Friday, December 15, 2017


Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop.  We are a group of 20 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who have had the privilege of bringing you inspiration all of 2017.  My time as an Artisan has been amazing and I couldn't have worked with a more lovely bunch of people, both as Artisans and those working behind the scenes at head office.  So it is with a tinge of sadness that this will be our last hop together as a team.

We are featuring the Merry Cafe stamp set this month.  This is a stamp set that has all the holidays covered, but I had a little creative fun to bring you a rather striking and BRIGHT Christmas card.  

I used some masking tape on my card front to mask off diagonal lines and then sponged each from bold to barely there, in Lemon Lime Twist.  I adore that colour!

The Coffee Cups Framelits were perfect to die cut out my cup elements.  Two of the stamps in this set are so tiny, it would be easy to overlook them, but they certainly made my coffee cup look and feel festive.

I love to decorate my cards all the way through and showed the same love to the inside of this card before finishing with coordinating embellishments.

So that's it folks, my last post for this Artisan year.  But before I go, I would like to take the opportunity to welcome in the 2018 Artisan Design Team, one of whom is my amazingly talented friend, Susan Wong, who is returning to share her beautiful work with us again!  I can't wait to see what this new look team have in store for us all.  I just know they will knock it out of the park in 2018!

Introducing the new 2018 Artisan Design Team

Connie Collins (returning)
Cathy Caines (returning)
Sylwia Schreck (returning)
Jessica Winter (returning)
Susan Wong (returning)
Jennifer Frost (returning)
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  1. Dearest Paula, that was a wonderful creative year with you! I am also sad that the year is over, but I am very happy to have met you!
    We stay connected forever - my friend!
    Your card today is a dream card!
    Fresh and festive! I love yours ideas!
    I send you a big hug and thank you for the creative year 2017 and all these wonderful inspirations!
    We read each other!

  2. I loved your ombre - just amazing. And so fun to use lemon lime!! I adore you of course and all your "stampinantics"!

    1. Back at you Cathy. I look forward to watching your Artisan designs in 2018!

  3. Fabulous card Paula. Love the masking and sponged background - so striking. I have loved following your ADT journey and look forward to seeing all your creations next year.

  4. Wow Paula, this card is amazing. Sad to see you leave the Artisan team, but very happy you'll be joining us at the Creating Kindness Design Team :) Really looking forward to be hopping with you.
    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    1. I am looking forward to hopping with you too Danielle!!

  5. Stunning colour combination used with this gorguss card design

    1. Thank you Bill. Striking was the look I was after :-)


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