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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, 29 August 2019

Stampin' Up - Art With Heart Team Blog Hop - August 2019 - Christmas



Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative Christmas projects, many featuring products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue which starts on the 4th of September.
If you would like a copy of the 2019 - 2020 Annual catalogue or the new Holiday catalogue, contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

Hope you are getting excited about the new Holiday Catalogue, I am just loving all the gorgeous offerings of product that stamping up have for us this year. Tonight I have chosen to use the Merry Moose Bundle found on page 27 of the new Catalogue. I have also used the a stamp from the Christmas Countdown set which is on Page 38. Those stamps are fabulous for other projects as well as the Advent calendar.
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When I was a kid growing up my brother and I loved to read a book call Morris the Moose has a cold, we loved it so when I saw this stamp set bundle I had to have it.

I have chosen to do a one sheet wonder project for you tonight as there are a couple of Designer series paper packs in the catalogue that are 6x6. So I thought I would give it a go.
I found this sketch of how to cut it up and then adapted the ideas to work how I wanted to make the four cards out of the 1 piece of gorgeous Designer series paper. You may remember that I did a 12x12 One sheet wonder for the Heart of Christmas blog hop 2 years ago fi you have been following my blog for a little while.
I chose this beautiful gorgeous piece of DSP from the Night before Christmas DSP pack as it comes in 6x6.

Now for the cards themselves.
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For each of the cards I have used Crumb cake as the base of the card and stamped the background stamp several times in crumb cake ink from the Christmas Countdown stamp set. It is really quite effective!

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I have cut out in whisper white with the stitched shaped dies a couple of circles and on the larger one stamped the trees from the Merry moose stamp set in mossy meadow. I stamped the middle tree first and then the left tree without reinking my stamp and then the tree on the right - again without reinking the stamp.

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The moose is stamped on Whisper white in crumb cake and then the outline is in soft suede ink. I have then punched him out using the moose punch that comes with the merry moose bundle and it saves you 10% to combine them in the bundle!
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The scarf and Christmas hat is stamped in cherry cobbler and cut out by hand before I added them to the moose and I popped him up on some dimensionals and attached him to each card. Merry Christmoose is also stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink!

These were fun quick easy cards to do and now I have a set of 4 ready to go for Christmas, why don't you give the one sheet wonder 6x6 a go. You can also mix it up a bit and change the patterned pieces around. See what you come up with!

If you would like any help with any of these cards or would like the new Holiday catalogue do not hesitate to contact me.


Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, my dear friend and the very talented 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:
Sharon Davern  <= You are here

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

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas 2019 - Week 2


Tonight, the Heart with Art team are bringing you week number 2 of the Heart of Christmas and I have used the lovely little stamp set Beauty and Joy. It is quite a versatile set and you can use it for more that just Christmas. Everyday encouragement, thank you, and in every season as you can custom colour the leaves.
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I have been on a real bent to use my designer series paper at the moment. I have quite a lot and it is all so gorgeous that I just want to stop being a hoarder and use it. (My Nanna was a hoarder so it must be in the genes, ssh, don't tell my Dad I let on!) So I am determined not to be a hoarder any more! Now to not be a hoarder of the gorgeous ribbon as well! 😁
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I have used crumb cake as my base card and the neutrals DSP pack for the background , you could say that the dots were all the snow falling if you live in the northern hemisphere for Christmas. The beautiful strip behind the Christmas tree is from the new Night Before Christmas 6x6 Designer Series Paper and I just love this design. I have added Cherry Cobbler as the little pop of colour so the gorgeous paper stands out.

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Here is a close up of this gorgeous tree, Now if you live in a small space or in an apartment like we did when we lived in the New York this kind of Christmas tree would have been just perfect in our limited space. How beautiful are the distinktive stamps? You can see the movement in the leaves and the weaving and wear on the basket. Such wonderful life like stamps that Stampin' Up! are now bring out to us and this makes it so easy to just ink and stamp in one simple step and get a gorgeous card.

I have used the copper Star Designer Elements to top off our Christmas tree and our basic rhinestone jewels to add some bling to our tree. All Christmas Trees need bling even those that are for tiny apartments. I have cut them out using the layering Ovals but you could use the new nested stitches shapes too for another great look!

Contact me for any details about this card if you would like the new Holiday Catalogue which features this stamp set or any of your Stampin' Up! needs.


Please now hop on over to my dear friend Claire Daly who is our team leader and who hosts our weekly Heart of Christmas blog hops to find the list of the team ladies who are participating this week for more Christmas inspirations.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today, take care



Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Stampin' Up! - Heart of Christmas 2019 - Week 1

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How exciting this is the first week of the Heart of Christmas for 2019. I love Christmas and love making Christmas cards.

Each week  on a Wednesday until the end of November the Art with Heart team will be bringing to you some Christmas inspiration for you to try at home.

As it is still quite cool in Melbourne and we are still getting some cold weather I thought I would use the gorgeous Let it snow speciality DSP from the new Holiday Catalogue for my card and it will be available on September 4th. So get your wish list started.

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This card is really easy to make and I thought I would give you an idea of what to do when you have made all your other cards with your lovely Designer Series paper. Keep this one in mind. You will have little strips left over. Make a card like this! I have used Real Red and Shaded Spruce for the card base, and then used the layering circle dies for the sentiment. Now of course I have combined both the Annual Catalogue and the New Catalogue in this card as the Merry Christmas is from the stamp set Merry Christmas to All in the Annual Catalogue and the ribbon is the Real Red Cotton Ribbon from the annual catalogue as well as I wanted the 1 cm ribbon for this card not the gorgeous wider ribbon in the new Holiday catalogue but you might want a wider ribbon. You chose!

Now don't forget all cards need a bit of bling and the Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots from the New Holiday catalogue are just the perfect thing to have for all of your Christmas projects.

Thanks for spending some time with me this week and make sure you head over to my dear friend Claire Daly who is our team leader and who is hosting our Heart of Christmas blog hops to find the list of those participating.

If you would like a copy of the New Holiday catalogue or instructions on how to make this card please don't hesitate to contact me.

Take Care


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