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Thursday, September 29

A beautiful life with Heartfelt Creations.

It's time for another Heartfelt Creations share. I decided to use a background paper to create a scrapbook layout that is reasonably simple in design, but very effect when the beautiful background image is allowed to become the focus of the page. 

To create the page, I first added some texture to the background in a subtle way by adding texture paste through a stencil. Once I added the photo, I simply framed it with some beautiful hand made flowers and some soft gauze. The printed image in the background provides the rest of the page. This is a simple way to create an advanced looking page. 

Check out Karan's project on the blog this week, it is absolutely stunning. I love the little metal trinket on the gate. 

Thursday, September 22

Birthday wishes from Heartfelt Creations

It's time for another share using the brand new Classic Rose Heartfelt Creations collection. There are  a few different colour schemes across this range, but for this project, I decided to focus on the purples. 

To see how to create these three dimensional roses, check out the video from Emma Lou here.

There is plenty more to see on the blog here.

Sunday, September 18

September Mood Boards with Ruby Rock-It |Alicia Barry|

This month at Ruby Rock-It, we were asked to do something a little different with our project. We were asked to create a mood board showing some of the things that are most important to us. To do this without over cluttering my page, I have printed them out a little smaller than usual. I also converted them all to black and white since the photos are from all different times and places. This allowed me to create a cohesive set of photos. 

I have included a photo of the kids from our recent travels to Hawaii, the most recent cake I made for my daughter's birthday, an apple image to represent my teaching career, plus a pic from my scrapbook work and teaching. 

 To create my project, I have used some of the brand new papers and embellishments from the newly released wedding ranges.  I used the champagne background stamp with embossing powder along with dimensional paint to create a textured effect. 

I fussy cut floral sections from patterned paper to create embellishments. I added to these with fussy cut feathers from paper, and some wood veneer feathers embossed with metallics. 

To finish off I added some of the new pearl flourishes. I cut them into smaller sections and tucked them into the floral clusters. 

Supplies used:
Bella! Raw and rustic paper collection
Bella! Bling Vintage flourish
Fundamentals wood veneers FUN82
Bella! Champagne background stamp

Thursday, September 15

Heartfelt Creations- new release day with Classic Rose

It's time for a new collection from Heartfelt Creations today. I feel like this collection is a back to basics classic collection that Heartfelt are so well known for. This is a beautiful floral range with really great rose images at its core. 

Here's a little more about it from the designers:

Beautiful in color, exquisite in fragrance, and ever so dignified, the rose is one of the most coveted flowers found in chic bouquets, or carefully tended flower gardens.  Breathtaking in bud form, as a blossom gently opening, or in full bloom, it is a flower that calls attention to itself and beckons you to pause and quietly reflect upon its elegance.  Heartfelt Creations invites you to stop, fall quiet and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the new Classic Rose Collection!  Filled with delicate illustrations of roses ranging from buds, to full blossoms, rose wreaths and flower filled vines, the three cling stamp sets and coordinating dies included in this assembling will have you building gorgeous rose gardens filled with varying sizes of dimensional flowers as realistic as those found in nature themselves.  The captivating decorative paper collection will whisk you away to perfectly manicured rose filled grounds, serene meadows where brooks babble and wild roses hold their heads high, and alluring views from charming old world buildings clad in weathered brick and vining florals.  The handsome color palette of regal purples, deep brick like reds, rich corals and leafy greens filled with delicate swirls, stunning brickwork and floral patterns, along with tender handwritten script are among just a few of the magnificent elements found within this graceful paper assembling. So join us as we slow down, enjoy the view and take some time to linger and smell the roses.      

Here's my first project with this collection. 

As usual with Heartfelt Creations dies, there are many different ways to manipulate the petals to create flowers of different shapes and sizes from the same die.  Check out the blog for lots of examples of how different members of the team have done just that. 

Thursday, September 8

Snow Kissed inspiration from Heartfelt Creations.

Today I have a final share using the Snow Kissed collection from Heartfelt Creations with a wintery layout. This photo was from our ski trip a few years ago.  This week we are partnering with Chameleon Markers. I used some green Chameleon pens to colour the trees to create an ombre effect. 

Check out Maurren Russell's snowman tag on the blog this week.  It really stood out to me this week. Check out this and lots of other awesome projects on the blog and see a preview of the Classic Rose collection coming up next week.

Thursday, September 1

Time for another Heartfelt Creations share from the Snow Kissed collection. This week I tried my hand at a bendy card. I thought it would lend itself very nicely to the three dimensional trees that I created using the stamp and die set. It's a bit hard to tell in the photo, but I created the trees by layering two together. The top one was folded in half down the middle, then glued to the centre of the base tree.  By grouping the trees across the different layers of the card, I created a little forest effect. 

Check out the blog for more. See Liz Walkers awesome idea for using acetate for a snowy scene. Very clever. 

While you are there, you'll be able to see a preview of the new collection Classic Rose. I suspect that this will be a very popular collection, and some of the flowers I've seen from the design team so far are really amazing. 

Friday, August 26

It's time for another Heartfelt Creations share for the week. This week, I really wanted to make the spruce trees a focus. I used a flip fold album insert for the card base.  This gave me three layers to work with. I added the trees in all three sizes to all three faces of the card. The trees have all been shaped with a stylus for dimension, and then have glitter added to the branch tips. 


I added the snowman image by stamping the background part only (selective inking), then layered the snowman which was die cut separately, over the top. 

Check out the blog for lots of card and layout ideas, and look especially for Susan Smit's amazing snow globe inspired card. 

Friday, August 19

Heartfelt Creations share.

I am a little late posting this week, as I have just started a new job with about 2 hours notice, so it has been a crazy week.

Congratulations to Lenoria, who was the winner of the birthday blog hop that we ran through the week, and thank you to all those who left lovely comments on my blog, I loved reading them all. 

Meanwhile, I have been busy creating these cute little tag gift boxes using the dies that come with the Snow Kissed collection from Heartfelt Creations. It is a combination of a small box die and a tag die to create the sides. These will be a very versatile set to have in your collection. They would be super handy for wedding favours, party favours, even hanging Christmas ornaments for your tree. To give you an idea, the tag is a regular tag size, so you can see that these are quite small in size. 

Make sure that you check out the blog where you can find 7 more projects using these same dies, and of course many more samples of cards using the same paper collection. Susan's sweet little boxes are divine!

Wednesday, August 17

Card making with Fundamentals cardstock.

This month at Ruby Rock-It, we are showcasing the brand new range of Fundamentals Basics Card stock and embellishments. The new range includes a full range of coloured card bases in three different sizes, paper butterflies, tiny tags and coloured clothes pegs, all in matching colours. 

While the coloured bases are bright and bold, for my tutorial this month, I have chosen to use the grey card bases to create an elegant set of cards.  I have used some patterned paper from the Memories mini theme, along with black corrugated cardboard, mini butterflies, tags and clothes pegs. 

Here's my first card for today, along with step by step instructions for those who wish to play along at home. 

Cut some pieces of white mesh tape (available from hardware stores), and adhere to either side of the card (it's self adhesive).

Tear a piece of black corrugated card. Layer this over the top of a pice of distressed background paper. 

Cut a scalloped tag in half and tuck under the top and bottom of the corrugated board. Tuck a small tag shape into the top of the distressed paper and clip a black clothes peg to the top. 

Cut a sentiment label from the background paper and adhere to the left of the corrugated board. Fussy cut some floral sections form the other side of the backgound paper and shape the edges. Adhere around the outside of the frame.

Finally, add some tiny paper butterflies, and apply some dimensional paint dots to the butterflies, and sentiment frame as shown. 


I also made a couple of other cards using the same materials, but with different card base sizes. 

Supplies used:

Friday, August 12

Happy Birthday Emma Lou

(**Apologies for the look of this blog post with the strange backgrounds. I have tried and tried to fix it :(  )

Most of you would know that Emma Lou is the Creative Director for Heartfelt Creations and looks after our Design Team. It is her 30th birthday, so the Design Team, past and present have gotten together to host a blog hop to celebrate. We all made cards for her and sent them off, which she got this week.

Emma Lou's wonderful husband Richard wanted 
you all to have the chance to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift voucher on the hop! 
All you have to do is comment on as many blogs as you want in the hop.

The Hop starts from 8am EST on Thursday 11th August
and closes Tuesday 16th august at midnight EST. A winner will be randomly
drawn from all of the blogs and will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations
Facebook page on Wednesday 17th August. The winner will have
72 hours to claim the prize. If the prize is unclaimed we will draw the prize again!

 Nupur is next up, click here to see what she has made:

You should have landed here from Martine's blog, but just in case, here is the complete list, so you can head back to the beginning and see all the beautiful cards that the team made.