2019 – Creating in the NEW Year!

Happy, happy NEW YEAR!

There is an abundance of happiness whilst crafting and I know for sure you are going to enjoy days and days of happiness with NEW creative products thanks to
Close To My Heart and the newest catalogue/ideas book.

How gorgeous is this cover!
We’re celebrating Jeanette Lynton and her 35 years of creativity – she’s rockin’ this cover and rockin’ the NEW products inside.
You are invited to view all the new product at


You’ll see a wonderful collection of papers, acrylix stamps and so much more! Don’t forget our wonderful colour of the year Sugarplum products as shown here – they’re a perfect mix with everything anew.

Happy, happy creating!

Jacquie x


December Stamp Of The Month

Each month Close To My Heart offers a special stamp set available that month only.
You can purchase the Stamp of the Month at full retail price or at a discount with a qualifying purchase – December Stamp Of The Month is super festive and sweet.




Perfect for titles on your scrapbooking pages.
On this Close To My Heart page layout they have White Embossed
the 2 titles which really makes it stand out on the coloured cardstock.


Christmas cards are fun to make with a number of different colours stamped using the same letters.

Add fun and colour to titles and cards using this exclusive stamp set available throughout December only!

To see this and many more products from Close To My Heart visit my on-line shop


Happy festive days to you.

Jacquie x






Christmas comes but once a year…

The beginning of the Christmas season is here and, since it only comes once a year, it’s time to think about gifts, trimmings and sentiments to send loved ones.

Close To My Heart has all you need and I’m here to help you get started with your Christmas season festivities.


You can see all that is on offer at

My November Creative Classes are the place to get you feeling all Christmassy.

Thursday 8th – Christmas Creative Class 10.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday 10th – Christmas Creative Class 10.00am – 5.00pm   all day 🙂

Wednesday 14th – Christmas Card Class 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Friday 16th – Christmas Card Class 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Saturday 17th – Christmas Card Class 10.00am – 12.00 noon


If you’d like to come along and start organising your Christmas
email me @
for more details.

Happy Christmas season to you!

Jacquie x

Top Techniques

This October I held a Techniques Class and shared how to use a range of our
Close To My Heart  Tools – everyone had a chance to create fun samplers to take home to use on their page layouts and with their cardmaking.

Here’s a list of some of the tools we used at the class:

  • Thin Cuts – Decorative Borders (Z4241)
  • Texture Paste (Z4245) Palette Knives (Z4247)
  • Shimmer Brushes – Assorted Colours page 139 of our catalogue
  • Thin Cuts – Fancy Tags (Z4305)
  • Watercolour Paints (Z4242) Paintbrush Set (Z3188)
  •  Embossing Powders – Assorted Colours page 141 of our catalogue
  • Thin Cuts – Favour Box (Z4173)

Below is some of the creative fun we had.

The Thin Cuts – Decorative Borders are so versatile, they come in a pack of 10 metal dies which gives you a never ending supply of decorative borders to use on all of your paper crafting projects


This ‘Pull Tab’ border is big time fun!
Teamed with the “Just A Little Something” stamp set (C1730) you can get creative with cards and envelopes by combining the interactive ‘Pull Tab’ from the Decorative Border with this cute stamp set. Imagine writing a special message for your children at Christmas time and popping it inside a card, then they open it Christmas day!
SO many options!


Of course you wouldn’t see a technique/creative post from me if it doesn’t have a tag in it!
The Thin Cuts – Fancy Tags are just exquisite. With 10 different tags to choose from you will always have the right size tag at your fingertips.

Another tag from our Fancy Tag set, this time, I used the Mint Shimmer Brush to colour in our gorgeous Hedgehugs stamp. The Shimmer Brushes come in 6 wonderful colours Gold, Mint, Sugarplum, Red, Black and Clear – there is a colour for every project!


Our Thin Cuts – Favour Box is adorable and very useful for gift giving. Here you see I’ve teamed them with tags from our Thin Cuts – Fancy Tags. I love how all our creative tools work together AND you can create in your favourite paper colours.


A fun, favorite of all the girls who attended, was these sweet tassels.
Using another of our Decorative Borders, you can use this border to create flairs for your projects OR roll them up to create tassels – I LOVE IT,
it’s like an never ending use for all these borders.

I hope you enjoyed looking at a few ideas from my techniques classes.
There is so much fun to be had with our Close To My Heart products.

To see these products and more check out my online shop


Happy creating!

Jacquie x





CTMH Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Close To My Heart has brought back the My Ribbon Warrior stamp set and the coordinating Thin Cuts bundle at a 20% discount.

Show your support for loved ones and friends with meaningful, heartfelt artwork made using these exclusive items.

Screenshot (114)

You can purchase the
Ribbon Warrior stamp set with the Thin Cut  CC101817 set for $36.00
you can purchase just the Ribbon Warrior stamp set CC101816 on it’s own for $18.00

Ribbon Warrion Stamp and ThinCut

Not just for Breast Cancer …this stamp set is versatile and you can send your support to loved ones for any of these causes, check out this chart for other coloured ribbons associated with other cancers.

Screen Shot 2018-10-11 at 10.43.54 AM

Show your support for loved ones and friends with meaningful, heartfelt artwork
made using this set.
Only available 1–31 October while supplies last.


Send a card to a loved one today.

Jacquie x

‘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

1810-cc-holiday-sparkle (1)

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!

1810-cc-holiday-sparkle (1)

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