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

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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!

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 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

Singing Christmas Tunes

It’s nearly time to grab your blue suede shoes and start thinking about rockin’ around the Christmas tree this 2017 Christmas Season.

October’s Stamp Of The Month ‘Christmas Tunes’ will get you in the mood and stamping up beautiful creations to celebrate this fun season. I love how words from our favourite Christmas Carols are inter-twined into the adorable stamped images.

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The very first card I created with this stamp set is in tones with the gorgeous new Charcoal and Bashful cardstock. I stamped the Christmas tree image with Charcoal Ink on White Cardstock and then layered with these beautiful coloured Cardstocks.
I embossed the bottom sheet of Bashful with another fun, new product, the Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder and finished this card with lots of Bitty Sparkles and one shiny Clear Sparkle to make it shine!


This tree is going to be a fabulous addition to any page layout.
This idea came straight from my card above, with Charcoal Ink and lots of sparkles then matted with Pewter and Bashful Cardstock. The banner was a fun embellishment to add – using the Basic Banners Thin Cuts, Bashful Glitter Paper and patterned paper from the Silver & Gold Paper Collection. Popped up with 3-D Foam Tape and even more sparkles to finish off my Christmas page layout …you can never have enough sparkle and shine at Christmas time!

Any one who has been to one of my workshops, card classes and craft days since the new Annual Inspirations Ideas Book was released in August, knows I’m loving these colour combos – AND they are SO on trend!

I hope I’ve inspired you to shake, rattle and roll into the Christmas season.
All these products and more are available on my website

…I promise I’ll create something in traditional Christmas colours with this awesome Stamp Of The Month and share it right here on my blog.

Sending you sparkle and shine hugs today!

Jacquie x

2018 incentive trip

Dreams do come true!

I’m so excited to have achieved my first ever Incentive Trip with Close To My Heart – Paul and I be cruising the Mediterranean on the luxurious MSC Meraviglia.


Thank you to my incredibly supportive family and you, my supportive customers and friends who have shopped with me, came to my workshops, classes, creative escapes and card buffets AND for sharing this sweet paper passion of mine in my CTMH business. It takes a lot of hard work and consistentcy doing what I love (so, maybe it’s not that hard when you’re doing something you love)! I want to thank you for letting me be YOUR Close To My Heart Consultant.

I would also like to send a thank you to Jeanette Lynton & Close To My Heart for providing these wonderful opportunities.

Feeling greatful for the best job ever!


Jacquie x

From The Heart…

September is National Stamping Month!

I love it when Close To My Heart creates a gorgeous stamp set, full of spring floral’s and sweet sentiments, just for us.

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This stamp set is designed to make it easy to create beautiful, rich stamped artwork using three layers of stamp images – matched with the thoughtful sentiments, which stamp so beautifully. Here’s just a few of my cards I have created…

NSM Cards

…can you believe these pretty pieces were made using the ‘From The Heart’ stamp set shown here with my favourite coloured inks! At all my classes this month everyone will make their own personal ‘From The Heart’ card.

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The amazing deals on for September…

From the Heart Card Kit (CC1229) includes:
12 – foil-stamped card bases with accompanying die-cut pieces
12 – 5 ½” µ 4 ¼” white envelopes
1 – My Acrylix® From the Heart stamp set (E-size) shown above
Retail Value: $66 Discounted Price: $53

Buy additional card bases & envelopes to make even more cards:
From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1227) $21

Buy the From the Heart stamp set separately:
From the Heart Stamp Set (CC1228) $45

*** you can see the above From The Heart Card Kit is the best value kit!

NSM Stamped Backgroud

I had fun ‘playing’ with the stamp set and created my own background paper by randomly stamping the cute floral’s. I loved the freedom to choose my own colours and which stamps to use. This will make for a beautiful background page or a border on a page and I could use it for my cards as well!

Close Up NSMI look forward to creating more fun pieces throughout September –
National Stamping Month!

Happy stamping!

Jacquie x

Much to welcome

Welcome to Spring!
Welcome to our NEW Christmas Season!
Welcome to National Stamping Month!

Today, 1st September is the most glorious first day of spring for 2017. If you’re close by you would’ve felt that beautiful warm sunshine on your shoulders, a sure sign of wonderful ‘it’s time to take those winter woollies off’ times to come.

Today also brings the release of our Christmas Seasonal Expressions Ideas Book – available right now, from me. Brand new collections for you to create beautiful scrapbooking pages, gorgeous cards to send to loved ones and much more.


This years National Stamping Month features the exclusive ‘From The Heart’ products. The stamps in this set are adorable, and it’s all about layering and colour with this set. There are so many ideas you can create with this one set!


I’ll be sharing ideas all through September – if you’d like to see more right now check it out at

Enjoy this beautiful first day of spring.

Jacquie x

School Days take 2

Check these fun ideas to use your ‘School Day’ Stamp Of The Month.
It’s time to get bright and colourful!

School Days Colour Fun Aug17

On my page I teamed the School Days stamp set with Frameworks Alphabet stamp set. They work so well together, don’t you think? I used Emerald, Raspberry and White Daisy Cardstock. Our new ribbon from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack tones in well with the colours on the page and I coloured it all in with Cherry Pink, Leaf Green and Tender Pink  ShinHan Markers.

School Days Writing Border Aug17

I had a whole lot of fun making up this banner. I had this cute paragraph of writing Lily had created in Reception and this ideas worked well with it. Just so you know this is what it says, ‘On the weekend I did move the table into my bedroom so it is a desk and I put my ipad on the desk’! So precious to have snippets like this to remember when they were little.

School Days Writing Aug17

School Days Aug17

I love a bright and cheery card and this one is just that! I used the speech bubble from the ‘School Days’ stamp set and used the Frameworks Alphabet to add my title ‘hi’. Then I  matted this onto a scrap piece of Blossom Cardstock and hand cut around it to make it stand out.



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Have a happy crafting today.

Jacquie x