Introducing Your Creative Connection - a new global Stampin' Up! papercraft showcase.

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I’m excited to announce the launch of Your Creative Connection today; a bi-monthly creative showcase which will come to you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Your Creative Connection came together from a group of eight global friends wanting to give you a worldwide connection to creativity. We hope to inspire you to connect with us as we share papercraft ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. Each showcase will have a theme, and we will ‘travel’ around the world to connect with our creative friends. You will be amazed at the creativity of my amazing global friends. These ladies are all really special and are people I feel a real warm connection to, as well as admiration for the way they run their Stampin' Up! business.

Today's theme is Pleased as Punch. This was a tricky one for me, because I don't often have punches as the focal point of my cards (they tend to be more in the layers and for greetings). As you get to know me over the coming months (or if you already follow me on Instagram), you will know that flowers and plants make me happy. So the Vase Builder Punch was calling me. You will find the Vase Builder punch in the Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Vase Builder Punch / Banner Triple Punch card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The vases were punched from one of the Daffodil Delight patterned sheets in the Best Dressed Designer Series paper from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June mini catalogue. I then went with the colours in another of my favourite sheets from that pack: Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. This is a nice bright and happy colour palette for a birthday card. I've used my most used punch, the Banner Triple Punch, for the banner ends in my paper strips (you NEED this punch). The flowers are coloured with blends, and the greeting is from Label Me Bold stamp set. You can view  or purchase any of the products I have used today using the links at the end of my post.

Stampin Up Vase Builder Punch / Banner Triple Punch card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Seatbelts on! I'm excited to now send you on your way around the world (or continue the journey from the lovely Michelle Last in the UK). It's time to head right up to Minnesota in the USA to visit my lovely friend Dawn Olfeschke

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If you get lost along the way, here's your complete itinerary for today's round the world trip.  Enjoy getting to know everyone and if you feel inspired by their projects, don't forget to bookmark or follow their blog or social media so you can visit from time to time. It makes me very happy to share with global demonstrators and I hope it makes you happy too.

 

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Stampin' Up! Time for Tea

There's something about a cup of tea isn't there? I think it makes me instantly thing of relaxing, soothing and happy catch ups. I think it's because of this association that I always tend to be drawn to any creative supplies with a tea theme too.

Here's a card I created using the Time for Tea bundle in the 2018/2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up, 2018 Annual Catalogue, Time for Tea, Tufted Embossing Folder, Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colour combination is Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White.

Stampin Up, 2018, colour, color, combnation, mint mac, blushing bride, soft sea foamaronI've used my Stampin' Blends to colour the image and my favourite Tufted embossing folder for the second layer. You can check out all the products I have used with the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up, 2018 Annual Catalogue, Time for Tea, Tufted Embossing Folder, Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Almost makes me want to and put the kettle on!

Hope you have a lovely week.

Claire

 

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Heart of Christmas Week 5 - Christmas creations brought to you by the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team, Australia


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Today's Heart of Christmas Week 5 card is perfect for a Australian summer Christmas. It comes from a fun stamp set in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, called So Santa. This was my original version, coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin Up So Santa stamp set Christmas Card. From 2018 Holiday Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

After I photographed and edited the pic, I decided to add some Granny Apple Green 1/2" ribbon, so this snap is a quick one in my craft room. I think I prefer the addition of the ribbon, what do you think?

Stampin Up So Santa stamp set Christmas Card. From 2018 Holiday Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I had fun colouring this image with my Stampin' Blends, although was worried my Santa was looking a little anaemic, lol.  How fabulous is the Swirls and Curls embossing folder though?

Stampin Up So Santa stamp set Christmas Card. From 2018 Holiday Catalogue. Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

There are some other fun images in this set, which I am looking forward to making into projects over the coming weeks. 

Stampin' Up! So Santa Stamp Set. Available in Australia from Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.comNow lets see what the clever Art With Heart girls have been up to for Heart of Christmas week 5 shall we?

Kate Morgan

Catherine Proctor

Ros Davidson

Tina Gillespie

Caroline Manwaring

Diane Furniss

Theresa Gerrard

Judy May

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope there are some moments of happiness in the rest of your day.

Claire

 

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Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock
 
Silver Glimmer Paper
 
Card Stock A4 Coastal Cabana
 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
 
Pool Party Light Stampin' Blends Marker
 
Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Marker
 
Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends Marker
 
Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker
 
Smoky Slate Light Stampin' Blends Marker
 
Crumb Cake Light Stampin' Blends Marker
 
Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Marker
 
Crumb Cake Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
 

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Week 15 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop - Daffodil Delight

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Daffodil Delight

Hey there, it's time for some more Art With Heart Stampin' Up! Team Colour Creations inspiration. This week we are playing with another yellow, Daffodil Delight. I am totally in love with a couple of the country themed products in the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. The Country Home stamp set is a lovely set to colour, and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder has been flying off the shelves.

Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have used the following Stampin' Blends to colour the image:

  • Smoky Slate combo
  • Crumb Cake Combo
  • Old Olve Combo
  • Daffodil Delight Combo
  • Lovely Lipstick Combo

After I embossed the Smoky Slate cardstock with the Tin Tile embossing folder, I rubbed some Smoky Slate ink over the top with a Stampin' Sponge. The little scalloped piece I have used at the join of the Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate cardstock, is a piece from the Laser Cur specialty paper which I sponged Basic Grey ink onto using a sponge dauber.

Here's my colour combination for today: 

Stampin Up Colour Combination Daffodil Delight Melon Mambo Old Olive - click for card. Claire Dally Stampin Up Demo Melbourne Australia. 

My greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set. I seem to use that a lot! This photo shows the subtle embossing I have done on the Daffodil Delight piece as well, This was using the very approriately named Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, which gives a lovely textured look. This is great when you want to dress up a piece of cardstock, just a little bit.

Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set coloured with Stampin Blends. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a look at the beautiful Country Home stamp set. It's photopolymer, so super easy to line up the flowers and the jugs.

Stampin' Up! Country Home stamp set. Available in Australia at: https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/147678/country-home-photopolymer-stamp-set?dbwsdemoid=4000396

If you would like to see some more Daffodil Delight colour combinations, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog as she has the links to all the others participating this week.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day,

Claire

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Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set
 
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Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
 
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Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden with some vintage inspired texture.

Hello lovely friends. 

This week I was lucky enough to attend the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, which is a really fabulous floral, backyard and landscape gardening show in Melbourne. Seeing all the beautiful floral displays motivated me to come home and finish this card I had started at a friends last Monday.

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This stamp set is called Gracious Garden and it's from the 2017 Annual Catalogue. I hadn't played with it before, but now I really love it! I coloured it with the Stampin' Blends (light and dark Pink Pirouette, light and dark Old Olive and light Rich Razzleberry). I then fussy cut the image and adhered both the stamped image and stamped rectangle using Dimensionals.

Rose 1

I have used the debossed side of the Garden Trellis embossing folder (I really like how this pattern coordinates with the background pattern in the Gracious Garden stamp set. My greeting is from Cake Soiree stamp set and I have stamped in Early Espresso and cut the greeting out with a 1" Circle Punch. A bit of lace tied around the stem and a White Lace Doily finishes off my card.

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Claire

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