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 Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 3 Bermuda Bay

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 3 Bermuda Bay

Welcome to week 3 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of my favourite colours: Bermuda Bay. 

Bermuda Bay is often paired with Pool Party (and they look amazing together) but it also really looks great when used with Lemon Lime Twist. To showcase this colour combination I’ve used something old (the Painted Harvest stamp set) and something new (the Pop of Petals bundle) for my three Bermuda Bay cards.

For the first 2 cards, I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to CASE some cards I’d seen on Pinterest, changing up the colours and the sentiments. This first card is so simple but it really showcases how well Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay go together.

Can you spot the bakers twine in the next card? I used the dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend! to colour Whisper White bakers twine. 

However, it’s the final card I’m most excited about…I used the new Pop of Petals bundle and I just love this stamp set and its matching punch!

If you look closely you’ll see another homemade embellishment that’s just so simple to make…I used the dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend! to colour a few rhinestone basic jewels. Here’s a close-up to show you my sparkly Bermuda Bay embellishments.

Look at all the lovely little stamps there are in this stamp set! I also used another great new colour, Call Me Clover, for this card.

Bermuda Bay works with so many different colour combinations and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have come up with today.

Just click on the links below to see what they’ve all made.

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Dianne Furniss

Rachel Palmieri

Rebecca Jacovou

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks so much for hopping along with the Art With Heart Team on our weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop. Next 

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the 2017-2019 in colours: Berry Burst. 

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply contact any of the ladies in the AWH blog or click on the product links below.

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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.

Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas Week 23

Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas Week 23

Welcome to another week of Christmas inspiration with the Art with Heart team.

This week I’m playing with the new Stampin Blends and matching stamp set, Color Me Happy, which are available for sale from today. Instead of making one of the designs in the Colour Me Happy Kit (which by the way are all so beautiful) I decided to make a Christmas card using one of the bird stamps from the Colour Me Happy Stamp set.

I used four of the Stampin Blends pens: dark cherry cobbler, light cherry cobbler, dark pumpkin pie, and the colour lifter pen to shade my little Christmas bird. The colour lifter pen allows you to remove colour, giving your shading extra depth. Here’s a close-up of my little bird so you can see the shading.

I then cut out my stamped image with a square stitched shapes die and mounted it onto a scalloped square of cherry cobbler, die cut using the layering squares dies. The background DSP is from the wood textures DSP stack, mounted onto a card base made from crumb cake card stock.

Texture was added with some burlap ribbon, touches of nature elements and a sweet little bow made with linen thread. The sentiment is from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, punched out with the classic label punch.

To see what the rest of the team have made hop back to Claire’s blog and I’ll be back with some more Christmas inspiration next week.

Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas Week 22

Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas Week 22

Welcome back to the Heart of Christmas weekly blog.

This week I was lucky enough to borrow and have a play with 2 sets I don’t own from the Holiday catalogue: Beachy Little Christmas and Wise Men from Afar. I was inspired by the graphic palm tree in the Wide Men from Afar set to make some Aussie Christmas cards, but I actually ended up using a a whole lot of stamp sets to make 3 quite different cards.

My first card uses the beach hut from Beachy Little Christmas…a perfect card for my family as we live at the beach and all my boys surf. I mounted it to the card with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I paired my fussy cut beach hut (coloured in with the new Stampin Blends pens which are available in November) with the palm tree from Wise Men from Afar, and used my envelope punch board to make a matching envelope out of the Merry Little Christmas DSP.

My second card features the palm tree again, this time stamped with the High Tide set to create a beach scene.

The Adirondack chair is a super cute die from the seasonal layer thinlets and the little ornaments and present are cut using the Christmas Staircase thinlets.

The beautiful “enjoy the warmth of the season” sentiment is from the Hearts Come Home stamp set…just perfect for a summer Christmas!

Because I used a whisper white notecard to make this card the matching envelope was already made, so I simply decorated it with Washi tape and a label made using the Labels to Love stamp set and Everyday label punch.

My final card uses the tree stamp from “Beach Little Christmas” coloured in with my blender pens and the “enjoy the warmth of the season” sentiment from the Hearts Come Home stamp set. I love the colours of pool party and real red together so I’ve mounted my tree onto both pool party and real red card stock, with the final layer some of the gorgeous Naturally Eclectic DSP.

I took most of these photos in my garden as it seemed only right for these cards…so many of our Christmas celebrations occur outdoors in the glorious Sydney summer.

But my reindeers insisted on an indoor photo as well, although I think they might just be upstaged by my darling little chairs…such a bargain at 10 cents each at my local op shop!

You can go back to Claire’s blog to see what the rest of our team have made this week.

And I’ll be back next week with some more Heart of Christmas inspiration.

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