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Lots of things to enjoy in life. I especially enjoy being a Consultant with Close To My Heart. 
With the launch of the 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations "Idea Book", it was time to begin my blog, so welcome to Mez's Craft Room.

Friday, May 20, 2016

CTMH Australasian "Georgie" Blog Hop

CTMH Australasian "Georgie" Blog Hop 
Hello and welcome aboard our Georgie Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from 
Doris Taylor 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 Workshop on the Go "Georgie" 



Instructions and suggested layouts and cutting guides are available at my Online Business Address - Georgie Workshop Layout and an Additional Layout "Georgie" is also available!

Georgie's paper designs are so cute - today I'd like to show you 2 cards I've created using the papers from the Workshop on the Go!


Using the wonderful stamp set included in Georgie Workshop on the Go - this card "Welcome Baby" is so cute, 

 with the matching cardstock colour combination inside the card & stamped with the nappy pins!
Hello BABY card is just as cute following the same theme as Welcome Baby above,
  with the matching cardstock colour combination inside the card & stamped with the nappy pins! 

The current Annual Inspirations Ideas and Catalogue is available to the end of July with a new Catalogue due 1st August. Most items in Annual Inspirations will be retired. Be sure to check out the Workshops on the Go before the end of July!

If you do not have a consultant please contact me [0415 801 532] or place an order here Mez's Craft Room Online Shop



I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings.


Enjoy & Happy Crafting!
Mez

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, NQ
Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CTMH Australasian "Happy Times" Blog Hop - National Scrapbooking Month

CTMH Australasian "Happy TimesBlog Hop 
Hello and welcome aboard our "Happy Times" Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Jenny Gilbert - The Creative Heart 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. 
Happy Times Paper Pack
The National Scrapbooking Month "Happy Times" paper pack is available for FREE with an $85 order or you are welcome to purchase for $23. 
Happy Times Stamp Set
The National Scrapbooking Month "Happy Times" Stamp Set CC1064 is available to purchase for $27 during May. 

 The paper and stamps are so nice and I wanted to create something a little different to reflect the beauty of the papers. The card idea idea below was inspired by 

Robin Feicht when I watched a You Tube video: Graduation Cap Card - Fancy Fold



It's a wonderful card for a Graduation - yet I wanted to make something a little different, using CTMH Happy Times papers! Hope you like it!

May is Close To My Heart’s National Scrapbooking Month "Happy Times" paper pack and "Happy Times" Stamp Set

If you would like to purchase a kit for $85 - and receive the paper pack FREE, please contact Mez directly!

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here Mez's Craft Room Online Shop


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Creating with Kara Davies


Enjoy & Happy Crafting!
Mez

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, NQ
Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room

Sunday, May 1, 2016

CTMH Australasian May Stamp of the Month S1605 "Celebrate with Cake" Blog Hop

May Stamp of the Month - S1605 "Celebrate with Cake" 
S1605 Celebrate with Cake
Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH Australasian May Stamp of the Month S1605 "Celebrate with Cake" Blog Hop

If you have arrived here from Georgia O’Shea
Georgia Creates 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 cards created using 
S1605 Celebrate with Cake, as you will see they really do suit any occasion. The cake, platter, and banner have been stamped using Memento Black Ink, allowed to dry, then coloured using a combination of the Watercolour paints and Watercolour pencils.




The black cardstock has been cut at 5.25" x 4" and the white cardstock has been cut at 5" x 3.75". When cutting the black or white, I cut the whole sheet into these sizes, saving time in the future when making cards and also it uses up that piece of cardstock, rather than having bits cut out of it.

As you can see I do double for the black and white per card, preferring to have an insert on the inside of the card, similar to the front.

Products used to create these cards
Black Cardstock
White Cardstock
Memento Ink
Watercolour Paints
Paint Brushes
Watercolour Pencils
3D Foam Tape
EZ Dot Tape Runner
12" Paper Trimmer
Scissors
All of these products are available to purchase online at Mez's Craft Room Online Shop

This exclusive Stamp of the Month - S1605 Celebrate with Cake is only available during May It can be yours for just $7.50 with a qualifying order of $75 or for $27 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant.  Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.



If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here Mez's Craft Room Online Shop


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Jenny Gilbert The Creative Heart


Enjoy, have fun & Happy Crafting!
Mez

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, NQ
Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CTMH Australasian Seasonal Expressions 1 Last Chance Blog Hop

CTMH Australasian Seasonal Expressions 1 Last Chance Blog Hop
Hello and welcome aboard our "Seasonal Expressions 1 Last Chance" Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from 
Shaunna Richards 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. 


With May just around the corner, and the launch of the new Seasonal Expressions, I wanted to let you know, there are 10 days remaining for you to shop for the beautiful products in the retiring Seasonal Expressions 1

The product I'd like to share is  - C1640 Friend in Me Stamp set [page 18]
Such a lovely stamp set with lovely quotes and beautiful flowers!
The flowers can be stamped onto a Scrapbooking layout as background stamping

or stamped onto white cardstock, coloured using our Watercolour Pencils or Paints and as you will see in my example, the flowers look stunning!
This card I created for a monthly Trading Card Group!
[Trading cards are generally 3.5" x 2.4"]
Love the quote "SISTERS for life, friends forever."

When creating the Trading Cards I begin by doing a couple of different designs until I'm happy with the end result. These are then shared with up to 10 fellow Trading Card peeps.
With the extra card, I mounted it onto a card with black and white base.
 
As the card measures 5.5" x 4.25" the black cardstock is cut 1/4" smaller. 
Black cut at 5.25" x 4"
White cut at 5" x 3.75"

When cutting the black, then white cardstock for the card base, I do a second set, to add to the inside of the card. 
Love how it reflects the front!

All products included in Seasonal Expressions 1 will retire at the end of April. Be sure to contact your CTMH consultant to place an order or visit their Online Shop.


If you do not have a consultant please contact me 
M:  0415 801 532 or place an order here 
Mez's Craft Room Online Shop


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings


Enjoy & Happy Crafting!
Mez

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, NQ
Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2016 May - National Scrapbooking Month at Close To My Heart

Lots of lovely things happen in May 
1. Mothers Day
2. Birthdays for some
&
3. National Scrapbooking Month at Close To My Heart
During May the delightful "Happy Life" paper pack and Stamp set will be available for you to add to your paper-craft stash!

The Happy Times papers feature 14 exclisive B&T Duos, including 4 papers with gold foil designs. Use this paper with the exclusive My Acrylix® Happy Times stamp set, to help you complete the workshop available.
Featured colours: Canary, Fern, White Daisy, Pink, Magenta, Mint

The Happy Times stamp set contains 18 stamps, use in conjunction with the Happy Times paper packet to help you complete the workshop available.
I love this stamp set - especially love that there is a poppy flower - just in time for Anzac Day!

As a special surprise - here is a shopping list to assist you achieve $85 order to receive the Paper Packet for FREE.
With two cutting guides and instructions available - one for Scrapbooking and the other for Cardmaking, you will be blown away with the list of goodies on the shopping list.
All items are used to create the layouts and/or cards.
1. Scrapbooking layout bundle offer - so here is a bundle offer which includes the instructions. Please add $5 toward the freight and also $7.50 for the Stamp of the Month!
 2. Card Bundle offer - and here is a bundle offer which includes the instructions. Please add $5 toward the freight and also $7.50 for the Stamp of the Month!

Please contact Mez to purchase either bundle!
The bundles can only be purchased by contacting Mez directly, as this bundle offer is NOT available online.


Enjoy & Happy Crafting!
Mez

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, NQ
Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room

Sunday, April 10, 2016

CTMH Australasian Regatta Blog Hop

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


If you have arrived here from the crafty Maz Wood: Inky Fingers 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 Regatta papers

We all have off cuts of papers and sometimes zip strips from the papers left over after completing a project. Here is my Regatta Zip Strip card created using the zip strips from the Regatta papers; the scallop border maker; Crafted with Love stamp set; Sapphire and Pomegranate Exclusive Inks; 3D Form tape! 
It was so much fun and so quick and easy.
It was so much fun creating this card, here is a list of what I used:

Love this stamp set, so lovely!

Regatta collection is exclusive to Seasonal Expressions 1 and only available until the end of April! Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order. 

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here Mez's Craft Room Online Shop


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop. Introducing Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations


Enjoy & Happy Crafting!
Mez

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, NQ
Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room

Sunday, March 20, 2016

CTMH Australasian Stampaganza Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard the
CTMH Australasian "Stampaganza 2016" Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Creating with Kara Davies 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 "StampaganzaConstant Campaign

"Stampaganza 2016" is a great way to stock up on your faourite stamp sets. Buy any two My Acrylix stamp sets at full retail price and get the third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible and let your Stampaganza 2016 begin!

With so many stamps to choose, I decided on Love Life stamp set D1482 Love Life - $27

Using White Cardstock cut at 5" x 3 3/4" I stamped the swirl starting at the top and centering it on the card, using Memento Black Ink. One of my favorite inks! Using Cranberry Ink, I stamped "happiness lives here" onto the bottom of the card [as well as the stamp number D1482]. 
Using the red hearts to embellish the swirl. Mounted onto black cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 4", it fits perfectly onto a white daisy card blank from the value pack!

This special offer is available until the end of March.  Contact your CTMH consultant to place an order.


If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here Mez's Craft Room Online Shop


I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings



Enjoy & Happy Crafting!
Mez

Your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
Kirwan, Townsville, NQ
Meryl Cheetham - Mez's Craft Room