Prickly Pear Australasian Blog Hop

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Welcome to the CTMH Australasian Prickly Pear Blog Hop.  This hop features some amazing and talented women from across Australia.

If you arrived from  Vandra's Blog  you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop simply read on, enjoy my creations and maybe share some love in the comments. Then you click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part- you can see lots of different projects you can create with Close To My Heart’s Prickly Pear collection!   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

G1128 Prickly Pear Workshop Kit is available for purchase from www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
There are 3 co-ordinating stamp sets for this kit.  This month, you can buy 2 and get the third one FREE* (For stamps only, not available for Thin Cut & Stamp bundles.  Stamp of lesser value is the free one).  I have used stamps from all three sets in the layouts I'm sharing today.


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CTMH Prickly Pear Collection - order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au

Tangerine and Sorbet cardstock look so pretty with a Sea Glass base.  The glitter strip is also Sea Glass.  The solid Oval Thin Cuts add a little interest to the border.

CTMH Prickly Pear Collection - order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
The second layout used up scraps of paper, cardstock and embellishments.  The block design could also work on the outer edges of the layout but I liked the focal point it created in the centre.  The starburst border stamp worked well again along with the burlap ribbon and sequins to add some texture to the design.
CTMH Prickly Pear Collection - order yours at www.shaunnarichards.closetomyheart.com.au
Each piece of the central pattern is 2" wide.  Each vertical strip contains 2 pieces 2" high and 2 pieces 3" high.  The last piece is trimmed to fit the space left.  The emerald pieces will be for journaling.  I liked the idea of using "Date" and "Place" as headings for journaling when they would traditionally form part of an invitation.  The cactus was cut from printed paper but you could stamp them if you've used all of the print in your pack.
 

The Prickly Pear Collection  is available to purchase from your Close To My Heart consultant.  A list of products used in my projects appears at the end of this post.  Place your order with your Close To My Heart Consultant. If you don’t have a consultant, you can order online through my website .

I’d love you to leave a comment for me before you go.  Then click on the underlined link and move on to Doreen's Blog , Scrapping and More with Doreen to see the gorgeous project she has designed for you.  Doreen's work is always beautiful.

Happy Scrapping,

Shaunna

Products used in these projects

G1128 Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way

X7221D Prickly Pear Co-ordinating Cardstock

Z3240 Sea Glass Glitter paper

X5751 Sorbet Cardstock

3505 Watercolour Pencils

Z2813 Sea Glass Ink

Z2805 Black Ink

Z3247 Simple Chevron Embossing Folder

15 comments

Rae Cleggett

I love the way you have used up scraps on the second layout. I'm always looking for new ways to use them up. Thanks for sharing.
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Doreen Watkins

Love the way you have used the scraps, Shaunna. Your pages are inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Rae, It was really fun to make this layout
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Georgia O'Shea

These are gorgeous and I love the colouring on your stamps! Impressive!
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Vandra Stenton

I really love the squares page, clever. Your colouring in of the cacti is very realistic too. Love it.
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Great pages Shauna - I love the idea for leaving the intentional space for date & place!!!
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Doreen, that is high praise coming from such a clever crafter as yourself
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Allison Bunt

Lovely work Shauna particularly the colouring of the cactus
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Fab work as always, I really like the second layout that used up the scraps of paper & how you used the Date & Place as a title.
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Jillian King

Just love the detail in your work, always inspires me.
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Passionate About Pages

Thank you Jillian. I love playing with stamps and embellishments
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Passionate About Pages

Thank you!
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Passionate About Pages

It's my favourite too Vandra. I was really happy with the way that layout came together
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Georgia. Nothing like a bit of colouring :)
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Passionate About Pages

Thanks Vandra, that one is my favourite too
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