The Stamps I Use

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Hi folks,

Just sharing another Christmas card using the Beary Christmas papers from CTMH.

In case you are wondering, I used the Beary Christmas Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts set to make the wreath and sentiment on this card. This card comes together very quickly. It's based on one of the optional cards you can make with the WYW Beary Christmas Scrapbooking Kit.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Happiest Holidays

Hi folks,

I'm back today to share another of the cards from the CTMH Merriest Wishes Cardmaking Workshop Your Way.

This was a fun one to make because - that tree patterned paper is actually custom-created using the stamps that come in the kit! I love it! I used the three different green inks recommended in the kit along with a red ink and - Voila! My own paper!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merriest Wishes

Hi folks,

As you can tell from my last couple of posts, I've been working my way through the Workshop Your Way Kits in the current Holiday Expressions Idea Book from CTMH.

Today I'm sharing a card from the Merriest Wishes cardmaking WYW Kit.

I quite like the simple but pretty design of this one. Just the right amount of sparkle. The design is not TOO dimensional - making it great for mailing out purposes.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You're the Best

Hi folks,

I'm back today to share the second card from the CTMH Happy Thoughts cardmaking workshop your way.

Again, even though this workshop uses papers from the Cats & Bats collection, the card is not at all Hallowe'en-y.

The kit instructions recommend using the Basic Tags Thin Cuts. Mine are on the way so I improvised by just cutting my paper appropriately.

I think I'll make another version of the card - using the other side of the orange paper - the black diagonal stripe as I think that would look quite elegant. And maybe swap either the pink or grey cardstock for the glittery bashful or silver paper..

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thank You Kindly

Hi folks,

Today I'm sharing a thank you card from the CTMH "Kind Thoughts" card making Workshop Your Way.

Hard to believe these papers are from the Hallowe'en themed Cats & Bats Collection! I must say, I quite like how the card-making workshops for the themed paper collections are often not at all related to the season for which they were originally intended.

And, even though the kit recommends the Thin Cuts Scallop Border die, I'm here to tell you that if you have our older scallop border punch in your crafting arsenal then you can still replicate the look as I did above. I JUST ordered my die cut last week so it hasn't arrived yet but I really wanted to make this card so I just pulled out the punch instead!

And, though the kit recommends watercolouring the flower image, I coloured mine with my Copic markers. So - use what you have! If you aren't comfortable with watercolours, use your pencils or your favourite markers!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Happy Birthday - Viva La Verve Oct 2017

Hi folks,

I've had another productive weekend of paper-crafting so I will definitely have some cards to share again this week.

Up first is a card I made for our nephew for his birthday.

This was my first time using the mini acrylic stamps from The Greeting Farm and I am pleased with the result.

card details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Yet Another Autumn Birthday Card

Hi folks,

Yes - the cards featuring the CTMH Falling For You collection just keep coming. What can I say? I quite like the colour scheme for this paper pack.

This is another card inspired by a CTMH Home Office card workshop. Clean, simple, easy to make!

As always, thanks for stopping by!