I think I could really do with spending some time in a Tropical Oasis after all that we have been through with the bushfires over the last few weeks, and undoubtedly difficult times still to come.
Instead, I have actually made a card!!
My card features products from the Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin’ Up! from the new mini catalogue, and available until 2nd June 2020.
The background features a new Embossing Folder called Coastal Weave – I love this one, and a strip of the lovely bright Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.
The beautiful frangipanis (my favourite flower of all) are from the Timeless Tropical stamp set and dies, have been stamped and then lighted coloured using a blender pen.
I am going to pop my card up on the current Case This Sketch challenge.
Welcome back to the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.
This week I have combined the Detailed Bells Dies with the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper. I love this paper, and it is so versatile, it doesn’t have to be used just for Christmas. But I have, I’ve made two Christmas cards with this combination.
Did you notice, there’s no stamping on these cards?
I have used the gorgeous Classic Weave Ribbon, instead of stamping.
To see all of the other Christmas inspiration, make sure you hop over the Judy’s blog where you can find links to everyone who is taking part.
You may have noticed that I have been missing in action for the past month.
I have been rather unwell and finding it difficult to craft and blog along with everything else I need to do in my life.
Today has been a pretty good day, although I am starting to feel like it’s time to rest, so I will keep my post short and sweet.
My card today features the Let it Snow Designer Series Paper, and all of the cute Christmas trees on my card have been cut from the DSP.
For the background I have used the Stylish Scroll embossing folder which was inked up before putting it through the Big Shot. And I have also used the versatile Ornate Frames Dies for the sentiment panel.
I hope to be back soon with some more creations but in the meantime, you can see all of the inspiration from today’s Heart of Christmas blog hop here.
Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing amazing projects featuring Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, most of which is in the current promotions where you can buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and receive a pack for free! Only available until the 30th of September.
All three of my cards today, feature the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, and very little stamping.
The birds and flowers on my cards have all been cut from the DSP.
For my second card, I have used some of the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP, and overlaid a piece of embossed Vellum, making the DSP more subtle. Again, the bird and flowers were cut from the Bird Ballad DSP.
And my third card is one I have shared before in a previous post, but I thought I would go nicely as a set with these two.
This is a masculine card which combines the fussy cut bird from the Bird Ballad DSP, with some of the woodgrain and music note DSP from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Don’t forget, the fantastic promotion is only available until the 30th September 2019.
For more information about the promotion, contact any of the ladies on the blog hop and we will be happy to help you.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely and talented, Vicki Boucher.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping,
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Our new challenge at Cardz4Guyz is to create a project featuring Trees, Leaves or both of those.
It’s spring here in Australia, so the leaves are just starting to shoot on the trees, however, for my card, I have used some of the gorgeous Come To Gather Designer Series Paper.
I love the Autumn colours in this paper, and it’s fantastic for masculine cards.
I have also run the Vanilla panel through the Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder, so there are some trees in there behind the leaves.
The leaves have all been fussy cut from the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper.
And the sentiment is from the #Elfie stamp set.
Join us at Cardz4Guyz and share your projects, we love to see what you have been doing.
Another week of Christmas inspiration with Week 5 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.
Eventually, I will surpise you with a non-traditional coloured Christmas card, but not this week…..
I have used some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper for my card, and have coloured part of it using a Blender pen.
I have only coloured the part that is inside the frame, made using the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders, using the same colours as the DSP, Garden Green and Real Red, with a touch of Soft Suede for the branches.
I have also used Stampin’ Write markers to colour the finer areas rather than the Blender Pen, which I have used on the larger areas.
The sentiment comes from the #Elfie stamp set which has been die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies….. perfect fit!!
And a very small piece of the Real Red Curly Ribbon to finish off, which has been knotted in the centre and the ends frayed.
Tammy is joining us again this week with another of her gorgeous cards, this time a great fancy fold card featuring the Jolly Seasons Dies.
I love Santa with his reindeer, such a great die.
Did you notice Rudolf, with his red nose?
Thanks for sharing again, Tammy. Gorgeous card!!
If you would like to see what the rest of the Heart of Christmas team did for this week’s hop, you can find all the names on Claire’s blog here.
Thanks for dropping in, and happy stamping!
My card today uses the colours of the current Just Add Ink Challenge, which are Rococo Rose, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.
Gorgeous colour combination!
I have used the Butterfly Wishes stamp set for this card, with a few different techniques.
The branch has been coloured using Stampin’ Write markers in the two different colours, and then stamped off twice before stamping onto the piece of white cardstock.
The flowers, which I am not all that happy with, were stamped in the pink and then coloured using Stampin’ Blends, but I didn’t get as much shading as I wanted.
The butterflies were all stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, and then lightly coloured with Stampin’ Blends in the Rococo Rose colour.
A touch of Wink of Stella on the flowers and some rhinestones for the centres.
Have to add some shiny stuff!!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!
We have been loving the start of spring here in our beautiful part of southern Australia, the weather is already warming up and we have been making the most of the sunshine!
We went on a foraging expedition, with a local lady who specialises in showing people how to find edible weeds, flowers, and some of our Australian bush food that many people are unaware of. It was a fantastic morning, very educational as well as fun, and we came home with yummy fresh salad for lunch, and lots of ideas. Perhaps my title should be pocketS full of happiness! Pockets, and bags, all full of happy, yummy goodness.
So to continue on with the spring theme of this post, I made this card using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set.
It’s such a gorgeous stamp set, I love the simplicity of it, yet it is lovely to colour and create happy cards with.
My stamping wasn’t very accurate, it’s kind of double stamped in a couple of places, but I wanted to use it anyway. It’s handmade!!
I have coloured the stamped images with Stampin’ Blends, and then given the flowers a touch of Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.
The top panel was die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. And the layer underneath is embossed using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
If you would like to buy products to make this simple card, you can find them in my online store here. And please contact me if you have any questions about my cards or how to order, I happy to help in any way I can.
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!
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!
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.
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.
I have die cut some Gold Foil using one of the Detailed Bands Dies to highlight the words on my card.
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,
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
And click here if you would like to order your own Stampin’ Up! products.