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.



Available all throughout August for only $7.50 with a purchase $75 in Close To My Heart products.

Save 50% on Timeless Crafting Supplies!

Love a craft sale? Hop on over to and see the great products on sale in our Online WAREHOUSE Sale.

Have a happy crafting today.

Jacquie x

School Days

If you have school aged children this stamp set is perfect for their school day pages


if you have ALL your children’s school photos stashed away in a box it’s time to get them out and onto pages and this is the perfect stamp set to use on those pages.


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School Days Lily Dbl Page Aug17School Days Banner Aug17School Days Page2 Aug17School Days Jornalling Box Aug17

It’s all in the little details and the different stamps in this set make the page come together. From the banner on the top of the page to the journalling box and pencils.
I finished off my page with the Black and White Dots which matched perfectly.

I can’t wait to share more projects with this ‘School Days’ Stamp Of The Month set.
Pop back soon to see some fun coloured ideas.

Have a happy day!

Jacquie x

Annual Inspirations 17-18

I’m happy and excited to share the NEW
Close To My Heart ‘Annual Inspirations Ideas Book 2017-2018’ .

This book is full of paper crafting happiness!

Annual Inspirations 17-18

You can view it now at
or let me know if you’d like you very own copy – I’m posting all over Australia.

You will LOVE all the NEW crafty goodness inside this amazing copy – happy viewing.

Jacquie x


New product out now!

Giving you the heads up girls… NEW, super cool, crafty goodness out today from Close To My Heart.


If you love a bit of colour in your life you’ll LOVE this colour wheel. Looking at it makes me want to craft all day long.

You can see all these beautiful colours, NEW products and this months specials on my shopping site

Colourful wishes to you

Jacquie x

Story Book Alphabet Stamp Set

This months Stamp Of The Month has been such a hit with scrapbookers and
card makers. The gorgeous Story Book Alphabet can be used over and over – you’re never going to run out of letters for any titles with this beauty.
Today is the last day to order yours!
Here is some of the fun I’ve had with this stamp set.

Sweet July17

For both my ‘Sweet’ card and ‘Together’ page below, I stamped in Black Ink and teamed this with the Whimsy Fundamental paper pack – stamping in one colour makes for an easy and appealing title.

School July17

Thanks July17

With my ‘Thanks’ card I stamped in Black Memento Ink. This is an Archival quality ink that works for any stamping project and can be used with alcohol markers, watercolors, or any of our Close To My Heart coloring options. I used the Whimsy Fundamental paper and our Turquoise Blue Shin Han Maker.

Love July17

I cut my White Daisy Card to 4 1/4″card (I do love a square card) and layered the Sweet Leaf coloured paper from the Whimsy Fundamental paper with Black Cardstock. I stamped on White Daisy Cardstock again, in Black Memento Ink and then coloured in small sections of the stamp design with Leaf Green and Tender Pink Shin Han Makers.

Gorgeous Stamp Of The Month set + Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack = Fun projects!

Today is the final day to order your Story Book Alphabet stamp set and the Fundamental Paper Packs from the Annual Inspriation Ideas Book 2016-2017. This book is retiring and we have a NEW Annual Inspriations Ideas Book to release tomorrow, 1st August 2017.
You can go to my shopping site to get your retiring products now till 11.30pm tonight!

Happy Alphabetting!

Jacquie x