Monday, August 29, 2016

Holiday Expressions Open Home and September events

A few years ago, I had a laid back, Christmas themed Open Home at my place with nibbles, drinks and free crafting.  It was so much fun seeing everyone -and so I have decided to do this event again to celebrate the release of the new Holiday Expressions catalogue!

I know it is only the end of August, but I cannot wait to show you all of the beautiful seasonal items that will be available from the 1st September onward.

So mark your calendars and pop in to see the latest and greatest items from the new Holiday Expressions catalogue. Make a special holiday card, enjoy some nibbles and take away your own Holiday Catalogue with any purchase on the day. Feel free to pop in for this FREE event at any stage between 4-9pm on Sunday 11th September at my place.

Some other events I have coming up are:

CTMH Austere Retreat at The Cashmere Club
A three day flight of fancy, fun and free time to craft

Friday 16th Sept 7pm-9pm Drinks and Drop-Off
Saturday 17th Sept 10am-8pm Crop ‘Til You Drop
Sunday 18th Sept 10am-4pm Sunday Scrap-a-thon
New Product Displays
Retreat Only Specials
Time to craft
$55 including continuous tea and coffee, and afternoon teas.
Food and alcohol can be purchased at the bar or restaurant.
Sunday will be our monthly workshop as normal at $20 for the Sunday only.

Create Kindness Card Kit Class
Saturday 17th September 2-4pm at the Cashmere Club

Attend this exclusive Card Kit Class during our weekend retreat for just $95.
Full kit included, consisting of:
24 – 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes
24 – Pre-cut 1 ¾" white circles
8 – Exclusive M-size stamp sets
1 – Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ mini stamp pad
1 – 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block
1 – My Acrylix® mini stamp organizer
Class will run from 2-4pm, with afternoon tea included.
Pay an extra $5 and stay from 10am-5pm if you want to come the whole day and work on other projects too.
This card kit qualifies you for any weekend retreat specials and the September SOTM.
There is also the option to just purchase the card pack and use our demo stamps and ink for $30 from 2-4.
Great mother and daughter day idea, or to create a stash of cards to have on hand when needed.

Watercolour Wonder Class
Friday September 23rd 7pm at my house

In this beginner Watercolour class, you will learn the following techniques:
Colour mixing
Wash styles
Stamping on watercoloured backgrounds
Kit includes your own watercolour paint palette, two sheets of watercolour paper, a watercolour mixing guide, one waterbrush, a round sponge and four card bases with envelopes, valued at $37.50.
Class cost is $45 with light supper and beverages provided.

I would appreciate RSVP and payment if required for these events no later that 7pm Monday 5th September.  I look forward to seeing you at one of my September events!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

R is for Ribbon

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter R. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their R element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Darlys then you're on the right track!

I decided to feature the new Whimsy Ribbon Pack on my scrapbook page, as I have seen some beautiful cards using ribbon but struggle with it on my layouts.

Here is a layout I have created using the new Flower Market Cricut cartridge along with the ribbon.

The title was cut in Peacock and Glacier cardstock, and I used Pear Cardstock for the photo mats.

This is the gorgeous mason jar and flower bouquet I cut with the cartridge images using Pear and Peacock cardstock plus Calypso paper for the flowers, and a Glacier cardstock jar. I added some of the Whimsy Ribbon around the jar for a 3D look and to add more interest.

I also placed strips of ribbon across the photo mats, and stamped a journal box in Peacock ink using the Capture This stamp set. I also added some hearts and scallop lines using Pear ink and the same stamp set.

I have shared the complete cut file available to you here if you have the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine of CatScrapbooking.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Catherine Nowak for a complete list of participants!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fundamentals Featured Product Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is the new Fundamentals Paper Packets.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Annette you are in the right place.

I love the new Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet, which was perfect for my son's preschool photo.

I love the additional School Complements that go with this paper packet, which I added to the corner of the photo.

Here are some more of the Complements in the top left corner of the photo. This alphabet paper was the perfect background for my son's stunning smile.

I matted the photo in the Ruby patterned paper from the Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet, and cut the title in Ruby cardstock with the new Happy Thin Cuts.

Here is the finished layout- the photo was so large that I only needed a few additional elements to complete this preschool page.

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Donna. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #174

So many possibilities with this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts!

I know that Father's Day is in a few weeks, so I wanted to make a card for my Dad. I had some retired Zoe scraps sitting on my desk, as well as the Day for Dad stamp set, so the card came together quickly. I added some interest with tone on tone stamping using the Ink Blot stamp set.

The blue, grey and white is a classic masculine card combination- Glacier and Slate are my favourite colour combo at the moment!

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Girly Album made Easy!

I love the new Instalife Range, especially the Blush album paired with the Hello Gorgeous cards. I knew this would be a perfect album for my new niece!

Here is a quick video flick through of the album so far.

Link up with us at H2H For The Girls challenge this month!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Fun with Florence

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Florence Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Kara 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.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s Florence Paper Packet- a gorgeous mix of jewel tones, gold accents and floral print.

I adore the Complements that coordinate with this paper packet, and the combination of the blues, yellows and copper tones immediately caught my eye.

I created this layout using a sketch from Pinterest, layering three different 5x5 patterned papers from the Florence collection onto White Daisy cardstock and matting the photos in Saffron and Peacock cardstock.

The flowers, journal tab and titles were all stickers and accents from the Florence Complements, so the only stamping I had to do was the journal lines from the Noted stamp set in Peacock ink.

I can't wait to add photos of me performing in an upcoming musical- it will be a brilliant show!

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Passionate About Pages.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Q is for Quick

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their Q element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Darlys then you're on the right track!

I have been teaching my son about palindromes (words that are spelt the same both forwards and backwards) and I mentioned to him that 'racecar' is one such word. He then got out my new Racecar Birthday stamp set, and I had a eureka moment. Racecars are quick, hence the inspiration for the project for this hop!

I stamped and fussy cut the racecar, then adhered it onto a stamped background (the arrows are from the World Traveller stamp set) that used Crystal Blue, Pacifica and Twilight ink. I ran some Slate cardstock through the Chevron embossing folder for the background, and added in some teal shimmer paper and an arrow puffy from the Jackson embellishments.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine of CatScrapbooking.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Catherine Nowak for a complete list of participants!