Art With Heart Blog Hop: 2019 sale-a-bration

Art With Heart Blog Hop: 2019 sale-a-bration

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects using products available for FREE when you make a minimum purchase during sale-a-bration. For every $90 (AUD) you spend before postage, you can choose FREE products from the brochure.

If you spend $90, you get one free level 1 product. If you spend $180, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items. If you spend $270, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 items.     

The sale-a-bration promotion is current now until March 31st. Be sure to request your copy of the brochure today if you don’t already have one. Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team – just ask any of the girls on the blog hop for more details!

There are so many lovely products in this sale-a-bration promotion it was hard to choose just one product.

In the end I decided to use the Painted Seasons bundle to make four cards with matching lined envelopes.


I made four cards to show all the sheets of DSP and to use every dynamic stamp, as well as the all of the dies. Here they all are with their matching envelopes.

My favourite card is the winter card, featuring this stunning pinecone Dynamic stamp.

My next favourite card is the spring card, featuring the beautiful poppy stamp.

Next up are the stunning summer succulents…

…and finally, the autumnal card.

I used the notecards with matching envelopes to make this set of four cards, hand cutting the reverse of the DSP to line the envelope flaps.

The happy birthday sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set in the ocassions catalogue and a bow of linen thread finishes off the four cards.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Sue Madex.    

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

Sue Madex

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Caroline Manwaring

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Judy May

Catherine Proctor (you are here)

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 37 Pineapple Punch

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 37 Pineapple Punch

Welcome to week 37 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is one of the 2018-20 in colours: Pineapple Punch.

As much as I adore yellow used as an accent colour with black, white or grey I decided to go with a more vibrant colour combination this week by using the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack and the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.

I love the look of Pineapple Punch with Night of Navy, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral and Lovely Lipstick.

The Memories & More Card Pack makes card making so easy I ended up making 4 cards this week. There was no stamping, die-cutting or punch involved…all I needed to make these cards was adhesive, paper snips and embellishments.

My first card uses one of the Marimekko inspired florals. I added a strip of vellum to soften the colour topped with a long white sticker from the Memories & More Card Pack. I embellished the white sticker with some of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, and the “best wishes” sentiment sticker mounted onto a scrap of Pineapple Punch cardstock. The finishing touch was a flower fussy cut from the same Memories & More Card Pack and a Night of Navy twine bow.

Cards two and three use the smaller sized Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, Pineapple Punch ribbon, stickers, Night of Navy twine and Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

My final card uses the big Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, vellum, Pineapple Punch ribbon and Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots. The sentiment is cut from one of the Memories & More Cards and then mounted onto the reverse side of that card.

This colour combination is so bright and happy…great for men as well as women. And I just love the matching envelopes with their striped flaps!

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

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Sue Madex

Dianne Furniss

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing one of my favourite subtles: Pool Party. We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 39 Poppy Parade

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 39 Poppy Parade

Welcome to week 39 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a returning bright: Poppy Parade.

Last weekend I needed to make a very large card for a friend from my mother’s group. Our eldest children were born on the very same day and they turn 21 this year!!! My friend turns 50 today and we celebrated with a girl’s night out for 16 people. We all put in for a group present so there needed to be lots of room on the card for everyone to write a message.

Red is her favourite colour so I made the base of my card by simply scoring a piece of A4 Poppy Parade cardstock in half. I added a layer of Whisper White and then used my large letter dies to cut out “happy birthday” from the stunning Painted Seasons floral DSP. I mounted my letters onto the front of my card with the foam adhesive strips…they really make the letters pop!

Then I stamped some flowers and leaves in the coordinating colours and die cut them out using the Painted Seasons stamp set and the matching Four Seasons framelits.

I also made the birthday cake for dessert for my friend because she is gluten-free. Every time I make this cake I get so many requests for the recipe I thought I might share it here too.

It is so simple to make, not too sweet and very moist. I think Claudia Roden created this recipe but I have also seen Stephanie Alexander and Nigella Lawson make it. My variation is to ice it with a dark chocolate ganache, which is the perfect counterpoint for the orange cake.

Flourless Orange Almond Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 navel oranges
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 250gm almond meal
  • 2 blocks of dark Lindt chocolate
  • 2 tbsp cream

Method

  • Cover the oranges with water in a saucepan and boil for 1-2 hrs or until soft.
  • Remove from water and let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a springform pan.
  • Leaving the skin on, roughly chop oranges into chunks and blend in a food processor until smooth.
  • Add eggs, sugar, almond meal and baking powder to a food processor and blitz to combine. the mixture will be quite runny.
  • Pour into your lined springform tin and bake for about 1 hour or until a skewer comes out cleanly and cake starts to come away from the sides.
  • Let cool for a few minutes and then gently release cake from the tin.
  • Once the cake has totally cooled, melt chocolate and cream together and combine to make a glassy ganache. Spread over cake, decorate and enjoy!

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

Claire Daly

Rachel Palmiri

Michelle Taylor

Kate Morgan

Tania Johnson

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing one of the 2018-20 in colours Powder Pink! We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 38 Pool  Party

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 38 Pool Party

Welcome to week 38 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is one one of my favourite subtles: Pool Party.

To be honest, the timing of this colour couldn’t be better as it was my husband’s birthday on the weekend and I need to make him a surf related birthday card. Well, it was either going to be a surf, single malt whiskey, craft beer or a yoga-themed card…but surf really is his greatest passion.

Which left me with 2 problems… One, we had family stay the whole weekend so I only had a 30 minute window to make the card, and two, I don’t own any current Stampin’ Up! supplies that are surf-related!

So before I show you my card, just remember that it was definitely a case of “the thought that counts this week”. The card is rushed and far from perfect … but my hubby did love his card and that’s the most important thing to me.

I had to get creative very quickly so I used three different products to achieve my surf theme. The wonderful “waterfront” stamp set is so versatile for any natural scene you want to create. I used it to evoke a sense of Fiji, which is where Pete and Sam (my eldest son) went on a boy’s surfing trip together last year.

For the sentiment on the front, I used the “make a difference” stamp set. I love alphabet stamp sets because they allow you to make any sentiment or message you need for a card.

Finally, can you guess what I used to make my surfboards?

Believe it or not, the Christmas Bulb Builder punch was just perfect for what I needed.

It’s not quite the shape of the surfboard Pete uses to surf his usual break at South Curl Curl, however, our birthday present to him this year was a shorter rounder soft board called a pocket softboard, which is designed for surfing a different kind of break in the corner of Shelly Beach.

When I trimmed off the bottom of the bulb punch I realised it was the perfect shape for his new board.

I felt the tropical escape DSP would look great as my mini surfboards, which inspired me to introduce a colour I wouldn’t normally pair with Pool Party…Shaded Spruce. But I really like the framing effect and contrast it gives to the softer, watery palette of my watercoloured surfing scene.

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

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Dianne Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Michelle Taylor

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing a returning bright: Poppy Parade! We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 36 Petal Pink

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 36 Petal Pink

Welcome to week 36 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is another one from the subtles family: Petal Pink.

At first glance Petal Pink, Powder Pink and Blushing Bride all look very similar but when you line them up side by side Petal Pink has a lot more orange in it, which is why it makes such a great skin tone.

Petal Pink was the perfect colour for me to use for this gorgeous little bunny from the new Fable Friends stamp set. Although this staamp is reminiscent of Peter Rabbit with his little blue jacket I decided to mix it up and create a soft grey female bunny with a petal pink jacket.

After stamping the image, I coloured the bunny in with Smoky Slate and Petal Pink blender pens, die cut it out with the largest oval from the stitched framelits die set and made a fun fold card…although I’m not sure what this type of fold is actually called!

The beautiful DSP is from two sets: the striped paper and the spotted paper inside the card are from the Subtles Designer Series Paper, however the larger dotted paper on the outside of the card is from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.

In addition to the rabbit from Fable Friends, I used two stamps from the Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set: the “I adore you” sentiment and the dots I’ve stamped in Petal Pink down the right hand side of the card.

The final touch is a bow made from the new Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon.

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

Michelle Taylor

Kate Morgan

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing another 2018-20 in colour: Pineapple Punch. We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 35 Pear Pizzazz

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 35 Pear Pizzazz

Welcome to week 35 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is from the subtles family: Pear Pizzazz.

Pear Pizzazz is yet another colour I have not paid enough attention to and certainly not used enough!

However, the colour combination in the stunning Floral Romance DSP pack really caught my eye (Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Pear Pizzaz) and so I decided to use it for my card this week.

I started with a Memories and More Card onto which I mounted the soft wood grain patterned DSP in Sahara Sand. You can see this lovely neutral background more clearly on my card below.

I then used two of the long thin Stitched Rectangle Framelits to cut out a rectangle of Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White. The congratulations sentiment comes from the Ballon Celebration stamp set…I love the long thin elegance of this font.

The gorgeous clusters of flowers and leaves I simply fussy cut using my paper snips from a sheet of the patterned vellum. To further add texture and dimension I used my bone folder to curl the leaves up.

I arranged the leaves and flower around the sentiment and adhered them using glue dots. A small bow of Old Olive sheer ribbon adds even more dimension.

The remaining leaves and flowers I used to decorate the flap of the envelope as well as inside the card. The “you are amazing” sentiment inside the card comes from the Amazing Life stamp set.

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

Rachel Woollard

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Michele Taylor

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing another member of the subtles family: Petal Pink. We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 34 Pacific Point

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 34 Pacific Point

Welcome to week 34 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is from the bright’s family: Pacific Point.

This is such a vibrant, beautiful blue…but I have to admit I rarely use it because Night of Navy is such a favourite of mine. But after using it this week (along with Bermuda Bay, Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White) to make these beautiful butterflies I think it’s a colour I’ll be using a lot more from now on.

If you look closely at the photo above you’ll see the new butterfly punch, watercolour pencils in Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay…

…and sorry (but not really sorry) the stitched rectangle framelits yet again!

For my first card, I stamped in Stazon ink onto watercolour paper, then simply coloured the edges of my butterflies with the Pacific Point watercolour pencil and used the blender pen to blend the blue in, leaving some white space towards the centre of the butterfly.

After punching the butterflies out I stamped the body of the butterfly and attached it with glue dots to whisper white card stock. The antenna was stamped after the butterfly was attached.

For all three cards, I mounted the whisper white card stock onto some Soft Sea Foam card stock before mounting onto a rectangle of Pacific Point and then onto a Memories and More small card that comes with its own envelope.

I find most of the blues and greens usually work really well together.

My other two cards are horizontal, using two of the other butterfly stamps in the Butterfly Gala stamp set. I used both watercolour pencils in Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay, blending again with the blender pan.

I also played around with the positioning of the sentiment and the butterflies for my third card.

I love this stamp set because it is so easy to colour in different ways. You can stamp the colour using the stamps provided, use your markers, your blends, your watercolour pencils, or even lift the ink direct from your ink pad to colour the butterflies in.

And butterflies look incredible in any colour combination, thery are just so beautiful!

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

Kate Morgan

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Michelle Taylor

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing a member of the subtles family: Pear Pizazz. We hope you can hop alomng with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 33 Old Olive

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 33 Old Olive

Welcome to week 33 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is probably my go-to green: Old Olive.

I just can’t seem to stop using these stitched rectangle framelits at the moment…I think I have an addiction!! I’ve just counted and realised I’ve used 5 different sizes in my card below.

The stamp set is so stunning and its one of the host sets from the annual catalogue, called Very Vintage, I love this set because it has 5 great sentiments in different fonts, a stamp that matches the Darling Label punch, the cutest little bee stamp and the stunning floral stamp I’ve used on my card today!

The colour combination is so simple…Old olive and Very Vanilla. My default neutral is always Whisper White but Very Vanilla works better for shabby chic/vintage style designs and Old Olive looks great with either colour.

If you take a close look at my photos you’ll be able to see the adhesive strips I’ve used to lift up my frame and the happy birthday sentiment. The frame is so easy to make with the stitched rectangles because the stitching is on both sides of the die.

And take a closer look at the lovely Old Olive linen thread!

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

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

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 any of the Stampin Up! catalogues or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

We will be back again next week showcasing a member of the brights family: Pacific Point.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 32 Night of Navy

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 32 Night of Navy

Welcome to week 32 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is one of my very favourite neutrals: Night of Navy.

For my card today I’ve made my own DSP using a brand new stamp set called Bloom by Bloom. I used this stamp set last week too for Mossy Meadow and I love how different this looks stamped in different colours.

I’ve also used Balmy Blue, Pacific Point and Blueberry Bushel…and, of course, the gorgeous new stitched rectangle framelits.

The gorgeous balmy blue ribbon is a free SALE-a-bration item you can choose when you spend $90 or more in any one order placed before March 31. The free pack includes 4 other colours, it’s such gorgeous ribbon.

I love Night of Navy so much I actually made 2 cards today. My second card uses the darling Little Elephan bundle.

I just used a touch of navy on this card…it’s such a great neutral it works with virtually any colour!

My elephant card is an expamle of #simplestamping (a card made with just ink and paper and maybe a punch). The #simplestamping theme for January is hearts/love and what a gorgoeus sentiment this is.

Now that I’ve made two cards, I’m not sure which one I prefer. Either way, I know they’ll both get put to good use.

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

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Caroline Manwaring

Michelle Taylor

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 week showcasing a versatile and stunning regal: Old Olive. We hope you can hop along with us then.

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.