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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Today some of the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team are presenting fabulous Christmas projects to inspire you. This year we already have new christmas sets to play with in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue, and some old favourites too. We also have a brand new 2015 Holiday catalogue coming soon. If you would like a copy of any of our catalogues, to attend a Stampin' Up! class or join a large fabulous group of crafty women by becoming part of the team (hobby demonstrators welcome), be sure to contact me.

You may have come to my page from the talented Tina Gillespie, or you might be starting here, but make sure you follow the loop and check out all the fantastic blogs.

I decided to have a go at a "Changing Window" card, and after much searching on the WWW, found a template which could be printed on Cardstock and cut out. It was reasonably easy, but you have to be careful not to slide the panel too far or it gets stuck, and is really hard to get it back to the start.

I was really happy when Stampin' Up! decided to put some Christmas stamp sets back into the Annual Catalogue and we no longer have to wait for the Occasions Catalogue later in the year. I was even happier when I realised that the Festival Of Trees stamp set and punch were returning. I think they look great in these bright colours and the Cherry On Top Washi Tape goes really well with this particular stamp.

This is the first "window" of the card

"Changing" sentiments...

This is the second "window".

I wanted to make a bright Christmas card, although now would be the time to make a more traditional "snowy" card, as the weather outside is "frightful" as the song says. I have trouble making snowy Christmas cards as we live in such a warm climate, it just doesn't seem right. I love the look of them, and perhaps this year I might be more inspired as we are going to take the kids overseas for a White Christmas - I am so excited!!!!

Hope you like my card - next on the Blog Hop is the lovely Claire Daly.

As always if you get lost there is a complete list of the participants at the bottom of my post.

Merry Christmas in July

Happy Stampin'


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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I had a birthday

In June, I celebrated my birthday (I won't say which one) and a lovely friend gave me a parcel of Stampin' Up! goodies, including the Garden In Bloom stamp set. Of course, I had to try it out as soon as possible and I made these two cards which I love....

In the first one I have used versamark and gold embossed the butterflies. It's a two step stamp so the inside of the butterflies is stamped in Pink Pirouette and the smaller butterflies are Night of Navy.

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In the second card I have used Blackberry Bliss and Always Artichoke. I used the stem for the flowers to make a frame around the greeting - it makes a lovely border.

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As always, please contact me if you would like any further details on these cards or to come to one of my classes, or to have your own party with a group of friends.

Happy Stampin'