feminine, Flowers, Kids Cards, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

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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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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With any $90 order you can choose 1 item for FREE
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Here are all the FREE items you can choose from!

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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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Occasions & Sale-a-bration AWHT Blog Hop

art-with-heart-imageDear Crafters,

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-bration! 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 with me during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets of your choice (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That’s up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me about joining today.

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 the very talented, Judy May.

For my projects, I have used the Carousel Birthday Stamp Set, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper and the Any Occasion stamp set (FREE Sale-a-bration item).

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Are you wondering what is in that box? Well, read on to find out!

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This 4″ x 4″ card uses the gorgeous Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series paper stack and the coordinating Carousel Birthday Stamp set. The card base is Calypso Coral with a piece of the DSP. I’ve used the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies for the oval. The Bermuda Bay Stitched satin ribbon goes so well with this DSP pack.

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The horse was stamped on Very Vanilla card and fussy cut. It’s coloured with the new Watercolour Pencils and mounted to the oval with Dimensionals.

Now for the Box! This was a trial and error project, to come up with the correct size for gift inside! Instructions for this will be listed below.

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I stamped the images onto White Tissue Paper and coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils, then added it to the candle using my heat gun and some baking paper. I was surprised at how well it transferred!!!

Here’s a close up!

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And here is the little tag I made for the front of the box, using the oval die cut from the window section of the gift box! I also used the same Any Occasion stamp set for this sentiment.

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So if you purchased the Carousel Birthday stamp set, DSP and framelits, you can then choose the Any Occasion stamp set for FREE! What a great offer.

I reckon this makes a lovely happy birthday gift set for that someone special in your life.

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Here’s how I made the box:
I started with a piece of card measuring 9-1/8″ x 8-1/4″.
Score on long edge at 2″ & 7-1/8″, rotate 90 degrees and score at 2″, 4″, 6″ & 8″.
Cut away sections below.

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Place it in the Big Shot with the Stitched Framelit Oval. Fold in the 2 flaps before putting the top plate on so it fits through the machine.

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I placed a piece of acetate behind the oval and using scissors, cut up each of the two centre score lines to the first fold, then you can glue the box together and decorate as desired!

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Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of any Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

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

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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. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O’Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

Happy Hopping,

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Beautiful in Blue

Dear Crafters,

Today I have another card using the Beautiful You stamp set but I’ve added another crafty tool to this one and I think I’ve done okay!!!

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I love this Designer Series paper and wanted to see how well it went with this stamp set, and I reckon it goes really well, and check out my stitching… yes, I pulled out the old trusty sewing machine and put in some navy thread and added some sewing to my card!!!

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What do you think of this project?

Will you pull out your sewing machine and give this a go?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful You
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Floral Boutique DSP, Watercolour Paper
Inks: Stazon Black
Other: Watercolour Pencils, AquaPainter, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Dimensionals, Sewing machine!

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Beautiful You Bokeh

Dear Crafters,

 

Today I have the Beautiful You stamp set featuring once again! Do you think I like this stamp set? No, I adore it!!!

I also love this Designer Series Paper, Falling in Love.

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The Watercolour Pencils make colouring very easy with the AquaPainter.

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and those sentiments, they are just adorable! I have stamped them onto vellum and glued them to the card using Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive.

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Those Stitched Shapes Framelits add the extra touch, especially with the scallop circle die behind in vellum!

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Look at these stunning papers, it’s almost a shame to cover them up!

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What do you think of this project?

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful You
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Falling in Love DSP
Inks: Stazon Black, Blushing Bride
Other: Watercolour Pencils, AquaPainter, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Blushing Bride & Champagne Glimmer papers, Vellum

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Happy New Year 2017

Dear Crafters,

Happy New Year!!!

Let’s hope 2017 brings us more joy and happiness than 2016 did.

Now we really can focus on the brand new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues available for purchase in just 2 more days!

Today I have the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits with the Watercolour Pencils and AquaPainter!

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I just added some of the pencils in a row from top to bottom and then swished the AquaPainter from left to right and down the page. So simple and so effective!

Oh, and check out those Black Glimmer Dragonflies!!!

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I love these Watercolour Pencils, they make colouring super easy and you can use either the Blender Pen or AquaPainter to blend the colour. I I have used the AquaPainter!

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What do you think of this striking project?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Watercolour
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Watercolour Pencils, AquaPainter, Distress Tool, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Paper Snips

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