Monday, 10 June 2019

June Cross Canada Blog Hop - True Love

Welcome to our June Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the True Love collection. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, I am also the first stop on the hop when hopping from East Coast to West Coast. If you came from Kristine's blog then you are in the right place!

For my project I pulled Sapphire, Eggplant and Sugarplum from the colour pallet.  The Card base is Sapphire, and I matted the sentiment with Sugarplum.  I stamped the sentiment using Eggplant.  The sentiment is from this month's Stamp of the Month, To My Bestie.  To finish off the card, I added some loose Gold sequins applied with glue dots.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Sheena, so go visit her blog and leave her some blog love.

If you get lost along the way, you can come back here as I have provided the full hop list.

Michelle You Are Here

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring artwork using the Into The Wild collection. So mark July 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Always craft with  <3

Saturday, 1 June 2019

June SOTM Blog Hop - It's Your Day to Sparkle

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

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We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is called It's Your Day to Sparkle, a set of 39 stamps.  If you have come here from Jen Rubio'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

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This month we have approximately 19 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!

I just had so much fun with this stamp set, that I created 4 cards and then couldn't choose which to share, so here are all four.  Which is your favourite?

This one I embellished with the White & Gold Skinny Ribbon (Z4194). The cake is popped off the mat using 3D Foam Tape.  I also used the Clear Shimmer Brush all over this cake as well as the one with the Canary Roses.  The Roses and leaves were coloured with the Sugarplum and Mint Shimmer Brushes. The sentiment is stamped in Sapphire ink on Sugarplum cardstock.

For this card, the roses are colored with Eggplant ink and the leaves with Sage ink.  I added some Sapphire sequins from the Crafty Loose Sequins (Z4059).

This card I used the new Doily Thin Cut (Z4063) and layered it behind the cake.  The roses are coloured with Sugarplum ink, the leaves with Sage ink, and the sequins are from the Crafty loose seguines.

This card I used the Lace Border Thin Cut (Z4060) for added detail, and the roses are coloured with Canary ink, the leaves with Sage.  I also coloured the layers of the cake with Sugarplum ink.  All the cake stands are coloured with the Grey watercolor pencil and blended with the medium waterbrush.  I added the clear shimmer brush over the entire cake, and below you can see a close up of the shimmer, but it's not easy to see.  

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

Always craft with  <3