Sunday 15 February 2015

Cross-Canada Blog Hop - February

Welcome to our Cross-Canada blog hop for February, featuring Cards made using any of the CTMH How-To Books. To purchase any of the products used in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether something you really liked or some new technique that you would like to learn how to do... by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop. If you came from Nikki of the Timeless Cottage in Hampton, New Brunswick then you are in the right place!
1 Sketch 3 Cards
I pulled out my Make It From Your Heart - Volume 1 book (9035) and chose pattern 24 on page 44.  For less than $10, this how-to publication features 16 two-page layout patterns, 2 single-page patterns, as well as 12 different card patterns that are so easy to use.
Pattern #24 
With the above sketch, I made 3 cards. Si facile !
Step 1: Measure       
Step 2: Cut               
  Step 3: Glue. Voilà!   
I started by covering each of the 3 daisy white card bases (X254) with the snowflake paper from the Snowhaven paper pack (X7188B).  To make thinks interesting I rotated the sketch around 90 degrees each time which gave the cards a different look. These sketches are so versatile.

CTMH snowhaven winter cards
1 Sketch 3 Ways
boy and girl skating card CTMH Frosty Fun D1611
#1 - Frosty Fun Skating
For the first card, the sketch was turned on its side. I stamped the image of the skating boy and girl from the Frosty Fun (D1611) stamp set. I used the blending pen (3174) and CTMH ink pads to colour them in. I glued the image onto Crystal blue mat (1292) and  2 strips of white shimmer trim (Z3024). The sentiment comes from the Hostess Reward stamp Better with  Friend (D1608) on page 9 of the catalogue, which is only available for purchase when you place at least a $150 order. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the blue mat and image. I wanted the focal point to be on the kids.

TIP: I used the metallic marker (1768) to dot the center of the Snowhaven snowflakes to add subtle sparkle.

CTMH snowhaven frosty fun snowball fight card
#2 - Frosty Fun - Snowball Fight 
For the second card, I used the sketch as is. I stamped the image of the children and snowballs from the Frosty Fun (D1611) stamp set. I used the blending pen (3174) and CTMH inks to colour in. The image is matted in Crystal blue cardstock (1292) and adhered to Olive green cardstock (1245) to contrast with the girl's red hair (actually Sunset ink). I used 3 strips of white shimmer trim (Z3024) across the bottom - sorta looks like they are standing in snow, right?.

CTMH snowhaven snowman card
#3 - Flakey Friends Snowman
For my 3rd and last card, I turned the sketch upside down.  I stamped the image of the snowman from the Flakey Friends (C1506) stamp set. This time I used the Shinhan markers to colour in for a more vibrant look. I glued the image on top of a strip of Snowhaven paper (reverse side of the snowflakes) and that is on a rectangle of Cranberry cardstock (1272).

Measure, cut, glue. as easy as 1-2-3. These CTMH pattern books are great way to help start things off.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Arlene's Creative Space from Dunham, Ontario.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's blog, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Easter Fun creations. So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,


  1. Love how you just stuck with one pattern and rotated and flipped the pattern to create 3 totally different cards. Great job....:)

  2. Love how you've shown the versatility of the patterns....great cards!

  3. How creative! Love the soft coloring on the cards.

  4. Great job! thanks for joining our blog hop!

  5. I love how you put that sentiment and stamp image together on the first card, brilliant!

  6. Beautiful cards Dominique! You did a great job of showing the versatility of a card the stamps you used too.

  7. awesome cards! what a fun way to show the versatility of our books . . . hmmm I feel a class developing in my mind!