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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

Saturday, 10 January, 2015

Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration are HERE!!

Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration are HERE!!!!

What a busy time of year in the Stampin Up calendar, just as well the weather in Melbourne has turned lousey so that there a perfect reason to stay inside and stamp! :)

And here's what I've been upto...


Lots and lots of butterflies! I love the new Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching Dies. The card on the left has the fern leaves stamped straight onto Naturals White cardstock, and the butterflies are stamped on Whisper White in Calypso Coral and the the large oone cut out with a die from the Butterfly set and the smaller one with the small butterfly punch. The happy is a thinlit from a new set called Hello You.
The card in the left has 2 butterblies cut from the Butterfly Thinlits (one Pool Party and one Lost Lagoon) and the background in Hardwood stamped in Whisper White. The doily is from the new Artisan Kit. 

This card features the Celebrate today stamp set, which has numerous balloons and accessories, and the Balloon thinlits.

For this card I have used Celebrate Today set again, but this time with the Sweet Treat cups, which holds the M&M's. Also used here is the Best Year Ever DSP, which you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration by spending $90 or more on products.

I have more to show you but I'll be back tomorrow, I promise.

If you have any questions please contact me at ralin@bigpond.net.au,

Happy Stampin,



Saturday, 4 October, 2014

World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop. Thank you for joining my fellow Stampin Up demonstrators from the Art with Heart Team and I as we show you our love for making and giving hand stamped cards.

Thank for joining me from the amazing Nikki Sadler

The theme for this blog hop is 'Giving' and here is my project.

It's a set of gift tags using my favourite sets from this years Holiday catalogue and my ever popular scallop tag punch.

This set is being 'given' as part of my donation to my daughter's calisthenics club, along with a few other bits and pieces.

These next two cards use the beautiful set Bright and Beautiful, and although it's a bit difficult to see in the pictures, the stars in the centre are suspended and swing in the circle window.
The white cards also features the divine All is Calm speciality DSP, where as the soft sky card uses the Stars embossing folder.
I hope you enjoy the remainder of the blog hops, thanks for stopping by, the next stop is

Ros Davidson

Happy Stampin,

Thursday, 4 September, 2014

Christmas is HERE!!

I didn't reallise it had been so looooong since I've been here. 

The Holiday catalogue is now live and here's just a sample of what's inside..

Single stamp, Christmas Bauble $18.95


Holiday Home - pjotopolymer stamp set, very easy to use and great for many occasions! $27.95


Festival of trees, another great photopolymer set, stamp set and punch bundle, just $48.95


Bright and Beautiful stamp set, clear $42.95, wood $56.95

Heaps more to share, I'll be back soon. Contact me with any questions and all supplies available by contacting me or on my online store in the top right corner of the screen,

Happy Stampin, 

Sunday, 13 July, 2014

New Catalogue Fun

I had 9 lovely ladies in my house yesterday to welcome in the new catalogue, and what a lovely afternoon we had.

Here are some of the samples I had on display from my favourite new sets..

These cards use the new photopolymer sets Dotty Angles and Age Awareness. The cupcake and the greeting on th pink card come from a great set called Peace, Love and Cupcakes.


Perfect Peacock is a single stamp, available only in wood mount for $22.95 and I LOVE it!! It is shown here left to right, gold embossed, white embossed, white washed and coloured with blender pens, gold embossed and coloured with blender pens and finally stamped in Memento ink and coloured with our NEW Blendabilities, which are alcohol based markers.


Another favourite set is World of Dreams, love those silhouettes!!

My favourite Bigshot Accessory is the Little Letters Framelits, too cute and very versatile. Shown backed with DSP from the All Abloom Stack, available for just $11.95

My final favoutire set is another photopolymer set, which comes with matching framelits is Flower Patch.

Lots of love and lots of favourites, but that sums up the new catty for me!!

Back soon with a preview of my Christmas in July Classes


Monday, 23 June, 2014

Good bye Class

A quick reminder and update on my Good-bye Class, this Saturday, at my house.
Time - 12.30 - 4ish
Cost $15
Here's a peek at the projects we'll be completing..

Yes, I know there's lots, but we have lots to say good-bye to, even a couple of Christmas ones!

Please RSVP by Wed so that I can confirm numbers,


Saturday, 24 May, 2014

Stampin Up Convention 2014, What a BUZZ!!

Home again after 3 wonderful days full of Stampin Up! New products, Stampin friends, inspiration and much, much more!

Here is a peek at the swaps I made to take with me..

  and here is a link to the PDF instructions

More pics to come, time for a rest :)


Saturday, 19 April, 2014

Upcoming Classes

Tues 6th May    Fancy Folds Cards

4 cards will be completed using various folding techniques. 2 are shown here.
Cost $15, from 12.30-3 at my house in Ringwod East.
RSVP 2nd May
Sat 10th May      Shaving Cream Technique

This class will cost $20, the first hour of the class will involve me demonstrating the technique and then attendees producing their own shaving cream samples that for the remainder of the class will be turned into beautiful cards using a variety of punches, dies and accessories.
1-4pm at my house in Ringwood East
RSVP   6th May
Tues 20th May    Brayering

Revisiting an old favourite, or great for those just beginning.
You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own brayer if you already have one.
12.30-3 at my house in Ringwood East
Cost $15 plus $20 if you wish to purchase a brayer.
Tues 3rd June  Embossing Techniques

The sample shows the emboss resist technique.
4 cards using various heat embossing techniques (emboss powders)
12.30- 3 at my house in Ringwood East
Cost $15
RSVP 30th May
I hope I still have your attention because here is the date for the NEW 2014-2015 Catalogue Launch!!!!
12th JULY
Save the date, more details to follow. Please let me know if you are interested as the number of attendees will influence the location of the event.
Happy Stampin,