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


Friday, March 31, 2017

April Constant Campaign: 15-Minute Memories





 Shop at www.creativechristine.closetomyheart.com.au to have these absolutely stunning kits delivered to your door so as you can get a quick start on them. or contact me to place your order for you. All orders in April will get a bonus from me.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Cut It Out - Thin Cut Special

Cut it Out

March Madness sees a fabulous special, Close To My Heart are offering a fabulous deal with 25% off all thin cuts including bundles. Yes you heard it correct 25% off.
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!





To view further details about this offer and to see all of the Thin Cuts and Thin Cut Bundles on special this month if you can not read the list below just visit my website and place an order and it will be delivered directly to your home. Or contact me and I can help you.

Happy Papercrafting 
Chris

March Stamp of Month - Tea-rrific

Tea-rrific is a completely  "adorable" Stamp set which is suitable for Mother's Day Tea Parties, High teas, friendship gatherings, Birthdays and lots more. Scrapbook pages, cards, tags and more can be created for almost any occasion.  This stamp set features beautiful images that can be coloured with many of our Close to my Heart Medians 


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.

Happy Papercrafting
Chris


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CTMH Australasian Blog Hop - S1702 Easter Bunny - SOTM



CTMH Australasian Blog Hop - S1702 Easter Bunny - SOTM


Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart February 2017 Easter Bunny Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Vandra's Virtual CTMH Craftroom, 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 couple of cards that I have created featuring the February Stamp of the Month, Eater Bunny. This stamp set is available only in February 2017 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more.

I had so much fun revisiting an oldie from many years ago that I had forgotten about until a fellow consultant blogger, Maz shared her card through out Australasia by our Presidential Director Susan at our Christmas training day. 
This Front Step card was fun and I am sure will make some one happy at Easter.
Using the February Stamp of Month I stamped the images using Memento Ink then coloured with my ShinHans and fussy cut. I sponge distressed the back of the card to resemble the bunnies walking in the meadows. I used the All About the Gold Fundamentals to cover the front of the card. 



This second card I created is a another blast from the past. I just loved this Z fold card. it allows so many options with the front but today I have just added the white daisy rectangle with a cranberry mat. I used the Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen to add some doodling. I stamped the bunny and once again I have used the ShinHan markers to colour him. I added a cranberry heart  cut out using the new Basic heart Thincuts. Then the sentiment on top using the thin 3-D Foam tape.



On the inside  I added a bigger cranberry heart cut using the heart thin cuts and added some faux stitching around edge.


These lovely ideas also using the February stamp of month along with "Hello Lovely" range and the new Blush Ribbon, were designed by Close To My Heart. They are just so sweet.


Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my layout featuring the February  Stamp of the Month, Eater Bunny. I would love and appreciate your thoughts it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog, click here to see what Nell has created Remember, the February  Stamp of the Month, Easter Bunny is only available throughout February 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