Word of the Day Travel Bug Challenge

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Travel Bug Challenge 2015Are you up for a challenge?

Beginning today, I will post a Word of the Day on my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/PassionateAboutPages

Your challenge is to use that word as the inspiration for a page or a card.  You can make a literal interpretation or be a bit creative!

For instance, if the word was 'Dog' you may include photos of your dog, a stamp of a dog, use a doggy pun in your title or put photos of Yoga on the page!  (Downward dog is everyone's favourite pose)

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June SOTM - Clown Faces

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I happened to glance down at the Ice Cream cone stamp on my work table one day when the stamp was upside down.  All of a sudden all I could see was a clown's head - the ice-cream had gone!

All my ladies at Saturday's Paper Picnic loved these cuties so much I thought I'd share the 'How To' with all of you.

Turn the ice cream cone upside down and make a clown.  CTMH June SOTM 'Ice Cream Dream' S1507 is so versatile! Turn the ice cream cone upside down and make a clown. CTMH June SOTM 'Ice Cream Dream' S1507 is so versatile!
  1.  Stamp 2 Ice Cream cones in Pixie ink on white daisy cardstock.
  2.  Use watercolour …

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Taste of Summer - Cards

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I have LOVED using the Taste of Summer Papers and Stamps throughout May.  Here is your final bit of inspiration from me for the month.  Each of these cards is a little different to my usual and were lots of fun to make.

Spin cards (Z1866) are available to purchase through my website.  They are 7" x 5" and come in packs of 10. The grid on the strawberry card was inspired by a fellow blogger, laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com.au.  It uses May's Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin' . Spin cards (Z1866) are available to purchase through my website. They are 7" x 5" and come in packs of 10.
The grid on the strawberry card was inspired by a fellow blogger, laurenctmhcraftings.blogspot.com.au. It uses May's Stamp of the Month, Just Sayin' .


I used the Taste of Summer stamp with the Rock 'n' Roll inking technique to create these lemons and oranges. The half slices make a nice frame I used the Taste of Su…

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Taste of Summer - Triangle cards

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Messing around with small pieces of paper can be fun.  Once again I have dived in to the offcuts in my Taste of Summer papers (CC1038).

Card & Envelope Value Packs (50 of each for just $20) make card making super easy.  I've used White Daisy (X2540) here but you can also get Colonial white (X1410) if you prefer. Card & Envelope Value Packs (50 of each for just $20) make card making super easy. I've used White Daisy (X2540) here but you can also get Colonial White (X1410) if you prefer.


I began with 1 1/2" squares cut in half diagonally and played around until I had some patterns I liked.  I cut my Shimmer Trim in half lengthways so it is a subtle accent and then decorate…

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Capture the Day Butterfly Card

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Here's a quick card to make.  It took me less than 15 minutes to create it.  I used the Capture the Day Stamp Set (A1165)

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Begin by creating a circular mask from a Post-It Note

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Next, stamp lots of butterflies in 3 different colours around and over the mask.  Stamp one extra butterfly on some scrap paper and cut this out.  Use your daubers to 'colour' this single butterfly.

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Remove the mask and add the sentiment and finish off with the single butterfly mounted on foam tape.  Add a mount of patterned p…

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Ladybird, Ladybird...

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One of the things I love best about being part of Close To My Heart is the open sharing of ideas between consultants across the globe.  Today's little card was inspired by a lady who lives in Ohio, USA.  So, thank you Bobbi Frappier Dailey!  I adore ladybirds.

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The ladybirds are made using the banner stamps from the Year Noted kit.  I embossed the Cranberry card using the Hearts embossing folder and the XOXO comes from January's Stamp of the month.  I have this card as a kit for all my lovely lad…

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Year Noted - 2 cards

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As mentioned yesterday, I made a couple of cards with the gorgeous Year Noted kit.  This kit is only available during January 2015.  It's just $10 with a $75 order.  The kit  includes a C-size stamp set, gold foil stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™ papers, valued at $37.  You can also add a Mini album for just $5 more - that's $52 value for just $15!

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This card was quick and easy.  I used the arrow stamps from the Year Noted Stamp set for the background and the semi-circle banner.  The Scallop Bo…

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In the spotlight...

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Today I'd like to share the work of 3 of my customers.  They spent the day at our Paper Picnic on Saturday making cards.  I was so impressed I just had to share with you all.

Xmas cards

These Christmas cards were created by Sue Kennedy using her trusty Cricut and lots of Glitter Paper.  I love the simplicity of the cards - letting the shimmery goodness of the paper do all the work.  One technique Sue tried was stamping in Black Archival Ink onto the Glitter Paper - doesn't it look great?  Glitter Paper is a…

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Last minute cards

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I know as super women, balancing work and family,  we are also supposed to be organised well in advance for Christmas... BUT I know the reality of life means this doesn't always happen.  As a paper crafter you know the value of hand made.  Today I'm sharing a little hand made card that can be whipped up in a few minutes.

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These two cards were made in a few minutes before breakfast!  Here's what you need on hand for card emergencies...

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Artfully Sent Butterfly Card

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OK, it's official!  The Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge is my new favourite tool.  It makes card making so quick and easy.  Here's a card I made using mostly scraps.

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The design is already on the cartridge.  All I had to do was load my paper into the machine and press 'Cut'.  I was doing a few for my team members so I ended up with lots of lovely butterfly die-cuts in different shades of blue which I plan to use on a page later.

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Once the base card is cut, use the die cut butterflies to guide your cu…

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