Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 41 Pumpkin Pie

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 41 Pumpkin Pie

Welcome to week 41 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a regal colour: Pumpkin Pie.

This is a colour I rarely use or wear – so it did prove a bit of a challenge until I saw this stunning rug!

I looked at colour combinations within the regal family but decided I wanted a bluer green to go with the orange so I settled on the following colour combination: Pumpkin Pie, Real Real red (both regals) and Coastal Cabana (from the brights family).

Last week I created a background by stamping all over the powder pink cardstock with powder pink ink – such a simple and effective technique – so this week I did a similar technique, this time stamping in black a variety of floral images onto my three different coloured cardstocks.

I then die cut two rectangles in each of the three colours using my rectangle stitched framelits

I like how this technique lets the vibrant colours of the cardstock shine through, whilst also adding a subtle touch of floral elegance.

Because there are no embellishments on this card (and I was so very tempted to add a bow of linen thread!!!!!) I added dimension by mounting all of my rectangles to the card base using adhesive foam strips.

The stamp sets I used were the botanical bliss stamp set and the pressed flowers stamp set, both from the annual catalogue.

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

Kate Morgan

Vicki Boucher

Diane Furniss

Tania Johnson

Rachel Woolard

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Michelle Taylor

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 one of the regal colours Real Red! We hope you can along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 40 Powder Pink

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 40 Powder Pink

Welcome to week 40 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a 2017-19 in colour: Powder Pink, which retires at the end of May.

I was quite amazed when I looked at the Designer Series Paper to see which ones contained Powder Pink and I discovered nearly every single range used Petal Pink instead. So I decided instead to CASE a card from the Occasions catalogue that features the “All that you are.” I based my design on the card on the left in the picture below.

What I loved about this card was the background created by stamping all over the powder pink cardstock with powder pink ink. Its such a simple and effective technique and in both my card and the one I CASED the background is softened with a layer of vellum.

The lovely deep pink that co-ordinates with the powder pink is flirty flamingo and I die cut my leaves and foliage from old olive and crumb cake card stock using the co-ordinating frosted bouquet framelits.

The sentiment is also from the “All that you are” stamp set, stamped in crumb cake and then die cut using a die from the frosted bouquet framelits.

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

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Rachel Woollard

Vicki Boucher

Dianne Furniss

Michelle Taylor

Tina Gillespie

Tania Johnson

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 regal colours Pumpkin Pie! 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 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.