Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team.

Today is the first day of the brand new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue in Australia and also the very first day of our biggest promotion of the year, Sale-a-bration! If you place an order with me during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free, exclusive,  item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until March 31st.

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia-wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in-person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join during Sale-a-bration, you get to choose whatever you like from our catalogues, but pay just $169 for $255 worth of product (that’s a 33% discount!). It’s quick and easy to join online too. Ask me how!

Now let’s get into showing you what you can make with the great new products in the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues. You have come to my blog from the blog of Claire Daly, who heads up the Art With Heart team.

I have two cards to share with you today.  The first one stars some of the Sale-a-bration "freebies" that you can earn between now and March 31st.  I've indicated, in my card ingredients list, which are the free items, by putting (SAB) after their names.

Stamps: Petal Parade (SAB), Simply Sketched
Card: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Raspberry Ripple and Crumb Cake stampin' pads
Other: Deco Labels framelits, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (SAB), Decorative Dots embossing folder (SAB), Raspberry Ripple stitched satin ribbon, Baked Brown Sugar stretch ruffle trim, Whisper White stitched grosgrain, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Basic Rhinestones, glue dots, sticky strip, sponge daubers
I've chosen the rather 'regal' colour combination of purple and gold for my next card, featuring new products from the Seasonal Catalogue.
Stamps: Happy Watercolor
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Crumb Cake stampin' pads
Other: Gold stampin' emboss powder, Blender pen, Watercolor Wonder washi tape, Gold Sequin trim, Gold baker's twine, Regals candy dot, Beautiful Wings embosslits, Very Vanilla seam binding, Finishing Touches edgelits, Modern Label punch, Basic Pearls, glue dots, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping.  Next up we have Judy May.

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to email me at stampwithchristine@gmail.com, to get a copy of the Occasions Seasonal Catalogue or Sale-a-bration brochure, or to enquire about joining the Art With Heart team.

Here's a complete list of all participants in today's blog hop:

Claire Daly
Christine Blain (you are here!)
Judy May
Nikki Sadler
Alison Douglas
Kathryn Mangelsdorf
Kate Morgan
Ros Davidson
Carolyn Sharkey
Rachel Woollard


  1. Lots of new product to ooh and aah over, fab cards as always Christine.

  2. Lovely cards, Christine. Love the purple and gold combo on the second one.

  3. Lovely cards Christine! I really like the combination of the cork texture and colour with Raspberry Ripple in the first, but I TOTALLY fell in love with the touches of gold with your colour combination in the second card. So beautiful.

  4. Purple &gold are so rich aren't they? Love the card, you've added so many lovely layers.

  5. Wow Christine, beautiful cards. Love the purple and gold one especially!Cheers Donna Z :)

  6. That's lovely. Great to see those flowers from the accessory pack in action. Love both your cards.

  7. Love those first colours together!!! Your cards are always just gorgeous!

  8. Wow Christine, you have done it again! I love the boldness of the first card with the raspberry ripple and the subtlety of the gold & purples is stunning.

  9. Lovely cards. I think second is my favourite, but both are stunning. Great way to show off the new products. xxx Monica xxx

  10. I think I have now added another stamp set to my list as the second card has really inspired me.

  11. Love them both! So good to see the cork used and beautifully so. And that purple/gold palette is divine! xxx

  12. Gorgeous! The second's my fav with the gold and wisteria wonder, great colour combo. Carrie

  13. Love the cards Christine - you always come up with amazing ideas and beautiful colour combos :)

  14. Christine, Both cards aer great, I like the colour way in both of them.

  15. Love both of your cards - but really love the second one - purple and gold look lovely together. This is the first time I've seen the cork used and liked it too - but then you always manage to persuade me I NEED something else from the catalogue lol