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.

Heart of Christmas Week 9

Heart of Christmas Week 9

Welcome to week nine of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

My cards this week feature two of my favourite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalogue: Itty Bitty Christmas and Snowfront. It’s amazing how the same stamp sets can give totally different looks just by using different inks and layouts.

Let’s take a closer look at the blue card first. The colours of this card were inspired by a card made by an overseas Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, but I’ve changed the layout to make it my own.

This monochrome scene is easy to create. I started by using my sponge dauber to add some darker shades of blue to the top of my card.

Here’s how it looks at the start.

I then stamped my scene using stamps from the Snowfront stamped in Night of Navy, basically making it up as I went. Some lighter shades of blue were gently applied to the rest of the scene using another sponge dauber.

To give the card the look of watercolour silk I used my aqua painter to flick water all over it before adhering it to a white card base and adding a sentiment from the fabulous Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.

The Snowfont stamp set is so much fun to play with! For card two I randomly stamped a background scene to create my own DSP (again inspired by another Stampin’ Up! demo).

I then embossed it both vertically and horizontally using the subtles embossing folder – what a great effect this gives to the image.

How cute is the “Happy Christmas” sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas, die cut out with the nested labels dies?

I’ll certainly be making a lot more cards using both these versatile stamp sets. Which card is your favourite?

The lovely Claire Daly is back hosting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Claire’s page here.

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

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Heart of Christmas Week 8

Heart of Christmas Week 8

Welcome to week eight of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

This week I’m so excited because I got to play with 3 new products.

Stampin’ Up! have a new trimmer (only available to demonstrators at this stage) and I received mine yesterday. Here’s a sneak peek. I’ll let you know as soon as it becomes available to customers.

The second new product I used was the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks from page 35 of the Holiday catalogue. These masks are only $10 for a set of 4 and they are super versatile. You can use them with embossing paste or as a stencil, like I have today. Here’s a closer look at the 4 patterns you get in the pack.

The third new product I played with was the Snowball Accents puff paint – boy it is fun to play with. It kind of looks like PVA glue when you apply it and then once you heat it with your heat tool it puffs up like magic! As you can see on my card below, I went a bit berserk with it, but how much dimension does it add to my card!

I created my trees by sponging Gray Granite onto Whisper White card stock, using the tree mask. I love the simple graphic linocut effect this gives my card.

Texture and dimension was added with the Snowball Accents puff paint and red Rhinestones, before I adhered Real Red card stock deer die cut using the Detailed Deer thinlits and my “Happy Holidays” sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set.

The lovely Tina Gillespie is hosting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Tina’s page here.

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

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Heart of Christmas Week 7

Heart of Christmas Week 7

Welcome to week seven of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

This week has been hectic at our place with my latest book going to print (code for lots of last minute corrections and working all weekend!), training a new writer at my work and then my youngest son graduating school…did I really just type that sentence????

So what does all of this have to do with my card tonight? Well, it means I only had a very brief window to design, make, photograph and watermark my card before blogging about it. So this week I reached for the tools that make card making super easy and super fast: punches and embossing folders!

The three baubles were punched out using the Gleaming Ornaments punches after I stamped them in Momento Ink using stamps from the co-ordinating Christmas Gleaming stamp set.

Can you guess what coloured Stampin’ Up! blends I used to colour my ornaments? I stepped right outside of my comfort zone and went with an assortment of pinks: Flirty flamingo (dark and light) and the light Lovely Lipstick blender pen.

The “Merry Christmas” sentiment was stamped in Crumb Cake using a stamp from the same stamp set: Christmas Gleaming.

My card this week is finished off with a bows of linen thread and some Melon Mambo rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

This card was so quick and easy to make and I really love how the woodland embossing folder on the base layer adds so much dimension and texture while also allowing me to make a very clean and simple card.

The lovely Claire Daly is hosting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Claire’s page here.

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

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart September Blog Hop: Designer Series Paper

Art With Heart September Blog Hop: Designer Series Paper

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing amazing projects featuring Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, most of which is in the current promotions where you can buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and receive a pack for free! Only available until the 30th of September.

Sometimes I’m reluctant to use Design Series Paper in my card making because it’s just so beautiful I don’t want to cover it. So my solution for my cards tonight is to frame the paper instead!

I’ve used my favourite Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue: Bird Ballad DSP.

You can take a closer look at this stunning paper in this short video below.

I made the same sized frame for all four cards, using two of the rectangle stitched dies. Each card features a different piece of DSP from this set, mounted onto a rectangle of Pool Party card stock. Foam adhesive strips made it easy to lift the frames above the image, giving the effect of a picture frame.

In card one I used mini dimensionals to pop up some fussy cut images from the DSP and finished the card off with a bow of linen thread and a pool party rhinestone from the the Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels.

In card two I simply used more of the dimensionals from the Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels – this time in cherry cobbler – to add a bit of bling to the flowers.

Cards three and four have the stamped “thank you” from the co-ordinating Free as a Bird stamp set, die cut out with the smallest oval in the stitched shapes framelits.

All these photos were taken outside in my garden today – it is spring here and my garden is full of birds and blooming with colour. Because the DSP for card four was more of a background pattern I fussy cut a couple of the birds and adhered them to the edges of the frame for some visual interest and dimension.

Here’s another shot of my stunning clivia!

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

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

Christina Barnes

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor

Caroline Manwaring

Sujatha Harding

Heart of Christmas Week 5

Heart of Christmas Week 5

Welcome to week five of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

This week I’ve decided to challenge myself to use three different embossing folders to create my Christmas cards. I often to forget to use my folders because I’m so focussed on DSP, stamps and dies, which is really silly because embossing folders are so quick and easy to use.

With so many beautiful designs to chose from, can you guess which three I chose?

For my first card I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, which can be used either way up.

The wreath is made using a combination of dies from the Frosted Bouquet Dies and the Beautiful Boughs Dies.

How cute is that sentiment? It’s from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set – I’m so glad I got this set. It has been die cut with the stunning frame from the Beautiful Boughs Dies.

Card two continues the red and white theme, this time with the Woodland Embossing folder. Those branches were just crying out for some little birds – you might have overlooked these, they are in the Well Written die set.

The two baubles were punched out using the Gleaming Ornaments punches and then stamped with a stamp from the coordinatiing Christmas Gleaming stamp set.

To split the sentiment in half you can cut your stamp with scissors or do what I did and mask one side of your stamp with washi tape before inking up. Before you stamp, remove the washi tape and then stamp your image. Mask up the other side of your stamp with washi tape, ink your stamp, remove the washi and then stamp the other bauble.

My final card uses the Scripty 3D embossing folder, topped with a sentiment from the Peaceful Boughs stamp set, die cut with the largest frame from the Beautiful Boughs Die set.

Here’s a close up of this gorgeous frame and the boughs I’ve die cut with the Peaceful Boughs Dies set. Can you see the lovely script effect this embossing folder gives?

All my cards this week are finished off with a bow (or two) of linen thread and some red rhinestones.

These cards were quick and easy to make and I really love how the embossing folders add so much dimension and texture while also allowing me to make very clean and simple cards.

I will definitely be reaching for my embossing folders more often!

The lovely Claire Daly is hosting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Claire’s page here.

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

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Heart of Christmas Week 3

Heart of Christmas Week 3

Welcome to week three of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop! The brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue is live on the website as of today full of wonderful products to get your creative juices flowing.

My cards tonight were inspired by a card created by a Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Candace Chisholm, but I’ve tweaked the design to suit the materials I had on hand. Just like Candace’s cards, however, I have based my design on a simple and easy concept using the Seasonal Wreath embossing folder.

One card pairs Whisper White and Silver together, with the other card pairing Very Vanilla and gold. For both cards, the centre sentiment is stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with either silver or gold embossing powder.

You might miss this stamp when you look through the Holiday Catalogue because it is part of a medley called Most Wonderful Time Medley. Here’s what you get in the Medley.

Did you notice the roll of gold tinsel and the little gold star elements? They decorate my Very Vanilla wreath card, along with a jingle bell embellishment (you get 24 jingle bells in Cherry Cobbler, gold, Shaded Spruce).

My silver card is embellished with Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a double bow in silver thread and Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

The lovely Judy May is hosting our Heart of Christmas blog hop this week – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Judy’s page here.

I’ll be back tomorrow night with another Christmas blog hop. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart August Blog Hop: Christmas

Art With Heart August Blog Hop: Christmas

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative Christmas projects, many featuring products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue which starts on the 4th of September.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 Annual catalogue or the new Holiday catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

I have to admit I have a thing about stamp sets that feature buildings. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved floorpans, dolls houses, miniature models…I probably should have studied architecture. So as soon as I saw the “From Our Home to Yours” stamp set I just knew I had to have it!

This set has 33 photopolymer stamps and it stamps the images very crisply and clearly. It can be used for many other occasions apart from Christmas and it works with so many different colours.

It’s good value for money, versatile, easy to use…oh, and did I mention just how adorable the little houses are?

My colour scheme for my cards tonight kind of evolved as my cards did. I was only going to make one card but ended up making three!

I began stamping on my first card with the colours of my own home: a soft light grey on the walls (Smoky Slate), with a dark grey/black roof (Basic Gray), white windows and a bright yellow (Crushed Curry) front door to greet my friends and family.

I fussy cut my little house out and attached it with dimensionals to my card before stamping the smoke coming out of the chimney and the little pine trees in Mossy Meadow.

Cards two and three are variations on the same theme using different colours for the houses and different house stamps from the stamp set.

For all three cards I stamped two of the sentiments (Merry and Christmas) across the bottom of the card in either Merry Merlot or Mossy Meadow. I was inspired to do this after seeing the gorgeous new Classic Weave ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue. Here’s a sneak peek of it…

Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels in Cherry Cobbler top my pine trees in card one.

Rhinestone Basic Jewels (from the annual catalogue) add some sparkle to my snow in card two…and cover a mistake!!

Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels in Pumpkin Pie add the final touch of bling to my Smoky Slate trees in card three.

I nearly missed these rhinestones in the catalogue as they are hidden right at the back at the bottom of a page, but I’m so glad I saw them because they come in such beautiful colours.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Vicki Boucher. I can’t wait to see what Vicki’s created for us tonight.           

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

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Sujatha Harding

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor (YOU ARE HERE)

Heart of Christmas Week 2

Heart of Christmas Week 2

Welcome to week two of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

This time next week you will be able to view and order from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue but until then I can’t show the inside of the catalogue.

So to get you excited about what’s to come, tonight I’ve made four cards inspired by two samples in the brand new Holiday Catalogue.

The Toile Tidings Suite is what I’d call a mega suite because it has two stamp sets, two sets of coordinating dies, stunning DSP, matching wrapping paper, two different ribbons and the cutest ever glitter enamel dots.

The colours in this suite are Very Vanilla, Real Red and Garden Green. This suite is classic and monochromatic…I just had to buy the lot.

The card bases were super easy to make using a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock (8×4 inches) folded in half. I stamped the Christmas Wishes sentiment from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set using Versamark ink onto Garden Green and Real Red card stock, heat embossed with white embossing powder and then die cut them out using the Christmas Cardinal dies.

For my Red Christmas Wishes card I chose the DSP with the images of the skaters (so cute!) and used the All-around Wreath Dies to cut a clear vellum wreath to go behind the sentiment. The finishing touch is a triple bow of linen thread, topped with one of the Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots.

I used the same patterned DSP in Garden Green for my second card, this time die cutting my wreath from the Perennial Essence Old Olive vellum DSP in the Annual Catalogue. The Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots in green are used to accent the wreath.

My third card uses the botanical pattern from the Toile Tidings DSP in Real Red. Leaves and branches were cut from Real Red Glimmer paper using the Christmas Cardinal Dies to pick up the botanical accents in the DSP.

The final card uses the same DSP pattern but in Garden Green this time. I cut the leaves and branches from Sparkle Glimmer paper and from the Perennial Essence Old Olive vellum DSP. The Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel dots in Garden Green add a touch of sparkle and dimension.

The lovely Claire Daly is hosting our weekly Heart of Christmas blog hop – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Claire’s page here.

I’ll be back tomorrow night with another Christmas blog hop. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Heart of Christmas Week 1

Heart of Christmas Week 1

Welcome to the first week of the 2019 Heart of Christmas blog hop!

Around this time every year the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! team begin our annual weekly blog hop, featuring the Christmas products in both the Annual Catalogue and the brand new forthcoming Holiday Catalogue, my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE!!!! catalogue of the year.

You will be able to view and order from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue from the 4th September, but in the meantime here’s a peek at the cover.

One of the first products to catch my eye in the brand new Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue is a suite called the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

I love the beautiful blues and greens of the Brightly Gleaming DSP, the Star Designer Elements, the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder but most of all I love that the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set has not just one, but two coordinating punches!

There are so many projects I’m planning to make with these punches but this week I decided to CASE a project I saw another demonstrator CASE from the cover of the 2012 Stampin’ Up! holiday catalogue. Isn’t this ornament simply gorgeous?

The other Stampin’Up! demonstrator used the Gleaming Ornaments punch to make this ornament by firstly stamping and then punching out the images, but I decided to make things even simpler by simply punching out my shapes from the Brightly Gleaming DSP.

Firstly I punched out 20 of the larger punch ornaments using the Night of Navy and Copper paper from the Brightly Gleaming DSP. The geometric design of this DSP made it very easy to score down the centre of 15 of the ornaments before using multipurpose liquid glue to glue them together.

I simply glued 3 of the scored ornaments together before adhering these to one of the unscored ornaments. Repeat 4 times.

Follow the same steps, this time punching out 20 smaller ornaments from a different coloured DSP, and score and glue together.

Punch a 2 inch circle out of Night of Navy cardstock and place a glue dot in the middle. Use your glue dot to position the larger shapes evenly around the circle and adhere the shapes to the with multipurpose liquid glue

Then glue the smaller shapes between the larger ornament shapes.

Tie two bows with the copper trim ribbon and then use your fingers to tease the ribbon out. Adhere these bows to the centre of your ornament using glue dots and then top with a copper star designer element.

To finish off the reverse side die cut a snowflake from copper foil using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies and adhere to the middle of the Night of Navy circle with multipurpose liquid glue.

So you can hang your ornament, add a loop of copper trim ribbon to the back as well and adhere using glue dots. Use another copper star designer element to hide the ends of the copper trim ribbon and then hang from a tree!

The lovely Claire Daly is hosting our weekly Heart of Christmas blog hop – to see what the rest of the team have made this week you can visit Claire’s page here.

I’ll be back next week with two more Christmas blog hops. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the brand new 2019 Stampin Up! Holiday Catalogue, the 2019-20 Stampin Up! annual catalogue or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart July Blog Hop: Simple Stamping

Art With Heart July Blog Hop: Simple Stamping

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink.

It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! ink, paper and card stock coordinates perfectly.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

My cards all feature the stunning Silhouette Scenes stamp stamped on a range of Designer Series Papers. I love how the DSP does all the heavy lifting for me, creating instant backgrounds to match the stamp and the sentiment.

The “together is the perfect place to be” card was inspired by this style of gorgeous photo. The long exposure of the photo and the rain makes the city lights look like blurs of paint.

Don’t you think this design from the Follow Your Art DSP has a similar feel?

I next went in search of some paper to match the child with the binoculars who is looking towards the future and hopefully a life full of possibilities and adventure.

This paper from the Come Sail Away DSP was the perfect match, with its finely detailed map image.

I was now on a roll as the one card quickly morphed into four cards, but when card making is this quick and easy thanks to simple stamping and DSP I just had to go with the flow.

The little girl on the swing card was CASED from the card on page 133 of the Annual Catalogue. I couldn’t use the tree branch die for a simple stamping card but I think the placement of the sentiment is just as effective. The DSP is from the See a Silhouette DSP pack.

My final card uses another piece of DSP from the Follow Your Art DSP – this one looks like a cloudy sky. I also stamped a few clouds and hot air balloons from the Above the Clouds stamp set.

This really is simple stamping at its best, using just one ink pad and one stamp set (for 3 out of the 4 cards) to achieve such a variety of cards.

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

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

Tina Gillespie

Kathryn Ruddick

Rebecca Jacovou

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Rachel Palmieri

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Happy Tails Pop Up Tab Card

Happy Tails Pop Up Tab Card

In my family a lot of our birthdays fall in both July and December. One of the July birthdays we have just celebrated is for my niece Mimi, who has just turned three.

Because Mimi is obsessed with my dog, Superman, I decided to use the Happy Tails stamp set to create a special type of pop-up card for her birthday.

I used Kylie Bertucci’s video tutorial HERE to learn how to create the pop up tab mechanism, but altered the design of the card to suit the products I had available.

Here’s a short video of my card. I love cards that move!

The dog house is created by embossing Early Espresso card stock with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and the grass is simply hand snipped from Pear Pizzaz card stock using my paper snips. The clouds are die cut using a die from the new Detailed Peacock dies.

Inside my card I’ve used the Happy Tails stamp set and matching Dog Builder punch to create a surprise Superman for my niece.

I also had a lot of fun making Mimi’s birthday present: a handmade felt doll.

I also made her a hand knitted and hand sewn wardrobe, including flannelette pjs and her very own felt Miffy Doll (Mimi’s favourite toy!).

And yes, you guessed it, her favourite colour is purple!

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 brand new 2019-20 Stampin Up! catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 55 Purple Posy

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 55 Purple Posy

Welcome to the final week of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop.

We have blogged every Stampin Up colour over 55 weeks in our Colour Creations Blog Hop and our final colour is another 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colour: Purple Posy

My inspiration for my card today came from my garden and one of my favourite plants, called Geisha girl. It has beautiful foliage all year round, orange berries and purple flowers.

Here’s a photo of my card in front of the plant.

The colour of these flowers gradiates from a deep purple on the outside, through to a pale purple on the inside, just like the stunning new 3/8″ (1 cm) Tricolor Ribbon on my card. The stripes are Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy, all on one craft ribbon.

To create my Geisha Girl flower on my card I stamped Purple Posy ink onto Purple Posy card stock using the Pop of Petals stamp set and then punched out the stamped images with my four-petal flower punch.

The flower is made by layering two flowers together and adhering with a glue dot.

Silver and purple are such a classic colour combination so I stamped my silver foil card base with Smokey Slate ink, using other stamps from the Pop of Petals stamp set.

There are no sentiments in the Pop of Petal stamp set so I stamped the “A Little Note” stamp from the Butterfly Gala Stamp set before die cutting it withe the stitched rectangle die.

The gorgeous DSP behind the sentiment is from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.

Thank you so much for joining us for the past 55 weeks on the Art With Heart Colour Creations blog hop.

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

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Vicki Boucher

Sharon Davern

Claire Daly

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

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 brand new 2019-20 Stampin Up! catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Art With Heart June Blog Hop: In Colour Theme

Art With Heart June Blog Hop: In Colour Theme

Tonight the Art With Heart Team are sharing creative projects featuring in colour theme. Check out the new 2019 – 2021 in colours and let’s not forget the current 2018 – 2020 in colours.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

Why use just one In Colour when you can use all 10 together on your card. Lined up, side-by-side, they create such a stunning rainbow!

I’m excited to share not one but two cards with you this week.

The first card showcases all 10 In Colours, as well as the Free as a Bird stamp set.

The first step is to cut a 1cm strip of card stock from every In Colour. Line then up in rainbow order and adhere together with strips of tear and tape.

Next stamp your image or sentiment in Versamark, dust with white embossing power and heat emboss. Mount onto black card stock.

The background layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been stamped with black ink and coloured in with a variety of Blends and markers in the various In Colours. I love creating my own Designer Series Paper for my projects.

Mount the rainbow cardstock onto the middle of your DSP and adhere to a cardbase made from black cardstock.

I wasn’t planning on making a second card but I had leftover rainbow strips so I decided to see what they looked like with a sentiment stamped on top.

This time I used the Colourful Seasons stampset for my sentiment and the home made DSP. I deliberately die cut the cardstock on an angle using a stitiched rectangle die to add visual interest.

The background was stamped with two of the smallest dies in black and In Colours. Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots add texture and interest.

These rainbow colours just make me feel very happy and I hope they also put a smile on the face of whoever I post them to.


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

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

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Christina Barnes

Tina Gillespie

Vicki Boucher

Ros Davidson

Kate Morgan

Rachel Woollard

Catherine Proctor

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Caroline Manwaring 

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 54 Seaside Spray

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 54 Seaside Spray

Welcome to week 54 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We have extended our one year Colour Creations Blog Hop for another 5 weeks to introduce the 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colours.

This week’s colour is called Seaside Spray and it’s a beautiful pale cornflower blue.

I’m really in my happy place with any shade of blue, which is probably why I love hydrangeas so much. And one of the new stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 catalogue – Beautiful Friendship – was top of my wish list because of its hydrangea stamp.

Seaside Spray is such a stunning soft colour I decided to keep the colour palette for my card this week to just 4 colours: Seaside Spray, Old Olive, Whisper White and Silver Foil.

The Silver foil edged notecards with matching envelopes make card making a breeze – there’s no need to add a layer, you can just stamp directly onto a card as I have done here.

To add further colour variation I stamped off both the Old Olive Ink and the Seaside Spray Ink.

A few silver facetted gems, a bow of silver thread and the sentiment punched out with the Everyday Label Punch before adhering with sone dimensionals completes the card.

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

Tina Gillespie

Claire Daly

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Vicki Boucher

Rachel Woollard

Diane Furniss

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 brand new 2019-20 Stampin Up! catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next week is our final colour creations week.

We will introduce you to the last 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colour: Purple Posy. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 53 Terracotta Tile

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 53 Terracotta Tile

Welcome to week 53 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We have extended our one year Colour Creations Blog Hop for another 5 weeks to introduce the 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colours.

This week’s colour is called Terracotta Tile – and it’s a colour that looks exactly like you’d expect!

At first I wasn’t sure what colours to use with Terracotta Tile but I’m really happy with this colour combination.

I really don’t know why this happens, but whenever I’m making a card using a colour I find tricky to work with, I often end up making more than one card. Here’s my first card.

Isn’t the pattern on the vases just gorgeous? I used my varied vases builder punch to punch the vases out from the new In Colour Designer Series Paper. It’s pictured here in Rococo Rose but the pack includes all 5 In Colours.

The Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins in Grapefruit Grove add a touch of bling to the card.

I wanted to try another colour combination for my second card. I think this colour combination makes Terracotta Tile look pinker.

Another favourite stamp set here…Rooted In Nature.

This really is simple stamping at it’s best and a great card for a beginner to try.

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

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Vicki Boucher

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

Rachel Woollard

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 brand new 2019-20 Stampin Up! catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next week we will introduce you to another 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colour: Seaside Spray. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 52 Pretty Peacock

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 52 Pretty Peacock

Welcome to week 51 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We have extended our one year Colour Creations Blog Hop for another 5 weeks to introduce the 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colours.

This week’s colour is a new teal coloured greeny blue called Pretty Peacock. Depending on the light and the other colours it is used with it can look either green or blue.

My inspiration this week was this patterned quilt cover I recently purchased from IKEA.

I live in a house full of men (even my dog is male!) so I decided to add a touch of pink to my multipurpose craft room/study/spare bedroom.

In real life, my Pretty Peacock cardstock is very close to the colour of my quilt but in the photos, it looks a lot greener.

I’ve used another gorgeous new in colour – Rococo Rose – to make my card base and then I’ve stamped Tropical Chic stamps in Pretty Peacock ink onto Pretty Peacock cardstock to reflect the watermark background effect on the quilt.

The flowers, bird land other leaves are all stamped using the new Free as a Bird stamp set.

I’ve stamped these images with Basic Black, Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock ink and then used watercolour pencils and my blender pens to colour in before fussy cutting my images out.

On the inside, a stamped rectangle of Whisper White provides a space to write a message.

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

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

Diane Furniss

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 brand new 2019-20 Stampin Up! catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next week we will introduce you to another 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colour: Terracotta Tile. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 51 Rococo Rose

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 51 Rococo Rose

Welcome to week 51 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We have extended our one year Colour Creations Blog Hop for another 5 weeks to introduce the 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colours.

This week’s colour is a new shade of pink called Rococo Rose. This is the brand new designer series paper for the 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colours.

I’ve combined Rococo Rose with Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black and Whisper White.

If you take a close look at my card it looks like I have also used a lighter pink and a lighter green but I have simply stamped off the Rococo Rose and the Pear Pizzazz.

I’ve used the gorgeous Abstract Impressions stamp set – I’m so glad this set carried over to the new catalogue because it is one of those stamp sets that works well with any colour.

There are no punches or dies used on this card so it really is #simplestamping.

I’ve used my black marker pen to hand doodle over the top of my stamped images. This is such a simple technique and I really love the extra detail and dimension this gives to my card.

To finish my card off I mounted the stamped image onto Basic Black before adhering to the Rococo Rose card.

On the inside, a stamped square of Whisper White provides a space to write a message.

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

Vicki Boucher

Kate Morgan

Christina Barnes

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

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 brand new 2019-20 Stampin Up! catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next week we will introduce you to another 2019-21 Stampin’ Up! in colour: Pretty Peacock. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 50 Tranquil Tide

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 50 Tranquil Tide

Welcome to week 50 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We have been hopping every week for one year now (with a 2-week break for Christmas and New Year), which means we have now used all of the Stampin’ Up! colours.

This week’s colour is a retiring in-colour called Tranquil Tide. I love this colour and will really miss it when it retires next week, but the great news is there is a similar in colour called Pretty Peacock that will be available to purchase next week.

My card for our Tranquil Tide blog hop contains something old, something new, NOTHING borrowed but something blue.

Something old?

I’ve used Tranquil Tide with Night of Navy, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay.

Something new?

Check out this beautiful new stamp set called Butterfly Wishes.

Something blue?

Night of Navy pairs so well with Tranquil Tide.

The Butterfly Wishes stamp set coordinates with the butterfly duet punch so on the inside of my card I added 3 beautiful butterflies that look as if they might just fly off the card.

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

Kate Morgan

Vicki Boucher

Diane Furniss

Tina Gillespie

Rachel Woollard

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 .

Next week the 2019-2020 catalogue goes live so we will continue our colour Creations blog hop for 5 more weeks to introduce you to the 5 new incolours. We hope you can hop along with us then.

Art With Heart May Blog Hop: 2019 – 2020 Catalogue Preview

Art With Heart May Blog Hop: 2019 – 2020 Catalogue Preview

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative products using supplies from the upcoming 2019 – 2020 annual catalogue.

If you would like a copy of the brand new annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

My cards tonight were inspired by the splashback in my powder room. It goes all the way from the basin to the ceiling but here’s just a snippet of these beautiful encaustic tiles.

As soon as I saw the new Verdant Garden stamp set I knew I would use it to make a card inspired by the tiles in my splashback.

Combined with the colour scheme of the Scalloped Linen Ribbon (oh be still my beating heart!!!) it also proved to be an excellent opportunity to introduce you to the new 2019-20 in colours.

First cab off the rank? Seaside Spray.

Seaside Spray is definitely one of my new favourite colours. How good does it look with Crumb Cake? (And yes I have deliberately referenced ScoMo for his incredibly versatile “motherhood and apple pie” statement).

Next, I’d like to introduce you to Terracotta Tile. I think Terracotta tile is going to get on famously with its closest cousin, Cajun Craze.

Rococo Rose is another new favourite, such a soft and gentle pink I just know I’ll be using a lot.

Pretty Peacock is very dark and rich – I can’t wait to team it with Night of Navy!

There is one more lovely 2019-202 in colour called Purple Posy that I haven’t included this week because the ink pad is not orderable yet. If you’re wondering what it looks like it’s a very pale purple, sort of a love child of Highland Heather and Smokey Slate.

Here’s a closer look at the other 4 in colours.

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

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

Christina Barnes

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Ros Davidson

Vicki Boucher

Rebecca Jacovou

Claire Daly

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Palmieri

Kimberly Hern

Kate Morgan

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 49 Soft  Suede

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 49 Soft Suede

Welcome to week 49 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop – we have been hopping every week for nearly one year now!

Another week and another colour I really haven’t used much before.

Soft Suede belongs in our neutral colour family but if I want to use a shade of brown I either reach for the Early Espresso (if I want a dark brown) or Crumb Cake, which is my absolute favourite neutral! So I have to admit this colour was quite a challenge for me!

I decided to use a retiring favourite of mine: the Oh So Eclectic stamp set with the matching Eclectic Layering dies for my card this week.

My colour combination is a classic one: shades of brown with a touch of white and pale blue.

And here’s what I came up with.

I photographed my card in front of the lovely Mother’s Day flowers my eldest son bought for me. It’s now over a week since Mother’s Day and they are still looking lovely, brightening up my kitchen and putting a smile on my face every time I walk into the room!

Take a closer look at the stunning copper trim…I love how you can pull this trim apart (as I have done here) or use it off the reel as a narrower trim.

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

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Michelle Taylor

Tania Johnson

Tina Gillespie

Diane Furniss

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 our final colour for our 2108/2019 Colour Creations blog hop: Tranquil Tide. We hope you can hop along with us then.

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