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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, 3 July 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creation Blog Hop Week 5 - Blackberry Bliss


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 "Blackberry Bliss" is up and it is one of my favourite colours.
Love what you do, Rooted in Nature, fancy fold


Tonight I have made 3 cards for you and they are  very quick to make as Stampin’ Up had all the co-ordinating products to make it so easy for you to do it. As I said I love Blackbery Bliss and I was so happy to see that in the colour revamp that we got it back. YAY!

Tonight my cards are fancy folds but they are super easy and I went on a little search on the internet to five me some inspiration for a fancy fold as I like them as you know. The first fancy fold is an interlocking gate fold card, that I was inspired by Dawn Griffith I just changed some of the measurements to how I like things.
Love what you do, fancy fold

I used the gorgeous Love What You Do stamp set to great this card and don’t you just love this greeting? I sure do and it will be one I will be using a lot for cards for my friends.

I have used the blackberry bliss cardstock for the bass then the gorgeous DSP is the Nature’s Poem. Oh I can’t get enough of this gorgeous DSP just as well there is a sale on right now where you can buy 3 and get 1 for free on selected DSP and Nature’s Poem is one of the DSP in the special.
I have stamped the background stamp in powder pink and then the flowers in Blackberry Bliss before stamping the greeting over the top in Memento black ink.
Love what you do, fancy fold

To get the interlocking part of the card. I cut out 2 ovals from our famelits one a little smaller on the inside to get the outside frame and then used that smaller one to cut out the greeting that I had stamped on whisper white card stock. I adhered the frame to one side and the greeting to the other side and there you have your interlocking gatefold card.

To make the next 2 cards I used the Thick Whisper White card stock as the base card. This design is called a Double Triangle Fold and I got this inspiration from Dawn Olchefske.
Rooted in nature, fancy fold

Again the gorgeous Natures Poem DSP has been used and as it is double sided I have just used one piece and turned over to make both cards.

The stamp set that I have used for these cards is Rooted In Nature and is a lovely stamp set. I have used tranquil tide ink with the leaves and have stamped off before stamping on the whisper white card stock to make it a little lighter before stamping the greetings in Blackberry Bliss. I have then cut out the greeting using our stitched shape framelits and backed it with blackberry bliss cut out using the layering oval framelits.

I have popped these greetings up on dimensionals after using some of the new gorgeous ribbons and cord that are in the annual catalogue.
Rooted in Nature, Nature's poem, Fancy Fold

To get the card base you have one piece of thick whisper white card stock and first score it in half the turn the card stock around and score it in half again. Now you should have a card that looks like you have 4 quarters. Now you need to cut your card base diagonally and you will have 2 card bases ready to go.



Rooted in Nature, Nature's Poem, Fancy Fold



 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, 26 June 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creation Blog Hop Week 4 - Berry Burst




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 “Berry Burst ” is up.

I have made 1 card for you this week showing off the gorgeous colour of Berry Burst. It is one of the 2017-2019 In Colours and I really love this shade of pink. I have decided to highlight the colour by using the stamp set Varied Vases. I hadn’t inked up this stamp set yet and I thought I would get it out and it is just so delightful. It can be bundled with the Vases Builder Punch for a 10% discount which is fantastic!
Varied Vases, Berry Burst

Today I just wanted to play around with my Stamparatus and also do a little bit of masking to get a simple and sweet, detailed birthday card for one of our support workers that has a birthday today. If you don’t have a Stamparatus yet, you have got get one, this stamping tool is to die for! It is so easy to use, and you can position your stamps just where you need them and you can restamp over the same spot if you want the image to be darker or you need just a bit more ink. It is just so good. If you have shaky hands and you stamp with a little bit of a blur this is the tool for you no more blurry stamping with this tool. OMG you need this tool. I LOVE IT! I could go on but let’s talk about the card.
Varied Vases, Berry Burst

I first stamped the little shelf that the vases are standing on then positioned the 3 solid Berry Burst Vases and inked them up. I punched out the vases in some thin copy paper and placed over the solid vases so that I could then stamp the clear vases so that the edges didn’t overlap the already stamped images. Easy the Vases now look like they are behind the vases in front.
These clear vases I have used my Aqua Painter and a little pool party ink to put a little bit of water in the vases.

When I stamped the flowers in each of the vases I again used my punched out vases to mask the solid vases so that you didn’t get the lines of the flowers on the outside of the vases so that it actually looks like they are inside.

This stamp set comes with 34 photopolymer stamps so not only do you get the outline of the flowers but you also get the solid insides where I have given the flowers both powder pink and berry burst. The leaves are one of the new 2018-202 In Colours Call Me Clover

On the corners you have noticed that I have added some Berry Burst Mini Ruffled Ribbon, I love ribbon and I think I collect it but I am determined to use a bit more on my cards not just look at how absolutely gorgeous it is! Stampin’ Up make such gorgeous co-ordinating product don’t you think? I do!
Varied Vases, Vases Builder Punch, Berry Burst

In the centre of the card I have stamped the vases in Berry burst and then punched them out with the Vases Builder Punch, it gives a bit of texture and added interest to the inside of your card.
Varied Vases, Vases Builder Punch, Berry Burst

It was lots of fun making this card so if you would like any help in making these cards or ordering supplies to make it 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, 19 June 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 3 - Bermuda Bay


Darling Label Punch Box, All The Good Things

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 “Bermuda Bay ” is up.

I have made 2 quite simple cards for you tonight as I wanted to show off the gorgeous colour of Bermuda Bay. The first I have combined the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper with the Darling Label Punch Box stamps and punch. The Second card I have used the All The Good things on water colour paper and used the Bermuda Bay as a water wash.

The Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper is just gorgeous, and you are going to love it. There are so many pretty designs that you can use to make quick easy cards and also full-size sheets for scrapbooking as well. Just beautiful. 
Darling Label Punch Box. Delightfully Detailed DSP

I wanted to make a monochromatic card to detail the Bermuda Bay theme and just show you how quick and easy it was to put together a card using this paper.

I have stamped the Thinking of you from the Darling Label Punch Box in Bermuda Bay and with the punch that comes in the box punched it out and then another one in the Bermuda Bay just so I could give a little colour behind the tag. Popped that on some dimensional and with a little bit of ribbon from the Tea Room Combo Pack your card is finished. Quick and easy to make multiples of or if you are in a hurry and need to make a card.
Darling Label Punch Box, Delightfully Detailed DSP

The second card is a little more involved and I used the Stamparatus to help me to make sure I could add more ink if I thought I didn’t have quite enough ink on my image.

I really loved this stamp set All the Good Things when I saw it in the catalogue and so did my daughter so I just couldn’t wait to get it. It is one of the DistINKtive set of stamps that Stampin’ Up has exclusively designed.
All The Good Things

It really is gorgeous and I have stamped it on the water colour paper in stazon then added some crushed curry over the top with my sponge dauber just to give it a little more colour.  Then I used my aquapainter and picked up some of the Bermuda bay ink to wash around the Koi fish.
I wasn’t quite finished, I thought the fish needed a little bit more glam so I got my wink of stella glitter brush out and coloured over the fish to make them sparkle. Also I needed must one more little saying and I found that in the new hostess set Artfully Folded. “Be your own kind of Beautiful” I just love this set too and this sentiment! I have used the same ribbon as I did on the first card as it is just beautiful and added some extra bling with the clear rhinestones.
All The Good Things

On the inside of the card I have stamped the Koi fish on plan whisper which and I think you can see the detail so much clearer than on the water colour paper. I have stamped it in crushed curry and then added a little bit of pumpkin pie blend pen to the more solid part of the rubber and stamped again to give the darker colour in the koi fish.
  
Both cards were quick to make with just a little bit of water wash technique in the second card so a little bit extra time needed. 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, 12 June 2018

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


Daisy Delight, Love You To Pieces, 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.

Daisy Delight

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.
Daisy Delight

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. 
Love You To Pieces

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.

Love You To Pieces

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.
Graceful Gardens, Petal Palette, Rooted in Nature, Balmy Blue


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. 

Graceful Garden, Rooted in Nature, Balmy Blue

Petal Palette, Rooted in Nature, Balmy Blue

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. 
Graceful Garden, Rooted in Nature, Balmy Blue

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


Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creation Blog Hop Week 5 - Blackberry Bliss

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 Sta...