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.


Saturday, 1 July 2017

It's Stampaganza time !!!

Let Stampaganza 2017 begin! 
Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! 
Choose from any stamp set in the current idea book, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza—for convenience, we’ve even created a special bundle of the 12 monthly word puzzle stamp sets that you can get at the special stampaganza buy-two-get-one price of $216 AUD/$244 NZD—a savings of $108 AUD/$122 NZD. 
These Stampaganza savings are only available during July, so start submitting those stamp orders fast!

Click HERE to visit my online store.
Click HERE to preview the our returning stamps for July only.

I have lots more exciting things to share with you in July so stay tuned. :)

Until next time happy crafting xx

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Flock Together CTMH SOTM

Happy Saturday Morning to you all.
Today I wanted to share 2 Mother's Day cards that I created using CTMH SOTM Flock Together ( S1704). This stamp is only available until the end of April 2017 so grab one while you can :)

Flock Together - Happy Mother's Day.
Once again I was inspired to give a great technique a try from the amazing Jennifer McGuire.
This technique she called Rainbow Backgrounds from scraps.
Flock Together in Silver.
I have got to say I did have a great old time cutting up my cardstock scraps that have been laying in a tub for awhile :)
Why not give it a go yourself the video is really easy to follow  :)

Until next time Happy Crafting xx

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Pearlised Birthday card

Today I would like to share a birthday card that I made for my daughter earlier in April.
This card was inspired by a video I saw on Youtube from Jennifer McGuire You will find the video and links lower down in today's post :)

To my daughter.
For this card I used the following products:-
* Navy cardstock from my stash
* White pre-scored card base from CTMH
* Beloved Bouquet Stamp of the month from CTMH (S1601) Retired.
*Versamark ink
* Sentiment is from a Kaszazz stamp set.
* White dotted ribbon from Kaszazz.
* Large white pearl from Kaszazz.
* Blue gems from KaiserCraft.
* Perfect Pearls clear from Ranger Ink.

I really loved playing with this technique and Jennifer made it very easy to follow her along on Youtube :) I so can't wait to try this one again very soon.

Until next time Happy Crafting xx

Friday, 31 March 2017

Easter Bunny Card

Version 1 Using Easter Bunny SOTM
Today I would like to share with you all 2 versions of the same card :) Easter is just around the corner and I have quite a few cards to make for family and friends.

Version 2 using Easter Bunny SOTM
For these cards I used the following items from Close To My Heart -
* S1702 - Easter Bunny Stamp of the Month (February 2017)
* Z3262 - Rustic Home Fundamentals paper pack
* Z2868 - Colonial White ink pad
* 3505 - Water colour pencils
* Z2067 - Ranger Silver Super Fine embossing powder
* Z891 - VersaMark Ink Pad
* 1512 - Bonding Memories Glue
* Z1297 - Edge Distresser
* Z3318 - Thin Cuts - Basic Circles

I also had in my stash a heat tool/gun for embossing the silver embossing powder and my Ezy-press for die cutting.

I always tell people that I am not a fan of fussy cutting but I am starting to get use it it these days :)

Until next time Happy Crafting xx

Monday, 6 March 2017

CTMH March Consultant Opportunity

Our March consultant opportunity is just the cutest :)
Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts
When you join you will receive this stamp and Thin Cuts set as a thank you from CTMH in your new kit.

Sweet as a Cupcake
This is just one of the cute card designs that you can create very easily with this stamp and die set and a few inks and papers (which could be your 1st order :) )

CTMH 2017 kit.
If you would love to receive upto 22% + off your card making and scrapbooking supplies why not consider joining my team.
Each new team member this month will also receive a very special thank you gift from me in early to mid  April as my show of appreciation :)

Until next time Happy Crafting xx

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Little One

Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Little One Z3320
Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Little One Z3320
The contents of this kit is just wonderful and so easy to use :)
Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Little One Z3320 Contents.

Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Little One I have enjoyed creating with this kit very much :)

Glacier and Sea Glass ink pads.

 I did amp mine up by just adding a touch of extra colour using Glacier and Sea Glass inks and some sponge daubers.

Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Little One,Double page layout 
 My layout was adhered together using Bonding Memories™ Glue

Sponging pocket cards set 1.

Sponging Pocket cards set 2.
 The sponging around the edges just gives these cards a little pop I think.
Then I played with arranging the pocket cards. Below are my different versions of my arrangements.

Pocket card arrangement 1

Pocket card arrangement 2
I hope you have enjoyed these and I have given you a taste of some simple scrapbooking that is a whole lot of fun :)

Until next time happy Crafting xoxo

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Cut it out! = Save 25% on all Thin Cuts this month!

Thin cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25% off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional cut shapes in no time!

Get 25% off on all thin cuts for the month of March. This includes the bundles with the stamps aswell.   Don't forget to join in on this months Mystery Hostess before placing your order for your chance to get $30+ in hostess rewards.
You will find all the Thin cuts HERE.

Until next time Happy Crafting xx

Saturday, 25 February 2017

So many reasons to scrapbook !!!

There are so many reasons to scrapbook..... here are just 11 of them from the CTMH family.

My reasons are very much varied but here are a few on why I scrapbook.
1. Preserving my photos of my family, children and grandchildren.
2. Keeping a track of the family history in an album making it more interesting for generations to come.
3. Fun.....yes I have heaps of fun creating my different layouts.
4. I get to reminisce over events that have taken part in our lives via my photos.
5. CTMH kits are fun and easy to use.

Z3320 Cut Above™ Layout Kit—Little One
This is just one of our amazing kits and I will be playing and creating with it this weekend so stay tuned for the end results :)

Until next time Happy Crafting xx

Friday, 17 February 2017

CTMH Consultant opportunity SPECIAL for February

Join our community of Consultants and start enjoying these rewards:
  • 22% base commission on product purchases and sales, with the potential to earn even more! Learn more.
  • Opportunity to make money doing what you love: crafting!
  • Flexibility to earn extra income while working your own hours.
  • New Consultant Kit full of product valued over $300! Learn more.
  • $75 in Select Product Credit immediately upon sign-up.
  • Free Consultant website so your friends can shop with you online!
  • Opportunities for other exciting incentives, like trips, crafting products, and more! Learn more.
Sign up as a Close To My Heart during February and in addition to the normal benefits of signing up, you will also receive the February, March, and April Stamp of the Month sets FREE—an additional $81 in retail value! Sign up today!
February Stamp of the month.
Easter Bunny is our February stamp of the month (SOTM)

March Stamp of the month
Tea-rrific is our March Stamp of the month (SOTM)
April Stamp of the month 
 And Flock Together is our April Stamp Of The Month (SOTM)
New Consultant kit.

Former Close To My Heart Consultants: As a special offer this month, you can choose a no-kit sign-up option that will let you become a Consultant again without paying for another New Consultant Kit! Sign up for just $75 and you’ll still receive the $75 in Select Product Credit PLUS the three Stamp of the Month sets! Sign up today!

Want to learn a little more about the consultant opportunity?
Watch this video it may just answer all the questions you have.

It doesn't matter where you reside in Australia I would love to have you as part of my team :)

Until next time take care and Happy Crafting xx