Sunday, 24 June 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 80 -


Hi and welcome to our INKspired blog hop this sunday night. The weather has been blowing a gale at times and very cold here in the Snowy Mountains - we have had -6 degrees C of a morning! It is winter so we have to expect the cold.
I have been missing from the blog hops due to issues with intermittent internet access but fingers crossed it has been fixed. So glad to be back and blogging again...
You may have come across from the delightful Allison and I am wondering what she has been making  for tonight - can't wait to see.
The sketch we all use is below and developed by Teneale for us to use.


Love the new Animal Outing stampset and teamed it with Berry Burst and Basic Black cardstock.

This giraffe is so cute and coloured with Stampin' Blends.
Run the smaller piece of Berry Burst through with the Layered Leaves Embossing folder - love using this folder!

Thank you for stopping by

Now it is onto Barbara and I can't wait to see what she has made.

Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx



Monday, 16 April 2018

Last Chance Products - get them before they are gone


Hello everyone
If you would like to see the lists

Retiring Products List – Annual Catalogue & Occasions Catalogue - click here
You will then see three lists to click on
- Retiring Stamps
- Retiring Bundles
- Everything Else

Your favourite items will be retiring soon. This is your last chance to get some of the items on your wish listbefore they go.

The items on the list are "while supplies last"  - I would hate you missing out.

 April is my birthday month and if you use the 
April Host Code below you will receive extra goodies from me as a thank you. 

R7Y736SP

They will be posted in May

My must haves and sad to see them go are:
Awesomely Artistic Clear-Mount Stamp Set - 139950
Awesomely Artistic Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set - 140658

Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Butterfly Basics Clear-Mount Stamp Set - 138816
Butterfly Basics Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Birthday Blossoms Clear-Mount Stamp Set - 139471
Birthday Blossoms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

These are just a few of my favourites that I have loved colouring with. Some of them come in wooden as well. Just click on the link above to see them all.

Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx









Sunday, 15 April 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 77 -



Hi and welcome to our INKspired blog hop this sunday night. The weather has turned it has been blowing a gale and the cold has come in. We have had such warm days of 28 degrees celsius that the change has been hard.
You may have come across from the delightful Allison and I am wondering what she has been making  for tonight - can't wait to see.
The sketch we all use is below and is developed by Teneale.

I had issues with the internet over the weekend so was lucky to upload my pics. So on Monday I have gone back in and added my recipe for my card and another picture.


Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamps
Blooms & Wishes is such a gorgeous set and is available still but is "while supplies last".
Measurements for my card:
1. Base layer Melon Mambo 14.8cm by 10.5cm when folded.
2. Next layer Melon Mambo was stamped with the Diagonal Stripe in Versamark  - 8cm wide by 12cm.
3. 1cm wide piece of Basic Black.
4. Flourish Thinlit long with half circles cut in Melon Mambo and adhered to the back of the Basic Black.
5. Then adhered to the top of the Diagonal striped piece of Melon Mambo and then tied a piece of linen thread around it and finished with a bow.
6. A stitched circle  cut in Very Vanilla and stamped with words and flowers from Blooms & Wishes.
7. Attached to a scallop circle of Basic Black.


Now it is onto Renee to see what she has made using 
Picture Perfect Birthday
Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:    Diagonal Stripe stampset, Blooms & Wishes Stampset 

Cardstock & DSP:   Melon Mambo cardstock,  Very Vanilla cardstock, Basic Black cardstock 

Ink:   Memento ink, Rose Red,Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive, Powder Pink
Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shape Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Linen Thread.



Sunday, 1 April 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 76 -


Hi and welcome to our INKspired hop on Easter Sunday. Hope you have had a lovely day and not too full (sick) from all those Easter eggs!
You may have hopped across from Allison and I am wondering what products she has used. I am missing my Sale-A-Bration goodies already but weren't the stamps, paper , thinlits and card packs amazing this year!

Now here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight to use. 
Started with Marina Mist as the base for my card. 
Cut another piece that was 14.4cm by 10.1cm and ran it through the  Layered Leaves Dynamic folder and then stuck it firmly down.
Adhered a small strip of Basic Black  that was 3.7cm wide by 14.4cm down left hand side.


Cut a piece of Very Vanilla and a piece of Marina Mist both to the size of 7.5cm by 11.3cm.Twisted them slightly so the Marina Mist was peaking out.
Used the little leaf design from the Little Loves Framelits with Marina Mist.
Cut a small piece of Basic Black that was 0.6cm wide and attached over the leaf design and adhered at the top.


Stamped the words from the Picture Perfect Birthday stampset  using Memento ink. Then the flowers and leaves from the Perennial Birthday stampset and coloured them in using my Stampin' Blends. 
Thank you for taking the time to stop by.


Now it is onto Barb 
Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:    Perennial Birthday stamp, Picture Perfect Birthday Stampset 



Cardstock & DSP:   Marina Mist cardstock,  Very Vanilla cardstock, Basic Black cardstock 



Ink:   Memento ink, Stampin' Blends



Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions folder, Little Loves Framelits Dies.




Saturday, 31 March 2018

Last day of Sale-a-Bration - what fun it has been


Hello everyone
Just wanted to pop in on this last day (31st March) of Sale-a-Bration for another year (sigh..) and show you one of the sets in the 2nd release that has become a favourite of mine. When you spend $90.00 before postage it is a set that you can choose but only online until just before midnight today.
It is the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set that comes in either wood (147335) or clear mount (147338). It reminds me of a retired set called Gorgeous Grunge that I loved using.

Eclectic Expressions Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Love the way you can use the different shapes in this set.
The card below is a take on the popular eclipse card except it doesn't use single letters. An Eclipse card is where you stamp the background with whatever you would like. You then cut the word or letters out and then pop them up on Stampin' Dimensionals. If you look closely I have stuck the middle of the 'b' and 'a' down flat.


I used the word celebrate from the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies. 

Celebrate You Thinlit Dies

Now these Dies will be available in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue that becomes available on 1st June. For us Demos going to Onstage next weekend we will receive our catalogue early - can't wait!

If you don't have a Demonstrator in Australia and would like a catalogue drop me a line at

mareescards@gmail.com

Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx


Just a Reminder - Autumn/Winter Catalogue Carryover Products

Hello everyone
These products are still available for us till 31 st May 2018


If you click on the picture above it will take you to the 
Holiday favourites in my Online store. What is still available - here are just a few of my favourites

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set - 144783
Acetate Card Boxes (C6)
Acetate Card Boxes (C6) - 145486
Bethlehem Edgelits Dies
Bethlehem Edgelits Dies - 144676
Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies

Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies - 144679

and of course don't forget the stampset 
Ready for Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ready For Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set - 144823

Everyday Label Punch
Everyday Label Punch - 144668


Leaf Punch

Leaf Punch - 144667

Whisper White 3" x 3" (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes
Whisper White 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 Cm) Envelopes - 145829

Get a head start with your christmas cards with this cute set
Hearts Come Home Clear-Mount Stamp Set - 145416  Wood set available as well - 145413

Hearts Come Home Clear-Mount Stamp Set

I do have a lot of favourites but click across and see the others
Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx

Sunday, 18 March 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 75 -


Hi and welcome to our sunday blog hop. You may have hopped across from Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made.

Here is the sketch we are using this sunday night from Teneale.
Started with the flowers and vellum leaves from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. Adhered to a stitched circle of whisper white with a Berry Burst scallop circle behind. Love this kit as you can make quick and easy cards with it.

Placed a piece of Powder Pink cardstock at an angle in the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions folder.Attached a layer of Berry Burst behind it. Wrapped the linen thread around it twice and then tied a bow.

Placed a piece of the Berry Burst Metallic edge ribbon under it and then rolled the Whisper White organza ribbon across the card three times. Placed the circle on Stampin' Dimensionals and placed it over the linen thread.
Sorry about the pictures but we have had gale force winds and dust everywhere today so it has not been a good day for photography!

Thank you for stopping by.



Now it is onto Barb and I can't wait to see what she has made for us.


Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  nil used just Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit 



Cardstock & DSP:   Berry Burst cardstock,  Whisper White cardstock, Powder Pink cardstock 



Ink:   nil used 



Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions folder, Linen Thread, Berry Burst Metallic edge ribbon,Whisper White organza ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies.

Maree - 0400 883 897