Sunday, 11 December 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 47 -


Hi and welcome to our 47th hop. 

You may have landed here or hopped across from the delightful 
Allison McLeod and I can't wait to see
what she has made this fortnight
These hops occur fortnightly and Teneale gives us a sketch 
that we all work with.
Now here is the sketch for this fortnight
I wasn't quite sure what to make with this sketch

I decided to use the Fancy Frost Speciality DSP. I sponged a circle over the DSP using Dapper Denim.

I then cut the circle from one of the Delicate White Doilies and sponged it in place which gave a deeper blue to the area. Guess what I cut two doilies instead of one - sometimes hard to pull apart!!!
Then I stamped the Birthday Blooms rose and coloured it in using a Blender pen and Dapper Denim ink. Used a mixture of greens for the leaves including Old Olive. 
I then cut the rose and left only the main flower and leaves
to stick on my card!
I was a bit naughty as I didn't add a sentiment....

Thank you for joining us tonight.
Please take the time to hop around all the blogs.
Now it is onto the gorgeous

Barbara Williams and I can't wait to see what she has made





Bye for now
If you would like any products that
I have used for my card
contact me at


mareescards@gmail.com

List Of Products:

Stamps:Birthday Blooms Stampset


Cardstock & DSP:Dapper Denim cardstock, Fancy Frost Speciality DSP, Whisper White cardstock


Ink:Archival Basic Black, Brights Stampin' Write Markers, In Color 2016-2018 Stampin' Write Markers


Other odds and ends required:Snail Adhesive, Sponges,Blender Pen,Delicate White Doilies


ESAD 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek Blog Hop -


Hello and welcome to the ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue 
and Sale-a-Bration sneak peek. What a mouthful to say but this is such an exciting time for us 
and our customers - we all love January till March as you get free product when you spend $90.00 in Australia).
You may have hopped across from
Cheryl Algie and I can't wait to see
what she has made.

I went with the beautiful stampset High Tide which I am loving. Made a main card first then made a few tags.

Such a great set to work with. Applied a tag to one of
our clear tiny treat boxes that are
in the main catalogue.
 Used the burlap ribbon for the tags


Hope you enjoyed my sneak peek.



Thank you for joing us on this hop tonight
now it is on to 
Rebekah Crisp






Sunday, 27 November 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 46 -


Welcome to another INKspired sketch blog hop.

You may have landed here or hopped across from the delightful Narelle Macey and I can't wait to see
what she has made for us
These hops occur fortnightly and Teneale gives us a sketch 
that we all work with.
I was tempted to use one of the new sets but realised that I had a stamp set 
that had not seen much inking....
It is of course the lovely Vertical Greeting set and I do love 
having vertical sayings. This is a great set to use the markers on.  I  used the beautiful Flirty Flamingo for the main card.
I then used a strip of the  Flirty Flamingo on the edge In Color DSP 2016-2018  (love these new In Colors).

I used a mixture of Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo on the flowers with some
Wink of Stella clear on the flowers




Thank you for joining us tonight.

Now it is onto Louise Sharp


Bye for now
If you would like any products that
I have used for my card
contact me at
mareescards@gmail.com


List Of Products:

Stamps:
Vertical Greeting Stampset

Cardstock & DSP:
Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, In Color 2016-2018 DSP 

Ink:
Archival Basic Gray, Brights Stampin' Write Markers, Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers, In Color 2016-2018 Stampin' Write Markers

Other odds and ends required:
Snail Adhesive, Wink of Stella clear







Sunday, 13 November 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 45 -


Welcome to our INKspired blog hop - still recovering from a great OnStage Live event in Brisbane 
(I will put up some pics later in week as only got home
last night - been visiting!) 
Please take a moment to enjoy all the creations that have been made.
You may have hopped across from the delightful
Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made.
Every two weeks Teneale Williams gives us a sketch that we all have to use. 
 I had to use the Merry Mice Stampset - they are so cute.

Started with Dapper Denim as the main cardstock and then applied the Very Vanilla cardstock and roughed the edges of the top layer with my fingernail. Cut out Merry from the Dapper Denim. Stamped the mouse in Archival Basic Gray as mice are a gray colour and then coloured in using the Neutrals and Brights markers with the Blender pen.

Adhered some Basic Pearl Jewels to the card. I  cut the top layer of Very Vanilla into  two pieces before roughing the edges.



Thank you for stopping by

Now it is onto Artisan Louise Sharp.
Congratulations Lou on being chosen as one of the
Artisans for the 2017 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team - what an honour!



Maree
XX

List Of Products:

Stamps:
Merry Mice Stampset

Cardstock & DSP:
Dapper Denim cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock 

Ink:
Archival Basic Gray, Brights Stampin' Write Markers, Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers 

Other odds and ends required:
Snail Adhesive, Pearl Basic Jewels, Snail Adhesive, Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies,







Sunday, 30 October 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 44 -


Hi and welcome to our INKspired blog hop.
You may have arrived directly here or 
come across from the delightful
Allison who creates such cute cards.
Now here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight
I had an idea but I had to change the oval from
 laying across the card.....
The base card and layer was Flirty Flamingo.
The layer was embossed 
with Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing folder and then sponged around the edge
with Flirty Flamingo ink.

I stamped the oval with flowers from the
Number of Years Stampset (love that set).
Placed the lovely Flirty Flamingo Ruched 
ribbon across the card and then another 
piece over the top and two pearls beside
the oval.

Thank you for stopping by
Now it is onto 
Louise to see what lovely creation 
she has made.


Maree
xx

List Of Products:

Stamps:
Number of Years stampset

Cardstock & DSP:
Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock 

Ink:
Flirty Flamingo Ink, Pear Pizzazz ink, Sweet Sugarplum ink, Peekaboo Peach ink

Other odds and ends required:
Snail Adhesive, Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing folder, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges, Pearl Basic Jewels, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Oval Collection Framelits die 

Monday, 24 October 2016

Global Design Project 058 | Sketch Challenge

I needed some male birthday cards 
 and was deciding what to make
when I saw the Global Design Project challenge
 for this week.
I then used the sketch from #GDP058 
designed by Teneale Williams
for my card.

Don't forget to check out all the other amazing creations at the Global Design Project page.

So here is my birthday card

Used Crumbcake as the base with one of the DSP from 
Candy Cane Lane (love this DSP).Then used the stampset - Guy Greetings for the car which is stamped 
in Early Espresso ink and the words are from the same set - so versatile for a male card.


Thank you for stopping by

Maree




List Of Products:

Stamps:
Guy Greetings stampset

Cardstock & DSP:
Very Vanilla cardstock, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Crumbcake cardstock

Ink:
Real Red Ink, Early Espresso ink

Other odds and ends required:
Snail Adhesive




Saturday, 22 October 2016

SUO Challenge #159 – Holiday Papers!


Hello everyone
SUO Challenge #159 is all about Holiday papers
and we have some gorgeous ones to choose from.
Don't forget to click on the link above to see all the lovely
cards everyone has made - great ideas!
Now what to use?
decisions decisions.....
I finally decided on one of my favourites -
Candy Cane Lane DSP
Wanted to keep it simple
so used Very Vanilla as the base card with an overlay of Very Vanilla
that had been embossed with the
Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.
I cut my DSP with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.
Then I had to cut a bow out of the gorgeous Red Glimmer Paper.

Stamped the Happy Christmas in Real Red ink.
These words are from the
Greetings from Santa stampset.

This is an easy christmas card 
that you could make multiples of.
Have fun stamping & making cards

Thank you for stopping by.
Maree
xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps:
Greetings from Santa  stampset

Cardstock & DSP:
Very Vanilla cardstock, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Glimmer Paper - Red

Ink:
Real Red Ink

Other odds and ends required:
Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive,Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Sunday, 16 October 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 43 -

Hello and welcome 
to our INKspired hop.
You may have come across from Allison - can't wait to see
her lovely creation this fortnight
or you may have started here but please do take 
the time to hop
around and see all the beautiful cards
that everyone has made
Now here is the sketch that Teneale has
given us this fortnight

I wanted to use the 
Circle of Spring stampset and cut the
flowers out with the Wonderful Wreath
Framelits. Placed some Real Red Metallic thread behind 
the wreath.
I sponged the crumbcake cardstock with
crumbcake ink and used the Softly Falling Textured
embossing folder.
Used the Banner Framelits with Very Vanilla cardstock to create the banner.



Thank you
for taking the time to stop by.

Now it is onto
Louise to see her creation



Bye for now
Maree
xxx


List Of Products:
Stamps:
Circle of Spring  stampset

Cardstock:
Crumbcake cardstock,  Very Vanilla cardstock

Ink:
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, Crumbcake Ink, Brights Stampin' Write Markers

Other odds and ends required:
 Stamping Sponges, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Banners Framelits, Real Red thread from the Metallic Thread Combo Pack, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder, Blender Pens









Saturday, 8 October 2016

SUO Challenge #158 – Thanks and Thanksgiving


It's the weekend and I just have time to finish 
off my card that I started for the  
SUO (Stampin' Up! Only)  Challenge.
I am especially thankful for spring
in Australia.
All our bulbs are blooming but hoping for a bit more sunshine instead of the rain and sleet
we have had.
The first part of the challenge was for a 
thanksgiving card or decoration but we could make a card or other project that expresses, "Thanks".
So I am going for a card
that expresses thanks.
This first card is Very Vanilla layered onto Crumbcake 
with Real Red Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder using 
a medallion from
Frosted Medallions stampset and the word 
thanks is from
Sunburst Sayings stampset
Sponged around the Very Vanilla cardstock with 
Real Red ink.
Then I decided to do another card 
 using Crumbcake cardstock only.




Thanks for stopping by
Maree.



List Of Products:
Stamps:
Frosted Medallions stampset, Sunburst Sayings stampset

Cardstock:
Crumbcake cardstock,  Very Vanilla cardstock

Ink:
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, Versamark, Real Red ink

Other odds and ends required:
Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Real Red Glitter Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stamping Sponges,



Monday, 3 October 2016

Global Design Project #55 | Theme Challenge

I was making a card for a friend this long weekend
and nearly forgot to upload to the 
as the theme is
My friend doesn't know this card is coming
so it is indeed a RAK.
Now here is my card - it has been a weekend for colouring in (when time has permitted..)
 Loved using the Timeless Love stampset that 
has great words and such lovely flowers
I don't use alot of Pacific Point cardstock
but it worked well with this card
and the Brights DSP.
Tips:
1. Made a standard card and then sliced a couple of cm's off the front which allowed the flower DSP to be shown.
2. Stamped some spots from the Gorgeous Grunge stampset in Versamark onto the front of the card.
3. Before I stamped the words and flower onto the Very Vanilla cardstock I placed the size of the circle framelit that I wanted to cut it with over the top - to see if it fitted in.

Thanks for stopping by

Maree
xx

List Of Products:
Stamps:
Timeless Love stampset, Gorgeous Grunge stampset

Cardstock:
Pacific Point cardstock,  Very Vanilla cardstock

Ink:
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, Brights Stampin' Write markers

Other odds and ends required:
Blender Pen, Layering Circles Framelits, Brights DSP