Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SOTM: November Blog Hop

Well this is a first! I am hoping to post more CTMH ideas and thought I would like the challenge of a blog hop.  Little did I realise but sign up closed last night at midnight so at quarter to eleven I started fiddling!

If you are here for the first time you have probably found me after viewing Vandra's lovely party invite at http://vandractmh.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/new-years-cheer-november-sotm.html
Welcome and I hope that you might visit again!

For those who are used to being here this month's SOM is "New Year's Cheer"  As you know, Stamp of the Month is available for only $7.50 with a $75 dollar order so a great way to build up your collection of stamps.

I became an Auntie again yesterday so naturally my thoughts were baby related.  I know that this stamp is meant to be for New Years but it really is versatile enough for lots of other occasions - I always love banners because depending on your ink colours they work for birthdays, Christmas, New Years, Sports Days, Race Carnivals, Baby Showers and even Australia Day.

Anyhow, the minute I saw that cute little bow I was reminded of how I used to make torn-paper bears with sticker bows.  For a long time they were my "thing" and often given away as gifts for papercrafting friends.

A few scraps of desert sand and some pen work and voila!
My banner was made using Canary, Pixie and Crystal Blue inks and because I had just finished working with Swan Lake I used the "little moments" sentiment from the complements to finish it off.
I will probably add Liana's name with some stamping at a later date.

I cut my photo mats at 6 1/4 by 4 1/4 because I know that I will have to rely on my sister to send me down some pictures so they will be standard photos.

So there you have it! Thanks for stopping by. I hope that this works and that now you can head on over to Maz's to check out her work.  https://artymaz.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/ctmh-stamp-of-the-month-new-years-cheer-s1611-australasian-blog-hop/
Don't we have some clever Close To My Heart Consultants!
Until next time,
Keep smiling,


Maz Wood said...

I liked how you used the banners in your layout & the lovely soft colour scheme.

Shaunna Richards said...

This is a very cute page Nell. I feel I need to find a cute child to photograph so I can copy it!

Vandra said...

So cute using the banner on the soft colour page. I think your teddy bear is super cute too!