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AWH Colour Creations - Balmy Blue

Welcome to another week of Colour Creations with the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Demonstrator team from Australia.

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This week we are creating with the lovely shade Balmy Blue.

Balmy Blue is a really pretty blue - however, I struggled to think what to make with it this week, because I just don't have any Designer Series Papers with Balmy Blue in them, or any stamp sets that are particularly masculine which I thought I could use.

Then, I suddenly remembered I have some spare, leftover pieces in the very cute By Your Side Kit from the Kit Collections, and Balmy Blue would go great with the Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Basic Grey pieces in the kit.

I love the By Your Side card making kit as it is a fully self contained kit - meaning besides having the card bases and die-cut pieces for assembling the cards, it also includes a stamp set, ink spot, block, adhesive and embellishments for making 8 cards, all in the one kit. But this one has bonus die-cuts and embellishments with 12 of each instead of 8. So there are enough pieces left over to add some card stock and make 4 more cards.

And that is what I did this week, adding Balmy Blue card stock and Balmy Blue Designer Series Paper from the Subtles Paper Stack, a bit of extra Basic Grey card and some Balmy Blue ink, instead of the Old Olive Ink which comes in the kit.

    By Your Side Kit cards - 4 x Balmy Blue
If you are going away for a long weekend or short holiday, the kit is the perfect craft item to take with you, because it all comes in one small box which will easily fit under the seat of the car, or in your overnight bag. Then if you have indoor weather, you have something to work on which hasn't taken up much space at all, and because it's fully self-contained, you have everything you  need right there in the box.

Here's some close ups of the actual kit cards, alongside my alternate Balmy Blue cards.

        By Your Side Kit cards - cats
        By Your Side Kit cards - dogs

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       By Your Side Kit cards - dogs 2

Now it is time to see what some of our other team members have been creating this week with Balmy Blue.

Click on the image directly below this to go to the blog of my lovely friend Ros Davidson - I always look forward to seeing what Ros has created!        AWH Next

If you are following the blog-hop full circle and come to a broken link, all the links are listed on Cathy's blog here. Thanks again lovely Cathy for hosting our blog hop every single week!

Enjoy the Balmy Blue creations and see you again soon, with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC


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I think all of these cards look so much better with Balmy Blue as the background, Kathryn! The gorgeous blue really makes the die-cut elements pop. So pretty. Great way to use your supplies.

Catherine Proctor

These cards are so creative and adorable, Kathryn! I love this kit but I am yet to play with it and your cards have really inspired me. Great use of supplies to extend your products.

Rachel Woollard

Gorgeous cards Kathryn, I love your Balmy Blue variations of these cards.

Theresa Gerrard

Great cards Kathryn and a fabulous way to use up some bits and pieces. Personally I think the use of Balmy Blue actually looks better on these.

Rosa Leyden

Kathryn your cards are adorable! I love how you have used Balmy Blue in each one.

Kate Morgan

Oh my gosh, if this kit came with Balmy Blue as you have used it, I wouled definitely have bought it. How it brightens up all the elements of this fun kit and those cute kitties and puppies! Love it!

Ros Davidson

The kit looks great on the balmy blue cards.

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