Tuesday, 11 December 2018

AWH Colour Creations - Week 28 - Melon Mambo



Hi everyone!

Welcome to week 28 of our Colour Creations challenge hop with the Art with Heart team.

Tonight's featured colour is Melon Mambo from our Brights Colour Family.

6" x 6" Designer Series Paper - Brights Collection.

I love this bright, bold pink! You can tone it down or jazz it up with our great range of Stampin' Up! colours, but for this card, bright and bold was the order of the day.


I made this card for a friend's birthday in April, that's April of next year! Yep, I'm organised, at least for this one.
I have combined Melon Mambo and silver foil, gold and silver heat embossing. The sentiment and images are from the 'Picture Perfect Birthday' and I think this is the first time I've used it. I love those candles!
I stamped each of the candles in Melon Mambo and then I stamped the two patterns and sentiment in Versamark over the top and heat embossed in silver. The flames are embossed in gold. I used the Subtle TIEF on one of the silver foil panels and again on the first layer of Melon Mambo. Hasn't this been a popular embossing folder?!
I added a half inch strip of the dsp to the inside of the card along the bottome edge. You can just see it in the photo above.

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

To see more Melon Mambo creations, just use Catherine's link below.

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Mrs Santa Claus

Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a lovely week and have a great weekend planned no matter what you're doing.

Today I'm sharing an easel card I made using the Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP. I love all of the designs in this pack, they are just so cute!

Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper

There is a Christmas song that I absolutely love, it's called Mrs Santa Claus by Nat King Cole. My card is inspired by this song.


Isn't she just the sweetest Mrs Claus?!
Here she is, surrounded by candy canes and wishing that you get everything on your Christmas list and more! I die-cut her directly from the paper as well as the presents using the coordinating framelits. You can of course stamp her using the 'Signs of Santa' stamp set and colour her in with your markers or blends, but as this card was for a class, it was simpler and easier to just die-cut the image straight from the DSP.

Have you noticed the glow behind the circle?
I heat embossed the sentiment in silver onto some vellum to allow for a battery operated tea-light to shine through.


It's such a simple little card design, and one that I think the little ones would enjoy, and the "little ones" at heart as well!


Sadly, this entire suite of gorgeous products is retiring. So, if you absolutely love it as much as I do, and have to have it, or more if you already have it, you only have until January 2nd or until supplies last to get it.

You know the saying 'Behind every great man, there is a great woman'?
Well I definitely think this is the case with Santa and Mrs Claus!

Thanks for stopping by.

I'll be back soon to share more projects with you.

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I read and appreciate them all. 💗

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Thursday, 22 November 2018

Sketch Theme - AWH Team - November Blog Hop



Hello friends, welcome to our last monthly blog hop for 2018 with the Art with Heart team.
We hope that our projects have inspired your creativeness throughout the year.

Tonight the team are sharing projects featuring a card sketch. We hope you like how we have each put our own spin on the sketch and that it inspires you to get creative and make some fabulous cards too. If you are inspired by the sketch, please be sure to share your projects with all of us!

Love it. Live it. Share it.


I love the idea of a sketch blog hop, it takes away the design layout thinking, and leaves you time for choosing your papers, colours and embellishments. I've gone for simplicity, leaving the DSP to pack the punch on my card.
I chose one of the pretty floral patterns from the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper in our Holiday Catalogue. The designs in this paper pack are just gorgeous, printed on shimmery white paper, and definitely not confined to "Christmas only" projects.

The champagne foil goes beautifully with this paper and I layered the dsp panel onto this and then ran another piece through the Subtles TIEF. The 'Congratulations' sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set and I heat embossed this onto Blackberry Bliss in white embossing powder.


I fussy cut a few of the flowers from the DSP and added a little sneaky peak of a brand new product that will be available from the Occasions Catalogue beginning January 3rd!


I'd like to thank our team member Ros for hosting the monthly blog hop this year. Blog hops get great exposure out there in the blogging world, and I love participating in our team hops, so, thank you Ros x.

Thanks for joining us on our hop tonight. If you're already hopping then you may have come to me from the blog of the lovely Rebecca Jacovou, but hops are full circles so you can start anywhere and just click the 'next blog' button at the end of each post to get back to where you started.

Next up is my lovely and talented friend and team member Sharon Davern.


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



Rebecca Jacovou
Caroline Manwaring <<< you are here >>>
Sharon Davern
Monika O’Neill
Sue Madex
Ros Davidson
Kate Morgan
Andrea Roberts
Tina Gillespie
Rachel Woollard 


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

Until next time,
stay happy & stay crafty! 😘