Monday 21 September 2020

Heart of Christmas Sep 2020

Heart of Christmas September 2020! 

As you all know Christmas is just around the corner for us card makers, it's definitely the best time to make Christmas cards in September. 
(Some may argue if you don't start making Christmas cards in July you're too late)  Therefore, I've made a Christmas card and can't wait to share with you!

Christmas card - Merry

I use the stamp set called "Cherish the Season", and you can buy a stamps + dies bundle to save 10%.  I also use the "Toile Tidings" Designer Series Paper that's only available in the 2020 mini catalogue.  

Finished product :-) Looks intriguing, isn't it? 

Once you take off the sleeve it you can see "Merry" diecut :-)

Then pull the tab out of the slot for the sentiment! 

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.

If you want to see more creative Christmas cards please click HERE to go back to Judy May's blog! 

Thursday 16 July 2020

AWHT Creative Showcase July 2020 - Colouring Techniques

The Art With Heart Team are back with another Creative Showcase, this time featuring different colouring techniques. The Stampin’ Up! range contains a bevy of functional and effective colouring tools that include Water Painters, Sponge daubbers, The Blends, Watercolouring Pencils, to name a few. 

And today I am showcasing the Celebrating Sunflowers bundle with The Blends.

They are alcohol-based colouring markers which give this rich tone and do not streak as easily as water-colouring pens do. They are so easy to blend with other colours to create gradient effects, which also explains why they're one of the most commonly used type of colouring markers in the world.

#1 Let's Celebrate You - using the Sunflower Bundle. 

I love how easy it is to use the Blends, and with the help of the detailed image of the sunflower, I'm able to effortlessly use only the dark and light Daffodil Delight pens to finish the colouring.

I also use dark and light Shaded Bruce pens to colour the leaves in no time.  The only fiddly thing is the sentiment, which took me a while to get it straight.

#2 You are The Happy to my Day - using the Country Home stamp set

You won't need much technique at all, just colour the stamped image with The Blends, then fussy cut and adhere it up.  

As the Country Home is not a new stamp set, I add the bow of Bumblebree Gingham ribbons to give it a '2020' look.

To be totally honest, both cards are CASED from the catalogue with very slight variations, so anyone can make these!

The next Art With Heart Team Member to share their colouring technique with you is the 
very talented Caroline Manwaring!!

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Thank you for viewing our Showcase tonight, we’ll be back next month with more inspiration for you.

Thursday 23 January 2020

AWH Blog Hop is Sale-A-Bration | Jan 2020

Welcome to the first Art With Heart Blog Hop for year 2020!  

This month we are featuring cards using the amazing products you can earn for free during our Sale-a-bration promotion.  As you know that Jan-March is Stampin' Up's Sale-a-bration month -  until the 31st of March, for anyone and for every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you will earn free products (i.e. stamps, dies, embellishments etc!) from our Sale-a-bration brochure.  

Not just that, hostess’ earn bonuses too! When you host a party with sales above $500 you receive this Little Ladybug set in addition to the usual Hostess benefits.

Sale-a-bration also has a bonus for recruits joining during this promotion. For the joining fee of $169 you can choose your starter kit of products to the value of $235 plus  Mini Paper Cutter, 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper sampler and their choice of stamp set

So for today, I am showing 2 cards using products featured in the Mini-Catalogue( for more details), mainly the Timeless Tropical Bundle.  The bundle comes with a stamp set and dies, which makes the cards so easy and fun.  The new tropical theme is also refreshing and on trend.  

#1 May Your Birthday Be Memorable

This is a CASE card from the mini catalogue, with the bundle.  I also added this very cool braided burlap trim which can be purchased from the catty.

#2 Aloha (Hello) 

Love the coconut stamp! I also fussy cut the flowers and leaves from the free DSP that came with the mini trimmer purchase, thanks to Kate's tip!  I use the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder on velum and use it for the backing of the "Aloha" diecut.  

#3 May Your Holiday Be Memorable
Also a semi-CASED card from the caddy!  The photo was taken in the evening, so it doesn't have that warm sunny light on it.  Love the pineapple die it's so cute <3 p="">

All in all they're very easy to make with the bundle, and you can totally experiment with different Blends (the Stampin' Up blending colouring pens) on the stamped frangipani flowers.  They're so cute! 

The next demonstrator to share their Sale-a-bration inspiration with you is Kate Morgan!   Kate is not only a very creative crafter, a perfectionist, but also a fantastic friend who is talented and kind, and inspiring in many levels.  

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Thursday 23 May 2019

AWHT May Blog Hop | 2019-2010 Catalogue Themes

Hello everyone! 

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative products using supplies from the upcoming 2019 - 2020 annual catalogue. If you would like a copy of the brand new annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.  

Now before I start, I just want to say that I'm a big fan of vintage themes, and I'm so glad that there are many vintage and yet still very inspirational style stamps from this catalogue.  They are to die for and will surely blow you away if you're a vintage fan too.

In this blog hop I pick one of my favourite bundle, which is called "Magnolia Lane" and is featured right on the catalogue cover!  I wouldn't say it's 100% vintage theme, but it's defo got the touch and so easy to make a card within 10 minute.

#1 Thank You card

I make the frame using the one included in the Magolia Memory dies, as well as the Everyday Punch, then emboss it with white ink and use the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder.  It's pretty cool lol. 

The flowers are from the Magnolia Land DSP and are all out of fussy cuts. The only stamping required is the "Thanks".

#2 Magnolia box

I cheatby using just the pizza box from the catty, and then the dies in the bundle to make multiple petals, colouring the stigma/filaments and gluing them up.  The petals are actually slightly embossed with the dies and they're just gorgeous.

I think maybe it looks a bit boring so I add some cute little flower embellishments, but the afternoon sun is setting so soon and the photo doesn't actually look as good as the first one without the little flowers.  and they really don't stand out anyway, despite serving as proof of my effort ha.  I realise I should've use something that sparkles, like sequins.  It was a wrong effort anyway.  

Look at the flower!  OMG it's radiant thanks to the sun! 

Well I hope you enjoy my creations, and while you're at it why not click on below links from other talented team members!  The next one is Kate Morgan woohoo!! 

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