Two Stampin' Up! Gray Granite Christmas Cards for Colour Creations.

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Hello stampers! I'm playing along with my team Colour Creations blog hop today. We are using one of my very favourite neutral colours, Gray Granite. This is a beautiful 'griege' shade - a little bit grey, a little bit beige.

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Since I'm right in the swing of Christmas cards right now, I have two Gray Granite Christmas cards to share with you today. The first one uses Merriest Moments bundle from the Stampin' Up! Australia July to December Mini Catalogue.

Stampin 2021 Merriest Moments Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

I have used the Merriest Moments embossing folder on the Gray Granite cardstock layer, and then used my sponge dauber to sponge on a little more Gray Granite ink to the embossed bit to highlight it some more. I've stamped the Poinsettia's in Blackberry Bliss, and added some gold embellishments. Both of these colours work great with Gray Granite.

Stampin 2021 Merriest Moments Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

The next card is a case of one of the free tutorials I sent my subscribers a few weeks ago. I love how the design of that one turned out, that I recreated it in Gray Granite too.

Stampin 2021 Peaceful Deer Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

For this one I have used some of the new Ever Eden DSP, coming to customers along with coordinating embellishments and an early release bundle from the January to June mini catalogue. I have used the Evening Evergreen jewels from the 2021-22 InColor Jewels pack, some gold twine from the Simply Elegant Trim Combo and the sentiment, deer and coordinating punch are from the Peaceful Deer Bundle. That's the Timeworn Type embossing folder on the background Gray Granite piece. Such a GORGEOUS folder!

Stampin 2021 Peaceful Deer Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Before we move onto the next card, here's a fun blooper for you. Our lovely Simba likes to get in on the photo love sometimes when I am trying to take photos of my cards. He even looks like he is posing in this one.

GG and Simba

Now it's time to move on and see what the next Art with Heart team member has made with Gray Granite. Next up we have the lovely Theresa Gerrard. I really enjoy her creations.

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If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Catherine Proctor, and she will have the list of all participants.

Remember, if you are looking to be part of an amazing online crafty community that loves to inspire and share with each other, to save $$ on your craft supplies plus get all the goodies first, we would love you to consider joining our team (you can join just for yourself without selling as well) from anywhere in Australia. You can find all the information HERE, or ask any of the ladies along our blog hop.

Thanks for checking in today. I hope you enjoy all the Gray Granite creations.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Whimsy and Wonder 2021 Christmas Cards

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Today I have a Stampin' Up! Whimsy and Wonder suite Christmas card for you as part of the Stampin' Up! Australia Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas blog hop Week 16. It was quick to whip up 3 of these cards on the weekend, using this beautiful suite of products.

Stampin Up Whimsy and Wonder 2021 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I was really pleased how these turned out. I really love the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper, and the pop of Polished Pink is fresh and bright. I also like the contrast of the Shaded Spruce stamped tree with the die cut Mint Macaron trees, both in colour and form. I've used a sentiment from Peaceful Deer.

Stampin Up Whimsy and Wonder 2021 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Measurements:

  • Base DSP piece: 10.1cm x 14.5cm
  • Pink DSP piece: 8.2cm x 5.0cm with the top left corner rounded.
  • Patterned DSP piece: 12.5cm x 5cm with top left corner rounded.
  • Diameter of stamped circle = 6.8cm (2 & 5/8")
  • Silver metallic trim length = 35cm

Supply list at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Whimsy and Wonder 2021 Christmas card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Now let's see what the rest of the girls have posted for Heart of Christmas this week. Next up we have the lovely Rachel Woollard.

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If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s Host of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all who are participating.

Thanks for visiting today. Have a happy week.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Peaceful Deer 2021 Christmas card for Heart of Christmas Week 14

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Welcome back to another week of the Art with Heart Team Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. This week I have a card using Peaceful Reindeer bundle. I am in love with this bundle! I have used the beautiful Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. You can view all of the products I have used today, using the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Peaceful Deer 2021 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

My colours are Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen. I have stamped off some of the trees in the background and love how that creates the look of a forest. The Holiday Rhinestones add just the right amount of festive bling. 

Stampin Up Peaceful Deer 2021 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

Now it's time to check out what the rest of the Art with Heart team have made for this week's blog hop. Next up we have the very talented Rachel Woollard

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If you get lost anywhere along the blog hop, head over to Tina Gillespie's blog as she has a full list of all the blog hop participants. 

Have a great day,

Claire

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Happy Holly Days Stampin Up Christmas Card

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Hello friends. Time for another Christmas blog hop with the Art with Heart team. How is your Christmas card making going? There is plenty of time to get started and I hope the ideas we present each week are inspiring you.

Today's card features the cute little bird from Happy Holly Days stamp set, which is in the Stampin Up July to December mini catalogue. This stamp set also can be purchased in a bundle with a coordinating Holly Border Punch, but I have just used the stamp set today. View the punch and the products I have used today using the links at the end of the post.

Happy Holly Days 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I have watercoloured the bird, holly and berries using water painters, ink from the inside of my ink pad lids, and Fluid 100 watercolour paper. This set doesn't have any dies, so I fussy cut which was pretty easy using my paper snips. I attached some of the gold fabric holly leaves to the underside of the coloured holly, and then attached that all to the bird with a Dimensional, and the bird to a die cute Ornate Layers shape (in Very Vanilla). My base card is Garden Green, followed by a Crumb Cake layer which has been embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder.

Happy Holly Days 2021 Stampin Up Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

My sentiment is from another set in the mini catalogue called Peaceful Deer. With all that has happened in the world this year, I really love this sentiment. Here's a closer look at the Happy Holly Days stamp set.

Stampin Up Happy Holly Days Stamp Set available from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the Art with Heart team girls. Next up we have the lovely Christine Blain.

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Thanks for checking in today. Have a great day, 

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Forever Blossoms, for Colour Creations: Flirty Flamingo

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoToday the Art with Heart Colour Creations girls are are playing with Flirty Flamingo, which is one of our mid pinks in the brights colour group.  Flirty F

I have a water-coloured card today, using the Forever Blossoms stamp set from the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. This is such a pretty blossom image don't you think? I have coloured the blossoms in Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo, which I think is more the colours of nectarine or plum blossom. 

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and Enchanted in Beauty 2021 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

Using die cut shapes can really elevate your card design. I have used Ornate Layers Dies to cut out the water-coloured image, and the gorgeous Encircled in Beauty dies for the Flirty Flamingo piece underneath. You can view all the products I have used in today's card using the links at the end of the post. My base card is Gray Granite and I have stamped the same image on the top left and bottom right, in Gray Granite ink.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms and Enchanted in Beauty 2021 birthday card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, Australia

The sentiment I have used is from Best Year stamp set, which is also in the current Annual Catalogue. I stamped it onto a scrap of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper using Crumb Cake ink, trimmed it and used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on the end. I also lightly sponged the edges of the sentiment label with Crumb Cake ink using a sponge dauber. Champagne Rhinestones finish off my card.

Here's another look at my colour combination for today.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination featuring Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Garden Green.  Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne, AustraliaNow it's time to see what the rest of the team have created using Flirty Flamingo. Next up we have the lovely Theresa Gerrard. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

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If you get lost along the way, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog as she has the list of everyone participating.

Thanks for visiting today and see you back here again soon,

Claire

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