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August 2018

Stitched Seasons Framelits - Last Day To Order

Petal promenade

Last day today to order the Stitched Seasons framelits if you were hoping to have them in your collection before they're gone for good.  Very versatile shape there in 3 sizes plus some other decorative elements.  I've used two of the framelits to make this frame for the pretty Petal Promenade DSP.  Shimmery White and Petal Pink cardstock coordinate well. 

Petal promenade 2

You can click the product links below to shop or phone/email your order through this afternoon/evening if you're wanting to grab them before they're gone.  

Happy stamping and have a great weekend.  Basketball season has finished here so a nice unbusy Saturday.  Hoping to make it a nice crafty one.  

Cheers, Sue

Product List: Click on the product if you'd like to start your shopping.  


AWH Heart Of Christmas: Week 3

Heart of christmas blog hopBack with you again for our AWH Heart Of Christmas Week 3.  

Each Wednesday night we're bringing you a Christmas creation. 

Check the link at the bottom for projects from the rest of the crew.

I thought I'd give Cross Stitched Christmas stamp set a whirl this week.


Now the stamparatus is very handy for this card.  It helped me get the 3 layers of tree lined up nicely and I could try out a few colour variations while it was all set up. For my first attempt my two greens were a bit too alike so I tried again with this one using Pear Pizzazz and Shaded Spruce with Poppy Parade for the highlights.  The beauty of the stamparatus is that once you've gotten the reading glasses out and done the work of getting it lined up nicely, you can do a bunch of cards before you pop it back in its case.

The gorgeous DSP is All Is Bright with some really lovely designs.  The Holiday Catalogue goes live on September 5th if you've got your eye on these or other products. 


I liked the greeting from this set.  Stamped in Poppy Parade and some red rhinestones to finish. 

I've used the Stitched Seasons framelits again to cut out the tree panel.  Don't forget we're on the very last days for this one.  Once Friday is over and August is done - you won't be able to order this anymore. 

Keen for some more festive inspiration.  Head on over to Claire Daly's blog for the full list and links to this week's Heart of Christmas crew.  Claire Daly's Blog Post

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Week 13 AWH Colour Creations: Crumb Cake

Colour creations Crumb cakeWelcome back for Week 13 of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop. 

This week the team are featuring the colour Crumb Cake - one of my staples.  Such a great colour that combines well with so many others. 

There's a link down below to Catherine's blog for all the other participants.


I decided it was time to get out my Jar Of Love stamp set and coordinating framelits which I've had on the shelf for a while and haven't used yet.  I'm working on giving a bit of inky love to a few neglected sets while I'm on this creative burst. 

The background stamp is Hardwood stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Jar is stamped on Shimmery White and I cut a slit in the top to poke the stems through.  The framelits cut out a bunch of the different leaves and flowers. 

Crumb Cake goes so well with so many colours.  I teamed it with Blushing Bride and Highland Heather here for the flowers.  The leaves are Crumb Cake and stamped off Crumb Cake plus some small ones in Soft Sea Foam.


This ribbon is one of the many gorgeous ones in the Holiday Catalogue which goes live on September 5th.  It is called Braided Linen Trim and works well with the wood theme background I thought. 


Need some more Crumb Cake inspiration?  Pop on over to Catherine's blog and she's got a link list to all of this week's participants.  Catherine Proctor Crumb Cake List

We'll see you next week for the next colour on the list which is Crushed Curry.  Hmmm that might challenge me a bit - not a colour I use often.  Will have to get the thinking cap on! 

Cheers, Sue

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Celebrate Card: Stitched Seasons


This Friday is the last day of August and the last day to get your Stitched Seasons framelits.  I've used the large and medium to make this frame.  The DSP is Share What You Love and I've picked out some of the coordinating colours to show it off.  Don't you just LOVE that embossing folder.  Easy to miss in the catalogue and you can't really see the design on the printed page but it gives a lovely linen look.  The folder is called Subtle and it is perfect for subtle backgrounds.

While we're on reminders - Bonus Days finish end of the month too.  Get a $9 coupon to redeem in Sept with every $90 of products purchased in August.  If ordering online you'll get an email with your coupon code -keep it in a safe spot. 

Grab these if you'd like them - they are going going gone at the end of the month.  Blended Seasons products

Blended season bundle

My latest FB live video is here if you'd like a squiz and have a spare 10 mins.  I check in each week at 11am Monday with the latest Stampin' Up news.  Grab a cuppa each week and watch it live or watch the recording later if you'd like to share some crafty inspiration. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Shopping Links: Use the host code QHC24T6B and I'll pop a gift in the mail for you next month. 

Glue Dots


Gate Fold Card: Soft Sea Foam


I've got another gate fold card for you today - this time in Soft Sea Foam.  Love this new soft delicate colour.  I've used one of the Petal Pair embossing folders on the panels.  The Stitched Seasons shape is cut from Petal Pink and the daisy is stamped in Flirty Flamingo. 

Don't forget those gorgeous Stitched Seasons framelits are only available for another week or so - til the end of August which is fast approaching.    Get a $9 coupon when you spend $90 in August. Use your coupons in September.


Hope your weekend is going well.  Birthday weekend in our house for Jack who turns 12 so we've got some lovely time with the extended family, John's yummy lasagna and perhaps a bit of cake! 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Here's the shopping links if you're doing a spot of online shopping today. August host code is QHC24T6B

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Daisy Punch


AWH Heart Of Christmas: Week 2

Heart of christmas blog hopHello and welcome to Week 2 of the Art With Heart team's Heart Of Christmas blog hop.  Each Wednesday evening we'll be bringing you a Christmas creation.  There's a link down the bottom where you can check out the cards from the other hoppers. 

This week I had a few coppery products lying around so thought I'd assemble a card from leftovers.  Love this coppery Christmas addition to my card stash.


Tips and Tricks: The copper foil piece is embossed with 'Oh My Stars' embossing folder.  The leaves from Blended Seasons are embossed in white and coloured using the gorgeous shimmer paint coming up in the Holiday Catalogue.  Remember that stamp set is only until the end of August then it'll be gone for good. 


I used my aquapainter to dip into the shimmer paint in the lids.  LOVE shimmer paint.  I daubed some onto the Merry stamp for the greeting.  If you love copper we've got copper glimmer paper coming up soon in 6" combo packs.  The 'Christmas' is cut using the Merry Christmas To All bundle. 


Keen to get some more Christmas card inspiration.  Head over to Claire Daly's blog post and you can find the rest of the AWH Heart Of Christmas Week 2 links. 

Happy stamping! 

Cheers, Sue


Colour creations

Coastal cabana swatchI've been meaning to play along with this fabulous Art With Heart colour creations blog hop for weeks but got myself organised this time!  Each week we are featuring a different Stampin' Up! colour - in alphabetical order.  The girls are up to Coastal Cabana this week.  You can see the other Coastal Cabana creations by following the link at the bottom of this post. 

Here's my card featuring our colour of the week. 


Tips and Tricks: It is a gate fold card - use the metric plate on the score board and score at 5 1/4cm from each side.  I've used Sheet Music background stamp for the panels - stamped in Coastal Cabana.  For these big background stamps it is easiest to ink up the stamp and place it rubber side up on the table.  Then place your cardstock panels on top of it and press.  I stamped the 'thanks' from Floral Statements stamp set in the same ink on crumb cake card, and added just a touch of colour with watercolour pencils in Coastal Cabana, White and Granny Apple Green.  Wink Of Stella was used on the letters to add a little sparkle. 


I look forward to taking part each Tuesday in our Colour Creations Blog Hop. 

You can see the other Coastal Cabana posts here on Catherine Proctor's blog.  Isn't it a lovely idea.  Browse back through her blog for the posts for the previous weeks if you love exploring colour creations. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Class Sneak Peek: Brushos


One more sneak peek at our class this month.  Come along Wednesday night at 7.30pm if you'd love to have some fun with colour.  Super easy technique - all you need to be able to do is sprinkle some powder and spritz some water and the products do all the magic. 

Phone/text 0417 377 057 to grab your spot.  Class fee $25 - everything is supplied.  You'll got home with 3 cards plus some colour charts. 

Ms H (15) was keen to do a bit of creating with the Brushos while I had them out.  I love what she came up with.

Hannah brushos

If you've got some kids or teens that love to get creative, this is a great product.  You just need Brushos, watercolour paper and a spritzer is handy too.  Just remind them that the powder stains so be sure to protect the surface you're working on and be careful of your clothing. 

Cheers, Sue

Product List           Here are the shopping links.  Host code this month is QHC24T6B

Grid Paper

August Card Classes: Avondale Heights

Brushos Colour-chartsAre you in Melbourne's west?  Are you keen to catch a card class this month?  I've got space left on a few dates in August.

We'll be having LOTS of fun with Brushos watercolour ink crystals for our technique this month.  Sneak peek below.  Make a sample to pop in your technique book plus we'll make another into a card. 

We'll be making two other cards using other snazzy products. 

Plus you can put together two more colour family charts if you'd like a sample cardstock colour swatch to take home. 

Classes are suitable for beginners and enjoyable for more experienced crafters.  Class fee is $25 and everything is supplied.  We'd love to make you feel welcome at class this month. Pick a date that suits and contact me to book your spot.

Here's the dates:

Wednesday 22nd August: 7.30 - 9.30pm   4 spots left

Friday 24th August: 10.00am - 12.00     2 spots left

Thursday 30th August: 7.30 - 9.30pm Booked out - ask to go on the waiting list.

Friday 31st August: 10.00am - 12.00   4 spots left

August class peek

Best not to wear white to this class - it could get messy.  Wink! 

Want to try it at home.  I'll have the finished card and instructions after the last class is done so check back here on the blog in a couple of weeks. 

Happy stamping.

Cheers, Sue

Heart Of Christmas: Joyous Noel DSP

Heart of christmas blog hop Welcome to the first week of our Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop to help get you feeling festive and organised and inspired for some papercrafting.

I'm excited to be taking part in a special Christmas blog event this year for the Art With Heart team that I belong to.  Thanks to our team leader Claire Daly for organising the hop.

 Here's my first Christmas card creation for the year.


I was cutting some of our new Christmas papers and accidentally cut these ones a little short.  Meant to cut 4" x 6" pieces but I ended up with some 3" and 1" offcuts and thought they'd work together on a card - voila.  The paper is Joyous Noel DSP and it has gorgeous metallic touches of copper here and there.  Love the colours - Tranquil Tide and Merry Merlot are two of the main colours.  


The ribbon covering the DSP join is a stunner.  Merry Merlot on one side and a beautiful copper sheen on the other.  Isn't it just beautiful. 

I've used the Merry Christmas To All bundle for the greeting.  Mix and match the framelit words, and the script and plain stamped words to make your chosen greeting.  The merry is cut from copper glimmer paper - another favourite from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.  These products are available from September 5th when the catalogue officially goes live.


Are you all organised at Christmas? I'm usually a last minute scrambler but perhaps if I get cracking each week with the Heart Of Christmas blog posts I'll have a nice stash of cards all set to go in December.  I know I have a few very organised class regulars who get their cards all made early in the year.  One day Susan!

Click here to see the rest of the cards in this weeks Heart Of Christmas

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue