Wednesday, 12 February 2020

February Specials & more.....

I was away on holiday with my family at the beginning of the month, so didn't get my blog updated! Today is the day to get that done!

During February, there are several great specials happening at Close To My Heart! The big one is STAMPTACULAR! During this month, you can enjoy Stamptacular deals on your favourite stamp sets and Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles! With drastically reduced prices on dozens of stamp sets and Stamp + Thin Cuts bundles and five popular stamp we’ve brought back as exclusive Stamptacular items, this special is one you won’t want to miss! Check out all the stamp sets and stamp & thin cut bundles that are available here! These special prices are only available WSL! So don't delay, as some have already sold out!

Continuing this month is the BE MINE special! Add some pizzazz to your home this Valentine’s Day with the Be Mine special! This special helps you to create an adorable wooden heart banner and includes a specialized SVG file with hearts and fun word accents. Whether you’re creating it for your own home or giving it as a gift, you’ll be sure to please with the Be Mine Heart Banner! See all the details here! (If you don't have a cricut machine, contact me for other options!)

And it's not too late to get your Oh My Heart collection! Show some Valentine’s Day love with the cards and scrapbook pages in the Oh My Heart special! With a brand-new paper packet, sticker sheet, stamp set, and exclusive workshop kit options, the Oh My Heart special is sure to capture your heart! This collection is available till the end of February and you can get yours here!

And of course, we have another beautiful Stamp of the Month, which is available for just $9.00 with a qualifying order of just $88.00, or you can purchase it for $34.00, but it is only available during February 2020! Check out the details here!


I have also enjoyed creating a few other cards since arriving home from holidays. Now I need to get back to some scrapbooking.

This card was created using Spruced Up paper and the gorgeous Country Dragonfly stamp & thin cuts set. 
For this card, I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Stitched Scallop Thin Cuts and the Country Bee Stamp & Thin Cuts set (the stamp set is still available in the sale, but the Thin Cuts set has sold out!)
This is one of my favourite cards I've created recently - using the Mandala Vibes Stamp & Thin Cuts set! I coloured it using the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers and added some gold using the Embossing pen and Gold Embossing Powder. 
You can't see the effect very well in this picture, but I used the NEW Dreamy Holographic paper to cut the balloons! I love the different colours that show as you move the holographic paper in the light!

Come back again soon and see what is new & what I have been creating!

Doreen

Friday, 10 January 2020

CTMH Australasian Spruced Up Blog Hop



Hi & welcome to our CTMH Australasian Spruced Up Blog Hop! If you arrived from Maz's blog, you are on the right track. If you arrived here by accident, I hope you will hop around and see what everyone has created using this versatile Spruced Up collection!

I have been busy creating with this collection ready for my upcoming workshop and to build up my card collection so I will have cards on hand as needed during the year!

This first layout - which now has photos on it (but I haven't taken pictures of the the completed pages) was created using White Daisy, Sangria, Mink & Julep cardstock, Spruced Up paper pack with stickers, CTMH Artbooking Cricut collection, CTMH You Are Here Cricut collection, Julep Loose Sequins &Thin 3D Foam Tape to add some dimension to the title.  I also added extra photos to this layout with Flip Flaps and Memory Protectors Plus, Design 1.


This layout is a favourite! I want to add some different techniques to some of my projects this year, so this workshop by Julie Carriere of The Scrap Zone was perfect! I changed up Julie's layout to suit. I love the torn & inked edges on this layout! I created it using White Daisy, Espresso, Mink & Sangria cardstock, Spruced Up paper pack with stickers, Artbooking, Flower Market & You Are Here cricut collections, Z3633 - Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts, Espresso & Evergreen ink pads, Clear Shimmer Brush, Thin Foam Tape, Small Round Water Brush & Edge Distresser. 


The first 3 cards are my version of the cards from the Spruced Up card making workshop. I changed them up a little to suit me. I love the colours in these papers!




For this card,  I used Espresso, Julep, French Vanilla & Sangria cardstock, Spruced Up Paper, Z3633 - Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts set, Espresso & Julep ink pads, Thin White & Gold  Ribbon &Thin 3D Foam Tape.

This card was created using Sangria & White Daisy cardstock, Z3633 - Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts, Mink, Julep & Sangria ink pads, Silver Embellishing Thread, Thin 3D Foam Tape & 3D Foam Tape.

Another thing I plan on doing this year is to use up some of the bits I have in my stash! I did that in these next two cards. This first one was created using Julep & White Daisy cardstock, Spruced Up paper, Z3624 - Celebrate Embossing Folder, Z3625 - Happy Birthday Shaker Window, Julep & Silver Loose Sequins, Burlap Ribbon (retired), Sandpaper (retired).


This next one was created using White Daisy & Sangria cardstock, Spruced Up paper pack (Zip Strip), Green Burlap Ribbon (retrired), Julep Loose Sequins.

For this card, I used  White Daisy & Sangria cardstock, Spruced Up paper pack, Z3639 - Scallop Circle Thin Cuts, Basic Circle Thin Cuts, S2001 - Everyday Magic stamp set, Black ink pad, Gold Loose Sequins & White & Gold Ribbon.

My last card is a step card.  It was created using White Daisy & Julep cardstock, Spruced Up paper pack, Z3633 - Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts, D1283 - Say It In Style stamp set, Espresso & Julep ink pads, Water Colour pencils & 3D Foam Tape.  To make it easier for me to recreate this card in the future, I created a Design Space file so I can easily cut the base on my cricut. You are welcome to use this file to create your own cards, but please do not sell this file:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/195391597

The Spruced Up collection is available WSL till the end of February. Contact your consultant to get yours or I am happy to help you if you do not have a consultant and you live in Australia. You can contact me here!

Check out what Lauren has created - the next stop in our Blog Hop! But before you continue, check out the specials available this month!

January is National Papercrafting Month and we will be celebrating with the All Around Creativity special! This unique special lets you flex your creative muscles with four gorgeous wooden wreath kits to help you boost your home decor!  You can find all the information from you consultant or on my website under the "PROMOTIONS" tab. 

This is the first wreath I have created! I used the All Around Creativity Wreath Kit, Sapphire ink pad - to colour the wreath, Lemon & Peach ink pads with Sponge Daubers, White Pearls, Liquid Glass & 3D Foam Tape. It was fun to create!






With refreshed colors and a brand-new sticker sheet, the popular Urban paper pack is back and is sure to be a go-to for all kinds of scrapbooking and cards for every occasion! This blast from the past paper packet is available during December and January, but only while supplies last!  This collection is also available from my website under the "Promotions" tab (or from your consultant)!


Show some Valentine’s Day love with the cards and scrapbook pages in the Oh My Heart special! With a brand-new paper packet, sticker sheet, stamp set, and exclusive workshop kit options, the Oh My Heart special is sure to capture your heart! This special is available till the end of February! Once again, the details are available from my website (or your consultant) under the "PROMOTIONS" tab.


I hope you will leave a comment before you continue on our blog hop. The next stop is Lauren!

Please come back soon to see what is NEW and what I have been creating!

Happy crafting!

Doreen

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

S2001 - Everyday Magic CTMH Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to our 1st blog hop for 2020!

You have joined our S2001 - Everyday Magic CTMH Australasian Blog Hop. If you came from Maz's blog you are on the right track. I hope you will continue to hop around to see what the team has created!


The first project I want to share with you is a double page layout featuring photos taken a year ago when my daughter, Ali, got her Year 12 results!
This layout is inspired by the layout in the NEW catalogue on page 47. It was created using White Daisy & Sangria cardstock, Spruced Up paper pack, S2001 - Everyday Magic stamp set, Black, Julep, Mink & Sangria ink pads, Decorative Borders Thin Cuts (retired). I used the second generation stamping technique to create the background stamping. This layout would be a great one for using up scraps and strips of paper and cardstock.



I was inspired to make this card for my dear friend, Nell, who lost her home in the recent bush fires in the Adelaide Hills. She is such an inspiration and is indeed all kinds of amazing! The card was created using Julep, Sangria & White Daisy cardstock, Spruced Up paper pack, S2001 - Everyday Magic stamp set, Sangria ink pad & Julep Glitter Gems. I tore the top edge of the Sangria cardstock and Spruced Up paper. 

The Everyday Magic Stamp Set (S2001) is only available during January 2020, so make sure you contact your consultant to get yours before it's gone! If you don't have a consultant, you can contact me here!

I would love you to leave a comment before you continue on around the blog hop to see what Dannii from Dannii's Scrappy Chicks has created.

January is National Papercrafting Month and we will be celebrating with the All Around Creativity special! This unique special lets you flex your creative muscles with four gorgeous wooden wreath kits to help you boost your home decor!  You can find all the information from you consultant or on my website under the "PROMOTIONS" tab. 




With refreshed colors and a brand-new sticker sheet, the popular Urban paper pack is back and is sure to be a go-to for all kinds of scrapbooking and cards for every occasion! This blast from the past paper packet is available during December and January, but only while supplies last!  This collection is also available from my website under the "Promotions" tab (or from your consultant)!

Show some Valentine’s Day love with the cards and scrapbook pages in the Oh My Heart special! With a brand-new paper packet, sticker sheet, stamp set, and exclusive workshop kit options, the Oh My Heart special is sure to capture your heart! This special is available till the end of February! Once again, the details are available from my website (or your consultant) under the "PROMOTIONS" tab.

Don't forget to visit Dannii's blog to see what she has created!

There is lots happening, so make sure you come back again soon to see what is NEW and what I have been creating!

Doreen