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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



Thursday, 21 May 2020

AWHT Creative Showcase May 2020 - Sketch Challenge






Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. This month the Art With Heart Team have amazing projects to share with you that have been inspired by the card sketch below. The sketch is to be used as a starting point and has been interpreted in many creative ways by the Art With Heart Team.
I have used the sketch really quite literally, I think my brain is a little bit fried. How are you all going in this time?

The gorgeous Peaceful Moments Bundle is what I decided to use for my card project tonight! It is carrying over to the Annual catalogue but it will not be a bundle and get the 10% discount so if you love it get it now before June 2. From June 3 you will be able to get them but you will have to get them separately.


Peaceful Moments, Peaceful Moments Bundle, Poppy Moments Dies, Peaceful Moments DSP, Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up, Rhapsody in craft, Art With Heart, Card sketch

So for this card I used the Peaceful Moments stamp set and the Poppy Moments Dies and if you look very closely at the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper I have used a new embossing folder from the upcoming Annual Catalogue and it is called Tasteful Textures. I love it and you will too. Claire Daly gave me the idea to put the Designer Series paper through this embossing folder with a card that she did recently and I think you will love doing it too!

Peaceful Moments, Peaceful Moments Bundle, Poppy Moments Dies, Peaceful Moments DSP, Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder, Friendship Card, Stampin' Up, Rhapsody in craft, Art With Heart, Card sketch

I have used the colours of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to create my poppy: Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow for the leaves all set on a Rich Razzleberry card base. For the banner I thought I would do something a little bit different and stamp the sentiment all the way down in Basic grey ink!

The next demonstrator to share her interpretation of the sketch is the fabulous Vicki Boucher and I always love seeing her creations every creative showcase.



If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Sharon Davern  <=You Are Here

Thanks for visiting, come back next month, our Showcase is featuring our favourite products from the new catalogue

If you would like anymore information about this card, or you would like a copy of the New Annual catalogue in your hands do not hesitate to contact me.

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


Thursday, 16 April 2020

AWHT Creative Showcase April 2020 - Mother's Day Theme


Welcome to the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team Monthly Creative Showcase. The theme for this month’s showcase is Mother’s Day. Under the current conditions Mother’s Day this year is going to be completely different to any other Mother’s Day celebrations.

Mother's Day will definitely be strange this year for many but as for many years we don't live near my Mum so we will be ringing in and maybe even skyping. We do do that sometimes as well. I am sure as my parents are in lock down they are really wanting out.

The Art With Heart Team are hoping to share a little Mother’s Day love and inspiration with you tonight.
Good Morning Magnolia, Strong and Beautiful, Z fold Card, Fancy fold card, Mother's Day Card, Rhapsody in craft, Art with Heart, Stampin' Up, Stampin' Blends

Tonight I have a fancy fold for you using the Good Morning Magnolia set and Magnolia Memory Dies. I have also used the Strong and Beautiful stamp set for the sentiment as I love the font of the Happy Mother's Day.

Good Morning Magnolia, Magnolia Memory dies, Strong& Beautiful, Mother's Day Card, Stampin' Up, Stampin' Blends, Rhapsody in craft, Art with Heart

To make this card I used my favourite colour Blackberry Bliss and folded it like a normal card base in half and then folded the front back in half. There you have a very simple Z-Fold Card. Using the gorgeous Magnolia Lane DSP on the folded back front in a 4.9 x 14.5 cm strip.


To add a beautiful layer of softness vellum under the front 9x13 cm layer and adhere that to the front just on the side. Now as you are going to cover it with the next layer you can use your snail as you won't need to worry about your adhesive showing through the vellum as you are covering it with your stamped image layer.

Good Morning Magnolia, Strong and Beautiful, Magnolia Memory dies, Magnolia lane DSP, Mother's Day Cards, Rhapsody in craft, Stampin' Up, Art with Heart, Stampin' Blends

I have stamped Happy Mother's day in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White and that piece is 7.7 x 11.5 cm, and I have backed this with Mossy Meadow 8 x cm. before adhering this to the front side over the vellum I have wrapped around some polka dot tulle ribbon. The beautiful blackberry Magnolia is stamped in black memento ink cut out with the magnolia memory dies and coloured with the stampin' blends. Both the light and dark black berry bliss were used for the flower and dark old olive for the leaves. I popped them it up on some dimensionals.

I really love the dark purple magnolias they are my favourite every year when they are in bloom.


The next demonstrator to share her Mother’s Day project is the amazingly talented Catherine Proctor I always love see what projects she has for us.





If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Sharon Davern     <=You are here.



Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me tonight. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Take Care,

Thursday, 19 March 2020

AWHT Creative Show Case - March 2020 - Monochromatic Cards




This month the Art With Heart Team are featuring Monochromatic cards, that is cards that only use different shades of the same colour. This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the wonderful range of Stampin’ Up! colours across our inks, papers and embellishments that can be combined to produce the amazing monochromatic samples we have to share with you.


I have just one card for you tonight.n I had this running around in my head for a few days and finally got a chance to sit and put it all together.
First Frost, Monochromatic Cards, Friendship Cards, Stampin' Up, Rhapsodyincraft, Frosted Bouquet, Basket Weave 3D Folder, Art With Heart Creative Showcase

I have used the First Frost stamp set which I just love not only for Christmas but for everyday cards. I thought the gorgeous Real Red would be the perfect colour to brighten everyone's spirits. So I stamped the small flower 3 times and as it is a distinctive stamp you get the gorgeous shades and details of the flower. I have used the dies that go with the stamp set Frosted Bouquet to cut out the flowers and to also cut out in white some branch sprigs and some leaves in vellum.

I have layered these gorgeous flowers over the basket weave 3D embossing folder and the gorgeous From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper from the mini catalogue. It is just gorgeous! I cut the circle out with the Layering circle dies before putting the whisper white card stock through the embossing machine with the basket weave 3D folder.

I think at this time in the world sending a friend a card is just a wonderful thing to do to stay connected so that is why I used the Well Written framelits to add the word Friend and the little bird as well comes with those framelits. 

I hope you like this card and will try it. I think I will make a few more and send them out to some of my friends.


The next demonstrator to share her monochromatic project is the amazingly talented Vicki Boucher
If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:


Reminder about Sale-a-bration finishing 31st of March. Contact any of the team members for more information.




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


Thursday, 27 February 2020

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Team Blog Hop February 2020- Masculine Themed Cards





Welcome to another Creative Showcase with the Art With Heart Team. 

This month we are featuring Masculine themes projects. We have many masculine themed products in the Stampin' Up! range including stamp sets and coordinating dies, designer series papers, embellishments and embossing folders. Art with Hear team have a wonderful selection of projects to inspire you to create Masculine Masterpieces.

Tonight I have 3 cards for you. I have had a wood theme going through my head for some reason so this is what I have come up with.


Ok the first card is not wood related but it is a dirt bike and you can ride that through the trees and forest, so you will just have to use your imagination and join me in my fantasy land.

Pedal to the Metal, Male Cards, Birthday Card, Stone 3D, Motorbike, Rhapsody in craft, Stampin' Up, #loveitchopit

For this first card I have used Pedal to the Metal. What a fun stamp set this is. To be quite frank if I coloured the bike purple and removed the sentiment To a great Guy my niece would love this as she rides dirt bikes!

Pedal to the Metal, Birthday Card, Male Cards, Masculine cards, Stampin' Up!, Rhapsody in craft, Stone 3D, Motorbike, #loveitchopit

I have used the gorgeous crumb cake as it is one of our all time favourite colours for card bases and used the stitched nested labels dies for different details under the bike. But if you look closely I have also used the Stone 3D Embossing folder that is part of the Power of Hope bundle in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

For the tire marks behind the bike I have used crumb cake but I have stamped off once before stamping on the dark lines and then stamped again for the light lines. Then I stamped the bike in soft suede before colouring in with the Stampin' Blends. The hessian DSP is from the Pressed Petal Specialty DPS and the script DSP is from the Neutrals 6x6 pack. I have die cut out Birthday Wishes from the Well Written Dies in Champagne Foil card stock. The added bling is from the Peaceful Poppies sequins.

By the dock, Stampin' Up!, Male Cards, Thank you, Masculine Cards, Press Petal DSP, Rhapsody in craft, #loveitchoopit

My second card is a simple card sticking with the wood theme. I have used the DSP from the Pressed Petal DSP that is woodgrain and the hessian again and have cut 1 inch or 2.5 cm strips and adhered them to a piece of very vanilla card stock on the diagonal. I just trimmed the excess and mounted it on to a layer of champagne foil card stock as men deserve some bling in their life too. I added the  braided burlap trim and then let it sit for a few days before I thought about what sentiment to put on the card. I think thank you cards for making a difference is a great sentiment so I just love this stamp set By the Dock.

By the Dock, Pressed Petal DSP, Thank You, Male Cards, Masculine Cards, Stampin' Up!, Rhapsody in craft, #loveitchopit

I have stamped the sentiment on very vanilla and cut it out with the stitched nested labels dies and cut another in mossy meadow to match the base card and one more in champagne foil add a bit of depth and interest to this simple card. I also used some metallic pearls to add a little more bling.

Rooted in Nature, Male Cards, Masculine Cards, Thank you cards, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, Rhapsodyincraft

Sticking with my wood theme I used Rooted in Nature for my third card. I have stayed with crumb cake as our favourite card base and but this time I have added a layer of the the cut tree stump. To make this back ground I have inked the stump in soft suede and then before it dried I have clear heat embossed to add a little bit of sparkle to the stumps.

Rooted in Nature, Masculine cards, Male Cards, Thank you Cards, Thank you, Stampin' Up!, Rhapsodyincraft

I have used the braided burlap twine again across the bottom and the braided linen thread. It might remind some older gentlemen of the little braids that they had in the back of their hair/mullets back in the 1980's. Ok I digress! hehe!  

I stamped the tree which is just divine being a distinctive stamp and cut it out with the Nature's Roots dies. I love not having to fussy cut, how about you? I stamped the leaves in blackberry bliss once for the dark and then again for the lighter and the same in mossy meadow for the green. I die cut the champagne foil leaves out before putting them back through with the impression die to get the veins.  The little bit of green thread that you can see along with the braided linen thread is from the country club twine pack. I have stamped the 2 line sentiments from Rooted in Nature for the front of this card but have cut one up to add to the front of the tree. I kind of like doing this occasionally.

Ok so there are my three cards and I thought that would be enough but then today I thought sure I have enough time to just pull out another card. Well you will be happy to know it has nothing to do with the  wood grain theme.

Best Catch, Male Cards, Masculine cards, Stampin' Up!. Rhapsodyincraft, #loveitchopit

I love this stamp set. I got it because my Dad loves to fish. So does my Brother but when my Mum and Dad go fishing my Mum catches all the fish. If Dad goes on his own he doesn't catch anything. My Mum is awesome let's face it!

So this is an origami framed window card and I found this on Cindy Brumbaugh blog to find out how to fold the little window. I thought it would work perfectly for this cute fish.

Best Catch, Male Cards, Masculine cards, Fishing, Stampin' Up!, Rhapsodyincraft, #loveitchopit

I have again used the Neutrals 6x6 DSP and cut it into a 4x4 piece to fold and for the bull rushes I have die cut them out of mossy meadow card stock and Lily Impressions DSP from the Sale-a-bration brochure. I have stamped the sentiment on Merry Merlot and punched it out with the Label me fancy punch.

Best Catch, male cards, masculine cards, Stampin' Up!, Rhapsodyincraft, #loveitchopit

The fish is coloured in a combination of dark old olive, dark soft sea foam, dark granny apple green and light calypso coral Stampin' Blends. It has been a long time since I have been fishing but I think they look a little like that.  I have also stamped the fisherman and die cut him out and decided not to put him on the front so put him on the inside to decorate the inside of the card.

Please now head on over to the next demonstrator to share their Masculine project with you , my friend the very talented Tina Gillespie



If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Sharon Davern    <= You are here



Thank you for spending some time with me today. If you have any questions about the projects made or would like to purchase the products to make them please do not hesitate to contact me.


Take Care,

AWHT Creative Showcase May 2020 - Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. This month the Art With Heart Team have amazing projects to share with y...