MY FIRST BLOG HOP – With Claire’s Art with Heart Team

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Welcome to my blog. Today I am participating in another of the AWHT blog hops. I have joined with some of the awesome Art with Heart Stampin’ UP! Team and I hope you enjoy hopping through to see what everyone has come up with.

When I was invited to participate in this Blog Hop I was a little apprehensive as my ‘tech’ savviness’ is pretty thin on the ground.  However, I thought I would throw myself into this one and give it a go and if things go wrong I know that the girls in Claire’s Art With Heart Team will be mega supportive and help me along.

The Theme for this hop is “Farewelling my Favourite” Retiring Products.  I have chosen the pretty and versatile  “For the Birds”  and “Tiny Tags” Stamp Sets and made a suite of cards in different colours. The idea for these cards came from a Scrapbooking magazine that was loaned to me by a friend. I hope you enjoy them.

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I have used Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Old Olive card bases. The images were stamped with Stazon Ink on whisper white cardstock and coloured with Stampin’ Write Markers, then matted onto Basic Black cardstock. I adhered them to the cards with Stampin’ dimensionsals.

I used a white Signo pen to add some dotted lines to two of the cards, and my Simply Scored Board to add a series of lines to the Crushed Curry and Old Olive cards.  I’m not sure this can be seen in the photo’s. The Tiny Tags stamp set was used for adding the bunches of leaves.

I added some Crystal Effects to highlight elements on each card.  Again the camera may not have picked this detail out.

Here is a close up of each card:DSC02813DSC02815




Thank you for stopping by. Next up is the very talented Judy May

1. Judy May

2. Tina Gillespie

3. Genna Gifford
4. Ros Davidson
5. Claire Daly
6. Nikki Sadler
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Kayleen McLean
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Jenny Van Dijk
11. Kate Morgan
Rachel Woollard
Barbara Lindsey

17 thoughts on “MY FIRST BLOG HOP – With Claire’s Art with Heart Team

    1. Many thanks Kayleen. I haven’t used this set nearly enough and although I always covetted it, I only bought it fairly recently. Go figure? I do have a fair few favourites that I will never part with and I think this is one of them.


      1. Hey, 8 years down the track I am still having tech challenges! Sometimes I would just rather make cards LOL!


    1. Thanks Kate. Honestly I don’t really know how much work you have done to get this Blog Hop up and running with novices like me in the mix. Thank you for sticking it out with me, I really appreciate it. I have to go over and leave some comments to all the other ladies who have posted such beautiful things.


  1. LOVE these cards Barb. Particularly the additional elements you have added with the Signo and scoring. It’s so lovely to have you join us on the team blog hop. Knew you could master that technology!!


    1. Thank you Claire, I couldn’t have done it without Kathryn’s help though. Adding links was always on my to do list. I shall practise a little more for next time. Thank you for asking me to join in, next time I shall be better prepared.


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