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

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.

 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️


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

Dad is Rad!

To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad exclusive product is here!

Dad Is Rad

This handsome set has been created to celebrate our dads! You can start creating your stories, on your pages, with this great stamp set…


Dad Is Rad Stamp

Rad Dad – D1811
This cool stamp set is only $27.00

Dad Is Rad Collection

The exclusive product offering, of the Dad is Rad Collection, features the limited Rad Dad stamp set, and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle.
The products in this workshop include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day, or to share with all the “rad” people you love!

Normally $62.85 you can purchase this Workshop Bundle now for only $46.95

This stamp set and Dad is Rad Workshop Bundle is
only available till the end of June 2018.
Order yours now so you have plenty of time to to create for Father’s Day.

To see this and more ‘rad’ creative products head on over the my online shop

Have a ‘rad’ day.

Jacquie x


Stamp Of The Month

With the NEW Seasonal Expressions Ideas Book comes NEW Stamp Of The Month sets. The set available this month and in the coming months are sensational.

I receive the four new stamp sets as a gift at our Leaders Day at our Close To My Heart Convention. Keen to play with this new product, I teamed each Stamp Of The Month set with the featured paper collections available for that month.

I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do!

May Stamp Of The Month ‘Classic Summer Bash’ featuring the Beautiful Friendship Collection.

June Stamp Of The Month ‘A Bushel & a Peck’ featuring the Fresh Air Collection.

July Stamp Of The Month ‘Highlight Reel’ featuring the Central Park Collection.

August Stamp Of The Month ‘For The Love Of Crafting’ featuring the Documented Collection.

ALL these NEW paper collections are available now.
You can view each of them in my On-Line shop

The Stamp Of The Month stamp sets are only available during the month shown.

There’s a whole lot of fun to be had with our Stamp Of The Month stamp sets.
Get your ‘Classic Summer Bash’ set S1805 this month only at a discount – when you spend $75 you can purchase this set for $7.50.

Happy Stamp Of The Month to you!

Jacquie x