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Christmas in July Card Class

Well, it's that time of year again for our wonderful Christmas in July card making and papercraft event.

This is an event where several of my Stampin' Up! team members work together to bring you a variety of Make & Take projects, awesome display of projects and products, a sumptuous afternoon tea and the opportunity to make an extra card or two for a deserving charity.

I have been researching on Pinterest (wink!!) all sorts of amazing Christmas projects using some of the stamp sets and tools which you may have purchased from your demonstrator last year - so you will get a whole range of new ideas for using products already in your collection. Or if you haven't already got them, these are products which carried over into the new annual catalogue, so you can still order them.

Here's a screenshot of some of the ideas I have been gathering - thanks to the clever demonstrators who created them for sharing such fun ideas!

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We won't necessarily be making all of these cards exactly but they are a great source of inspiration and we will have some lovely variations! There will also be some new Christmas products on display.

So, if that has whetted your appetite, you'd probably like to know some of the details right?

WHERE: ParkLife Church Cafe, 1 Saint John's Road, Wonga Park Victoria (easy to find, off street parking, accessible).

WHEN : Saturday 7th July 2018 from 12 noon until 4pm.   Afternoon tea is quite lavish, so feel free to have just a light lunch or brunch before you come and use some of the time in the afternoon to enjoy a cuppa and refreshments while catching up with your stamping friends in between making cards and Christmas projects.

COST: $40 each - tickets to be purchased via Eventbrite prior to the event. Buy Now.

WHAT TO BRING:  Your basic tool kit - pencil, scissors, adhesive, babywipes, bonefolder, etc named and in your little pencil case. No need to bring large tools.

Any questions?

Contact me on 0418 361 931, or via Facebook Messenger.


Better With Basic Gray

 Exploring the Stampin' Up! Colour Families


Hello Again Colour Lovers!

This week the Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Ladies are exploring Basic Gray, one of our long term standard colours. Do you ever use any of the grays in your projects? They are a great neutral if you are looking for something a bit softer than black.

I went for something a bit different this week - I decided to work with our gorgeous new cardmaking kit - Notes of Kindness which is on page 7 of the new Annual Catalogue. This has got to be my favourite Stampin' Up! card kit ever! It's designs and colours are so soft and pretty.

First I made up one of the cards from the kit, exactly according to the instructions.



It's a very pretty simple card just as it is.

Then for a bit of pop, I added a Basic Gray card stock layer to all of the pieces, and stamped a greeting from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Basic Gray ink.  The kit comes with a Basic Black stampin' spot, but I like having a neutral that isn't quite as in your face as black.


Don't you love how those layers make a massive difference to the card?


 If you can't wait to get your hands on the gorgeous kit, or you need to add Basic Gray or Granny Apple Green inkpads to your collection, click on any of the thumbnails below to be taken to my shop.

If you'd like to see what the other Art With Heart ladies created with Basic Gray, you can find the list of links on Cathy's blog here.

Product List

Hello Balmy Blue


With the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue and the amazing colour refresh comes the excitement of focusing on what Stampin' Up! are most known for : their fabulous coordinating colours.

This week, along with some of my Art With Heart team stamping buddies, I'm excited to introduce a brand new colour, Balmy Blue.

And I've selected a colour combination using the new updated colour coach to choose for me. Love the combo of Night Of Navy, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Gree.

Bslmy Blue Colour Coach

I've made a really simple card, featuring a returning stamp set - Daisy Delight and a brand new stamp set, Enjoy Life.


Don't you just love how the Night of Navy is definitely the new black! And how is that pop of Granny Apple Green in the middle of the punched Daisy?

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See how on the petals of the punch daisy I have used the new Balmy Blue marker to add a tiny touch of shade. It's great because if you are lighthanded, you don't need a blender pen or aqua painter to give a subtle shade.

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As I mentioned earlier, a  few lovely ladies on the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team are also exploring Balmy Blue today. If you'd like to see their creations, their links are all on my friend Catherine's blog here.

And of you NEED to buy any of these supplies, they are available now on my online shop. Click on any of the thumbnail pictures below to see them and order. 

Product List

Daisy Punch

We're planning on coming back about quite regularly to show case one of our favourite Stampin' Up! colours, hope to see you again then, with ink on your fingers!


Kathryn Ruddick

Croydon North VIC