AWH September Blog Hop: Holiday Catalogue

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I'm very excited to be joining in our team's monthly blog hop this month. It has been on my list for a while and I finally got organised to join the fun.

Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the Holiday Catalogue. We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative and make some fabulous Christmas creations. If you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

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My card tonight features the Winter Woods bundle.  I've stamped the tree twice in Shaded Spruce ink.  There are two framelits to cut it out with.  One does the outline and another one you can layer over the top.  It has some branch parts that you can lift with a bone folder (or fingernail) to give a little more texture.  I glued the top tree onto the bottom with glue dots after curling the lift up parts. 

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The card base is Whisper White thick, the trims are Shaded Spruce and I've used some of the All Is Bright DSP.  Some red rhinestones to finish it off.  The greeting is cut with the Bunch Of Banners framelits.  One of the framelits cuts that banner and also cuts a frame for it.  Nifty.

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I quite like this slightly 3D tree and look forward to using it again soon at the craft desk.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, our talented team leader,  Claire Daly

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below. Just click the name to go to their project:
Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson

Sue Madex  - YOU ARE HERE

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue


Week 16 AWH Colour Creations: Early Espresso

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Early espressoThis week on our weekly AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop we are featuring the deliciousness that is Early Espresso.  Love this deep, rich brown.

It teams beautifully with so many other colours and I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the hoppers have used it.  Links down below. 

I've used it as my background this week for a Christmas card with our neutral colour family.

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All the details:  The base here is Crumb Cake, with the Early Espresso layer embossed using the Tin Tile embossing folder.  (Are you just LOVING this folder?! Gorgeous.)  I trimmed it with a little smidge of the Joyous Noel glimmer paper - the Merry Merlot one.  I've stamped the Cross Stitch stamp set with some help from my Stamparatus. After watching our CEO Sara's FB video the other day I realised I haven't quite lined this up right but who cares - close enough.  Looks OK to me.  (Especially without my glasses - wink!)

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Ink Colours: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Merry Merlot.  The greeting is from the same set and is done with Early Espresso and Merry Merlot Stampin' Write Markers.  Some red rhinestones to finish. 

Use one of your little circle punches to cut the notches in the side of the greeting rectangle for an added detail.

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Keen to check out some more Early Espresso projects?  Head on over to Catherine's blog (click here) and you can find some more Early Espresso inspiration.  (Always makes me feel like a coffee when I type that colour - ha ha.)

Next Tuesday we'll be back with Flirty Flamingo.  Hmm - thinking cap on again for that one.  I love when we do a colour I don't use that often - an extra challenge. 

Cheers, Sue


Three Panel DSP: All Is Bright

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Back with another 3 panel patterned paper Christmas card today.  This time it features the lovely All Is Bright DSP.  I love this one - it has photographic images on one side such as the tree and baubles on my card.  The reverse sides have bright and happy designs in reds and greens. 

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Measurements:  I cut my strips 1 1/4 inches wide and 14.5 cm long.  (Scuse the mixed measurements there!)  This is a great size if you want to stick them straight onto your base card with just a thin border showing. 

Tip:  Glue the outer two strips on first then the middle one last. I use Tombow Multipurpose Glue so you get that little teeny bit of wiggle room if you pop it on crooked. 

Have a fabulous weekend.  Blustery here after a gorgeous week of sun.  I'm spending some time in my craft room today.  I've got some snazzy new gear to spiffy up my facebook lives and to start doing some technique and project videos.  SO EXCITED.  I'm in nerd heaven - I just love learning to drive new tech gear and apps.  Stay tuned Monday for my facebook live at 11am and I'll give you a preview of my new set up. (Might still have my L plates on but should be fun!) 

Happy Weekend-ing! 

Cheers, Sue

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Week 15 AWH Colour Creations: Daffodil Delight

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Daffodil delightA lovely bright and happy spring colour for you this week on our AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop. 

We are up to Daffodil Delight and I thoroughly enjoyed making a nice cheerful card with it.

Keen to see some more projects featuring this colour.  There's a link down the bottom of this post. 

 

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I was inspired by a Janet Wakeland video to use some of our new Foil Edge Cards and Envelopes. (Page 11 of the Holiday Catalogue.)  Don't they make a lovely base and an effortless silver trim there.  I cut my Daffodil Delight cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4".  Cut it a little smaller if you'd like more of the silver border to show through.  The embossing folder is Swirls and Curls (pg 5.)  This was the perfect time to grab out my Beautiful Day stamp set and give the butterfly a whirl.  I embossed it with silver embossing powder then coloured it using my Stampin' Blends - Daffodil Delight and Pool Party pairs.  This stamp set is a great one if you're just getting started with colouring.  Nice big sections to colour - you can't go wrong. 

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I coloured some sections with the pale colour of the pair, then added a little bit of the darker shade - just plonked it on along the edge of the section.  Go back over the join with the pale colour and it softens the edge. 

I've given our new Chicken Wire Elements a whirl too.  (Find them on page 43.)  Nice for a little touch of silver.  Just snip off the amount that you want or use the whole piece. 

Got some time and love the colour Daffodil Delight - get a nice dose of yellow with a whiz around my teammates posts.  Here's where you'll find the links:  Catherine Proctor's Blog

We'll be back next week with the next colour on the list. 

Cheers, Sue


Three Panel DSP: Frosted Floral Card

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I've been having fun today putting together some quick and easy 3 panel cards using some of my favourite new patterned paper.  (DSP - Designer Series Paper.)   This card features some of the stunning designs in the shimmery Frosted Florals DSP. Isn't it beautiful. 

Tips and Tricks:  For these cards I cut my strips to 1 1/4" in width and 14.5cm in length.  (Scuse the mixed measurements there!)  This size works well if you're sticking them straight onto the base and just want a thin border to show.  I stick the outside two down first then you can wiggle the middle one to be even on both sides.  Our Tombow Multipurpose Glue is super handy for this as you get that little smidge of time to give your panels a nudge if they're not straight. 

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The greeting is from First Frost stamp set and I've cut it with the Stitched Labels framelits. 

See some more 3 panel cards on my weekly update today.   (Ooh that's a shocker of a thumbnail.  My weekly entertainment is picking one of the automatically generated thumbnails.  They're all usually of the 'stunned mullet' variety - ha ha.)

I'll have some more close up pics of the 3 panel cards later in the week.  Don't forget to stop by my patch of blog land Tuesday evening at 8pm for our latest colour creation .  This week we're featuring Daffodil Delight.

September classes are just about full - but there's space this week on Wednesday night at 7.30pm.  Come along - we'll be having a fun time trying Faux Silk technique plus we'll be making our own 3 panel card and giving the Stampin' Blends a whirl too.   Get in touch to grab a spot at the table.  Thurs and Fri classes the following week are now full. 

Cheers, Sue

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue 2018

Holiday-catalogue-smallYay - the Stampin' Up! Holiday is officially live and running today and all the products are ready to order. 

Browse the catalogue online here: Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue Holler if you need a copy posted.

Or browse through the Holiday Catalogue section of my online store here:  Holiday Catalogue Shelves

Use the new September host code  9BNXTKTX if you're ordering online and I'll pop a little gift in the post for you next month.  

Here's a little video snippet to introduce a few of this year's new Christmas bits and pieces  ......

Happy stamping (and lets not count how many weeks til Christmas - eek!  We're busy counting down til school holidays at our place.  Looking forward to some nice chill out time.) 

If you have any questions about any of the new products - get in touch.  I'd be happy to help.

Cheers, Sue