Art With Heart Blog Hop: 2018 Holiday Catalogue

Art With Heart Blog Hop: 2018 Holiday Catalogue

 
 
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the 2018 Holiday Catalogue. 
 
We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative and make some fabulous Christmas creations. If you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.
 
Tonight I’m showcasing the cutest bundle from the Holiday Catalogue: Tags & Tidings. What’s so special about this bundle is that it is one stamp and one die, allowing you to make 16 tags at one time! How clever is that?
 
 
 
There are a couple of tricks to using this bundle. Firstly, I used the die to ensure my stamp was correctly aligned before I stamped it and secondly, I highly recommend using the Stamparatus when stamping such a large stamp. 
 
Here’s how to use the die to align the stamp. I turned it upside down (so the side you stamp on is facing upwards) and ensure the stamp fits into the die. This ensures that your stamped images will fit exactly into the die shapes when you run it through the Big Shot.
 
 
And here’s the perfect image you get when you stamp with the Stamparatus…
 
 
 
Oh, and one more trick…I use washi tape to cover and protect my Stamparatus magnets (see my photo above), AND to hold the die in place over my stamped image before I cut it with my Big Shot (I forgot to take a photo of this bit). 
 
I coloured these images in using my Garden Green and Poppy Parade Markers and then turned them into mini gift cards. Check out all the cards that this one stamp makes…16 of them!!!
 
 
Because these tags are teeny tiny, I decided to turn them into gift cards that would fit into Stampin’ Up!’s 3 x3 inches envelopes by firstly making Whisper White card bases slightly smaller than the envelopes.
 
I used the layering square framelits and the Stitched shape framelits to cut different sized squares of Garden Green and Poppy Parade cardstock with my Big Shot and then I also die cut some squares out of the Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Cards.
 
The gift cards below are the ones where I used the Memories and More Cards as DSP. It’s a great way to add some extra pattern and interest to your cards.
 
 
 
To embellish my cards I used Garden Green bakers twine, Whisper White bakers twine (although looking at my photos above I can see I accidentally used Very Vanilla bakers twine on one of the cards, Whoops!!!), Poppy Parade 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon, stickers from the Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Cards and the darling little Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes. 
 
 
 
I’ll present these gift cards as little gifts, packaged up six at a time (with their matching envelopes), in our Stampin’ Up! pizza boxes…all tied up with a bow and using one of the gift cards as the card to go with the box of cards.
 
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Woollard.    
   

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 6 Dashing Deer

Art With Heart: Heart of Christmas Week 6 Dashing Deer

Welcome to week 6 of our Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.

I must admit that I have a bit of a soft spot for reindeer, even though I live in the southern hemisphere, so I was very excited to see this new bundle in the Holiday Catalogue: the Dashing Deer bundle.

I have so many ideas for cards using this bundle, but this week I thought I’d make a quick and simple card CASEd from a lovely design Claire Daly made last Christmas, using another Stampin Up deer thinlit.

Here’s Claire’s stunning card…this really has to be one of my favourite Christmas card designs of all time so I just couldn’t resist CASEing it for this week’s project. I hope you don’t mind, Claire!

I’ve adapted Claire’s design to suit the new Dashing Deer bundle as well as the gorgeous new Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape. Here’s a closer look at that stunning washi tape and the very elegant Dashing Deer thinlit that I’ve used on today’s card.

The Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape features the following colours: Cherry Cobbler, copper foil, Garden Green, gold foil, Real Red and silver foil, so you could so make many different variations of this card by simply using different coloured paper for the reindeer, background cardstock and the ribbon.

For today’s card, I decided to keep it quite traditional, cutting my deer out of sparkle glimmer paper, before adding a red rhinestone to his nose and tying a bow of real red ribbon around his neck.

The washi tape makes this card super quick and easy, but you could also adapt this design to use up strips of DSP instead. I really love this new Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape, especially the Garden Green tape with the white sprigs and the Whisper White tape with the little gold stars.

My final touch was the “Happiest Christmas Wishes” sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set, stamped in Real Red. 

Thank you so much for the inspiration, Claire!

To see what the rest of the team have made this week hop over to the lovely Claire Daly’s blog.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 16 Early Espresso

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 16 Early Espresso

Welcome to week 16 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the neutrals: Early Espresso.

Early Espresso is a colour I don’t use a lot because it is so strong, but it is perfectly suited to one of my favourite stamp set bundles from the annual catalogue, the Rooted in Nature bundle.

For my project today I didn’t use any of the framelits, I just used the stamp set, and my card was made using two other colours that work beautifully with Early Espresso: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

I was inspired to make this card after seeing a similar one on Pinterest, but I didn’t save the image and I can’t find it now to credit the original designer of the card on which I’ve based my design.

The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock onto which I’ve mounted some Early Espresso cardstock. The tree and sentiment are both from Rooted in Nature, stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, but can you guess how I stamped the Crumb Cake ink square that the tree sits inside?

It’s simply one of the Stampin’ Up! acrylic blocks dipped directly onto the Crumb Cake ink pad…I love the cool textured effect this gives to the card. This is definitely a technique I’m going to be using again!

My final touch is some linen thread wrapped around the card and tied into a bow. I deliberately didn’t add any more embellishments because I wanted to keep this card very masculine, simple and clean.

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

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwarring

Sue Madex

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

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 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 we’ll be showcasing a gorgeous bright colour: Flirty Flamingo!

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Five

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Five

Welcome to week 5 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Tonight I’ve used a bundle from the new Holiday Catalogue called “Merry Christmas to All”. This is a great text-heavy set that works really well to feature DSP or can even be used on its own. There are so many possible word combinations with the dies and the stamps in this bundle.

I’ve used this set with the gorgeous Festive Farmhouse DSP to make a set of classic masculine Christmas cards that show just some of the many combinations of words you can make by mixing up these dies and stamps.

Card one features the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla together. I love this colour combo.

Card two “Happy Holidays” is a lovely striped DSP that also has Mossy Meadow in the colour mix.

Card three “Christmas Wishes” is another stripe, this time in Mossy Meadow and Whisper White, with black text and a black bow.

Card four “Mery Christmas” is a lovely traditional Christmas check, topped with a Mossy Meadow bow.

And finally, card five is made from the negative cardstock after I die cut the Basic black cardstock…a very happy accident that reminds me how well Very Vanilla and Basic Black go together.

There are so many more lovely patterns in this DSP pack, I could have made a lot more of these cards, but I decided to just use the DSP patterns that worked better with a Very Vanilla base.

These cards were ridiculously easy to make and I really love their classic, farmhouse feel.

The final touch for my cards were simple bows made from the Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla Twine in the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine pack. I also used some of the Black 1/8″ (3.2 Mm) Cord.

To see what the rest of the AWH team have made 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. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue NOW!

Contact me if you’d like to receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.

 

 

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 15 Daffodil Delight

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 15 Daffodil Delight

Welcome to week 15 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the brights colours: Daffodil Delight.

This bright and beautiful colour was just perfect for the card I needed to make this week: a birthday card for one of my very best friends: Rachel, who I originally met at mother’s group. In a few month’s time, our boys will turn 20 and they’re still wonderful friends, as are Rachel and I.

One of the many things I love about Rachel is that she always has a vase of freshly cut flowers in her home, so I decided to make her a floral birthday card in some of her very favourite colours using the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.

I love using my marker pens to draw on top of my stamps and add extra interest and details to my background. For this card, I stamped one of the smallest stamps from the Oh So Eclectic set in Daffodil Delight and then added dots to the stamp using my Basic Black Marker.

A touch of bling was to add a strip of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon to the base of the card and a couple of gold facetted gems to the card. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Hand Delivered Hostess set, stamped in White Craft Ink onto Basic Black cardstock and heat embossed using white embossing powder.

And just because it’s spring, here’s a photo of my card under a bunch of stunning clivias which are blooming in my garden at the moment.

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

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Caroline Manwarring

Claire Daly

Sue Madex

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 shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the neutrals: Early Espresso. 

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

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.

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Four

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Four

Welcome to week 4 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Today’s a very exciting day because the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalogue is released today!

There are some stunning papers in this catalogue but for my project today I’m featuring a new Christmas Designer Series Paper that you might otherwise overlook because it is not in the Holiday Catalogue.

This paper is called the Dashing Along DSP, and it’s a free paper that you can earn when you host a party. Here are the details.

And here’s my card featuring all of the lovely Dashing Along DSP.

Punches are a quick and easy way to create cards, and today I’ve used the Tailored Tag punch to make a card that shows you all of the patterns in the Dashing Along DSP.

The colours in the DSP are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White, so I mounted my punched out DSP onto some Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and them onto a Whisper White card base.

The sentiment in the middle of the card is stamped in Cherry Cobbler from a fabulous new stamp set called Merry Christmas to all. It even comes with a matching set of dies.

The final touch for my card is a simple bow made from the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine. You also get a roll of Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla Twine in this pack.

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

To purchase any of the products I used in this project from the annual catalogue you can shop with me here. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue NOW!

Contact me if you’d like to receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.

 

 

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 14 Crushed Curry

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 14 Crushed Curry

Welcome to week 14 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the regals colours: Crushed Curry.

I love this vibrant, rich yellow so much, I painted the front door of my home in a shade of paint very close to Crushed Curry, which is why I think this colour makes me feel happy.

So it really was an absolute no-brainer which stamp set I would use to showcase this gorgeous colour. The “At Home With You” stamp set with its matching At Home Framelits is one of my all-time favourite Stampin’ Up! bundles.

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I know from first-hand experience that Crushed Curry looks amazing with black and white (as well as all different shades of grey) because these are the colours of my home! So my design for my card this week was inspired by the colours of the entrance porch to my home.

Wouldn’t it be lovely if the entrance to my house actually looked like this all the time?

Sadly, as I live with 3 surfers (who all play soccer) and a large dog, it is more of a jumble of wetsuits, surfboards, soccer boots, wet towels and yet more wetsuits…my front door only ever looks like this when we are having people over at Christmas time!!!! 

And no, I’m not going to spoil my blog with an actual photo of my front door as it looks today (and 364 days of the year!). Instead, let’s take a closer look at the gorgeous little details in this stamp set that really make this card.

I coloured in the flowers in the flower pots with my Crushed Curry and Old Olive markers, then I used my Light Smoky Slate Blender Pen to shade the flower pot. The Crushed Curry and Old Olive markers and Light Smoky Slate Blender Pen were also used to colour the lantern and I couldn’t resist using a little gold foil bow (from the forthcoming Farmhouse Framelits dies in the Holiday Catalogue) to add that final touch of bling. The doorknob is made by using the smallest gold metallic brad.

The grates above the door add architectural interest (these grates are on my home but not above the front door) and I created my grates using a die that is actually designed to cut out the glass panels on the front door.

Although we have actually rendered over the bricks in our house I couldn’t resist using my embossing paste and the brick stencil to add a touch of texture to my card. I coloured the paste with some Smoky Slate re-inker, even though I’ve used Gray Granite cardstock for my wall. I really like how these two neutral colours look together.

How cute are the “welcome” mat and the “I feel at home when I’m with you” sentiment? It would make me so very happy to receive a card from someone when these words on it.

And this colour combination certainly makes me feel right at home.

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

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Sue Madex

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 shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing another lovely yellow, one of the brights: Daffodil Delight. We hope you can hop along with us all then!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Three

AWH Heart of Christmas Week Three

Welcome to week 3 of the Art With Heart “Heart Of Christmas” blog hop.

Stampin’ Up!’s Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack make it so quick and easy to create professional-looking Christmas cards…in fact, it is so easy I’m almost embarrassed to claim creative credit for these cards.

Luckily, I did a little creative cutting and embellishing to make these cards my own design, but even so, I still managed to make 6 cards in less than 30 minutes!

And as if Stampin’ Up haven’t made it easy enough already with 50 pre-printed cards suitable for both scrapbooking and card making, this year they’ve also released the co-ordinating Santa’s Workshop Memories & More 20 cards in two sizes (with matching envelopes) in Poppy Parade, which I’ve used to make my cards this week.

How gorgeous do the colours Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana look together? For my first card below, I used one of the smaller Memories & More cards as the background and then chopped up the frosted glittery “ho ho ho” from one of the larger Memories & More cards to mount on top. Silver and white bakers twine complete the card.

My next 2 cards use a Coastal Cabana background card and the same card on top. I used my largest Stampin’ Up! punch to punch the word joy out of the Memories & More card and mounted it onto the card on the right, then flipped over the card and used the reverse side and negative image for the card on the left, embellished with some Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes and stickers from the Memories & More card pack.

For my “Merry Christmas” card below I used my Pretty Label punch to punch out a red and white spotted memories & more card as an extra layer under the “Merry Christmas” sticker, then I added two holly stickers and some red rhinestone jewels. The top card also features a dotty card to which I added further dots, using white Santa’s Workshop enamel shapes to embellish the green bow.

And finally, how cute is this “Merry and Bright” Memories & More card? All it needed was a couple of red rhinestone jewels and a bow of Coastal Cabana ribbon to add a little extra bling.

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

To purchase any of the products I used in this project from the annual catalogue you can shop with me here. 

You can order the new products from the holiday catalogue from September 5, or if you join as a demonstrator you can order them now…contact me if you’d like to find out more or receive a free copy of the holiday catalogue.

 

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 13 Crumb Cake

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 13 Crumb Cake

Welcome to week 13 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the neutrals: Crumb Cake.

I probably use Crumb Cake more than any other colour (apart from Whisper White) because I find it such a perfect neutral to use with absolutely any colour. But for this week’s project, I decided to use it with white and black to showcase the crumb cake on its own, without any other colour dominating it.

I love the vintage/shabby chic effect you can get when you use this combination of colours, but it’s a style I don’t usually create with, so I had a lot of fun making my cards this week. 

The stamp sets and coordinating dies are the Best Birds stamp set, Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, and the Botanical bliss bundle.

My first card is a happy birthday card, featuring the largest bird from Best Birds stamp set. I’ve coloured its tummy in with the light Crumb Cake marker.

Like the other two cards, I’ve attached the sentiment onto a strip of burlap ribbon, tied on with some linen thread. The sentiments for all three cards come from the Botanical Bliss stamp set…I just love this font. The Crumb Cake die cut pieces on top of each card are cut with these co-ordinating dies.

My second card is an “Especially for You” card, and it features some of the gorgeous Tropical Chic embellishments.

My third card is my “Best Wishes” card and features the little bird from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, cut out of the stunning Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, as well as the gold facetted gems in the centre of the flowers, and one tiny little Rhinestone Basic Jewel, coloured in with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Up! blend.

For all three cards, I created my own patterned paper background, made by stamping images from both stamp sets in Crumb Cake and Basic Black onto Whisper White card stock, mounted onto Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with a Crumb Cake card stock base.

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

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Leanne Mitchell

Rachel Woollard

Sue Madex

Andrea Roberts

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 shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the regals: Crushed Curry. 

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

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.

AWH Blog hop: Coloured In Images

AWH Blog hop: Coloured In Images

 
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring stamp sets that you can colour in. We hope our blog hop inspires you to pick up some Stampin’ Write markers, watercolour pencils, Stampin’ Blends or another form of colouring medium and colour in with your stamps.
 
Don’t forget to contact any of the ladies on the blog hop to order any products, especially these limited edition Colour Your Season products (pictured below), only available until the end of August, or until supplies last. 
 
My project tonight uses the new watercolour pencils. Here’s a close up of these gorgeous high-quality pencils, available in 10 new colours: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Night of Navy.
 
These pencils are so easy to use and combined with the blender pen they give the most beautiful watercolour effect. 
 
I’ve chosen a stamp set that allows me to showcase all of these gorgeous new watercolour pencils: it’s a hostess set called Hand Delivered. 
You could colour these images in with your Stampin’ Markers, ink from your ink pads using an aqua painter as your brush, and Stampin’ Blends, or, as I have done on my card below, you can use watercolour pencils and blender pens.
 
 
This colouring-in technique is so incredibly easy. You simply stamp your image in black ink and then colour in with your watercolour pencils, working from the outside in. The trick to getting dimension is to leave some white space in the middle of each balloon (where the light would reflect) and then use your blender pen to smooth out any pencil lines, being careful to keep the centre of each balloon white.
 
Here’s a close-up of the balloons…don’t they look so shiny and realistic?
 
Once I’d finished colouring in, I fussy cut my balloon lady out (using my paper snips) and mounted her onto the DSP with mini dimensionals, layered over a base of Night of Navy cardstock (to match her skirt) and a Whisper White card base.
 
My balloon lady reminds me of a Royal Doulton figurine my grandmother had…I think it was called the Balloon Seller? I loved looking at that figurine.
 
 
The final touch is the “Happy Birthday” stamp, which I punched out using my classic label punch.
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.
 
 
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