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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



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 12



Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

Can you believe that this is week 12 of our weekly Christmas sharing with the team at Art with Heart? I can’t! That has sure gone quick. 

Today with our One Sheet Wonder I have used the 3 little strips that are 1” wide.


I thought they would go perfectly in the border you can make with the new Card Front Builder Thinlits which is in the new holiday catalogue. But the best bit is that The Card Front Builder Thinlits and its matching stamp set Carols of Christmas is available early. You can get it now in August! It is a fabulous bundle you don’t want to miss out! Get in early! Make sure you contact me to find out how! 

I don’t know about you but I love Christmas and I love the stamp in the set of Christmas Pines that says Season of Joy. Christmas time has always been a season of joy for me, as a child and I still love it now! I loved helping with all the decorations and cooking and singing all the Christmas carols. December is also full of birthdays for my family with my niece and brother before Christmas and my birthday 4 days after, my husband 5 days after. My husband and I got married 3 days after Christmas and then the first week of January I have 2 cousins and my sister-in-law who have birthdays as well so with Christmas it really is a season of Joy in our family.

The season of Joy is stamped in Cherry cobbler and then I have sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and set it with the heat tool. The lovely frame around it is stamped with VersaMark and then I have used copper embossing powder! I know I can’t get away from copper! I don't know why you would want to!

With doing our Christmas cards little by little during this year makes it a certain that this Christmas will be a season of joy for all of us as well, as we won’t be in a rush at the end of the year to get our cards made and sent.

To finish this card I have cut out some pine leaves with the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies in garden green and some branches in crumb cake. The pine cones are cut out with copper foil paper and I have used the fine tip glue pen to adhere them to our card front. Of course I needed some Copper Metallic thread and popped our sentiment up on dimensionals!


On the inside of the card I have stamped a greeting in Cherry cobbler and used the little leaves in the Christmas Pines stamp set in each corner with garden green.

For more product information for this card check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
 Christmas Pines
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler,  Be Merry DSP, Copper Foil
Ink
 Versamark, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Acecessories / Embellishments
Metallic copper Thread
Tools
Big Shot, Pretty pine thinlit dies, Card front builder thinlit dies, Fine tip glue pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Trimmer, snail, bone folder, copper 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 the list of who played along from the team today.

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, 9 August 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 11



Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

Wow there are only 17 Wednesdays including today until the last week of November. 

Today with our One Page Wonder cards I felt a bit like some copper and triangles.

I have been inspired by a couple of the talented ladies in the Art with Heart team this week.


 Christine Blain used a gorgeous gold embossed background to her card last week and has inspired me to add a little something extra to my first card this week.


I have copper embossed the holly branches from the Father Christmas stamp set using VersaMark and Copper Embossing powder and the heat tool straight onto the cherry cobbler card base of the card this week.

 I knew I wanted to have the triangle piece of the Be Merry DSP just offset but I think it needed a little something and this has sure done it! Thanks for the inspiration Christine!


Then in no time the card came together with Father Christmas stamped in memento ink, cut out with the oval from Stitched shaped framelit, backed with the gorgeous copper foil paper cut out with the scalloped oval from the layering oval framelits. Place our triangle piece of Be Merry DSP with the Cherry Cobbler side facing up just a little bit diagonal rather that straight and adhere that to your card base. With a little bit of snail in the centre of your card place some big swirls of metallic copper thread before popping Father Christmas up on some dimensionals and onto  your card. Now I have stamped Merry Christmas from The Star of Light stamp set and cut it out and backed it with copper foil and popped it up with dimensionals as well.


The inside of the card I have stamped with smokey slate the gorgeous holly branches from the Father Christmas stamp set and then the sentiment is from the Star  of Light stamp set in memento.

Now I also wanted to do the other triangle so that we could see what it looked like. So for this card I turned the Be Merry DSP triangle over so that the pretty Christmas trees were showing. I was inspired by very talented Judy May with her Christmas wreath last week. Thank you Judy!

I have stamped the big sentiment from Merry Mistletoe and cut it out with the large circle from the stitched shaped framelits then used 2  of the Boxwood wreath embellishments to go around this large circle.  Before adhering the leaves to the circle I have wrapped a little bit of copper metallic thread around the leaves then adhered both to the sentiment with mini glue dots. I am really loving the ¼” copper trim and have used it to make a gorgeous bow at the bottom of the wreath and attached it with a mini glue dot as well.  The little berries are regal enamel shapes that match so well with the card base. I have used some snail to attach the triangle straight onto the card base and then our wreath I have used lots of dimensionals. You can use 4 or 5 I think I used a couple more. And there you have it easy as can be!


The inside decorated with the little trees and sentiment out of the Merry Mistletoe stamp set.  Stampin' Up gorgeous stamp sets and coordinating accessories making card making easy and simply beautiful every time!

For more product information for both cards check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
 Father Christmas, Star of Light, Merry Mistletoe
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler,  Be Merry DSP, Copper Foil
Ink
Memento, Smokey Slate, Versamark, Garden Green
Acecessories / Embellishments
Metallic copper Thread, Regal Enamel Shapes, ¼” Copper Trim, Boxwood Wreath Embellishments
Tools
Big Shot, Stitched shaped framelits, Layering oval framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Trimmer, snail, bone folder, copper 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 for the list of some very talented team members who have participated this week.

Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual 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, 2 August 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 10




Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.
Wow there are only 18 Wednesdays including today until the last week of November.  Have you started buying Christmas presents yet? I haven’t. I have my daughter’s sweet 16th first before I can think about Christmas presents.

Today I am continuing on our One Sheet Wonder cards we are getting a lot out of 1 sheet of Be Merry Designer Series Paper aren’t we? 4 down And more to come.

The card that I have made this week uses just the piece of DSP measuring 2 1/2'’x 5 1/4” and I have backed it with Garden Green card stock.  This week I have used the Christmas tree side of the DSP and used the Merry Mistletoe stamp set.  


Such a quick card to put together using this method with all our DSP already cut.


  All I had to do is back the DSP in garden green card stock wrap some gorgeous Basic Black Shimmer ribbon and tie a double knot and adhere this to your Cherry cobbler card base. Stamp the greeting of Merry Christmas in memento ink and cut out using the stitched shaped oval framelit and baked that with a garden green scalloped layering oval framelit all cut out using the big shot! Adhere this to your card base over your already placed DSP with some dimensionals. On the leftover whisper white card stock from cutting out your Merry Christmas greeting use your embossing buddy and then stamp 3 garden green Christmas trees from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and then sprinkle on the clear embossing powder and set with your heat tool. Cut these out and you have your 3 trees that you can pop up on the mini dimensionals which I just love! Now for a little bling once you have added your trees to the card and I have used the metallic enamel shapes.


And don’t for get to add a bit of decoration to the inside of your card


For more product information check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Merry Mistletoe
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Be Merry DSP
Ink
Garden Green, Memento
Acecessories / Embellishments
Metallic, Enamel Shapes silver
Tools
Big Shot, Stitched shaped framelits, Layering oval framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini stampn dimensionals, Trimmer, snail, 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 from Claire and some of the other gorgeous team members playing along this week.

Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.


Take Care

The Heart of Christmas - Week 12

Hello and welcome to another beautiful day. Can you believe that this is week 12 of our weekly Christmas sharing with the team ...