Thursday, 24 January 2019

AWHT - Occasions Catalogue2019



Hi fellow crafters! I haven't updated my blog for such a long time, I know!  At the end of the day, I'm just like any average blogger with a lot going on in life.  Blogging is sort of a way of keeping me going with making cards and connect with whoever clicks in by chance.  And I do appreciate if anyone stumbles upon my blog, even if just by accident!   


Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects using product from the occasions catalogue. The occasions catalogue is current now until June 3rd. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today (along with the sale-a-bration brochure).

Did you know that sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team?   Feel free to ask me or anyone on the blog hop if you’d like more details, by clicking my icon on right column of this page.


Well, I've made quite a few cards already since the occasions catty was released, and sent out a few of them already.  But today I would like to focus on this particular stamps and dies bundle: 

Needle & Thread Photopolymer Bundle


And here are my interpretations, two very similar cards just with different colour combos.  I got the inspiration from the catty itself - what a great source of creativity it is!

#card 1



Love the super cute stitches! 

#card 2


I always have issues of not being able to use up the DSPs in the past.  Therefore by making two similar cards in style but with slightly different elements from the stamp set and DSP, I'm able to use more elements from the same themed products in one go.   

And must I say, I finally found Delightful Dijon slightly more delightful when combining with the right coloursl!!!


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Sue Madex!  I've seen Sue's demonstration at an OnStage event and she's absoulutely amazing!   




You can also hop around to see other crafters' creations for the January 2019 blog hop:

Enjoy and happy crafting! xx

Thursday, 23 August 2018

AWHT - July Blog Hop | Coloured images


First of all, can I just say I'm so lucky to be part of the blog hop.  Some of the team members are incredibly talented, prolific and dedicated, and in contrast, I only blog once a month!  It's just an honour to be listed here with them, which I'm so grateful about.

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring stamp sets that you can colour in. 
We hope our blog hop inspires you to pick up some stampin’ write markers, watercolour pencils, stampin blends or another form of colouring medium and colour in with your stamps.

Don’t forget to contact any of the ladies on the blog hop to order any products, especially they limited edition colour your season products.

With me, I am showing the awesome Stampin' Blends (alcohol-based colouring pens) on stamped images using the 'Country Home' stamp set.   The cards are both country-themed, which I don't do very often, but I really love them both. 

# Thank you card 1




Stamp Set: Country Home
Colouring tools: Stampin' Blends: Dark and light Smokey Slate, dark and light Pumpkin Pie, dark and light Crumb Cake, dark and light Highland Heather, light Blackberry Bliss, light Shaded Spruce and light Pool Party

Other materials used in current catalogue:
Vellum sheet
Cardstock - Whisper white, Pool Party
Braided linen trim


# Thank you card 2



Stamp Set: Country Home and Burlap Stamp
Colouring tools: Stampin' Blends - Dark and light Highland Heather, dark and light Daffodil Delight, light Pumpkin pie, dark and light Old Olive, dark and light Shaded Spruce.

Other materials used in current catalogue:
Vellum sheet
Cardstock - Whisper white, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
Tin Tile Dynamic embossing Folder 
Braided linen trim


I really do enjoy the colouring process, and hope you enjoy the looks too!  Next, it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and also my good crafty friend, Andrea!



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

Thursday, 26 July 2018

AWHT - July Blog Hop | 2018 DSP


Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring designer series paper. This month, Stampin’ Up! have a special on designer series paper, buy 3, get 1 free! We hope our blog hop inspires you to get crafting with your designer series paper. 

I am showcasing a very special DSP called Broadway Bound.  I love the bright and modern party design, and the gold foil accents on each paper. If you want to impress your birthday girl/boy with a bubbly and uplifting feel this is it!

And of course, it's very easy to make haha. 


I use Celebrate You Thinlet to cut out the Celebrate on Lemon Lime Twist card stock twice and glue them. Then I use the same die to cut out the same word on a piece of gold foil paper.  Then I stacked the two up but slightly off set it to create more dimension. 


Materials used:

The DSP and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (because I don't have Granny Apple Green cardstock)
1/2" Textured Weave Ribbons in Granny Apple Green colour
Celebrate You Thinlets
Layering circle Framelits, 



It is a very modern DSP, but also versatile.   I hope you enjoy looking at my card and it brings you happy feeling. 


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rachel Woollard!        

   



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

Thursday, 28 June 2018

AWHT - June Blog Hop | CASing the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue






Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects CASED (meaning: copy and steal everything)  from the annual catalogue. If you would like a copy of the 2018 - 2019 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls (preferably ME ha ha!) on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

The Stampin' Up! catalogue is a great source for your paper-crafting inspirations.  It gives you plenty of ideas on colours, layouts, elements and more.  I love browsing my catalogue from time to time just to see what I can try next, and it often gets me going straight away.  And keep every year's catalogue in my stash because it's so much fun to go back and see the changes through out the years, and the classic methods that'll never fade with time.

So I am showing here two cards I made from p.82-83, and the third card from p.60 in the catty.  

The first bundle is called Little Twinkle and it came with a stamp set and a punch.  I love the soft and modern style presented on the page.  But as I don't always have all of the materials to make the exact same cards, I just change some elements. 









# card 1 - Congratulations

This one is so easy to CASE and the result is great.  I stamp the constellation image with Versa Mark then heat emboss the image. The sentiment is just a normal stamping in Night of Navy. Then I glue everything together, make a bow tie and put on the star embellishments. 




I may have adjusted the colour a bit too pink! 






# card 2 - Love you More than The Stars

It actually looks quite different from the blue card shown on the page.  I find the original one much smaller than I think so decide to change the way it looks. Nonetheless it is still not bad. I also punch out the moon and stars, add some shimmer with Wink of Stella pen, then give it a glossy finish before gluing them onto the card.



Shiny! 





#card 3  from "Coffee Cafe" bundle on p.60.  It doesn't veer too far off the inspiration itself in that it's laid out similarly.
I really like the Gray Granite ribbon and it goes well with pretty much everything to create a modern style! 





Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and lovely Monika O'Neill! 






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I hope you enjoy browsing through all our works and get some inspirations.  Happy card-making!