Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Mum's Needle and Thread Birthday Card

Welcome back to  my blog. I know it's been a long time since my last post but life has just been so very busy for this first part of the year. Who can believe that it is May already!

Early May for me is always busy as it is my Mum's birthday on the 5th and then we have Mother's Day the following week. This year my dear Mum is turning 97! Luckily she is still in very good health and continues to live in a serviced apartment within a retirement village where she has all her meals and cleaning done for her.

The card I have made for her this year highlights the Needle and Thread Suite from the Occasions Catalogue, which will be retiring on June 3rd and has been inspired by Tami White. When Mum was able to, she loved her Needlework so I thought it would be lovely to make a card using the Suite. 


This is the card I have made and although her birthday is this coming weekend it's safe to say at 97 that she wont be on the internet to see it before the day.

If at any time you would like to know more about Stampin' Up! or would like to purchase any of our beautiful products please don't hesitate to contact me via my Facebook page.
Have a lovely day. x 

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Salebraton!




Welcome to 2019. 
I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
I know I've been a little bit quiet here on my blog lately but I just wanted to pop in and make sure that you know about this wonderful time of the Stampin' Up! year. Every time you spend $90 you earn a FREE exclusive product from the Salebration catalogue. 

To coincide with Salebration Stampin' Up! have also released the brand new gorgeous  Occasions Catalogue.


If you would like a copy of the catalogue please feel free to contact me via my Facebook page.
I'm currently at our other home in Gippsland at the moment and can't wait to get back home to get creating. In the meantime I have had to suffice by bringing along one of our all inclusive kits from the Annual Catalogue.





 As always if I can be of any help with regards to Stampin' Up! please don't hesitate to contact me.
T

Friday, 16 November 2018

Stampin' Up! Onstage

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to attend a wonderful biannual event that Stampin Up! hold for their demonstrators. Onstage!. Luckily this event was held in my home town Melbourne. 
It was such a fun event and it gives you a chance to reconnect with fellow demonstrators, rekindle friendships and get a preview of new and upcoming products. As well as be lucky enough to get your hands on some of them!
I just wanted to share with you just how generous Stampin' Up! are to their demonstrators. Here is a picture of most of the goodies that we were spoiled with.

Stampin' Up! really know how to do presentation and coordination well as you can see by the photo of the gift box below.





If you would like to know more about Stampin' Up! then please dont hesitate to contact me via my Facebook tab

Enjoy your day! I'm off to play with some of my new goodies!
T


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Heart of Christmas Week 14


Welcome to Week 14 of the Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop. AS always I hope that you have been enjoying all of the beautiful creations that the members are sharing.



This week I have chosen once again to feature the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty DSP. There truly isn't one design that I haven't been able to use. Initially I have run this DSP through the Big Shot using the Subtle embossing folder and then softened the edges by sponging with Soft Suede. I have then attached some Tranquil Tide ruffled ribbon from the Annual Catalogue and then gone to town with the Sprig punch and the Frosted Bouquet Framelits to add some dimension to the card.  The sentiment is from the First Frost stamp set and has been die cut with the layering rectangles also from the First Frost Framelits. Then finally I have added a couple of Tranquil Tide Pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls set.

 As always if you would like to know ore about anything Stampin Up!, or would like to order any of the beautiful products then please contact me via the Facebook tab up the top.

 For more inspiration from the other members of the blog hop then please follow the link to the lovely Kate Morgan's blog .

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Heart of Christmas Week 13






Welcome to Week 13 of the Art with Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.Well here we are in November, the time of the year things start to get a bit crazy.

This week I have gone back to featuring some more of the beautiful papers from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper pack. This one uses Merry Merlot as the main feature colour. 


I have stamped the sentiment from a set from the Annual catalogue called  Star of Light, and then mounted that on some copper foil, trying to highlight the copper in the DSP. Underneath the sentiment is a band of Merry Merlot reversible ribbon. Picking up on the snowflakes from the DSP I have die cut some snowflakes from the Starlight thinlits also from the Annual catalogue.





It's actually hard to tell but I have cut the snowflakes out of some Shimmery White cardstock but it is very hard to pick it up in the photograph. 

As always if you would like to know ore about anything Stampin Up!, or would like to order any of the beautiful products then please contact me via the Facebook tab up the top.

For more inspiration from the other members of the blog hop then please follow the link to Claire Daly's blog

Enjoy your week
T

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Heart of Christmas Week 12


Welcome to Week 12 of the Art With Heart of Christmas , Heart of Christmas blog hop. As always I hope that you are enjoying the inspiration all of the team members are giving you for your Christmas cards this year.

This week I have taken my inspiration from a card I came across on whilst scrolling through Pinterest recently, unfortunately I didn't "pin" it so I cant tell you who it was.



Starting with a white cardstock base I have used Smokey Slate as my feature colour and teamed it with both a copper foil edge and wreath, as well as copper embossing for the sentiment. The wreath is from the Swirly Scribbles thinlits and I think it works perfectly. The adornments to the wreath come from a combination of Pretty Pines thinlits  and the Frosted Bouquet framelits. Finally the bow has been cut from the Merry Merlot glimmer paper in the Joyous Noel glimmer paper pack. Both the Frosted Bouquet framelits and the glimmer paper are available to order from the current Occasions catalogue.







As mentioned the sentiment has been embossed in copper and here is a closer photograph. The sentiment is from the Feathers and Frost stamp set which is also available in the current Occasions catalogue

As always if you are interested in learning anymore about Stampin Up! or would like to purchase any of the products then please don't hesitate to contact me via the Facebook tab above.

If you would like to see the other team members creations then please hop on over to Claire Daly's blog

Have a great week
T

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Heart Of Christmas Week 11





Welcome to another week of the Art With Heart, Heart of Christmas blog hop.  Wow this is week 11. Where are all the weeks going? I hope that you have been enjoying all the inspiration from all of the other participants.

This week I decided to challenge myself and use one of the Designer Series Papers from the All Is Bright suite, but one that I have not seen used very much. I actually did find it quite a challenge as the paper itself is quite involved.

 
I decided to take my lead from the green and gold in the paper as well as a Real Red cardstock base. I'm not sure if you can see it from photo but the Shaded Spruce cardstock has been embossed with my favorite folder, the Subtle one. I've then added a border of Gold glimmer paper to tie in with the gold on some of the stockings. I have used the scallop edge from the Seasonal Layers thinlits in the Annual catalogue. Then added some mini gold ribbon (which has retired) and a couple of Metallic Pearls to the bottom corners and as some of the accents on a couple of the stockings on the DSP. The sentiment is from the Another Wonderful Year stamp set and has been mounted on a gold scallop. 

If you would like to see more the team creations then hop over to Claire Daly's blog
Enjoy your week
T