Saturday, 5 June 2010

Art With Heart Celebrations Blog Hop


Welcome back to another Art With Heart Blog Hop. The theme for this blog hop is Celebrations. You may have just come from Ros Davidson's blog, but if you've started here that's OK - just keep going until you get back to where you started. There are 11 stops along the way.

The Art With Heart team is led by Claire Daly and it is a very talented team that I feel privileged to be a part of. Claire was recently announced as the Number 1 Demonstrator in Australia, and many other of the Art With Heart team also won awards. It's great to be a part of such a fantastic team.

My projects this month were made with my eldest niece in mind. She turns 21 in June, so I decided to make her a card. She decided to celebrate her birthday with a cocktail party and the invitation had a disco ball on in, so I decided to bling the card to the max!

Just a little bit of glitter!

I cut a Top Note out of Jac paper to adhere the glitter to the background. The glitter in the champagne flutes was adhered using Tombow glue.

I also decided to make a simpler version of the same basic layout.

This time I used double sided tape to adhere the glitter around the edge of the black panel. Easy!

Each layer in both cards was raised on dimensionals.

I also decided to make a gift card holder that matched the cards. More bling!

Here it is opened:

And here's the tag you write on:

I made these cards over a week ago and I'm still finding glitter everywhere! I had lots of fun making them though. Thanks to Robyn for loaning me her stamp to play with - much appreciated!

Stamps: Cheers To You
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Card Stock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2" Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips, Round Tab Punch, Jac paper, Glitter

To be in the draw to win the blog candy you must leave a comment on all blogs in the hop before 6am on Tuesday 8th June, then email Nikki Sadler ( to let her know you've commented on all of the blogs. Demonstrators are not eligible for the prize, but we'd still love to know what you think of our projects.

Now you're off to see the fabulous creations of Christine Blain. Happy hopping!

Here's a complete list of participants in case a link isn't working:

Christine Blain
Judy May
Sue Madex
Nikki Sadler
Alisha Watson
Di Dunk
Kathryn Mangelsdorf
Tanja Westwood
Kathryn Ruddick
Ros Davidson

Catch you later,



  1. Cool look at all that sparkle! ANd i love the holder too!!
    Smiles Sharnee :0)

  2. Love all the bling - you can never have too much bling! thanks for taking part in the hop.

  3. I love all that glitter, the colours awesome too!

  4. A girl has gotta love bling, ell done on a great card and gift holder, your neice is going to love it :)

  5. Love, love, love the bling! How lucky for you to still be finding it everywhere LOL I laugh cause I think we all know how that feels. TFS. Cheers Donna Zammit

  6. Love all this happy bling Tina - your niece is going to love these beautiful goodies you have made her!!

  7. Ooh sparkly - how fun! Fun to make, fun to give, fun to clean up after LOL! Love it Tina.

  8. Whoa - that's a lot of glitter!! I'm not surprised you're still finding it around the house, but that's a happy thing! I love the colours you've used, Tina, and I am sure your niece will feel very special, receiving this gift. Lovely!

  9. They are wonderful Tina, I love the Bling

  10. Bling!! Glitter!! Your card will be the shining light at her party. Love glitter but what about the mess, I find I always end up with it on my face.

  11. Bling-o-rama! it's fabulous and girly... :) Well done, I'm sure she'll love it and show it off for years to come.

  12. Oh I love what you have done Tina, what beautiful creations, so full of bling, loving it.

  13. Love all that sparkle and bling!!


  14. Sparkly and it!

  15. Love all the girly bling Tina. Only to be 21 again....

  16. Gorgeous Tina. love the bling! :)
    Thanks for your comments on my flowers...yours look lovely too when you do them, here is a couple of tips to help next time.
    Run them through your crimper in different directions (a fair few times) this helps separate the papers and make them softer. Then I flick the edges with my nails to break them up even more. Dont be scared to scrunch them HARD. if they are cardstock they can take it. Scrunch them in as far as they will go and then pry them apart a little to get the look you want! Have fun

  17. The world is so much better with glitter!

  18. This is gorgeous. I especially love the gift card holder

  19. I believe I did already comment but I think something ate it.

    I love this especially the girt card holder. All that bling. lol


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