Wednesday, September 22, 2021

CCBH Flirty Flamingo - Week 17




Hello everybody! Welcome to tonight’s Colour Creations blog hop and this week it is Flirty Flamingo. It is a bright pinky-orangey type of colour.

I have created two very different cards this week and decided to play around with the Artistically Inked stamp and die bundle.


The first card is just a Basic Black card base and mat. The intricate die is cut using the Artistic die and Basic White card stock and then coloured with inks and blending brushes. I have used ink colours: Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight.


I adhered the floral die cut with Multipurpose Liquid glue to the mat. The sentiment from the new Delicate Dahlias stamp set is stamped with VersaMark onto Flirty Flamingo card stock and heat embossed with White embossing powder. It is then cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.

This stamp set is a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a minimum spend of $A180 but the promotion will end shortly on 30 September. I’m looking forward to putting in another order before it does end. Oh and of course I have added some sequins from the Ephemera pack.



This next card uses the watercolour stamp from the Artistically Inked set. I have been wanting to play with this set for awhile.

The card base is Basic White and layered with a Misty Moonlight mat that was dry embossed with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. 


The stamped panel was cut with a Stitched Rectangle die and stamped with Flirty Flamingo and Misty Moonlight inks. I wasn’t sure how they would go together but I think it looks okay!

This panel was adhered to the base and embossed mat. I have used the Tailored Tag punch on the Sweet Symmetry DSP for the tag shapes. The sentiment is again from the Delicate Dahlias set and embossed as previously.

The words have been fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals onto the punched shapes. I thought as the panel was busy I didn’t think it needed further embellishments but looking at it again you could add twine or some gems or sequins. I think it’s a crafters dilemma…”to embellish or not to embellish” LOL.


Hope you enjoy the remaining blog hop where you can find more inspiration from the very talented Di Furniss


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog.

Have a good remaining week everyone. My weekend plans (starting tomorrow) is to continue our garden bed project and watch the AFL Grand Final on Saturday - Go Dees!!!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Heart of Christmas - Week 12



Hi and welcome! We are in Week 12 for the Heart of Christmas blog hop where Art with Heart team members will showcase their creations every week until the big day!

This week I have used Designer Speciality Papers from Painted Christmas set in the July-December 2021 mini catalogue. The designs include fir cones and branches, Holly berries with leafy branches as well as single patterns of either leaves or berries only

For the first card I have used Cherry Cobbler base layered with the gorgeous berry print. I used the large die from Encircled in Beauty to cut a Red Foil layer and adhered the sentiment using dimensionals.

A while ago I had made a whole lot of the sentiment in different ink and card stock colours and so just reached into my stash and add to the card.

My second card has an Evening Evergreen base and rectangle layer alternating with the DSP print. 

The layered rectangles were die cut with the Stitched Rectangles set. I have wrapped the Real Red Sheer ribbon around this panel. 

The letters have been cut using Playful Alphabet die set and Brushed Metallic card stock that was adhered to an adhesive sheet. This makes it so much easier to adhere or you could also use foam sheets if you want the raised look. The letters were then adhered to a Basic White label cut from the In Bloom die set and embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Heart of Christmas - Week 11



Extending a warm welcome to the start of the week and Week 11’s Christmas creations for the Heart of Christmas blog hop.

It’s been a busy weekend in the garden which started with revamping a small garden bed but morphed into a bigger clean up of other garden areas. I did manage to make three cards that I have been wanting to make using the Whimsy and Wonder DSP.

I apologise for the lack of instructions in this post but I’m still feeling the effects of the weekend so it will be a short post but with lots pictures!

Card 1: I have fussy cut the presents from the DSP and arranged in a Christmas tree shape with the star from the Wise Men Tidings die set adhered to a layer of DSP and Blushing Bride card stock. A Polished Pink In Colour jewel has been added to the star.


Inside of the card.
Close up of the beautiful silver foil patterns in the DSP.


Card 2: 
Dies used:
  • Stitched So Sweetly
  • Encircled in Beauty 
Stamp set: Encircled in Warmth (Mini catalogue)

Ribbon: White glitter Organdy, silver Elegant Trim

Ink: Mint Macaron



Card 3: 
This is a gate-fold card with a belly band.

Dies used: Encircled in Beauty (AC)

Stamp set: Encircled in Warmth (Mini catalogue)

Ink: Misty Moonlight, Polished Pink (inside)

Embellishment: Polished Pink In Colour Jewels 




Inside of the card.



Please head on to the next participant for more inspiration if you haven’t already done so, the very talented Ros Davidson.


If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie  and she will have the list of all those participating.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and enjoy the rest of your week.


Tina Gillespie

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

CCBH Daffodil Delight - Week 15

It’s another Colour Creations blog hop where each week we look at a Stampin’ Up! choose a colour to showcase. Our colour for this week is Daffodil Delight. My favourite colour is yellow so I was looking forward to using this colour.

I have chosen the Hand-Penned DSP with pretty floral images in softer colours such as Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya and Blushing Bride.


I have stamped onto Basic White card base in Daffodil Delight ink using a floral stamp from the new SAB set Delicate Dahlias. This is a FREE item you can pick up when you spend $A180 or more. 


The next DSP layer is cut using Stitched Rectangles die set and adhered to the card base. Next is the tag layers that were die cut using Tailor Made Tags one of my favourites. These were adhered to each other and to the rectangle layer using dimensionals.

The greeting is from Sweet As A Peach and had been stamped with VersaMark onto Basic Black card stock. I have fussy cut the words and adhered each with dimensionals to the tag layer.

The White Glittered Organdy ribbon has been coloured with Daffodil Delight ink by rubbing the ink pad along it and left to dry before tying a bow and adhering with a glue dot. To finish off the card I have added Pastel Pearls and Opal Rounds.

Hope you enjoy the remaining blog hop where you can find more inspiration from the very talented Caroline Manwaring.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog.

That’s a wrap for this week and thanks again for joining the team blog hop.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Heart of Christmas - Week 10



Welcome everyone to the Art with Heart team showcase of some wonderful Christmas cards this week and every week until Christmas!

We’re in week 10 - wow! I’ve so enjoyed the variety of cards made by these talented ladies every week and very happy to stock up for Christmas now to avoid the mad rush towards the end.

This week’s card is inspired by a Canadian demonstrator Laura Seki @southridgestudiopaperart and our very own Di Furniss. It is a version of the swing-fold design.


The card base is Smokey Slate and the front panel has been cut from the fold at 3cm either end. The DSP I’ve used on this card is Peaceful Place. Even though we have no snow at Christmas in Australia I still love the snowy Christmas scenes as seen in this paper with lots of white, grays and silver.


The DSP front panels are 2.5cm x 10cm. Prior to adhering these to the cut panels I placed a 10cm x 14.25cm Window sheet first to provide a clear window to the card. I then adhered the DSP panels to the sheet.

The log cabin was fussy cut from the DSP and adhered to the front left panel with tear adhesive so that it can’t be seen from the back of this panel.


The middle DSP panel is 9cm x 10.5cm and has beautiful silver trees on it. The greeting is from the Encircled in Warmth stamp set and I have stamped with VersaMark onto Basic Gray card stock. It was then heat embossed with White Embossing powder.

The greeting was then cut using a die from the Encircled in Beauty dies from the Annual Catalogue. Before adhering the greeting, I used some silver Elegant trim that I wrapped around three fingers and twisted in the middle and adhered it to the back with Tear Adhesive. The finished greeting was adhered to the middle panel with dimensionals.


I just lifted the front flap to show the middle panel.

The inside of the card has a DSP layer from the same set cut to 10cm x 14.5cm. I’ve also cut a scalloped panel from the Stitched So Sweetly die set in Basic White to allow a written message. A greeting from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray ink onto the panel.

Lastly I have added some Christmas tree embellishments using the dies from the Cloche set in Smokey Slate and Basic Gray card stocks.


Please head on to the next participant for more inspiration if you haven’t already done so, the very talented Kate Morgan.

If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie and she will have the list of all those participating.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and may you have a wonderful week ahead. Take care all xx 


CCBH Flirty Flamingo - Week 17

Hello everybody! Welcome to tonight’s Colour Creations blog hop  and this week it is  Flirty Flamingo . It is a bright pinky-orangey type of...