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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



Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Week 5 - AWH Colour Creations Showcase - "Blushing Bride"



I can't believe we are at week 5 already. Time is flying past when it comes to these Colour Showcases maybe not so much when it comes to the isolation and restrictions in other parts of our lives. How are you going? There are days that a good and then when we are really struggling in our house that is for sure!

Tonight I have managed to make 2 cards for this weeks Colour Creations Showcase.

This week Blushing Bride

Rhapsody in craft, Blushing Bride, Forever Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Dies, Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Stampin' Up, 2020-21 Catalogue

For the first card I did a kind of fancy fold but not really. It is kind of a half dutch door or half a gate card. I really don't know what to call it. Anyway.... I cut the Blushing Bride card stock in half vertically at 10.5 cm. Then folded it in half like a normal card and then cut the front half in half and got rid of the top half. I'm sure that makes complete sense! 😂 (Sounds like the tongue twisters that my kids were just doing) That is why I like photos!

My colour combination for this card is a tried and true combination of pink, green and brown. So add in the gorgeous Stampin' Up! colours and Designer series paper and you can't go wrong.
Rhapsody in craft, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Cinnamon Cider, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Gold foil, Stampin' Up!
Rhapsody in craft, Blushing Bride, Forever Blossoms, Cherry blossoms Dies, Woven Heirlooms, Ornate Gardens speciality DSP

I thought straight away of cherry blossoms even though we are in winter in Australia. I have already seen daffodils come up. I think they are a little confused about the seasons. 
So I stamped all the cherry blossoms from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and cut them out with the Cherry Blossoms Dies.  That was the easy bit then I just went to town adding little bits until I was happy with how it looked. 
Rhapsody in craft, Blushing Bride, Forever Blossoms, Cherry Blssoms Dies, Woven Heirlooms, Fancy fold, Stampin' Up!, 2020-21 Staminp' Up Catalogue

I stamped Mint Macaron leaves and cut them out, cut out gold foil flower centres and leaves. Little branches in crumb cake and cinnamon cider. A little bit of Cinnamon Cider InColor Ribbon and attach them all to the top of the door.

The Door has been layered with Cinnamon Cider card stock and the gorgeous gold foil and mint macaron paper from the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP.

The inside of the Card I have stamped the sentiment but it is also the outside of the card. I know tricky! I liked the Thinking of you from the Woven Heirlooms Stamp set and I thought it would be perfect for this card. Check out all the products at the end of the post.
Rhapsody in craft, Blushing Bride, Forever Blossoms, Cherry Blssoms Dies, Woven Heirlooms, Fancy fold, Stampin' Up!, 2020-21 Staminp' Up Catalogue


For my second card I thought, I still have time and I wanted to break out the new Arrange a wreath Bundle that I hadn't had a play with yet and I thought it was just great for this colour. So I used the other half of my  Blushing Bride card stock and folded it in half and came up with this card!
Rhapsody in craft, Blushing Bride, Arrange A Wreath, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing Folder,Stampin' Up!, 2020-21 Stampin' Up Catalogue

The colour combination is the same pink, green and brown but just done a little differently.
Rhapsody in craft, Blushing Bride, Magenta Madness, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Stampin' Up!
The Arrange a Wreath bundle is so cute and you can make cards for anytime of the year not just for Christmas.

I just loved the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder to put my wreath on it just made the beautiful Blushing bride and wreath pop!

Rhapsody in craft, Blushing Bride, Arrange A Wreath, Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, 2020-21 Stampin' Up Catalogue

For this card I mostly used the dies from the bundle and cut out the wreath in mossy meadow and crumb cake. The flowers in Blushing bride and the new Magenta Madness for a little pop. The 2 flowers are stamped in Blushing bride and then cut out with the dies. The Sentiment comes in the Arrange A Wreath stamp set and is stamped in Blushing bride and I have then cut it out with the Tasteful Label Dies. Of course no wreath is complete with out a bow! 

All the products used are in a list at the end of this post.

Now my dear friend Cathy Proctor is hosting our Colour Creations Showcase so grab a cuppa and head over to her blog to see the list of the team participating this week and see some more creative inspiration for Blushing Bride.  This Week: Blushing Bride


Card 1 Product List

Card 2 Product List
If you have any questions about these cards or would like the new annual catalogue in your hands please do not hesitate to contact me.


Thank you for spending some time with me today,
Take Care,




Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Week 4 - AWH Colour Creations Showcase - "Blackberry Bliss"


This week Blackberry Bliss

Ask anyone what is Sharon's favourite Stampin' Up! colour?  Blackberry Bliss would have to be the one that they would say before any other colour, so I was so happy that when the colour revamp was done a couple of years ago it was back in and here to stay!

Here are the products from the catalogue that are this gorgeous rich, yummy, delicious colour!

So tonight I have combined some of these products with others and made you a  Double "Z" Fold card.

I have paired my card with the Flowers for Every Season DSP as it just so gorgeous and you just want to put it on all your cards and projects!
The colours that are used in this gorgeous paper are all the new In Colors  plus Poppy Parade and Whisper White. They are so lovely this new lot of In Colors you really should try them in all their forms.


Once I had chosen just the right piece of paper from the Flowers for Every Season I then stamped the focal point of my card using the Butterfly Wishes Stamp set using these colours and with our colour of the week Blackberry Bliss as the star!
Rhapsody in craft, Butterfly Wishes, Fancy Fold, Double Z Fold, Friendship Card, Blackberry Bliss, Flowers for Every Season, 2020-21 Stampin' Up Catalogue, #loveitchopit


For the base of the card I have cut the A4 Blackberry bliss in half folded it and then folded the front back in half to form the "Z" Then I have cut the 6x6 inch piece of Flowers for every season down to have just shy of the 2 inches on the front and the rest on the inside. It is the perfect size for this kind of card and then you just have to adjust the length slightly. There is minimum wastage of a 6x6 piece of designer series paper with this Double "Z" fold card. I didn't double layer the gorgeous paper I wanted both the Blackberry Bliss and the paper to stand out.

Rhapsody in craft, Butterfly Wishes, Fancy Fold, Double Z Fold, Friendship Card, Blackberry Bliss, Flowers for Every Season, 2020-21 Stampin' Up Catalogue, #loveitchopit

To make the Double "Z" I cut an 8 cm x 14.9 cm piece of Whisper White and folded it into a "Z" in equal parts. I adhered the back part down first making sure it was centred before folding up the card and just adhering the little bit to the front. This piece of Whisper White allows you to write on your card.
Rhapsody in craft, Butterfly Wishes, Fancy Fold, Double Z Fold, Friendship Card, Blackberry Bliss, Flowers for Every Season, 2020-21 Stampin' Up Catalogue, #loveitchopit

For the Front of the card I stamped the branch in Cinnamon Cider and then the larger flowers in Blackberry bliss and fussy cut them out with the paper snips and the larger butterfly was also fussy cut. I altered the height of the flowers with a couple down and 1 up with the butterfly with dimensionals to give some added depth and interest to the panel.

The leaves were stamped in Just Jade to match the green in the gorgeous paper. I have also used the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blend to colour in the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding. I love colouring the seam binding this way to match my projects. The sentiment is also stamped in Blackberry bliss before fussy cut and popped up on mini dimensionals. Of course you can't have a finished project without some bling and this called for some pearls.

I think this would be a perfect card for a friend who loves gardening or butterflies!

Our Colour Creations Showcases are hosted each week by my lovely friend and the extremely creative Cathy Proctor. So hop on over to her blog for the list of those participating this week and find some more inspiration for the colour Blackberry Bliss: Cathy's Blog

If you would like to get your hands on the new annual catalogue please do not hesitate to contact me. The list of products used in my card tonight are at the end of the post so you can check them out.

Thanks for spending some time with me tonight,
Take Care


Product List

Week 5 - AWH Colour Creations Showcase - "Blushing Bride"

I can't believe we are at week 5 already. Time is flying past when it comes to these Colour Showcases maybe not so much when it come...