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November 2022

Heart of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome back to our final blog hop for the Heart of Christmas 2022.

HeaderWhen planning my project this week, I took a look back over all the projects I have created for this season of Heart of Christmas blog hops - and I pulled out a lot of leftover pieces from my basket of stamped and die-cut images.

I came back to a couple of favourites. Favourite Designer Series Papers, favourite card layout, favourite elements on a card, and I jiggled them into two new cards.

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Traditional Christmas colours have featured on many of my projects this past few months, and that lends itself to traditional images as well.

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The Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper has been a firm favourite! As have the holly images from the Boughs of Holly Suite including stamp set, dies and printed paper.

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I've done my fair share of fussy cutting throughout our blog hops, inspired by the beautiful samples in the catalogue.

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And I have been inspired by my friends to remember to include some of our gorgeous ribbons and trim on my Christmas cards, for that extra sparkle and feeling of luxury.

Thank you for coming along on the Heart of Chritmas journey with us. I hope we have inspired you to make lots of cards to send out to your loved ones this Christmas.

To continue on the blog hop, clcik on the NEXT box below which will take you to lovely Rachel Woollard's blog.

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Should you find a broken link in the blog hop, our host this week is again my lovely friend Sharon. Click here to go to her blog for a full list of participants and their blog links.

Thanks again for joining our creative journey!

See you soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)


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2023 Calendar - The River

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

Today I am sitting at the front desk of the First Site Gallery in Swanston Street, Melbourne, minding the exhibition where my enormous river work is on show.

I worked on the 11 metre work during the two big lockdowns in 2021 - mostly rolled out on my driveway on sunny winter days.

Historic Images

I have an essay about the creation of the work which is included in the RMIT Graduate Profile which just went public online yesterday. You can read it here.

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Not everyone can get into Melbourne CBD to see the calendar in real life, so I have created a Fine Art Calendar for 2023. You can have segments of the painting in your own home, to enjoy all year. To pre-order your quality A3 spiral bound calendar, please click on the image below.

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Again, thanks for visiting my blog!

Talk soon,

Kathryn Ruddick

(the arty farmer - Mansfield VIC).

Colour Creations - Melon Mambo

Welcome to Melon Mambo week with the Colour Creations Blog Hop!
HeaderEach week, some of my stamping friends from the Art With Heart stamping team in Australia get together on a Wednesday night to feature one of the Stampin' Up! colours.

We are gradually working our way through the alphabet! And tonight we have the boldest strong pink for you, so I have toned it right down on a white on white card, so you are just getting that POP of pink.

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I have chosen to use the Framed Florets bundle which is a new release stamp and die set, putting it with the Elegant Eucalyptus 3D Embossing Folder

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The greeting stamp and leaf background are from the Cup of Tea stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green.

My second card has the extra layer of oval dies, and I brushed the embossed card front with Melon Mambo ink using a Blending Brush. I also used a few extra pearls, and mounted the card front on  Melon Mambo base card.

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I can't wait to see what my friends have created with  Melon Mambo. You can join me by going to lovely Theresa's blog by clicking on the Next box below.

Next ButtonIf you would like to journey around the whole blog hop, click on the same "Next" box on each blog. If you find a broken link, our lovely host Cathy has all of the participants and their links in her post. Find that HERE.

I will see you again soon, with inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield VIC)

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Heart of Christmas - Festive Florets

Welcome to another week of Heart Of Christmas, with the stampers from the Art With Heart Team in Australia.

HeaderOn November 1st, a new suite of products became available and this week I have created a simple card featuring them.

The Fitting Florets Collection contains two stamp sets, a set of dies, beautiful all occasions Designers Series Paper and some lovely gold embellishments.

IMG_3283The Christmas greeting set, Framed and Festive, the designer series paper, and the gold embellishments are only available for a limited time - until January 4th. The Framed Florets stamp set and dies are available now and into the next mini catalogue (January to June).


A couple of my dear stamping friends and I have created a tutorial pdf with four beautiful projects using the Fitting Florets product suite. If you order the Framed Florets bundle or Fitting Florets Collection from Cathy Proctor, Sharon Davern, Andrea Sergant, or myself, we will gift you the tutorial pdf.

Now that you have seen my card, it is time to move through the blog hop. The next blog is lovely Cathy Proctor. Click on the next box below to go to her blog.

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Should you find a broken link in the blog hop, our weekly host is my friend Sharon Davern. On Sharon's blog here, you will find all the participants and their links.

See you again soon with very inky fingers!!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Mansfield Vic).


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