Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Come Join My Team of Crafty Chicks

Do you love Papercraft? Would you like to belong to a fantastic network of fellow Crafters?

For just $130, you can sign up to become a Close To My Heart Consultant and receive:
  • the New Consultant Kit with over $400 in products
  • the opportunity to earn more free goodies and cash back
  • the opportunity to join a fun and caring team
  • the opportunity to get great discounts on high quality products
  • the opportunity to purchase a Cricut and/or Cuttlebug machine at wholesale price including a $100 bonus
  • the opportunity to earn amazing incentive trips
  • and heaps more!!!
I would love to have you in my team - Close To My Heart is the perfect solution for those of you in rural areas of Australia looking for a home based business and/or an online source to purchase your crafting needs. My team are spread throughout the country,we have a great bond & are the best of friends - we enjoy lots of fun together at events and interacting in our facebook group...we have card swaps, team workshop kits, project handouts, along with gifts and rewards for personal achievements and business performance to find out "What We Do" - click here or visit my Facebook Page.....

....we are a warm and welcoming team of Crafty Chicks! - call me anytime to find out more!


Friday, February 14, 2014

As Requested!

Last week I asked the followers of my Facebook page what they would like me to post here on my blog. There was an overwhelming response requesting a page layout....and although I don't scrapbook as much as I use to, I was happy to oblige. It is not that I don't want to scrapbook - it is more a matter of not having photos to work with! My daughters find it such chore to stand in front of my camera LOL! There is always lots of eye rolling and complaining when I suggest an impromptu photo shoot in the backyard and those of you with older children know exactly what I am talking about!! However, they both happened to be home last weekend and I did manage.... after much persuasion to snap a few pics....so while they weren't keen we did have lots of fun!

My eldest daughter who is the most serious of my girls managed lots of smiles and I really enjoyed creating a page layout capturing her being a little more light hearted...and it was so quick to put together. I used a pattern ( no.11 ) from one of the Close To My Heart How To Programs -  Make It From Your Heart Vol.2 - (with just a few little tweaks) and one of the new paper packs called "Jubilee" - the gorgeous blue tones in this pack co-ordinated beautifully with Stacey's shirt!

I also "whipped" up a few cards this week too! I love the new Aussie themed stamps recently released by Close To My Heart  - the "Hoppy Birthday" set is one of my favourites and I really enjoyed colouring the images in with my Watercolour Pencils. These pencils can be used for regular colouring or use with a little water and a blending pen or water brush for a more subtle touch of colour.

......and of course one of my creations this week had to be coloured in with tones of Pink and Green!!!

....and how about these cute Owls that were also released this month??....aren't they sweet?? I couldn't resist "stealing" a few plastic craft eyes from my daughter's class room supplies and adhering them to the Owl images - it is not only the kids who get enjoyment from these wiggly embellishments! :)

The owls were coloured in with Close To My Heart's Exclusive Ink Markers. I understand that these markers will be phased out over the next few months. If you ever wanted to add alcohol markers to your craft collection then now is the time to do it - they are $8.00 for a blending pair and you can find them in my Online Shop.

Hope you enjoyed my layout and cards and if you are attending the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo next weekend in Melbourne pop along to the Close To My Heart stand and say "hello" - I'll be there on Friday and Saturday and I would love to show you all the wonderful goodies in our range.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Lovin'

Wow! - the 1st Feb already! this year is off to a flying start and so is Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month collection for 2014. This month is the cutest 9 stamp set called "Wild about Love"(listed here in my online shop) and features the sweetest little fox images you have ever seen....and the good news is.. for placing a $75 order with me you can have this set for just $5!! and as an added bonus I will include a card kit with pre-cut papers and full colour instructions to get you started :) AND the new release Idea Book/Catalogue!!

The girls that have attended my events over the past couple of days will tell you I have made heaps and heaps of cards using this set - not only Valentine's Day theme cards, but Get Well, Thank You, Anniversary and a whole lot more - it really is one of the most versatile collections of stamps you will own....and you can even create "pink" foxes!!!

This card idea was suggested by my daughter based on something she had recently seen in a stationery store - isn't it fun??!! The crown on my little Foxy Miss comes from the Lollydoodle Workshop on the Go Kit  ( be sure to ask me for a preview of that new release kit too - it is gorgeous! )

...this is my Valentine's Day Card creation, a little more 3D this time with my roses (cut from the Artiste Cricut Collection) and some foam tape popped under the head of the fox.

You really can't look at this stamp set and not think of that catchy little tune played all over the radio last year - "What Does The Fox Say?"....and it was my inspiration for this card - the sentiment was computer generated using a font called "Whackadoo" and the card pattern is based on the card "recipe" idea I shared at the recent "Come Create with Chris" events....all just a bit of FUN!

...and then for something completely different I decided to reproduce the Kookaburra card I shared in my last post just substituting the Kookaburra for a Fox - doesn't my Mr Fox look like he is peeking out of a hole in the tree? - gotta love that  Timberline Paper Pack!!

Don't forget today is also the release of the brand new Close To My Heart Idea Book/Catalogue - if you would like a copy free of charge simply place an order in my Online Shop and I will post one out to you.

....and for my crafty friends travelling to Melbourne for the Scrapbook & Paper Craft expo at the end of the month pop in an say "Hi". I will be at the Close To My Heart stand on the Saturday and I would love to show you these cards and more in person.