Nov 23, 2017

24 hour Sale! Starts Friday 24 November.


If you like to save money on your craft supplies, then please keep reading! From 5pm tomorrow (Brisbane time), you will be able to grab one of our Cut Above Layout Kits for 50% off. Yes, that's all currently available Cut Above Layout Kits for HALF PRICE! But you have to be quick!
This includes current kits as well as a selection of layout kits that were previously available so there will be a range of kits to choose from! Some of these kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your orders early!
This sale starts at 5:00 pm (Brisbane time) on Friday 24 November and will end at 5:59 pm the following day (Saturday 25 November). Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my website or directly through me- please let me know what you'd like by 5:15pm tomorrow (Friday) night to be included in our group order and share the postage cost. Make sure you visit my website at 5pm and then message, email or text me your order ASAP so we don't miss out!
As an additional bonus, when you buy our Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins kits (Baby Boy or Baby Girl), you are eligible for additional savings. As shown in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, when you purchase one of these kits, you can purchase a My Legacy™ album at 30% off! That means that during this 1-day only sale, you can purchase these Cut Above Layout Kits at 50% off AND purchase a My Legacy album at 30% off—talk about incredible savings! 
Check out this 2 minute video to see out how quickly and easily our gorgeous Cut Above Layout Kit- The Story Begins (Baby Boy or Baby Girl) comes together. 
These Cut Above Layout Kit- The Story Begins (Baby Boy or Baby Girl) include materials to make 10 coordinating 2-page scrapbook layouts, including die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, and instructions. They also include 11 top load Memory Protectors. 

Nov 4, 2017

Just for Fun!


This month, save BIG when you buy any of the Fundamentals essentials from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book. There are two ways to save during the month of November. Firstly, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price. Secondly, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon at 40% off the retail price!  

 
November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of your projects match perfectly! Check out the huge savings on individual items and bundles below:

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice- that’s $55.50 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit- that’s $55.50 value, totally free!
Visit my website to order online or contact me now.  

Crafty wishes,
Denise :) 

Aug 31, 2017

Feel So Grateful

Feel So Grateful is the September Stamp of the Month.  It is perfect for creating page layouts, gratitude journals, cards, tags and other papercrafting projects for family and friends. 



Here is a special page layout featuring the September Stamp of the Month created by the clever team from the Close To My Heart Art Department. 


If you would like to create this gorgeous 12" x 12" What I'm Grateful For Page Layout you will need the following ingredients (you can find them in my online shop):

S1709 Feel So Blessed— September Stamp of the Month
X7223B Falling for You Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5953 Charcoal Cardstock
X5955 Pebble Cardstock
X5958 Peacock Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2849 Peacock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2509 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Set
Z4029 Bronze Sequins 
Z2088 Ranger™ Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder 
Z3169 Cricut® Artbooking Collection 
Z3285 Cricut® Flower Market Collection

Check out my website for details on how you can get this stamp set for only $7.50 in September and save $19.50.

Crafty hugs,

Denise

Aug 13, 2017

School Year

School Year is the August Stamp of the Month.  It is perfect for creating page layouts that celebrate and preserve precious school moments and special memories.  
Here is a cute school layout created by the clever team from the Close To My Heart Art Department. 


This 12" x 12" Then & Now Layout can be created using the following ingredients (find them in my online shop):

S1708 My Acrylix School Year Stamp Set 
X7219B Little Dreamer Paper Packet 
X7221B Prickly Pear Paper Packet 
Z3294 Memo Fundamentals 
Z3263 Uptown Fundamentals 
1385 White Daisy Cardstock 
1386 Black Cardstock 
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
Z2852 Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
Z3306 My Boy Complements 
Z3309 Snapshot Complements 
Z3314 Black & White Dots 
Z3095 Whisper Thick Twine 
Z1979 Black Journalling Pen 
Z3285 Cricut® Flower Market Collection (N.B. Letters cut at 1 1/4")

Visit my CTMH August 2017 Stamp of the Month Pinterest Board for even more ideas featuring the School Year stamp set. 

Check out my website for details on how you can get this stamp set for only $7.50 in August and save $19.50.

Crafty hugs,
Denise 

Jun 9, 2017

Hello Foxy!

Hello Foxy is the June Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  
It is an adorable stamp set of 11 stamps that is just perfect for creating gorgeous cards and tags, decorating gift bags and adorning scrapbook layouts. 

I just love these super cute cards created by the clever folk in the CTMH art department. If you would like to create these cards too, you can download the ingredients here.

Check out my website for details on how you can get this stamp set for only $7.50 in June and save $19.50.
Crafty hugs,
Denise :) 

May 2, 2017

Live, Laugh, Love- May Stamp of the Month


Live, Laugh, Love is the May Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  
It is an adorable stamp set that is perfect for creating gorgeous cards and tags, decorating gift bags and decorating scrapbook layouts. 


Check out my website for details on how you can get this stamp set for only $7.50 in May and save $19.50.

Crafty hugs,
Denise :) 

Mar 1, 2017

Tea-rrific- CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart March 2017 Tea-rrific Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Wendy Hopper's Expressions of the Heartthen you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today, I would like to share with you a few projects that I have designed and created featuring the March Stamp of the Month, Tea-rrific. This stamp set, which is featured in our NEW Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book, is available only in March 2017 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.

Tea-rrific is a completely "adorable", Mother's Day and friendship-themed stamp set that is perfect for creating Mother's Day cards, friendship-inspired cards and tags; special gifts for your loved-ones and whimsical scrapbook layouts.  The stamp set features cute tea cup images that can be coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin MarkersWatercolour Paints or Watercolour Pencils

My first project is a set of cute bookmarks! For those of you who have met me in real life, you already know that I LOVE BOOKS! I have a been an avid reader since I was very young and reading still brings me so much pleasure (even though these days I don't seem to have as much time to curl up with a good book as I would like to)!  Something that you may not know about me however, is that I collect bookmarks! True fact! I have A LOT of fun, beautiful, fabulous bookmarks in my collection! And now I have 2 more...



What do you think of these hand-crafted bookmarks? I created them using the super cute tea cup stack and "you are tea-rrific" stamps from the Tea-rrific March Stamp of the Month and the adorable turtle from the Some Kinda Wonderful Cardmaking stamp set. I stamped them on White Daisy Cardstock using the Black Memento Ink Pad and coloured them in using my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I mounted them on coloured Cardstock (Raspberry and Pacific) and added a coordinating bow cut from the Cricut! A little bit of bling in the form of a Gold Glitter Gem on each bow and you have two bookmarks!



Ingredients for creating the "You are Tea-rrific" bookmarks: 
(You can find all of these products in my online shop)
For my next projects, I decided to create a couple of fun cards featuring the bookmarks as design elements on the cards.  Here is the Sugar Rush/ Raspberry version:



And here is the Some Kinda Wonderful/ Pacifica version:


I have adhered the front panels to the card using 3-D Foam Tape to give them some dimension and pop. These were super-easy and very quick cards to create and I think they work! Well I hope they do, as these two cards are going to feature in a couple of my upcoming cardmaking workshops this month! 


Ingredients for creating the "You are Tea-rrific" cards: 
(You can find all of these products in my online shop)
My final project is a Mother's Day card for, you guessed it, my beautiful mum! Honestly, how can I ever thank my mum for all of her unconditional love, support and generosity over the years.  Well, I can start with a handmade card created with love and go from there! 



This card has been created with strips of paper from the Hello Lovely Paper Packet as I just the love the softness of this paper so much and I think it is the perfect collection for Mother's Day cards! I stamped the tea cups and flowers using the Black Memento Ink Pad, cut them using my Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors before colouring them with my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I mounted them on White Daisy Cardstock, added a doodled border with my Black Journalling Pen, then adhered that to a Fern Cardstock mat before adding to the front of my card. I added some Clear Sparkles to the front of the card because every card must have bling! LOL! Don't you agree?

Ingredients for creating the "Happy Mother's Day" card: 
(You can find all of these products in my online shop)

    Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my projects featuring the March Stamp of the Month, Tea-rrific. Honestly, this stamp set has been just so much fun to create with and I can't wait to make even more Mother's Day and friendship-themed projects! I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop, Maz Wood's aMAZing Close To My Heart Creations.  


    (Sample Tea-rrific artwork created by the CTMH Art Department)

    Remember, the March Stamp of the Month, Tea-rrific is only available throughout March 2017 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.


    Crafty hugs,
    Denise :)

    Cut it out in March!



    We all know that Close To My Heart Thin Cuts are the BEST! 

    Well, you can "Cut it out" in March with our AWESOME Thin Cuts special.  

    This month only, save 25% off ALL of our Thin Cuts and Thin Cut Bundles! Woot! Check out the amazing savings below.
    Visit my website to view further details about this offer and to see all of the Thin Cuts and Thin Cut Bundles on special this month!

    Crafty wishes,
    Denise ox