Sunday, 22 April 2018

It's been awhile

I'm so sorry it has been awhile since I have blogged.
Not a lot of crafting has been done lately because of my Fibromyalgia.
This has given me some time to take stock and think of where I want to go in the future with my papercrafting.

I have decided to simplify and expanding at the same time. Confusing I know but let me explain.


Simplifying:-
As much as I love being a Close To My Heart consultant and I truly do the products are amazing....I find that I can't make the quarterly minimums at this stage what with a few more medical expenses that have been thrown into the mix of things lately for me. So sadly I can not see myself being a consultant for CTMH much longer.

But this does not mean I will stop crafting and sharing my creations when I feel a little better and up to creating some more projects.

Expanding:-
For me this means doing things I love like mix media, creating one off projects for family and friends and holding a few well spaced out workshops in my own home here in Ballarat Australia.

I'm really looking forward to this new journey and I hope you will join me as I start to share things here once again :)

Until next time take care and happy crafting to you all xx


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Tools of the Trade - Adhesives part 1

Well good morning to you all. Hope your Monday is going well so far :)

This is another installment in my Tools of the trade posts.
Today we will be talking about Adhesives and because Close To My Heart have a few options I will just pick a few for today's post and do another post on Adhesives later in the week for you :)

Lets start with our glue pens, we have 2 sizes Bonding Memories Broad tip glue pen and the Bonding Memories Duel action Pen.

Bonding Memories™ Broad Tip Glue Pen

This all-purpose glue stick with large foam applicator is perfect for safely bonding photographs, artwork, and more. Creates both permanent and temporary bonds. Acid free. (See label for instructions.) To Purchase the above item please CLICK HERE.

Bonding Memories™ Dual Action Glue Pen




This all-purpose glue pen with small-tipped applicator is perfect for safely bonding photographs, artwork, and more. Creates both permanent and temporary bonds. Acid free. (See label for instructions.)
To purchase the above product from my online store please CLICK HERE.

Next we have our tape runners. These are fantastic and are just like double sided tape rolls that you can purchase in Spotlight, KMart, $2.00 stores etc but I personally think they are better :)

Adhesive Runner

Product Description

Disposable permanent adhesive dot runner; 10.9 yards, 10 m.
To purchase this product from my online store please CLICK HERE.

Duck® Easy Stick™ Adhesive Pack





Product Description

Pack of 4 disposable permanent adhesive strip runners; 7 yards, 6.5 m each. To purchase this product from my online store please CLICK HERE.
Next we Have glue dots and these sure are a staple in my craft supplies at all times as they are great for so many things like :- Occasionally I will miss a corner with either my glue pen or tape runner and I just pop one of these under.
Adding embellishments such as flowers or other shapes that I have die-cut or punched out.
We are so lucky that we have 3 sizes available Mini, Micro and 

Glue Dots® Mini Dots

Product Description

300 dots, 3/16" wide.
Quickly and easily add ribbon and other 3-D embellishments to your cards and artwork with Glue Dots®. Acid free.
To purchase this product from my online store please CLICK HERE.


Glue Dots® Micro Dots


Product Description

325 dots, ⅛" wide.
Quickly and easily add ribbon and other 3-D embellishments to your cards and artwork with Glue Dots®. Acid free.
To purchase this product from my online store please CLICK HERE.

Glue Dots® Ultra-Thin Dots

Product Description

300 dots, ⅜" wide.
Quickly and easily add ribbon and other 3-D embellishments to your cards and artwork with Glue Dots®. Acid free.

To purchase this product from my online store please CLICK HERE.

Now if you like a little more dimension on your cards and scrapbook layouts you really need to give our double sided Foam tape a try. We have it available in 2 sizes and each pack also contains 2 rolls in 2 assorted sizes so there really is something to suite almost all your 3D embellishment needs with these :)

3-D Foam Tape

Product Description

Double-sided foam tape. 2 mm tall; 2 rolls per package, ⅜" and ¼" widths, 75" per roll.

To purchase this product from my online store please CLICK HERE.

Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Product Description

Double-sided foam tape, 1mm tall; 2 rolls per package, ⅜" and ¼" widths, 75" per roll.
To purchase this product from my online store please CLICK HERE.

Now this is not all the adhesives that CTMH stock as I stated at the top of this post but this is a good start of some great ones if you are just starting out on your paper crafting journey.

Here is also a wonderful video that Close To My Heart have put together on some of these adhesives I hope you enjoy.

Until next time Happy Crafting my friends :) xx



Tools of the trade - Rub & Remove™ Eraser

Hi there and welcome to a very hot Sunday afternoon.
Over the next few weeks I will be share some "Tools of the Trade" post with you.
These are all items that I find very useful for both scrapbooking and card making as well as for my Off the page projects.

Today we will be starting with the Rub & Remove™ Eraser 

Rub & Remove™ Eraser.

  • It's easy to undo that glue with this eraser
  • Great for office, school projects, scrapbooking, card making and more.
  • This package contains one 2 x 2 Inch eraser for removing adhesive
  • Non-toxic and acid free.

Here is a great video from Close To My Heart on the Rub & Remove Eraser.

If you wish to purchase this item please CLICK HERE for a link to my online store that will take you directly to this item.

Until next time have a wonderful afternoon/evening and Happy Crafting x

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Close To My Heart Flash Sale



From now until 8:59 am (AEDT) on 14 January, we’re offering a 30% discount on the items shown below — snatch up these awesome deals before the sale ends!
There truly is something for everyone but only for the next 24 hours so get in quick. Please also be a little patient with the website as I am sure it will be working on over time for the next 24 or so hours. :)

CLICK HERE to visit my online store and see the amazing bargains available. Link will open in a new window.

It doesn't matter where you live in Australia you can place an online order with me.

Until next time Happy Crafting :) x



Friday, 12 January 2018

Get Your Free Copy of Seasonal Expressions 1

Get Your Free Copy of Seasonal Expressions 1Now that Seasonal Expressions 1 is officially live to customers, everyone who places an order via my website will automatically have a free copy of the new Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book added to their order. There is a limit of one free copy of this idea book for each customer. You will be able to confirm that the free copy has been added by checking the receipt for the order after it has been submitted. When placing orders in Order Entry. 
Want to take a look online at the new catalogue? Click Here for a wonderful video from Close To My Heart (Link will open in a new window). Video is a little over 30 minutes long. Don't have time for the video but you would like to check the catalogue out then please Click Here and you will be able to browse both of our current catalogues at your leisure.

Until next time Happy Crafting :) x




Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Love Letters CTMH


Today over on the Official Close To My Heart blog called Make It From Your Heart there is a give away happening for one of our National Papercrafting Month Love Letter Kits.
Why not pop on over and leave a comment on how you would display one of these oh so cute letters.

Please follow CLICK HERE for the post that has the giveaway.
Until next time Happy Crafting to you xx

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

National Papercrafting Month — Love Letters

National Papercrafting Month — Love Letters

January 2018 Monthly Special

Our National Papercrafting Special will feature a set of beautiful letter kits designed to be used as elegant monogram d├ęcor pieces. Each kit comes with a sturdy chipboard base, a paper and rose-gold overlay piece, die-cut florals, banners, and rose-gold foil alphabet stickers. 
The Love Letters which are exclusive to January only includes 26 individual letters and one symbol. There are two ways to purchase the special items. You can purchase any individual Love Letters kit for $28.50 AUD/$32 NZD. Or, purchase any combination of five letter  kits at the full retail price and receive a sixth letter or symbol of your choice for FREE!
What is included in the Love Letters kit? All letter kits include one chipboard base, one paper and rose-gold overlay piece, floral die cuts, banners, and rose-gold foil alphabet stickers. The kits also include basic instructions for layering the die cuts and artwork examples for decorating each letter kit.
Are there additional supplies needed to create the letter kit? To complete the letter kit, you will also need the following items: 
You can also receive your choice of letter kit free by hosting a qualifying party in January or by signing up to be a Consultant!

Above is a little video that shows you how to put your kits together but remember it is your kit so be a little creative :)

Until next time Happy Crafting xx