Friday, 24 April 2015

Mother's Day is near

I love making (and receiving) handmade cards! These are a three of my recent card projects, all featuring cricut cut roses and leaves! All three cards were inspired by cards seen on Pinterest.

I cut the rectangle and oval shapes using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge using Design Space. The roses and leaves were cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I then embossed the rectangle shape using the Diamond Embossing folder. And added some Clear Sparkles to finish off the card. 

The roses on this card were also cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. The "box" was created using Fundamentals paper and finished with Topiary Chevron Ribbon.

I used Seaside B&T Duos paper to create the fence and the roses were cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Card Organiser

I recently saw this fabulous Card Organiser, shared by a fellow consultant. It is so easy to make and a great way to store cards for upcoming birthdays & anniversaries and any other occasion.  It can be made using your favourite paper pack or even using different packs.

The front of the organiser

The inside - enough pockets for each month

I added a couple of extra pockets for other cards such as "thank you", "thinking of you" and any other occasion. My organiser was created using Kraft Cardstock for the pockets and Seaside Paper Pack for the cover. The flowers are stamped using the "Shower Flowers" (C1612) stamp set and Canary, Glacier, Thistle, Hollyhock, Lagoon, Black & Pear Exclusive Inks. 

If you would like to create an organiser like this, book into one of my workshops. 


Monday, 20 April 2015


I love the NEW Blossom paper pack available in Seasonal Expressions 2! Today, I created this page, based on the layout on the inside of the front cover, using Blossom. 

Of course, I had to change it up a little and added some "splashes" of colour using the spray pen and lagoon re-inker. I added some glacier extra thick twine and some clear sparkles to finish it off. The flowers from Shower Flowers (C1612) are stamped in Canary, Glacier, Sunset and Pear exclusive inks. There is also some Carnival Washi Tape along the borders. And it looks great with the photo of Ali helping Polly "blow out the candles" on her birthday cake.

Please come back again soon to see what else I have been creating.


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Operation Smile

In January, I hosted a workshop for fellow consultants to raise money for Operation Smile - the charity that Close To My Heart Supports. It costs around $295.00 to fix a child's smile. At this workshop (and with the help of donations from fellow consultants from interstate), I was able to raise in excess of $1300.00 - which is enough to fix at least 4 smiles.
Below is a page I made using our beautiful NEW Blossom paper pack, and Carnival Washi Tape. I finished it off with some of the gorgeous NEW Glacier Extra Thick Twine and some Coral Reef Sequins.

You can find all these fabulous NEW products - available now in the Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalogue and Idea Book on my website.

Come back soon and see what else I have created.


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

April Stamp of the Month

It took a bit of time, but I have finally created couple of projects using the April SoM - Typed Note (S1504).
This page was inspired by Wendy Coffman (a fellow CTMH consultant from the US)

Created using:
Kraft Cardstock - $15.00
April SoM - Typed Note (S1504) - $5.00 with order of $75.00 or more during April, or $27.00 (ONLY AVAILABLE DURING APRIL

I look forward to sharing my next project with you soon.


Friday, 3 April 2015

...more Jackson...

I have enjoyed using the Jackson papers much more than I thought I would. I did think, when I saw them, that they would be good for camping and outdoor photos, but am pleased with how my Australia Zoo photos look with the papers. 
This layout is loosely based on the additional layout of the Jackson WoTG kit.

Come back again soon to see what else I have created.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Seasonal Expressions 2 is live; Deal of the Day; April Stamp of the Month

There is so much happening in April at CTMH - where do I start?

The NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 (mini catalogue & idea book went live yesterday (1st April) with more great products in it! Included are two NEW collections - including paper, complements & assortments. These are the Blossom collection - great for spring, feminine and garden themes (and more, I'm sure) and the Jackson collection which is ideal for the outdoor, camping and the males in your life. There are also lots of new stamps, embellishments and more. Check it out on my website. 

I used the Blossom paper pack to create this page of our cats

I used the Jackson WoTG to create these pages

Who doesn't love a great deal?  How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through my website and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $65 to $215. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! From 2 April to 4 April, grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00am AEDT and from 5 April to 30 April, grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 7am AEST. Grab bags are only available while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again! Don't miss out on the grab bag you want! 

Of course, there is a new Stamp of the Month to purchase - Typed Note - for just $5.00 with every purchase of $75.00 or you can purchase it for $27.00, but remember, it is only available during April!

 So, as you can see, there is lots happening in April. Contact me if you need any help in getting your bargains or with anything else! 

I look forward to catching up with you soon.