feminine, Flowers, Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

Bordering Blooms

Dear Crafters,

Today I have a card that I have cased from Pinterest by a gentleman called Brian King. I thought it was such a clever idea to create such a gorgeous background from a border stamp!

My colour scheme: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White.


I stamped the border image multiple times with Black ink on Whisper White card stock.

I coloured the images with Stampin’ Write Markers and layered it onto Bermuda Bay card stock, then onto a Melon Mambo card base.

The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set (Occasions 2016 catalogue) and I used the circles punches and then sponged the edges. A small bitty flower was added and a rhinestone to finish it off.


Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card & envelope too!

I love this colour scheme, how bright and cheery it is!

What do you think?


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Blog Hop/Creative Showcase, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking

Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month we are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward into 2016!

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Kathryn Ruddick.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

This was perfect timing for me to be doing Memory Keeping, as we have just returned from a driving holiday through Victoria and NSW. We left Melbourne on a dreary day, but the sun was shining by the time we made our way down the coast to Lakes Entrance! Now, I have to be upfront by saying that I do not find scrapbooking a natural thing for me. I really struggle with layouts, embellishing my pages, etc. I also dread my own handwriting, but I know I need to add some. You will see a bit of handwriting, along with some typed cards printed from the computer! This page also includes a map which was cut out of the brochures we collected along the way.

Lakes Entrance #stampinup

Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with our entire trip, so next up we skip to the gorgeous Blue Mountains. Here I have added some stamping on the card with the Bordering Blooms set and coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers, as well as a journalling card from the Everyday Adventures Project Life Card Collection.

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The wild flowers in the Blue Mountains were stunning and I made this whole page about the wonders of the bush land. The title card is printed and then stamped with the Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This stamp sets. I loved these bright red Waratah’s!

Blue Mountains flowers #stampinup

This was our first day at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. This was the highlight of our trip, and being such a large zoo, we hired a cart for a few hours to buzz around in. It was so much fun and the girls enjoyed that as much as all the animals. This page is still using the Project Life Photo Pocket pages, which I find makes Memory Keeping much quicker and easier to do.

Taronga Zoo Dubbo #stampinup

One of the highlights was staying at the Zoofari Lodge within the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Not only was our little lodge the best quality, but we got to go and do some behind the scenes tours in the evening (after dinner) and the following morning (before breakfast), which you don’t get to do unless you stay! Both those meals were included as well!

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Our lodge overlooked the Savannah, so we certainly made the most of sitting, watching and enjoying the views!

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo #stampinup

My next layout is a special one of my eldest daughter who is a lover of all animals, but especially loves the giraffe and couldn’t believe her luck when we were able to feed them! This is a traditional scrapbook page using Tip Top Taupe, and the coordinating Go Wild DSP (perfect for this layout).

Taronga Zoo Dubbo Giraffe Feeding #stampinup

Here is my final page for today. I bet you are saying, phew!!! My husband took this photo without us knowing, as I sit with my girls on the deck of our lodge, watching the majestic giraffe wander across the Savannah. We could have sat there all day long!!!

Zoofari Lodge Dubbo #stampinup

Thank you for visiting today.

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Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the very talented, Claire Daly.

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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. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan (that’s me)

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Challenges, General

Four Feathers Shaker Card

Hello Crafters,

I have been very busy today and I want to share another challenge at Pals Paper Arts. The challenge this week is a Colour Challenge PPA2219.

This is my first time entering a challenge at Pals Paper Arts, but these colours are some that I just don’t use. In fact, this is the first time I have actually opened my Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze inkpads and cardstock! Can you believe this? They are just not my style, so I felt the need to have a go and get out of my comfort zone.

Well enough of my chatter, let me share what I came up with.

Four Feathers

So I began with my cardstock in front of me and worked out which layers I was going to start with. I used the Crushed Curry as my base card and added the Cajun Craze then the Always Artichoke. Both of these being the Core’dinations cardstock. I embossed the green with the Pretty Print TIEF.

The next layer is Crushed Curry stamped with Always Artichoke ink using the image from the Bordering Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set. Then I die cut the centre using the Labels Collection Framelits. A piece of acetate was glued to the back of this die cut to create a window for the shaker card.

The little stars were created using the Stars Border punch. The images are Four Feathers Stamp Set and coordinating dies, also a new photopolymer set.

Four Feathers

The flower was made using the Simply Pressed Clay and coloured with the inkpad. Once it was dry, I them covered it in Crystal Effects and left to dry. It gives it such a gorgeous shiny sheen! Some linen thread was added behind.

Four Feathers

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Pals Paper Arts page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.


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