Close To My Heart Spruced Up Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Spruced Up Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappy Chicks 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.

Spruced Up has a wintery feel due to the Sticker sheet but if you omit that you have this lovely combo of Sangria & New England Ivy & a fabulous white wood grain that could be used for other projects not so wintery themed.

My first card was super quick & simple & only has the smallest amount of stamping as I used the Spruced Up Sticker Sheet to create my main focal point of the card.

Thinking Of You Handmade Card created with Close To My Heart Spruced Up #CTMH #CTMHSprucedUp

My next card I wanted to play with the new Happy Birthday Shaker Die, so I combined it with a daisy flower cut from the Flower Market Cricut & paired that with some of the leaves from the Spruced up Sticker sheet.

Happy Birthday Spruced up Shaker Card created with Close To My Heart Spruced Up #CTMH #CTMHSprucedUp

I had lots of fun creating with Spruced Up and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen Watkins

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart Everyday Magic – January Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Everyday Magic – January Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore 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.

Everyday Magic – January Stamp of the Month is full of positive setiments, that are perfect for both cardmaking & scrapbooking

My first card I combined a saying from the Everyday Magic with flowers from the Shared Happiness stamp & Thin Cut set & Sangria pattern paper from the Spruced Up paper pack

Kind Heart, brave spirit: Everyday Magic - January Stamp of the Month

I love how the window cut to the side, along with the flowers, frames the saying & draws your eye right to it.

My next card I created as a spinner card, I actually used the new Card Front Spinner Thin Cut Die, it was an experiment to to see what else I could do with the die & I was really happy how this saying surrounded by the flowers spins.

Seek Everyday Magic - January Stamp of the Month

My final card also uses the Shared Happiness stamp & Thin Cut – I think it might be a new favourite?

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful: Everyday Magic - January Stamp of the Month

This time I had to do some fancy stamping to reduce the line height between the words to allow the saying to fit into this rectangle. But I really do like how it worked out & I love the gradient mint colour on this Mix -in paper that I used in the background with the stitched rectangle die.

This exclusive D-size Everyday Magic stamp set (only available in January) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $88 AUD/$98 NZD or more!

Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. If you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me.

I had lots of fun creating with Everyday Magic – January Stamp of the Month and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen Watkins

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on Everyday Magic

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Best Friends Furever Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Best Friends Furever Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Danielle Edwards – Scrappy Chicks 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.

If you have cats or dogs or both then you will love Best Friends Furever paper pack, stamp set and cut above kit.

For my project share I decided to show how I changed up the Best Friends Furever Cut Above® kit. I cut the  6″ ×  8″ into  6″ ×  6″ & made some basic changes. Now I know some people would want to know why, well I wanted these pages as part of my  12″ ×  12″ album & the  6″ ×  6″ fits perfectly in my 12″ ×  12″. I plan to either create some 12″ ×  12″ to go with these.

For the most part things were kept the same in terms of placements of the fun double-sided die-cuts that allow you to choose between two options for each piece: one designed for cat-lovers and the other for dog-lovers!

But I also added some stickers from the Best Friends Furever Paper Sticker Sheet just for a little bit extra.

Now all I need to do is get my cat photos printed to go on these layouts.

I had lots of fun creating with Best Friends Furever and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren Moore

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart Cedar & Pine Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Cedar & Pine Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Creating with Kara Davies 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.

Cedar & Pine lends to a classic feel of Christmas, with scripty white fonts on brown that look like icing on Gingerbread & traditional Red & Green.

I used the Holly Jolly Elf Cardmaking Kit, complete with one of the patterns & changed it by using the Cedar & Pine papers & stickets. My present didn’t stamp properly the first time so I grabbed a present from the sticket sheet & fussy cut the hands out & added them onto this new present & I like it so much better.

I had lots of fun creating with Cedar & Pine and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen Watkins

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

Close To My Heart Holly Jolly Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Holly Jolly Australasian Close to My Heart 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.

Holly Jolly Is such a bright fun collection & it is perfect for a traditional Christmas with a few modern colours additions of Smoothie & Glacier.

I decided to have another play with the Cricut® Complete Creativity Digital Collection as there are a couple of pre-designed Christmas.

With this one I even created a second page in a 8½” × 11″ format using the same elements by slicing & resizing things. I loved how it turned out.

I used the Holly Jolly papers to cut the the photo mats and the tag. Plus I used the words that are in one of the zip strips & stapled at the top. I also used a tag sticker & some of the flower stickers near the poinsettia flower.

Holly Jolly papers to cut the the photo mats and the tag & again used the words on the zip strip words stapled near the bottom. I used the holly stickers on top of the O in Joy.

I also wanted to make a card so thought I used the snowflake paper that is part of the Holly Jolly Paper Pack.

I thought it was cut having the woodland creatures gathering around a Christmas Tree (cut from the Cricut® Complete Creativity Digital Collection) in the snow.

And finally I wanted to make something that was not Christmas Theme, so decided to use some of the presents in the sticker sheet and fussy cut some presents out of the paper & paired it with a Birthday Saying Stamps.

I also used some of the green gingham with some silver shimmer trim to finish off the card.

I had lots of fun creating with Holly Jolly and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Danielle Edwards – Scrappy Chicks

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

It’s a Close To My Heart Spooktacultar Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Spooktacular Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings 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.

Celebrate Halloween in style with exclusive papers and stamps that are truly Spooktacular!.

In this project I used the Halloween Layouts in the new Cricut® Complete Creativity Digital Collection & changed it up to be a single page layout & to incorporate the Spooktacular papers, sticker sheet & even the Frightful Friends stamp set to create my own scrapbook layout.

I used design space to ungroup & hide contours to create my layout from the sample layout using elements from the right side to incorporate into the left side to get the sizing & see visually how my layout will look.

And then cut it out with the Spooktacular papers and started to decorate with the Spooktacular stickers and the Vampire cat from the Frightful Friends stamp set.

My next project I thought I create a birthday card to showcase that the Spooktacular papers & stamp set could be used for other projects besides Halloween

Pirate Happy Birthday Card with Close To My Heart Spooktacular

I used the patterns that were not too Halloween Themed & as this cute Pirate Bunny to create this card.

I hope you like my idea using Spooktacular and if you would like to get any of the products that I have used in this project, please contact your Close To My Heart Consultant or if you do not have a consultant, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Dannii – Scrappychicks

Enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature on Spooktacular Special

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz