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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



Thursday, 16 August 2018

Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas - Week 1



Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

Today the Art With Heart team are starting 12 weeks of Christmas inspiration for you. Cards, tags, gift boxes, decorations, you name it you will be sure to find it in the next few weeks from one of the team.

I love Christmas, so I am excited that it is time for the Heart of Christmas.

For my first week I am using the new stamp set that will be available on September 5 in the New Holiday Catalogue called Illuminated Christmas. I have cased the card in the new catalogue but changed it a little.

I really love this stamp set with the wise men. I have stamped the wise men in memento ink then coloured them using the Stampin’ Blends and so easy to colour. I then cut them out and popped them up on some dimensionals on a piece of Sparkle Glimmer Paper cut out with the stitched shaped framelits dies.
Illuminated Christmas, Heart of Christmas,

I have used the delightfully detailed laser-cut Designer series paper to make the frame which I have attached with the fine tip glue pen.

I have adhered this to a base card of Cherry Cobbler which I have stamped the gorgeous star from the Illuminated Christmas stamp set in cherry cobbler ink and then laid a strip of crumb cake card stock flagged at each end.
Illuminated Christmas

For the sentiment on the front of the card I had to use a fun little trick that I remembered seeing once as the word “Him” is under the rest of the words “Wise men still seek” on the stamp. What I did was get a piece of sticky tape or sellotape over the word “Him” then inked my stamp up in memento ink took of the sticky tape and stamped the words. Cleaned my stamp then put the sticky tape over the other words and inked up the word “Him” took off the sticky tape and stamped “Him” next to the rest of the sentiment.

Then I just used my snail at adhered it to the bottom of the wise men.
Illuminated Christmas, Heart of Christmas, Christmas Cards

On the inside of my card I used the beautiful saying that comes with the stamp set to finish off my card.
Illuminated Christmas

I will pop a list of all the colours I used of my Stampin’ Blends to colour my wise men at the end of my post but for now if you would like any more information on how to make this card or you would like to  get your hands on the new holiday catalogue so you can get this gorgeous stamp set which is available on September 5 please contact me.

Please hop on over to our lovely team leader, the gorgeous Claire Daly to see who else is hopping along for The Heart of Christmas week 1.

Thank you for spending a little time with me today
Take Care

Here is the list of the Stampin’ Blends that I used:
Light Pool Party
Dark Pool Party
Light Pineapple Punch
Dark Pineapple Punch
Light Soft Sea Foam
Dark Soft Sea Foam
Light Blackberry Bliss
Light Smoky Slate
Light Night of Navy
Light Bermuda Bay
Light Pumpkin Pie
Dark Poppy Parade
Light Highland Heather
Light Crumb Cake
Dark Daffodil Delight

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creation Blog Hop Week 11 - Cherry Cobbler

Hello and welcome to week 11 of colour creations with the Art with Heart team. This week we are looking at the beautiful colour "Cherry Cobbler".

I love making cards with this gorgeous colour and especially Christmas cards, I really like it as my Christmas red. I did not make a Christmas card this time however come back Thursday for the start of The Heart of Christmas where some of the Art with Heart team will be sharing in a Christmas project inspiration blog hop.

Tonight, I have made 1 card for you highlighting the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler.
Beautiful day, Love you to pieces,puzzle pieces thinlits dies, cherry cobbler, stampin' blends

I have stamped the lovely flower from Beautiful day just like I did with last weeks cards and this week coloured them using the Stampin’ Blends of Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. The Lighter coloured flower is Petal Pink.

The Colour Coach that Stampin’ Up has given us suggest Petal pink as a lovely colour to use with Cherry Cobbler so I did. I just added a couple of others as well. What colours would you add to cherry cobbler?

Once I had finished colouring my beautiful flowers I decided I wanted to use my jigsaw famelit from the Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies and cut them out. So, I did then I used my tombow glue and glued them back together onto a piece of whisper white before adhering it to a card base of Cherry Cobbler.
Of course, the card really wasn’t finished I had to add some ribbon and in the upcoming holiday catalogue there is this gorgeous sparkly Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. If you are like me, you just have to get your hands on this ribbon.
Beautiful day, love you to pieces, puzzle pieces thinlit dies, cherry cobbler

The sentiment on the card is stamped in Cherry cobbler using my stamparatus in case I wanted to stamp more than once, and I did want to (just to make sure it was really dark and cherry cobblery like) using the stamp set Love you to pieces and cut out again using the single jigsaw piece from Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies.
Love you to Pieces, cherry cobbler

On the inside of the card I have stamped the outline of a puzzle piece and a cute sentiment to finishe off the phrase of “Love you to pieces….One piece at a time”

 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  Annual Catalogue  and the new Holiday Catalogue that is coming out 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, 7 August 2018

Stampin' Up! - Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 10 - Calypso Coral


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 “Calypso Coral ” is up.


Tonight I have made 2 very quick note cards that I have cased from the annual catalogue to highlight this very beautiful colour calypso coral. If you look on page 205 of your Stampin’ Up Catalogue you will find the card that I have made for you tonight.

 It is one of the “You Can Make It” projects in the catalogue.  You can order all the products you need to make this card with just one item number. How great is that?! You get the stamp set, the clear block, pack of note cards, memento pink pad, both stampin’ blends and solid bakers twine. Now you are ready to make 20 note cards and you didn’t have to worry about anything just put in 1 number. If you would like to see what the other “You Can Make It” projects are check out page 2 of the catalogue.

Here is the card in the catalogue from Stampin’ Up made with Lovely Lipstick which is just a beautiful pink colour!


So, for my cards I have used the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends both the light and the dark and for my second card I used the same stamp set and used the gorgeous flower and birthday sentiment and added a couple of more colours. Dark Daffodil Delight and both light and dark Call me Clover.
Beautiful Day, Calypso Coral, Stampin' Blends, Art With Heart, alcohol markers

The Stampin’ Blends are so easy to use and give such a beautiful finish on your cardstock that you will just love them.

Beautiful Day, Calypso Coral, Stampin' Blends, Art with heart, alcohol markers
When stamping my images onto the note cards I used my Stamparatus to make sure that everything was lined up correctly as the note cards are small and also so I could re-stamp in the exact same position if I wanted the black memento ink to be a little darker. If you don't have a stamparatus yet you have got to get one. I just love it!
Beautiful Day, Calypso Coral, Stampin' Blends, Art with heart, alcohol markers
Ok I may have fibbed I have just put together another very quick card so make that 3 cards for tonight. These note cards are fast and with the Stampin' Blends they are just so lovely to colour with. Make sure you come back for our team blog on August 24th which is all about colouring techniques.

Well I used the host set Artfully Folded for my cheeky quick 3rd note card and the gorgeous Garden Impressions DSP with the Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends to make this card.
Artfully folded, garden impressions dsp, art with heart, calypso coral, stamparatus
This stamp set is /can be a 2 step stamp set with you having a solid image stamp in the set so you can stamp the colour of your cranes as well as the outline but tonight I decided to  use my Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends to colour them in and I quite like them. What do you think? Plus the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is quickly becoming one of my favourites this year!

 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 Annual Catalogue or have any questions please contact me and keep your eye out for the new Holiday Catalogue coming out next month!

Thank you for spending a little bit of time with me today.

Have a lovely day, take care



Thursday, 26 July 2018

Stampin' Up - Designer Series Paper - Art With Heart July 2018 Blog hop

DSP, Rooted in nature, sweet storybook, make a difference, love what you do



Tonight, the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring designer series paper. This month, Stampin’ Up! have a special on designer series paper, buy 3, get 1 free! We hope our blog hop inspires you to get crafting with your designer series paper.

I don’t know about you, but I love Designer Series Paper (DSP), I really can’t get enough of it. Ok I love ribbon and stamps and ink as well. Ok I love all Stampin’ Up products but tonight we are talking about DSP and I have loads. So, tonight is a great time to be using some. It is the perfect time to be cutting up and using the gorgeous DSP on some cards and scrapbooking pages.

I have for you 2 cards and 1 scrapbook page. I recently went to a team day and we were asked to bring along something to share made with some of the new product in the catalogue and I thought I would do a scrapbook page.


Don’t you just love this most gorgeous Share what you love specialty DSP? It is gorgeous and was perfect for some photos of a holiday we took in Malaysia 6 years ago. I know I am way behind in my photos scrapbooking, so I need to get my act into gear and Stampin’ Up has all the product with their memories and more products, so I have no excuse. My gorgeous daughter who is so tiny in this photo is now 11cms taller than me.
DSP, Share what you love, love what you do, make a difference, tailored tag

It’s a beautiful day stamp is from the Love what you do stamp set and the “Breathe In” sentiment is made up from the alphabet stamp set Make a difference, where you can create your own words. The DSP is cut out using the Tailored tag punch and I have layered them over the shimmery white embossing paste and the pearlized doilies.

DSP, Rooted in Nature, Nature's Poem, Z fold

My first card I have come back to a favourite simple Z Fold card that is perfect for showing off the perfect DSP. I have used the Nature’s Poem DSP for this card accompanied with my favourite returning colour Blackberry Bliss. Rooted in Nature stamp set and the leaves trinkets are just perfect for the designs I have chosen from this DSP pack. I have stamped off first the cut of wood in soft suede before stamping on whisper white just to make it a little lighter before using veramark and white embossing powder for the sentiment.

Here are a couple of different angles for you to check out the design.

DSP, Rooted in nature, nature's poem

DSP, rooted in nature, nature's poem, z fold, fancy fold

DSP, nature's poem, rooted in nature, z fold, fancy fold

For my 3rd design and 2nd card tonight I have used Twinkle Twinkle DSP with the very cute Sweet Storybook stamp set.
DSP, Twinkle twinkle, Sweet Storybook

 I have cut out the sentiment using the little banner from Petals and More Thinlits dies. The cute little mice were cut out using the Storybook Scene thinlits then cut apart after I had stamped them with the aid of my Stamparatus. The tool that everyone just has to have. It is the best thing since sliced bread! The little mice are pool party and lovely lipstick, but I stamped lovely lipstick off twice first before colouring the little mouse. The gorgeous silver and pool party and silver and petal pink bakers twine just finish off this card nicely to match the polka dots of the paper.

DSP, Twinkle Twinkle, Sweet Storybook




Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kimberly Hern

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

Thank you for spending sometime with me today, if you have any questions about these projects or about ordering your own DSP to make these cards don’t hesitate to contact me.

Take Care

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




Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas - Week 1

Hello and welcome to another beautiful day. Today the Art With Heart team are starting 12 weeks of Christmas inspiration for you. ...