Week 12 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop - Coastal Cabana

Who's for playing with a lovely sunny blue this week, in Coastal Cabana? I love this blue and was so happy to see it back this year with the Stampin' Up! Colour Revamp.

Coastal Cabana

Coastal Cabana 2

 Here's my card for this week. Coastal Cabana and silver make a fabulous combination for Christmas cards don't you think?

  2018 Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue Beautiful Baubles coloured with Stampin Blends. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've used the Beautiful Baubles stamp set, with Coastal Cabana and Silver Glimmer Paper (oh my goodness, you should check out our new and improved glimmer paper - NO MESS, and it also cuts beautifully in the Big Shot now. I LOVE IT. Find it HERE in the online store).

It was so much fun colouring the different baubles in with the Stampin' Blends. Stampin' Blends alcohol markers are perfect when you want blendable saturated colour. Just remember to stamp your image in Memento Black Ink so you don't get any running of the image. Here are the colours of the Stampin' Blends I used (you can buy Stampin' blends individually, or in light and dark combination for each colour. See them all HERE in my online store.

  • Light Soft Sea Foam
  • Dark Soft Sea Foam
  • Light Mint Macaron
  • Light Pool Party
  • Dark Pool Party
  • Light Bermuda Bay
  • Light Smoky Slate

2018 Stampin Up Holiday Catalogue Beautiful Baubles coloured with Stampin Blends. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I hope you have enjoyed today's Colour Creations card. Now it's time to head back to Catherine Proctors blog to see who else is playing along this week.

If you are new to Stampin' Up! in Australia, or don't have a demonstrator, don't forget to request a 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue from me. It starts August 5th, but I'm mailing them out over the coming week (if you have a regular demonstrator, please ask them for a catalogue).


See you back here tomorrow night for another creation.


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Week 11 AWH Stampin' Up! Team Colour Creations Blog Hop: Cherry Cobbler

Welcome to another week of Colour Creations from the Art With Heart team. This week we are playing with Cherry Cobbler, which is a perfect reason to start my 2018 Christmas cards as well.

Cherry Cobbler

I have used the lovely Blended Seasons bundle again. I'm SO sad I only get to show you this in August, because I totally love it!  It's so perfect for colouring and very versatile for different cards. I love the Framelit shapes too, and that super cool double stitching feature which leaves stitching on the negative piece as well.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons 2018 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demo Melbourne Australia.

I had actually meant to pop a metallic pearl or red rhinestone either end of the greeting, but realised while editing that I forgot - oops! What you might be able to see is some of the new Merry Merlot glimmer paper which is coming up in the Holiday Catalogue - love! For the colouring on this one, I have used Blender Pens and the ink from the inside lid of my Classic Ink Pads in Call Me Clover, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.

I have also used the Sheet Music background stamp in a super haphazard way on the background. To do that:

  1. Ink up your background stamp and lay it inked side up
  2. Press your card front down onto the stamp in various sections, including turning the card on angles and leaving parts out

Stampin Up Blended Seasons 2018 Christmas Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demo Melbourne Australia.

I hope you like today's card. Don't forget you only have until the end of August to get your hands on the Blended Seasons stamp set and Stitched Seasons Framelits. Check out the links at the end of the post. 

Now it's time to head back to the blog of my lovely team member Catherine Proctor, so you can see the other Cherry Cobbler creations from the Art With Heart Team ladies.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous week.



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Week 10 AWH Stampin' Up! Team Colour Creations Blog Hop: Calypso Coral

It' great to be able to start participating more regularly in my team blog hops. Today is the AWH Team Colour Creations Blog Hop and our colour of the week is Calypso Coral.

CC Calypso

Calypso Coral is a beautiful mid strength coral colour, making it super versatile. It's one of the key colours in the Tea Room suite in the 2018 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue, so I have used a the designer series paper and copper vinyl stickers from that suite in today's card. My base card colour is Coastal Cabana.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demo Melbourne Australia

I have used the Blended Season bundle for the stamp and Framelits, as they are limited edition products only available this  month. I really love the stamp set because it's great for colouring and has really versatile images and greetings. The Framelits are really unique too in that when you.  cut the stitched shape, the negative shape also has stitching on it. I think these products are a great investment. They are only available to purchase this month, and you can find them HERE IN MY ONLINE STORE.



I coloured my image using the Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers. I love how easy it is to blend the colour with these alcohol markers, and of course they perfectly coordinate with all the Stampin' Up! colours. To embellish my card, I have used the Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, and an artisan pearl. The butterfly is one of the stickers, which I just stuck onto a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock and cut out with paper snips.

Stampin Up Blended Seasons Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demo Melbourne Australia

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The new Holiday Catalogue is being mailed in the next couple of weeks as well. If you don't already have a demonstrator you do regular business with, you can request a Holiday Catalogue HERE, or ask any of the other girls on today's blog hop.

Now it's time to head back to the lovely Catherine Proctor in North Sydney, who coordinates these blog hops for my team. If you are looking for a demonstrator in that area, make sure you get in contact with Catherine. She is lovely!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a happy and crafty week,



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Retiring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

Oh how I loved this Petal Passion Designer Series Paper from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. I've loved working with it, but it's now onto the Stampin' Up! Retiring Products List, and only available while stocks last through May 31st.

Petal Passion

The three main reasons I loved it, were:

  • It is a great neutral paper as a black and while, but this one for me was particularly useful because the contrast of the black was toned down quite a bit by the sketch look of the images, so there is actually quite a lot of softer grey in there too;
  • It has a floral / nature theme which are my favourite paper themes (anyone who follows my Instagram ill know how much I love flowers and plants).
  • It was FABULOUS to colour with Stampin' Blends (which are back in stock within weeks now and 11 fabulous new colours (in light and dark) are coming June 1st!
  • It coordinates beautifully with the Petal Palette bundle (carrying over to the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, but only available at the 10%  bundle price until May 31st.

So as you can see, it is super versatile. Here are a couple of cards I made with this beautiful paper,

For this card, I have just used different colours of the Stampin' Blends to colour flowers on the paper. 

PP Blends

In between the flowers I sponged some Soft Sky ink. The card just needed a simple black and white sentiments but I have also added a few rhinestones to some of the flower centres.

In PP blends

For my second card, I have used one of my favourite colour combinations with this paper: Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.

Painted Palette CC

For the floral image, I have stamped the image from the Petal Palette Stamp Set (see links at end of post) and in Memento Black, and coloured with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. I have used one of the coordinating embellishments, some Old Olive ribbon and a greeting cut from one of the coordinating Memory and More cards.

Painted Palette CC 2.

Check out the links at the end of this post, and don't miss out on the beautiful Petal Passion paper pack, along with the coordinating embellishments and Memories and More pack (only available while stocks last or May 31st) and bundle pricing on the Petal Palette bundle (ends May 21st).

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a fabulous Saturday.



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Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts

Today I have a sweet coloured card for you using one of the retiring 2018 Occasions Catalogue stamp sets called Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts.

Stampin Up Friendships Sweetest Thoughts crd by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia #stampinup #clairedaly #occasions2018 #australia #stampinupdemo #stampinupaustralia

I coloured this one with Watercolour pencils, including the Lemon Lime Twist one which came inside the Lots of Happy Card Kit. I'm going to be super sad to see to see the Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon go. It's one of my favourites and is great for baby cards too.

Stampin Up Friendships Sweetest Thoughts crd by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia #stampinup #clairedaly #occasions2018 #australia #stampinupdemo #stampinupaustralia

April Stampin' Up! Update

So much happening at the moment. Here's what not to miss:


The Clearance Rack has been updated in the Online Store - new bargains at up to 60% off. Check it out HERE.


Colour revamp 2018

Lots more information about the 2018 Colour Revamp on my page HERE.



Last Chance / Retiring Products lists available HERE. Available until May 31st or until sold out (stamp sets, stamp pads and reinkers guaranteed as available until May 7th).


2018 Annual Cover

Request a copy of the 2018/19 Annual Catalogue HERE (mailing in May).


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