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Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Stampin' Up - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

 Hello Everyone,
Tonight, I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue, which is available 1st June.

Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

I would like to show you 3 different projects using products from the Delightful Daisy Suite and how you can incorporate other stamps you may have into your creations.

In this first card, I have used the new Daisy punch to make the gorgeous white daisies. Punch out 2 daisies and layer, then stamp the centre with crushed curry. Curling up the petals on the flower really gives some dimension. The background paper is not your normal Designer series paper, for this I have used one of our new products for memory keeping called Memories and More. This card comes from the Memories and More Colour Theory Card Pack. You can use them for card making as well as memory keeping. So versatile! You are going to love them!

 I have stamped some daisy images in crushed curry on the background as well as whisper white card stock and fussy cut them out. Can you see the wink of Stella on these daisies and in the centre of the big daisies? The beautiful new Double Stitched Ribbon has crosses on 1 side and dashes on the other. 

The sentiment also has a corresponding text for the center of your cards from the new stamp set Special Celebrations and the sentiment is punched out using the new Pretty Label punch

Daisy Delight, Special Celebrations
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Memories and more colour theory card pack.
Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide
Accessories / Embellishments
Wink of Stella, Daffodil delight double stitched ribbon
Stampin’ Trimmer, Daisy Punch, Pretty Label Punch, fast fuse, dimensionals,

This second card uses the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  I used it for a male birthday card. I think the beautiful tones in the paper work perfectly for a male card, Who says daisies are just for girls?! It is so great that our DSP has patterns on both sides, there is so much to choose from in just one packet. Again I have used the Happy Birthday stamp from the new stamp set Special Celebrations and the matching sentiment on the inside of the card. Check out the product list below for the other products I used on this card.

Special Celebrations
Card Stock and Papers
Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Copper Foil
Tranquil Tide
Accessories / Embellishments
Copper Metalic thread
Stampin’ Trimmer, fast fuse, Big Shot, Hexagons TIEF, Fine tip glue pen. Large Number Framelits

For my third sneak peek for you at what is coming up in the new Annual Catalogue, I have a thank you card made with the products from the Delightful Daisy Suite. I have used the DSP down the side and the daisy stamp from the Daisy Delight stamp set I have made it into a gerbera. The thank you  from the Daisy Delight stamp set I have stamped in the new in-colour Fresh Fig

One of the great things about Stampin’ Up is the co-ordinating card stock and ink and I have used fresh fig card stock to co-ordinate with the ink I have used on the sentiment and tranquil tide card stock behind the gerbera to co-ordinate with the DSP down the side. Check out the product list to see what else I have used to create this card.

Daisy Delight
Card Stock and Papers
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Daisy DSP, Whisper White
Fresh Fig
Accessories / Embellishments
Copper metallic Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella
Petal Burst TIEF, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, fast fuse, Dimensionals, Window Box, thinlet dies. Layering circle framelits, stitched shapes framelits

If you would like a copy of the new catalogue please don’t hesitate to contact me so that you can make these fabulous cards and more too!

Please take some time to look at the next fabulous demonstrator from the Art with Heart team in our blog hop.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below
1. TinaGillespie
SharonDavern You are here! 😊
Judy May

Hope you all have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me today.
Take Care.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Stampin' Up - Sneak Peek Daisy Delight

Welcome to another beautiful day,

Each May along with some gorgeous friends who help me, we put on a pamper night at our church around Mother’s Day to give the ladies above 18, whether they are a Mother or not a little pamper. Women are care givers and all deserve a little bit of care and a pamper occasionally. So, each May we put on a night of massages, manicures and of course, no pamper night is complete without a chocolate fountain and strawberries.

For each Lady who attended I made a little window box and we put in a battery-operated votive candle inside them. Here they are all boxed up waiting for me to take them to the pamper night. They look so colourful together. Can you see the new in-colour Fresh Fig sneak in there with our regular colours?                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Card Stock and Papers
Fresh Fig, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Emerald Envy

Accessories / Embellishments

Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombow Glue, Big Shot, Window Box Thinlet Dies, bone folder, Big Shot Die brush

Of course a night like this cannot be achieved without the help of many people so I made a very simple thank you card for the helpers and a little gift as well.

Daisy Delight,
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Fresh Florals DSP Stack
Fresh Fig, Berry Burst
Accessories / Embellishments
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin’ Trimmer, fast fuse

I also like to give the gorgeous ladies who help me out on these nights a gift and I have in the past embroidered hankies but I wanted to make something different this year. Recently my good friend Kate Morgan made me a lovely necklace using Stampin’ Up DSP so this gave me the perfect idea of what to do for my wonderful helpers.

If you would like to find out more about how to make these items or to get your hands on the new 2017-2018 Catalogue do not hesitate to contact me.

Hope you have a lovely day. Thanks for spending some time with me today.

Take Care 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Stampin' Up! - Grateful Bunch is retiring

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Today I would like to share with you a couple of cards that I have made with the stamp set Grateful Bunch. This card was inspired by a plate stacked high of macaroons. So tasty with a cup of tea or coffee.

With this card I have used all the 2016-2018 In Colours, Dapper denim, Emerald, Envy, Flirty Flaming, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum. The card stock is Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Dapper Denim. Inside the flowers I have used the In Colour enamel shapes which are just gorgeous and the flowers are punched out using the retiring Blossom Bunch punch. The Butterfly was fussy cut and is also part of the stamp set too and was coloured in with Peekaboo peach Stampin' Write Markers. The background was embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the sentiment was punched out using the Decorative Label Punch. 

A Lot of fun making this card and so simple with the fantastic products from Stampin' Up!

This card I also used the In colours again but wanted to combine it with the Painter's Palette stamp set as my daughter loves her art work, both to draw and to paint. This time I have added some Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake card stock along with some Gold Metallic Thread.

So many ways to use these gorgeous flowers from the Grateful Bunch stamp set either on their own or in combination with other stamps sets. If you want to get this set before the end of May and while stocks last don't hesitate to contact me

If you would like to see more projects using retiring products the Art with Heart team have recently participated in a blog hop. I was not available to participate this time but if you start with Catherine Proctors Blog you will be able to follow along and see all the exciting projects.

Hope you all have a lovely day. Thank you for sharing some time with me today.
Take Care

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Stampin' Up - It has arrived!

Hello Everyone,

Such excitement always surrounds the arrival of an order of Stampin' Up Product. When the BBB (Big Brown Box) arrives I just can't wait to open it and see all the fun new goodies I get to play with. Come June 1st you can too just contact me to find out how.

Before I start making and showing you all the fun things with the new goodies I'm going to show you a couple of creations with some of my favourite retiring products.

I don't know about you but I get motion sick, not as bad as my Dad and baby Brother mind you but I still have to sit in the front of the car and I'm not good at flying either. Well let's just forget going on rides at Luna Park, Movie World or Sea World.  I need calm rides like the carousel. 

In this card I used the gorgeous stamp set Carousel Birthday with Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series paper and embellishment kit. Along with soft sky, very vanilla and calypso coral card stock.

In the area of Melbourne that I live if you get up early enough on a clear crisp morning you might just be able to see the hot air balloons rising up in the distance from the Yarra Valley, it is a beautiful sight to see them. Maybe one day I will get up the courage to have a ride. I'm not sure my tummy will cope so I have never done it! But they are very beautiful and at times my husband has been at work so early that he has seen another lot of balloons in the city fly by his office window. Nothing more gorgeous!

This gorgeous card design I CASEd from one of the Art with Heart team members Alisha Watson, very simple and very effective with the great products from Stampin' Up! 
For this card I have used the Lift Me Up stamp set bundled with the Up and Away Thinlits Dies to make the fantastic balloon overlay in night of navy card stock. I also used Soft Sky and Whisper white card stock. Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Night of Navy ink as well. 

With this card I have used the Lift Me Up stamp set again and it reminds me of all the hot air balloons flying by in the early mornings. This card can be easily made with whatever stamp pads that you have on hand and some bakers twine. A great thank you card for a male friends.

It is a fantastic set and Thinlits bundle so make sure you get it while stocks last before May 31st just contact me to find out how.

Hope you all have a lovely day. Thank you for sharing some time with me today.
Take Care.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Stampin' Up OnStage in Sydney

Hello Everyone,

Recently I was fortunate to be able to go to Sydney for the Stampin' Up OnStage Local event. It was a wonderful time and we has such fantastic weather. The event was held a Luna Park and we could see it from our hotel window. How lucky were we?

Here is a view from our hotel room. Isn't it gorgeous?

Here is the view by night out out window, just stunning!

Here I am with some of the lovely ladies from the Art with Heart team having fun at OnStage in Sydney!

The lovely Caroline Manwaring from country NSW. She and I became little friends! We laughed about how nice it was to have someone close in height to ourselves!

Here we are with Jan Collins from Queensland.

These gorgeous ladies from the Art with Heart team sat with me for the  day. Catherine Proctor, from Sydney, Caroline Manwaring, Jan Collins and my room mate and flying buddy for the weekend Kate Morgan. Catherine Proctor was amazing and came and picked us up from the airport and drove us around the whole weekend. Thanks so much Catherine!

At the OnStage events in April Stampin' Up launch their new annual catalogue that will be available to customers from June 1, 2017. If you want to get your hands on a copy don't hesitate to contact me.

While we were at OnStage in Sydney we had many fantastic presentations but I can't possibly show them all to you but here is a taste of the new in colours for this year. Oh My Goodness! Can't wait to get my hands on these ones!  Left to right from the top Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst. Gorgeous! The Lemon Lime Twist reminds me of being a teenager in the '80s. It is sure going to bring a pop of colour to our projects!

I have a most Gorgeous Cousin going through her second bout of breast cancer at the moment with such grace and dignity and I was so happy and overwhelmed when this new stamp set Ribbon of Courage was demonstrated for us. I can't wait to get my hands on this most beautiful stamp set to be able to make her a card like this. Of course you can make it is all different colours for many different struggles that your friends and loved ones are facing.

Hope you all have a lovely day. Thanks for sharing some time with me today.
Take Care.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Stampin' Up Obsession


What is your obsession?
Well at a recent dinner for my daughters ASD social group, Different Journeys, they were asked to dress up in their obsessions. My daughter used to love Dr. Who. Still does to some degree and watches it with her dad but at the moment she is really into Japanese Anime. So of course she had to go dressed as one of the characters.

We decided to go as a casual Totoro it was easy to put together and she looked great:

The parents could dress up too and were actually encouraged to get in on the fun as well. I couldn't quite work out what I was going to do so well you guessed it I attached a lot of the cards I have made using Stampin' Up products to myself and went dressed up in my obsession of card making with Stampin' Up! What could be better than that I ask you?!!!

Here I am trying it on before we leave to see if it will work. Just a bit funny but the other parents thought it was not too bad! What do you think?

Hope you all have a lovely day. Thanks for sharing some time with me today
Take Care.

Stampin' Up - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

  Hello Everyone, Tonight, I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. W...