Thursday, 22 February 2018

AWH Team - February Blog Hop - Sale-A-Bration!

Hello & welcome friends.
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects using products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. For every $90 (AUD) you spend before postage, you can choose FREE products from the brochure.

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

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 - just ask any of the girls on the hop!

For my SAB project, I decided that I wanted to use the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. This was the first time I inked it up, and I am really loving the image. 

 On my card above, I have stamped it onto Melon Mambo cardstock in Crumb Cake ink and cut out with a stitched shape circle framelit. I've mounted this onto a piece of the Wood Textures DSP and popped this onto Night of Navy embossed with the Simple Stripes TIEF layered onto Melon Mambo and then attached to a Crumb Cake card base.
Also from the SAB brochure is the Party Pandas stamp set, this has proven to be a popular set as well. From this set I used the Happy Birthday sentiment and stamped it onto another piece of the Wood Textures DSP in Night of Navy, then I punched it out with the Classic Label punch. To flag the ends of the punched piece, you just re-insert each end into the punch a little way and cut off the ends.
Other embellishments are our Enamel Shapes, Rhinestones and Gingham Ribbon.

I stamped the flower image again onto a piece of photocopy paper in Crumb Cake for the insert.

I also made this little gift box to match the card. (Credit goes to Samantha Clayton from Mixed Up Craft for this design.)
I am thinking a little piece of yummy homemade fudge would fit perfectly inside!
What a sweet little gift!

Thank you for joining us on our hop tonight, just use the "next blog" button below to continue hopping around. If you're already hopping, you may have come to me from Catherine Proctor's blog, but hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and at the end of each blog post there is a link to the next one.

Now it's time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented Rachel Palmieri.

If you do find any broken links, below is a list of tonight's hop participants.

Caroline are here

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

A little birdie told me.....

Hi friends and welcome to today's blog post.

 I wanted to share with you all a birthday card I made using the 'Bird Banter' photopolymer stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.
I have to confess that this set didn't really WOW me at first, but I absolutely LOVE this card, and now I LOVE the stamp set too!

I was searching Google images for ideas on how to colour the birds in the set, when I stumbled across this cute design layout. I've used Pool Party and Pink Pirouette on a Whisper White card base and I think these colours are so soft and pretty together. I stamped tone on tone on the three narrow strips behind the focal image using the leaf stamp and then also stamped onto the Pink Pirouette layer with Crumb Cake. I coloured the cockatoo with our Stampin' Blends, and I wanted the colours to represent our Australian galah and I'm very pleased with the results. Both the bird and greeting are stamped with the Memento black ink, which is recommended if you're colouring with the Stampin' Blends.

I coloured the Clear Epoxy Shapes with the dark Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends marker just to add a touch of colour and I gave the bird a lovely shimmer using the Wink of Stella pen. You can really see the lovely soft sparkle on the bird in this close-up shot.  As there aren't any coordinating dies with this stamp set, I simply fussy-cut it out. Just take your time - using our paper snips makes fussy-cutting a breeze! I made a double bow out of the Silver Baker's Twine and added an Enamel Shape heart to the centre. 

I've kept the card very simple on the inside with a layer of Whisper White, the stamped sentiment and some washi tape from the Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions Catalogue.

Well that's it for today, thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions regarding this project please get in touch with me, I'd be very happy to answer them for you.

All products and supplies are listed below.

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

Product List

Thursday, 25 January 2018

AWH Team - January Blog Hop - Occasions Catalogue

Hello crafting friends, it's so good to be back from a long and restful break over Christmas and the New Year celebrations. I hope everyone had a lovely time with their loved ones and friends and that 2018 will be a happy & healthy one for us all.

Tonight the Art With Heart team are sharing creative projects using products from the Occasions Catalogue, which is current through to May 31st. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today (along with the Sale-A-Bration brochure).
Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team. Just ask any of the girls on the hop!

The project I'm sharing tonight is one that I created for my first class of the new year. I just had to make something with the gorgeous Petal Passion suite of products. Black & White may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you really have to love everything about this suite I think. From the stamp set to the DSP and dies to the embossing folders and embellishments, it is all truly beautiful. Another fantastic thing about this suite is that some of the designs in the DSP are just outline images that you can colour with our fabulous Stampin' Blends! That's a definite winner, don't you agree? 😊

Gable Box and matching card & envelope.

The card is a fun fold design featuring the gorgeous little bird as the focal image. I used Basic Black and Whisper White for the cardstock, along with Smoky Slate as this matched the silver in the Gable Box quite nicely. Some Black Shimmer ribbon made into a bow and Silver Metallic thread to represent a nest, softens the monochrome look.

On opening the flap, a sweet flower die-cut image is revealed. 

The open lacework die-cut was just the right element to add to the side of the card. And there's plenty of room inside to write your message. The addition of the scalloped circle hides the back of the tab.

Don't forget to pretty up your envelopes too, by adding some DSP to the back flap and a stamped image on the front.

I cut the DSP a 1/4" smaller for the front, back and side panels to cover the sweet little Mini Gable Box.
  Note: The Black Rhinestone Jewels are a retired product, however, our Basic Rhinestones can be coloured with a black sharpie marker.

Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about this project, I'd be happy to answer them for you. 😊

Now it's time to hop on over to the blog of our next participant, the very talented 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:

Ros Davidson 

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty 😘

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Occasions Catalogue - Sneak Peek!

Hi crafting friends, I have just popped on today to share a quick little show & tell.

The products I've used are from a gorgeous suite in the brand new Occasions Catalogue that begins on January 3rd and ends on May 31st. The suite is called Sweet Soiree and has some fantastic coordinating products.

I purchased these clip boards with note-pads from a local discount shop, they were really inexpensive, but with the addition of some gorgeous DSP and matching ribbon, I think they make a very sweet little gift.

You can see in the photo above just how plain they look before I decorated them.

I think this suite of products is going to be very popular. 

In conjunction with the start of the Occasions Catalogue is Sale-a-bration!

What is Sale-a-bration?
It's Stampin' Up!'s BIGGEST sale of the year!
With a qualifying order, customers can earn FREE products!

For every $90 (AUSTRALIAN) spent before postage and handling, you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration brochure.
Spend $180 and earn even bigger rewards!

Get in touch with me if you would like any of the catalogues, I'd be happy to post them out to you.

That's it for today friends.

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘