Sunday, 26 October 2014

What's NEW

As many of you know, I recently attended the first annual Australasian Close To My Heart Convention in Brisbane. It was a great time, catching up with old friends and making new friends. And there was some great training from home office staff and from some of our own consultants.

The NEW Seasonal Expressions supplement to the Annual Inspirations catalogue was unveiled and we got to see some of the NEW product that will be available for purchase from 1st December. But I will have some of the Seasonal Expressions available by the end of this week. They are just $2.00 each. 

Here is a sneak peak of some of the NEW products
 

There are two new collections, including paper packs & coordinating embellishments and WoTG kits as well as NEW albums and a fabulous Rolling Tote that fits 1 large, 2 medium & 1 small organiser as well as tools and paper packs and embellishments. The tote will be available sometime during November.

The paper packs are and some of the other products are only available for the life of the supplement, so if you see something you would like, don't delay placing your order.

At convention, we were able to use some of the New products. Below are a couple of the projects we made.
 
using the NEW Heartstrings paper pack, Flaxen twine and puffies
 
Cards made using Hopscotch paper pack

You can order your NEW products from 1st December. 

I look forward to catching up with you soon!

                                                                                                        Doreen 
 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Brushed Pages

I will soon be attending the annual Close To My Heart Convention in Brisbane and I can't wait as I know it will be a fabulous few days! Of course there will be lots of training - including using the fabulous CTMH product range, plenty of laughter and catching up with old friends and making new friends and of course there will an abundance of good food! All attendees have the opportunity to enter in a page layout competition, so I thought why not! So below are the pages I am entering. The page on the right was inspired by one on page 102 in the Annual Inspirations (and was the page we made at my September Workshops) and the page on the left was made to coordinate.
Brushed pages based on layout on page 102 in Annual Inspirations

 

The flowers & leaves were stamped using A Budding Friendship stamp set  and colour added using Pixie, Cotton Candy, Canary & Pear Exclusive Inks with Sponge Daubers




The title and overlay were cut on the Cricut using the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Thanks for stopping by.
                                                                                                              Doreen

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Christmas is coming and more October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays

I have had some fun playing with the fabulous October SoM - Home for the Holidays (S1410). This stamp set is only available during October. You can get it for just $5.00 when you spend $75.00 or you can purchase it during October for $27.00. Check out my projects.
Page using October SoM and the beautiful Snowhaven paper pack


Gift tags with box

Ornament gift tags

Home gift tags

I am not sure some will read the front of these cute tags

I have used the Wishes Cardmaking Idea Book Greeting Card Workshop to create 16 cards - 2 each of 8 designs.
A set of cards using Snowhaven paper and a variety of stamps
One of my favourite projects completed recently is this Christmas page (below) from last year. The colours I have used were inspired by the red brick of our home and the roses in the front garden.
I have cut the overlays using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge






Roses are one of my favourite flowers. Many of you have seen our beautiful red and yellow roses in full bloom. The first flush of this season is coming out now.





I used the fabulous ShinHan Twin Touch Markers to colour the bling for the tree.







Don't forget you can shop online at  my website or check out my  Facebook page and Pinterest page

I look forward to catching up with you soon

Happy crafting                                                                                                                  Doreen

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Stamp of the Month: Home for the holidays!

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 — that’s over 70% off retail! This month's special stamp of the month is the lovely Home for the Holidays set! When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing. 


Ribbon Revelry!


During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $65 you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE!

Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $9.50. So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!