Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Heart of Christmas Week 3

Hello & welcome friends.
Thank you for joining the Art with Heart team again tonight as we share our projects for Week 3 of 
the Heart of Christmas.

I CASE'd my project tonight from one by Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie.
You can view her project here

As soon as I saw this little pocket envelope I knew I just had to make one.

I'm using products from the Santa's Workshop Suite. The suite is in the Holiday Catalogue that customers can purchase from September 5th, that's just 7 days to go, the countdown is on!
The Signs of Santa bundle of stamps and coordinating framelits is cuteness overload! The DSP was the perfect choice for this little project and I just love it.

The pocket is made using a 6" x 6" piece of DSP on the Gift Bag Punch Board. Julie shares all the measurements on her blog, she has also made a short video on the project.
One of the fun things about the DSP is that the framelit dies cut out images directly from the paper, and that's what the little elf on my envelope is, it's one from the DSP. How clever and fun is that?!
The stitched circle behind the elf is another of the patterns in the pack. The top edge of the envelope was die-cut with the scalloped edge border from the Spot of Tea framelits. To finish the decoration I added a bow made from the Poppy Parade ribbon that's part of the suite.

If you're looking at the white stripes on the card and thinking they're blurring a little bit, it's actually flocking on the DSP, and you can't help but touch it or run your fingers over it. The card is one of our narrow note cards and it fits perfectly inside the envelope and will hold a gift card.

Inside the card I added a strip of the scalloped border print from one of the patterns in the DSP and it mimic's the top edge of the pocket envelope.

Here's a list of the products I've used from the Holiday Catalogue:
  • Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Signs of Santa Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies
  • Poppy Parade 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by tonight, I really hope that you're enjoying our Heart of Christmas projects each week. To see what everyone else has created tonight just use Claire's link below.


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, 28 August 2018

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop

Hi stamping friends.
Can you believe that we're already up to Week 13 of our Colour Creations hop?!
The Art with Heart team are showcasing each of the Stampin' Up! colours, alphabetically, every Tuesday night, ending on May 28th next year with our last colour. It's a wonderful way to challenge our minds and creativity to use colours we don't often, or in some cases, never use, and hope that you might find some inspiration from seeing our projects.
Tonight we're sharing our Crumb Cake creations.

Crumb Cake 6" x 6" DSP Pack from our Neutrals Collection

Crumb Cake is my all time favourite Stampin' Up! colour, so I was really excited to make my project for tonight's hop. Best thing is, it turned out exactly how I wanted it too!

I've paired Crumb Cake with Very Vanilla for my card. I did initially start with Whisper White, but when I added the lace trim it just didn't look right, so I started again using the very vanilla. The lovely vase and flowers come from the 'Varied Vases' stamp set, and I punched the vase out with the coordinating punch. After stamping the flower and heat embossing with white emboss powder, I fussy-cut them out. They are tiny, and a bit fiddly, but so worth it.

In this close up photo you can see the detail in the new embossing folder, the buffalo check stamp and the linen trim from the Holiday Catalogue. I know that I'm excited for my customers to see the new catalogue. Don't forget to ask your demonstrator for a copy.
Even though I stamped the flowers onto crumb cake cardstock, I decided to colour in with my Stampin' Blends. I used the light crumb cake on the outer petals and the dark one in the centre. It actually did make a difference to the overall colour of the flowers. The sentiment is from 'Itty Bitty Greetings' and is punched out with the Classic Label punch. I made the label shorter by re-inserting it back into the punch and punching close to the wording. I almost forgot to mention that I've been colouring my rhinestones again and of course this time it was with the dark crumb cake Stampin' Blend marker.

This card reminds me of an old country kitchen with pressed tin ceiling, gingham tablecloth and a vase of freshly picked flowers from the garden. I can almost smell the scones cooking in the oven.....

Products I've used from the Holiday Catalogue.

  • Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF
  • 3/16" Braided Linen Trim
  • Buffalo Check Background Stamp                                                                                    

Well that's it from me tonight, thanks for stopping by. To see more Crumb Cake projects from the team, just use Cathy's blog link below.

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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Thursday, 23 August 2018

Coloured in Images - AWH Team - August Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends, welcome to tonight's monthly blog hop from the Art with Heart team.
Tonight the team are sharing projects that feature stamp sets you can colour in.
 We hope this blog hop inspires you to pick up some Stampin' Write markers, Stampin' Blends, our watercolour pencils or another form of colouring medium and colour in your stamped images.
Don't forget you can contact any of the ladies on the blog hop to order products, especially the limited edition Colour Your Season products as shown below.

For my colouring in project I chose to use the beautiful 'Painted Glass' stamp set. This set has coordinating thinlit dies and you'll save 10% if you purchase as a bundle. I confess that this set did not jump out at me to start with, but after seeing so many wonderful projects made with it, I decided to buy it and I'm so pleased I did.

The Graceful Glass Suite which includes the lovely 'Painted Glass' stamp set.
For details see page 165 in the Annual Catalogue.

I stamped the circle medallion three times in Versamark onto thick Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed with our black embossing powder. I knew that I wanted a blue & white theme and that each image would have different sections coloured in so I grabbed my light and dark Night of Navy and light Pool Party Stampin' Blends markers and started colouring in. I didn't blend I just coloured, and the centre circle is the only one that has Pool Party in it. I really love the result and I could have kept colouring in as it was so much fun! It's given me some great ideas for future projects using the same image but in different colours. Watch this space!

The medallions were die-cut with a layering circle framelit and popped up on dimensionals onto the Night of Navy panel. To accommodate the three circles I had to make my card 8" x 4 1/8" so I'll make a custom envelope to fit. I didn't add a sentiment as I'm not sure who or for what occasion I'll give it yet. I do think though, that it will suit either male or female and that I'll probably choose a sentiment from 'Itty Bitty Greetings' as there are so many different sentiments for all occasions included in that set. I added a black rhinestone to the centre of each medallion, these particular rhinestones are a retired product, but you could use your markers to colour our clear rhinestones.
That's just another reason to try colouring in. It's not just ink on paper. You can even colour Stampin' Up! ribbon!
I really hope you have a go at colouring in as it's a lovely way to relax and relieve stress - unless you accidentally colour outside the lines - only kidding.....

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 and talented Catherine Proctor, but hops are full circles, so you can start anywhere and keep clicking the 'next blog' button at the end of each post to get back to where you started.

But now it's time to hop over to the blog of the equally lovely and talented Sharon Davern to see what she has created.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, below is a 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! 😘