Sunday, 10 November 2013

CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - November - Illuminate

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop for November. If you have arrived here from Patricia’s Blog,  Patricia Manhire, then you are in the right place. If you landed here first, the blog hop is a big circle, so please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

The SOTM for November is called Illuminate and is a beautiful collection of lamps, lights and related phrases.

I designed this card in the Cricut Craft Room (CCR) which allowed me to get all the layers to match and the little windows to line up. The inspiration for this card actually came from my DH who suggested the window and light shining through it.

I used the Sparkle and Shine paper packet for the front layer, and colonial white card for the base.
The images come from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, exclusive to Close to My Heart.

I have saved the ccr file, so if you would like a copy of it, please leave a comment and I can email it to you as a little gift from me for visiting my blog!

I love that even though this is a "Christmas" themed paper packet, it can suit many other themes as well, and the damask print on this paper is subtle but beautiful.

The Sparkle and Shine paper and many other Christmas themed items are from the Holidays with Heart Gift Guide and are available now through December 31 from your CTMH consultant whilst stocks last. Some items are in short supply so order early to avoid disappointment.

This exclusive  stamp of the month is only available during November. It can be yours for just $5 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $24 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order in my online store here.

Orders totalling over $130 between now and 31 December 2013 can choose one starred item from The Holidays with Heart gift Guide for free so it is an ideal time to get your hands on one of our Cricut Collections or some Workshops on the Go (WOTG) kits for yourself, or as gifts, and be able to claim some lovely Christmas products, and your purchases will count towards 2 promotions!

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Noni’s blog, Live, Crop, Share.

Products used:
X7176B Sparkle and Shine paper packet
1388 Colonial White cardstock pack
S1311 Illuminate
Z2173 Exclusive ink - Slate

Z2110 Exclusive ink - Buttercup

Yours in craft,


  1. This is awesome- a lovely idea to pop the light outside the window :)

  2. Looks fab Monika. I do so love that damask paper. Isn't it fab t have a creative minded hubby too? Mine is great with technology but not so great with creatives!

  3. What a beautiful card, I would love a copy of the CCR file if that is ok. So many inspiring ideas on this blog hop

    1. Hi Tegan, I cant see your email address, so if you can send an email to monikame72 (at) I will send it straight through :-)

    2. Hi Monika, I just saw your reply and have emailed you know. Thank you very much

  4. Lovely card Monika and I would love a copy of the CCR file as well. :)

  5. Monika, I LOVE, love, love it!! Such a simple and beautiful idea.

    ps: I'd love a copy of the ccr file please :)


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