Thursday, 12 October 2017

Sweet Birthday Card

On Saturday the 7th of October my Granddaughter turned 2.
Above is the card I created for her.
Below is a version of the card without the number in the balloon.

I used the CTMH Sweet Baby stamp set and thincuts for this card.
I also used the Have a sweet birthday sentiment from CTMH's Sweet Birthday stamp set(B1532).

Sweet Baby stamp set (D1726) can be purchased without the thincuts if you enjoy fussy cutting or don't have a die cutting machine. Sweet Birthday can be purchased with the Thincuts (Z3374)

I added some White and gold twine that I had in stock as well as the number 2 that came from some rubbons I have in my stash that needs to be used up :)

Until next time Happy Crafting to you all xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Christmas Cards started.

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I wanted to share my 1st Christmas cards for 2017 with you. 
My cards today were inspired by a lady that posted on a facebook group a few months ago (I have searched but can't find the original post right now :( ). The group is for Australian and New Zealand residents called Card-making Australia and New Zealand.

Reindeer Eyes Christmas Card 1
One of these will be part of my Christmas Buffet on the 15th of October.

I will be adding how I made these cards to the bottom of my blog posts for you all. As much as I would love to see you at one of my classes I know it isn't possible for everyone :)

Reindeer eyes Christmas card 2
I am hoping to add a new Christmas themed project at least once a week over the next 12 weeks. But you never know I may add more or I may add less it just depends on how I am traveling and how much I am inspired to create over the next few weeks.

Card Recipe 
Black textured cardstock
Small Pearls (card 1)
Medium Pearls (card 2)
Black Sharpie pen for eyes
Red Sharpie pen for nose
House die was bought on Wish.
Cuttlebug for die cutting
Rose Gold metallic paper from K-mart

Putting the cards together
I die cut 2 of the house dies from wish 1st.
I added black dots using a black sharpie pen on 14 medium and 14 small pearls.
1 coloured 2 medium pearls with a red Sharpie pen.
I cut 2 front panels for my cards from the Black textured cardstock.
I adhered all my items to the black card front using Liquid Glass from CTMH.

I hope you enjoy todays card. Please leave me a comment if you have time :) 
Until next time Happy Crafting xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Share a Smile October 2017 Monthly Special from Close To My Heart.

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!
Share A Smile art work by Close To My Heart.
Round-up Matching: Every time you place an order, you can round your order up to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. During October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD!

My Acrylix® Operation Smile™: Punny Pals Stamp Set D1751 $27.00AUD
Lucky Winners: When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! We’ll be choosing winners throughout the month of October, so any time you place an order, you can be a winner!
Thin Cuts—Punny Pals (CC1340)$44 AUD/$50 NZD
Punny Pals Thin Cuts contain 13 metal dies; coordinates with My Acrylix® Punny Pals stamp set (D1751) Stamp set sold separately which is great as some people already own this stamp set :)

Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) Discounted Price:  $60.50 AUD/$69 NZD
Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342)Contains the following items:- 1 –  Thin Cuts—Punny Pals  (set of 13) 32 – 3" X 3" white card bases 32 – 3" X 3" white envelopes 10 –  cardstock sheets (Bashful, Eggplant, Glacier, Lagoon, New England Ivy, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Thistle, White Daisy, Gold Glitter) Cutting guide and assembly instructions Retail Value:  $73.75 AUD/$85.50 NZD Discounted Price:  $60.50 AUD/$69 NZD

Share a Smile Card Bases &  Envelopes (CC1343)$15 AUD/$18 NZD

Share a Smile Card Bases &  Envelopes (CC1343) 32 – 3" µ 3" white card bases  32 – 3" µ 3" white envelopes $15 AUD/$18 NZD

And the rewards continue:

For Hostess: Hosting a Close To My Heart event is even more rewarding in October! When you host a party that reaches the third level ($400 AUD) of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than 5 November 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) — that’s a $73.75 AUD value, totally free!
For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in October will receive a FREE Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342) in their New Consultant Kit — that’s a $73.75 AUD value, totally free!

Please feel free to contact me if you would like anymore information.

Until next time Happy Crafting xx


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Disaster Relief Stamp Set: Stronger Together

Close To My Heart have prepared a stamp set designed specifically to benefit those affected by disasters, such as the recent hurricanes in the United States and the wildfires throughout the US and Canada. The stamp set is titled Stronger Together and features a variety of sentiments that can be used for comfort, encouragement, and more.
My Acrylix® Stronger Together (C1716)

This C-size set is available for purchase starting today; you can find it on my website using item number C1716.

Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

In order to be able to support multiple needs, CTMH have determined that proceeds from the sale of this set will be donated to the Red Cross, which provides relief efforts to multiple disasters, and which will allocate the funds to where they are needed most. In order to maximise the donation amount, this set will be non-commissionable. This way all proceeds—including the amount that would normally go toward paying commissions—will be donated to the Red Cross.

I can't wait to get my set and create some amazing projects with these sentiments :)

Until next time happy crafting my friend xx

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

National Stamp Month with Close To My Heart

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to share with you some information and projects that I have created using the National Stamp Month Card and stamp kit from Close To My heart.
From the Heart Card Kit Code CC1227

The kit includes 12 card bases and envelopes, 2 stamp sets and picture instructions on how to put the cards together.
From the Heart stamp set CC1228

My Acrylix® From the Heart Stamp Set is an E-size stamp set containing sentiments for the inside and outside of your cards, as well as coordinating images for stamping floral scenes on cards and envelopes. Recommended My Acrylix® blocks are: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006)
From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes CC1227

This kit contains 12 – foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces
12 – 4 ¼" × 5 ½" white envelopes
Printed step-by-step instructions for assembling cards.
Congrats Card in blue.
Above is one of my creations using the kit I used the following ink colours for the flowers in the centre in this order: Glacier, Crystal Blue and Pacifica. The flower centres were done with Goldrush and Tangarine. My leaves and stems were done in Fern, Willow and Sweet leaf.

September Stamp of the Month - Feel so blessed S1709

I love out colour of the year Bashful and I am not a pink kind of girl at all. For the above card I used Bashful mini pigment ink pad on the feather as it is slower drying. I then added clear embossing powder and heat set. I also used our retired Slate mini pigment ink pad and clear embossing powder for the feather on the white cardstock and fussy cut the feather. The thank you was stamped with versamark and white embossing powder.

Father's Day 2017

For the above Father's Day card I used versamark ink pad Rangers Princess Gold embossing powder.
I hope these 3 projects have inspired you to give this wonderful kit ago. :)

Last but by no means least I hope you find this video from Close To My Heart helpful on how to put the kit together. I am a visual girl so I know I did :)

Until next time happy crafting my friend xx

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Earn fabulous rewards FREE when you sign up as a Consultant!

This month only, when you sign up as a Consultant and reach
qualifying sales levels, you can choose from a selection of
FREE sign-up rewards, including a FREE Cricut® collection,
Block Alphabet Thin Cuts Bundle, or $148 AUD/$165.50 NZD
in Select Product Credit!
Simply sign up as a Consultant and submit $400 AUD/$450 NZD in personal sales before 30 September to earn this additional reward. Talk to your Consultant (Me) about signing up today!
 You can choose from 6 different Close To My Heart Cricut® Collections.
or get
Block Alphabet Thin Cuts + coordinating My Acrylix® In the Background stamp set.
or get
$148 AUD/$165.50 NZD Select Product Credit for purchasing products of your choosing.

Signing up is as easy as 1,2,3.... Please CLICK HERE and follow the prompts.

Until next time Happy Crafting xo

Friday, 18 August 2017

2017–2018 Annual Inspirations idea book (Australia/New Zealand)

What to know what is in our 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Idea book? Then why not take a look at this great video today :)

Want to know more information? Feel free to contact me directly.

If there is anything you would like to order then head on over to my website and register yourself as a customer. While there don't forget to tick the box for our newsletter it comes out once a month.

All customers that place order via my online store receive a FREE thank you gift from me at the end of each month so please make sure that your contact and postal details are available to me as I love rewarding my customers :)

Until next time Happy Crafting and take care xx