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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, 28 June 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 5


Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

Hope you are having a wonderful week. How are you going with your Christmas cards? Are you able to create with our Art with Heart team, I hope so.  Don’t forget that there are members of the team playing along each week and you can click on the banner at the top of the post to jump to our wonderful team leader’s blog Claire Daly to get all the links or just click on Claire’s name for all the Christmas inspiration.

In this weeks Heart of Christmas get together I have made a fancy fold card so let the countdown continue …..there are only 23 Wednesdays including today until the last week of November. 

Today I used the Star of Light stamp set on page 122 of the annual catalogue and the coordinating Starlight Thinlits dies on page 216.





For this card I have made a swing easel card. There are quite a few different easel card designs that you can make but I thought that this one really highlighted the beautiful star that you cut out with the Starlight Thinlits dies.





I have used the Be Merry DSP this week and along with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper on the star. To hold up our easel card the new clear faceted gem has been used.  For a full list of the products used check out the list at the end of the post.


When you want to write your greeting there is space to do this on the back of your card.  Here you can see the card closed at the front and then turned over so that you can write on the back to your friend or loved one.


Don’t forget to contact me for more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the new Annual Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
 
For more product information check out the list below.

PRODUCTS
Stamps
Star of Light
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Be Merry DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink
Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate
Acecessories / Embellishments
Clear faceted gem
Tools
Starlight thinlits, Layering Square Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits,  Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Big Shot, Trimmer, Fast fuse, Paper snips, bone folder, Multipurpose Liquid glue, Fine-tip glue pen

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

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Stampin' Up - Favourite New Bundle



Today the Art with Heart Team girls are showing you their favourite bundles from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

When I heard that the theme of our blog hop was favourite bundle I couldn’t wait until I could get my hands on the Climbing Orchid Bundle. Oh, how I love Orchids. I had orchids and frangipani in my wedding bouquet.

Didn’t my Mum do a fantastic job of my bouquet?
She even hand made the flowers for the top of my cake? The Cake tins we used for my cakes are the same tins that were used for my Grandparents wedding cake and my parents wedding cake. All of this is why I just had to have the Climbing Orchid Bundle.

Here is my card and I know it isn’t an orchid it is a frangipani!



  

I have cut out the petals of the fragipani with the largest 3 petal shape from the Orchid Builder Framelits and then cut them into individual petals to a slight point to where the centre of the flower will be. With my bone folder I have just rolled each petal to give it some curve. I have added the colour to the white frangipani with the water colour pencil, daffodil delight and pumpkin pie. All the petals are joined together with some Multi liquid Glue laying one on top of the other at the center point and working your way around.




To finish of the little bouquet I have used tranquil tide card stock stamped with the leaves from the climbing orchid stamp set and then cut out using the framelits, all placed on a lace doily with berry burst ribbon and layered on colour theory designer series paper.




The sentiment punched out with the Duet Banner Punch and inside text of the card are from the stamp set Special Celebrations.

Now for some more favourite bundle fun continue on with the blog hop by clicking on the next arrow and head over to the lovely Monika


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, 21 June 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 4




Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

How have you been going with singing this week? Have you been able to get Santa Claus is coming to town out of your head? 😊

In this week’s Heart of Christmas get together I have made a simple card that you can make multiples of so let the countdown continue …..there are only 24 Wednesdays including today until the last week of November. 

Today I used the Seasonal Bells stamp set on page 123 of the annual catalogue. Don’t you just love bells? My Auntie collected bells when I was growing up and she had quite a few different ones and I loved looking at them whenever we visited. 




I have used 3 of our embossing powders, to show you the difference and how easy it is to make this quick card. When I showed my husband he really liked then new copper trim that I used on the copper bell card. I must say the new trim and ribbons in the new catalogue are amazing. 

In lovely Copper.


I love ribbon and I just can’t get enough of them but I am promising myself this year that I will not just look at how gorgeous they are I will use them on my cards and projects. 
 In lovely Gold.
 

In lovely Silver.

You will find the detailed instructions on how to make this card and what products were used at the end of this post.

For more Christmas inspired fun pop over to our team leader's blog, ClaireDaly, for her card and a list of other team members who have joined in this week.

Don’t forget to contact me for more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the new 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


To make this Seasonal Bell card you need to:
1.           Cut your Cherry Cobbler A4 card stock in half and then fold in half for your card base
2.         Cut a piece of Be Merry DSP 14.5 cm x 10 cm
3.         Using your Big shot and your 2nd largest square stitched shapes framelits to cut a Cherry Cobbler square.
4.        Using the Layering Square Framelits and the square just larger than your Cherry Cobbler square cut a Whisper White square. Then adhere to the back of the cherry cobbler square.
5.         Choose Silver, Copper, Gold or all 3 embossing powders to use to emboss your bells and sentiment.
6.        On Whisper White card stock rub over 1 quarter with your embossing buddy.
7.        With VersaMark stamp your bells and sentiment leaving a little space around them so that you can punch out the bells and cut out the sentiment. Then pour over your chosen embossing powder and set with your heat tool.
8.        Punch out the bells using the bell punch.
9.        With the Bunch of Banners Framelits use your big shot to cut out your sentiment. It fits perfectly!
10.    Choose the ribbon that matches your embossing powder (gold, silver 3.2mm ribbon or copper trim) cut 1 x 16.5 cm and 1 x 10 cm
11.       Adhere the 16.5 cm length ribbon/trim to the centre of your Be Merry DSP then adhere the DSP to the front of your card base.
12.     Adhere your square  2 cm from the top of the card
13.     Adhere your bells to the square with dimensionals
14.    With your other piece of ribbon/trim thread the ribbon under the ribbon you have on the card and tie a bow just above the bells.
15.     Adhere your sentiment at the bottom of the card with dimensionals
 For more product information check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Seasonal Bells
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry DSP
Ink
 VersaMark,
Acecessories / Embellishments
3.2mm Silver Ribbon, 3.2mm Gold Ribbon, Copper Trim, Silver, Gold and Copper Embossing Powder
Tools
Bell Punch, Bunch and Banners Framelits, Layering Square Framelits, Stitched Shapes, Framelits, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Trimmer, Fast fuse, Paper snips, bone folder


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 3


Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

I hope you have enjoyed the long weekend we have had here in Australia. I have done a little bit of creating and had a lovely relaxing time with the family which included some board games. We love having a good games night, how about you?

As part of my creating this weekend I made our weekly Christmas card for our Heart of Christmas get together with you so let the countdown continue …..there are only 25 Wednesdays including today until the last week of November. 

Today I thought I would mix it up a little bit from the last 2 weeks. I still have Santa but I have used the Santa from the Cookie Cutter Christmas set. He is so cute.  I have paired him with the new hostess set In the City and all I had the hardest time not singing at the top of my lungs Santa Claus is coming to town! Well now you will be singing it all day too with this cute card! I can’t Stop!


To make this cute card you need to:
1.           Cut your Basic grey A4 card stock in half and then fold in half for your
card base
2.         Cut a piece of Be Merry DSP 14.5 cm x 10 cm
3.         Cut 2 x 12 cm  lengths of Copper Trim and 1 x 12 cm length of Silver Natural Trim
4.        Adhere copper then silver the copper trim 2cm up from the bottom of the Be Merry DSP
5.         Adhere Be Merry DSP to the Front of your Basic Grey card Base.
6.        With your embossing buddy lightly rub over the bottom quarter of the rest of the Basic Grey cards stock piece that you have.
7.        Choose the 4 houses  and 1 tree you would like to use from In the City Stamp set and ink up with versa mark and stamp onto the Basic Grey card stock that you have rubbed lightly with the embossing buddy.
8.        Once you have stamped 4 houses and a tree pour over the silver embossing powder and tap of the excess back into the embossing powder. Then heat set with the heating tool.
9.        When set fussy cut out the houses and adhere just above the copper trim using Stampin’ Dimensionals
10.    Stamp Santa from Cookie cutter Christmas Stamp set in Memento ink and then use the Cookie cutter builder punch to punch him out.
11.       Use Cherry cobbler and Basic Grey Stampin’ Write markers to colour in Santa.
12.     Use a bit more copper trim and make a loop and adhere to the back of Santa and then pop him up on dimensionals and adhere him in the top left corner.
13.     Now using the Labeler Alphabet spell out “Santa Claus is coming to town” and cut them out and pop them up using the new Mini Dimensionals! Try not to sing! I bet you can’t! 😊
It was lots of fun making this card!

 For more product information check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Cookie Cutter Christmas, In the City, Labeler Alphabet
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Basic Grey, Be Merry DSP
Ink
Memento, Versamark, Cherry Cobbler & Basic Grey Stampin’ Write Marker
Acecessories / Embellishments
Silver Natural Trim, Copper Trim, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Trimmer, Fast fuse, Paper snips, bone folder

Don’t forget to contact me for more information on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the new Annual Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.

The Art With Heart team will be sharing some Christmas inspiration for you as well this week and our team leader Claire Daly will have links to other members of the team that are participating this week so check out Claire’s blog and her Christmas card and then you will be able to see what else the team has in store for you too!

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

Take Care

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Heart Of Christmas - Week 2



Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

I don’t know how your week has been but mine has been quite hectic so I am going to love having this weekly get together with you to do a Christmas card.

As you know our time at the end of the year only gets more hectic and we seem to find less time to make our Christmas cards so join me now and the some if the other team members from Art With Heart and you will have all your Christmas cards and projects done in no time. Christmas won’t be hectic this year at all.

The countdown continues …..there are only 26 Wednesdays including today until the last week of November.  

Today I have for you a card made with the stamp set Father Christmas.  Yes I used this stamps set last week, I like to get as many different styles/types of cards and projects out of one stamp set as I can. I am really loving our new in-colour Fresh fig so I have once again used that on his robe. I think I am in love with Fresh Fig and copper! How about you?




The card that I made for you today is a Z-Fold card. 

There are quite a few versions of z-fold cards and double z-fold cards but I wanted to bring us back to a very simple one with some Designer Series Paper and a card that can be easily duplicated so you can make a stack in 1 sitting.



 I have used our blender pens to add the ink of Fresh Fig to the robe of Father Christmas. I have used Tranquil Tide Ribbon wrapped with some copper metallic thread to give that sparkle and contrast. I have used the holly leaves in crumb cake to frame out the inside of the card for when your write your Christmas message to your friends and love ones. For more product information check out the list below.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Father Christmas
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Copper Foil.
Ink
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Memento, So Saffron and Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker
Acecessories / Embellishments
Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon, Copper Metallic Thread
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Stitched shapes framelits dies, layered circle framelit dies, big shot, fast fuse, blender pen

Don’t forget to contact me for instructions on how to make this card, on how to get your hands on the new Annual Catalogue there are so many goodies in here that you just won't want to miss out on.

As I said other lovely ladies from the Art With Heart team will be sharing some Christmas inspiration and our team leader Claire Daly will have links to other members of the team that are participating this week so check out Claire’s blog and her Christmas card or click on The Heart of Christmas banner to get to Claire's blog and then you will be able to see what else the team has in store for you too!

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


Take Care

Monday, 5 June 2017

The New Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue is Finally Here!

It is finally here!
Hello Lovely Friends,
The day has finally arrived and the new Annual Catalogue has arrived!
It is absolutely gorgeous! So many new fun products you will want to get your hands on! So don’t hesitate to get your hands on a copy of the New Catalogue!


Now if you can’t wait for the paper copy you can down load the PDF from Stampin’ Up! Then contact me to get your hands on the paper copy and for all the goodies you want to order!
I’m really excited to share with you all the new product and some of our favourites that we just can’t part with over the coming year.
Have a lovely day. Thanks for spending some time with me today!

The Heart of Christmas - Week 26

Hello and welcome to another beautiful day. Hope you have had a wonderful week.  We had such a beautiful day in Melbourne yesterday ...