Monday, 19 June 2017

No worries with AHSC

One of the newest paper collections from Close to My Heart is No Worries.  I quickly fell in love with it and can't wait to get all my vacation pictures onto these cute papers.

Michelle has given us a fun block sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I pulled out my No Worries paper and off I went.


For my card I used the word collage, barnboard, lagoon and basket weave patterned papers cutting them into the blocks.

Each square is inked in whisper ink and applied to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 lagoon cardstock base.   For the embellishment cluster I pulled the chair, starfish and "unplugged", using foam tape to pop some up.

To finish off I added new white twine and antique gold brads from my stash.  It's great to put the old with the new.



I haven't added a sentiment yet thinking it might be a great retirement card.  Or maybe a birthday card...

Join us over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and link up your project by clicking here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer

Monday, 12 June 2017

Pretty Pockets with H2H

Happy Monday!!!  We are finally getting some summer weather and I'm loving it.

The challenge for this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is "pretty pockets".   Isn't this a great challenge?  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.    One of the many things I love about Close to My Heart is that all the products go together - so go ahead and mix it up.  I decided to combine some treasured favourites from my stash with some new favourites!!


The cute heart pattern from Little Dreamer paper collection formed the basis for my card design.  I then pulled the pocket from retired stash, along with the sorbet flowers, and white butterflies.

I added the new white burlap ribbon (which I love) to add some texture to the card.

Gold glitter gems top the flowers to finish off the card.


So go ahead, mix up your collections, and join us with your pretty pocket at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  Simply click on the link and add your project.

Enjoy,

Jennifer

Monday, 5 June 2017

Sketchy with Thistle

Wow - we're into the first full week of June.  I wish the weather would start to act like it's June.  We couldn't get rain last year and this year we've had enough......

Michelle has another great sketch for us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I decided to do a monochromatic card in thistle.

I used the cross hatch and striped thistle patterned paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper collection.  The sublet patterns are perfect to use together in projects.

I also backed the pattern paper in thistle cardstock - popping the layers to add dimension.

The centre oval is cut with the new oval thin cuts and make a perfect window for the sentiment.

The sentiment is from Heartfelt Thoughts and the sprig is from Good Thymes (retired) stamped in whisper ink.

The butterflies are from my stash of retired CTMH project. White twine finishes off the card.

Come & join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and link up your project by clicking here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer


Monday, 29 May 2017

Colour Challenge with H2H

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges it's a colour challenge - blossom, lemon and emerald.  These were three of the new colours introduced in the 2017 Annual Inspirations.

I decided to create a garden using the flower  & leaf stamps from the May Stamp of the Month - Live, Love, Laugh.

The flowers and leaves were coloured in using the blending pen and blossom, lemon and emerald ink pads.

I used the Artbooking cricut cartridge to cut the fence from cocoa and the grass from emerald cardstock.  

To finish up, I added large and bitty sparkles to the centre of the flower  and a touch of shimmer pen.

The card is backed on the barnboard patterned paper found in the No Worries paper collection, and then onto cocoa cardstock.

I hope you'll play along with us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges and link up your project here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer


Monday, 22 May 2017

Camping Life with AHSC

Happy Monday!!!  It's sketchy time with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.



Michelle has given a very clean and simple sketch for this week.

If you've played along, you know that clean and simple doesn't always mean easy!!

What will you come up with?




I decided to flip the sketch 180 degrees and used the cloud cuts from Flower Market cricut cartridge for the shape.

The patterned paper is from the new paper collection, Jack which is one of my new favourites!!!  It has great patterns of lumberjack plaid, axes, trees, lumberjacks, and more.

The sentiment is from a great new stamp set, Camping LIfe.  This set has a cute VW camper, mountains, tents, smores, and compass to name a few.

I stamped first in cocoa and then again in fern, cutting out the trees and popping up with foam tape.


I hope you'll play along with the sketch and link up your project here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer




Monday, 15 May 2017

Everyday Life with H2H

It's Everyday Life time with Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week.  It's up to you how to interpret this challenge.

Close to My Heart has a fantastic line of #Life cards and overlays and I decided to use one of these little cards in my project.


This simple little 2x2 card from #Life Cards - Enjoy was the jumping off point for my card.   I love the clean and simple black & white words with a single pop of red.  I popped the card off a double mat of white daisy and black with foam tape to give it more dimension.  One single layer of cranberry cardstock, with white daisy and black continued with the theme of the #Life card.  Keeping the colour theme I used white twine and black dots to finish off the card.

This card is off to my nephew - perfect graduation card!!

Play along with us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges and link up your project here.

Enjoy,

Jennifer

Monday, 8 May 2017

May flowers with AHSC

Happy Monday!!!  Wow we have been having a lot of rain this past week - I'm starting to see animals walk by two by two.....

The sketch this week from Michelle at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is so pretty.



The sketch looked very delicate to me which is what I tried to follow with my card design.








I have been working with the You & Me Complements and thought the gold shimmer wreath worked perfectly in the design.

Once I decided on the wreath I pulled the gold stripe paper from the Rustic Fundamentals and backed with my favourite seaglass cardstock.

To continue to tie in the gold I used the white & gold ribbon and added a couple of gold shimmer dots for embellishments.

The pink flowers added a bit of colour and are from my stash!!

I hope you'll play along with the sketch this week.  Simply follow the link and add your project.

Enjoy,

Jennifer

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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.