Friday, 23 September 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2016

It is the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I am excited to have had some time to make a card to play along! I got some watercolour tips from my Aunt this summer and am excited to put them to use with this card. I managed to find some burlap in my stash to make these bright colours have a more fall-ish feel. Happy hopping!
Paper - Distressed Watercolour Paper (Tim Holtz); Kraft cardstock (CTMH);
Stamps & Dies - Coffee; Coffee Word die (Verve).


Saturday, 17 September 2016

Inspired by...All The Little Things Guest Designer

Woo-hoo! I am excited to say I am a guest designer over at Inspired by...All The Little Things this week! My talented Auntie Karen is the hostess and we have been crafting together for a long time! We found some time at our family cabin this summer for crafting and she gave me a few pointers on watercolour painting!
I am so stoked about our inspiration graphic this week:
Here is my take on it :)
Paper - Slate, Black, Whisper cardstock; Lucy paper collection (CTMH);
Ink - Slate, Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black (CTMH); Stamps - Coffee, Chocolate (Verve); Simple Memories (CTMH); 
Dies - Coffee word die, Cuppa Joe (Verve); Embossing Folder - Wood Slats (CTMH).
I just had to use a doily for this card. I also found this cute little heart pin that I could use to hold my canvas tag in place :)

I also used the Viva la Verve sketch to create this card and am linking up with that challenge as well.
Be sure to check out the fantastic gallery over at Inspired by...All The Little Things this week!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

20 Questions

I've been working on a special project for our niece's birthday over the past while. I came across this cute idea to do a Q&A book over at Vicki Wizniuk's blog. I wanted to make a matching card, too, so I used the Retro Sketches layout and am linking up to the Heart2Heart stamp challenge to celebrate National Stamping Month. Here is the card I created:
All supplies are Close To My Heart:
Paper - Lucy paper collection; Silver Glitter paper ;
Ink - Slate, Blush; Die cut - Happy Thin Cuts; Embellishments - Sparkles.

Here is a look at the Q&A book :)

Monday, 5 September 2016

School is Here

Check out this card I made for our niece and nephew today! It will be our niece's first day of kindergarten tomorrow so we got her a cute little story about going to school and some goodies for her first day. I used the Mojo Monday sketch and used a Close To My Heart school themed stamp set and paper collection to link up to the challenge at Heart2Heart.
Paper - Chalk It Up, Rustic Home Fundamentals paper collections; Colonial White, Lagoon cardstock (CTMH);
Stamps - School is Here (CTMH); Graph Paper (Verve); Die - Rounded Rectangle Die (Verve);
Ink - Lagoon, Flaxen (CTMH); Embellishments - Lagoon Twine (CTMH).

Thursday, 1 September 2016

*NEW* Holiday Expressions

It is September 1st and that means we have some fabulous new product available for you at Close To My Heart!

Here is another card to add to my Christmas card stash! I was able to crank out 4 of this design. I just love these delicate snowflake dies and the new Oh Deer! paper collection.

Paper - Oh Deer! paper collection; Juniper cardstock; White glitter paper; Watercolor paper (CTMH);
Stamp set - Merriest Christmas (CTMH); Dies - Thin Cuts Snowflakes; Ink- Juniper, Whisper.