Sunday, 15 February 2015

Cards. cards! Everywhere cards!

Welcome to the February Cross Canada blog hop where we will focus on CARDS!! I had never made my own cards until I started with Close to my Heart nearly four years ago, and since then I have found I LOVE to make my own!! Store bought are so blah beside a handmade with love card!

Now, if you got here from Terry Ann's blog, you are in the right place, but if you get lost along the way, just return to Nova Scotia and Michelle for the complete list. As you go through our posts, please leave your comments. We love to get your feedback on our work.

With the CTMH Convention coming up in July, this is a great opportunity to start making some cards for swapping with other consultants! I used the Celebration Card Workshop patterns on page 21in the Wishes how-to book for these cards. The how-to books are awesome when the brain just won't pump out ideas! I keep them on my desk so they are handy and they always go with me to crops! (Not that I use them all the time...)

Here are my cards. I used the Brushed and Chantilly bulk papers with White Daisy, Juniper and Canary cardstock. By the way, the cards are on the tablecloth I bought in Mexico in December! I LOVE the colours!!

The ovals were all cut with the CM oval cutting system that I have had for many years (one tool that I do use regularly when I need an oval quickly). My Cricut mats are still MIA and I have not been able to get to Michael's to buy more. The Happy Birthday oval and the Thanks one with the corners (not the oval) were fussy cut.

Materials used:
Brushed and Chantilly B&T Duos paper
White Daisy, Juniper and Canary cardstock
Cocoa and Pear Exclusive Ink
Hemp Twine
Clear and Brown Sparkle Gems
Bronze Shimmer Trim
Shin Han Alcohol Markers Bronze, Carmine, and Sap Green

Stamps used:
A1125 Thanks
D1525 Casual Expressions
And of course, Anniversary Sticky Boy!!

That's it for me this month. For more great artwork, head on over to Chantal's blog! And if you see anything on your travels here that you would like to learn more about, please contact your local Close to my Heart Independent Consultant who will be glad to answer all of your questions!


  1. Great cards, I love how vibrant the colors of the Brushed paper are. They really just make you think springtime and flowers. Great job, and those you swap with at convention will love them too.

  2. Nice cards. Love it when the sentiment is in an oval.

  3. Lovely cards, you have a sticky boy! thank you for sharing.

  4. Great cards, Janet. Love your sticky boy...looks like he wants to go to the party too!