Close To My Heart: Winged Masterpiece – March Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Doodled Borders – February Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor 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.

There are some great images as well as sentiments on this stamp set, I could see it being used for many things

I love the floral designs for the butterfly & dragonfly, but I thought to myself do I really want to colour all that in. SO with that in mind & I figured others would think the same thing I decided to do the reverse colour technique – that is only colour the background & leave the actual stamped images uncoloured.

Winged Masterpiece—March Stamp of the Month

I stamped the butterfly in black ink three times on a 3½” × 8½” cardfront panel to fit the slimline cards Close To My Heart have. I chose a blue marker & started to colour in the background. I did add some Pewter Precious Metals Metallic Marker to the body of the butterfly to give the black a bit of metallic shimmer but I left the wings uncoloured.

I stamped one of the sayings onto some scrap & raised it up over the card.

It was a simple & fast card to create & still looked effective.

This exclusive D-size Winged Masterpiece – March Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in February) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD

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 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

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

Close To My Heart: Doodled Borders – Feb Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Doodled Borders – February 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.

This is such a fun stamp set that could be used to decorate planners, small bits of cardstock, pattern paper for cards or scrapbook pages or use to create an entire background. There are so many stamps on this set & I look foward to using it on my projects over this month.

But for now I want to share with you how I used it on this card for the blog hop.

Cattitude with Doodled Borders

I thought that some of the images would make perfect pennants/banners on this card.

I stamped a variety of the images onto plain cardstock & pattern paper that did not have a busy design & created a pennants/banners with them. One of the images was ready to use as is, just had to fussy cut it. I then stamped the scallop border & fussy cut the scallops & used the saying to add to the main part of the card.

I even used one of the heart images to add to one of the cats. It was fun trying some things out with the Doodled Borders – February Stamp of the Month

This exclusive D-size Doodled Borders – Feb Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in February) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD

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 would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris Taylor – Creative Inspirations enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature

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

The best way to start Card Making for Beginners

Want to know the easiest way to start Card making?

Want to start cardmaking & you are a beginner? OR maybe you want to keep up with all the occasions in your life? You can create beautiful, handmade cards, that will come together in a snap thanks to pre-printed card bases, die-cut shapes, and more with the Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking subscription

Each delivery also includes an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, complete with stamping block and mini ink pads, so you’ll have the tools you need to create your cards just the way you want them.

The Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking subscription keeps your creativity flowing as you receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® card kits that will keep you connected with your passion.

This is a great idea for anyone starting out card making or anyone looking for a card making kit just to keep up with all the occasions in your life.

Subscribe to the Craft with Heart™ cardmaking subscription today!

Specials

Before heading off check out our other great promotions including VIP Customer Program, Perfect Match, Home Sweet Home, Bring Back My Pack – Blossom & Become a Maker for Just $20!

Thanks for checking this out & keep Crafting.
Maz

Rainy Day Card making with a sketch

So it is summer here in Australia, which often means rain in January, at the moment we have heavy downpours & it has been like that all week. Although the last couple of days it has been broken up with humid sunshine. Plus we are still in a hotspot for Covid in my region – so my holiday leave is at home. What is a girl to do ? Well craft of course.

So I thought why not just create with the most recent Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #402

I stuck to the orientation of the sketch & used a tiny scallop stamp for the scallops & replace the Flowers with these Penguins to create this cute Birthday Card.

Happy Birthday Winter Penguins

I used Close To My Heart Party Time Paper for the main rectangle & the current Jan – Feb Mix-ins paper for the banner. I added stamped faux stitching to the banner to ground it a bit more as it is sits away from the edge. The Penguins are from the current Jan – Feb CTMH catalogue & are called Winter Penguins – I think they are so cute.

I hope you liked my idea & it has inspired you to try it out or even the sketch out for yourself.

If you are interested in any of the products I used & live in Australia you can order these on my website.

Edit

My card made the Top 3 designs from Sketch # 402. 

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

Happy New Year of Scrapbooking, Card Making & Paper Crafting in 2021

Happy New Year everyone! It is officially the first day of 2021, can you believe it? We made it through 20201!

Today not only brings with it renewed aspirations and hope in new beginnings but, also, a brand new Close To My Heart catalogue filled from cover to cover with new pattern papers, stamp sets, embellishments, new and original ideas, and much, much more!

So ring in the new year a& celebrate with us and take a look at a few new things happening in our  January—February 2021 Catalogue

Paper Kits

This Catalogue offers two brand new themed paper suites & a new mix-in paper collection. All these papers co-ordinate with the Core Catalogue paper suite collections, allowing you to mix & match or use on their own what ever your creative heart desires.

Happiness Lives Here Paper Collection

Bring a ray of sunshine with the Happiness Lives Here collection, featuring a collection of versatile patterns & colours that make it the perfect fit for a variety of everyday occasions.

Sweet Safari Paper Collection

The perfect combination of play time & craft time. Sweet Safari will help you celebrate baby showers, new arrivals using these vibrant fun-filled products.

Stamp Sets

Our new catalogue is brimming with great new stamp designs – here is just a small sampling:

Little Miss Message

Sure to be a new favourite this year, the Little Miss Message stamp set that allows you to mix & match heads & outfits to hold different messages. You can also get matching thin cut dies for the messages if you like. I look forward to sharing my creations with this stamp set on the blog in the next few weeks.

Winter Penguins

Yes I know it is summer here in Australia, but I just could not pass up on adding in Winter Penguins cuties to my basket. This stamp set also comes packages with matching thin cut dies for those who dislike fussy cutting. This is another stamp set I look forward to sharing lots of creations & ideas with over the new few weeks.

Stamp of the Month – Every Thank You

Of course you need to check out the New Stamp of the Month for January – Every Thank You. You can get this exclusive D-size stamp set (only available in Jan) for just $9 AUD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/ or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80 AUD.

Thin Cuts (Dies)

There are lots of great matching stamp set Thin Cuts, but by far my favourite stand alone Thin Cut die is the Diagonal Stripe Slimline Thin Cuts – this Thin Cut is just perfect to create fun quick slimline cards.

Slimline Cards & Envelopes

Slimline Cards are the hottest card making size trend at the moment, so to go with the amazing Diagonal Stripe Slimline Thin Cuts, we now have the pre-scored card with envelopes to make it easier for you to create slimline cards.

Craft with Heart™ – Subscription with Heart!

Be ready to preserve memories as you make them with new kits from the Craft with Heart™ scrapbooking subscription! As a subscriber, you’ll receive regular deliveries of Cut Above® layout kits, each kit featuring two beautifully designed two-page layouts. Your layouts come together in minutes thanks to pre-printed base pages, with complementary die-cuts and stickers to help you preserve your memories in style.

And don’t forget!!! There’s a new Cut Above® cardmaking kit coming out in January, too!

Each delivery includes materials to create a set of beautiful, handmade cards, that will come together in a snap thanks to pre-printed card bases, die-cut shapes, and more. Each delivery also includes an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, complete with stamping block and mini ink pads, so you’ll have the tools you need to create your cards just the way you want them. Keep up with all the occasions in your life with a Craft with Heart™ cardmaking subscription!

Amazing Offers & Specials

And to really start off the New Year with a bang we have some amazing offers & specials that are worth checking out.

Goodbye ’20, Hello ’21

 We have drastically reduced enrolment fee, and the New Year is the perfect time to sign up to become a Close To My Heart Maker because you can sign up for just $20 and you’ll get $21 back in CTMH Cash! This special pricing is only available through 31 January 2021, so sign up now and discover the rewards of operating your own papercrafting business with Close To My Heart!

Bring Back My Pack – Blossom

Enjoy a blast from the past with one of our most popular paper collections from the past: Blossom

National Papercrafting Month – Home Sweet Home

January is National Papercrafting Month, and the Home Sweet Home special is the perfect way to keep the celebration going all throughout the year!

Perfect Match

Celebrate the love in your life with the adorable Perfect Match collection! This exclusive suite has everything you need to create stunning Valentine’s Day cards, scrapbook layouts, and more! 

VIP We Are Good Together Workshop Kit

Create exclusive artwork with the VIP We Are Good Together Workshop Kit! This kit will be featured in our first-ever VIP Customer program virtual event on 26 February!  Not a VIP Customer Yet? Sign up today!

There are many, many more products worth taking a look at in our new January–February 2021 catalogue. to Check my website see what else 2021 holds in store!

May you have a safe and happy New Year! ❤

Maz

Close To My Heart Happiness Never Grows Old – Dec Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

Australasian Blog Hop

A Happy Hello and welcome aboard our Happiness Never Grows Old – Dec Stamp of the Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Doreen Watkins 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.

Oh boy flowers – I am in trouble – love a pretty flower to make things with.

My first creation I wan t to share is this pretty pink & black Cascade card.

Pink & Black Floral Cascade Card

I used the Mixed in Papers to decorate it & used one of the sentiments to feature on the front. I stamped, coloured & fussy cut the flowers to decorate the card. This card fold flat to 4¼” x 5½” and is simple enough to put together but has a nice wow factor.

My next card features the Thanks Thin Cut Die.

Thanks Card with CTMH Happiness Never Grows Old

I started off with stamping my roses first onto a stitched rectangle thin cut die & colouring them in with markers. I then masked them – the hardest part were the tiny leaves.

I sponged & stenciled a background in Distress Oxide ink. Once I was happy I positioned the Thanks Thin Cut onto the the card & cut it out. I cut some extra from scrap card so the it was raised ever so slightly more than the background & added a matching colour cardstock to my coloured roses of the thinner letters on top. The piece was matted & added to a pre-scored card.

I seriously could create soo much more with this stamp set, in fact I have about 3 unfinished pieces sitting on my craft desk, but I will leave it with these two ideas.

Remember you can get this exclusive D-size Happiness Never Grows Old – Dec Stamp of the Month stamp set (only available in Dec) can be yours for just $9 AUD/ $10 NZD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80 AUD/$88 NZD

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 and I would love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Danielle Edwards – Scrappychicks enjoy the hop & thanks so much for taking the time to check out these ideas with this month’s feature

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