Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 31 Mossy Meadow

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 31 Mossy Meadow

Welcome to week 31 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a previous in colour that has now returned to be a core part of the neutrals family: Mossy Meadow

For my card today I’ve gone for a very soft, paired back look using a brand new stamp set called Bloom by Bloom. I love the graphic design elements of this Marimekko inspired design.

In the catalogue, the samples for this stamp set are all created with very bold colours (which I love), but I’m also really loving this softer colour combination of all neutrals: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Whisper White.

When you stamp onto coloured card stock you get get a slightly translucent feel to the images. I’ve stamped onto Crumb Cake card stock with the Mossy Meadow (stamped off once because it is a very dark green) and Whisper White and Basic Black stamped at full strength.

Did you notice the stitched rectangle framelits?…I just can’t stop using these! I was trying to create a simple stamping card (and succeeding) until I couldn’t resist using the framelits (I used the largest one), adding a linen thread bow and some clear rhinetones. But you could easily omit these elements and make a lovely card with this design just using papaer and ink.

Because the Bloom by Bloom stamp set doesn’t have a sentiment I’ve used a lovely sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Dianne Furniss

Rachel Palmeri

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing another versatile and stunning neutral: Night of Navy. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 30 Mint Macaron

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 30 Mint Macaron

Welcome to our first blog hop for 2019, week 30 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a previous in colour that has now returned to be a core part of the subtles family: Mint Macaron

For my card today I’m using something old and something new. The something old is the stunning Frosted Floral speciality DSP (retiring very soon) and the silver foil edged cards and envelopes.

My something new is three of my favourite products from the new Occasions catalogue: stitched rectangles framelits and the Butterfly Gala bundle (Butterfly Duet punch and Butterfly Gala stamp set).

The botanical pattern on this DSP is so soft and inviting I just knew the butterflies would look right at home landing on these stems and leaves.

The butterflies are incredibly easy to make because the Butterfly Gala stamp set comes with the matching Butterfly Duet punch that punches out one large and one small butterfly.

I stamped one pair of butterflies in Versamark ink onto mint macaron cardstock and then heat embossed with white embossing powder, then the other pair were stamped with mint macaron ink onto whisper white cardstock.

The butterfly’s antennas are made from mint macaron twine from the Nature’s Twine set and are embellished with clear rhinestones.

I’m in love with the font of this sentiment and the stunning stitched rectangle framelits!

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.

Rachel Palmeri

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Ros Davidson

Sharon Davern

Michelle Taylor

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing another returning green: a neutral called Mossy Meadow. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 29 Merry Merlot

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 29 Merry Merlot

Welcome to week 28 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a beautiful new neutral: Merry Merlot.

Because we’re now 1 week until Christmas day I just couldn’t resist making another Christmas Card, one that features Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide glimmer paper and the Joyous Noel DSP.

Isn’t this glimmer paper stunning!

The stamp set I’ve used for my card is called Peaceful Noel and all these products are part of the Joyous Noel Suite.

I love the font of the sentiments in this stamp set and I’ve stamped both the outside and the inside of my card.

Here’s the inside.

My glittery baubles were a cinch to cut out from the glimmer paper using the detailed baubles thinlits and can you guess what I used to make the holly that sits at the top of each bauble?

The little leaves are from the boxwood wreaths with berries made from red rhinestone jewels.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.

Kate Morgan

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Rachel Palmeri

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next year on the 8th of January 2019 and we’ll be showcasing an old in-colour that has returned as a subtle colour: Mint Macaron. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 28 Melon Mambo

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 28 Melon Mambo

Welcome to week 28 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is one of the Bright Family Colours: Melon Mambo.

For my card this week I’ve paired Melon Mambo with Mossy Meadow and used a stunning new stamp set from the forthcoming Occasions catalogue: Incredible Like You.

I love all the tiny little stamps in this set, the font, the sentiments and the lovely big roses…just the perfect set to showcase Melon Mambo.

I stamped directly onto the wonderful Wood textures DSP and achieved depth and variety of colour by stamping off both the Mossy Meadow and the Melon Mambo.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Michelle Taylor

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday is our last colour blog hop for 2018 (we’ll be back in January 2019) and we’ll be showcasing a new neutral colour: Merry Merlot. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 27 Mango Melody

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 27 Mango Melody

Welcome to week 27 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is one of the Bright Family Colours: Mango Melody.

For my card, I’ve used a beautiful stamp set that works with just about any colour and is perfect for #simplestamping: Abstract Impressions.

I made this card for a very special friend of mine who is feeling a bit lost and bit left out at the moment. She loves flowers and she loves orange, so I’m hoping this card will lift her spirits!

I’m loving making these cards that get right back to basics and only use paper, ink, stamps…and okay, some linen thread, but I just love my linen thread and I really really can’t seem to make a card without it these days!

For my colour scheme, I’ve paired mango melody with granny apple green and stamped both colours off. This is a simple technique that even the beginner stamper can easily do and it immediately doubles your available range of colours!

There is one element of my card that is not beginner…I’ve stamped the sentiment on the front of the card using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I love white heat embossing on coloured cardstock.

On the inside of the card, I’ve added the sentiment (which is just perfect for what I wanted to say) by stamping and die cutting it (with the stitched shapes framelits) on a separate piece of cardstock and then gluing it in.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below.

Michelle Taylor

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

Product List

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing another Bright Colour: Melon Mambo. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 26 Lovely Lipstick

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 26 Lovely Lipstick

Welcome to week 26 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop! 

Our colour this week is one of the 2018-20 In Colours: Lovely Lipstick. This is such a lovely rich colour.

I’ve made three cards for this colour to show how the same stamp set can be used for the three levels of crafter:

  • Beginner
  • Casual
  • Avid

The stamp set I’ve used is a FREE set from the upcoming Saleabration Catalogue, called Lasting Lily. This is a dynamic stamp set, giving you a wonderful depth effect and you can choose this set when you spend $180 or more on any product when the catalogue goes live in early January.

My first card is for the beginner crafter, someone who has never stamped before. To make this card you only need the stamp set, ink pads, cardstock, an acrylic block, some adhesive and some ribbon.

The only skills involved are simple stamping and the ability to tie a bow. The lighter pink lily is simply Lovely Lipstick stamped off once.

And here’s the inside, simply stamped as well.

My casual crafter’s card takes it up a notch by fussy cutting the flower, punching out the sentiment with the lovely label punch and adding layers of DSP. I bent my fussy cut lily with my fingers and topped it off with a bow of Mossy Meadow Bakers Twine (in the Festive Farmhouse trio pack).

Here’s the inside.

My avid crafter’s card has more intricate fussy cutting of the lily and its leaves and it uses advanced tools such as the bigshot and the heat tool. The Whisper White cardstock has been embossed with the wood plank embossing folder and then the sentiment has been stamped in Versmark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Linen thread, a strip of DSP and a galvanized button finish off the bunch of lilies.

But it’s on the inside that this card really steps up…it’s a pop-up card. Although I must say this technique only involves cutting two slits and folding the cardstock of the pop-up section in the opposite direction so it really would be easily doable for any level of crafter.

Here are all 3 cards, using the same stamp set for three different levels of crafters.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Rachel Palmeri

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

Product List

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a Bright Colour: Mango Melody

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

 
Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 15 Happiness Surrounds

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 15 Happiness Surrounds

Welcome to week 15 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop…our final Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2018!

This week I’ve made a card using two limited edition stamp sets: Happiness Surrounds and Snow is Glistening. They come with a set of matching dies that coordinate with both of these sets and all three products are only available until the end of this month, sadly.

This is the Snow is Glistening stamp set.

This is Happiness Surrounds stamp set.

And these are the matching Snowfall Thinlits Dies.

And this is the quick and simple card I’ve made using mainly the Happiness Surrounds stamp set.

I’ve used stamps from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set to make a simple wreath, stamped in Old Olive and then the sentiment is stamped in Real red using the Joy stamp from the Snow is Glistening stamp set.

I punched out both the circles using the 1 1/2 inch and the 1 3/4 inch circle pinches and finished the card off with striped burlap ribbon and 3/8 inch old olive and real red ribbon. The entire card came together in under 15 minutes with the minimum of fuss or equipment. Too easy!

To see what the rest of the team have made tonight head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

 

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Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 25 Lemon Lime Twist

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 25 Lemon Lime Twist

Welcome to week 25 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop! 

This week we are halfway through our year-long showcase of the entire 50 Stampin Up Colours (there are actually 52 colours if you include white and black). Wow, that’s a lot of colours and a lot of blog posts!

We are doing the colour creations blog hop in alphabetical order, so here are all the colours we’ve done so far (including this week’s colour)!

Our colour this week is one of the 2018-19 In Colours: Lemon Lime Twist….and as much as I love this colour, I have to admit I am VERY VERY cross with myself this week.

You see, my youngest son turned 17 yesterday and bought his first car and there is a brand new stamp set coming in the Occasions Catalogue called “Geared Up Garage” stamp set that would have been just perfect for his birthday card but I FORGOT to order it! 

So instead, I had to make his birthday card with the only other set I own that has a car (of sorts) in it: Let the Good Times Roll. 

This rollercoaster set is probably a bit too young for a 17-year-old who has just bought his first car, but I love the playful nature of this set and I love the sentiments.

And check out the inside…this is where the magic really happens, using the matching dies for this stamp set. I’ve always loved pop-up cards and this is so super duper cute!

This die can be tricky to use and it’s a bit fiddly to score into the correct position, but it’s definitely worth it for such an amazing pop-up. The secret to success is using your bone folder and fingers to carefully bend out and fold the die cut shape, as well as lining up your die correctly with the fold of your card BEFORE you cut the die out.

Lemon Lime Twist is one of my favourite colours because it is just so fresh and vibrant. It looks amazing with pinks and all the other greens but I also love it with the colours I’ve used in my card today: Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay.

I used another stamp set called “Tabs for Everything” with its matching tab punch to make a pull our gift voucher that slips into the front of the card. This was super easy to make … I simply made a smaller card to attach to the front of my Lemon Lime Twist card (sealing 2 of the sides with tear and tape) and made a pull tab on the side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock to pull the gift voucher out.

So what was on the gift voucher? Money towards his new car and dinner out last night at a yummy Thai restaurant.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Rachel Woollard

Claire Daly

Sharon Davern

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Michelle Taylor

Rachel Palmeri

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

Product List

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a 2018-2020 In Colour: Lovely Lipstick.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

 
Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 24 Highland Heather

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 24 Highland Heather

Welcome to week 24 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the Subtles: Highland Heather.

Although I’m not usually a purple kind of a gal, I really love this colour and I have a soft spot for it because of its name. You see my mum’s name is Heather and my grandparents on my dad’s side are Scottish, emigrating from the Scottish Highlands to Australia in the late 1930s.

Here’s a stunning picture I found of the Highland Heather on the Scottish moors. Look at that sky!

For my card today, I really wanted to recreate a bunch of this gorgeous highland heather and the “Lots of Happy Card Kit” was just perfect for the job. 

The great thing about this kit (apart from how quick it is to create a stack of cards) is that it’s also easy to make your own variations. I’m pretty sure this gorgeous flower is supposed to be lilac but I think it looks a lot like heather when it is coloured in with the Highland Heather.

Instead of using the watercolour pencils that come with the kit, I coloured the flower in with my light and dark Highland Heather blends. The leaves and stems are coloured in with my light and dark Old Olive blends.

Another variation I made was to add some burlap and, drum roll………

….a sneak peek of a new item from the forthcoming Occasions catalogue – Old Olive linen thread, tied in a bow with some Crumb Cake linen thread and Whisper White bakers twine.

One of my favourite elements in this kit is the matching envelopes with the black and white stripe. So very cute.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Michelle Taylor

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a 2018-19 In Colour: Lemon Lime Twist.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 13 Snow is Glistening

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 13 Snow is Glistening

Welcome to week 13 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

This week I’ve made a card using a limited edition stamp set, Snow is Glistening. I know we don’t have snowflakes here in Australia but I really have a thing for snowflakes and I couldn’t resist this stunning stamp set.

Although this comes with matching dies, I decided to make a very simple card that only involves stamping. The design was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest that was made by an American demo called Mary Haugen. I’ve CASED her placement of the snowflake stamps and the way she wrapped the twine around the sentiment, but changed the colours as well as several other elements on her card.

I used the three snowflake stamps in this set to stamp my card in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Sahara Sand. I LOVE these three colours together.

The stamped Whisper White panel was mounted onto Night of Navy cardstock, then Balmy Blue cardstock and adhered to a Memories and More Whisper White card base.

The final touch is the simple joy sentiment, stamped in Whisper White and then heat embossed in Whisper White, with linen thread wrapped around it.

To see what the rest of the team have made tonight head back to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here. Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

 

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