Grateful For This Life

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


If you have arrived here from Creative Inspirations 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 the Close To My Heart’s September Stamp of the Month – Grateful For This Life (S2109).

Both of these cards are featuring CTMH’s Shimmer Trim, it’s one of my favourite products, and in the NEW Catalogue released TODAY (1st Sept 2021) there are SIX new colours. SO I just had to use some. And the new colour of the year is Wildberry. So I’ve featured that too. The Wildberry stitched ribbon is quite stiff, sol it holds it’s shape well.

This exclusive D-size Grateful For This Life stamp set (only available in September) 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 like to find out more about being a VIP Customer please go here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Scrapping and More with Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Isabella

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

If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages 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 “Isabella”. I love the Mediterranean feel of these papers and instantly thought of my photos waiting to be scrapbooked from Italy. But they would defiantly go with a variety of themes. The beautiful square grid pattern paper is just fabulous to cut up and feature.

In the layout below (designed by my friend Doreen Camilleri), I have used 12″ strips that are 3 grid rows high and some strips of matching cardstock. The BEST title was a left over from the Isabella Scrapbooking Workshop Kit and the memories comes from the “Love This” Acryclic Titles (Z3852). Plus a few other left over acrylic shapes from other kits.

The next layout, again a design by Doreen, is another simple creation with those beautiful pattern squares and some matching cardstock. The photo mats on this one are 6×4″ – so you just need to trim a little bit off your photos.

And my friend Charlotte Burns showed me this card that the patterned squares were perfect for. It will also work with squares of other papers and cardstock.

This exclusive Isabella collection is only available until the end of August (WSL). 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, Arty Maz.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Tutti Frutti Summer

Hello and welcome aboard our August Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop – Tutti Frutti Summer. 

If you have arrived here from Doris’ Creative Inspirations 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 August’s Stamp of the Month. This stamp screams to me bright fun summer colours. And my friend Charlotte shared this card idea with me at one of Consultant Crop Days. I’ve used the Distress Oxide inks, white card stock and a slim line card to create this fun card.

This exclusive D-size (Tutti Frutti S2108) stamp set (only available in August) 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’d like to find out more about becoming a VIP please go 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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Wander

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Wander 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 “Wander”. I absolutely love the outdoor themed paper, also would be great for masculine themes too. I envisage in the future that I am going to scrapbook my photos from Peru back in 2019 with this collection. But first a little closer to home – I’ve created a layout that I shall be adding photos of my Joey Scouts (5-8 year olds) on. I couldn’t add the photos to show you due to privacy reasons. But the day I’m scrapbooking was where we took the train into the city of Melbourne and took the Joey Scouts on a trek/hike around Treasury Gardens. These little people did really well and we walked over 5km on the day.

The earthy tones of these papers will work well with the trees and gardens in the photos. Plus this fun triangle design is a fun and easy way to add some patterns to the page that perhaps may have been a bit overwhelming in larger blocks. And the matching sticker sheet is full of fabulous icons and titles.

This exclusive Wander collection is only available until the end of August, 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, Scrapping and More with Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Strong Roots

Hello and welcome aboard our July Stamp Of The Month 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’s July Stamp of the Month – Strong Roots. I’ve made both a layout and a card. I combined the stamp set with the new Isabella Collection – the papers, matching cardstock, and the acrylic shapes.

This exclusive D-size Strong Roots (S2017) stamp set (only available in July) 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’d like more information about being a VIP click 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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Stars and Sparklers

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



If you have arrived here from Doris’ Creative Inspirations 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 “Stars and Sparklers”. The thing I Iove about these papers is that whilst it has a leaning toward the USA 4th of July it is still very usable for other things. This first creation is a visit to an art gallery in winter last year. I’ve also snuck in an odd piece of Serenity from my stash (the blue flowered piece). And I splattered Blue Belle Shimmer Brush on the page (as an afterthought.

And a throw back to the Stamp of the Month Blog Post here is another layout – this one I’m going to use for Australia Day Photos.

This exclusive collection is only available until the end of June WSL. 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, Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Outdoor Borders

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


If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages 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 June Stamp of the Month – Outdoor Borders. There is a huge variety of options – but on the rainy day that I created this layout I decided to focus on sunshine. So I’ve teamed the stamp set up with the cheerful Hillside Cottage papers, stickers and matching Picture My Life Cards. Stamping has been done in Flamingo, Canary and Black exclusive inks. A few pops of dimension with 3D foam tape to give some extra detail. I can’t wait to fill this with photos of my kids having a fun day in the sunshine.

This layout was designed using the Make It From Your Heart How To Book Volume 5. It is Pattern 13.

This layout was created as part of a challenge set for our CTMH team by our upline. I love it. These border stamps are such an easy replacement for 1/2″ or 1/4″ strips in a design. This time I’ve used the Stars and Stripes papers and stickers; the Star and Sparklers Sequins; Carolina, Bluebird, Toffee and Scarlet exclusive inks; and the odd piece from the Mix In Papers for May/June. And to get some extra photos in I added some flip flaps.

And how cute is this layout by the CTMH Art Studio. Love it. The border stamps are so versatile and easy to chop up bits to make embellishments and titles too.

This exclusive D-size Outdoor Borders stamp set (only available in June) 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 Doris’ Creative Inspirations.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Hillside Cottage

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. This blog we are featuring projects made with the CTMH monthly featured paper pack “Hillside Cottage”.

If you have arrived here from Creative Inspirations 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 layout that uses the Hillside Cottage Papers and Stickers, some matching cardstock, and Pattern 10 from the CTMH Make It From Your Heart Vol 5 How To Book. I also added some of the matching wooden shapes, and also some wooden titles from various CTMH embellishment packs.

A second layout I created uses similar products. This time it was pattern 11 from the book.

This exclusive Hillside Cottage collection is only available until the end of June, WSL. 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, Scrapping and More with Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Flowers For You

Hello and welcome aboard our May “Flowers For You” Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Creative Inspirations 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 creations which features Close To My Heart’s May Stamp of the Month “Flowers For You”. The first is a double page layout, that was created using the new Make It From Your Heart Vol 5 How To Book. I’m totally crushing on this book at the moment.

I created this layout using a mix of the Lovely Paper and Sticker Pack (X8015S) and the NEW Hillside Cottage Paper and Sticker Pack (X7268S). The stamped images are in Intense Black Ink and then coloured with Shimmer Brushes. Whilst you can’t see it in this photos – colouring the shimmer brush over the black leaves and other areas was really effective. I’ve added a wooden title from the Love This Wood Title (Z3845), Daisy Meadows Enamel Dots (X7266E), and Springtime Flower Sequins (Z3874) with a Bitty Sparkle (Z1263) in the centre.

And this card was made by my Downline Tammy. She gave me this card as a thankyou. She has stamped onto the Silver Foil Paper (Z3366). This is an easel style card. To hold the upright piece inplace she has used a black acrylic heart from the Hillside Cottage Shapes (X7268E). This cute shapes pack is a mix of wood and acrylic pieces.

This exclusive D-size (Flowers For You stamp set (only available in May) 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 Passionate About Pages.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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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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