Tuesday, 16 April 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 44 - Sahara Sand


Hi everyone and welcome to Week 44 of our Colour Creations blog hop with the Art with Heart team.

Striking a pose this week is the lovely neutral colour of Sahara Sand.

Sahara Sand 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Neutrals Collection

In fact my card features all neutral colours, with the addition of Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy on a Whisper White card base, in my absolute favourite square sized card.


Even though I think my Night of Navy ink pad needs re-inking, I really like the effect the flowers have going on here. The flower images have a water colour look to them, and actually, the less "juicy" your ink pad is, the better effect you'll get when stamping.  The images and sentiment are from the First Frost stamp set that carried over from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, and I purchased the stamp set and matching framelits as a bundle at the time. The bundle is no longer available, however they can be purchased separately. A set certainly worthy of a place in your collection - in my opinion.


I embossed a piece of Sahara Sand with the Lace 3D embossing folder and wrapped a length of the 1/2" Night of Navy gingham ribbon around it. I stuck this piece onto a panel of Night of Navy and then attached it to the front of the card. I stamped the stem and leaves in Mossy Meadow onto a piece of Whisper White and cut this out with a stitched oval die. Then I sponged some Sahara Sand, lightly, over the image to give it an aged look. I almost ended up with it looking like Very Vanilla cardstock! Anyway, I stuck this onto a layering oval in Night of Navy and attached one of the flowers with tombow glue and the other with a dimensional. The oval was added to the front using dimensionals. I stamped the leaves tone on tone onto their matching cardstock and sat them both sides of the focal image with a touch of tombow and a few glue dots. The sentiment was die-cut with a stitched rectangle and popped on dimensionals. Lastly, I added three of the basic adhesive-backed sequins from the Annual Catalogue and the sweetest little bow of gingham ribbon.


Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the Best Bunny stamp set, stamped in Sahara Sand and the flowers look lovely here I think, again in Night of Navy.

Well that's it from me tonight, thanks for stopping by.

Hop over to Catherine's blog here, to see the rest of tonight's Sahara Sand creations from the team.


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Thursday, 11 April 2019

'How Sweet It Is' Gift Bag

Hello & welcome everyone.

I thought I'd share a gift bag with you today. 
I made this bag to go with a birthday card that I made for my friend Annmaree.


The bag is one designed by Linda Parker of Papercraft With Crafty. I just made a couple of changes to mine. The finished bag measures 8 1/2" x 2 1/4" and 7 1/2" tall.

This pattern is from the How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper.

How Sweet It Is - Designer Series Paper - Occasions Catalogue

For the tag, I fussy cut one of the cup cakes from another sheet of the DSP, and added some retired enamelled glitter dots for the sprinkles. I got this idea from Judy May, one of our lovely Art With Heart team members. Thanks Judy.


The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and it's from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

Here is Annmarees' card that I made for Week 28 of the AWH team Colour Creations weekly blog hop. Melon Mambo was our colour that week.


I really love making gift bags to coordinate with my cards.


Annmaree, myself and another friend enjoyed a yummy lunch today for her birthday tomorrow, and of course she loved both the bag and matching card.


Happy Birthday Annmaree!


Thanks for stopping by today.

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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 42 - Real Red



Hi everyone.
We're up to Week 42 of the Art with Heart Colour Creations blog hop. Our colour tonight is Real Red. A classic red from our Regals Collection.

Real Red 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Regals Collection

For tonight's hop, I'm sharing a thank you card.


I just wanted a really simple design and to let the gorgeous, vibrant red be the star of the show, as it should be. I think I achieved that look.

I've made a tent fold card base of Whisper White and I inked up the Buffalo Check background stamp with Real Red ink and stamped onto some Whisper White cardstock, then die cut a panel of it with a rectangle stitched framelit. I added this to a panel of whisper white and silver foil, and popped this whole piece up with dimensionals. Then I stamped the large daisy from the Daisy Delight stamp set onto real red cardstock twice with real red ink, and punched out with the Daisy Punch. I brushed on some sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen and added a faceted gem to the centre. It's also attached with dimensionals, and the same for the sentiment.


The sentiment is heat embossed in black and die cut with another of the rectangle stitched framelits. Originally I had stamped directly onto the card base but the ink smudged. I like this look better - so a happy mistake really. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet.
In this photo you can see that I embossed horizontal lines on the top and bottom. There's three along the top and four along the bottom. I did this by using the Simply Scored scoring tool before adding all the elements. Three red rhinestones finish of the details and balance the card nicely I think.


Inside the card I added a stitched rectangle of the buffalo check that I had left over and another stitched rectangle in Whisper White for the writing panel.


Thanks for stopping by. Head over to Catherine's blog to see the rest of tonight's Real Red creations from the team.

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I read and appreciate them all. 💗

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