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New Year – New Crafting goodies!

Two weeks into the NY already, and boy do I have a beautiful stack of photos and memories to celebrate already. How about you? I’ve enjoyed some time in my studio creating, and have lots to share.

But first up, it would be remiss of me not to share CTMH’s new seasonal catalogue – that is just for Jan/Feb. With such a short availability window, I recommend you check it out, and get your ‘must haves’ sooner rather than later.

Click on the photo below to view it. A book is also free with any purchase from me.

There are a couple of products in the book that I am super excited about, and that are easy to overlook, so thought I’d give you a heads up.

My favourite is the Photo Frame Thin Cut. It gives a ‘polaroid’ look, with stitching around the frame. I couldn’t love this more, and know I will use it over and over. And two weeks into the catalogue, it’s already sold out once. So if you love this as much as me, I recommend you order yours now.

You’ll see examples of how I’ve used this below.

The second item that I think is really cool, is a pairing. The White Die Cut Word Strips would be easy to overlook. But these are super handy for both card makers and scrapbookers alike. And pair them with the Remember These Moments stamp set, and you’ve got some great journalling embellishments for your page, or titles.

The Die-cut Word Strips do come in different colours, but I recommend you start with white, as you can colour these using your inks, if you want to personalise for a layout.

OK – so those are my top two items in the catalogue – what are yours?

Now let me share what I’ve been creating.

First up, for my scrapbooking friends. The Let’s Party range is one that most of us will be able to use, because most of us celebrate birthday’s right? And it’s likely you have a fair few of these amongst your family and friends in any given year. 🙂

I also love CTMH Workshop Kits – for the ease and speed I can create beautiful layouts with. But I wanted layouts that were a little less busy than these ones were. So – I’ve taken the workshop kit, and re-imagined it.

When you purchase the kit, you’ll receive the instructions and everything to create these layouts;

I’ve used the same materials, but in turn, have created these layouts;

For this layout, I’ve added in that favourite item of mine, the Photo Frame Thin cut.

In this birthday layout, I’ve added in another favourite in the book – the Lollipop Alphabet. (I’ve used it on the word Birthday in the title). How gorgeous is it!! That’s definitely going to be a go to lettering set for me.

If you’d like the instructions to create these layouts, just email / message me, and I’ll send them through.

But I haven’t just been creating layouts. I’ve also been enjoying some goodies from the book to create cards.

This first card highlights the Postage Frame Thin Cut. (I’ve black embossed the hydrangea, and coloured using my Tri-Blend markers.

This card combines several products. It’s super simple – but sometimes things are just lovely in their simplicity right?!

The paper used is from the Skylark paper suite – a limited edition, that is only available until the 31st January. The word Celebrating is from the Celebrating Everything Stamp Set (D2217), and the title has been cut from Capri Glitter Paper, using number thin cuts from the Let’s Party Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cuts (Z7103).

Lastly for today, another super simple card – my play at creating a monochromatic card.

The hero with this card is the Tailgate Greetings stamp and thin cut (Z7110). I created the ‘road’ by masking off the area, and colouring it with a black oxide ink. The HB2U which is stamped along the line of the road has been stamped using Linen ink, for a very soft and subtle effect. What do you think? Too simple?

So there’s what I’ve playing with and creating this week.

I’d love to hear what your favourite products are, and see what you’ve been creating. Share here, or pop on over to my FB page and share there.

Happy crafting

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