Welcome to my happy place.

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, 10 October 2018

Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas - Week 9


This week for the Heart of Christmas Santa has decided to go on holiday to Australia and let the elves do all the work. I know who doesn't need a holiday!

So Santa Stamp set is so cute and as I live in Australia I like to think that this stamp set is partly for us and maybe Hawaii! 

So Santa, Christmas Cards, Merry Christmas to all, Heart of Christmas, Fancy fold

In my first card tonight I decided to do a fancy fold, yes I know I just can't stay away from the fancy folds but this one is not hard at all.
So Santa, So Santa DSP, Fancy Fold, Christmas Cards, Heart of Christmas

Here I think Santa has been working so hard all year and just needs to get away to Australia for a holiday and go surfing so he has hopped on his moped scooter with enough presents for all of us. Brought us some yummy treats to eat and then went for a surf while in the background on the DSP he left the elves behind to deal with all the other presents for the rest of the world!

Don't you think that is just the perfect holiday to take a gift and some food for the host and then go to the beach and relax. When are we going?

Now to make this card I cut my card A4 card stock in half straight down the middle so that it ends up with 2 long thin pieces of card. Fold this in half and that is your card base. Just like a normal standing card but lay it on its side. The mechanism for pictures of Santa is a strip of thick whisper white at 1 inch wide and fold it into 4 and adhere 2 sides down to the card base on either end leaving the 2 middle sections free.
The size of the squares for santa are 6.6x6.6 cm and the Real red backing is 7x7 cm each.
The front of the card I have used the Stamp set Merry Christmas to all and cut it out using the layering circle framelits!
Santa's Specialty DSP is so cute and fits perfect with my story of Santa doing a runner, I mean having a break. The ribbon is Poppy Parade textured weave and we all need some bling with the red rhinestones.

My second card is one I cased from the holiday catalogue. Did you know you could case the catalogue?  Well you can! All the cards and projects in all the catalogues are there for you to get inspiration to use and for you to make. 
This card is also using the So Santa stamp set. In the catalogue it is a square card and this one is the more traditional card size. All the Santa pictures have been coloured using the Stampin' Blends tonight so go wild with your choices when you get your So Santa stamp set.
Make sure you contact me so you can get your stamp set.


Now it is time to go over to the lovely Claire' blog and see who else is giving some Christmas inspiration this week.

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



Thursday, 20 September 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Team blog Hop September 2018 - Holiday Catalogue



Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the Holiday Catalogue. We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative and make some fabulous Christmas creations. If you would like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

Tonight I have used the gorgeous Beautiful Baubles Bundle on page 10 of the holiday catalogue and together with a fancy fold that I found on Flutterbyheidi called a fan fold card and here is my fun card for tonight.
Beautiful Baubles, Christmas Cards, Art with heart, fancy fold

I have done 2 versions for you. The 2nd I stepped it up a little and used the Detailed Bauble Thinlit dies.

So how did I make these 2 cards.
Beautiful Bauble, Christmas Card, Art with heart, fancy fold
Card one I have used my Stampin' Blends. You can choose what ever colours you would like to use but I like the colours that blend nicely with the cherry cobbler and mossy meadow card stock that I have used for my card base.
 I first coloured a panel that was 10.5x7.5 cm

This panel is 14x2 cm but then I decided to back it with the mossy meadow card stock so I trimmed it down a little bit.

The fan section of the card is 14.5x17.5 cm and you score at 2.5, 5. 7.5, 10, 12.4 and 15 cm

This is the back panel that you adhere to the  fan and is cut at 14.5 x 10.5 cm
Adhere to the back fan.

 Cute your coloured panel into 3 even sections 3.5 cm wide

These panels are 4 x 10 cm.
You could also make an extra layer if you would like.
Adhere your coloured panels to the right had side of these panels and then adhere the top panel on the back layer first. Second adhere the bottom panel in the firs t fold of the fan and then the middle panel in the middle fold of the  fan to make sure they are all evenly spaced.

Beautiful Bauble, Frosted Floral, Christmas Card, Fancy fold
For the Second card I have used copper foil to cut out the gorgeous baubles from the detail bauble thinlits and backed them with Frosted florals Specialty DSP on Page 37


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented,   Tina Gillespie.   
If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Caroline Manwaring
Sharon Davern
Tina Gillespie
Ros Davidson

Please contact me if you would like any help with this card or would like a Holiday Catalogue

Thanks for spending some time with me today 


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas - Week 4


Tonight for the Heart of Christmas I have used the gorgeous Beautiful Baubles stamp set and got out my Stampin' Blends and Decked the Halls.

Beautiful Baubles, Christmas cards, fancy fold, Art with heart

I have used the stamparatus to stamp the side panels several times of the group of  Beautiful baubles so I could line them all up perfectly.

Beautiful baubles, stampin' up, Christmas cards, fancy folds, Art with heart

This fancy fold I found on our Stampin'  Up Demonstrator Planning Place by Lynne Hemphill so if you would like the measurements just contact me and I will pass them on.

The Gorgeous DSP I have used is the Festive Farmhouse  which is in the new Holdiay Catalogue which is available to purchase from today, so all these goodies are now available. Plus don't you just love this sparkly black ribbon? It is the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon in the new Holiday Catalogue, you just have to have some for all your projects!

Beautiful Baubles, Christmas Cards, Fancy folds, Stampin' Up, Art with heart
I have used many different soft colours of Stampin' Blends to colour my baubles to go with the cherry cobbler base what would you choose.

Make sure you hop on over to our team leader the lovely Claire Daly's blog to see who else is hopping along for the Heart of Christmas this week.

Thanks for spending some time with me, take care


Thursday, 23 August 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Team Blog Hop August 2018 - Coloured In Images Theme



Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring stamp sets that you can colour in. 

We hope our blog hop inspires you to pick up some stampin’ write markers, watercolour pencils, stampin blends or another form of colouring medium and colour in with your stamps.

Don’t forget to contact any of the ladies on the blog hop to order any products, especially they limited edition colour your season products.

Beautiful Baubles, In Every Season, Swirls and Curls, Christmas Cards

I have made a Christmas card for you tonight using the Beautiful Baubles and In Every Seasons stamp sets.

The In Every Seasons stamp set has a poinsettia stamp so I thought I would make a wreath out of this lovely flower. I can’t remember seeing many if any ponsettias in real life until my husband and I moved to live in the United States back in 1993 which is a life time ago. Now back in Australia they are everywhere at Christmas.

I stamped a number of them onto water colour paper with memento ink and then got out the  2nd assortment of water colour pencils that are available until the end of this month.

 I used cherry cobbler, flirty flamingo, crushed curry and garden green. Then I went over them with the blender pen as it has a finer tip than the aqua painter. After I was happy with all of the flowers I used the wink of stella to add some bling. Everyone needs bling at Christmas.



As you can see I needed to cut them out to make my wreath, but I think it was worth it. I adhered them to the very vanilla background that had been put through the bigshot and the new swirls and curls textured impression embossing folder. Isn’t it just lovely?

Now for the sentiment I used the new Beautiful Baubles set coming out in the holiday catalogue for that as I thought it fitted so nicely with the poinsettias. I have heat embossed copper onto shimmery white card stock and then cut it out with the stitch shaped framelits. Before adhering that over the top of the flowers I added some copper metallic thread.
Beautiful Baubles, In Every Season, Swirls and Curls, Christmas Cards

No wreath is finished without a bow so the copper trim is perfect for this card to finish it off. And everything is added to the base card of cherry cobbler.

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

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:


If you have any questions about tonights card don’t hesitate to contact me or if you would like the new Holiday Catalogue.

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


Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas - Week 2


Hello and welcome hope you have had a beautiful day.

It is week 2 of Christmas inspiration and I have used the gorgeous Merry Merlot card stock as my base and paired it with the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Serious Paper, you are going to love this DSP when you get your hand on it.
His Light, Illuminated Christmas, Joyous Noel DSP, Christmas Cards, Heart of Christmast

My card is a simple layout this week. I have firstly heat embossed copper stars from the Illuminated Christmas on the base card who doesn't like copper? Another reason to love the Joyous Noel Specialy DSP. Then I cut a small 1 1/2 inch strip of the DSP layered it with Sahara Sand and Traquil tide before adding that to my card base.

Now for the beautiful copper sentiment on the front. I have heat embossed in copper Rejoice from His Light stamp set and then Christ is Born from the same set underneath it on  shimmery white card stock before layering it with sahara sand and tranquil tide. It came up just gorgeous on the shimmery white  card stock. I used the exquisite Merry Merlot and copper reversible ribbon around the sentiment before adhering it to the card.
His Light, Illuminated Christmas, Joyous Noel DSP, Christmas Cards, Heart Of Christmas

On the inside of the card we need to decorate as well and I took a strip of the Joyous Noel DSP layered it with the tranquil tide card stock to edge the inside. The saying for the middle of this card comes from Illuminated Christmas but pairs so well with His Light stamp set.
His Light, Illuminated Christmas, Joyous Noel DSP, Christmas Cards, Heart of Christmas

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me or to get your hand on the upcoming Holiday catalogue where you will be able to purchase these great stamp sets and designer series paper to make your own Christmas cards.


Don't forget to hop over to Claire's Blog to see who else is sharing in week 2 of The Heart of Christmas.

Thank you for spending some time with me today
Take Care


Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop Week 12 - Coastal Cabana



Welcome to another week of gorgeous colour creations from the Art With Heart team. This week Coastal Cabana is our focus and it is just a beautiful colour and I am so glad that it is one of the returning colours in the revamp this year.

Each week Cathy is hosting our blog hop so make sure you pop on over to her blog to check out the list of others who are sharing inspiration on this colour this week!

For my card this week I have used the Abstract Impressions stamp set. I think this is just the most beautiful stamp set and reminds me so much of the the beautiful paintings of Monet and Van Gogh. The absolutely gorgeous DSP that I have used with this stamp set is the Garden Impressions and it is simply beautiful.
Abstract Impressions, Costal Cabana, Garden Impressions, Stampin' Up, Thank you cards,

To make this card I punched out a mask with the Tailored Tag punch just in a piece of paper.
From this starting point I started to stamp my flowers in the gorgeous Coastal Cabana. I first stamped the background stamp off on a piece of paper and then onto the card so that the ink was a little bit lighter. Then I stamped the thinner darker lines in full strength coastal cabana ink.
Abstract Impressions, Coastal Cabana, Stampin' Up

When you have finished putting as many flowers as you would like and a few leaves in old olive take off your mask and you are left with a lovely clean area to stamp a sentiment. I then put my card in the stamparatus to make sure that I had my thank you in the correct spot and also so I can stamp over it again if I wanted to to make sure it is just the right amount of dark. I did this in Night of Navy.
Abstract Impressions, Thank you card, Garden impressions, Stampin' Up, DIY cards, Coastal Cabana

As you can see I have drawn around the edge of the shape of the mask with my Stampin' Write marker and it gives it such a look of depth and that I have stamped flowers all the way under the sentiment. I added a little bow of ribbon as I just love ribbon but you could definitely leave it out and it would be just such an easy card to pop in the post to one of your friends. The ribbon is the Classic weave ribbon in whisper white.
Abstract Impressions, Garden Impressions, Tailored Tag, Thank you card, Stampin' Up, DIY Cards
When I was putting this card together I asked my daughter what she thought and she thought that putting the card on a Coastal Cabana base might be too much. I hadn't put it together at that stage and she thought maybe a white card base. Well, I thought I would make it in both card bases and let you decide. Sarah and I have decided which one we like the best, how about you?

Don't forget to hop over to Catherine's blog to see who else is playing with Coastal Cabana this week.

If you have any questions about how to make this card or would like the supplies to make this fun and easy card don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today
Take Care

Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas - Week 9

This week for the Heart of Christmas Santa has decided to go on holiday to Australia and let the elves do all the work. I know who does...