Sunday, February 28, 2010

Art with Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop!

Who are the Art with Heart team? The team is lead by Claire Daly and there are over 80 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 last day of every month. You may have just come from Gayatri Murali'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 14 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 3 March 2010 to leave your comments and only non Stampin' Up! demostrators are eligible to win the candy - although we'd love all visitors to leave some comments please. So for this tour we decided upon the theme of Easter. 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! I hope you enjoy my creation which includes one of my favourite items in the Summer Mini Catalogue, the sweet treat cups.

Stamp Set: Whimsical Word (free Sale-A-Bration set), Big Bold Birthday, Nursery Necessities
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point,
Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, 1 3/4" Round Punch, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Sponge Daubers, Easter Eggs

Now you’re off to enjoy the beautiful creations of Tanja Westwood.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Annabelle Stamps Challenge #16

I had a little free time this afternoon to create this card for the Annabelle Stamps Sketch Challenge. I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set which is getting quite a bit of use at the moment.

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy, Best Yet
Ink: Groovy Gauva, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Card: Groovy Gauva, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Glass Mat, Cream Halfback Pearls

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mojo Monday #127

It's all a bit stressful at work, so when I arrived home a little earlier today I wanted to relax and what better than making one of my handcrafted cards. I thought of doing a challenge as I had not completed one in ages so Mojo Monday was the first one I opened and I thought of one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Happy Moments, straight away so I made this cute 3 3/4" square card, I am loving this size card at the moment and I bought some white envelopes to match them recently.

Don't forget you have until 31 March 2010 to obtain this stamp set for free when you spend $100 on any Stampin' Up! products. If you would like to take advance of this offer, please email me on

Stamp Set: Happy Moments
Ink: Almost Amethyst
Card: Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Brad

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nursery Necessities

I have another child's birthday card to share with you today that I designed for a previous stamp-a-stack that I held earlier this month. I think I got inspiration for this card out of the Stampin' Up! Ideas Book and Catalogue.

Stamp Set: Nursery Necessities, Baroque Motis, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Card: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Monday, February 22, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Swap Arrived

I opened the front door this morning to a small package delivered by my friendly postman. Well I did get a little, well a big surprise when there was a hole in the box, and then I noticed the package was from my UStamp with Dawn and Friends Swap Sister, Maria Pane and my excitment turned to frustration when the lovely chocolates inside had been eaten my a visitor - yes a mouse! The South Australian Mail Centre had stuck a sticker on saying it was like this when they received it. So off to the Post Office a couple of time and a phone call and I have lodge a compensation claim, but at least the cards are still in beautiful condition and one of the containers have not been nibbled at.

I love the cards and mini milk carton and matching box with all those lovely butterflies.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Swap

I received an email earlier this week to say that my UStamp with Dawn and Friends Swap Sister had received my package, so I could show you now what I created. It seems to have taken a little longer than I thought but Maria Pane informed me that in Maryland they have had snowstorms and the airports have been closed and mail has been delayed. Fingers crossed that Maria parcel arrives for me this week.

Card 1
Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness
Ink: Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery
Card: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Apricot Appeal 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Chocolate Block Cover
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Punches Three
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, VersaMark
Card: Whisper White, Kraft, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Baja Breeze 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy Brad, White Emboss Powder, Lindt Block of Chocolate

Card 2
Stamp Set: Big Bold Birthday
Ink: Pink Piroutte, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Card: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wild About You

I created this card for a recent Stamp-A-Stack which was for children's cards. I was really happy with how this card turned out and the guests had lots of fun creating and they were creative in changing the animals to suit the person who was going to receive the card.

Stamp Set: Wild about You
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy
Card: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Belated Birthday Card...

I received a belated birthday card from my very talented upline Claire Daly last week and wanted to share it with you all, it uses the For Everything stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Friday, February 5, 2010

And the Winner is...

I have just drawn the winner of my Blog Candy from the Art with Heart Blog Hop....the winner is Michelle!

Michelle I do not have any contact details so please email me at with your mailing address by the end of the weekend otherwise I might just have to redraw.

Monday, February 1, 2010

UStamp Tri-Fold Card

I can now post this card as my stamping friend, Lynette received it yesterday for her birthday. It was my first project completed from the current UStamp with Dawn and Friends. This card was designed by one of my favourite designers, Tracey Old.

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque Motifs
Ink: Rose Red
Card: Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch