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

Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Save 50% on Timeless Crafting Supplies!

Close To My Heart are having FIVE (5) sales—one for every week in August! Yeah!!!!

A fresh set of deals will be made available every Tuesday at 4:00 pm (AEST) or12:00 am (MDT) . You’ll also save on shipping costs through this sale, since shipping will be based on the discounted price of sale items!

These products will only be available for one week or while supplies last, so make sure you check the latest deals every Tuesday! Our first lot of specials are:-
  • Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Bulk Pack—Cocoa
  • Thankful for You Stamp + Thin Cuts
  • Swan Lake Bulk Paper Packet
  • Everyday Life™ Sea Glass Album & 2017 Planner Pages Bundle
  • Ultimate Fundamental Assortment Bundle
  • Ultimate Picture My Life™ Bundle
  • Ultimate Embossing Folders Bundle
  • Swan Lake Bundle
  • Ultimate Embellishments Bundle
  • Mini Book Bundle
  • Stamp Pad Bundle

Interested in even more special offers? Check out the awesome FREE items that you could get when you sign up as a Close To My Heart Consultant (I would love to have you as part of my team) or the extra rewards you can earn by hosting a Gathering this month. Just send me a message to arrange a day and time that suites both of us :)
August is off to a great start with lots of exciting things happening with CTMH and Monique Creates .

Until next time
Happy Crafting xo

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A little scrapbooking happened here!!!

I have sooo many photo's here that I have taken over the last many many years all ready to scrapbook but I keep printing my most recent ones and scrapbooking them first :) . Are you the same as me?

During December and January school holidays my grandchildren and I spent some time at the local Water Park in Sebastapol cooling down.
Here are is just one double page layout that I created ...there is another double page layout on its way :)
Water Park
For this project I used only Close To My Heart products with I just adore but some more about that in another post :)

This is grandson number 1 having a wonderful time.
Water Park page 1
Grandson number 3 didn't know I took this photo!
Water Park page 2
The products I used are:

  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Red Glitter Cardstock
  • Basic Circle Thin Cuts Dies
  • Sea Glass Cardstock
  • Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Pack
  • Crystal Blue exclusive inks stamp pad

All these items can be purchased and sent directly to your home via my online store

Until next time Happy Crafting xo

Friday, 28 July 2017

Customer Thank you cards with July SOTM

Hello today I would like to share with you some very easy cards I made using the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Of The Month from Close To My Heart.
Storybook Alphabet S1707 Stamp of the month.
This is a really wonderful Alphabet set to have in your stamp collection as the letters are 1 inch in size so will fit on both cards and scrapbook layouts with ease.
Items I used.
The ink Colours I used were: Fern, Goldrush, Eggplant, New England Ivy and Peacock they are all from the Enchantment collection. I used a 1X1" My Acrylics Block code:- Y1000 and stamped each letter individually on a piece of 12X12" White Daisy cardstock Code: 1385
Stamping each letter individually did take a little time but was well worth the effort as I had them on an angle.

Thanks cards.
I used the CTMH Craft Cardstock Code: Z1375 as my card base.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at today's creativeness :)

Until next time
Happy Crafting xx

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Little Dreamer creations.

Over the past few days I have been having a play with CTMH little Dreamer collection of papers and stamps.

Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts (British Spelling)
Z3334E and Little Dreamer Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Here are 3 of the cards I made.
Have a Magical Day - sparkle card

Double Dutch fold Have a Magical Day card.

I found a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers for this card template and adjusted it to fit into a standard envelope from our post office. The card fold is called Double Dutch.

Find your Rainbow double z fold card.
My 3rd card is one that I found a youtube tutorial on and again adjusted it to fit into one of our standard envelopes.

Our postal envelopes are a little larger then they are in the USA so it was fun working out how to adjust some of these cards..... but I did it and didn't waste too much cardstock :)

Until next time happy crafting xo

P.S. If you have enjoyed these cards please leave me a comment and also remember to follow my blog so you are kept up to date on what I am doing :)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Be a Close To My Heart Hostess and be rewarded.

Be a Close To My Heart Hostess and be rewarded !!! 

You can host an in home demonstration or an online party with all your crafty friends.

Your selection of products for your Hostess Rewards includes these choices:

  • My Acrylix® Stamp Sets (Stamp of the Month stamps are not included)
  • My Acrylix® Blocks
  • Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads
  • Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Sets
  • Exclusive Inks™ Re-inkers
  • ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers
  • Complements
  • Paper packets
  • Fundamentals papers and Complements (excluding basics)
  • Cardstock Packs (excluding Kraft and Watercolor)
  • Picture My Life™
  • Workshops Your Way™ Kits
  • Cut Above™ Layout Kits
  • CTMH Rolling Bag** (50% off item only)
  • Whimsy Apron** (50% off item only)
  • CTMH Shoulder Bag** (50% off item only)
  • Workspace Wonder Bundle (50% off item only after party totals reach the 3rd level of rewards)
  • Cricut® Bundle (available only after party totals reach the 3rd level of hostess rewards)

Feel free to contact me if you wish to hold your own Close To My Heart Party.

Until next time Happy Crafting xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Workspace Wonder™ has some new add ons :)

Our Workspace Wonder™ storage system has a few new additions to make storing your Close To My heart products so much easier.
Workspace Wonder™ stacked one way.
Our original system consisted of the following items:-
Small Tray, Stamp Pad Stack, Marker Stack, Tool Cubby, Large tray and Paper tray.
Original stack
Our new additions are: Medium stack, Ribbon Organizer, Mini tray and Medium Tray.
Workspace Wonder™ Mini Tray
Item Number: Z5107

Workspace Wonder™ Medium Stack
Item Number: Z5110

Workspace Wonder™ Ribbon Organizer
Item Number: Z5109

Workspace Wonder™ Medium Tray
Item Number: Z5106
Take a look at this great video from Close To My Heart on stacking these items together.

If you are in Australia and would like to place an order for these or any other Close To My Heart products please CLICK HERE and the link will take you straight to my online store :) .

Until next time Happy Crafting to you all xx.