Blog Hop/Creative Showcase, feminine, Flowers

Blog Hop: Favourite Retiring Products

Dear Crafters,

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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!

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Jenny Van Dijk.

Now let’s get started!

For my project, I have used my all time favourite stamp set, Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set and the I Love Lace Background Stamp.

I was so upset when I saw that Stippled Blossoms was retiring as it was the very first Stampin’ Up stamp set that I purchased. I cannot tell you just how much I love it and I am certainly going to miss creating with it (sniff, sob). It was so popular that it also sold out within days of it retiring, so unfortunately it can no longer be purchased.

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

I have used Crisp Cantaloupe as my card base. I stamped the I Love Lace background stamp with Versamark Ink onto Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and applied gold embossing powder being heat setting it. How gorgeous does it look? Check out that shine!

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

Next I Inked up the solid Stippled Blossom image with Crisp Cantaloupe ink onto the coordinating card stock, using the Masking Technique. Then I applied Versamark ink to the second image and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamped it on top, before applying more gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. This is the first time I have ever embossed this image, but it gives a real special effect and I wish I had thought of it sooner! I fussy cut the flowers with my paper snips.

The leaves are stamped with Old Olive and Baked Brown Sugar inks onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut.

Stippled Blossoms & I Love Lace

I added the Baked Brown Sugar stretch ruffled ribbon around the edge before gluing it to the card base.

The images are added with dimensionals as is the sentiment. This was punched out with the Word Window punch.

I think this is the perfect card for this occasion.

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at to get a copy of the new Annual Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the amazing, Rachel Woollard.

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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. 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 (that’s me!)
12. Rachel Woollard
13. Barbara Lindsey

Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Handmade Cards, JAI

Soft Blooms at JAI

Hello Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Inspiration Challenge JAI#257.

I loved this picture as soon as I saw it, as it has my favourite colours of Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla and gorgeous soft tones.

I started with a card base of Calypso Coral, then a layer of Crisp Cantaloupe.

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

Today I showcase a card made using the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle which is on sale until 17 May. It is great value and very versatile. I often make masculine cards with this set, but as you can see it can also be quite feminine!

The Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and Hexagon Punch can be purchased as a Bundle for a short time only. Until 17 May 2015 you can get this bundle for only $55.16 (clear) or $63.66 (wood).

Six-Sided Sampler Clear-mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I stamped each of the four chosen images, six times each, onto Very Vanilla card stock in Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz & Sahara Sand. Then punched each one out with the Hexagon Punch.

I applied some double sided sticky paper to the Whisper White card stock and peeled off the top layer so the entire piece is sticky. I added the Hexagons so they nudge up against each other to form the background pattern. Once finished, I trimmed the excess from each edge with paper snips.

I stamped the Stippled Blossom blooms in Crisp Cantaloupe and then Calypso Coral, a two step process using my handy Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! I masked the first one and then stamped a second bloom next to it. Then I fussy cut them out using paper snips before adding to the card with dimensionals.

The leaves are punched fom Silver Glitter paper using the Bird Builder Punch.

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set and punched with the Word Window Punch. I poked a small hole on the left hand side and added it to the Crochet Trim with some Linen Thread.

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope, it helps tie it all together!

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

I have to say I was very pleased with the outcome of this card!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

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


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feminine, Gift Ideas

Stippled Blossoms

Hello  Crafters,

My love for this stamp set, Stippled Blossoms continues and I find it so feminine.
 scallop Tag Topper Bookmark Card
I showed you a Scallop Tag Topper Punch Bookmark Card last week, and I have made another one but a 4″ x 4″.
I have used Raspberry Ripple, Blushing Bride and Whisper White for my colours, but you could choose so many from the Stampin’ Up! range!
 scallop Tag Topper Bookmark Card
Here it is open so you can see the inside of the card and the “tear off” bookmark on the right hand side!
Scallop Tag Topper Bookmark Card
Love, love, love this stamp set…. have I already mentioned that?!!!!
Please leave a comment below, what you think of this cute little card.

Products Used:

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms
Inks: Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple
Card: Raspberry Ripple, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Paper Snips, Perforating Tool, Trimmer,  Polka Dot TIEF, Big Shot, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored, Sponge Dauber, Blushing Bride Ribbon, Stamp-a-majig


The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here.

The Holiday Catalogue is available online here.

The Extra Special Christmas Supplement is available here.

These catalogue’s are full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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Challenges, feminine, JAI

Stippled Blossoms

Hello Crafters,

I have had a wonderful day at home today with the kids home on school holidays, and they sat with me and made some cards of their own. Yes, they did get a bit bored after a little while, so they headed out to watch the movie Frozen. Miss 8 made this card before she went. I was impressed and had to share it with you!!!

Olaf by Annika



Anyway, back to what I decided to make and that was enter a challenge at Just Add Ink, which this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#233.

I decided to try turning the sketch sideways and see what I could come up with. I chose one of my all time favourite SU stamp sets, Stippled Blossoms and wanted to make a card also using the new I Love Lace background stamp which I find absolutely stunning and I think these 2 sets go very well together!

Stippled Blossoms

I began with a Perfect Plum card base and added the banner. This was created by stamping I Love Lace with Versamark Ink onto Whisper White card stock, then heat embossed with gold. I then added the Baker’s Twine and tied in a bow.

I stamped the flowers in Perfect Plum with Elegant Eggplant, and the leaves in Pistachio Pudding with Wild Wasabi. Then fussy cut them all out!!!! I added each of the flowers with dimensionals and glued the leaves.

I stamped the sentiment in Elegant Eggplant onto the whisper white card and die cut with the framelits before adding with dimensionals.

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

Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms, I Love Lace, Itty Bitty Banners  Papers:  Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding  Inks:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Versamark  Accessories:  Bitty Banners Framelits, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Baker’s Twine, Tombo Glue



The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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Gift Ideas

Gift Card Holder

Hello Crafters,

Anyone out there who never knows what to buy friends and family for gifts? Me too!

So here is my new gift idea ~ a gift card, so the recipient can choose exactly what they want.

I used the Envelope Punch Board to create the tabs for closing this gift card holder.

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Here is another one!

Gift Card Holder

How gorgeous are these? I am loving them and I am in the process of making a few in different colours, so when a special birthday comes around, all I need to get is the gift card.

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Happy Crafting,

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Stippled Blossom Christmas

Hello Stampers,

Today I have for you a Christmas Card but not using the traditional Christmas stamps.

The stamp set in have used here to do the wreath is Stippled Blossom (Clear 126747, Wood 132076).

The centre image is from the Wishing You stamp set (Clear 131751, Wood 131748).

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Stippled Blossom is one of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and I case’d this card from Pinterest, so I can’t take all the credit. I saw it and knew I had to make it straight away!

I have stamped with Baked Brown Sugar Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. To give it a bit of sparkle, I used the Champagne Glimmer card and tied a Linen Thread bow.

It was a very quick and easy card to make.

Happy Stamping,


Handmade Cards

Great Colour Combos

Some of my latest creations completed over the weekend.

I am loving the colour combination of Pool Party with Melon Mambo!


Pool Party and Melon Mambo again with a touch of glitter with Mosaic Madness punch and Embossing Folder


Christmas Angel made from a doily



Colours: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate & Melon Mambo

Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder with Label Love Stamp & coordinating Punch



Melon Mambo & Pool Party again!!



Stippled Blossoms (my favourite Stamp Set) in Crumb Cake & Pool Party


Have fun and stay warm,



Handmade Cards

Stippled Blossoms


This stamp set by Stampin’ Up! has to be one of my favourites and I think you can see why!

It is so versatile and I just stamped the background without thinking too much about it, just to give some great effects.


Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms
Ink: Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Circle & Scallop Circle Dies, Delicate Design Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride Ribbon


To purchase any of these products, be sure to visit my 24/7 online store!


Handmade Cards

Latest creations

Stippled Blossoms is one of my favourite 2 step stamp sets in the new In Colours, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe – the background is simply scored!


One of the stamps from the Best Of 25 Years Sets


Sketched Birthday is a new stamp set which can be found in the new Annual Catalogue available online from 2 July!


Simply Sketched stamp set can be purchased at a heavily discounted rate from 2 July by having a party with $300 sales!

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Wildflower Meadow Stamp & Embossing Folder can be purchased as a Bundle saving you 15% as of 2 July


This new Annual Catalogue has some amazing new products – be sure to order your copy for $5 (pickup from me) by emailing me at

Happy Stamping!