Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Stampaganza

STAMPAGANZA

Buy Two Stamp Sets, Get a Third One Free!


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 current stamp set, plus a collection of popular sets that we have brought back just for Stampaganza!
When you add three sets to your order, we will automatically make the least expensive set FREE in your shopping cart. Check your cart at any time to see how many free sets you have!
As part of our Stampaganza special, we also have special offers for new Consultants and hostesses! Check out the New Consultant offer here, and the hostess offer here.

Visit my web site to see the fabulous stamps on offer


Happy Papercrafting
Chris

July 2017: Storybook Alphabet

July 2017: Storybook Alphabet

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $7.50. When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.
This month is a great Alpha stamp set on offer. visit my website to get yours before it is gone.



Happy Papercrafting
Chris


Monday, July 10, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - Sketch 220

AHSC - Sketch 220

I am very honoured to have been invited by a Canadian friend of mine Michelle Stewart to be a guest designer on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
I really liked what I saw in this sketch and was fortunate to be able to use a design I had taught previously in class, just changing it up a little.

That is the great thing about a sketch, It is a base for something great whether it be a card, layout or a project.


Today I created a simple project using AHSC Sketch 220.
This weeks sketch is
You can see all the sketches here 
For more inspiration using sketch #220 please visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Here

I designed and created this simple box, which makes a great gift box to house 4 cards and envelopes from the value pack X254. 

The four cards are all the same.




 I first created the gift box. I chose Close To My Heart products as I just love how they all co-ordinate so beautifully without me having to do all the hard work matching colours. I also used Happy to Be Friends C1605 stamp set which is also available in French and Spanish

I then created the 4 cards keeping them same but using all the sentiment stamps from the lovely stamp set Birthday Sparkles B1537

Items used are:
X254 Value pack Cards
Z1151 3D tape
Blue Burlap Ribbon Z3323
No Worries Sequins
White Daisy, Sapphire, Cashmere Card Stock
Cashmere Ink Pad Z2175
Sapphire Ink Pad Z2648
EZ Dots adhesive
Trimmer
Scissors
Bone Folder
Sponge / Dauber
Embossing Folder Chevron Z3247
Oval and scallop ovals can be cut from the Cricut or thin cuts.

Products used for this project can be purchased from your Close To My Heart Consultant or can viewed on my website. But don't delay as some are only available for a limited time and how exciting if you are in australia you can just order and have them delivered to your door from my shop.

Thankyou for looking and I hope you have been inspired with this sketch.



Happy Papercrafting
Chris









Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cardstock Carnival

Cardstock Carnival

What a fabulous special, visit my website and join the event Cardstock carnival and get your order of preferred coloured card stock, wsl delivered directly to your door. Remember shipping is worked out on full retail price. find the codes below for your favouite colours.



Happy Papercrafting
Chris

Thursday, June 1, 2017

CTMH - S1706 - Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop -


CTMH - S1706 - Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop - 

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart June 2017 Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor - Creative Inspirations  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 card that I have created featuring the June Stamp of the Month, Hello Foxy. This stamp set is available only in June 2017 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.
This is such an adorable Stamp set with so many uses.

Today I created a peek-a-boo card with a difference.
I used a small scrap piece of Whimsy Fundamentals Paper PackThistle card stock, White Daisy card stock, a little shimmer with white shimmer trim, a little bling added with the new Little Dreamer Glitter gems, I used the Basic Circle Thin Cuts to cut the 2 circles,  I stamped the sentiments with Black Memento Ink and the wreaths then coloured them with ShinHan Markers and did a little fussy cutting with the Non-Stick Micro tipped Scissors. I put the card altogether using my favourite adhesives

 This cute little card has one sentiment 
and when you open it you see a different sentiment.

Open view.

View before fully opening


a couple of designs by Close to my heart design Team


Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my layout featuring
I would love and appreciate your thoughts, if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog, click here to see what Vandra from - Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Craftroom has created Remember, the June Stamp of Month- Hello Foxy is only available throughout June 2017 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.


Happy Papercrafting
Chris

Friday, May 26, 2017

Wedding Album Snippets

Sad but Happy:

As you all know I am enjoying retirement as it allows me so much more time to enjoy my hobbies. You all know I love paper crafting in particular Scrapbooking.
I was fortunate to see my son Anthony marry the love of his life Hannah.
 I was honoured to have been able to create the invitations, place cards etc. That was so much fun.
I have been even luckier to have been able to put together a Wedding Album for the lucky couple.

Going like crazy in between teaching Card classes and Scrapbook classes I have achieved a marvelous keep sake album, even if I say so myself....






The photos certainly do not do this album justice. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this masterpiece of memories that they will hopefully be able to look back and remember what a beautiful wedding they created. My subject certainly made it very easy for me to create this keep sake.
Anyway I better go and finish getting set up for my fully booked National Scrapbooking Day playing with "Live Beautifully" tomorrow and my huge Sale which is running for 3 days.


Happy Papercrafting
Chris




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Live Beautifully Australasian Blog Hop



Live Beautifully Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart National Scrapbooking Month 2017 "Live Beautifully" Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor - Creative Inspirations, then 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. 

Close To My Heart has excelled once again,releasing the most gorgeous papers and stamp set to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month this month.  

"Live Beautifully", is just that. The papers are just beautiful featuring a lovely collection of papers including gold foiled papers. 


Here are a couple of cards I created for so many occassions, or just because.
I have left this fairly simple as the gold foiled paper is so pretty and donot want to cover it.

With this any occassion card the shimmer brush  doesn't show up in the photo.


The Cut above kit is just so simple to create such fast yet beautiful layouts and all you require is a journalling pen and adhesive. It is all done for you.









The stamp set is adorable with roses and leaves, gorgeous sayings and words that are just perfect for decorating both cards and page layouts.

There is a range of limited time only products available and of course i know you will want them all, when you have travelled through this bloghop and had a look at all the gorgeous artwork.






There are so many gorgeous page layouts and card designs featuring the "Live Beautifully" products being shared online at the moment.  I am so excited to be sharing these exclusive products  for this month at my fully booked workshop.


And don't forget, the Live Beautifully range is only available in the month of May 2017 and while stocks last, from your Close To My Heart Consultant. I would love for you to hop on over to  Georgia O’Shea - Georgia Creates and see what she has created. Thankyou for looking.

Happy Papercrafting
Chris


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month - May 2017

Live Beautifully - May National Scrapbooking Month





This stunning stamp set can be used on layouts and cards and is gorgeous

Our life is full of everyday beauty that deserves to be remembered. This National Scrapbooking Month, celebrate the beauty of your life with our exclusive, limited-time Live Beautifully collection.
This collection includes the Live Beautifully paper packet, the My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set, and the Cut Above® Live Beautifully layout kit, which includes materials for creating five 2-page scrapbooking layouts in half the time. Save 20% off the Cut Above kit when you buy it as part of an album bundle that also includes an album, adhesive, and journaling pen.
Learn more about each of these exclusive products here.
Place you order asap as these gorgeous products will not last. 
Happy Papercrafting
Chris






May stamp of Month - Live Laugh Love

STAMP OF THE MONTH

May 2017: Live, Laugh, Love

Spend $75 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $7.50 This month is a really sweet stamp set on offer. This can be embossed with embossing powders and coloured with Shin Han markers or water colour pencils or paints




Happy Papercrafting
Chris



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Flock Together April 2017

Flocked Together - April stamp of Month
This is a cute stamp set that will grow with you as you use it for many uses. I can see wedding cards and engagement cards and layouts and I think it will be fabulous for scrapbook layouts especially family ones. I have not had a chance to create with this one as yet but will be very soon as I am spending all my energy creating a wedding album from my son's wedding.
I have enclosed a couple of ideas created by Close To My Heart corporate.





Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my layout featuring the April  Stamp of the Month, Flocked Together.   Remember, the April  Stamp of the Month, Flocked Together is only available throughout April 2017 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.


Happy Papercrafting
Chris