Sunday, 23 April 2017

ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog Hop -

Hi Everyone and welcome
to the ESAD 2017 Retirement List Blog hop.
You may have hopped across from 
 Monique Fielder
At the end is an information box that explains what ESAD is all about.
It is always sad to see the retirement list but then we are always excited for the new product that is coming around the corner.
I have chosen to showcase the Balloon Adventures Bundle (page 4 & 5)
and the Party Animal Designer Series Paper
from the Occasions Catalogue.
I have loved using this bundle and papers!
Now here is my first card
 Just love Emerald Envy and Basic Black together
and the DSP.The Whisper White square was 7cm by 7cm
and the Basic Black was 7.4 by 7.4cm.
Maincard was 14.8cm by 21cm scored at 10.5cm
The Basic Black was 14.4cm by10.1cm.
The DSP was 14cm by 9.7cm
 Now here is the inside
For my next card I chose a shaker card 
using Bright colours.
Handy Hint - I used a bit more of the Foam Adhesive strips by adding some behind the balloons and under the banner as well. This stops the card from sagging and keeps the sprinkles all over the card - not just at the bottom. 
Also never start the foam adhesive strips at the bottom - start up the side and then down and around to the other side - stops them falling down!

and for my third card I chose softer colours of 
Sweet Sugarplum cardstock for the main card (love this colour) with Very Vanilla as the top layer!
The three layers were main card - 14.8cm by 21cm
Pool Party was 14.4cm by 10.1cm and
Very Vanilla was 14cm by 9.7cm
The balloons both on the front and inside were 
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Pool Party
and Sweet Sugarplum. 
Now for the inside I used Very Vanilla -
measured as 21cm by 13.7cm. Marked the halfway with a
pencil line softly drawn to ensure I centred the thinlit die and of course used the Magnetic platform with the Big Shot.
The Pool Party strips on each side were1cm by 13.8cm from the Subtles Designer Series Paperstack (another sad departure).


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy
all the great ideas for your cardmaking.


Now it is onto Cathy Pinchbeck
 and I can't wait to see
what she has used


Sunday, 2 April 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 54 - A Surprise!


Hello and welcome to another INKspired blog hop.
You may have landed here 
or hopped across from the delightful Allison and
I always look forward to what she makes
Teneale Williams gives us a sketch each fortnight
that we all make our card too
and here is the sketch below
Now I had to say it is a surprise 
as my sister, Julie has a birthday 
next week and I didn't want her to know yet....
She loves frogs so the frog from the hostess set
Love You Lots was the one to use!
 I used Mint Macaron as the base card and a strip of So saffron that had the stripes from Playful Backgrounds
stamped in Versamark over it.
I then stamped the fern from 
Butterfly Basics in Mint Macaron and stamped 
off a few times to get the variation I wanted.
The Birthday stamp came from Birthday Blooms(love this set).

I then stamped the frog over the top in Mint Macaron
and had him peaking out as well from the
side and from the bottom.
A very simple but cute card (if you love frogs).

Thank you for stopping by.
Do take the time to hop around and
see all the cards
Now it is onto Barb and I love what she
makes each time!


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Love You Lots stampset,Butterfly Basics stampset,Playful Backgrounds stampset, Birthday Blooms stampset

Cardstock & DSP:   Mint Macaron cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Ink:  Archival Basic Black ink, Mint Macaron ink, Versamark

Other odds and ends required: Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer, Sponges




Sunday, 19 March 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 53 - Mediterranean Moments


Hello and welcome you may have landed here straight away or
 hopped across from the delightful
and I can't wait to see what she has made.
Teneale Williams gives us a
sketch every fortnight that we use to make our card
Cherry Cobbler is my base card and then added a piece of Crumb cake to the top.
I sponged around the Crumb cake with crumb cake ink and Soft Suede ink to give added depth. I then used some stamps from Timeless Texture stampset to stamp around the edge in Crumb cake ink.

Cut a strip of Cherry Cobbler and a smaller strip of Crumb Cake. Then stamped the words from Balloon Adventures - Happy Birthday.


Loved the cat from the Mediterranean Moments - stamped with Archival Basic Black onto Shimmery White cardstock. Then used the lovely Watercolour Pencils to colour in with as well as a Blender pen.
Cut out and used Cherry Cobbler scalloped circle behind the Shimmery White.

Rhinestones applied and the card was 
completed.


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

Thank you
for stopping - we appreciate you 
popping in.

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Mediterranean Moments stampset,Balloon Adventures stampset,Timeless Textures stampset

Cardstock & DSP:   Cherry Cobblercardstock, Crumb cake cardstock, Shimmery White cardstock

Ink:  Archival Basic Black ink, Crumb cake ink, Soft Suede ink

Other odds and ends required: Stampin' UP Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting machine, Stampin' Trimmer, Dimensionals, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Jewels Basic Rhinestones,Sponges



Sunday, 5 March 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 52 - Dragonfly Dreams


Hello and welcome everyone to our 
INKspired blog hop.
You may have hopped across from the delightful
Allison and I am always keen to see what she has made for us.. 
It is so much fun to see
everyone's creations

Now below is the sketch that
Teneale Williams has given us this fortnight
to use
 With so many gorgeous items in the Occasions catalogue
it was a hard decision on what to use......
but Dragonfly Dreams won out - love Dragonflies and we have so  many around this year.
My friend Roseanne (lives just outside Casino, NSW) took a great picture and I have her permission
to add it to my blog post tonight. She is an
amazing photographer and I feel privileged to share
this photograph with everyone.
Top shot Roseanne!
Now for my card I started with Early Espresso cardstock for main card.

A piece of crumbcake cardstock that I used the Petal Burst embossing folder on then sponged the edge with Early Espresso ink.
Then stamped the dots from the Timeless Textures stampset in crumbcake ink onto it.
I also stamped the dots on the Very Vanilla square in crumb cake ink. The words from the Dragonfly Dreams were stamped in Early Espresso ink.

Attached some Gold Metallic thread under my dragonfly 
and my card was done!

Thank you for stopping by.
Now it is onto the wonderful
Barbara and I can't wait to see what she has made




List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Dragonfly Dreams stampset, Timeless Textures stampset

Cardstock & DSP: Crumb Cake cardstock, Early Espresso cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock

Ink: Early Espresso ink, Crumb cake ink

Other odds and ends required: Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting machine, Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Petal Burst embossing folder, Gold Metallic thread,Sponges




ESAD 2017 Last Chance SAB Blog Hop -



Welcome everyone 
to the ESAD 2017 Last Chance Sale-a-Bration Blog hop.
You may have hopped across from 
the delightful Cheryl Algie
At the end is an information box that explains what ESAD is 
Love the Sale-A-Bration products this year
and I chose the Tasty Trucks stampset
Used the wonderful 2016-18 In Colors of
Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo
I stamped the truck in Archival basic Black

 Used a strip of the 2016 - 18 In color DSP in Peekaboo Peach


I used a separate piece of Peekaboo Peach embossed
with the falling Petals EF folder 

The Falling Petals look like love hearts - love this folder


Then finished with a card and small clear 
box of treats to go with the card
Thank you for stopping by


Now it is onto my friend
the talented Barbara Williams 
and I can't wait to see
what she has made



If you get lost there is a list below of everyone on the 
blog hop. Please enjoy all our creativity.

Blog Hop Participants






List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Sale-A-Bration Tasty Trucks stampset

Cardstock & DSP:  Peekaboo Peach cardstock, Shimmery White cardstock, Flirty Flamingo cardstock 

Ink: Archival Basic Black, 2016-2018 In Color Write markers, Brights Write Markers, Peekaboo Peach ink

Other odds and ends required: Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting machine, Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue,Flirty Flamingo Ruched ribbon, Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing folder,sponges, Blender pens






Sunday, 19 February 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 51 -



Hello and welcome to my blog.You may have arrived from the delightful Allison 
and I can't wait to see what she has made...
Every fortnight Teneale Williams gives us a sketch that
we use and here is the one we are using
tonight
For my card tonight I started with Crumbcake as the base and used a strip of Dapper Denim that I embossed using the Petal Burst textured Impressions embossing folder
I wanted to use all the 2016-18 In Colors but the Emerald Envy seemed a bit over powering for the flowers.
So I settled on using the softer Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.
I forgot to go back and look at the sketch until
I had finished my card and then I realised
I had forgotten to add a sentiment.....No room now for a
sentiment. Oh well next time I will check the sketch..again  
 I used the versamark and stamped the little bunch of flowers from the stampset onto the
crumbcake so it didn't look so empty!
Added the Pearls and I was finished.

Thank you for stopping by
Now it is onto the amazing Barbara

If you would like to order any of the products I have used
or ask me a question 
on my card you 
can contact me on
mareescards@gmail.com

Until next time
Bye for now
Maree
xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Botanical Blooms stampset, Botanical Builder Framelits

Cardstock & DSP: Crumb Cake cardstock, Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Dapper Denim cardstock, Peekaboo Peach cardstock, Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Basic Black cardstock 

Ink: Versamark

Other odds and ends required: Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting machine, Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pearl Basic Jewels


Sunday, 5 February 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 50 - WOW!



Well hello and welcome to our INKspired blog hop and it is number 50! You may have popped across from the delightful Allison
and I can't wait to see what she has made..
Teneale Williams gives us a sketch that we use each fortnight and below is the one we are working with tonight.
I had a few card ideas going through my head .....
I have a friend's birthday coming up this week so 
decided a birthday card was in order.
I chose the lovely Flirty Flamingo for the base card and sponged Versamark around the edge. I then used a piece of Flirty Flamingo from the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.
I cut a piece of Whisper White smaller than the DSP
and used the large flower from the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

The words were from the Dragonfly Dreams stampset
I then did some gentle sponging over the whisper white using Flirty Flamingo ink.


Love the beautiful DSP coming up from under the flower.

Thank you for stopping by 
tonight and
now it is onto the gorgeous Barbara
and I always love what she makes 



Bye for now.
If you would like any further details 
regarding how to make my card
just drop me a line at
mareescards@gmail.com

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Dragonfly Dreams stampset, Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Cardstock & DSP: Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 2016 - 2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack 

Ink: Archival Basic Black, Versamark, Flirty Flamingo ink


Other odds and ends required: Snail Adhesive, Sponges, Stampin' Trimmer