Firstly, my apologies for not posting sooner! Between my son's wedding (photos still to come) and an AGM at Karingal Neighbourhood House, I have been very busy for the last couple of weeks (I've been elected Committee Secretary for a 4th year)!

However, some of my Close To My Heart friends have been busy with another project - the CTMH Australasian Gifts from the Heart Blog Hop! Although I was too busy to participate this time, I wouldn't want you to miss out on seeing the beautiful projects that these ladies created. The Blog Hop starts at Mandy's Hall of Indulgence, but you can join in anywhere because it is one big blog-hopping circle! Enjoy!
Each month Close To My Heart provide a Stamp of the Month "D" size stamp set. This month's set is called "Scandinavian Wishes" and coordinates perfectly with the papers, embellishments and stamps in the CTMH 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. You can purchase this stamp for $24.00, but if you order $75.00 worth of products, you can get this stamp set for only $5.00!

Remember, if you order reaches $130.00 in the latter half of October, you can also add a "Star" product from the Holiday Gift Guide absolutely FREE!

From mid-October we are launching these great holiday products from our Holiday Gift Guide, including workshop kits, paper packs, embellishments and a range of stamp sets with something to suit everyone!

Better still, for every $130 in your order, you can choose one "Star" product absolutely FREE!

Needless to say, there is no better time to host a gathering, because YOU could benefit from this great offer in addition to the fantastic host rewards provided by Close To My Heart. Book a gathering in October and I'll give you an additional Christmas stamp as my thanks to you!

It's workshop time again and I've had such a wonderful response to my "Angry Birds" cards that we will be making them at my Friday night workshop! Join in the fun and if your cards look the most like the real "Angry Birds" then you could win a "D" size stamp set worth $24.00!

The fun starts at 7.00 pm at 10 Irvine Crescent in Frankston. This workshop costs $10.00 and includes all materials, use of my tools and equipment and supper.  Place a $50.00 order to be refunded $5.00 off the cost of the workshop.

Photo of "Angry Birds" Birthday Cards
This week I created these cute "Angry Birds" birthday cards for a School Holiday Program at Karingal Neighbourhood House. They are much easier to make than they look because they make liberal use of circle cutters and punches.

The equipment and materials I used included the following CTMH products:
Surecut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (Z1783)
Tombow Mono Adhesive (1514)
Bonding Memories Glue Pen (Z553)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
Card Bases (X254)
Cardstock: Black (1386), Sky (X5761), Sweet Leaf (X5639), Cranberry (1272), Goldrush (1243), Cashmere (X5932), Autumn Terracotta (1270), Buttercup (1271), Pear (X5764), Topiary (X5635), White Daisy (1385)
Exclusive Inks: Black (Z2105) and Topiary (Z2155)
My Acrylix Stamps from Chantilly Cardmaking Workshops on the Go (not currently available in Australia)