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 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.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 48 Soft  Seafoam

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 48 Soft Seafoam

Welcome to week 48 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

Our colour this week is a subtle colour: Soft Seafoam.

Because I always forget to use my embossing folders I made sure I used one for my card this week that I knew would really stand out: the Corrugated Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder.

I love this soft green when it’s paired with black and white. And I also love this stamp set that’s about the retire: All That You Are. It co-ordinates with the Frosted Bouquet Dies and I’ve used both the stamp sets and dies for my birthday card today. It’s such a beautiful font.

If you take a close look at the flower on the bottom right you’ll see I’ve added a touch of dimension by applying some of the fine-tipped glue to the centre of the flower.

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

Vicki Boucher

Kate Morgan

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

We will be back again next week showcasing a neutral colour: Soft Suede. We hope you can along with us then.