Thursday, 1 October 2015

Twinkle- S1510 - CTMH Australiasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hi and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month 
Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived 
here from Wendy Hopper's Expressions of the Heart then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas! Everywhere you go!
I love this time of year, Christmas always has me so excited!!
I love the festive season and I especially love to be able to create my own little bits and pieces and add my personal flair to it all - and I couldn't be more spoilt with what Close To My Heart has to offer to         help me accomplish this!!  Starting of course with the October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle! This stamp set is just full of Christmas spirit and will have you crafting Christmas goodies like there's no tomorrow!

I just love how simple Close To My Heart make it for us to make fantastic handcrafted, personal creations with ease, having stunning artwork like this stamp set at our fingertips!

The simplicity goes a step further with this stamp set being cricut compatible with the Artiste  cartridge, as indicated by the red outline, ensuring perfect shapes every time for your stamped images. 

This D size stamp set is available exclusively throughout August for $27 - or yours for just $7.50 when you spend $75

I had so much fun creating a few quick cards 
with this set - I hope you enjoy them.
Firstly I played around with some background stamping to create this panel using cranberry ink and simply matting with cranberry cardstock to really make the pattern pop. 
Simple but effective and eye catching I think. 
How about you?

I had lots of fun playing with colours to create 
this next little card. Colours used
were lagoonthistlepearhoney and cranberry.
The string of lights reminds me of Christmas time at my Nan's when I was a child. She had this old set of lights that were shaped like these bulbs and I can still remember how they clinked together when we were trying to untangle them. 
Good times! Great memories!

This last card was a little more involved but was still really fun to create. I used my artiste circuit cartridge to cut the circles and stamped as pictured using cranberry ink as well as versa mark ink which was then heat embossed using our silver powder. The touch of silver really adds to the festive feel. The white background was given a hint if elegance by embossing with our quatrefoil embossing folder, which I think really sets it all off.

I hope you've enjoyed having a look at my little creations, they were lots of fun to do. 
I'm sure I don't need to tell you again how much Christmas excites me!! It's only 84 days to go!!
 I'm sure you wanted to know that ..... do make sure you pop back between now and then to see 
what other Christmas crafts I have instore! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to have a look around - don't forget that this cute stamp set, Twinkle, is only available for the month of September from your CTMH Consultant
I'd really love you to leave a comment before you hop on over to Doris Taylor's Creative Inspirations 
to see the wonderful ideas she has to share with you. 


  1. Stunning cards Britt - I like the way you have used the stamps for something very different.

  2. Your cards are fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Beautiful cards Britt! I'm inspired to make these! Thank you!

  4. Oh these are so pretty! My fave was the one with the interlocked baubles and then I saw th colourful lights, so I can't decide.

  5. Oooh I love them all - I think my favourite is the coloured lights.

  6. Great cards you have used this stamp set really well.

  7. oooohhhh love them all, Did i mention that I just love them all britt, gorgeous, gorgeous work babe, thanks so much for sharing, will so definitely be paying homage and casing these all.

  8. Lovely cards Britt, I really love the circle card. Red and white is stunning.

  9. Love them all, especially that first card!

  10. Such a cute selection of cards Britt. Thank you for sharing. :)

  11. Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing! I may be scrap lifting some of those!

  12. Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing! I may be scrap lifting some of those!

  13. Beautiful fun cards!! Very inspiring!