Thursday, 31 December 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome to 2016! It was great to catch up with many during 2015 and I look forward to spending time with more you this year.

January is National Papercrafting Month and Close to My Heart is celebrating with an exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program - aavailable for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™  2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $13.50 before this offer is gone on 31st January 2016!


And this Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program can also be used on your traditional scrapbooking pages. So to order yours, contact me or go to my website

I would love to welcome you to some of workshops during 2016. Below are the booking details for my regular workshops, but if you would like a list of other events, contact me.

January       Saturday, 16th January 2016
10.00am till 5.00pm- $40.00 – includes Paper pack and more, handouts, lunch, morning & afternoon tea
Featuring La Vie En Rose
RSVP: Wednesday, 30th December 2015 with payment via
www.directepay.com.au with the code: 28056733 in the “Pay a Merchant” box (to ensure the paper pack etc are available for you)

February      Saturday, 16th January 2016
10.00am till 5.00pm- $40.00 – includes Paper pack and more, handouts, lunch, morning & afternoon tea
Featuring the NEW Charlotte Collection
RSVP: Wednesday, 30th December 2015 with payment via www.directepay.com.au with the code: 28056733 in the “Pay a Merchant” box (to ensure the paper pack etc are available for you)

March          Saturday 12th March 2016
10.00am till 5.00pm- $40.00 – includes Paper pack and more, handouts, lunch, morning & afternoon tea
Featuring the Penelope collection
RSVP: Wednesday, 24th February 2016 with payment via www.directepay.com.au with the code: 28056733 in the “Pay a Merchant” box (to ensure the paper pack etc are available for you)

April            Friday, 8th April 2016
7.30pm – 11.30pm - $15.00 – includes scrapbook project and 
more
RSVP: Friday 5th February 2016 with payment via www.directepay.com.au with the code: 61507280 in the “Pay a Merchant” box

May             Friday 13th – Sunday 15th - Retreat
6.00pm Friday till 3.00pm Sunday - $165.00.  Registration with $165.00 fee deposit via www.directepay.com.au with the code: 4486935. Balance of $115.00 (if deposit paid prior to 30th November) can be paid with the code: 19727212

Come back again soon and see what else is new.

Doreen

Monday, 28 December 2015

La Vie En Rose In January

First, I apologise for being absent most of December! Life got in the way!

But I am back now and ready to go! During January, I will be featuring the La Vie En Rose range with a sneak peak of the NEW Charlotte, Penelope and Regatta ranges. With so much happening in December, I stepped back from my craft table for most of the month, getting back to it a couple of days ago.

I was inspired by a layout by Wendy Coffman of www.stampingrules.com to create these pages. 


Products used: 

Black and Gold Ribbon - available 1st January


And here is a sneak peak of another La Vie En Rose project that I will share a bit later. This is a project that I will be sharing at my January workshop, so if you live locally and would like to attend, you need to book in by 30th December to ensure I have all the supplies needed for you. 


Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what is new.

Doreen

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The NEW Lifestyle Planner is available and it is CYBERWEEK Sales Week

From 3.00am AEDST on Tuesday 1st December, till 10.00 AEDT on Saturday 5th December, Close to My Heart is holding a CYBERWEEK SALE! 



There are thirty nine products included in this sale, which come from our current idea books. Their item numbers are listed below. Additionally, all items will be shown in a special shopping menu entitled “CYBERWEEK SALE” on my website.
Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album 
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags 
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box 
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag
Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container
Z1871 My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album 
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box
Z1956 My Creations™ Hip Pics Album 
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book 
Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album     
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Z1476 4 ¼" x 5 ½" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes
Z1756 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1757 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1758 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1759 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch

All items are available only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so get in fast to order yours.



And don’t forget the gorgeous NEW Close To My Heart Planner also now available. And what’s more, during December, you can get the Everyday Life Album, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages and the coordinating Everyday Lifer Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive bundle for only $45.95 – a saving of over 15%. With the NEW Everyday Life line, you experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your days, shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments and tuck away precious memories – plus much more – all at once. This special offer is also available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.

Come back again soon and see what else is new.

Doreen

Candlelight Garden

The gorgeous December Stamp of the Month is now available for just $7.50 with any purchase of $75.00 during December. Or you can purchase it for $27.00.

Below are some projects I have created using this stamp set - thanks to Jacquie Paech for the inspiration!


This page was created using Sapphire, White Daisy & Flaxen Cardstock along with some of the Enchantment Paper Fundamentals. I stamped the image and sentiment with the Flaxen Stamp Pad and finished off the layout with some Flaxen Thick Twine.































I used some of my stash of Paper Fundamentals that is NLA to create this card - and finished it off with some Whisper Extra Thick Twine.  






























I used some of my stash of Paper Fundamentals that is NLA to create this card - and finished it off with some Whisper Extra Thick Twine.































For these two cards I used some of the Kaleidoscope Paper along with Whisper & Poppy Extra Thick Twine.






























Don't forget to check out the CYBERWEEK Specials - only available till 10.00am AEDT on Saturday, 5th December.

Come back soon and see what else I have created and what is new.

Doreen

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Day 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase any Post Bound OR D Ring Album AND a Value Pack of Side Load OR Top Load Protectors from the current Annual Inspirations for $75.50 and you will receive 10 Side Load Protectors for  FREE Save $15.00.

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 30th November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 49844957 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 30th November 2015. 

Come back again soon and see what's new for December and what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Cyberweek Sale


From 3.00am AEDST on Tuesday 1st December, Close to My Heart is holding a CYBERWEEK SALE! 
There are thirty-nine products included in this sale, which come from our current idea books. Their item numbers are listed below. Additionally, all items will be shown in a special shopping menu entitled “Cyberweek Sale!” on my website. 
 
Z3111 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3112 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Gold 
Z3135 Base & Bling Snowflake Charm—Faux Silver 
Z3136 Base & Bling Jingle Bell—Faux Silver 
Z3138 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Gold 
Z3139 Base & Bling Red Bead Charm—Faux Silver 
Z3180 Picture My Life™ Going Places Scrapbooking Program 
Z3147 Cut Above™ Dapper Giraffe Card Kit 
Z2028 Designer Creations Short Stack Album 
Z2036 Designer Creations Slate Paper Bags 
Z2037 Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bags 
Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby Paper Bags 
Z2039 Designer Creations Honey Paper Bags 
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box 
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box 
Z2053 Designer Creations Buttoned Bag 
Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray 
Z1750 Designed Décor Display Tray 
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard 
Z2015 Designed Décor Black Shadow Box 
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box 
Z1833 My Creations™ Kraft Container 
Z1871 My Creations™ Kraft 3-Ring Album 
Z1953 My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box 
Z1956 My Creations™ Hip Pics Album 
Z3043 My Creations™ Black Mini Book 
Z3044 My Creations™ Kraft Mini Book Z3069 My Creations™ Mini Mix Album
Z3137 My Creations™ Pint-Sized Container 
Z3168 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection 
Z1476 4 ¼" x 5 ½" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1477 5" x 7" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1478 6" x 6" White Daisy Envelopes 
Z1756 3" x 3" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1757 4 ¼" x 5 ½" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1758 5" x 7" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1759 6" x 6" Colonial White Envelopes 
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch 
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch 

All items are available only WHILE STOCKS LAST, so get in fast to order yours. 

And don't forget the gorgeous NEW Close To My Heart Planner will also be available from 1st December! During December, you can get the  Everyday Life album, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive bundle for only $45.95 - a saving of over 15%. With the NEW Everyday Life line, you';; experience "memory keeping on the go" as you track your menus and shopping lists, stamp reminders, keep appointments and tuck away precious memories - plus much more - all at once. This special offer is only available WHILE STOCKS LAST, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right. 


Both the CYBERWEEK sale items and Planner will be available from my website. Don't miss out on yours!

Contact me if you have any questions.

Doreen 

Kaleidoscope Pages


At my December workshop, I will be featuring the fun Kaleidoscope range. These pages were created using the paper and compliments along with the stamp set - Friend Tree (D1677). I love the bright colours in this range. 












I have also included Sorbet, Pomegranate, Canary, Pear & Thistle cardstock, along with Silver Foil tape. These pages are now ready to add some fun photos to.  

I have also had fun creating some Christmas gifts for Ali's teachers, and friends using Kaleidoscope, along with some Christmas cards.





Come back again soon to see what else is new and what I have been creating.

Doreen 

Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase any Paper Fundamentals pack and Fundamental Assortment pack of your choice from the current Annual Inspirations for $44.50 and you will receive your choice of Fundamental Stickers Pack  for FREE Save $10.50.

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 29th November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 58412576 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 29th November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #12 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Friday, 27 November 2015

Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase any two (2) packs of Cardstock  - either Combo Packs or  Single Colours from the current Annual Inspirations for $44.00 and you will receive 10 sheets of White Daisy Cardstock  for FREE Save $8.25.

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 28th November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 93623244 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 28th November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #11 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase the Score Board from the current Annual Inspirations for $37.50 and you will receive the CTMH Bone Folder for FREE Save $7.50.

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 27th November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 15850168 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 27th November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #10 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase the CTMH Watercolour Pencils from the current Annual Inspirations for $39.50 and you will receive the CTMH Blending Pen for FREE Save $7.

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 26th November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 86095057 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 26th November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #9 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase the CTMH Watercolour Paints and Brushes from the current Annual Inspirations for $31.50 and you will receive the Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen for FREE Save $5.00.

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 25th November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 85899022 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 25th November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #8 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen

Monday, 23 November 2015

Day 6 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 6 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase any four (4) rolls of Shimmer Trim and/or Foil Tape from the current Annual Inspirations for $30.00 and you will receive a roll of Thick Twine of your choice for FREE Save $6.50.

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 24th November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 36429379 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 24th November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #7 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Day 5 of my 12 Days of Christmas Speicals

Welcome to Day 5 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase any four (4) packs of Embellishments valued at $6.50 or more each, from the current Annual Inspirations ($26.00 or more) and you will receive a pack of Bitty Sparkles for FREE Save $4.50.

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 23rd November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 17700133 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 23rd November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #6 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 4 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase the Accessory Roll-Up for $28.50 and you will receive any pack of Base & Bling Charms for FREE Save $4.50.
Day 4

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 22nd November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 65065172 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 22nd November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #5 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen 

Friday, 20 November 2015

Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase either the Teal OR Berry Instalife Album, plus a pack of either the 'Colourful Me' OR 'The Bright Side' Instalife Cards and either the 'This Happened' OR 'Day-to-Day' Roller Stamps from the current Annual Inspirations for $36.00 and you will receive a pack of Instalife protectors for FREE Save $6.50.
Day 3

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 21st November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 38696282 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 21st November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #4 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen 

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas Specials

Welcome to Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas. For today's special, you can purchase any two (2) 'D' Sized Stamp Sets of your choice from the current Annual Inspirations or Holiday Expressions for $54.00 and you will receive your choice of any one (1)  Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad for FREE Save $9.50.
Day 2

You need to place your order by email before 11.59pm today, 20th November with payment at www.directepay.com.au and entering the code 47479443 in the "Pay a Merchant" box. You will be notified when your order is ready for collection - after 19th December 2015. If you would like it gift wrapped, please let me know when you place your order. 
Please note: this special is only available from Doreen Watkins, Independent Close To My Heart Consultant on 20th November 2015. 

Come back again tomorrow for details of the Day #3 special and see what I have been creating. 

Doreen