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AWH October Blog Hop: Theme - Pink

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the colour pink. We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative with the various shades of pink that Stampin’ Up! offer in our collection of 53 different colours available. 

I selected the In Color Powder Pink to feature in my project today.  Love this pretty soft pink.

Pink-blog-hopI've used the First Frost bundle for the stamping and framelit using Powder Pink and Smoky Slate inks.  I borrowed the leaf from Rooted In Nature too - stamped in Soft Sea Foam.   The leaves there are cut from a scrap of the Frosted Floral DSP - loving that paper.  The base card is shimmery white and I've used the Petal Pair embossing folder on the edge.  How handy are the adhesive backed sequins. I usually run a mile from anything fiddly but with the adhesive backs these are just too easy. The basic pack has some nice soft colours including Petal Pink which I've added to this project.   


When I think of pink I often think of the breast cancer fundraising efforts and of friends and family facing this and other conditions which inspired my choice of greeting for this card.  xx

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rebeccas Jacovou for some more pink themed projects.


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Thanks for hopping along with us this month.

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Week 21 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop: Granny Apple Green

Oops I missed last week with some internet hassles - I must go back and share my Gorgeous Grape card though now that we're back online (fingers crossed.)

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Granny apple green swatchThis week we are up to Granny Apple Green - a gorgeous, vibrant green.  Quite a nice addition to the ink collection if you like bright happy colours. 

I used my Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends and teamed it up with Lovely Lipstick - a nice bright pink.  (It has photographed a little more red tinged so you'll have to take my word for that.  Lighting must be a little off today.) 


I've used the flower from Petal Palette stamp set and the greeting is from Wishing You Well.  I've trimmed the white cardstock with some of the Granny Apple Green to help feature the green, and popped it all onto one of our Silver Foil Edged cards.  I am so loving these and will miss them when the Holiday Catalogue finishes.  They come in either silver or gold packs and you get 20 cards and envelopes (also with a foil trim) in the pack.  Such an easy way to add a metallic element with no hassle. 


Now I'd best save this in case my internet drops out again - repair guy out today but I think it is still being a tad flaky.  Aaah the joys of wi fi. 


Oops - helps if I add in the link for you to check out the other Granny Apple Green creations - here it is over at Catherine's blog.

Next week we are back with Grapefruit Grove so stay tuned for that one. 

Happy Stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up! - One Day Birthday Sale

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Tuesday 23rd October - we're having a One Day birthday sale with 15% off selected stamps.

Head on over to my online store, click the sale section and grab yourself a bargain.  

 Here's the flyer with all the stamp sets in the sale:   Download Birthday Stamp Sale PDF

Here's some pics of just a few of the stamp sets that are in the sale.

  Product List

Shop online now if you'd like to get some stamps on sale.  Or email your selections through.  

Stamp sale cards

Birthday weekend at our place with John turning 50 and Hannah turning 16.  It was lovely to have the extended family over for a celebratory lunch and lots of cake.

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And leftovers as well to get Monday off to a yummy start.  :-)  I hope you had a great weekend and that your week has started well. 

Cheers,  Sue

Week 19 AWH Colour Creations: Garden Green

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Garden greenTuesday means Colour Creations time and this week the AWH team are featuring the colour Garden Green. 


This is another colour I tend not to use that often.  I'm loving this colour challenge each week which is prompting me to reach for a few of my less frequently opened inks!  Don't you find you often end up using the same colours over and over.  It is nice to step out of the regular habit sometimes. 


I've used the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes - one of the Blackberry Bliss cards. 

The leaves are cut from Garden Green cardstock using two of the leaves framelits from the Frosted Bouquet pack. 


To add another dash of sparkle I've used a brush to add some stripes of shimmer paint to the notecard bases.  Some wink of stella glitter pen on the flowers too.  Always nice to have some extra shimmer and shine isn't it.

The greeting and flower stamps are from Cake Soiree stamp set.


Head on over to Catherine's blog (click here) to see the rest of the Garden Green creations from our talented team.

Cheers, Sue

Sue's Stamping Technique Tutorials: Faux Silk Part Two

Back again with another in my "Sue's Stamping Technique" video series.  Today we're doing a bit of a variation on the Faux Silk technique from my last video.  This one is great for toning down a bright, vibrant DSP if you'd like a more subtle background for a project.

Cheers, Sue

PS: Like it?  I'd love it if you could give it a thumbs up.  Wink - thanks!

Sue's Stamping Technique Tutorials: Faux Silk

Still finding my feet with videos but I've just finished the first in a planned series - Sue's Stamping Technique Tutorials.  We're kicking off with a nice easy one - Faux Silk Technique.  If you've not tried this one before, here's some step by step instructions for making a lovely textured feature for your next card.

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Stamparatus Accessories Now Available

Have you got a stamparatus?  It is such a great stamp positioning tool with lots of snazzy features.  Now Stampin' Up! have brought out some accessories to go with it.  Here's Brian from head office to tell us about the accessories and show a nifty card making use of all the great features.

Stamparatus-and-accessories The new accessories you can get are a pack of 50 small grid paper squares - sized to fit perfectly in your stamparatus.  Inches on one side and cm on the other.  Very handy. 

You can also get replacements now or spares of the foam mat, stamparatus plates and magnets in case any of yours gets lost or damaged. 

Spare plates are handy I think.  You can keep one lot of stamps all set up in position if you're doing a big run of a card, and still have spare plates for day to day stamping of other things. 

Find all the accessories and the stamparatus here:  Stamparatus Section Online Store


Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Week 18 AWH Colour Creations: Fresh Fig

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Fresh figBack again with our AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop where we are working our way alphabetically through the Stampin' Up! colours. 

This week we are up to Fresh Fig - one of our In Colours.

I decided to make a Christmas card and also to use up a bunch of little bits and pieces that were on my craft desk.


I've been meaning to get around to stamping the lovely deer from Dashing Deer stamp set.  I used my stamparatus so that I could stamp him a number of times to get a nice inky coverage and rich deep colour with the Fresh Fig ink.  I cut him out with the coordinating framelit.  I had some white pieces around - one stitched circle and one piece embossed with the Corrugated Embossing Folder.  Some copper glimmer paper from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper pack to trim and I used some copper thread from one of our card kits as well. 


Would you like to see some more Fresh Fig creations?  Each week I look forward to seeing what the girls come up with. 

Head on over to Catherine's blog (click here) to see the other Fresh Fig projects.

We'll be back next Tuesday at 8pm with Garden Green. 

Cheers, Sue

One Week Sale For World Card Making Day


To help us all celebrate World Card Making Day on October 6th Stampin' Up! have got a sale happening this week on a selection of great products.  Card kits, note cards and envelope packs, DIMENSIONALS - yay, and some stamp sets. 


Head on over to my online store to browse the sale items:  World Card Making Day Sale

Have a closer look at some of these items on my weekly update video from Monday:


From now until the end of the year here in the South Pacific people joining as a demonstrator have two options for their kit.  Choose the regular kit where you select items to the value of $235 for $169.  Or choose the limited time only Ready Set Starter kit for $235 before Dec 31st.  The ready set starter kit has a set of pre-determined products specially selected to help you get going with planning a card making event for family and friends. It also includes a Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 coupon code to redeem on an order.   Head on over here to join my team and choose your preferred kit option: Join Sue's Team


I hope you had a lovely weekend.  We got a bit inspired by the gorgeous spring season to get out in the garden this weekend - it was in need of a bit of love.  Lots of weeding, some planting and some transplanting, plus we spread 2 cubic metres of mulch.  I think we all discovered a few new muscles! 


Have a terrific month.  I'll be back tomorrow with our Colour Creations card for this week. 

Keen to catch a class this month.  You'll find October dates and available places here: Sue's Card Classes Avondale Heights

Happy stamping.

Cheers, Sue