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Hi,

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.

Sharon



Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stampin' Up - Fancy Fold Cards Blog Hop with the Art with Heart team



Hello Lovely Friends,
Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.

I wanted to try and pick a fancy fold that maybe the other Art with Heart Team may not pick so I did a little bit of searching to see if I could find something that I hadn’t seen for a while around the blogging world. I found a nice simple card that anyone can try and you can make lots of these if you need to for a special project like Christmas cards or as teacher gifts. I think it is always nice to give teachers practical gifts that they can use and a set of cards that they can use throughout the year is fabulous.
  



Well here it is The Double Front Fancy Fold Card. It is very simple to make and I have used the gorgeous Tranquil Tulip stamp set paired with Special Celebrations to make this stunning card. My Grandma loved the dark black tulips and this reminds me of her. 

I know you can't tell by this photos, you are saying she has gone mad it just looks like an ordinary card so here are all the different photos of the card so you can see the different fold.



This is a great card design to be able to write a lovely message to your friends as it gives you plenty of space to write.

 I have made a video giving step by step instructions on how to make this card


The Measurements/dimensions of the cards are as follows
Base Elegant Eggplant 15x14.8 cm
score at 10.5 cm
Inner Whisper White Card 19x13.5 cm
score at 9.5 cm
Cut 2 x Whisper white 7x11 cm
Cut 2 x Old Olive 7.5x11.5 cm
 The trick is to make sure you line up the Tulip card with the sentiment card before you adhere it to the front of the Elegant eggplant card.

For more product information about this card check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Tranquil Tulips, Special Celebratsion
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant,Old Olive.
Ink
Elegane Eggplant, Fresh Fig, Old Olive
Acecessories / Embellishments

Tools
Fast fuse, trimmer, bone folder, paper piercing mat

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




    
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 17


Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

Hope you have had a wonderful week. I was unable to participate in the Heart of Christmas last week as it was my daughter’s 16th birthday so I was busy making a birthday cake and cupcakes for various things for my daughter. 


Then I had 20 ladies coming to my house the following day for a progressive dinner. So it was a busy cooking week for me, but a great week. What was your week like?

Well I know you will be surprised but we have come to the end of our One Sheet Wonder! I know – what ever are we going to do now!
Well here we are this is the last card.


I have used the stamp sets Sheet Music and Musical Season along with the last 2 pieces of Be Merry DSP.  Accompanied with the gorgeous Foil Snowflakes and adding a little more bling with the Black Rhinestone Jewels.



This card was very simple and quick to make with stamping the Sheet Music in Smoky Slate onto Whisper white card stock and layering that onto Basic Black card stock before adhering to your Cherry Cobbler card base. I have stamped the Sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White card stock and then used the clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool before double layering with Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black card stock. Then taking your 2 remaining pieces of Be Merry DSP and backing them with Basic Black card stock. Adhere down the gorgeous Silver Foil Snowflake with a tiny bit of fast fuse in the centre of your card vertically and then to the left hand side of the sheet music. Now for our Be Merry DSP pieces, place the short one horizontally across the middle of the page and the long thin one adhere that over the top of the other piece straight down the right hand side, kind of like in a T. Now pop up your sentiment on dimensionals add your Black rhinestone Jewels and there you have it our last One Sheet wonder is complete.


But don’t forget the inside of your cards stamp the gorgeous harp from Musical Seasons in smoky slate then the greeting in cherry cobbler.

Well let's look at all 12 of our cards that we have made with our One Sheet of Be Merry DSP and what we started with.



A great range a Christmas cards and a great example of what you can do with One 12x12 Sheet of Designer Series Paper.


For more product information on the card we made today check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Musical Season, Sheet Music
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry DSP, Basic Black
Ink
Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate
Acecessories / Embellishments
Black Rhinestone Jewels
Tools
Dimensionals, Trimmer, fast fuse, bone folder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy

Claire Daly our Art with Heart team leader is hosting The Heart of  Christmas so hop on over to her blog to see the list of who played along this week from the Art with Heart team.
Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, the new Holiday Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 15


Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

Hope you have had a wonderful week if you are in the northern hemisphere you are having the last days of Summer and kids are starting to go back to school. Here in Australia it is spring but the weather at least where I live in Melbourne is still in winter mode.

This week I haven’t been very well with a migraine that has had me in bed every day so I am glad that I still had some pieces left from our One Sheet Wonder.  So this card is super simple and although this has a Christmas greeting you could make this same design for any kind of card you want, plus you can make multiples of it without any problem at all for your Christmas list.


I have used the 3 pieces that we originally cut and the 2 pieces that we cut as off cuts from our cards that we have made in week 13. 

 I have backed them with the gorgeous copper foil and popped then on the diagonal on some very vanilla card on top of a cherry cobbler card base. I nearly used one of our many shades of green but I came back to the very clean look of the very vanilla. The greeting is from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and I have clear embossed this before using the stitched shape framelits to cut it out.  I have layered the greeting with cherry cobbler and copper foil using the layering oval framelits to cut these out before popping it up on dimensional after putting down some swirls of copper metallic thread. To finish of the card the new black rhinestone jewels adorn the corners.


As always Stampin’ Up makes it so simple to decorate the inside of your cards with just a little bit of interest. Merry Mistletoe stamps set has a lovely saying  and little decorations you can use on the inside of your cards. You don’t need to do much at all. I have again clear embossed as it is Christmas but you don’t need to do that at all.

For more product information for this card check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Merry Mistletoe
Card Stock and Papers
Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry DSP, Copper Foil
Ink
Cherry Cobbler
Acecessories / Embellishments
Copper Metallic thread, Black Rhinestone Jewels
Tools
Big Shot, Stitched Shape framelints, Layering Oval Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Trimmer, fast fuse, bone folder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy

This week the lovely Tina Gillespie is hosting The Heart of  Christmas so hop on over to her blog to see the list of who played along this week from the Art with Heart team.
Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, the new Holiday Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.

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

Take Care

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 14



Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

How has your week been? Here in Australia it is starting to look like spring is just around the corner even though the temperature isn’t quite there yet. I am loving all the blossoms coming out especially the magnolias on the trees. The white and pale pink ones are starting to come out around my neighbourhood but I can’t wait for the dark purples to show, they are my favourite. How about you?

Well today is Week 14 of the Heart of Christmas and week 7 of our One Sheet Wonder.
We are nearing the end we don’t have many pieces left.  Can you believe how many different cards we have made over the last 7 weeks?



We have the original pieces and a couple extra that we have made along the way when we have cut piece up to fit the designs for that week.

I am using the 2 largest pieces left the 3” x 2 ½” and the 3”x4” but I have cut down the big piece so they are now both the same size. Next week I think I will need to get very creative with what we have left.

 I have used my favourite copper foil paper and combined it with the gorgeous copper trim. But I have teased the trim just a little bit to make it look like a netting.

I have also added the gorgeous foil snowflake in silver that is available to everyone in just a couple of day’s time on September 1st, from the new Holiday Catalogue.

By adding some clear embossed trees from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and the cute little deer that you can cut out using the Card Front Builder framelits you can make this card extremely quickly and make multiples for your Christmas card list.  Add a little bling with the Metallic Enamel shapes.

Add the sentiment clear embossed once stamped in Cherry cobbler from the Nature sings stamp set and cut it out with the Stitched shaped framelits and layered with Cherry Cobbler card stock using the layering oval framelits. I have popped the sentiment and the trees and deer up on dimensionals and mini dimensionals. 

Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card just something simple brings your card up to the next level. I have clear embossed the sentiment as well as the little decoration as it is a Christmas card and the inside should glisten just a little bit. 

For more product information for both cards check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Merry Mistletoe, Nature Sings
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler,  Be Merry DSP, Copper Foil
Ink
Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Acecessories / Embellishments
Metallic Enamal shapes, Copper Trim
Tools
Big Shot, Card front builder thinlit dies, Stitched Shape framelints, Layering Ovale Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini dimensionals, Trimmer, fine tip glue pen, snail, fast fuse,bone folder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy

Don’t forget to pop over to our team leader’s blog Claire Daly for some more Christmas inspiration and to see the list of who played along this week from the Art with Heart team.
Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, the new Holiday Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Stampin' Up - New Holiday Catalogue - Art With Heart Blog Hop




Hello Lovely Friends,
Tonight some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available on 1st September until 2nd January 2018. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!

Do you remember the Christmas carol The Little Drummer Boy? Well when I saw this new bundle I just had to get it!

 I sang this carol as a solo in my grade 2 Christmas pageant 40 years ago shh!  Well Musical Seasons and Musical Instrument Framelit Die bundle brought back all the happy memories! I’m sure I was nervous but maybe that was what helped steer me on the path of becoming a music teacher!


For my first card today I have used the gorgeous Merry Music Specialty DSP and I have cleared embossed the Little Drummer Boy and then using my sponge dauber with night of navy ink I have given him a little shadow. I have gone over the embossing using the emboss resist technique. Making sure to wipe the residual ink off the embossed drummer boy with a tissue. Subsequently I used my sponge dauber to add some night of navy to the edges of the paper and without adding any more ink to the sponge I have lightly gone over the rest of the music paper just to give it a little hint of blue.

I had to put the words on the cards as well so I have stamped them using the Labeler Alphabet in memento and popped them up using the mini dimensionals.

How gorgeous is the Vintage Crochet trim that I have attached to the edges of this card? You are going to love it, it is so soft and just beautiful, you will want to put it on all your projects!

The middle of the card is always lovely to decorate and this stamp set comes with a beautiful verse for Christmas.

My second card I think will be perfect for my friend in Minnesota. She plays the French horn and as Christmas time is also in the winter there as opposed to summer here in Australia, this card is for her.

This bundle comes with lovely framelits that you can use to cut out your stamped images and also a French horn and treble clef which I have done here in the new Champagne Foil paper. Oh, I am in love! Move over Copper foil! It is gorgeous! I have accompanied it with the new Foil Snowflakes that come in silver and gold. This one is the silver snowflake that I have cut in half. I have adhered them with the fine tip glue pen to the beautiful Merry Music Paper, this time I have used the black background image.

Peace, Joy and love have been clear embossed on smoky slate card stock when stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and popped up on some dimensionals.

I have stamped the inside once more with the lovely verse that comes with this stamp set Musical Seasons and added a touch of the Merry Music Speciality DSP.


For more product information about both cards check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Musical Season, Labeler Alphabet
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Music Specialty DSP.
Ink
Versamark, Night of Navy, Memento, Cherry Cobbler
Acecessories / Embellishments
Vintage Crochet trim, Rhinestone basic jewels
Tools
Paper Snips, heat tool, Musical instruments framelits, , finetip glue pen, sponge dauber, embossing buddy, clear emboss powder, big shot, stampin’ dimensionals,  fast fuse, trimmer

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and lovely Kimberly Hern. 



https://kimhern.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/awht-august-blog-hop-holiday-catalogue.html?fref=gc
    
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.
Take Care



Stampin' Up - Fancy Fold Cards Blog Hop with the Art with Heart team

Hello Lovely Friends, Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads o...