Monday, March 25, 2013

Fun with Close to my Heart

I had a lot of fun participating in the Spirelli Technique challenge at Crafting by Designs, and was so excited to learn that I was their February prize winner! Let me tell you, I've been eagerly awaiting my Close To My Heart goodie package from CTMH consultant Cindy Leek! And boy, I wasn't disappointed. I received lots of yummy paper of different weights, a book of sketch ideas, some adorable metal clips, and a set of clear stamps. Oh CTMH, you had me at "paper"!

Anyhoo, I was very excited to be able to participate in the challenges at Heart 2 Heart, as I've never had enough CTMH products to meet their requirement (I have some flocking and bottled ink). They are having a special month-long prize challenge going on, so I'm hoping to enter a few more of their March challenges if time allows [by the time I posted this, I had made all the cards for March!].

Speaking of Time... I had actually wanted to enter their "Spring Forward" challenge when it was posted back on March 4, but I couldn't figure a good way to use said flocking & inks. So imagine my joy when I received a Time-themed stamp set! Whoop! I inked up that bad boy and made a quick card using a sheet of CTMH's My Reflections DP.

All the stamps are from the CTMH set, except the sentiment which is from Stampendous. I stamped the watch frame in bright yellow and heat-embossed it with yellow, so it's really yellow! I inked the inside with a little SU! Barely Banana ink and stamped the sentiment in black. Everything on the blue band is heat-embossed in white; I colored the sentiment with a marker.

ColourQ #181: Color
Heart 2 Heart: Spring Forward + CTMH products (Time + paper & stamps)
Seize the Birthday #11: Feminine Birthday + Sketch (This isn't exactly girly, but I think it's pretty feminine)

Update: Whoop, I was the random Grand Prize Winner for the Heart 2 Heart March Madness challenge!

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  1. Hey CG - I love this! Great use of the colors!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at the colourQ!

  2. what a lovely card! thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

  3. So pretty and I love those colors together! Great CTMH images and paper!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  4. Love that pop of fun. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  5. So happy you now have enough CTMH products in your hands, so that you could play along with us this past month at Heart 2 Heart! I love how you combined the challenges and I really like the watch in yellow. I wouldn't have thought to do that, but it looks great!


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