Friday, 31 October 2014

November SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  

We will be featuring November's SOTM, It's the Little Things, a fabulous floral set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from APRIL'S BLOG, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. 

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating 
consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have 64 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This month I am excited about how you can create a whole garden by layering and fussy cutting the flowers in the cute set:

I used the colour palette from the Brushed Paper Pack, and the "happy" stamp is also from the Brushed Workshop on the Go - I love that the font matches!! The floral combinations are really endless with this set!

Now "Hop" on over to LILIAN'S BLOG to see her awesomely creative work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November SOTM is only available until November 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Day everyone!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wonderfully Wicked!

The spooky season is just around the corner and I love celebrating Halloween!  This year's Halloween collection from Close to My Heart is adorable and I love that it includes one of our new colours, Thistle!  I LOVE purple with the traditional orange and black colours of Halloween.

I decided to tackle a project that was posted on the new CTMH blog - a paper witch's
 hat that was pictured in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  I am not normally a "follow the pattern" kind of gal, but I loved this project and the step by step tutorial complete with pics made a complicated project fun and easy!!

I am really happy with how it turned out! Using my Cricut Artiste cartridge with Cricut Craft Room on my computer made laying out the cuts quick and easy and the step by step instructions were clear and easy to follow.  Here is a close up of the flowers:

I added some non CTMH leftovers Halloween embellishments from years ago - the flowers are fun and so easy with the Cricut.  The spider web edge was made with the cupcake liners!

All of the details, along with instructions and some alternative ways to create your own hat, are
 found on the CTMH blog, Make It from your Heart!

Supplies used are listed below:

Z1790          Cricut Artiste  Cartridge

X7185B      Scaredy Cat Paper Pack

Z3011         Scaredy Cat Assortment

Happy Day Everyone!!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Mojo Monday Card (and box)

I am feeling a little lack of mojo these days - so what better way to find it than with the weekly Mojo Monday challenge?!

Mojo Monday provides a sketch to work from:

And here is my take on it:

 I used the Pathfinding paper kit - I love the autumn colours. 
 I also used the "Thanksgiving Wreath"  (B1454) stamp set for the sentiment.

After the card was made I thought a little gift box to go with it might be fun:

The box and leaves were cut with the Cricut and the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.  
Quick, easy and a fun hostess or thank you gift!

Check out all the great sketches at Mojo Monday and get your Mojo going!!

Happy Day everyone!