Stampin' Up! Cheery Chirps for Heart of Christmas Week 18

Welcome to week 18 of Heart of Christmas, and lots more inspiration for your Christmas creating.

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I had so much fun playing with the Cheery Chirps stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue this week. It's such a lovely set and perfect for watercolouring.

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the first card, I took inspiration from the sample in the Holiday Catalogue. I used a combination of Aqupainters and Blender Pens, as I find Belender Pens have more control for smaller areas, with the Aquapainters best for the colour wash and larger areas. My colours are Real Red, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky.

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I also used the Touches of Texture stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, to add some background stamping (Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky).

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For my second card, I took colouring inspiration from the lovely Teneale Williams, using  Real Red and Crumb Cake for the bird, Always Artichoke for the leaves and Soft Sky for the background. My greeting on the cards is from Merry Patterns.

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have also used one of the Touches of Texture stamps on the background of this card. To finish my card, I have added a bit of Burlap Trim, Linen Thread and a lace doily . 

Stampin Up Cheery Chirps Christmas 2017 cards by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Now it's time to check in with the Art With Heart Team girls and see what they have been up to for Heart of Christmas this week. 

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Tina Gillespie

Sharon Davern

Monika O'Neil

Catherine Proctor

Judy May

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous creative week.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Beautiful You and Lemon Lime Twist with Embossing Paste

It was a grey drizzly day in Melbourne today (it's late winter here), so I needed a bright card to show you. 

I think this one works! I find myself coming back often to use this happy image from the Beautiful You stamp set. It's applicable to so many different cards  I think, but especially congratulations cards.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set, lemon Lime Twist and embossing paste. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colour combination is Lemon Lime Twist and Pacific Point. I added some texture to the Lemon Lime Twist layer by using some embossing paste coloured with Lemon Lime Twist re-inker, and then used the diamond mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. My image is coloured using the watercolour pencils. I used a greeting for the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which fits beautifully in the Classic Label Punch. 

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set, lemon Lime Twist and embossing paste. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I hope you liked today's card! You can find links to all the products I have used below.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week and I hope you get a chance to pop back in during the week as I share some more projects.

Warm regards,

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Heartland Birthday and Thinking of You cards.

I love this gorgeous image in the Heartland stamp set. In fact as a country girl at heart (I was born in the wheatbelt of Western Australia and lived on farms until my late teens), this whole stamp set really jumped out at me in the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You and male  birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It was the perfect image for my father in laws birthday card, and I also made a ''thinking of you' card to send to my Mum, as I think this image will really appeal to her as well.

For my Mum's card, I also wanted to try out my new Marbled Background stamp (stamped in Emerald Envy onto an Emerald Envy layer on a Dapper Denim card base). I watercoloured the image (stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits) using the Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils.

 

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To finish my card, I added a few simple embellishments: a leaf die cut from Eclectic Layers thinlits that I had lying around in my 'bits and pieces' bowl, some of the Dapper Denim washi tape from the Basic 3 Washi Tape and one of the Touches of Nature wooden elements.

Stampin Up Heartland Thinking of You card. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the birthday card I embossed the Emerald Envy layer using the Polka Dot basics embossing folder (note that the image in the catalogue is incorrect for this folder, the dots are actually further spaced as shown here).  The image was coloured the same, but stamped onto one of the circle Stitched Shapes Thinlits. For my embellishments I have added some Burlap Trim and Linen Thread, with some gold metallic shapes. I have used the Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday gorgeous which is a great fit for the Pretty Label punch.

Stampin Up Heartland male birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

If you are doing any shopping with me this month, don't forget to use the August Hostess Code, to get some sample packs of Holiday Catalogue products in the mail in mid September.

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Here's a closer look at the Heartland stamp set (available in wood mount or clear mount red rubber) and the Basics Washi Tape #3 pack. I find this a great combo set because it has 5 different blues to coordinate with all your projects! We also have a green set of 5, pink set of 5 and black and white themed set. 

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If you are a country girl like me, or enjoy watercolouring, Heartland is a great stamp set for you! 

See you back here tomorrow with a Holiday Catalogue sneak peek.

Claire

 


Art With Heart Team May Stampin' Up! Blog Hop - 2017 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peeks!

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Hello there. It's blog hop time again with my super talented team members from the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team in Australia. Today we would like to preview some of the amazing new products from the upcoming 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which launches on June 1st. Be sure to ask any of the girls along the way for a copy of the new catalogue! We love to share what we are making with each other and with the stamping community. This is just one of the fun sharing activities we do each month, so if you are looking for a fun community of stampers to join ask us how quick, easy and affordable it is.

I am focusing on the Daisy Delight bundle of stamp set and punch for my cards. These will be available to purchase June 1st and there is a lovely coordinating Designer Series Paper as well.

  Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set / Daisy Punch / emboss resist technique / seaside embossing folder / Powder Pink / Berry Burst

For this card I have embossed the daisy twice onto Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured over the top using two of the new InColours, Powder Pink and Berry Burst. Once dry, I cut out with the daisy punch and layered with a dimensional. The new Faceted Gems (also coming June 1st) are perfect flower centres, They come in clear (shown here) and gold.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set / Daisy Punch / emboss resist technique / seaside embossing folder / Powder Pink / Berry Burst

In my second card, I have featured some of the  Beautiful Daisy Designer paper, along with paper from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (LOVE THIS!). You will also spy a new punch shape, and a new greeting from a great birthday stamp set / bundle called Happy Birthday Gorgeous. This time I have stamped the daisy in Wisteria Wonder ink onto the same coloured cardstock. I have used a cold faceted gem for the flower centre.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Beautiful Daisy DSP, Wood Texture DSP, Pretty Label Punch, Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, Faceted Gems

My final card features what I am sure is going to be one of my new favourite colour combinations for the new catalogue - Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. This time I curled the daisy petals a little and added some Lemon Lime Ink (which turned out too hard to see because it's such a perfect match to the cardstock). For the flower centre, I have coloured some of the Perfect White Accents (in current catalogue) with a black sharpie and grouped them together.

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, watercolor background, copper trim

For my background, I smooshed (that is a word you know!) onto a non stick BBQ sheet and then spritzed it and pressed the Shimmery White cardstock onto it (I did each colour separately).  You will also notice a new trim - and it's COPPER!! It's a loose -weave copper trim with zig zag stitching and will be available on June 1st. The cool thing is you can spread the fibres out which gives a great distressed look. 

Stampin Up 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Daisy Delight stamp set. Daisy Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, watercolor background, copper trim

 

I have you have enjoyed my sneak peek. I am sure you are going to love everything the girls have for you tonight. We get so excited when it's blog hop night, as the process of sharing with each other is equally as exciting for us as sharing with you! We have such a lovely group of friends in our team and it's great to see some of the newer team members developing the confidence to start blogging and sharing their creations. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, ask about joining our fabulous Art With Heart Team.  It is such a friendly and supportive stamping community.

Next up on the blog hop is my lovely friend Sharon Davern. Sharon has recently returned to blogging after a longish break so we are very excited to have her sharing her creations again, The blog hop is full circle, so if you have any problems, you can just click on a name below to get started again. Now off to Sharon's Blog.

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  1. Tina Gillespie
  2.  Ros Davidson
  3.  Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  4.  Kate Morgan
  5.  Andrea Robert
  6.  Rachel Palmieri
  7.  Alisha Watson
  8.  Kimberly Hern
  9.  Monika O'Neill
  10.  Claire Daly  (<--- you are here)
  11.  Sharon Davern
  12.  Rachel Woollard
  13.  Caroline Manwaring
  14.  Judy May
  15.  Catherine Proctor
  16.  Rebecca Jacovou




Stampin' Up! Tasty Trucks Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set

One of my favourite childhood memories was visiting the beach with my family. At the end of a fun, sandy day (and often a dumping or two by the waves) we would grab an ice cream from the Mr Whippy van and head back to the car for the drive home. As soon as I saw the tasty Trucks Saleabration 2017 stamp set, it evoked those memories, so I decided to turn my truck into a Mr Whippy ice cream van.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks as a My Whippy Van. Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The seagulls were borrowed from another stamp set, High Tide from the Occasions catalogue (link at the bottom of the post). I made the custom greeting using my vintage typewriter and the image is watercoloured in Blushing Bride, Basic Grey and Smoky Slate. The patterned paper is from the neutrals Designer Series paper stack (I use this a lot!).

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks as a My Whippy Van. Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

There are so many cool things that have been created with this stamp set. It can be a hot dog truck, a taco truck and lots more! This stamp set can be yours free when you place a $90 order either in my online store or by phone / email. Here's a look at all the Saleabration choices available (and lookout on my blog tomorrow for 3 new things being added to the list!

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Here's a couple more creations using Tasty Trucks which have been designed by the Stampin' Up! in house designers.

  Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks.Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. .

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks.Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. .

See you back here tomorrow with some more creations and pictures of the three new Saleabration offerings!

If you are placing an order in my Online Store, don't forget to use this months hostess code for a free gift next month.

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Have a great day,

Claire

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