Heart of Christmas Week 4

Heart of Christmas 2019

Heart of Christmas 2019 – Week 4

I can’t believe it is already the 4th week we have shared Christmas inspiration from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  Christmas is coming!
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My cards this week were inspired by my lovely friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the US, Anne-Marie Hile.  Anne-Marie has been inspiring me for many, many years and makes such beautiful cards.
And while my intention was to CASE Anne-Marie’s card, which you can see here, my card ended up a little different.
Wrapped in Plaid Suite Pine Tree Punch Perfectly Plaid Stampin Up Embossed Christmas Tree 2019 Holiday Catalogue Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping 1

And I decided to make a second card, but keeping it quite clean and simple, but still with some of the Christmas colours from the original.
Wrapped in Plaid Suite 2019 Holiday Catalogue Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

I have die cut some Gold Foil using one of the Detailed Bands Dies to highlight the words on my card.
Wrapped in Plaid Card Gold Detailed Bands Dies Stampin Up 2019 Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet?
If not, there’s sure to be something to inspire you from all the projects from the blog hop, which you can find links here on Claire’s blog.

Happy hopping, hope you find some inspiration,
Chris

 

Inspired by the Beatles

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This week’s challenge at Cardz4Guyz is to create a project inspired by the band, the Beatles.
My card could just be about the Beatles in general, but in this case it is inspired by their song “While my Guitar Gently Weeps”.
Beetles Inspired Masculine Card Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping Music

I have used a long ago retired Stampin’ Up! image, which I stamped from a friend’s stamp set many years ago, and still had the image lying around in my stash.
It’s good to use up some old bits and pieces I have lying around sometimes.
And the embossing folder, I think I got as a free gift when I first bought a Big Shot, perhaps about 11 years ago!!

You can find out what the rest of the Design Team have created using the Beatles challenge at Cardz4Guyz, and we hope you will share your own ideas with us.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Purple Daisies

I made this card a while ago and somehow I haven’t shared it with you yet.
With all the Christmas projects going on for blog hops, I thought you might like something different today, and thought it was time to share this one.

This card is a comination of some of my absolute favourites from the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, the Heirloom Frames, and the Daisy Lane Bundle.

Heirloom Frame Card Daisy Lane Stampin Up Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

The daisies have been stamped in Smokey Slate, and then coloured using a Blender pen and  Blackberry Bliss ink.
The daisies and the frame have some Wink of Stella added to them for some shimmer, but it hasn’t come up in the photos.
This was a card which I made for a lovely lady who recently joined my Stampin’ Up! team.  It is lovely to have someone living close by who shares my love of stamping and creating.
I am looking for more team members, so if you live in Australia, and would like to know more about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, either as a business demonstrator, or as a hobbyist who would like to get a discount on your products, please feel free to leave a comment, or send me an email at dotdotstamping@gmail.com

And click here if you would like to order your own Stampin’ Up! products.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Heart of Christmas Week 3

Heart of Christmas 2019

Heart of Christmas 2019 Blog Hop – Week 3.

This week I have used some of the stunning Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, combined with Copper Foil to create my card.
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In the background, I have embossed the white cardstock with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder (Page 53 of the 2019 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue).
The frame is made from the Copper Foil Sheets which I have die cut with the Rectangle Stitched Frames Dies, and the gorgeous Bell is also die cut from the Copper Foil using the new Detailed Bells Dies (Page 17).
Detailed Bells Dies Stampin Up 2019 Holiday Catalogue Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping
The little swirl that’s at the bottom of the frame….. it’s one of the pieces that came out of bell after it was die cut.  It seemed such a shame to waste it.
Detailed Bells Dies Stampin Up 2019 Holiday Catalogue Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping (1)
And my sentiment has also been die cut, using the Ornate Frame Dies, also on Page 53.

And now…..

Tammy Prince is joining us again this week with another of her lovely snowy cards.
Tammy Prince Christmas Card Let It Snow DSP Stampin' Up!
Tammy has used the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper and created some very clever snowflakes using the Magnolia Memory Dies from the Annual Catalogue.
This DSP makes it so easy to create gorgeous Christmas Cards.
Thanks for sharing with us again, Tammy.

Judy May is our host this week for the Blog Hop, so make sure you click here to see all the rest of the gorgeous inspiration this week.

Happy Stamping
Chris

PS The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is now live, and so all the products you see on the blog hop are available for you to order through your demonstrator.

Heart of Christmas Week 2

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Week 2 of the Heart of Christmas weekly Blog Hops.

Heart of Christmas 2019

I have gone with very traditional Christmas colours for this week’s Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, using some of the products from the Wrapped in Plaid Suite on Pages 12-14 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

Christmas Card Wrapped in Plaid by Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping 2019 Holiday Catalogue

I’ve started with a Very Vanilla base this time, I really like the more vintage look that it gives, and a strip of the gorgeous Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper which has the lovely gold stripe through it.
So gorgeous for Christmas projects.
Wrapped in Plaid DSP Christmas Card Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping
The ribbon is from the current Annual Catalogue, the Metallic-Edge Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon edged wtih gold.  To make the bow, I have doubled up a length of ribbon, tied it in the middle with a piece of twine and then popped one of the Designer Elements from page 178 of the Annual Catalogue, over the twine to hide it.
The rhinestones have been coloured with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend.  I’ve added these to the centre of the Designer Elements.
“Merry Christmas” was stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and then I have run the Wink of Stella over the top to give it some shimmer but unfortunately I wasn’t careful enough and it has just smudged the ink in a couple of places.  The sentiment has been die cut using one of the Ornate Frames Dies from Page 53 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
The Christmas Trees have been punched out using the Pine Tree punch, which makes Christmas cards a breeze!
Pine Tree Punch Perfectly Plaid Christmas Trees Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

I have guest stamper and cardmaker, Tammy Prince joining me again this week, with another of her fabulous designs.
Tammy Prince Christmas Card 2019 Holiday Catalogue Let it Snow

Tammy has used the Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper for her card today, and combined that with the Frosted Frames Dies, Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies and So Many Stars stamp set, the gorgeous Cherry cobbler 1cm Diagonal Stripe Ribbon, and add some sparkle with Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin Glitter.

So gorgeous!  Thanks for sharing with us again, Tammy.

If you would like to see what the rest of the Blog Hoppers made this week, you can find the list of participants on Claire’s blog.
Happy hopping, and happy stamping!
Chris

Celebrate!

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This week at Cardz4Guyz we are Celebrating!
That could be celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or any special occasion.
Celebrate Card by Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping 2019 For The Love of Felt

As my main stamp set for this card, I have chosen one that I bought to go with a kit, called For The Love of Felt, the stamp set has the same name.
I don’t want the stamp set to sit idle and not earn it’s keep, now that I am no longer running the kit class.
The swirl and the “Let’s Celebrate” comes from For The Love of Felt stamp set, and “Celebrate the Best Day Ever” is from the Band Together Stamp Set.
The trusty Stamparatus was the main tool for making this card come together, making it really easy to line the sentiments up and creating the swirl along the side.
The ink colours I have used are Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green.
Find out what the rest of the Design Team have created, or even share your own Celebration project, click here.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Heart of Christmas 2019

Heart of Christmas 2019
The Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! Team will be running a weekly Blog Hop to share with you, all the gorgeous products from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue, which is available on the 4th September 2019.

#Elfie
#Elfie
I couldn’t resist this gorgeous stamp set, and am having so much fun colouring the images and making cards with it.
This time I have combined it with the Night Before Christmas Designer Series Papers.

Elfie Night Before Christmas DSP

Elfie has been fussy cut after I coloured him using Stampin’ Blends.
I have also added heaps of sparkle over the white areas and the yellow, using some Wink of Stella.
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And did you see that “Merry Christmas” ribbon in the catalogue?
Don’t have a catalogue yet?
Let me know if you are in Australia, I am happy to send one to you.

Now I have a special treat for you.
Recently a very talented lady joined my Stampin’ Up! team.  Tammy Prince is fairly new to cardmaking and stamping, but she is so very creative. And I thought I would let her share some of her work with you.  Here is her gorgeous card for this blog hop.
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Thanks for agreeing to share your creativity with us Tammy, and welcome to the team.
Tammy has used some of the gorgeous Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, along with the Frosted Frames dies, and heaps of sparkle using Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin’ Glitter.

Be sure to head to Claire’s blog, where you can find a list of all the participants in the Blog Hop.

If you are in Australia and are interested in joining my small but growing team of friendly crafters, then please reach out to me via email, or you can join online here.
Happy Stamping!
Chris