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Hi,

Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 2 - Basic Gray



Tonight, some of the ladies of the Art With Heart Team will be bringing you a blog hop featuring one of the gorgeous colours from the Stampin’ Up range. Each week the lovely CathyProctor will be hosting the blog hop and we will be going through the colours in the range in alphabetical order. This week “Basic Gray” is up.

I have made 2 very simple cards for you tonight and the first I have just simply stamped the Daisy from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Basic Gray twice and used the Daisy punch to punch it out. The centre of the flower is stamped with our new InColour Pineapple Punch.


To add a little bit of interest to the front of the card I have scored two lines 1cm apart down 2 sides to meet under the daisy and then in between these lines I have added the new gorgeous Leaf Ribbon before popping the daisy up on a dimensional.

The sentiment is from the Daisy Delight stamp set.

The second card highlighting Basic Gray today is a little different. I have used the Thick Whisper White card stock as my card base so it will stand up and then layered the Basic Gray card for my background. 

Using the Swirley Scribbles Thinlit Dies I have cut out a circle in copper foil and then added some more of the gorgeous new Leaf Ribbon. The colour is just beautiful! I have embossed in copper embossing powder From the Heart at the bottom of the card which is from the Petal Palette stamp set.

Now the heart in the middle is from a brand new stamp set and thinlet bundle which I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on when the new catalogue started. The Love you to Pieces Bundle. It has the Love you to Pieces stamp set and the Puzzle Pieces Thinlet dies. I just had to have it. So watch this space for more projects using this bundle.


As you can see I have stamped the heart in Basic Gray which is this weeks highlight colour and then cut it out with the heart puzzle piece. So cute! I then popped the pieces up on mini dimensionals and the whole card front on regular dimensionals to adhere it to the card base. 

Both cards were simple and quick to make so if you would like any help in making these cards or ordering supplies to make them don’t hesitate to  contact me.

Make sure you hop on over to Catherine Proctor’s Blog to see who else is playing along this week from the Art With Heart Team.

If you would like a copy of the new Annual Catalogue or have any questions please contact me.

Thank you for spending a little bit of time with me today.
Have a lovely day, take care


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 1 - Balmy Blue



Tonight, some of the ladies of the Art With Heart Team will be bringing you a blog hop featuring one of the gorgeous colours from the Stampin’ Up range. Each week the lovely Cathy Proctor will be hosting the blog hop and we will be going through the colours in the range in alphabetical order. This week “Balmy Blue” is up and is a beautiful light subtle blue. It is one of our new colour in the colour revamp.


As it is a new colour I don’t have the Stampin’ Ink Pad as yet but I was very fortunate on out team day recently to get given the reinker for Balmy Blue and I just so happened to order in my preorder a pack of subtle card stock so I had 2 Balmy Blue pieces of card stock. Perfect I was ready to take part in this weeks blog hop.

Because I had the reinker I thought I could heat emboss some white onto crumb cake card stock and then use my blender pen to pick up the ink and colour in the flowers that I had chosen. I did it this way instead of using the aqua painter as I wanted to be reasonably precise as to where the ink was places. The leaves are also with a new colour Call me Clover, it is one of this years new InColours. 



I chose 2 different flowers to see what kind of effect I would get. The bigger cluster is from the Petal Palette stamp set and the single flower is from the Graceful Garden stamp set. The sentiment is from a new stamp set to the catalogue this year Rooted in Nature.

For the greetings on both cards I have used stazon ink on vellum and cut it out using the stitched shaped framelets and then I have backed that with a piece of whisper white cardstock cut out with the same framelet. Plus a little bling with the clear rhinestone basic jewels and then I have adhered this together with mini glue dots under the rhinestones. 

Our very new gorgeous Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon just sets this card off perfectly and then the sentiment is popped up on dimensionals over the top.

Please make sure you hop on over to Cathy’s Blog to get the list of the other ladies from the Art With Team taking part this week.

If you have any questions about how to make this card please don’t hesitate to contact me it is really quick and simple to make.

If you would like a copy of the new Annual Catalogue or have any questions please contact me.

Thank you for spending a little bit of time with me today.
Have a lovely day, take care


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Stampin' Up - In Colour - Art With Heart May 2018 Blog Hop






Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring “In Colors” theme. Check out the new 2018 - 2020 In colors and let’s not forget the current 2017 - 2019 in colors. If you would like a copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

Tonight, you would have come to me from the lovely Caroline Manwaring on your blog hop journey, let’s continue our fun.

I don’t know about you, but I just love it when a new annual catalogue comes out and we get to see what the new “In Colours” are! It is so exciting! I have chosen to feature the very new 2018-2020 in colours in the blog hop tonight.

I have made 2 cards to show you tonight, one which is very simple and uses all 5 of the new in colours and the other one well is a little more involved. You know me by now I like to do a fancy fold card every now and then but this card it uses 4 of the new In Colours.


My first card tonight is simple, yet elegant. You are just going to love the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. There are so many beautiful designs, 12 in fact that are just perfect for stained glassed work and you can use any colouring technique to colour them. I have chosen to use my blender pen on this occasion. I just squeezed the lid of the ink pad onto the ink so that it would leave a little ink on the inside of the lid and then picked it up with the blender pen and on the back of the image I coloured these gorgeous birds.


They are almost like rainbow lorikeets which I have in my back yard on occasion and I just love. I really missed the gorgeous birds that we have here in Australia when I lived in the concrete jungle of New York city.


So I used all of the colours but the Pineapple Punch to colour the birds, I used that colour as my card base. I also used Early Espresso on the beaks. To hold the vellum onto the card base I have used mini glue dots under the Clear Rhinestones and some snail under the sentiment. This is so the adhesive is not visible through the vellum.

The sentiment is from the Beautiful You stamp set and I thought it just went perfect with these gorgeous birds. I have inked it up with our black memento ink and punched it out with our Tailored Tag punch and backed it with a basic black tag cut in half.

I am a sucker for ribbon and trims and Stampin’ up have some gorgeous new offerings for us in the new catalogue this year. So, I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of 1/8” Black Cord to the card as well.


For my second card I came across a tutorial for the T-Slide card on Splitcoast stampers and I thought I just had to give this a go.



Can you guess which new “in colour’ I didn’t use on this card?.......... Yes, that is correct Blueberry Bushel. I did manage to get the other 4 on this card however. The balloons from Hand Delivered stamp set again I have used my blender pen and the gorgeous, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover and once it was dry I just had to make them all sparkly with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. The blouse of the lady holding the balloons is done in Pineapple Punch and the skirt is in Grapefruit Grove, I have popped her up on some dimensionals.

Behind our balloon holding gift giver I have stamped the lovely little flower that comes in the Hand Delivered stamp set and they are coloured in with the gorgeous In Colours again using the blender pen. Cut out with the largest square of the Stitched Shaped framelits!
You may have noticed the little tab on the right-hand side of the card, if I pull that it will side out and open the front of the card front to reveal the sentiment….  ”Love celebrating you!”  I have punched out the tab with the Circle Tab punch and attached it to the T-Slide mechanism.





Now the simply gorgeous DSP is the very special Share What You Love Specialty DSP and this particular piece is perfectly matched to the In Colour of Grapefruit Grove but it also has a translucent, pearlized finish on it. Oh, it is absolutely gorgeous!

On the inside of the card I have stamped the little flowers from the Hand Delivered stamp set

Here are the products that I used in these cards.
PRODUCTS
Stamps
Beautiful You, Hand Delivered
Card Stock and Papers
Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Share What You Love Specialty DSP, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink
Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Early Espresso, Memento Black
Acecessories / Embellishments
1/8”(3.2mm) Black Cord, Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Tools
Stitched Shapes Framelit die, Circle Tab Punch, Tailored Tag Punch, Big Shot, Trimmer, paper snips, Tear & Tape adhesive, mini glue dots, snail, bone folder, dimensionals  


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented and lovely, Claire Daly



If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Ros Davidson
Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern ,<=You are here
Claire Daly
Tina Gillespie
Rebecca Jacovou
Kate Morgan
Alisha Watson
Rachel Palmieri
Catherine Proctor
Monika O’Neill

Please contact me if you have any questions about these cards or any of your Stampin' Up needs.


Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.
Take Care


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Stampin' Up - Retiring Products - Art With Heart April 2018 Blog Hop








Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring products from the last chance products list. There is lots of products to choose from with retiring stamp sets, inkpads and ink refills guaranteed to be available until 7 May (and all other products while supplies last). Contact anyone on the blog hop to place your last chance order today.

I am extremely sad to see this stamp set go. It is one of my favourites. I love magnolias and this stamp set has the magnolia in it. Remarkable You is a lovely line art stamp set and perfect to use with the Stampin’ Blends.

Here are the before shots of the flowers and leaves that I have used with the Stampin’ Blends, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.



Now with the Magnolias I just love the deep purples and I love each spring when they come into blossom, but I had only seen these ones, the red, pink and white. I googled to see if they came in any other colour and they do, yellow so I thought I would make a yellow one for you as well.

I have paired the Remarkable You stamp set up with the also retiring stamp set of One Big Meaning and retiring Colour Theory DSP. I think they work well together. I need some thank you cards in a couple of weeks, so I am set now.

For my second design tonight, I have used one of the other flowers in the Remarkable You stamp set pairing it with One Big Meaning and Colour Theory DSP and some retiring ribbon to make another thank you card.


PRODUCTS
Stamps
Remarkable You, One Big Meaning
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black, Colour Theory DSP.
Ink
Black, Stampin' Blends
Acecessories / Embellishments
Gold Mettalic Thread, Mini Gold Sequence trim, Old Olive Chevron ribbon,  
Tools
 Big Shot, Trimmer, paper snips, mini glue dots, snail, Tombow, bone folder.

Now it is time for the next participant, the very talented and lovely LeanneMitchell.



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



Please contact me for any more information on how to make these cards, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, any of the retiring products and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.
Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care


Thursday, 22 March 2018

Stampin' Up - Easter - Art With Heart March 2018 Blog Hop






Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative Easter creations.
Don’t forget, sale-a-bration has just over a week left to earn free product with purchase or it is also a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! 
Ask any of the girls on the hop for more details.


Tonight, I am bringing you 2 Easter cards. The first is an Easter Bunny Card and the second is an Easter Cross card. Both are a Fancy fold card that are very easy to do. You know that I love my fancy fold cards.

Well I just loved this stamp set when I first saw it and could not wait to have it, but I actually haven’t inked it up until now. I know, how can that be? I was very fortunate to get it at OnStage. Onstage is a fantastic event that Stampin’ Up holds for demonstrators every 6 months and we have so much fun seeing new products and getting to play with them before anyone else. If you love Stampin’ Up as much as we do think about joining up. Don’t hesitate to ask.


Don’t you just love how real the bunny rabbit looks? My family couldn’t believe I stamped it! Don’t you just love Stampin’ Up stamps they make the best stamps! I have seen this gorgeous Bunny Rabbit used for baby cards in very similar cards using the Sweet Little Something stamp set it is such a versatile set as you can use it for baby cards and Easter cards with the greetings that come along with the gorgeous Bunny.

So how did I make this card. The base of the card. It is a Z fold card and it is really easy.
  • ·       Cut your cardstock so that you have a piece that is 4 ¼ x 11 inches then score at 2 ¾  and 5 ½ . and fold in a valley/mountain, then you have your Z.
  • ·       For the layering I have cut in crumb cake 2 x - 2 ½ x 4, 1 x-  4 x 5 ¼ , 1x- 3 3/8 x 3 3/8. inches
  • ·       The gorgeous DSP is the Sweet Soiree and it is just beautiful I have cut 2 of these in 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ inches
  • ·       Cut 1 Whisper white 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 and 1 – 3 ¾ x 5 inches
  • ·       The Bunny is a 3 step process that I have stamped in crumb cake and soft suede ink then cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals and added an organza ribbon.
  • ·       On the inside of the card I have used the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies and the champagne foil paper I just love this foil paper.
  • ·       With the Stitched shapes framelit dies I have used the smallest oval die to cut out some Easter Eggs with the Sweet Soiree DSP and cut them at different lengths. The great thing about Stampin’ Up DSP is that it is 2 sided so you can flip the piece that you have cut over and you get another egg!
  • ·       I have stamped Happy Easter from the Sweet Little Something stamp set in early espresso



In my second card I have used the Hold on to Hope stamp set and I just love this set and again couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. It also can be bundled with the Cross of Hope framelit dies which are just fantastic!


Using the Hold On To Hope stamp set I have created a shadow box card for you tonight. So absolutely simple to create and very effective.


·       I have used the Wood Textures DSP which I just love and it will be continuing in the new catalogue starting on June 1st (which I can’t wait to see) so that is fantastic because it is just gorgeous DSP.
  • ·       To create the shadow box cut your base card and your top card (in my case the Wood Textures DSP) both the same size. 4 ¼ x 5 ½
  • ·       Score both at ½ inch and 1 inch turn around and do the same at the other end of the 5 ½ inch length.
  • ·       To create the circle use the layering circle dies and place it towards the top of the between the score lines and pass it through the big shot.
  • ·       Now before you stick your shadow box together cut 2 pieces of Whisper White card 3 ¼ x 4 1/16 
  • ·       On one piece of whisper white lay it under the circle of your cut-out wood texture DSP and stamp your image of the cross in a colour of your choice, I used Fresh Fig!
  • ·       Using the Cross of Hope framelit dies cut out the gorgeous filigree cross in Champagne Foil paper and adhere it to the stamped image with the fine tip glue pen.
  • ·       Now we can put together our card. Burnish the score lines so that your card will stand up in a valley/ mountain way.
  • ·       Adhere your cross image to the inside of the early espresso card and with your choice or adhesive just on the small outside ½ inch and stick together so that it creates a box and will stand on its own.
  • ·       Now to decorate the front I have stamped the butterfly, flowers and sentiment all in fresh fig on whisper white card stock and using the Cross of Hope Framelits dies cut them out! How easy is that? What a great bundle this is!
  • ·       On the back of the card I have used the other piece of whisper white that we cut out used the little twig stamp in the Hold on to Hope and Happy Easter from Sweet Little Something stamp sets




Hope you have enjoyed these 2 very simple Easter cards to make and that you enjoy your Easter with family and friends

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Caroline Manwaring.





If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
Sharon Davern  <= You are here

PRODUCTS
Stamps
Sweet little something, Hold on to Hope
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Early Espresson, Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP,  Crumb Cake, Wood Textures DSP, Champagne Foil Paper.
Ink
Fresh Fig, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Acecessories / Embellishments
White ¼’ Organza ribbon
Tools
Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelit die, Celebrate You Thinlit dies, Cross of Hope framelit dies, Big Shot, Trimmer, paper snips, mini glue dots, snail, fine tip glue pen, bone folder, dimensionals  paper piercing mat


Please contact me for any more information on how to make these cards, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, The Occations Catalogue, Sale-abration brochure and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.

Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.


Take Care




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