Pardon the Pun!

With each new month Close To My Heart brings us a
new Stamp Of The Month and just for fun I know you’ll love these puns (he he he!)

I’m keeping it simple with this cute stamp set – enjoy!


Accordion to me, your awesome!


Dec17 SOTM

A Little Bit OF Pun – S1207

My Type

You are just my type!


You are a gem of a friend!


You’re cute as a button!

Such a fun stamp set – A Little Bit Of Pun S1712 – you can grab yours this month only from my on-line shop

Have a fun pun day!

Jacquie x



Christmas Workshop Week

It’s Christmas Workshop Week!

Join me for Christmas scrapbooking and Tag making along with a whole lot of Christmas Cheer  – this Thursday 10am-2pm and Saturday 1pm-5pm.

Noelle Cut Above Dec17

How sweet is this Merry & Bright Christmas page!
Can you believe there is no cutting required to complete this layout!
Close To My Heart make preserving your memories a cinch with these pre-cut kits.
This Noelle Layout Kit (Z4052) includes base pages, stickers, die-cuts, Memory Protectors, and instructions—all you need is adhesive and a pen to add your journalling!
(If you are worried about whether or not your photos will match, try printing them in black and white as these would look fabulous on this layout and they would also create a vintage finish to your pages.)

Cut above cards & tags

…and to continue on with all things Christmas our
Merry Everything Card Kits (Z2048) are just the answer to creating sweet cards to send to your loved ones …and to wrap it up we have these gorgeous Merry Everything Tag Kits (Z4049) to make your gifts look outstanding under the tree. In both silver and gold you’ll have enough materials to make 10 foil-stamped gift tags. This pack including tags, silver & gold bow die cuts and white twine. All you have to do is add your favourite stamp sentiment and that’s a wrap!!

If you can’t make it to one of my workshops and you’d love to make one or all of these projects you can order these fabulous Christmas kits from my on-line shop and have it delivered straight to your door

 Christmas hugs!

Jacquie x

Get yourself organised!

Today is our Cyber Monday Sale

You’ll be cheering when you get your craft supplies organised with this one day sale.

You can get
30% discount on individual Workspace Wonder™ items
40% discount on select bundles of Workspace Wonder items!

How cool is this – arrange and stack Workspace Wonder™ pieces in a wide range of combinations to organize your crafting supplies.

This sale starts Monday 27th November at 6.00 pm and will finish 5.59 pm (to be exact) tomorrow!

Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my on-line shop
to see it all check out the promotions tab.

please note: all the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last and with these discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of sale items.

Be sure to get in first to order in before the sale ends!
Happy ‘getting organised’ day!

Jacquie x

Create Your Christmas

I’m excited to offer my “Create Your Christmas” Card Workshop
AND Scrapbooking Workshop to you all.

Each of these workshops use 1/2 pack of the gorgeous Silver & Gold Paper Pack from our Holiday Expressions Ideas Book and you use a wonderful range of the Close To My Heart tools to create these cards.


I LOVE Christmas, getting crafty AND the gorgeous Bashful Glitter Paper!
I’ve had a fabulous time creating and now, in the comfort of your own home,
you can create this gorgeous
22 card workshop ‘5 designs –  4 of each card’ plus 2 bonus cards.
The card workshop includes coloured photos and assembly instructions, supply list, cutting guides and cutting and prepping tips.

With the other half of the pack of Gold & Silver paper you can create 3 x sweet double page layouts (here’s one of them below) – you’ll be ready to place your Christmas photos straight onto pages to share with your family and friends.

Silver & Gold Merry Christmas

The scrapbooking workshops are all embellished with the Silver & Gold Complements Pack, no stamping at all, this makes for quick and easy layouts!  This workshop also includes coloured photos and assembly instructions, supply list, cutting guides and cutting and prepping tips. Below is a list of Close To My Heart products used with both these workshops.

Prodcut List:
Silver & Gold Paper Pack (X7226D)
Silver & Gold Complements (X7226D)
Bashful Glitter Paper Pack (Z3360)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
Charcoal Cardstock (X5953)
Bashful Cardstock (X5941)
X254 White Cards & Envelope Value Pack
M1184 Merry Christmas
Z3189 White & Gold Ribbon
Z3371 Gold Pearls
Z4032 Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z341 Glue Dots
Z3372 Adhesive Runner and
1512 Bonding Memories Glue
1 ¼” Circle Punch
Thin Cuts – Basic Tags Z3344
Thin Cuts – Basic Circles Z3318
Thin Cuts – Scallop Border Z3348
Thin Cuts – Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Z4043
Thin Cuts – Silver & Gold Cardmaking Z4042
Charcoal Ink Z2831, Toffee Ink Z2828 and Heather Ink Z2826

The cost of the workshops are AU$15
you’ll receive both the card AND scrapbook workshops.
Payment is via Pay Pal at
add your email address in the reference section so I can send you
through the workshop guides.

Visit my website to view the Holiday Expressions Ideas Book or to place an order:

Have a happy Christmas crafting day!

Jacquie x

Fun with Fundamentals


Super, fabulous and just for fun!

This month only Close To My Heart has a super deal on our newest Fundamental collections. You’ve heard me rave about these bundles of goodness at my workshops and classes – Oh, the ideas we can create with these beautiful papers, ribbons and embellishments.


Check out all the happiness in my on-line shop

Order yourself a bargain (or an early Christmas present!) and have it delivered straight to your door! All orders over $25 will receive my brand new ‘Create Your Christmas’ Silver & Gold Card Workshop AND Scrapbook Workshop cutting guides and instructions sheets, conveniently emailed directly to you!

Happy shopping …and do you know I have gift vouchers too? If you’re not sure what to get your crafty friends for Christmas gifts a gift vouchers covers everything!

Have a fun day.

Jacquie x

Season Of Sweetness

It’s super cool to add a little bit of your own personality into your gift giving.
So sweet and simple are these tags to make, you’ll won’t stop making them!
Add them to your Christmas treats or even to the front of a card.


Its the beginning of the season of sweetness – how sweet are these titles!

Season Of Sweetness

Season Of Sweetness D1744

Basic Tags

Thin Cuts – Basic Tags Z3344

AND, how awesome is this ….the stamp set works with out Basic Tags dies! Too easy.



Cranberry and New England Ivy Inks made for tradition Christmas coloured tags with Cranberry and White Daisy Cardstock along with a Beary Christmas Zip Strip. I coloured the trees with the Shin Hahn Makers Carmine Z2448 and Sap Green Z2463 and popped everything up with 3-D Foam Tape. All these products are available to order in my online shop. To have these delivered straight to your door go to

Go ahead, add your own personality into your gift giving this Christmas season.

Jacquie x

I love making cards and this sweet pink trellis cards was a fun card to make for a dear friend of mine.


By now you all know I’m a big fan of our ‘colour of the year’ Bashful – this beautiful shade of soft pink cardstock. Combining it with all Close To My Heart products AND my fav flower the daisy. I love the simplicity of these flowers – simply cut on the Cricut. If you’d like to know how to get your own Cricut email me for more detail

Today is a beautiful day to create something special for a friend.

Jacquie x

Sweet Leaf!

I love it when we have new tools to play with and I love having fun getting all creative with these new tools! Check out my Sweet Leaf card.


Look at the gorgeous leaves on the front of my card. These are our new Thin Cuts – Leaf. I LOVE these and they were super easy to cut out! I used the new Gold Foil Paper for the top of the leaves and Vellum for the base of the leaf which gives it a soft layering effect. And check out the embossed background. Yes, you guessed it the new Leaves Embossing Folder –  adorable! I cut the ovals using the Thin Cuts – Basic Ovals (there are 4 sizes of ovals – great to mat titles in different coloured cardstock) then stamped in Bashful ink. I finished off my card with White & Gold Ribbon. So much fun in one single card!

All these new products are available right now in my online shop

Leaves Embossing Folder Z4031

Thin Cuts – Leaf Z4035

Thin Cuts – Basic Ovals Z3328

And while your there check out our NEW Adhesive Runner Z3372 it’s perfect for bringing your cards all together.

Creative hugs.

Jacquie x

Smiles All Round.

This month we have an awesome special, one to make you smile, using the most fun stamp set. I posted on Instagram last week this card the girls made at my card buffet. I was trying real hard to save this stamp set for this month but had to share as it’s totally cool!

Punny Pals Sept17

The stamp set is called Punny Pals and is loaded with sweet images with the best puns! AND our Punny Pal Stamp Set is on a mission to share as many smiles as possible this month!

We have this cute stamp set for you AND for this month ONLY Close To My Heart has made matching Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes …cheering!

Punny Pals Kit CC1342

 Even better, they’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create super sweet cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!

Punny Pals

Close To My Heart supports Operation Smile and proceeds from this awesome special is donated to Operation Smile – this will definitely mean more smiles all round!
Check out more about our Punny Pals specials/Close To My Heart/Operation Smile at

And check this out…the share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October OR when you host a party.

Your the BEARY best and your TOAD-ally awesome are just a few of the puns which will make you smile and help put a smile on some dials!

Jacquie x