Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #194

The holidays are over and I feel like I finally have all the dishes done!  With the chores getting caught up, I am getting more time back in the craft room and spent some time today playing along with AHSC. This week is a super cute sketch (as always) and I decided to try and recreate it as close as possible.

Close To My Heart recently released the new Seasonal Expressions (love) but I decided to use the Whimsy Fundamentals Collection from the Annual Expressions for my paper choices on this card.  I really like the washed out, watercoloured look of this paper collection.  It is very soft, gentle.  I found pairing the soft, water coloured blue tones of Crystal Blue and Glacier with the bright pop of Smoothie and Peacock really brought this card to life for me.  

I used Peacock Ink to ink all the edges of my patterned paper and the card base, I also used this ink to stamp my sentiment and the super cute scribbled hearts from the Happy Heart Stamp set (A1192).  I embossed the Smoothie cardstock with the (retired) hearts embossing folder and heavily sanded both it and my Cricut bow to bring out the white core of the paper.  I think the shabby chic sanded look goes well with the water coloured tones of the patterned paper.  The final details on my card are the lovely peacock coloured ribbon for the Enchantment Ribbon Pack and a sparkle because every card needs a sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by, I truly appreciate your comments.  I hope you have inspired to come play along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Happy Crafting.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Cross Canada Blog Hop featuring Sea Glass

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring the Colour of the Year, Sea Glass.  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 techniques that you would like to learn how to do, by 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, but if you want to follow us across Canada, then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Corinna's Crafts, then you are in the right place!

This time of year I do several Christmas Card Workshops and one of the cards this year featured, Sea Glass.  As you can see, I used it as my background paper, and I also used the Sea Glass Glitter Paper for my large snowflake.  

Other products I used on this card are White Daisy Cardstock, Juniper Ink, and all the snowflake shapes can be found on the different CTMH Cricut Collections.  The beautiful Merry Christmas stamp is from the Very Merry stamp set (D1694) which is also available in French and Spanish!  I embossed the Sea Glass cardstock using the Snowflakes folder, and lightly sanded it to bring out the white core highlighting all the lovely snowflakes. The silver snowflake charm is from my stash and is a retired product from CTMH's Base & Bling Jewelry.

I am the very last stop on this Cross Canada Hop, but if you are still completing your trip, then you are headed back to the East Coast to visit Michelle at My Creations with Michelle. 

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 projects created using ourTraditional and Non-Traditional Christmases.  So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.