Black Friday Sale! 

Yes CTMH is having a Black Friday Sale and it is starting tomorrow (Friday) at 6pm AEST (thats 5.30pm SA time!).

Do you receive a newsletter direct from my website other than this notification? If you are you will be first to see the specials.

It’s an incredible 50% off cut above kits for just 24 hours. 

To receive my newsletter go to sign in or create account and make sure you tick to receive newsletter direct from CTMH. Here a few images to help you do this! 

Before I check out this gorgeous page layout using the November Stamp of the Month…. you might need it for a great calendar workshop in December!!! 

Happy Crafting

Rachel xx 


S1711 Through The Year CTMH Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our S1711 Through The Year Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations  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 November Stamp of the Month.


I have really enjoyed working with this set as its so adaptable for both scrapbooking and also cardmaking. This page layout was so much fun to add my photos from our consultant dinner for Christmas last year. I had these photos waiting for the perfect layout and this is it!

Through the years S1711

My beautiful team members Michelle and Tia joined me together with lots of the SA girls for a dinner out with a Secret Santa! I was so thrilled with my gift and the gorgeous wrapping. Wrapping can make a huge difference to a gift!

I am enjoying working with a background piece of cardstock and then a 11.5×11.5 inch piece of patterned paper. For my photo mats I use the correct size for a photo and then trim my photos down my quarter on an each on 2 sides.


The papers I have used for these projects are from the Beary Christmas Paper pack. I have popped the cut apart sheet up on foam tape to give dimension and have used this particular card in both of my projects for this blog post.


The Stamp of the month set is fantastic for titles and for embellishing. You can see that I have used the December for the header and the gorgeous Christmas trees here to make a journalling card.


Here I have used the star from the stamp set to make a embellishment cluster in the top right hand corner of the page.

My card idea I have made is one that I love to use over and over as it works with any papers.


I have used the corner rounder from CTMH to round the edges of the card and also the papers. I have used the cut apart sheet for the sentiment in the middle, you will notice it is the same in the page layout showing how versatile it is.  I have popped it up onto foam tape and slid Gold Shimmer Trim under the top and the bottom of the raised section of the card.


I have used this super cute little tree from the S1711 Through the years stamp set and coloured with Shinhan markers. To add shadow I have used warm grey in the sections where I want it darker. I popped the tree up onto foam tape also so that it draws the eye.


To finish the card I added 3 of the small white dots. These have to be my favourite! I hope you have enjoyed looking at my projects and stay tuned this month for more on my blog.

This exclusive S1711 Through The Year stamp set is only available during October. It can be yours for just $7.50 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $27 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant.

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, Tanya Armitage- Happy Papercrafting blog.

Happy crafting

Rachel xx

Lets Get Crafty! 

Looking for a fun workshop which you can use for Christmas giving this year? 

We are using this gorgeous stamp set to make our projects.  What’s fantastic about these events is that you have 2 price points you can join in with:

1. $30 including kit and stamp set for you to keep


2. $10 for kit only…. but I promise this set is a keeper. Its just so versatile! 

AND you have 2 options of times to attend 9.30am or 7pm Tuesday 21st November 2017. 

These are the projects we are making at the event using the Beary Christmas Paper Pack and the stunning Gold Shimmer Paper. 

If you would like to come along please click here

Happy crafting 

Rachel xx