Saturday, July 3, 2010

Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop! Who are the Art with Heart team? The team is lead by Claire Daly, the Number One Demonstrator of the Year for 2010, and there are over 90 demonstrators across Australia ... if you want to become part of this great team just email me for more details. We have a great team forum, Business Building Club and heaps of support from like minded demonstrators.

This Blog Hop is monthly event happening on the first Saturday of every month. You may have just come from Di Dunk's blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry … you can make the complete journey just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 12 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the wonderful creations we have to show you! If you leave a comment on each and every blog and then email Nikki at, your name will be put into the hat to win some beautiful blog candy. There is a deadline of 6.00 am AEST on Tuesday, 6 July 2010 to leave your comments and only non Stampin' Up! demonstrators are eligible to win the candy - although we'd love all visitors to leave some comments.

So for this tour we decided upon the theme of Christmas in July. I decided to use the Christ is Born stamp set to make a set of accessories for my Christmas table. Here I have used just two colours, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White which match my green table cloth and napkins. I have make a napkin ring, place card and bon bon with a couple of cards to set off the design.

Stamp Set: Christ is Born
Ink: Riding Hood Red, VersaMark
Card: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Riding Hood Red Textured, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Top Note Bigz Dies, Ovals Originals, Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, White Stampin' Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Bon Bon Puller

At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. So grab a cuppa, and set off on what we are hoping will be an inspirational journey!

Now you’re off to enjoy the beautiful creations of Christine Blain.

If you get lost along the way here are all the blog hop links:

Ros Davidson

Di Dunk

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Christine Blain

Kristine Thompson

Nikki Sadler

Erica Boxall

Kathryn Ruddick

Sue Madex

Claire Daly

Judy May

Alisha Watson


  1. Such clean cut and simply stunning creations. I love it and I so could see it at the table at Christmas. Awesome job Kathryn

  2. Fantastic ideas Kathryn. Well done with another great project and some fantastic ideas to use for Christmas.

  3. Wonderful Kathryn, I love the crisp look to them.

  4. These creations really have the WOW factor, the red and white colour scheme is lovely. It is great to see this stamp set used, and that top Note die is so versatile. Thanks for sharing the ideas.


  5. Fantastic projects Kathryn!

  6. Hi Kathryn! Love what you have done! The table decorations are something I ALWAYS leave til the last minute so it is good to have some inspiration for thinking ahead about it! It all looks very elegant and set off beautifully by the gold (??) cutlery!!

  7. Awesome creations Kathryn and a great collection for the Christmas table.

  8. Liked it all, but particularly liked the bon-bon.

  9. What a great idea!! I love all the creative ways you can use your stamp sets....table settings! Who knew!? I think I need to purchase a Big Shot :)

  10. These are so elegant Kathryn. What is a christmas without bon bon's. I will definately have to use some of these ideas for Christmas.

  11. Really lovely, Kathryn. What a great job you have done - you're house will look stunning at Christmas time!

  12. So simple but so effective. I love this idea. Thanks.Sonya

  13. Beautiful projects, Kathryn; I love the colour combination you've chosen. The images look so crisp and clean in red and white - just beautiful! I like your new-look blog, too :)

  14. What a lovely addition to the Christmas table! Thank you for sharing :)

  15. It is so nice to see a religious version of Christmas Crafting. Very fresh and meaningful.
    Kind Regards

  16. What a great setting Kathryn. The simplicity of red and white is incredibly effective.

  17. Here's to a Stampin' Up Christmas!! I love how you've shown that we can make so much more than just cards. Fantastic work :)

  18. What a striking table setting. Love the matching ensemble of Christmas creations. Very eye catching.

  19. Well .. you have a lovely headstart on your table decorations for Christmas this year!! Very nice! Hugs Andrea xx
    PS Sorry I have been MIA ... 2 weeks holidays (no internet) ... then a week of distractions with kids home on hols! xx