Birthday, Kids Cards, Masculine, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Epic Celebrations in Triple Time

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a masculine kids card using the Epic Celebrations stamp set from the Saleabration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

I really struggle to create masculine cards, but when we used the Triple Time Stamping Technique in my last class, I thought this stamp set would be perfect.

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The images are stamped in Basic Black ink and then coloured lightly with Watercolour Pencils and blended with Blender Pens.

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope to coordinate!!!

Epic Celebrations Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018 inside

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

There’s also some new Sale-a-bration freebies added as a second release. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the picture below to download your copy.

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A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

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Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
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SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Blooms of Heartfelt Sympathy

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a sympathy card using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set from the Saleabration brochure, which you can select for FREE with any $90 order!

It is never easy to create a sympathy card when you need one, but having some on hand makes the journey so much easier when it is required. So today, I have this quick and easy card for that very occasion.

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This card is 4¼” x 4¼” in Rich Razzleberry, layered with Whisper White.

Look at the detail in this stamp!!!! When I opened the stamp case, I took one look at this floral stamp and thought it was so flat and wouldn’t have very much detail, it even felt  flat and smooth to touch, but I was so glad to be proven wrong. Check it out!

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia Saleabration 2018

The images are stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and then I coloured it lightly with my Watercolour Pencils. Oh and I adore the font in the sentiment, it is so pretty!

Heartfelt Blooms Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia Saleabration 2018

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts in Watercolour

Dear Crafters,

Today I share this pretty card using the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set in the Occasions catalogue.

I began with a Bermuda Bay card base and layered it up with a piece of Melon Mambo… I adore this colour combo!  A piece of the Delightful Daisy DSP was added.

Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts, Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia Feminine Handmade card Delightful Daisy DSP

Next I stamped the image on Whisper White card with Archival Black ink and coloured with the Watercolour Pencils then blended them with the Blender Pens.

Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts Stampin Up by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator Australia Feminine Handmade card Delightful Daisy DSP

This image is then die cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits die and adhered with Tombo Multipurpose glue. I added a bow with some retired ribbon to finish it off perfectly.

Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts Stampin Up by Kate Morgan Independent Demonstrator Australia Feminine Handmade card Delightful Daisy DSP

When you spend $90+ during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Go on, have a look, you know you want to!!!

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post!

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Join my team during Sale-a-bration and get even more rewards!
Standard Starter Kit + more stamps during Sale-a-bration.
FIRST – Choose $235 in Stampin’ Up! Products for just $169!
SECOND – Choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets*, that’s up to a $174 value!

*You may choose only stamp sets from the annual or occasions catalogues (bundles, kits, Sale-a-bration items cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion).

Sale-a-bration period to earn FREE product: 3rd January – 31st March 2018
Occasions catalogue period: 3rd January – 31st May 2018
Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page today.


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Sneak Peek: Petal Palette Bundle

Dear Crafters,

With Christmas now over for another year, it’s not long before we celebrate the start of 2018 and that means Sale-a-bration and the release of the Occasions catalogue!

Today I am sharing the Petal Palette stamp set and the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits dies, available as a bundle saving you 10%. But this Petal Passion Suite is so much more… there are metal embellishments, black & white Designer Series Paper (perfect for colouring) & Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folders, that all coordinate!

Best Wishes card using Stampin Ups Petal Palette Bundle, Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

You can see I have used the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders above in the background, as well as the stamp set and the thinlits dies. There are also some lovely sentiments in this stamp set, so you won’t be disappointed.

On the inside of the card, I just placed some of the smaller die cuts in the corner.

Best Wishes card using Stampin Ups Petal Palette Bundle, Occasions 2018 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY inside

Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page on 3rd January 2018.

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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

The full product list is provided at the end of the post (except for the stamp set, as it is not available for sale until 1st September, unless you are a demonstrator, or if you join my team today!)

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!

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

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

Sale-a-bration time!!! (3 new items coming on 21st Feb)

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with a $180 order you can choose 2 items for FREE
with a $270 order you can choose 3 items for FREE
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