‘TIS THE SEASON 10 Card Workshop

I’m excited to offer my ‘Tis The Season 10 Card Workshop to you all.

With NO stamping at all, you’ll be creating in the comfort of your own home, 10 beautiful cards to celebrate the 2018 Christmas season with your family and friends.

'Tis The Season Cards

These 10 cards are all embellished with the ‘Tis The Season Complements kit, there is no stamping – this makes for quick and easy card making! The workshop guide includes a coloured photo, cutting guides and assembly instructions. Below is a list of products used with this card workshop.

Product List:

‘Tis The Season Paper Pack (X7239B)
‘Tis The Season Complements (X7239C)
Candy Apple Cardstock (X5992) – 1 sheet
Gold Pearls (Z3371) – 1 sheet
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254) – 10 cards & envelopes
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151) – to make the embellishments ‘pop’
Adhesive of your choice
12” Paper Trimmer

The cost of my 10 card workshop guide is AU$5.00

Payment is via Pay Pal at
add your email address in the reference section so I can send you
through the workshop guide.

Visit my website to view the 2018 Holiday Expression Ideas Book or to place an order:

If you’d like me to create a kit for you with all the products let me know.

Have a happy Christmas crafting!

Jacquie x



More Shimmer and Sparkle

Can things get more shimmery and sparkly around here?

Yes, Yes, Yes!

Due to popular demand I have an extra
Christmas Sparkles Shaker Card Class on a Saturday.

Wednesday 24th October 10.00am – 12.00pm

Friday 26th October 10.00am – 12.00pm

NEW CLASS ~ Saturday 27th October 10.00am – 12.00pm

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At these Shaker Card Classes you’ll make 5 Shaker Cards.
3 of these cards will come from the Holiday Sparkle Kit – this months special.
These 3 cards are 5″ x 7″ shaker cards, bright, fun and festive.
You’ll also make 2 – 4″ x 5 1/2″ Birthday Shaker Cards.
That’s a total of 5 Shaker Cards in one class.

Cost is $20 per class
bookings essential – to save your seat email me at jplorikeet@bigpond.com

Visit my website to view this Holiday Sparkle Kit or to place an order:


Have a shimmer and sparkling day!

Jacquie x

Christmas Sparkles

I love all things that shimmer and sparkle.

This October Close To My Heart has the best Christmas Sparkle special – combine it in a shaker card and I’m in crafty heaven!

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Shake things up this Christmas with the Holiday Sparkle kit.
ALL pieces are pre-cut – how cool is that! NO CUTTING AT ALL.

The kit contains enough product to create 12 Christmas Shaker Cards
(YES, shake it! I’m in crafty heaven!) they’re pretty cute and a gorgeous size of 5″x 7″ AND it includes 12 – 5″ x 7″ envelopes you can decorate with the stickers in this kit.

You can purchase this kit with 12 Shaker Cards for just $47.00 (CC10189)
that works out to under $4.00 per card
you can purchase this kit in a bundle with this cute
“Love with All the Trimmings” stamp set,
specially designed to further customise the insides of your cards,
and get a 20% discount – nomally $76.70 it’s yours for just $60.50 (CC101810)


…just love the stamp set?


Purchase the ‘Love with All The Trimmings’ stamp set on it’s own.
A set of 25 stamps for $29.50 (CC10188)

Join my Shaker Card Class 24th and 26th October
and create a couple of these gorgeous shaker cards and more – bookings essential
email me for more details jplorikeet@bigpond.com

NOTE: This Holiday Sparkle Special and stamp set is only available 1-31 October 2018
and while stocks last.

You can shop this sparkly kit and more at

Shakers ARE gonna shake this Christmas!

Jacquie x

Creating a Shaker Card


It’s SO easy and lots of fun to create shaker cards using our NEW Close To My Heart products – here’s a closer look at how I do it…

Gather your favourite paper and stamps and create your card front.


Using the ‘Thin Cuts – Shaker Window & Confetti’ cut a stitched circle.


Add 3-D Foam Circle to stamped title circle.


Sprinkle in Silver Sequins.


Peel protector layer off 3-D Foam Circle.


Peel protector layer off Acetate Window.


Lay Acetate Window onto 3-D Foam Circle.


Adhere Stitched Circle using Liquid Glass adhesive.

How simple and fun – now shake it!

I used the Boutique Paper Pack, Glacier and Charcoal Cardstock and Durable Triangle Studs to embellish my card. Note: my go to tool to help me create these shaker cards (and ALL my crafting projects) is the Close To My Heart Tweezers (Z1382) – a tool I can’t live without, they’re like my third pair of hands when crafting!

You can shop all these supplies and more at

Shake up your day and create something fabulous.

Jacquie x


Shakers Cards are here!

It’s time to shake it up with our NEW Shaker Cards!

Boutique Shaker Card

It’s SO easy to make your own shaker cards with
Close To My Heart ‘Thin Cuts -Shaker Window & Confetti’ AND to make your shaker ‘shake’ add a sprinkle of ‘Loose Sequins – Silver’  …check out our new tools


Shaker Thin Cuts

Thin Cuts—Shaker Window & Confetti (Z4309)

Using these dies to cut pieces for your shaker cards is so easy. You can use these over and over to create 100’s of shaker windows.

Shaker Window Foam & Acetate (Z4310)

Loose Sequins—Silver (Z4304)

Shaker Boutique 2

You can purchase these products to create your very own shaker cards
over at my online shop

The paper I used to create these 2 card above are from the Boutique Paper Pack and the Boutique Coordinating Cardstock and I embellished with Gold Glitter Gems.

Have a shaking good day.

Jacquie x

Creative Colour!

With Close To My Heart products there are many ways to add colour to your creative projects, just look at all the wonderful things you can use…


Exclusive Ink Pads, Markers, Watercolour Pencils, Watercolour Paints and Embossing Powders – so many fun ways to get crafty and colourful!

Head on over to Close To My Heart’s blog to see how they used colour

To purchase your colourful products visit my on-line shop

Have a fabulous, colourful day.

Jacquie x

New catalogue out now!

SO EXCITED to share our NEW catalogue.

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The Holiday Expressions – 160 pages of pure crafting happiness.

If you LOVE papercrafting you’ll have to check it out! You can see it all online right now at



1st September – 31st December 2018.

Happy papercrafting to you!

Jacquie x

July today

“…How can it be? 3 weeks since I touched down back in Adelaide!”

It seems like I’ve been on an extended holiday – I guess we’ve just came off of 2 weeks school holidays  …backtrack to Sunday 24th June when I flew to Las Vegas to attend the North American Close To My Heart Convention. So much excitement surrounds each convention and this one was to be no exception. I met up with my long, long time friend Kylie who, I met over 20 years ago. We were crazy into stamping and cardmaking way back then and we made a pact that one day we would go to America to check out a stamp company and all these years later we did it! We had a great time with all things
Close To My Heart, Ubers, Las Vegas shows and more.

Vegas Pool

Vegas was HOT! It was over 40 degrees the week I was there and coming in early was a VERY good ideas as I spent quality time by the pool – seriously, I wish you could feel the heat in this photo! The convention was held out at Red Rock Casino Spa Resort. There was so much to do around the grounds but the pool was the place to be (and the shops across the way) …did I tell you I LOVE shopping at Macy’s?

Vegas Show

Kylie and her husband Scott invited me to come along to a show in Vegas. We saw Human Nature, the boys from Australia. The show was fabulous and so much fun with their old ‘boy band’ songs and some great Motown songs. We had a blast. We spent the rest of the night walking up the ‘strip’ and looking around, there’s so many things to see and of course there are some things I can not share with you ’cause, you know what they say, ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’!!

Vegas Uber

BEST Uber trip EVER!! One day we jumped in our uber and for our amusement, there was a whole lot of Vegas photo props, OMGOSH, we laughed so hard trying to take selfies. We didn’t see any of the sights but, got some seriously, FUN  snaps!

Vegas Leaders Registration

We started our convention with Leaders Day, it was SO exciting to catch up with old friends, meet new friends and immerse ourselves in the fabulous Leaders training on offer for this whole day event.

Convention started and was the most EXCITING day I have ever been to with
Close To My Heart. There was an AWESOME group of girls from Australia and
New Zealand and how special, we had reserved seating! I made over 150 of these bookmarks to share with girls at Convention, it was a great way of
meeting new crafty peeps. I love this photo of Maddy and me. It shows happiness.
We were SO excited to be there!!

I look forward to sharing more adventures from my trip.

See you soon.

Jacquie x


2018 Creative Escape

What a fun weekend we had at this years 2018 Creative Escape with National Scrapbooking Month and the perfect ‘Postcard Perfect’ collection to create fun cards and scrapbook layouts.

Sharing the Postcard Perfect collection was big time fun. I created treats showcasing these gorgeous papers and products from Close To My Heart. The little thongs above were our name tags, how cute are they!


With a total of 29 girls it was great to share ideas, laugh, create, sing, eat and laugh some more, together over our Creative Escape weekend.


The very first weekend I took some of these girls away we were still up at midnight – I couldn’t believe we were all up so late so, I made them all get up in front of the clock to have a photo taken. Ten years on we still do this ‘tradition’ on a Friday night, it’s such a fun thing to do.


With so much to share I’ve finally found a great way to showcase the fun pages and cards using the Close To My Heart products!


It was awesome to have 9 of the girls in my team come along and I enjoyed celebrating them all. I created a special page for each of them and spoilt them with a bag of CTMH goodies.


With our new Seasonal Expression out this month there was SO much to share with the girls. The new Thin Cuts are my favourite (at the moment), they look fabulous on any project and are easy to use. Here’s a few pages and cards I made to share over the weekend. They then had a chance to create a project with it.


You just have to experience a weekend away one day, it is the best fun. Check with a Close To My Heart Consultant in your area if she hosts one. You will love it.

Happy days.

Jacquie x