Tuesday, 5 March 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 38 - Pool Party



Hello & welcome everyone.

Another week, another Colour Creations blog hop from the Art with Heart team, and another square card from me tonight.

This is Week 38 and our colour is Pool Party.

Pool Party 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Subtles Collection


What a lovely, soft and cooling colour Pool Party is. On my card I've combined it with Night of Navy, and one of the great patterns from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP in the Annual Catalogue. I layered the DSP onto a piece of Night of Navy that I ran through the Subtles embossing folder. I had a play around with the Well Said bundle, and that's where the sentiments and the flowers, stems and little bird came from. This is a fantastic bundle, and I'm looking forward to playing with it some more!

I cut out the stitched oval from Whisper White and using the same die and a scalloped oval, I cut out the Pool Party frame. I inset the stitched oval inside the frame and used sticky tape on the back to hold the whole thing together as one piece. Then I just popped it up on dimensionals. I had to trim the stems a little as they were too long, I used Soft Sea Foam for these, with Pool Party flowers. Can you see the sparkle on the flowers? Where would I be without my Wink of Stella?! I added a basic rhinestone to each of the centres. The little birdie is so cute. He has a retired black rhinestone as his eye. My bow is made from the Pool Party shimmer ribbon. Using my dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend marker, I added dots to each of the scallops around the oval frame.

The word 'best' was stamped in Pool Party and cut out with the smallest Rectangle Stitched Framelits die. It isn't this small really. I cut the whole rectangle out first, and then laid the die back over the shape to cut again creating the smaller rectangle. It aligns pretty well, and you can feel it fall into place fairly easily. The die-cut word 'wishes', comes from the Well Written Framelits Dies.
You really should check this bundle out. It's in the Occasions Catalogue on Page 27.

This is what I did on the inside of the card.


I added a piece of the DSP, then a stitched square for the message. And isn't that a sweet little butterfly?! He's also from the Well Written Framelits.

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

To see the rest of the teams Pool Party creations, hop over to Catherine's blog by clicking here.

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Thursday, 28 February 2019

Sale-a-bration! AWH Team - February Blog Hop



Hi everyone and welcome to the Art with Heart team's February blog hop.

Tonight, the team are sharing creative projects using products available for FREE, when you make a minimum purchase during Sale-a-bration.
For every $90 (AUD) you spend before postage, you get to choose FREE products from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

  • If you spend $90, you get to choose one FREE level 1 product.
  • If you spend $180, you get to choose one FREE level 2 product or two level one products.
  • If you spend $270, you have the option to choose three level 1 products or, one level 1 and one level 2 products.        

The Sale-a-bration promotion is current now, until March 31st. Be sure to request a copy of the brochure today, if you don't already have one.
Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team - just ask any of the girls on the blog hop for more details!


Here's my creation.


If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you'll know that I love to make square cards and gift sets of 3" x 3" note cards. The gorgeous colours in the Organdy Ribbon and Botanical Butterfly DSP, were crying out to me to create this set of 5 note cards. And of course, I just had to incorporate the beautiful Country Floral Dynamic embossing folder.
These are all level 1 products, and the embossing folder can be found in the second release brochure.
Each of the embossed panels is adhered to a square of cardstock in the corresponding ribbon colour. The five sentiments come from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in the Annual Catalogue, and I cut them out using the stitched shapes ovals framelits. They are all stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and then adhered to a matching coloured scalloped oval.
I punched the same coloured butterfly for each card from the Botanical Butterfly DSP, using the Butterfly Duet punch, attached them with a mini dimensional and added some sparkle with the clear Wink of Stella pen. The flower sequins are from the Gingham Gala suite and I added a tiny pearl to the centre of them from an old retired pack of basic pearls.

The organdy ribbon comes in a set of 5 colours: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, and Lemon Lime Twist

I also made matching envelopes.


Stampin' Up! products coordinate beautifully! Here I used the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper to decorate the back flap of the 3" x 3" envelopes.

Now, this little set of cards had to have a home - didn't they?


I decorated one of our mini pizza boxes to hold them.


The only problem was, I had run out of Balmy Blue cardstock for the blue card, but Night of Navy is a lovely contrast with the soft blue, as you can see in the photo below.


Here they are with their matching envelopes. This is one little set I'm going to have trouble giving away!

Thanks for joining us on our hop tonight, now it's time to head over to the next participant, our lovely and talented team leader Claire Daly.

If you find a broken link or have come to this hop from a different entry point, below is the list of tonight's participants.





If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

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







Tuesday, 26 February 2019

AWH Colour Creations - Week 37 - Pineapple Punch


Hi everyone.

The Art with Heart team are sharing Pineapple Punch projects, for Week 37 of our Colour Creations hop.

Pineapple Punch 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - 2018-2020 In Colour Collection

And it's another square card from me tonight. I just can't help myself!


This card already puts a smile on my face, and I'm hoping that if the need comes to give this to someone feeling a little under the weather, that it will put a smile on their face too.

What a vibrant colour, Pineapple Punch is!

I really wanted to use the gorgeous new embossing folder from the second release Sale-a-bration brochure. You can choose this FREE, with a $90 purchase. It's called Country Floral and it's one of the dynamic embossing folders. Demonstrators and customers alike, are going crazy for it, and you can see why. The detail is absolutely beautiful. And of course, it looks great in any colour.

But tonight is all about Pineapple Punch. I've chosen to accent it with gold, which brings out those gorgeous yellow tones even more.


I heat embossed the sentiment in gold to match the gold foil, the sentiment is from the Needle & Thread stamp set. I backed this with a strip of pineapple punch cardstock, that I embossed with the subtles embossing folder, and attached it to a gold foil stitched rectangle.


I added the Gingham Gala sequins and set a basic pearl in the centre of each of them, and made a double bow using the Braided Linen Trim. At first that was all I had, as far as embellishing goes, but it looked a bit bare, so that's when I thought of adding the butterflies, and I'm glad I did. You can't really see it, but there is a little shimmer on the butterflies, courtesy of my wink of stella brush.

Well, thanks for joining us again on another Colour Creations hop. Use Catherine's link below to see what she has made and the list of other team members that participated tonight.



If you're leaving a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗


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


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