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Watercolour Orchids

Hello Friends,

Today I share another card using the amazing, Climbing Orchid Bundle on page 21 of the Annual Catalogue, and by purchasing the stamp set and framelits together, you save an extra 10%.

This card, I did something a bit backwards…. I die cut all the pieces first before colouring or stamping! Yes, I know it sounds a little weird but you will see why in a minute.

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Watercolour Climbing Orchid card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator, Australia

I love the softness of the watercolouring of these flowers. I used an Aquapainter to apply ink to each of the petals allowing each colour to dry before adding the next.  The stem is die cut using the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits!

The centre is a little dark so I added some Wink of Stella to glimmer it up!

Watercolour Climbing Orchid card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia inside

I wasn’t sure about adding a sentiment to the front of the card, but I think “hello” can be used for so many occasions, I went with that!

What do you think of this watercolour look? Will you give it a try???

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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 12 – a Beachy Little Christmas!

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 12 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the Beachy Little Christmas stamp set, a great one for the Aussie summer at Christmas time. I love how Stampin’ Up! have thought about creating a set for us in the South Pacific, and this is just perfect!

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I’m not sure that the palm trees are so Australian, but they sure do remind me of our holiday last year in Hawaii, so I’m loving them!

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

These little beach boxes were stamped closely together with the Stamp-a-ma-jig (yes, I’m not that good at lining up the stamps, hehe)! Then I cut them out with paper snips, thank goodness for lots of straight lines, and coloured them with watercolour pencils and AquaPainter. The palm trees were coloured the same way, however the lights were coloured with the Brights Collection Markers and a small dot of the Fine Tip Glue pen added for the shine!

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia inside

The inside of the card says it all to me for our Christmas at summer time. The beach boxes were added last with dimensionals to pop them up off the sand (not sure if you can see the sand which was a little yellow watercolour wash).

Aussie Christmas Card using Stampin Up Beachy Little Christmas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY, Handmade

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I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Pretty Kitty

Dear Crafters,

Today I have some more of the cute cards that I started last Thursday while I was in hospital having my infusion. It is a couple of hours of down time, so I often take some stamped images and colour them, making good use of my time. Here are all of the images I coloured!

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I stamped the images with Stazon Black ink onto Watercolour paper and used the Watercolour pencils and the blender pens.

Again, I am also using some of the designer series paper stacks which are retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue.

Pretty Kitty & bird by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

This next one I added small strips of gold glimmer paper to the top and bottom edge of the red polka dot paper!

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I adore these paper doilies and this one below, I covered up the centre of it, so before I glued it down, I cut out the centre of the doilie and that is what is forms the shape of the one to the right. No point covering the whole thing up, may as well use what I can!!!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

Not one of these cards has a sentiment, did you notice that?!!! You don’t always need to add a sentiment to a card, sometimes you just want the images to be the focus.

I was very pleased with my watercolouring efforts, especially while sitting in a chair colouring on my lap!

Pretty Kitty by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia Classes in Rowville

What do you think about these pretty kitty cards?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Watercolour paper, Designer Series Paper Stacks, Gold Glimmer
Stamp Sets: Pretty Kitty
Inks: Stazon Black, So Saffron
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Doilies, Dimensionals, White Perfect Accents, Sponge Dauber

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Bella & Friends

Dear Crafters,

Well I can tell you that I placed my pre-order for brand new 2017-2018 annual catalogue product yesterday!!! You can do this too, but only if you are a demonstrator or join today so you can get product earlier. Ask me how!

So here are the new 2017-2019 In Colours. Which one is your favourite?

2017-2019 In Colours by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia

I have some cute cards that I started last Thursday while I was in hospital having my infusion. It is a couple of hours of down time, so I often take some stamped images and colour them, making good use of my time. Here are the first two I started with from the Pretty Kitty stamp set, which I will show you shortly.

Watercolouring images of Pretty Kitty

I used the Watercolour pencils and the blender pens.

Isn’t this image just the cutest? I love the sentiment ‘You’ve got a friend in me’.

Bella & Friends with turtle by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

I am also using some of the designer series paper stacks which are retiring and won’t be carrying over into the new catalogue.

Bella & Friends by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia close up

This next one is using Marina Mist and the clouds and sentiments are from the Life Me Up stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. It coordinates so well with this puppy floating away tied to a balloon!

and the last one for today is using some of the new copper trim that is a new product available from 1st June. It can be used like ribbon or it can be opened up to look a bit like a mesh bag or netting. I thought it looked a bit like the puppy had chewed it!!! lol

Bella & Friends by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin Up demonstrator, Australia

These cards could be used for any occasion, so I tend to leave off sentiments and add them later if I want them for a specific event.

What do you think about these cute cards?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolour paper, Designer Series Paper Stacks
Stamp Sets: Bella & Friends, Lift Me Up
Inks: Stazon Black, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pens, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Banner Triple Punch, Doilies, Copper Trim, Dimensionals

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Everyday Hero, Super Mum!

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a Super hero card, but instead of the usual bright primary colours, I have used Sweet Sugarplum and more feminine colours to create a card for the super mum!

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I love the street scene stamped across the bottom in coordinating ink.

I coloured the image using the Watercolour Pencils and AquaPainter, but I did also use the Wink of Stella clear brush to blend the colour of her cape!

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The ruched ribbon was tied to the top in a knot to finish the card off.

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What do you think of this cute card? I love it!

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Kiss Goodbye to MS

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card that is a subject very close to my heart literally, as it is the demon that I live with every day, Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by sclerosis a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.

I was first diagnosed in 2004, so I have been dealing with it for many years and up until the past couple of years I was doing fine. I will now embark on a change of treatment to monthly infusions, so I depending on how my body takes them, I may not be able to post quite as often as I would like, but please stay with me, as my craft and family is what keeps me going!!!

Today, I have a card which has the slogan “Kiss Goodbye to MS”. An initiative of MS Research Australia, the mission is to accelerate Australian research targeting the prevention, better treatments and a cure for MS.

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The minute I saw the stamp set, Sealed with Love, I noticed the lips and knew I had to have this set to create my own cards for MS. It also had the word KISS, which is perfect for my sentiment. The black font I printed from my computer.

And check out my Everyday Hero wonder woman, she just says to me, we can beat this disease and it’s not going to define who we are!

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Don’t forget to decorate the envelope and the inside panel!

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What do you think of this card?

You can see more about the Kiss Goodbye to MS fundraising @KissgoodbyetoMS or make a donation to this wonderful cause.

Products Used:

Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Everyday Hero, Sealed With Love
Inks: Real Red, Black Stazon
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, AquaPainter, Watercolour Pencils, Triple Banner Punch

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Shaker & Slider Card

Dear Crafters,

Today I have joined the very 1st Colour INKspiration Challenge!

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These colours are so delicious I used every single one of them in my interactive card today!

I’ve used the cute Tasty Trucks stamp set (Sale-a-bration freebie) along with the Balloon Adventures and Day at the Beach stamp sets.

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Yes there is a lot going on in this card!!!!

I have used the image from the colour challenge and created some cute little shrinky dink icypoles and put them up in the sun to create the shaker card. And who can go past some Wink of Stella to make the sun sparkle!!!!

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Oh, and check out the slider part. Pull the orange tab and the truck moves along!

I used my blender pen with inks to colour the truck on Watercolour paper.

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What do you think of this interactive card?

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Watercolour
Stamp Sets: Tasty Trucks, Balloon Adventures, Day at the Beach
Inks: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Stazon Black, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Window Sheet, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Wink of Stella, Banner Punch, Enamel Dots, Shrinky Dinks

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