Incentive Trip Thanks!
The New Autumn Mini Catalogue Is Here Australia!

Autumn Mini Blog Hop

Better go grab a cuppa, it is blog hop time.  What fun!

Today we girls from Claire Daly's  Art With Heart Team are going to share a ton of inspiring projects for you using the gorgeous new goodies in the new Autumn Mini catalogue

The Art With Heart team has over 90 demonstrators spread right round Australia and we have a heap of fun on our team forum.  Get in touch with one of us if you'd like to join the crew, we'd love to give a warm welcome to some new faces.

Previous Blog Hop Stop:

You may have come from Kathryn's blog (wasn't it gorgeous!) or perhaps you are setting off from here.  

Ready Set Hop!

There are 14 stops on this blog hop.   Let's get hopping shall we .....

Autumn-days-squares

I've used the rich, warm Autumn themed products on pages 24 and 25 for my stop on the hop. 

(The catalogue goes live tomorrow if you are wanting to view it online.)  

This is a card layout I've used over and over with lots of different colour schemes and stamp sets and it really is a handy one.  You just can't go wrong with punches can you.  Don't forget - stamp first THEN punch and it is easy peasy.  I've sponged the edges which hides any white bits from the paper core and adds a nice touch as well. 

Autumn-days-corner

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Days (how gorgeous is that long narrow branch stamp I've used in the lower corner there.  I love that one, rather elegant.)   I've also used the little teeny 'Tiny Tags' set.

Colours:  I've taken my ink and cardstock colours from the Autumn Traditions Designer Series Patterned Paper - Elegant Eggplant, the new in colour Soft Suede, Ruby Red, More Mustard and Always Artichoke.  I've used a scrap of Kraft too for the tiny tag. 

Other:  Some squares of Autumn Traditions DSP, 1 1/4" square punch, Kraft taffeta ribbon (yummy!),  Earth Elements brads, and a bunch of sponge wedges.  (Lots of sponging on this card - adds a nice depth I think.  You really see it when you hold a sponged and unsponged version side by side.) 

I've also used the new style punch - the Medium Jewelry Tag Punch.  I think this should really be called the Teeny Tiny tag punch.  It makes very cute little tags and coordinates with the Tiny Tags stamp set.

Here's a very slight variation.   (Can you spot the differences??)

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I just finished making 16 of these for a team card swap so have been sponging, sponging, sponging while I wait at the kids' activities - Calisthenics and what not.  Mind you, I must say More Mustard and Soft Suede fingertips are not the most attractive!  :-)  All worth it though.

Autumn-days-side

That's it from me.  Thanks heaps for stopping by here in my patch of blogland. 

Blog Hop Prize Draw:

Remember, if you visit all 14 stops (before 6am April 2nd) and leave a comment on each one, then email Nikki at nikki@inkyart.com.au to let her know you've done a lap, you'll be in the running for a great prize.  (Keep an eye out and you'll see a pic of the prize on your way round. Non SU demos eligible for the blog candy.)

Next Blog Hop Stop:

And now you are off to Western Australia to visit the blog of the talented Gayatri Murali.


Waving bye ........ Have fun!

Cheers, Sue

Comments

cecilia

love the colour combo, and stunning card.thanks for sharing.
Ceals

Crystal

Beautiful cards Sue, Autumn is just around the corner and these cards say just that!

Carolyn

Sue you make me want to buy the Autumn papers even tho I wasnt so keen on them - your cards are gorgeous! And congrats on earning the Incentive trip wow thats fantastic! Thanks for your comments on my blog - am loving SU at the moment! Happy Easter! Carolyn x

sharon

What fabulous creations like always Sue. Thank you for your inspiration.

Michelle Lupton

I love this one!!!

Rachel

I have never been a fan of orange, but seeing these cards means that I'll have another look at it. The sponging really sets it off! Thank you for sharing. - Rachel

Kathryn Lowe

Wow, hadn't really noticed that stamp set, but love the wheat and the pinecone! I've now ordered the DSP :o) Nice job!

Kez

Love these cards Sue! I really like the way you've combined stamping on the background, papers etc. I feel a case coming on ...!

Natalie Brotherston

These are really nice!

Leanne R

These colours and stamps have never appealed to me until I saw the way you used them...gorgeous

Tina

The more I see this paper and the stamps the more I like them. Great job with the cards!

Rebekah

You're right, such a universal layout. Must give it a try!

Linda Henry

What warm and beautiful cards! Love them!

Mary

Beautiful cards Sue, the colours and tones I just love to use too. Ths is my first ever true blog hop...will I last the distance??? Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
Mary

Mary Kelly

The colours are fantastic Sue and I love your card. My new list is getting longer and longer!

Alita Long

I just love your card. Very simple but yet, very elegant!
thank you for sharing.

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Sue, I think I need that designer series paper now as it looks so beautiful on your card.

Anne-Marie Stephanides

You're right, this layout always delivers, but these cards are a knockout. They look fantastic! Great job Sue!

monica

I love the autumn colours and I love how you matched the stamps with the DSP. It really makes me want to get the DSP.

Judy May

Gorgeous Sue. You have won me over to this DSP and stamp set.

Ros Davidson

I love the rustic-ness of these cards Sue. They are stunning.

Anita Meade

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue. One of your loveliest cards ever. Great work as usual. Happy Easter to you - hope the bunny comes to Hannah and Jack :)
Love Anita. xx

Alisha Watson

Great work Sue, love those colours

merry

Such stunning colours. Really love those four squares.

Kimmy

Oh Sue, I am with Christine in that my mouth dropped open when i saw it! The colours are divine together! It's such an autumn card and just lovely! Thank you for sharing.

Nanette

Sue- these cards are gorgeous! LOVE the colours.

Nikki

I really love this card Sue - the design is great and the colours are so very me. I wish I had bought that stamp set now - oh well I'll add it onto the list ;o) Thank you for taking part in the hop.

Donna Zammit

WOW, just like everyone else said! Love, love, love the Autumn cards. These are exquisite. I had not thought of getting this stamp set, now you have most definietly changed my mind!!! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit

Dianne Dunk

Love your Autumn card too Sue. I wasn't going to go those colours because I'm more pastels, but after seeing yours and Ros' work, I'm hooked again!...more money!

Gayatri

Beautiful Autumn card Sue! Love the vintage look on your card. Thanks for sharing! My blog is working now.Don't know why it did not show up at the right time! Sorry about that.

Claire Daly

Wow Sue, this is just so gorgeous! I LOVE these DSP colours and what you have done with the matching stamp set! Just beautiful!

Tanja Westwood

WOW, that is so beautiful Sue. I love everything about it. The colours really pop and the stamps, you have placed them perfectly. Fantastic work Sue!

Christine Blain

Sue, these cards are absolutely STUNNING! My mouth dropped open when I saw your first card; I think it's my favourite of all the cards you've ever made, y'know! LOVE the sponging, the background stamping, the papers, colours, and the knotted ribbon (perfect)!! Now I'm kicking myself for not participating in the swap, LOL.

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