Eat Play Love

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Eat Pray Love Blog Hop. 



If you have arrived here from Lauren CTMH Craftings, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a card creation which features Close To My Heart Eat Play Love Featured collection.

This cute Z folded card with the pop out sentiment is really simple to make. Fold the card front in half back towards itself. This create the Z shape when looked at it from the end. The I placed the die in position to cut the shape – but I only want to cut half of the shape out of the inside fold of the card (in the top right picture you can see the half hexagon shape hole on the inside of the card front. Doing this half cut was easy – in my Cuttlebug, I placed the die and case base on the edge of the plate – so that only half the die was on the plate. Thus only half cut. The front sentiment pieces were created using some of the thin cuts – scalloped circle and stitched hexagons. The die cuts them selves were cut from some of the Eat Pray Love Picture My Life Cards, and the same for the die cuts used in the centre for writing on. Using one of the cards that was designed as a bit of a journaling box gave me space to stamp my own sentiment on the Happy Birthday Card.

This exclusive Eat Play Love collection is only available until the end of April 2021 or while stocks last.

The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $63.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris’ Creative Inspirations.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Daisy Meadows

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Daisy Meadows Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Daisy Meadows”. I’m waiting on some photos this Easter to add to these pages. Fingers crossed Covid plays nice and we can make it to some of the local Easter Egg Hunts.

On these layouts I’ve used the Daisy Meadows Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cut Set (Z3932), Cinnamon Exclusive Ink, Intense Black Exclusive Ink, Gold Glitter Gems and Watercolour Paints.

And what day of creating would be complete with out a few cards? Not on my crafting days. This time around I also used the stamp set Just A Note (A1272).

And don’t think that Daisy Meadows is all bunnies, eggs and flowers. The alternative sides to these papers gives lots of alternatives – I’ve used the back sides on the card on the right.

This exclusive Daisy Meadows collection is only available until the end of April, while stocks last. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Sweet Safari

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Sweet Safari Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Scrapping and More with Doreen then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you some creations which feature the Close To My Heart Sweet Safari Collection.

I know I showed this last post with the doodled boarders. But this time I want to point out how well the Jan-Feb Mix In Papers work so well with the Sweet Safari Papers.

This layout uses the Sweet Safari Picture My Life Cards for headings and as a journaling spot. I’ve added a few of the Puffy Stickers as well for embellishments.

This layout is using some of the left over exclusive papers from the Sweet Safari Workshop Kit. And I love the Letter Tiles Stamps and Thin Cuts (Z3920) – in this case I stamped directly onto the Kraft Card Base Page.


This exclusive Sweet Safari collection is only available until the end of February, while stocks last.

The Sweet Safari Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Passionate About Pages.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Doodled Borders

Hello and welcome aboard our February Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Doodled Border Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages Blog then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s February Stamp of the Month – Doodled Borders.

I love these Doodled Borders to create my own custom patterned cardstock to further extend the patterns of a paper pack – in this layout I used Sweet Safari and the Jan/Feb Mix In Papers. I also used the stamp set D1997E Months of the Year February – these are a new series of stamps that CTMH have released, one for each month of the year, be sure to add an E to the stamp number to get the Southern Hemisphere versions to match our seasons and events.

The Doodled Borders are also great to use to create patterns on cards too. The following card was designed by my friend Tammy on the new CTMH Slim Line Cards. Tammy created this horizontal version and I then created a vertical one. These cards use Peach and Black inks, peach cardstock and the peach patterned paper from the Jan/Feb Mix In Papers.

This exclusive D-size Doodled Borders stamp set (only available in February) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. If you would like to become a VIP you can get more information here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren’s CTMH Craftings.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Happiness Lives Here

Hello and welcome aboard our “Happiness Lives Here” Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a couple of cards which feature Close To My Heart’s January featured collection “Happiness Lives Here”.

This first card uses some left over Mix Ins from the Nov/Dec catalogue combined with the Happiness Lives here stickers (from the Paper Pack that comes with the sticker sheet) and some of the Happiness Lives Here Wood Shapes. This was a fun quick card that I made as a Congratulations for a friend having a baby girl.

Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I love to use up the scraps to create cards and layouts. So this selection of cards is no different. Made using the left overs that I had after creating both the Happiness Lives Here Scrapbook Workshop and Cardmaking Workshop kits.

A very simple design – the centre piece could be either a neutral pattern or white daisy cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″. I started with the bottom left corner and glued down strips of left over pattern papers and coordinating cardstock on the diagonal. The I did the top left corner on the opposite diagonal. Turn your rectangle over and trim of the overhang. Adhere to the card base and add a sentiment/embellishments as desired.

This exclusive “Happiness Lives Here” collection is only available until the end of February, WSL. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Every Thank You

Hello and welcome aboard our January Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring “Every Thank You S2101”.

If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s January Stamp of the Month.

Both of these cards use a variety of coloured inks, you could easily choose ones to suit the person you’re giving them to. I choose Ballerina, Lemonade, Mint, and Wisteria as the main colours of both cards. Plus added some Sapphire to match the Acrylic Shapes from the “Hugs and Hello Acrylic Sentiments Z3848”. Both cards are stamped straight onto the card base, with the acrylic title being held on with Micro Glue Dots.


This last card uses the same colours, except I’ve added Blue Belle, and swapped the Sapphire for Raspberry. On top of the raspberry star shaped “thank you” I’ve added liquid glass for some extra dimension. I love the look liquid glass adds to things.

This exclusive D-size Every Thank You stamp set (S2101) (only available January) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Kimmy Adds Sparkle.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Serenity

Hello and welcome aboard our Serenity Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from ArtyMaz then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Serenity ”. It’s a quick card, using up bits and pieces from the Serenity Paper pack and also the Current Mix In Paper Pack. Plus the Noel stamp in Blue Belle Ink. Plus the addition of some gold embellishing thread.

This exclusive Serenity collection is only available until the end of December, whilst stocks last. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Passionate About Pages.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Happiness Never Grows Old

Hello and welcome aboard our December Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 



If you have arrived here from ArtyMaz then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s December’s Stamp of the Month “Happiness Never Grows Old”.

In the first card I stamped in Versa Mark Ink and then heat embossed with Princess Gold Embossing powder. The I’ve rubbed Distress Oxides over the embossing – I used Peeled Paint and Abandoned Coral. Then I rubbed over each colour with a dry tissue to remove the ink from the embossed areas. The wooden sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Wooden Sentiments Z3868. And I’ve added a swirl of Gold Embellishing Thread.

The second card I stamped in Intense Black ink. This is perfect for colouring with a wet medium. I coloured using the Peach and Green Apple Shimmer Brushes. The wooden title is from the Love Today Wood Title Z3844.

This exclusive D-size S2012 Happiness Never Grows Old stamp set (only available in December) retails at $34 or it can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more, with your CTMH Maker OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Passionate About Pages.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Jingle Joy

Hello and welcome aboard our Jingle Joy Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Jingle Joy”.

This layout uses the Jingle Joy Paper Pack; some stencils;Archival Black Exclusive Ink; Raspberry, Clover,and Evergreen Exclusive Inks; wooden stars; cricut cut Gold Glitter Paper stars; and Nebula Stickles Glitter Gel.

This exclusive Jingle Joy Collection is only available until the end of December whilst stocks last.

The Jingle Joy Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $65.50. Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Passionate About Pages.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Comfort and Joy

Hello and welcome aboard our Comfort and Joy Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Arty Maz then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

I apologize in advance – this is a rather long post. But it’s full of some very pretty things. So I promise it’ll be worth it.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Comfort and Joy” combined with some of the papers and embellishments from the Annual Ideas Catalogue. These creations I made over the weekend at the official Close To My Heart Album Retreat. Prior to Covid these Album Retreats were run face to face, but only from Home Office in Utah, USA. And whilst I have been to one of these in UTAH – it’s not an affordable option every time. And they run around 3 a year. So an upside to Covid is that these Album Retreats are being run virtually. I’ll talk more at the end of this post about next years events.

For Album Retreat you pre-purchased a kit, that was mailed out to use. The Kit contained – pre-cut pieces for 20 pages (all packed beautifully by layout), backing papers for layouts, an E size stamp set (an E Size stamp set has two full 6×6 sheets of stamps in the one packet), and two other stamp and thin cut sets, embellishments (including a full 12×12 sticker sheet, a sheet of glitter die cuts, a bottle of Stickles, wooden stars, and black velvet ribbon), stencil, and a set of mini blending tools. Besides these supplies I had to supply my inks, adhesives and tools such as trimmers etc. And then the entire event was run via a private Facebook Group. Each layout was done individually as a Live video, that was then saved so that you can watch it again or at a later time. I was crazy and got up at 2am each day and participated live. I just love the vibe of doing it live.

So now I’d like to share all the layouts and talk through some of the cool things that I learned along the way.

This was the opening page for the Album. I love the gold foil on some of the stickers in the Comfort and Joy Sticker Sheet. The poinsettia flowers are from the Comfort and Joy Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cut Set.

So in 2021 Close To My Heart are offering 4 Virtual Album Retreats. The first being the 15/16 January 2021 (that’ll be 16/17 January for Australia). Bookings for this event will open on the 5th of November. And it will sell out. It is open to both Makers and Customers So if you are interested in finding out more about this fabulous event please contact your CTMH Maker, if you don’t have a Maker and would like to know more you can contact me here. Whilst it is a big investment. To come away from the weekend with 20 fabulous pages, learnt new techniques and added some stamps and thin cuts to my stash – it is totally worth it.

This exclusive Comfort and Joy paper collection is only available until the end of October while stocks last. The Workshop Collection can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Crop Craft Create.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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