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Wednesday, 16 September, 2015

Art With Heart Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop


Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new Holiday Catalogue available now until 4th January 2016.

The stamp set I have chosen is called Christmas Cuties, and rightly so. These guys are so cute!

The first set of cards uses the angel image,

Watercolouring these images is so much fun. The background paper on the middle card has been made using the Flurry of Wishes set. The two smallest snowflakes were stamped in Versamark, then heat embossed using a mixture of half Dazzling Diamonds and half Gold embossing powder. The result is  beautifully sparkly gold snowflakes!

The other two main images in this set are the Elf and the bundled up chlid (not sure if it's a boy or girl!)

The image on the bundled up card has been stamped in white embossing powder, coloured with a Blender pen and White Craft Ink annd then coloured with inks.

The final project I have for you is my annual Christmas Sampler, using my favourite sets from this year's Holiday Catalogue.

Thanks for hopping by, here is the complete list of blogs to visit in case you get lost.

  1. Rachel Woollard    you are here!
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Kate Morgan
  4. Judy May
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kathryn Ruddick
  8. Tina Gillespie
  9. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
Next on the list is Ros Davidson




Thursday, 20 August, 2015

Art with Heart Father's Day Blog Hop


       Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Father's Day ideas to inspire you. We also have our brand new 2015 Holiday Catalogue available from 1 September, with some amazing Christmas inspiration for you. Be sure to request a catalogue today!

My project focuses on the new Brick embossing folder available in the Annual Catalogue. 

First I embossed Tip Top Taupe with the Brick embossing folder. I added the following colours to individual bricks using a sponge dauber, Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White.

The banner was cut from Lost Lagoon CS using the Banner Framelits, and the DAD was then cut using the Alphabet Thinlits.

The sentiment is from Friendly Wishes and was heat embossed with white embossing powder.

A couple of laps around the top of the banner with Linen Tread and attach with dimensionals and the card was done.

   I was so pleased with the results I even put a bit of effort into the inside of the card.

I embossed a small section of the Whisper White CS with the Brick embossing folder and applied the same colours as the front of the card. The sentiment is also from the Friendly Wishes set.

Thanks for hopping by, I hope i've inspired you to stamp up a storm for your Dad this Father's Day, the next stop in the Blog Hop is Ros Davidson


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

  1. Tina Gillespie
  2. Genna Gifford
  3. Kate Morgan 
  4. Jenny Van Dijk
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Judy May
  7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  8. Rachel Woollard
  9. Ros Davidson
  10. Kathryn Ruddick
  11. Kayleen McLean
Don't forget to contact me for your copy of the Holiday Catalogue.

Happy Stampin,


Friday, 14 August, 2015

Christmas Cards Already ?!

Yes, I have been busily prepareing for the Christmas Card making Season that is well and truly underway.

These sample were made using the Every Blessing set which is in the Stampin Up Annual Catalogue.


The second card was inspired by Kathryn Mangledorf, a very talented lady on our team.


Reminder my Mega Christmas Class in on the 12th of September. If you would like to kick start your Christmas Card making with 8 christmas projects, contact me for more information.

Happy Stampin,


Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Oh what fun it is to have new toys to play with!
As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we get to preorder all of the goodies in the new Holiday Catalogue that goes live on September 1st.
Here are the results of my play with the Delicate Ornament Dies and the coordinating stamp set.


The pic on the right shows the Irridecent Ice Embossing powder used to give a sparkly ornament.



 This card was inspired by one I saw on Mary Fish's blog, Stampin Pretty. It uses the Jingle All the Way Thinlits and the Delicate Ornament Thinlits.

Back soon with more inspiration :)

Happy Stampin,

Tuesday, 14 July, 2015

Art With Heart Christmas in July Blog Hop


Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Christmas projects to inspire you. This year we already have new Christmas sets to play with in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and some old favourites too. We also have a brand new 2015 Holiday catalogue coming soon. If you would like a copy of any of our catalogues, to attend a Stampin' Up! class or join a large fabulous group of crafty women by becoming part of the team (hobby demonstrators welcome), be sure to contact me.

One of the new sets in the catalogue is Lots of Joy. The tree coordinates with the tree punch and the bauble is cut out with the new 1 1/2 " circle punch.

The colours I chose for these two cards were Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Gold and Always Artichoke on the bauble card. The tree branches were stamped with the single large tree from Lovely as a Tree, and the baubles were embossed in gold embossing powder. On the second card I used the gold striped vellum from the Gold Fancy Designer Vellum pack, and highlighted my greeting with the Gold Thread.
Here's a closer look,

The next card is a Centre Step card which features the new Christmas DSP called Merry Moments, and again the greeting is from the Lots of Joy set. I think this card will feature at my Mega Christmas Class in Sept.

I hope you are enjoying our Christmas in July Blog Hop, thanks for visiting and now onto the next blog which belongs to 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:

  1. Ros Davidson
  2. Rachel Woollard
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Kayleen McLean
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Kathryn Ruddick
  7. Judy May
  8. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  9. Kate Morgan 


Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

Art With Heart Goodbye Favourites Blog Hop

Today I bring you another AWHT blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today our focus is on our Favourite Retiring Product!

It's always sad to say good bye to our favourite sets and accessories, but that only lasts until the new catalogue comes along, Yay! Not long now...

Here are my projects for today,

The first card uses the very versatile Embellished Events. This set covers birthday, christmas, baby, a champagne glass and the flowers shown here. The flowers have been punched out with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Set. The DSP used in this card is from the retiring All Abloom Stack. 

The second card has been cutout using the retiring Window Frame Framelit Dies and stamped with a retiring set, Regarding Dahlias, in a retiring colour, Strawberry Slush. Thats a lot of retirements, but it means lots of new goodies are coming!

Next hop on the list is Barbara Lindsey,



1. Judy May
2. Tina Gillespie
3. Genna Gifford
4. Ros Davidson
5. Claire Daly
6. Nikki Sadler
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Kayleen McLean
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Jenny Van Dijk
11. Kate Morgan
Rachel Woollard
13. Barbara Lindsey

Thanks for hopping by,


Thursday, 16 April, 2015

Art With Heart Mother's Day Blog Hop


Hello, It's time for another Blog Hop with the amzaingly talented ladies from the Art With Heart team. I love being part of this wonderfully supportive, motivating and fun team. 

This month the theme is Mother's Day projects, and we have lots of beautiful inspiration for you. You may have hopped over from Kathryn's site, if not make sure you do the whole blog hop loop to see all the amazing ideas.

My card uses a set I haven't played with for a while. I've used Flower Patch and the matching Flower Fair framelits. The colours I used are Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizazz, and Calypso Coral. I'm finding I use Strawberry Slush quite frequently at the moment, I think it's because it will be discontinued at the end of this catalogue, which is now the 2nd OF JUNE. 

Back to the card, and I used a circle cut from the circle framelits as a mask to stamp the flowers around and then the Little Letters Thinlits to cut out MUM. Pink Pirouette seam binding was added before I assembled the card.
On the inside I added a few flowers as this card is heading to a very special person :)

My second card features a 3D Hydrangea, that I saw in a tutorial on Song of My Heart Stampers. I added an extra step of sponging the Wisteria Wonder cardstock with Tempting Turquise, Stawberry Slush and Rich Razzleberry, before punching out the tiny flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch set. These flowers are then attached to a set of circles raised on Dimensionals, before being attached to the card front.
Please contact me if you require more information.

The next hop is Genna Gifford who has some more amazing projects to share with you.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
1. Ros Davidson
2. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
Rachel Woollard - that's me
4. Genna Gifford
5. Judy May
6. Kate Morgan
7. Nikki Sadler

Happy Stampin,

Tuesday, 10 March, 2015

Art With Heart Easter Blog Hop

It's that time again, this time the blog hop is Easter projects.
My projects will be used for my Kids Easter Class later this month.

Our friend the Easter bunny is made using the Curvey Keepsake die. Please note the whiskers fashioned from the Jute Ribbon. The ears were cut free hand(unfortunately).

The Easter egg card uses the Fringe scissors on the grass and the Large Oval Punch for the eggs.

Don't tell anyone, but there's a little surprise inside the egg card,
 a little pop up chick, popping out of his egg.

Next hop on our Blog Hop is Kathryn Mangelsdorf,

Wednesday, 11 February, 2015

Art With Heart Blog Hop

“Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-b
ration! If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March. 

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose whatever you like from our catalogues, but pay just $169 for $235 worth of product (that’s a huge discount!) but also you get to choose between two free product options. It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me how!

Now let’s get into showing you what you can make with the great new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. You have come to my blog from Nikki Sadler

To create this card I have used 2 of my favourite things from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalogue. The Butterfly thinlits (I uesd the largest thinlit to cut out the butterfly) and the Artisan Embelishment kit (as a stencil to sponge the rose image under the butterfly).
The greeting on the card comes from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.
The colours I have used here are Cajun Craze card base, Tangerine Tango mat and Very Vanilla for the main piece. This card also has the Sahara Sand lace across the bottom, topped with the gold twine.

The second card, although simiar colours, is very different.

This card uses the amazingly useful Hello There Thinlits and the fantastic Adventure Bound Paper stack. This stack has 12 different textural designs, backed by masculine plaids and stripes times 4. So all togehter 48 double sided sheets that are perfect for masculine cards all for $11.95. Another of my faves!

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have 

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at (insert your email address) to get a copy of the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue or Sale-a-bration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team.

1. Kate Morgan
2. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
3. Kathryn Ruddick
4. Claire Daly
5. Judy May
6. Christine Gibbins
7. Genna Gifford
8. Nikki Sadler
9. Rachel Woollard
10. Ros Davidson