July 2020 Stamp of the Month

Oh my this may just be the sweetest stamp set yet. I love the gorgeous girl with no face, because I don’t love colouring faces, and the most delicate and perfect sentiments.

The July 2020 stamp of the month opens so many doors for my crafting with so many different projects. Here is my first project I have made today which is a simple stamp onto White Daisy cardstock using Intense Black ink from Close To My Heart. The ink is made so when you colour it doesn’t bleed which is perfect when using alcohol markers. I have added Silver Stickles to add a touch of bling.

These cute cards were made by our corporate team for some more inspiration.

If you would like a set of your own you can head to my website by clicking here. Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set—valued at $34—for just $9. Qualify for this special pricing by placing an order of $80 or more in Close To My Heart products. This month’s set is only available 1–31 July.

S2007, set of 20 Recommended Blocks: 1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½″ (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 5″ × 6″ (Y1015)

Happy crafting

Rachel xx

I just love it!


I have been creating my 3 card workshop for this month using the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month, Garden Tags.

I just can’t seem to stop creating with this incredibly versatile stamp set!

I hope you love them as much as me and I hope you enjoy your week.

Happy crafting

Rachel x

Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop – S2006 Garden Tags

Hello and welcome aboard our S2006 Stamp of the Month – Garden Tags 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. 

Today I would like to share with you my creations which features Close To My Heart’s S2006 Stamp of the Month- Garden Tags. I have decided for this blog hop to choose just one stamp from the set and focus on how to use that. I find that it is the best way to get the most use out of a stamp set. My choice for this hop is the Sunflower tag because it gives me the flexibility to test 3 different techniques.

The first technique I wanted to share is using the Close To My Heart watercolour pencils to colour the flowers and leaves and then use the Waterbrush to blend the colours together. It gives the tag a beautiful gentle look while making it pop off of the card.

The second technique I wanted to share is paper piecing which is probably the easiest of the 3 because it just means stamping the tag onto White Daisy Cardstock and then stamping the extra sunflower in the set onto Canary Cardstock and cutting around it. Pop some foam tape onto the back of the flower and cover one of the sunflowers on the tag. This gives dimension and creates a focal point.

The third and last technique I wanted to share is using the Triblend Markers to colour and outline the flowers. This makes the tag really stand out and be a focal point on the card and is great for bold fun cards.

This exclusive S2006 Stamp of the Month – Garden Tags is only available during June 2020. It can be yours for just $9 with a qualifying order of $80 or for $34 if ordered separately from your CTMH consultant. 

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here

If you have any questions about any of the techniques or the cards please comment below as I would love to hear your feedback before you head off to the next stop, Megan – Crop Craft Create.

Happy Crafting

Rachel xx

New Exclusive Stamp Sets for Quarantine Crafting

In light of the continuing popularity of our My Acrylix® Let’s Stay Home stamp set, we have released two new exclusive stamp sets featuring sentiments and icons to help you capture more of what is happening in your life right now. Whatever your crafting preferences, these new stamp sets are sure to speak to you!

The My Acrylix® The Great Indoors Stamp Set features stylishly decorative sentiments ideal for memory keeping, as well as other crafts! Take a look at the beautiful scrapbook page, cards, and chocolate bar wrappers that we made to show off just what this set is capable of:

The second new stamp set, My Acrylix® On Repeat, features more relevant phrases as well as some adorable animals and more:

You can see how the images and sentiments on this set have been specifically designed to equip you with images you can use in your day-to-day crafting projects. For inspiration on using this set, take a look at this artwork:

Both of these new stamp sets are available now. Order yours now to add these great images and sentiments to your next crafting projects!

Happy crafting

Rachel xx

Final Covid19 5 card cardmaking kit!


Thank you so very much for supporting me over the past 6 weeks while we have been locked down to protect ourselves and our family from Covid19.

Each week I have offered a 5 card cardmaking kit to keep both you and myself busy while I have been hiding out. Available at www.creativeworkshopssa.ecwid.com

I have loved making these kits and seeing your gorgeous creations each week.

I am pleased to release the final 5 card Covid19 cardmaking kit from 9am Monday 4th May, 2020.

This collection is a simple collection covering a range of events. Male birthday, female birthday, mothers day (optional sentiment on reverse) and children’s birthday. It is a like a little emergency kit for cards. Available at www.creativeworkshopssa.ecwid.com

I hope you enjoy them. Happy crafting.

Rachel xx