Classroom 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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October's 2017 Stamp of the Month S1710.....'Christmas Tunes'......  is available exclusively throughout October 2017 only.... for just $27 or for $7.50 when you spend $75. There are 6  individual stamps in this set with Christmas themed images that will create beautiful artwork. Are you ready to start your Christmas cards?  This stamp set has so many possibilities so check out all the posts for loads of ideas for cards and scrapbook pages.





The large images have lots of details and would look great as embossed images in Gold, Silver, white or what ever colour you fancy for Christmas. I went with simple stamping of the images but played with the sponges for a background. Using a sponge and white cardstock along with glacier ink and Sapphire ink....distress the background using the multipurpose mat and our sponges. I stamped the star from the tree in versa mark ink and clear embossing powder before sponging. Glacier ink was used to cover the whole card and then Sapphire ink to darken the top section and create a starry night. the wreath shape is stamped in Sapphire and cut out and the bow is stamped directly onto the card. The stamped piece is mounted on Silver glitter paper....difficult to see.....and the stars have clear shimmer pen on them so they shine.



Another sample using the Christmas Tree image


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CTMH Australasian 'Falling for You' Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Falling for You or Cats and Bats' exclusive products, Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.....now that's a mouthful! If you have arrived here from Vandra's Virtual CTMH Craftroom 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.
  This hop is a circle so keep clicking the link at the end of each post.


CTMH's wonderful products .....'Falling for You'......  are available exclusively throughout the duration of our Holiday Expressions Catalogue only or while supplies last....  The paper pack is beautiful with great colour combinations and beautiful patterns. There is a card kit, Scrapbooking kit and matching stamp sets too. I focused on the cardmaking stamp set with matching thincuts. I just love leaves and all the Autumn colours. We don't experience many autumn colours here in Perth Australia but I do love them.There are 

7 individual image stamps in this set and 7 accompanying sentiments.....so they are just wonderful and can be added to any project. This stamp set and paper has so many possibilities so check out all the posts for loads of ideas for cards and scrapbook pages.

Sample from the cardmaking kit


The basics fundamentals papers and inks were used to make a simple generic card with neutral tones and no sentiment....make it your own!

Just stamp and colour!

Stamping the images onto a masked section of white cardstock provided a great canvas to create. I stamped with Espresso ink and coloured in using the Shin Han markers. The artwork is mounted on black cardstock and then on the patterned leaf sheet from the 'Falling for you' paper pack. I like this!...even if I do say so myself. If you would like to see the range of products from CTMH with 'Falling for you' then click here


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September Stamp of the Month "Feel So Blessed" Australasian Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our 'Feel so Blessed' S1709 exclusive Stamp Of the Month, 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 join in by following the link at the end of this post.
  This hop is a circle so keep clicking the link at the end of each post.

September's 2017 Stamp of the Month S1709.....'Feel so Blessed'......  is available exclusively throughout September 2017 only.... for just $27 or for $7.50 when you spend $75. There are 16  individual stamps plus a set of little numbers in this set with lovely sentiments and images that will create beautiful artwork.....Thanks, gratitude cards and pages 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 sat down to play and I must admit....I love feathers and this stamp leaned towards colouring so the shin Han markers feature too. I am always looking for thanks, thank you cards so it is just simple but effective. Simple stamping on Linen cardstock with Momento ink and coloured with light grey and tender pink Shin Han markers. Shimmer added with a clear shimmer pen with bashful re-inker. A little thin 3D foam lifts the coloured cut out feathers.

Some additional playing with other colours and different sentiments from the stamp set gave a different look. 


Some background stamping with the Splash of Colour D1733 adds some
texture to the background

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