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AWH Colour Creations - Shy Shamrock

Welcome back to week 4 of the Art With Heart team Colour Creations Blog Hop.
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This week we focus on Shy Shamrock - which is anything but shy!   

To soften this strong colour, I decided to make a white-on-white card, where Shy Shamrock is still the hero of the card, but in a gentle way, not in your face.

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I die-cut some scraps of the Shy Shamrock paper from the 2024-2026 In Color Designer Series Paper using Stylish Shapes dies. These were layered under a Basic White piece cut with the Deckled Rectangle dies and embossed with the Eyelet 3D embossing folder. The Stylish Shapes pieces create just a small pop of colour and highlight the cute designs on the patterned paper.    Shy Shamrock Colour Creations
The floral image is not stamped or die-cut. It is one of the pieces from Fully Flowering Ephemera pack - a new product on page 19 of our catalogue. There are four ephemera packs to choose from. I’ve mounted it with Dimensionals, tied some white bakers twine and layered the greeting - stamped in Shy Shamrock - to tie the pieces together. The greeting is from Simply Said stamp set which is also on page 19.

Now, if you are ready, please click on the image below to hop over to the lovely Kate Morgan's blog, to continue discovering how we have created with Shy Shamrock. I always really look forward to seeing what Kate has made!

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If you are following the whole blog hop and you find a broken link, our lovely host Cathy Proctor has ALL the links on her blog right here.

See you again soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC

 

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ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop 2024

Yippee!! Today I am blogging with a few of my OTHER stamping friends, and together we are exploring the new 2024-2025 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, that just came out this month - MAY 2024.   If you have come to my blog from Denise Buetler's blog, thank you for hopping over!    ESAD Header
Our Stampin' Up! annual convention is called On Stage, and this year we gathered in Melbourne in March. It is always so GOOD to see some of these long time stamping friends face to face - I haven't seen many of these ladies since before Covid, so it was extra special.

One of the treats of On Stage is to get a sneak peek of our new catalogue, and I think every single one of us fell in love with the Take To The Sky Suite and the fantastic demonstration we saw.

I had a big workshop this weekend with up to 12 participants, so I wanted to make a card which showed off the product suite, but was also easy enough for that many people to make in about an hour. So I chose a very simple easel card, and I precut several of the pieces using my die-cutting machine and paper trimmer.   

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So then the participants just had to do some simple stamping, die-cut a couple of pieces themselves and assemble the card, with a little bit of assistance where needed - mainly cleaning stamps and handing out Stampin' Dimensionals.

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I really enjoyed using these products - they coordinate so well that it's easy to create a good looking card.  Because there were so many attendees in my workshop, there were three different sheets of the Take to the Sky Designer Series Paper for the card fronts. Each one of them worked well because of the coordinating designs and colours.

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I hardly ever make masculine cards, but I really enjoyed using these products, and I can't wait to find time to make some more different variations of this project.

Now it's time for you to go and see what else the talented ESAD card makers have created. The NEXT button to follow the blog hop journey is down below - but before you go there, just in case you are wondering what ESAD even is . . . . . :

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And now, click on this pointing NEXT image to hop around the ESAD blogs and see what other goodies are in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue. This button will take you to gorgeous Nicole's blog who is also coordinating our blog hop.

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I'll see you again soon - preferably with inky fingers!!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield - Victoria High Country 

 

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AWH Colour Creations - Pretty in Pink

Welcome back to week 3 of a new round of Blog Hopping with the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team.AWH Blog Header

This week's feature colour is a surprise return! Pretty In Pink was in our Subtles Colour Family for a long time - long ago, and it is making a very welcome come-back as a 2024-2026 In Color.

The timing is perfect for me, because last week one of my workmates welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into their family, so it was a perfect excuse to get out ALL the pinks and make a baby girl card . . . 

Ohhhhh! Except in my head, I pictured a card using the Zany Zoo stamp set, and when I went looking in the online shop for it . . . .IT'S GONE!!  NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

What am I going to do now?? I quickly flipped through my catalogue and remembered that the ugly duckling paper - AKA Lily Pond Lane Designer Series Paper (which I received free at On Stage) has Pretty in Pink in the colour scheme.

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The Lily Pond Lane Product Suite is on pages 44-45 of the new catalogue, and I straight away noticed the sample project with the two fussy cut goldfish. It's a cello gift bag full of fishy shaped treats with a bag topper and swing label. I love that it uses the goldfish from the DSP so I decided to case it for a card instead of a treat bag.

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I went with the most simple easel card fold, and since I don't have any other products in the Suite, I made the most of the designs in the packet of DSP. I fussy cut all the detailed pieces including goldfish and waterlilies.

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The greeting is from Layers of Beauty stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and I used the Countryside Corners and Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut the layers of Designer Series Papers.

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All of the smaller bits and bobs are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, and I added some Sparkly In Color gems for a bit of bling - not so easy to photograph! 

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Thanks for visiting my blog. It's now time to see what the other Art With Heart ladies have created. Click on the image directly below to go to the blog of my lovely talented friend Ros Davidson.  AWH Next

If you are journeying around the blog hop and you find a broken link, our lovely hop host Cathy has all the links on her blog HERE.

See you next week with inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC

 

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AWH Colour Creations - Petunia Pop

It's week 2 of our 2024-2025 Round of the Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart stamping team.

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This week we have a beautiful dark pink with a leaning towards purple - a cool pink rather than a warm toned reddish pink, with the wonderful happy name of Petunia Pop.

I embraced this colour at our Stampin' Up! On Stage (convention) After Dark stamping class, making two cards on the night, and I loved the colour combination so much, I decided to use them as inspiration for this weeks project.

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And here is the colour combination.

I just love the floral images with these colours, especially the little snippets of rose bouquets stamped in Petunia Pop ink on Petunia Pop card. Here's a close up of that first card :Country Flowers Petunia Pop card detail

So when it came to creating this week's project, I chose all the same colours and I selected the Layers of Beauty bundle from page 57 of our new catalogue, because I felt I MUST have roses, and I wanted to have a play with those lovely new Decorative Masks.    Layers of Beauty Petunia Pop Z-fold card d
This week I made a fairly simple basic Z-fold card, with a large die cut on the front.

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My layers were made using paper from the 2024-2026 In Colour 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment, which gave me Petunia Pop, Pretty in Pink and Peach Pie horizontal stripes, inspired by the card on page 57  of the catalogue with the Old Olive stripes.    Layers of Beauty Petunia Pop Z-fold card detail
The large rose image was stamped in Petunia Pop Ink, then I used Blending Brushes to apply Petunia Pop and Granny Apple Green inks only, for all 5 layers of colour on the rose image.

The image was then die-cut and mounted on the card front with Dimensionals.

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Finally, half a dozen of the 2024-2026 In Colour Shimmer Gems (page 114-115) were added to give a touch of bling.

Thanks for stopping by. Time to see what the other talented Art With Heart SU demonstrators have been creating. Click the image below to be taken to lovely Theresa Gerrard's blog for the next Petunia Pop project.AWH Next

Should you find a broken link in the blog hop, our lovely blog hop host Cathy has all of the links on her blog post HERE.

See you next week with inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC

 

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AWH Colour Creations - Wild Wheat

Wild Wheat is the fifth of our new In Colors and this is week 5 of the Art With Heart blog hop where Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team members share our Colour Creations featuring this week's colour.

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Wild Wheat is a funny golden shade like dirty mustard and while it may seem like a difficult colour to use, it's perfect for the centres of flowers. Today I have used three of our new In Colours teamed together, just the way Stampin' Up! has in the Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.

First thing I did was grab out the paper and cut a couple of pieces for card fronts. I decided on simple Wild Wheat base cards as the paper already has a lot going on.

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Then I cut a stack of flowers and leaves from the coordinating Cheerful Daisies Dies. I just cut them in Basic White card as I wanted to replicate the flowers on the paper and could just use a sponge dauber to add a touch of the ink to the flower centres and the leaves.

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I usually spend a little bit of time at this stage arranging them on the card front to see what works best, and it is at this point I got out my trusty sponge daubers and sponged a small amount of Wild Wheat and Pebbled Path onto the flower centres and leaves.

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I was going to mount the paper straight onto the Wild Wheat base card, which would have been fine, but the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to add the thinnest border of white around it to frame the images.

 That definitely makes it pop more and was worth doing. It adds a formal touch. I could have roughed up the edges of the Designer Series Paper for a more shabby chic look, but I was happy to go with the crisper finish.

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I layered the die-cut daisies over the daisies on the printed paper - offsetting them a little so you can still see the layers underneath.

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I chose the greeting stamp and label die also from the Cheerful Daisies Bundle to stamp and cut the sentiment piece and adhered most of the pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals or a spot of Tombow Liquid Glue.

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Thank you for visiting my blog. Now if you would like to see what the other AWH team members have created with Wild Wheat, please click on the NEXT image below to go to lovely Caroline's blog to continue the journey.

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If you find a broken link on the blog hop, click here to go to Cathy's blog where she has the complete list and you can easily find the ones you have missed.

See you again soon with another Colour Creation!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC

 

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AWH Colour Creations - Pebbled Path

Welcome to another week of Colour Creations with the Art With Heart stampers.

Blog Header ImageThis is our fourth week of exploring the In Colors in the new annual catalogue and this week we have a wonderful new natural colour called Pebbled Path.

I couldn't help myself with my favourite Designer Series Paper which has touches of this colour in the fun characters. So this week I quickly whipped up three really simple but very fun birthday cards!

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It's kind of strange, because I never would have thought of a mid to dark tone brown as the base for cheery birthday cards, but I just love the way the Pebbled Path ink on the Oh, Happy Day stamp breaks up the background, and how the small touches of brown in the characters ties it all together.

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I think I might come back with an Early Espresso watercolour pencil and just add a bit of brown to the bear and the turtle. What do you think?

Pebbled Path is obviously a very popular colour, easy to work with, because there are 13 talented ladies on our blog hop tonight. Please go and visit all of them, starting with lovely Caroline - click on the box below to go to her blog!

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If you find a broken link in the blog hop, once again, our dear friend Cathy has all the links on her blog post HERE.

See you again next week!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC

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AWH 2023-2024 Colour Creations - Moody Mauve

This week the Art With Heart Team explores the amazing new In Colour, Moody Mauve in our Colour Creations Blog Hop.

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You are going to love this colour! It goes so well in many of our colour combinations. In our new catalogue, the Moody Mauve is showcased with the other four new In Colors in the Fresh As a Daisy Suite Collection, and I have chosen that suite and a couple of those colours to share with you tonight, along with one of our brand new Colour Refresh Colours.

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How pretty is that colour combination!! I cased my card and the colour scheme direct from page 110 of the catalogue.  I just made a couple of subtle changes to the card shown in the middle of the page. For example, I made a much larger card - 6" x 5 1/2" so there is more space around the flowers and you get to see more of the Designer Series Paper underneath.

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Also, I used Moody Mauve card stock for the base of my card. And I switched out the Pebbled Path circle for a Basic White tag,  using the tag die that comes in the Cheerful Daisies Dies.

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for my background layer of Bubble Path Pink card, I used the beautiful Fern 3D embossing folder. I am so happy that this embossing folder carried over from the past catalogue.

Fresh as a Daisy - Moody Mauve card

Please go and visit the other blogs in our blog hop and see what the other talented Art With Heart Team Stampin' Up! demonstrators have created. Click on the NEXT image below to go to beautiful Cathy's blog - where she also has a list of all the blogs and their links.

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Thanks for visiting us this week!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC

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Colour Creations - 2023-2024 - Copper Clay

This week, the Art with Heart Team share the second of our brand new In Colors, in our Colour Creations Blog Hop.

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Copper Clay is a glowing warm baked cookie brown - much like the gingernuts my grandmother used to make.

This week I have used Copper Clay for the base of my card, and to set the scene of cute ballerinas on stage - a Copper Clay stage in a Copper Clay theatre!

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The cute dancers come from the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper, and the dies which cut out the dancers, flowers AND the stage curtains are from the Zany Zoo Dies, all part of the Zoo Crew Suite Collection.

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I love the way the Copper Clay stands in and takes the place of the traditional dark red theatre curtains. It is a lovely earthy shade which makes a beautiful background for the Petal Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Pool Party in the other images. 

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The next creator in our blog hop is the very talented Rachel Woollard. I can't wait to see what she has made. Click on the "next" image below to go to her blog.

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If you find a broken link in the blog hop, our lovely host Cathy has all of the links on her page here.

Thanks for visiting! See you again soon with inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield VIC

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Colour Creations 2023-2024 - Boho Blue

Welcome to a whole new Stampin' Up! catalogue and a wonderful colour refresh!

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We start the new round of Blog Hops with the new 2023-2025 In Colors, and this week we have a great new Blue!

My favourite new product suite is Zoo Crew, I love the fun images in the stamp set and dies, and the gorgeous coordinating Designer Series Paper. So today I have made two simple cards, with a bit of fussy cutting, and mixing and matching the Designer Series Paper with several other packs, to show off our lovely new Boho Blue.

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The first card is a simple Z-fold card, where the front is folded back on itself, and I have layered it with a mixture of pieces. The Night of Navy scallop edge is cut with a die from the Zany Zoo Dies.

The cute star background DSP is from the Bright & Beautiful DSP pack. The striped paper inside the card is from the Countryside Inn DSP pack.

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The elephant and cute little scooting bunny are from the Zoo Crew DSP pack and I have added a touch of Boho Blue to the elephant's body using a water painter to pick up just a tiny bit of Boho Blue ink from the Classic Ink Pad. Both images are fussy cut using my trusty snips.

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My second card is a basic landscape card, using Boho Blue card for the base, and more paper from the Bright & Beautiful DSP pack for the background layers, over Night of Navy scallops.

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This time, I die-cut the alligator from the Designer Series Paper. On both cards, the main image is mounted onto a die-cut rectangle using the Scalloped Contours Dies. Also on this card, I tested out the beautiful Boho Blue Textured Ribbon, across the middle of the card. Despite the texture, it has a lovely sheen.

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Thank you for visiting my blog. Please take a tour around the rest of the blog hop and see what the other talented Art With Heart Ladies have created. Click on the image below to go to lovely Cathy's blog. Cathy is also our blog hop host and coordinator, so if you find a broken link in the blog hop, please come back to her blog where she has a full list of all the links.

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 Thanks again for visiting! Enjoy the awesome inspiration from our talented creators! See you again next week!

Kathryn Ruddick

Mansfield (Vic)

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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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