Thursday, 12 December 2019

Add a little Sparkle!



The Art With Heart team are back with our last blog hop for 2019.
Getting into the spirit of Christmas and New Year celebrations, our theme tonight is 'Add a Little Sparkle'.
We have a huge range of sparkly projects to share with you, featuring products such as, Glimmer Paper, Rhinestones, Delicata Ink, Shimmery white cardstock and much more. All of these products are available from Stampin' Up!. If you have any questions about the products, just ask any of the lovely ladies in tonight's hop.

My project features the beautiful 6" x 6" Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Both sides of the paper are equally beautiful, but for my sparkly project I used the silver foil designs.

Silver and White together send out a lovely, bright and happy vibe I believe. The combination can be used for so many celebratory occasions - Engagements, Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, significant birthdays, and of course, Christmas.


I made these tree ornaments for each of the ladies that attended my last card class for 2019. Inside is a yummy peppermint Lindt chocolate ball.
It is an Origami fold, and I found this on the YouTube channel of Mixed Up Craft.


A hole, punched in the top of each folded triangle, allows you to thread the ribbon through and gently pull to draw it closed. (The red ribbon shown above is retired).
The hanging loops are made with a strand from the 5/8" Flax Ribbon.
For some extra sparkle, I punched out a 1 3/8" scalloped circle from Silver Glimmer paper. The Real Red sentiment comes from the #Elfie stamp set, this was backed with the smaller scallop punch in Real Red cardstock. A couple of red rhinestones finish off the embellishing.


It's time to thank the lovely Rachel Woollard for stepping in and hosting the remaining monthly Art With Heart team blog hops for 2019. And a thank you also, to our other team members who have hosted blog hops throughout the year. We have a wonderful and supportive team, ready to put up their hand when needed - thank you ladies.

The next demonstrator to share their sparkly project with us is, the delightful and talented Tina Gillespie.

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


Caroline Manwaring <<< you are here >>>


Wishing everyone a very happy & healthy Christmas and New Year.
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See you all in 2020, for another fabulous year of inspiration and sharing from the Art With Heart team.


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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Heart of Christmas - Week 16


Hello friends.
Welcome to our last Heart of Christmas for 2019.

I hope that you have enjoyed all of the wonderful Christmas projects, that the Art With Heart team have shared with you over the past 15 weeks.
I also hope that you have found plenty of inspiration for your own Christmas crafting.

Tonight, the card I'm sharing with you is my first attempt at a Pop & Twist Fun Fold card.
(The measurements for this card come from Maymay Made It.)


To make this card, I've used the Brightly Gleaming Suite again.
Regardless of the style of card or 3D project, you will always get an elegant result by using these beautiful patterned papers and coordinating products.

In the photo above, I have captured the gorgeous copper accents in the Designer Series Paper. It's not always easy to take great photos of projects that feature shiny foil elements, so you may just have to purchase this beautiful DSP for yourself, to see it in real life - (wink, wink).


In the photo above, the lighting makes it easier to see the lovely filigree edging on the Pretty Peacock frame. This die, and the Subtle embossed copper foil shape are from the Ornate Frame Dies. The sentiment, stamped in Pretty Peacock onto Very Vanilla cardstock, comes from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. I have cropped this with a Stitched Rectangles die.


Inside is where the "WOW"! takes place.
The mechanism for the 'pop & twist' function, is so easy to make. I wish I had come up with this idea myself - it's just so clever!

I stamped another sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and again, I used dies from the Ornate Frames die set.
The copper sprigs on the left and right of the small squares, come from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements. The writing panel is a stitched rectangle in Very Vanilla.

And for the last time, I'll direct you now to the blog of our lovely Judy May, who is hosting this final Heart of Christmas blog hop for 2019. Click here to see Judy's fabulous project and the list of tonight's hop participants, and their equally fabulous creations.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our lovely team leader, Claire Daly, for her continued support and encouragement to participate in not only our team hops, but for all things Stampin' Up! and team related. Thank you Claire 😘

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, and a happy & healthy 2020.🎅🎄


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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Heart of Christmas - Week 15



Hello everyone and welcome to Week 15 of our Heart of Christmas blog hop.

Tonight, I'm sharing a card with a difference.


This design is called a Stepper Box card.


The instructions for this card are by Samantha Clayton of Mixed Up Craft, but I've given mine the Stampin' Up! treatment!

I've used Very Vanilla cardstock for the card base, boxes and lid, and decorated with a gorgeous pattern from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper. The sentiment and holly are from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. I stamped them in Pretty Peacock and added some copper highlights to the berry's, using just the tip of a blender pen touched to the corner of the Celestial Copper ink pad.
The boxes are deep enough to hold small chocolates or jewellery, such as, earrings and necklaces etc.
For the men, you could pop in chocolates or toffees.


Around the sides of the lid, I stamped the filigree border in Pretty Peacock, it's also from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. With the beautiful colour and design of the patterned paper, I didn't think it was necessary for any other decorating, apart from a Star Designer Element star and a pretty bow tied with the Classic Weave Ribbon.

These Stepper Box cards are easy to construct and I love the elegant look I've achieved using the beautiful products from the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

Hosting our Art With Heart team blog hop tonight is the lovely Michele Taylor.
Click here for Michele's blog to see her festive project and also the list of our other participants.


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