Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sneak Peek - 12 Deals of Christmas

Hello my lovelies!

It's mid-September and for many of us, that means the time is coming to dive into our Christmas preparations. I'm happy to say YES, I am doing my 12 Deals of Christmas again! New for this year, if you are outside of SEQld, bundles can be posted directly to you!

Starting October 10, I'm posting a special deal over on facebook. There's a variety of deals coming over the 12 days and you're sure to find something that ticks all your Christmas shopping boxes. Here's a sneaky peek at the first deal I'm offering!

First Deal of Christmas - Christmas Tag Kit!
Make your own gift tags and decor with this bundle!
Claiming this offer starts at 12:01am October 10 QLD time. To purchase this bundle, you must comment with yes please and your email address. No email, no deal. Complete your bundle with these helpful extras: White & Gold Twine $4.50, Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors $21, Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen $5.

You can claim this bundle starting at 12:01am October 10!

Terms & Conditions:
1) Event runs October 10-21, with one new deal offered each day.
2) Each deal is only available the day it is posted.
3) Bundles ordered will be combined at the end of the event.
4) Current studio s&h fees apply. Bundle total $0-$50 = $3 s&h, $50.01-$100 = $6 s&h, etc.
5) To purchase a deal, comment on the appropriate photo with "yes please" and your email address. No email, no deal.
6) Orders collated on October 21 and you'll receive an invoice for payment.
7) Payment is via direct deposit only and MUST be received by 7pm October 23. No exceptions!
8) All orders to be collected from my Woodridge studio on November 3. Outside SEQld? No worries. Bundles can be shipped direct to you with shipping from $9.50!
9) Bundles are offered by Creating with Kara Davies only, these are not a promotion sponsored by or offered by CTMH. Bundles for Australian customers only.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Christmas Craft Bookings Open Now!

Christmas Craft Workshops have been announced and bookings are open! Bookings are essential!

Contact me ASAP to book your place as spaces are limited.
You MUST book and pay for your spots early!
As all kits are ordered in from overseas, late bookings are not accepted. Please read each event description carefully as your payment must be received by me before the stated time. Late bookings not accepted. I'll say it again, late bookings are not accepted!

Why not? That's now how I roll. For example: let's say you want to go on holiday to Bora Bora in 3 months time for Christmas. You don't just rock up to the airport with a fistful of cash wanting to go to Bora Bora and expect to have everything available. That'd be ludicrous! You have to book and pay for your ticket in advance, get your passport and visas in advance, get your top up immunization jabs done in advance, luggage bought and clothing packed in advance. Then, you rock up at the airport early on the day to check in, clear customs and immigration, and be at your gate ready to board your flight. You do the prep beforehand.

The same applies for ALL my events! You book and pay for your spot, plus any necessary toolkit items, in advance. I order all workshop items in, book the venue, coordinate the catering, print instructions, and prepare the kits. When the workshop day comes, you arrive at my studio and find your prepared kit waiting just for you.

Bottom line? I do not carry extra kit materials on hand "just in case". I order materials in specifically for each workshop, and only for those that have booked and paid before the deadline. I order from the US and we all know it can take WEEKS for parcels to arrive.

Anyone wanting to participate in my workshops will book and pay for their spots in advance.

Click through for each event.
To book your spot, contact me. Any questions? I'm here to help.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

September Paper Collection

This month's featured paper collection is Jeepers Creepers.

At first glance, it screams October 31st. However, I think it's perfect for children.

How cute are these candy bar wrappers? Wouldn't these be adorable at a first birthday party for your favorite lil monster?

Those lil monsters? They're stamped and die cut using this bundle.
You get the stamps and thin cuts in one kit! You can also buy the stampset separately.

If you love the colors of this paper but not so much into the whole monsters or October 31 thing, guess what? There's a coordinating cardstock pack available!

Perhaps my favorite of all, the cardmaking kit Party Time.
Isn't it stunning? What events do you have coming up that you'd normally just text people an invite? Switch things up and create an actual paper invitation with this card kit!

Pop over to my website and see what else you can create with this range!

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Sunday, September 4, 2016


I learned a new card technique earlier this afternoon and I LOVE IT!

It's called the drapery fold or pleated fold. I made 3 using the same idea and my offcuts.

First up, my initial try.
Nice and simple with a bit of stamping. First cards are often like the first pikelet of a batch... They never turn out quite right.

Next, I tried a mini version using the offcut from my first go.
I cut watercolor paper to size and rounded the edges before coloring my stamped girl with watercolor pencils and waterbrushes. It's quite sweet!

Lastly, my favorite version! A floral pleat with a sweet yet sassy ribon bow plus bling? Yes please!
I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve how this blue Whimsy ribbon perfectly blends with this retired Happy Times paper and the new True Love stampset. It really looks elegant and classy up close.

Want to learn how to make this beautiful card yourself? Book into my next card buffet!

Materials used: Colonial White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack, True Love My Acrylix® Stampset, Glacier and Slate Exclusive Inks, Whimsy Ribbon Pack, Clear Sparkles, and my toolkit.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

September News

September is finally here and that means the new Holiday Expressions is now LIVE!

I've had my copy since July and I've been chomping at the bit to share all the goodies inside.
You'll find all the new Workshops Your Way kits, stampsets, embossing folders, thin cuts, and more here!

National Stamping Month: Create Kindness - Introducing the Create Kindness Card Kit!
Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world.

The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful, handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day! Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone! Watch the hashtag #createkindness on Instagram and Facebook to see what acts of kindness these little cards are inspiring, and join the conversation by posting some pictures of your own!

Join in the fun and create some kindness in my studio. Contact me to book your spot at my studio table!

While we're at it, come along earlier to create even more cards and spread some smiles!
More details HERE.

Blessed Beyond Measure is the new stamp of the month. There's 19 pieces to mix and match.
Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $7.50. When you place an order of $75 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

There's heaps of workshops happening in my studio this month. Full payment in advance is required to book your spot for all of my events. No exceptions!

Scrapbooking, cardmaking, watercolor home decor, gift tags, calendars and more.
Pop over to facebook to see all Christmas Craft Workshops.

Bookings are essential and MUST be paid before the deadline listed in each event. No exceptions!

Bookings are open NOW for all remaining 2016 workshops and bookings are essential. All workshop spaces are limited. First in best dressed. Bookings are prepaid only. Please note: Your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received. Contact me asap to book your spot!

I love to party and spoil my hostesses. Start making your wish list now, then contact me today to set up your very own party and reap the rewards. I'll help you get everything on your wishlist for free or half-price. I'm available to party all month long! Parties do not need to be very long, they can be as simple (show and tell style), or as elaborate (with make and take projects) as you like. They can even be in your pajamas or online!

My calendar is booking up very fast, all party dates are first in best dressed.

Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking with new companions, crafty shenanigans, chocolate, coffee, tea, yummy baked goods, plenty of laughter and sisterhood, or just getting your crafting supplies at a discounted rate... my team Heartwork Sisters is for you!
For $129 you get not only a kit jam packed with the basics worth $300+, you also get to customize it with your Select Product Credit PLUS you get heaps of training and assistance and new friends who share your crafting obsession! For more details, contact me. To become a Heartwork Sister, simply visit my website!

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Bookings essential

The booking cut off date for these workshops is rapidly approaching. Bookings are essential!

I have an exciting workshop series coming up for beginner scrapbookers, starting September 17 with Rustic Home Fundamentals. Never scrapbooked before? Want to try it?
This is for you!
Celebrate National Stamping Month this September by making hand-stamped cards to create a little more kindness in the world!
Come celebrate!

As always, workshop kits are ordered in from overseas. Bookings are essential! Contact me asap to secure your spots!

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