Fundamental crafting

Just For Fun - month-long savings on FundamentalsJust for Fun

Enjoy month-long savings on Fundamental crafting products!

I know I will have fun with these savings!

During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for FUN sale!

Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products, or save 30% on individual items!

You can also choose a Fundamentals Bundle FREE when you become a Consultant in November or when you host a qualifying party.

Till Next Time Maz

1 Nov 2017 (12:00 am AEDT) – 30 Nov 2017 (11:59 pm AEDT) or while supplies last

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Share a Smile Card Kit: Crafting For A Cause

Share a Smile card kit

Team Up with The Punny Pals Stamp Set to Make a Difference

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organisation that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.

To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit!

The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.

Want more ways to help Operation Smile™?
There are Operation Smile™ Shirts that you can purchase.

You can round up your order to the nearest dollar, giving the extra as a donation to Operation Smile™. Plus during October, your round-up donation will go even further, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD!

So what are you waiting for have fun crafting with the Share a Smile Card Kit and Punny Pals stamp set

What a great way to help a cause & get crafting at the same time.
Till Next Time
Maz

Playing with Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper Pack

Have you had a chance to play with the Jack the Close To My Heart Paper Pack?

Well let me tell you it is a fab fun & a little bit manly.

Into Scrapbooking 

You will love the Jack the Close To My Heart Paper Pack to scrapbook your camping trips & if you have a little wild child this paper pack if perfect.

Scrapbooking with Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper PackScrapbooking with Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper Pack www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Into Pocket Scrapbooking 
If Traditional Scrapbooking is not your thing – Jack as with all Close To My Heart Paper Packs includes some cut apart Pocket Scrapbooking pages that you can cut up & create your pocket scrapbook layout in a flash.
Pocket Scrapbooking with Close To My Heart Jack Papers

Into Card Making 
I can Bearly Stand this cute Bear Stamp from the Jack Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts Bundle & you can use this cutie for any occasion.
Jack the Bear with Flowers from Hello Foxy - June Stamp of the Month www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au
Cardmaking with Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper Pack

 

And I could not resist making a Popup Box card with the Bear.

Of course there is also the always fab Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit which allows you to create 12 Brilliant cards
Workshops Your Way® Father's Day Cardmaking Kit

Into Paper Crafting 
If you love to create something a little different how about decorating up a Photo Frame like this Jack Handsome Frame
Jack Handsome Photo Frame www.maz.clsoetomyheart.com.au

Whatever Your Into
Whatever form of crafting Jack has something for everyone.Jack Paper Packet
Make sure you get your pack today before it is all gone by the end of this month.

Thanks for checking out what I had to say about Jack the Close To My Heart featured Paper Pack
Till Next Time Maz

Different ways to colour the Live Beautifully Stamp Images

One of the items included in the National Scrapbooking Month Celebration is this gorgeous Live Beautifully Stamp set with lovely roses, leaves & words. The Roses & leaves in this set are a solid design and some may find it hard to work out how to colour these images.  Here I am showcase a few different ways to colour the images.

Watercolour

Stamp the images with a lighter colour of exclusive ink, this will give you a guide & a background colour to work with. Dip the small watercolour brush into water & into one of the watercolours, make sure the brush is not too wet & apply over into an area of the petals or leaves in short strokes. Add the darker shades first in where you want shadows and lighter colours on top to add depth & to build up the image.

The rose on this Smile card was coloured in with watercolour paint. The rose was first stamped with Blossom Exclusive Ink then painted over with the watercolours.

Smile Card: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. Painted with watercolours. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

 

Close up of the watercolouring on the card created.Smile Card close up of the watercolour painting: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack

The flower was fussy cut out & fitted into a cutout frame. Smile was gold embossed & fussy cut out to go over the card. Live beautifully papers sit in the background.

Watercolour Pencils

Stamp the images with a lighter colour of exclusive ink, this will give you a guide & a background colour to work with. Colour over the image with the Watercolour Pencils. Your image can be left as is after colouring in or you can go over the coloured areas with a wet Waterbrush, make sure it is not too wet.

The yellow rose was stamped in Lemon Exclusive ink then coloured over with the watercolour pencils. No water was added over the colouring.She Believed Card: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. Watercolour pencils - dry. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Close up of the colouring on the yellow rose. You can see the lines of the pencil giving the flower a realistic look.She Believed Card close up Watercolour pencils - dry: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

For the pink rose I stamped in Blossom Exclusive ink, then coloured over with watercolour pencils. A wet water brush was “painted” over the colouring which blended the ink & watercolouring pencils giving a different look to the rose.

Rose Card: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. Watercolour pencils - wet. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Close up of the pink rose with the watercolouring pencils.

Rose Card close up Watercolour pencils - wet: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

Stamp the images with exclusive ink, this will give you a guide & a background colour to work with. Choose two ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers (a lighter & a darker colour) that is close to the colour of the stamped image. Using the lighter colour first colour with short stokes over a petal or part of the leaf. Then go over the the area with the darker colour. Work back in the lighter colour to blend out the darker area into the main stamped image.

Smile Card: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. Coloured with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Close up of the colouring with the ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

Smile Card Coloured with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers Close Up: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Dauber Technique with Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads

A pretty simple way to use two or more different colours onto a solid image. Tap the stamp image into a lighter colour ink pad first, using a Sponge Dauber, pick up some of the darker colour & tap over the image. You can add a third colour but be-careful you may muddy the colours in the image.

Happy Wishes Card: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. Coloured with the Sponge Dauber Technique www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Close up of the rose coloured in with the Sponge Dauber Technique. I used the Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen and drew where the white lines were to give the rose a different look.Happy Wishes Card Close up of the Coloured with the Sponge Dauber Technique: Scrapbooking Month - Live Beautifully Stamp set & paper pack. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

These are just some of the colouring methods that you can try out – each give a different look to the roses images.Different ways to colour the Live Beautifully Stamp Images
I hope you enjoyed these colouring ideas with the Live Beautifully Stamp set and I hope you give it a try.

Till next time Maz

National Scrapbooking Month – Live Beautifully

National Scrapbooking Month, Live Beautifully www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auLive Beautifully

National Scrapbooking Month – Something for every papercrafter!

This year’s National Scrapbooking Month Close To My Heart have designed a paper packet, a stamp set and an exclusive Cut Above™ Live Beautifully Scrapbooking layout kit to help you celebrate your beautiful life.

This exclusive Live Beautifully paper packet, Live Beautifully stamp set and the Cut Above™ Scrapbooking layout will be available for purchase outright, with no qualifying purchase required. All items available from May 1, 2017 till May 31, 2017 or while supplies last. These are so pretty you want to order soon so you do not miss out. Take a closer look

Live Beautifully paper packet

Live Beautifully Paper Packet
Use the Live Beautifully paper packet for any paper art project, be it for Scrapbooking, cardmaking or for a Home Decor piece. The features rich floral patterns, gold foil designs, and more.

Live Beautifully Stamp Set

Live Beautifully Stamp Set
While the large Flowers & words have been especially designed for Scrapbooking in mind, you can easily use this stamp set in a cardmaking project or add it to any other papercrafting project you have your artistic heart set on creating.

Cut Above™ Layout Kit – Live Beautifully

Cut Above™ Layout Kit - Live BeautifullyThe Live Beautifully Cut Above™ layouts that are designed to make preserving memories faster, simpler, and easier than ever and help you create five complete scrapbook layouts in half the time! Host a party in May that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher and receive the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit for FREE!

And if you purchases the Cut Above Live Beautifully layouts, adds photos to them, and share your artwork onto the Corporate Facebook page between 1 May 2017–31 May 2017 will be entered to win a fab prize!

Live Beautifully Album Bundle

Live Beautifully Album Bundle
Or grab the Album Bundle instead which has just about everything you need to start creating a beautiful album.
The Bundle Includes the following:
– Cut Above™ Layout Kit – Live Beautifully (five 2-page layouts with six 12″ x 12″ Memory Protectors™)
My Legacy™ D-ring Album- Grey  OR a My Legacy™ Post-bound Album-Black OR My Legacy™ D-ring Album-Grey
– Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
– Tombow® Permanent Adhesive

And there is more…

When you join my team this month, as a New Consultants you will receive the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully Scrapbooking layout kit in your New Consultant Kit at no additional cost, that’s right FREE and you can immediately begin saving 22% on all products once you join Close To My Heart !

And if that is not enough we even have a competition over on the Close To My Heart Facebook Page.
To enter all you need to do to is take a picture of one or more of your completed Cut Above layouts and share it on the corporate Facebook page between 1 May and 31 May.

At the end of the month, CTMH will hold a drawing from all those who entered; winners will receive one of the new Cut Above layout kits from Seasonal Expressions 2.
We truly are offering something for everyone during our National Scrapbooking Month celebration. Share what you are creating on your Facebook page or Instagram with these exclusive May offers  using #LiveBeautifully #CTMHLiveBeautifully

Till Next Time Maz

1 March 2017 (12:00 am AEDT) – 31 March 2017 (11:59 pm AEDT) or while supplies last

Congrats: Freshly Made Sketches #277

I had a play with my little Congrats stamp that fits perfectly inside on of my Basic Circle Thin cuts & thought that it would be perfect for this week’s Freshly Made Sketch #278 but I had to add the leaves – I really felt it needed so it my not quite fall into the clean style but this is where the inspiration for this card came from.

Freshly Made Sketches #278 - A Sketch by Jen M.

What I made

Congrats - Freshly Made Sketches 278 CTMH Dreamin' Big Paper and Wood Slats Embossing folder. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I used the Close To My Heart Dreamin’ Big Paper Packet, Wood Slats Embossing Folder, Thin Cuts—Basic Circles and the Leafy Congrats stamp which has been coloured in with ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. I sponged a mix of colours over the white daisy to give more colour & added leaves cut from a leaf that I found in the Cricut® Flower Market Collection.

I hope you all enjoyed what I created using this sketch.

Till Next time & keep creating!
Maz