Saturday, 13 September 2014

Whole heartedly or hole-heartedly - that is the question....


Hello there!
Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday’s Blog a new technique, so let’s take a look.

This is just a simple way of creating a lovely, colourful background in a specific shape.
Read on.....

Stamp our lovely Garden Heart stamp in black on 
a piece of copy paper,


and cut out the heart.
If you do this carefully, you can use both parts....


Position the aperture heart over a piece of white Gelli Card,


and dust through the heart-hole with 
Wild Plum, Stonewashed and Eggplant.



Now stamp the heart over the pastel background 
with Black Archival.


Colour in the open flowers and leaves with Spectrum Noir.


Stamp the verse onto a white panel with Black Archival too.
Time to find complimentary coloured card to layer up and frame.


Very lovely. Very simple. Very quick.




There are loads of people in Heather's kitchen now, 
all getting excited about the Open Day,
so I really must fly!
I think Dee Paramour, Paul Church and Mandy Branston 
have just landed!
An the Catterick building is superb.

Happy Days!!!!


much love,

47 comments:

  1. Lovely stamp Barbara, looking forward to seeing you all today at Catterick, think this might have to find its way into my basket xx

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  2. up and raring to go. see you at 9! love todays card. This one of my most used stamps too.

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  3. Simply beautiful card Barbara. So pleased to read that Paul, Dee & Amanda arrived safely. I'm sure that all will go well today. I'll be there tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to seeing the demonstrations and meeting up with my Clarity family. Catching up with old friends and possibly making new ones. Remember to delegate and give yourself breaks. Have fun xx

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  4. Lovely technique. Beautiful colours.

    Setting off for Catterick straight after breakfast. See you all there!

    Love Joan xx

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  5. Simple, but lovely, just sorting travel arrangements for Catterick tomorrow, see you then.x

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    1. Yay so excited, love a crafty road trip :-)

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  6. My new stamp arrived yesterday Barbara so I'm going to spend a bit of today having a go at this technique. Happy days indeed! Enjoy Catterick xx

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  7. Wow this is stunning Barbara. Gorgeous colours and such a strikingly simple layout. Beautiful. Have fun today. Xx

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  8. How cute is this technique, so clever. Wish I were there.

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  9. Hi Barb,
    Lovely technique which I will have to try as I have this stamp. Will see you soon - can't wait! Love Alison xxx

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  10. Beautiful Barbara, good morning to you and everyone in the crew, hope today is wonderful, sure sounds like it is going to be! Hope to see some photos xx
    Much love
    kim x

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  11. Might be simple but a beautiful result. Have a great day x

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  12. Oh have a wonderful day would love to be there for the craic xxx. Oh and I love this card too ;-)

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  13. Lovely card. Hope everyone has a fabulous day at Catterick. Wish I could be there also. X

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  14. Very effective card. Enjoy your week-end, wish I could have join you.
    Laurence xx

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  15. Oh that looks super...
    Wish I was at Catterick, sounds like it will be amazing..xx

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  16. Lovely simple card could use other stamps and cut round have a great weekend look forward to some pictures xxx

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  17. Will be there later looking forward to it xx

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  18. Hi Barb, simple and very lovely card, great stamp and verse. Have a wonderful time in Catterick. Bx

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  19. Love the card have a good day love the card hope you have a good day love June xxxx

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  20. lovely card ,have a wonderfull time wish i could go x

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  21. A really lovely card and so effectively simple. Have a good day.

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  22. Hi, I love simple but classy cards and is just that. What a lovely verse too. I am catching up with two weeks of your blog as have been away on hols with no internet :-( Have a good time in Catterick.

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  23. So simple and so elegant, I must remember this. Really looking forward to tomorrow, notebook and pen at the ready. Have a great day x

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  24. Really super card Barbara, such a pretty idea to colour the background that way. Have a great day in Catterick, I hope you have your most comfy shoes on!

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  25. Love this stamp Barbara and a really lovely card.
    Have a great weekend,
    XxRuth

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  26. Such a pretty card! The heart stamp is gorgeous! have a fab fab time! xxx

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  27. Hello Barb. This is such a clever technique and will be used for many of your lovely dies. Have a really amazing time today and I only wish I could be there. xx Margaret Col.

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  28. Hi Barbara. A beautiful simple card today and I love it. Have a great time today : ) Take care.

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  29. Another beautiful card Barbara, thank you for sharing :)

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  30. Beautiful card stunning colours have a fabulous weekend xxx

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  31. Lovely stamp and beautiful final result. Simple technique but so effective! Hope you all have a fabulous time in Catterick - I'll be up in my craft room at some point this weekend, so will be with you in spirit!! Susan x

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  32. Beautiful stamp,lovely idea and great card.Looking for ward to Catterick on Sunday

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  33. What a lovely card. I hope you have had a wonderful day
    Jackie x

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  34. Hi Barb,
    Just me again to say thank you to you, all of the Design Team and the rest of the Clarity Team and another thank you to all the helpers in the kitchen. The lunches were extremely good value for money. This is the first event like this I have been to and if this is anything to go by, it won't be the last! Probably spent too much money ( that would be the full set of reinkers ! ) but I don't care. Everything I bought I will use and that's the main thing. I learned so much from yourself and the other demonstrators and just loved every minute of it. Hope tomorrow goes well and that you all have safe journeys home. Thanks again. Love Alison xxx
    ( ps I was the one who put too much paint on the Gelli plate!)

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  35. Hope you had good day sorry could make it other commitments hopefully will next one just love the garden hearts one if my favourites have good evening xxx

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  36. Lovely card. Good explanation.
    Want to give it a try Anneke.

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  37. Will give this a try, thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. What a lovely way to put a bit of colour behind the stamp, and it is a lovely stamp too.
    Had a lovely day today, the venue was really good, the demo's brilliant, and it was so nice to see everybody. I hope you can do this again Barbara x

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  39. Oh lovely, a good idea to use for my brother's anniversary card with a different sentiment. Hope it has been a good day, but I am sure it was. Enjoy tomorrow. xx

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  40. CAS card lovely. enjoy Catterrick. see you at ally pally xx

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  41. I had a wonderful time today. Learned so much, and have at last got my gelli plate! Some creativity going on here tomorrow, I think! Lol!

    It was great to meet such lovely people. Hope everyone has as much fun tomorrow.

    Love Joan xx

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  42. Wanted to say thank you to all the team and all the lovely people who made really good tea and coffee today. Everyone worked so hard. The demo 's were inspiring and the team took time to explain techniques. We learned so much (spent so much too) . Now all I need is some time to play. Thanks again for a brilliant day.
    Love Susan and Brenda xx

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  43. Lovely way to use the Garden Heart. Seems today went really well - didn't doubt it for a minute. Have fun tomorrow too. xx

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  44. This stamp keeps giving - it's so versatile. Love this card .
    Hope you had a good day yesterday and hope today is fab too x

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  45. Hallo liebe Barbara,

    das Herz finde ich zauberhaft. Die Farben sind so wunderschön und zart. Ich bin wie immer begeistert wenn ich etwas von dir anschauen kann. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

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  46. Hi Barbara just catching up with yesterday ! This is beautiful , simple and very effective. Thank you for sharing. Love Diane xxxx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x