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A Sad Farewell to Chantilly by Close to My Heart

January 27, 2014

Welcome back

Firstly I would like to apologise for not following other blogs and commenting on them as much as I would like but I have been very busy.  Earlier last year I told you about setting up Make Shift, well that unfortunately has popped down, so I have started up my own shop called Craft Hutt.  This is also an art and craft collective that focuses on selling hand crafted NZ made goodies.  Craft Hutt is still in it’s infancy so needs a lot of TLC to get established and I have been quite busy with manning the shop plus doing all my own crafting.   Once things settle down I will be keeping up with all that is happening around the world.  In the meantime check us out on for all the latest news and information.

For this weeks post I have been doing some layouts using the last of my beautiful Chantilly papers.  This lovely paper is no longer available, but I am eagerly awaiting a delivery of the gorgeous new papers coming in the next catalogue.  I love using the Made it From Your Heart books Volumes 1 and 2 as it is quick and easy to make a fabulous 2 page layout.  All you need to do is sort out your photos.   I have left the photo mats blank as I am uncomfortable about putting photos of my family on the internet.

CTMH Chantilly double page layout

For this layout I have used the recipe from page 12 of the Volume 2 book.  This layout was also featured in the Laughing Lola WOTG and I love it as it is so easy to use either landscape or portrait photos.  I have distressed all the edges except for the white photo mats with Desert Sand ink and the flowers and leaves are from the Cricut Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges.  I still have space to do some titles and I can use one of the photo mats for journalling as well.  I love the simplicity of the colour scheme, especially with the little pop of pink with the Hollyhock cardstock.

CTMH Chantilly Double page layoutFor this layout I have used the recipe from page 24 of the Volume 2 book.   I have cut out some flowers and birds from the patterned paper and adhered them to the page and also used the Just for You (B1398) stamp set to make a flower embellishment. The journalling shape has been cut out using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  For this layout I have not distressed the edges to keep it crisp and clean.  As you can see there is still some finishing to do with titles etc but that can wait until the photos are in place first.

These layouts did not take very long and yet are very effective.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Hollyhock, Twilight, Pear, Colonial White, White Daisy, Buttercup, Topiary, Desert Sand

Ink – Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand, Buttercup, Pear, Cotton Candy

Chantilly paper pack

Chantilly complements

Cricut Cartridge – Artiste, Art Philosophy

Stamp set – Just for You (B1398)

As I said before I am looking forward to getting my next order with a whole lot of new products from the next catalogue.  I am hoping to participate in a couple of blog hops to showcase the new items so watch this space…

I would like to remind people that there is only a few days left for purchasing any retiring items so please don’t delay and order your items now as these are available while stocks last only.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting


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