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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, 24 May 2018

Stampin' Up - In Colour - Art With Heart May 2018 Blog Hop






Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring “In Colors” theme. Check out the new 2018 - 2020 In colors and let’s not forget the current 2017 - 2019 in colors. If you would like a copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

Tonight, you would have come to me from the lovely Caroline Manwaring on your blog hop journey, let’s continue our fun.

I don’t know about you, but I just love it when a new annual catalogue comes out and we get to see what the new “In Colours” are! It is so exciting! I have chosen to feature the very new 2018-2020 in colours in the blog hop tonight.

I have made 2 cards to show you tonight, one which is very simple and uses all 5 of the new in colours and the other one well is a little more involved. You know me by now I like to do a fancy fold card every now and then but this card it uses 4 of the new In Colours.


My first card tonight is simple, yet elegant. You are just going to love the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. There are so many beautiful designs, 12 in fact that are just perfect for stained glassed work and you can use any colouring technique to colour them. I have chosen to use my blender pen on this occasion. I just squeezed the lid of the ink pad onto the ink so that it would leave a little ink on the inside of the lid and then picked it up with the blender pen and on the back of the image I coloured these gorgeous birds.


They are almost like rainbow lorikeets which I have in my back yard on occasion and I just love. I really missed the gorgeous birds that we have here in Australia when I lived in the concrete jungle of New York city.


So I used all of the colours but the Pineapple Punch to colour the birds, I used that colour as my card base. I also used Early Espresso on the beaks. To hold the vellum onto the card base I have used mini glue dots under the Clear Rhinestones and some snail under the sentiment. This is so the adhesive is not visible through the vellum.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set and I thought it just went perfect with these gorgeous birds. I have inked it up with our black memento ink and punched it out with our Tailored Tag punch and backed it with a basic black tag cut in half.

I am a sucker for ribbon and trims and Stampin’ up have some gorgeous new offerings for us in the new catalogue this year. So, I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of 1/8” Black Cord to the card as well.


For my second card I came across a tutorial for the T-Slide card on Splitcoast stampers and I thought I just had to give this a go.



Can you guess which new “in colour’ I didn’t use on this card?.......... Yes, that is correct Blueberry Bushel. I did manage to get the other 4 on this card however. The balloons from Hand Delivered stamp set again I have used my blender pen and the gorgeous, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover and once it was dry I just had to make them all sparkly with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. The blouse of the lady holding the balloons is done in Pineapple Punch and the skirt is in Grapefruit Grove, I have popped her up on some dimensionals.

Behind our balloon holding gift giver I have stamped the lovely little flower that comes in the Hand Delivered stamp set and they are coloured in with the gorgeous In Colours again using the blender pen. Cut out with the largest square of the Stitched Shaped framelits!
You may have noticed the little tab on the right-hand side of the card, if I pull that it will side out and open the front of the card front to reveal the sentiment….  ”Love celebrating you!”  I have punched out the tab with the Circle Tab punch and attached it to the T-Slide mechanism.





Now the simply gorgeous DSP is the very special Share What You Love Specialty DSP and this particular piece is perfectly matched to the In Colour of Grapefruit Grove but it also has a translucent, pearlized finish on it. Oh, it is absolutely gorgeous!

On the inside of the card I have stamped the little flowers from the Hand Delivered stamp set

Here are the products that I used in these cards.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Beautiful You, Hand Delivered
Card Stock and Papers
Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Share What You Love Specialty DSP, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink
Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Early Espresso, Memento Black
Acecessories / Embellishments
1/8”(3.2mm) Black Cord, Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Tools
Stitched Shapes Framelit die, Circle Tab Punch, Tailored Tag Punch, Big Shot, Trimmer, paper snips, Tear & Tape adhesive, mini glue dots, snail, bone folder, dimensionals  


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and lovely, Claire Daly



If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Ros Davidson
Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern ,<=You are here
Claire Daly
Tina Gillespie
Rebecca Jacovou
Kate Morgan
Alisha Watson
Rachel Palmieri
Catherine Proctor
Monika O’Neill

Please contact me if you have any questions about these cards or any of your Stampin' Up needs.


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


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Stampin' Up - Retiring Products - Art With Heart April 2018 Blog Hop








Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring products from the last chance products list. There is lots of products to choose from with retiring stamp sets, inkpads and ink refills guaranteed to be available until 7 May (and all other products while supplies last). Contact anyone on the blog hop to place your last chance order today.

I am extremely sad to see this stamp set go. It is one of my favourites. I love magnolias and this stamp set has the magnolia in it. Remarkable You is a lovely line art stamp set and perfect to use with the Stampin’ Blends.

Here are the before shots of the flowers and leaves that I have used with the Stampin’ Blends, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.



Now with the Magnolias I just love the deep purples and I love each spring when they come into blossom, but I had only seen these ones, the red, pink and white. I googled to see if they came in any other colour and they do, yellow so I thought I would make a yellow one for you as well.

I have paired the Remarkable You stamp set up with the also retiring stamp set of One Big Meaning and retiring Colour Theory DSP. I think they work well together. I need some thank you cards in a couple of weeks, so I am set now.

For my second design tonight, I have used one of the other flowers in the Remarkable You stamp set pairing it with One Big Meaning and Colour Theory DSP and some retiring ribbon to make another thank you card.


PRODUCTS
Stamps
Remarkable You, One Big Meaning
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black, Colour Theory DSP.
Ink
Black, Stampin' Blends
Acecessories / Embellishments
Gold Mettalic Thread, Mini Gold Sequence trim, Old Olive Chevron ribbon,  
Tools
 Big Shot, Trimmer, paper snips, mini glue dots, snail, Tombow, bone folder.

Now it is time for the next participant, the very talented and lovely LeanneMitchell.



If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:



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

Take Care


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Stampin' Up - Easter - Art With Heart March 2018 Blog Hop






Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative Easter creations.
Don’t forget, sale-a-bration has just over a week left to earn free product with purchase or it is also a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! 
Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.


Tonight, I am bringing you 2 Easter cards. The first is an Easter Bunny Card and the second is an Easter Cross card. Both are a Fancy fold card that are very easy to do. You know that I love my fancy fold cards.

Well I just loved this stamp set when I first saw it and could not wait to have it, but I actually haven’t inked it up until now. I know, how can that be? I was very fortunate to get it at OnStage. Onstage is a fantastic event that Stampin’ Up holds for demonstrators every 6 months and we have so much fun seeing new products and getting to play with them before anyone else. If you love Stampin’ Up as much as we do think about joining up. Don’t hesitate to ask.


Don’t you just love how real the bunny rabbit looks? My family couldn’t believe I stamped it! Don’t you just love Stampin’ Up stamps they make the best stamps! I have seen this gorgeous Bunny Rabbit used for baby cards in very similar cards using the Sweet Little Something stamp set it is such a versatile set as you can use it for baby cards and Easter cards with the greetings that come along with the gorgeous Bunny.

So how did I make this card. The base of the card. It is a Z fold card and it is really easy.
  • ·       Cut your cardstock so that you have a piece that is 4 ¼ x 11 inches then score at 2 ¾  and 5 ½ . and fold in a valley/mountain, then you have your Z.
  • ·       For the layering I have cut in crumb cake 2 x - 2 ½ x 4, 1 x-  4 x 5 ¼ , 1x- 3 3/8 x 3 3/8. inches
  • ·       The gorgeous DSP is the Sweet Soiree and it is just beautiful I have cut 2 of these in 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ inches
  • ·       Cut 1 Whisper white 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 and 1 – 3 ¾ x 5 inches
  • ·       The Bunny is a 3 step process that I have stamped in crumb cake and soft suede ink then cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals and added an organza ribbon.
  • ·       On the inside of the card I have used the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies and the champagne foil paper I just love this foil paper.
  • ·       With the Stitched shapes framelit dies I have used the smallest oval die to cut out some Easter Eggs with the Sweet Soiree DSP and cut them at different lengths. The great thing about Stampin’ Up DSP is that it is 2 sided so you can flip the piece that you have cut over and you get another egg!
  • ·       I have stamped Happy Easter from the Sweet Little Something stamp set in early espresso



In my second card I have used the Hold on to Hope stamp set and I just love this set and again couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It also can be bundled with the Cross of Hope framelit dies which are just fantastic!


Using the Hold On To Hope stamp set I have created a shadow box card for you tonight. So absolutely simple to create and very effective.


·       I have used the Wood Textures DSP which I just love and it will be continuing in the new catalogue starting on June 1st (which I can’t wait to see) so that is fantastic because it is just gorgeous DSP.
  • ·       To create the shadow box cut your base card and your top card (in my case the Wood Textures DSP) both the same size. 4 ¼ x 5 ½
  • ·       Score both at ½ inch and 1 inch turn around and do the same at the other end of the 5 ½ inch length.
  • ·       To create the circle use the layering circle dies and place it towards the top of the between the score lines and pass it through the big shot.
  • ·       Now before you stick your shadow box together cut 2 pieces of Whisper White card 3 ¼ x 4 1/16 
  • ·       On one piece of whisper white lay it under the circle of your cut-out wood texture DSP and stamp your image of the cross in a colour of your choice, I used Fresh Fig!
  • ·       Using the Cross of Hope framelit dies cut out the gorgeous filigree cross in Champagne Foil paper and adhere it to the stamped image with the fine tip glue pen.
  • ·       Now we can put together our card. Burnish the score lines so that your card will stand up in a valley/ mountain way.
  • ·       Adhere your cross image to the inside of the early espresso card and with your choice or adhesive just on the small outside ½ inch and stick together so that it creates a box and will stand on its own.
  • ·       Now to decorate the front I have stamped the butterfly, flowers and sentiment all in fresh fig on whisper white card stock and using the Cross of Hope Framelits dies cut them out! How easy is that? What a great bundle this is!
  • ·       On the back of the card I have used the other piece of whisper white that we cut out used the little twig stamp in the Hold on to Hope and Happy Easter from Sweet Little Something stamp sets




Hope you have enjoyed these 2 very simple Easter cards to make and that you enjoy your Easter with family and friends

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.





If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Sharon Davern  <= You are here

PRODUCTS
Stamps
Sweet little something, Hold on to Hope
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Early Espresson, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP,  Crumb Cake, Wood Textures DSP, Champagne Foil Paper.
Ink
Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Acecessories / Embellishments
White ¼’ Organza ribbon
Tools
Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelit die, Celebrate You Thinlit dies, Cross of Hope framelit dies, Big Shot, Trimmer, paper snips, mini glue dots, snail, fine tip glue pen, bone folder, dimensionals  paper piercing mat


Please contact me for any more information on how to make these cards, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, The Occations Catalogue, Sale-abration brochure and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.

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


Take Care




Thursday, 22 February 2018

Stampin' Up - Sale-A-Bration - Art With Heart February 2018 Blog Hop


Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects using products from the sale-a-bration brochure. All sale-a-bration products are earned for FREE with sales of $90+ (AUD).

  • • If you spend $90, you get one free level 1 product. 
  • • If you spend $180, you get one free level 2 product, OR, they 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 item. 


The sale-a-bration promotion is current now until March 31st. Be sure to request your copy of the brochure today.
Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team. Ask any of the girls on the hop!

You may have come to my blog from the lovely Ros Davidson or just come straight here, blog hops are a circle, so you can start anywhere on the hop and follow along, the links are at the end of this post.


Now tonight I have used the lovely Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. The image is just gorgeous. When I stamped the image, my daughter exclaimed “I want that stamp!”. So, I suggest to you, like my 16-year-old daughter, YOU NEED this stamp set. It is a stamp set you can get for free with a purchase of just $90 product.

I have chosen to highlight the beautiful flower image tonight by offsetting it on a twisted easel card.


To make the easel card I simply cut the base card, in this case the early espresso in half-length wise, so now you have 2 long pieces of card. Score the card in half, so that it looks like a normal folded card. Then score one half of the card diagonally. That is how I made the base and it fits into the normal C6 Envelope when folded shut.


The gorgeous blooms I have stamped in my favourite colour at them moment I think which is Rich Razzleberry and then cut is out with the Stitched shapes framelits and backed it with Tranquil Tide card stock cut with the Layering circle framelits. Making it a circle just plays with the angles of the triangle in the easel card and makes it stand out just that little bit more I think.


Such a lovely sentiment is also from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set and I have cut this out using the Petals and More thinlits dies and popped it up on some dimensionals

To bling it up a little more I have added the delicate white doilies, gold metallic thread and some leaves in tranquil tide cut from the Petals and More thinlits dies.


On the 2 triangle parts of the base card I have used the Heartfelt Blooms stamp in crumb cake on powder pink to show you that you can also use this stamp as a back ground to your focal point image.

I have lined the inside of the card with the gorgeous silver and old olive card from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP. It is just beautiful paper with the silver foil running through it. To hold the easel up I have again stamped the Heartfelt bloom image in Rich Razzleberry on whisper white card stock and punched it out with the 1 1/8” scalloped punch backed it with the 1 3/8” scalloped punched rich razzleberry card and popped them up on some dimensionals.


Now you need somewhere to write on this card so turn it over and on the back of the card I have punched out using the scalloped punches again another section of the stamped image and adhered it to the card so that it is nice and decorated. Can’t have a plain place to write!




For more product information about this card check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Heartfelt Blooms
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Powder Pink, Tranquil tide, Early Espresson, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP,  
Ink
Rich Razzelberry Crumb Cake
Acecessories / Embellishments
Gold Metallic Thread, Delicate White Doilies
Tools
Petals and MoreThinlits dies, Stitched framelit dies, layering circle dies, 1 1/8” scalloped punch, 1 3/8” scalloped punch, Big Shot, Trimmer, paper snips, fast fuse, Tombow liquid glue, bone folder, dimensionals  



Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Catherine Proctor



If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Sharon Davern   <= You are here


Please contact me for any more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, the Occassions Catalogue, Sale-a-bration and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.

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

Take Care






Stampin' Up - In Colour - Art With Heart May 2018 Blog Hop

Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring “ In Colors ” theme. Check out the new 2018 - 2020 In c...