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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



Monday, 11 October 2021

Week 15 - Heart of Christmas

 

We are at week 15 of our Heart of Christmas blog hop and each week until the middle of  December the ladies from the Art With Heart Team will bring you some Christmas inspiration each Monday night.

This week I will be doing something in Blue and Silver tones. The reason is my girlfriend wanted to change her colour theme for Christmas this year when we were talking and she wanted to get away from the normal red and green traditional colours and go with blues and silvers. So I am going to challenge myself to make her a card in those colours!

Well I have made her a card but I have kept is quite simple and all about the words and sentiment that I know my friend will like.

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So for this card I have started with a Night of Navy card base and layered it with silver foil. I then added an embossed layer of Basic White in the Merry Melody 3D embossing Folder with a little bit of Silver Elegant trim wrapped around it.
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On another piece of Basic White I took my blending brush and with Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy I blending the 2 colours together to give the colour for the background of my White Heat Embossed Sentiments. I thought the 2 blended together gave a nice colour of the changing of the night sky. I heat embossed the sentiments from For Unto Us stamp set and cut the centre piece from the Hippo & Friends Dies and the little sentiment from the Stitched Rectangle dies where I made one of the dies fit my purpure by making it a little smaller than the die actually was.
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I have also die cut some silver foil stars from the Stitched Stars dies and added a little bow of elegant trim to finish off the card. On the inside I have added a layer of Silver foil under the Basic White to continue the theme to the inside of my card.

If you have any questions about my project today or about any of your Christmas crafty needs please do not hesitate to contact me.

Now is the time to hit the next blog button and head to the next very creative person on our journey in Christmas creativity. This week you will be heading to Christine Blain I can't wait to see what she has for us, I always love seeing her creations and how she uses designer series paper and different textures. 

I have the privilege to host this week so if for any reason one of the next blog buttons doesn't take you to the next blog just come back here and click on the next person on the list below and continue the blog hop from there.

Thank you for spending some Christmas crafty time with me today, take care,



Monday, 4 October 2021

Week 14 - Heart Of Christmas

 

Welcome to week 14 of the Heart of Christmas, for this week I thought I would do another fancy fold for you. I know I just can't help myself.

This week I have created a Tri-Corn Fold! Along with this weeks card I am using the Trimmings & Tidings Bundle I have had it sitting there forever but I have been playing with my Angels stamp set and I thought I would get it out and have a play this week.
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So for this card the base is is half of your A4 card and you just fold and glue.
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It is a good idea once you have made all your folds to cut and adhere your papers before adhering your card finally together in the middle. It is just easier that way. I have used the Brushed Metallic Card stock and the Tidings of Christmas DSP layered on a base of Evening Evergreen for this card.
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I kept the decorations quite simple for this card as the fold is so fancy like one of those hats a sailor of the tall ships wear. For my decoration I stamped the sentiment first and then cut out the tag with the Tailor Made Tags  but you could do it the other way round. I knew the angle I kind of wanted it it on but still wanted the word straight. I have stamped the stocking in Basic Gray and cut it out with the Christmas Tidings Dies as well as the star. The Stocking is coloured in with Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Dark Evening Evergreen and Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends.
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I also cut out a couple extra pieced of Basic White to place on the back / inside of the hat for writing.
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Of course this card folds nicely flat to fit into our C6 envelopes so it is a fun card to make and send for Christmas.
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I have topped off the tag with some Evening Evergreen Sheer ribbon and some white Bakers Twine.

Hope you have enjoyed this fancy fold tonight and if you have any questions about my card today or any of your crafty needs please do not hesitate to contact me.


The next person on our journey around our Christmas blog hop this week is the lovely Judy May, I always love to see how creative she is each week. Can't wait to see what she does this week. Just hit the next blog button to go there now!

The Heart Of Christmas is hosted by the lovely Tina so if at anytime one of the next blog buttons doesn't work just head to Tina's blog and she will have a list of the participants and you can continue you blog hop from there! Tina's Blog

Thank you for spending some Christmas crafty time with me today, take care,


Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Week 18 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Garden Green

 

Welcome to week 18 of our Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week we are looking at Garden Green.

Garden Green

Today I thought I had better bring you a fancy old as I did not bring you one last week. Well this week I search far and wide for one I had not done yet and I found one that is called Vertical Stretch Fun Fold by a Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the US, Rachel Tessman. She did this fun fold back in 2018.  I thought I would have a go at a version of it myself.

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So for today's card I thought I would use the Inspired Thoughts Bundle as I wanted to make a card for my friends who lost their Mum this week. Bruce and Julie are dear friends and although I think we make many cards for women I don't think we make many for men. I wanted to do a card that was a little bit different but also with lots of greenery and trees as Bruce who lost his Mum, loves to garden and walk in the bush so I thought this might be ok.

 

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To make this card you cut your card stock in half at 10.5 x 28 cm and then score at 7, 11 18.5 and 21.5 cm. As you can see in this photo the Bloom where you're planted DSP that I have used as it has lovely Garden Green in it, comes out past the end of the folds. This is so you can hide all the messages you would like to have in your card and they can reveal them as they gradually open the card. Very fun as a birthday Card I could see!

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This is the very top layer but you build from the bottom up to the top to make sure everything is lined up and you close the top layers down on to the bottom layers to make sure that you are covering up all the lovely surprises in your card with the top DSP before adhering. I have cut out the Tree from the Inspiring Canopy in Cinnamon Cider and then Embossed it with the Bark 3D folder. The leaves have been cut out using the Inspiring canopy dies in Garden Green, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.

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I have now stretched the card out to 2 layers. As the trees 4 in the die I cut the 4th one off and shortened it to go on the middle layer of the card so that you can't see it when it is shut. The sentiment on both these layers is from the Inspired thoughts stamp set and I have used my Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker and stamped the first line. I then cut it out and mounted it on Garden Green card and placed on dimensionals on the top layer. I then cleaned my stamp and coloured the rest of the same stamp with the marker to split the sentiment in 2 for the 2 layers of the card.

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Now with all 3 layers open I have stamped the sympathy sentiment and a place where you can write as well.

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I was trying to find a way to show it to you so I hug it on my card tree with the Evening Evergreen In Color sheer ribbon that I used so that you know that you need to pull the card open. When the card is fully shut it fits into a  regular envelope.

This is a fun design that can be adapted for any occasion.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about today's project or any of your crafting needs!


Now is the time to head to the next person on our Garden Green colour journey. Please hit on the next blog button to go to Ros Davidson I love to see her creations each week she always has fun, vibrant card!

If at any time the next button doesn't doesn't work please head to the host of our weekly Colour Creations Blog Hop my dear friend Catherine Proctor: Cathy's Blog.

Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today, take care,







Monday, 27 September 2021

Week 13 - Heart Of Christmas 2021

 

Welcome to week 13 of the Heart of Christmas, today I have for you today a quick design that you can use for almost anything. I have gone back to my Angels of Peace and treated them very simply.
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So for this card I have made a hinge card or a flap fold card. I am not quite sure what to call it but it is a fun and quick card to make.

The first thing you need to do is cut a normal card base in Soft Succulent and then after folding in half cut a 2.5 cm or a 1 inch strip of the front edge. You will use this for the hinge mechanism.

On the inside of the card I have a Basic White piece of card that I cut at 10 x 14.5 cm and I have also cut a piece of the Tidings of Christmas DSP the same size. Cut a strip off that is 2.5 cm and flip it over and adhere to the Basic White card.

Before adhering the inside of your card down add your hinge. Fold your Soft Succulent strip in half and then cut from the fold on one side to 2.5 cm so it just sits under the DSP so you have lots of space to write.
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On the front of the card you can attached to the hinge a sentiment or I have attached our lovely Angel which I have Gold Heat Embossed. I have popped it up on dimensionals after cutting a backing in soft succulent and gold foil using the Hippo & Friends Dies. I think these dies in this shape remind me of a lovely mirror!

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On the inside I have place out little Angel.
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I have heat embossed in gold the 2 sentiments and using another shape from the Hippo & Friends Dies and added them to the front and the inside of the card.

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This design is quick and you can use many shapes or designs for the sentiment or focal point picture or just use it as sentiment. You do not need to double side it like I have today in this stepped up version.

If you would like any information about my project today or about any of your crafting needs please do not hesitate to contact me.


Now is the time to head to the next person on our hop around week 13 of Christmas inspiration so just hit the next blog button and you will head over to  Ros Davidson blog. I love to see what she has for us each week she is so creative.

I have the privilege of hosting this week so if for any reason one of the next blog buttons does not work please come back here and  you will be able to continue your journey in our Heart of Christmas Blog Hop by clicking on the list of the participants below.


Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today, take care,







Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Week 17 - Colour Creations Blog Hop - Flirty Flamingo

Welcome to Week 17 of our 2021-11 Colour Creations Blog Hop. This week we are looking at Flirty Flamingo! Can't you just imagine those flamingos dancing around flirting with all the people passing by saying "Hey Look at me!" Well Flirty flamingo is kind of that colour hey look at how gorgeous I am!

I have a friend who absolutely love flamingos so when I was making my card today I was thinking of her as her mother in law has just been put into palliative care and will soon no longer be with us. So for my card today I wanted lots of gorgeous Flirty Flamingo Flowers as my friend has a gorgeous garden.
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So for this card I have taken the Beautifully Penned DSP from the Saleabration Brochure and with my Stampin Blends in Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo and Dark So Saffron, and Dark Soft Sea Foam I coloured the flowers for the background layer of my card with a layer of Flirty flamingo card then on a card base of basic black.
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I left some white space at the edges of the petals to give it that almost water coloured look.
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For the sentiment panel I cut out one in Basic White and one in the reverse of the flowers in the Beautifully Penned DSP from the Scalloped Contour Dies. There are 2 long sentiment dies and I used my Smokey Slate Stampin' Write Marker and coloured each word and then stamped it down the label cleaning the stamp each time before colouring the next word that I wanted and stamping it.
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I have stamped the flower from the Colour & Contour Stamp set in Smokey Slate and then with flirty flamingo ink stamped the water colour look petals on the flowers. The leaves I have used my  Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blend. Now I have also done a double bow of black and white bakers twine and to finish off used some In Colour Evening Evergreen Jewels.

If you have any questions about my project today please do not hesitate to contact me.


Now is the time to head to the next person on our journey into Flirty Flamingo goodness and you will be going to Rosa Leyden next so just hit on the next blog button now and you will head straight there. I always look forward to seeing her creativity

If for some reason you find one of the next blog buttons now working please head to our lovely hosts blog Cathy Proctor and she will have the list of every one participating today in our colour challenge of Flirty Flamingo: Cathy's Blog

Thank you for spending some crafty time with me today, take care,








Monday, 20 September 2021

Week 12 - Heart of Christmas

 





Can you believe it we are already half way through our Heart of Christmas series for this year! That can only mean 1 thing! Yes you guessed it! Christmas is not very far away, dare I say only 96 days away! Ok now erase that from your panic stricken mind and let's have some fun with this week's Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.

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I decided because we were panic stricken to go with the Peaceful Deer so we could all be nice and calm and peaceful!

So for my card today I have combined a few different elements to create this card and placed it all on a base of Evening Evergreen.

I first Gold heat embossed the deer and punched them out with the Deer Builder Punch. For the 2 outside deer I coloured with my Stampin' Blends. I used the Ivory, Light and Dark Crumb Cake for them. The background paper is from the Sale-A-Bration brochure is the Peaceful Prints and I have embossed that with the Bark 3D embossing folder.
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Behind the deer I have cut out some more of the Peaceful Prints DSP with the Hippo & Friends Dies and stamped the trees from the Peaceful Deer stamp set in Soft Succulents and Evening Evergreen and put that through the Bark 3D embossing folder and fussy cut them out before adhering to the label and popping the deer up on dimensionals. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold and I have used the die from the Harvest Die set as it has the similar shaped end as the label I have cut our for the deer to be on.

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Under the deer I have splashed across the page some gorgeous Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon

If you have any questions about this card or about Sale-A-Bration and how to get your hands on this beautiful Designer Series Paper for free with a $90 purchase please do not hesitate to contact me before the end of September.


Now is the time to head to the next person on our journey in this weeks Heart of Christmas blog hop and we will be heading to the wonderful Kate Morgan, I love seeing what Kate has for us each week, she is so creative, last week she made the most beautiful craft and rose gold Christmas trees. Just hit the next blog button to head there right now!



I have the privilege of hosting this weeks Heart of Christmas blog hop so if for any reason one of the links does not work you can come back here and continue your hop with the list of participant below.

Kate Morgan
Michele Taylor
Christine Blain
Rachel Woollard
Claire Daly
Theresa Gerrard
Catherine Proctor
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson
Caroline Manwaring
Rosa Leyden
Andrea Sargent
Sharon Davern  <=You Are Here


Thank you for spending some Christmas crafty time with me today,
take care,


Week 15 - Heart of Christmas

  We are at week 15 of our Heart of Christmas blog hop and each week until the middle of  December the ladies from the Art With Heart Team w...