09 December, 2014

Our new Rolling & ShoulderTotes have arrived!

This is the best news since ...  

 CTMH launched in Australia!

We have been waiting patiently for the highly anticipated Rolling Tote and Should Tote to arrive since they were launched at Australasian Convention in October and today the news has just come out that finally they are available to order.              



Durable rolling bag designed to hold multiple organisers in various sizes. Top zips all the way down for easy loading. Front pocket sized to fit our 12" x 12" paper, plus two additional side pockets sized to store more. Durable dark grey exterior with teal chevron front pocket. 








  


Shoulder bag with snap closure. Comfortably fits our 12"x 12" paper organisers. Perfect for carrying projects in progress, idea books, papers, small tools, and embellishments.  











The snappy new additions to Close To My Heart’s storage line are not only functional,
but oh-so fashionable! This charming duo is your ticket to travelling with composure and
elegance. Designed with all of your favourite Close To My Heart tools in mind, this rolling
tote has multiple pockets engineered to store your score board, paper trimmer, adhesives,
and more. The spacious primary zipper compartment can carry organisers in a variety
of sizes, with room to spare! And for a tote-ally chic travel companion try the coordinating
shoulder tote. It’s perfect for those times when all you need to bring is a few tools and your
latest project. Simply pack the essentials and go! So what are you waiting for? 

Be sure to visit my online store: www.mariannelamont.ctmh.com.au  

Stocks are limited at this stage so don't miss out, treat yourself to the best Christmas present ever!

06 November, 2014

All-Purpose Mat Colour Splat!



 Isn’t that beautiful?
The technique used to create this kind of background centers on our all-purpose mat. (This tutorial will only add more truth to its name!) The non-slip surface makes it perfect for mixing ink and water to create special artistic effects.
There’s an infinite amount of possible art you can create with this technique, but first try this quick tutorial on creating the background seen on this great Happy Autumn card.

What Tools You’ll Need:
D1604 My Acrylix® Season of Thanks
C1589 My Acrylix® Lifetime of Happiness
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1380 Spray Pen
1778 My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner
Z697 Round Sponge
Z2045 All-Purpose Mat

5. Using the My Acrylix® Season of Thanks stamp set, stamp several tree trunks in Whisper. Stamp some trunks with second-generation impressions in order to add depth.     6. Using the My Acrylix® Lifetime of Happiness stamp set, stamp leaves in Canary, Honey, and Flaxen inks. Stamp quickly, using both second- and first-generation impressions. To give some leaves a more finished look, spread some ink on the all-purpose mat, spray it with spritz, dip the stamp in the dewed ink, and then stamp on cardstock.     7. Using the sponge, daube Canary ink around your design to lighten things up and maintain depth.      8. In order to create a soft edge, spread Whisper ink in a circle on your all-purpose mat and then spray it with spritz. Rub each of the edges of your cardstock lightly in the ink until you achieve a subtle border on each side. Allow ink to dry completely.
Voila! Your beautiful background is now complete. Now all you need to do is add your embellishments and other additions to complete your card.

Another inspirational idea & card from Jeanette Lynton Founder & CEO of Close To My Heart

 If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my online shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

03 November, 2014

News Just In!

Fresh from corporate, by popular demand, ALL currently available Picture My Life kits are now available with or without memory protector pages. That's right! You can get the cards, the pages, or the cards *and* pages! Get the cards you love and add the configuration of pages you want when you want them.















Also, with the release of Seasonal Expressions coming in December, the new Consultant Kits have changed.  From November 1st, both the Scrapbooking and Cardmaking new Consultant Kits contains BRAND NEW Seasonal Expressions PRODUCTS!


This means if you join my team in November, you'll get your hands on an assortment of new products BEFORE. EVERYONE. ELSE. That's a huge win if you ask me!


Click here for more details on be coming a consultant.

01 November, 2014

Washi Tape Christmas Bauble

Another quick & easy card to add to your stash is this
Christmas bauble using washi tape.  Washi tape is very forgiving & if you don't line it up the first time then you can carefully lift it up again & re stick it.  Our embossing folders are fantastic, they have deep impressions so there is no need to put them through the Cuttle Bug or Big Shot more than once.  I just love my Big Shot, it's such a sturdy machine & it gets alot of use.    I used a ShinHan marker to colour in the clear sparkles to match ink.    This card inspired by Sue-Ellen Robertson.                                                                                                                                       
The following products I have used are:-  White Card & Envelope Value Pack X254,   Chevron Embossing Folder Z1925, Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape Z1920, Ruby Chevron Washi Tape Z1933,  Bronze Shimmer Trim Z1849, Santa Claus Stamp Set C1567, Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799, Cranberry Cardstock 1272, White Daisy Cardstock 1385, Sparkles Clear Assortment Z1752, Carmine ShinHan Touch Twin Marker Z2448 & Cranberry Exclusive Ink Pad Z2116.                                                                                                          
If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

31 October, 2014

My Birthday Cards

I feel very fortunate to have such beautiful friends & family.   It was my birthday last week & I received some pretty amazing handmade cards.  So here they are:  Joan, Karen, Janise, Pamela, Lee-Anne, Wendy J, Sue & my sister Wendy, aren't they just gorgeous.



   





















30 October, 2014

Yuletide Carol & Snowhaven Cards

With Close To My Heart I belong to a very talented group of ladies from all over Australia.   We help each other, share ideas & give inspiration.   Inspired by Margaret Moroney. These were a hit with my workshop ladies who broke out & started using this pattern for birthday & other cards.


The papers used are from the Yuletide Carol X7187B & Snowhaven X7188B Paper Packs (you use 4 of the front & 4 from the back to make the pattern), these 2 packs are so versatile you could even use them or other projects other than Christmas, it's only your imagination.

Embellishments used were Bling Gems Gold Assortment Z2023, Gold Shimmer Trim Z1985, Ruby Cardstock X5927, White Daisy Card & Envelope X254, Colonial White Card & Envelope X1410, Desert Sand Cardstock 1273,  Desert Sand Ink Pad Z2118, Stripe Embossing Folder Z1960, Quatrefoil Embossing Folder Z1926, the Merry Christmas from Holiday Tags Stamp Set D1560, White Daisy Cardstock 1385 & Colonial White Cardstock 1388.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

29 October, 2014

Cut Above Christmas Card Kit

Another quick & fun card workshop uses Cut Above range of products, this one is the Christmas Card Kit Z2064


This card literally takes 3-5 minutes to make up, a pack of 10 can be done in 30 minutes, so even if you are hard pressed for time & love giving hand made cards this kit is for you.











All you'll need is this kit which includes:-
10 – 7" × 5" Printed Card Bases
10 – Printed Banners
10 – Colonial White Deer
10 – Red Sparkles
12 – 3-D Foam Squares
10 – Glitter Paper Pieces
10 – Coordinating Envelopes
4 yards Red and White Baker's Twine




If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.     

28 October, 2014

Snowhaven Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit


So sorry I've been missing in action this past few weeks, I will endeavour to catch up over the next few days with lots of samples from past & present paper packs & embellishments etc.  

My workshops over the last 4 weeks have all had a Christmas themed card kit included so everyone will have a little stash built up all ready to post or give away when the time comes.
                                                              



These 3 cards were made using the Snowhaven Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit G1085
All the instructions are included along with the cutting guides & layouts.  They take no time to whip up & can be completed during a workshop.



 
The exclusive stamp set is only available in this kit, you can not purchase it separately.






The kit contains:-
1 – My Acrylix™ Snowhaven Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – Snowhaven B&T Duos™ Papers
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Cranberry, 1 Glacier, 1 Whisper, 1   White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Red Enamel Hearts (Z2009)
1 – Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Featured Colors: Cranberry, Glacier, Whisper, White Daisy, Slate

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

13 September, 2014

Using Overlays

When you cut out overlays from the Cricut Artbooking Collection Cartridge, you can use both the positive & negative cuts to create a double page spread.   With this cartridge you get oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy.  There are also lots of coordinating stamp sets to  use after you finished your cutting.

Another sample of an overlay

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

12 September, 2014

Introducing the NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge Collection

 It's finally here!!  Close To My Heart's newest Cricut Collection has been released & is part of their exclusive range of Cricut Collections.

Whether you're a Card Maker or Cricut Crafter you will want to add this to your collection.......cardmaking has never been easier or more enjoyable!  The new Artfully Sent Cricut Collection is now available for you to order from my online store simply click here.

http://mariannelamont.ctmh.com.au/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7949&ci=1367

 There are 700 images on this cartridge, over 400 different cards to make, plus a font set! Here’s a breakdown:
  • 100 Sentiment cards – quick and easy with the sentiment cut right into the paper!
  • 100 Sleeve and overlay cards – great variety!
  • 100  Card fronts – these can also be used as Picture My Life (like Project Life) cards!
  • 50 Pop-up cards – with coordinating shapes, icons, and phrases!
  • 50 Scene and/or swing cards – very unique!
http://mariannelamont.ctmh.com.au/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=7949&ci=1367

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The stamp sets in this bundle are adorable: 1 set of sentiments, 1 set of frames, and 1 alphabet set… everything that you need to coordinate with the Cricut cuts to make perfect cards! Plus, you get an entire pack of paper to start you off!

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

All Smiles

This page can be found on page 102 of the new 2014 Annual Inspirations Ideas book & catalogue, the more I play with stamping, inking, pasting & colouring I'm loving it more & more, I can't wait to show you techniques I've learned for you to try at my workshops.
The lattice background & smiles has been cut on the Cricut machine using the Artbooking Collection Cartridge Z1906, I even kept all the little pieces from the inside of it to use later on another project, waste not want not.  I stamped the flowers & leaves in the Archival black ink pad, colored them with the ShinHan markers & cut them out to have a 3-D effect using the Thin 3-D Foam Tape Z2060 & made them pop, there is still room to put a journalling box to tell your story.

Products used are A Budding Friendship stamp set D1602, Brushed paper pack X7190B, Cardstock used Black 1386, Canary X5772, & White Daisy 1385, Archival Black Stamp pad 44751, the new ShinHan twin touch markers Marigold Z2457, Golden Yellow Z2452, Light Orange Z2455, Pastel Peach Z2460, Leaf Green Z2454 (out of stock until 20th Sept), Sap Green Z2463, Tender Pink Z2464 & the Colorless Blender Z2469

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

10 September, 2014

Family is Forever


I used September's Stamp of the Month S1409 Family is Forever.
You can earn this exclusive stamp of the month in September when you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products with me or from my Online Shop.
This little stamp set has many possibilities for so many occasions.   Other CTMH products I used are new colours Pixie Z2644, Glacier Z2641 & Saddle Z2171 exclusive stamp pads, the new ShinHan touch twin markers Carmine Z2448, Mahogany Z2456 & Sap Green Z2463, Cardstock colours are Canary X5772, White Daisy 1385 & Lagoon X5762, Brushed paper pack X7190B, Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918.  The tree was stamped, cut & then coloured, the little hearts are part of the tree & just coloured Carmine & stuck down while the little dotted heart is from the retired For Always Stickease assortment.
The stamped hearts were cut on the cricut machine using the Artiste cartridge.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

09 September, 2014

Using Your Stash

Over the next few days I will be posting pages that we will be working at this months workshops....Monday 22nd & Monday 29th so stay tuned.


My upcoming workshops will be about using all your stash with current products.   My layouts are from the How-To programs Magic book pages 28-29.  For these I used the Brushed Workshop on the Go kit G1087.....which I absolutely love...along with a sticker from the retired Ivy Lane WOTG, Sparkles Black Flourishes Z1745, Sequins Gold Assortment Z2012, Black Shimmer Trim Z1809, Bling Gems Assortment Z2023.  The flowers & leaves are from A Budding Friendship D1602, cut out & put on 3d foam tape Z1151 to raise them up a bit from the leaves......paper from retired Lollydoodle WOTG kit, the smaller stamps around the scallop white circle are from the #30 years of happy stamp set that can be yours for FREE (see promotion on my online shop).   I have secured the flower on the left page using a brad so it will swing open to see the little hidden message underneath it.....which is Some bunny loves you!  I also used the Scallop Border Punch Z1851......Pixie Z2644, Canary Z2643, Saddle Z2171 & Archival Black 44751 Exclusive Inks Stamp pads.  Marigold Z2457, Golden Yellow Z2452, Sap Green Z2463 & Mahogany Z2456 ShinHan touch twin markers.

If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

30 Years of Happy!




CELEBRATE NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH with
#30 Years of Happy!
September is National Stamping Month and CTMH is ready to celebrate all month long!
As part of the celebrations for National Stamping Month and in honour of our founder and CEO Jeanette Lynton’s 30-year anniversary in the scrapbooking and stamping industry, I have an exclusive stamp set to offer you when you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September with me or my online shop.....you will receive this C-sized stamp set #30yearsofhappy for FREE.  It features 30 mini images and sentiments perfectly suited for 30 days of happy stamping, that's something for every occasion!   Who doesn't want something for Free?
Offer valid 1 September 2014–30 September 2014.

27 August, 2014

What's New to our Base & Bling Range!

See Close To My Heart's Base & Bling line additions from the Annual Inspirations 2014 idea book!
Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

26 August, 2014

Brushed Workshop on the Go! I love this set.

 I just love new Brushed Workshop on the Go Kit, it is so versatile to use for anything & the colours are just so vibrant.  I made 2 cards for to teach for my workshop & the girls were very happy with the end results.

I made this a 6"x 6" card.  Cut out the middle & replace it with a piece of acetate.   The butterflies are cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, I cut 2 different sizes & put some glitter on the top butterfly, stamped Happy Birthday from the Stamp Set B1419 Joyous Birthday on the acetate last so it could dry overnight.
I stamped the inside of the card with stamp set S1306 A Flowering Bunch (retired), with Black Pigment ink from the Basics Exclusive Mini Pigment Pads Z2503.  Embossed with Ranger Clear Super fine Embossing Powder Z2088 & coloured with our new ShinHan Markers.                                                                                                                                                                         (Inspired from a card by Cathy Derouche CTMH consultant)                                                           
The second card I cut out 3 butterflies from the white cardstock, backed it with clear packing tape & pouring glitter over them to stop it from being sticky.  The roses & leaves are cut from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge Z1790.   Leaves were cut, coloured, spritzed with water & crumpled into shape.  Paper & washi tape from the Brushed WOTG kit G1087, white daisy cardstock 1385, Pink glitter gems Z1807, Silver Shimmer trim Z1799, Happy Birthday stamp from stamp set Card Word Puzzle (retired).




Workshops on the Go® Brushed Scrapbooking Kit Contents
1 – My Reflections™ Brushed Paper Packet (X7190B)
1 – My Acrylix® Brushed Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Pear, 1 Slate, 2 White Daisy)
1 – Brushed Assortment (Z3013)
1 – Topiary Striped Washi Tape (Z2002)
1 – Instructional Brochure



If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

25 August, 2014

Workshop on the Go Kits

See Close To My Heart's new Workshops on the Go™ kits from the Annual Inspirations 2014 idea book!  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.   There are 9 kits to choose from, which will be your favourite?  Mine is all of them :)




These pages & cards were made using the Yuletide Scrapbooking WOTG kit & Snowhaven Card Making kit.
There are 8 others kits to choose from, go to my Online Shop & view all of them.






If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

24 August, 2014

Picture My Life

See Close To My Heart's new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs from the Annual Inspirations 2014 idea book! Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.



Here I have used the Balloon Ride Picture My Life Set (retired) to make quick & easy page layouts, I love how you can cut a 4x6"  photo in half to use 2 pockets or you can put a photo in with a sentiment card from the set.  The Picture My Life sets really do make scrapbooking easier & faster for those who just don't have alot of spare time.   You still can do it all!



This card is also made using the Balloon Ride PML set.  I also used the Cricut Artiste Cartridge to made the rolled flowers & leaves, bronze shimmer trim & our kraft cardstock.  There are 13 different styles to choose from & I love how quick & easy they make my crafting.






If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

23 August, 2014

Cut Above Kits

See Close To My Heart's new Cut Above™ kits from the Annual Inspirations 2014 idea book! Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

22 August, 2014

Adhesives

Learn to use Close To My Heart's array of adhesives, Bonding Memories Glue, Memory Book Glue Dots, 3-D Foam, Hook & Loop Dots & much more.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

21 August, 2014

Embossing is Back!

 Learn to use Close To My Heart's embossing tools.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.




With a My Acrylix™ stamp set
and your embossing tools, you
can add not only visual content
but also real texture to your
projects. Choose a colour from our
new collection of embossing
powders to create intricate detail
on all your projects. The gold
used here contributes an ageless
look to a 6" x 6" canvas popping
with trendy colours and patterns.







If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.

20 August, 2014

Punches & Corner Rounder

Learn to use Close To My Heart's punches and corner rounder.  Pop on over to my online shop & take a look at this & many other handy tools to make your crafting life easier.


If you would like information about anything you see or would like to place an order or even become a consultant & join my team - please don't hesitate to send me a message at mtlamont52@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you in any way I can or purchase directly from my Online Shop & have it delivered right to your door.    I also offer scrapbooking, card making, base & bling & papercrafting classes......contact me to find out more.