Sunday, 22 October 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds & 3D projects hop -



Thank you for hopping across to my blog. You may have come across from the delightful Cathy Pinchbeck and I can't wait to see what she has made. If you get lost or want to see who is hopping today - just check at the end of my blog for the list of participants. 
Grab a cuppa or as it is now after 6pm a beverage some cheese n bikkies -relax and enjoy the show, don't forget to leave some words of support!
A 3D project - it was. 
I had some 2018 calendars  that I had bought at  a craft fair back in August so I started with them. Had to use the gorgeous Foil Snowflakes on page 37 for my stands.

For the Soft Suede I used the old olive white dots paper from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper on page 12.
I made the little box on front a little wider so that I could add the pen withthe post it notes - Love how it turned out.
This is the Lemon lime twist combination with the smaller box and the pen is clipped to the side. 

I think I prefer the wider box - what do you think?


Now it is onto Josie Dean and I can't wait to see if it is 3D or a Fancy Fold? There is a list at the end of each blog so that you can see where to go. We love if you leave us some words of support.




Thank you
for stopping by on another wonderful 
ESAD Blog Hop
 and a big thank you to Lou who organises us and the hop each time.
Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx


Blog Hop Participants:
14. Sue Vine
19. Maree McIntosh – You are Here

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Select Stampin' Up! card making essentials 15% off but only till 10th October 2017

Hope you had a great cardmaking day on saturday.

World Card Making Day

Click here and go straight to my online site to see all the select products that are reduced in price (15% off) BUT be quick as it  ends on 10th October.
I am stocking up on the Very Vanilla and Whisper White notecards - what a bargain.
Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!
To get your free refills, add Fast Fuse Adhesive to your order (item 129026); two Fast Fust Adhesive Refills will automatically be added to your order and the listed price for the refills will show as $0.00.
Some people have trouble using it but I will show you how to use it correctly - the technique is different than what you do when using snail adhesive!
If you order through my online store please use the following code:
VZEVUQYE
and a card and gift will be sent to you at the end of the month.

Happy stamping and making cards
Maree
xxx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 65 -


Hi and welcome to the INKspired blog hop this sunday night. The weather is changing here in the Snowy Mountains. It is starting to warm up and spring is here as you can see by my daffodil pics below. The tulips have been a little slow but the snow has been amazing. We went up again to Perisher and Guthega just to see it all and found a wombat out eating the grass!!





Now onto the card.
You may have popped across from Allison's blog and I can't wait to see what she has created.
Teneale has given us the following sketch for this hop which I love and may use it for a few different cards

Fresh Fig is the base card with the DSP on top. The corners were rounded using the Envelope Punch Board. For the flower started with the larger stamp and used Melon Mambo. Then stamped  Tangerine Tango on top. I then reinked the first large flower  in Melon Mambo and  twisted it slightly before stamping down. This gives the flower a fuller look to it. Used Soft Suede for the centre stamped off once. The dots were stamped with soft Suede. Leaf was stamped in Pear Pizzazz.




Thank you for stopping by and now it is onto Barb and I always look forward to seeing what she has made



Have a great time stampin'
until next time

Maree
My frilled Tulips just starting to open.

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Painted Harvest stampset 
Cardstock & DSP:   Fresh Fig cardstock,Whisper White cardstock, Fresh Floral DSP Stack

Ink:   Melon Mambo ink, Tangerine Tango ink, Soft Suede ink, Pear Pizzazz ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Envelope Punch Board

Sunday, 17 September 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 64 -


Welcome to our blog hop this sunday night. What a weekend we have had snow,sleet and sago (small hail) all day saturday and barely got to 5 degrees C and today it has been a beautiful sunny day topping 18 degrees C.
You may have hopped across from Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made to share with us all.

Teneale has given us the following sketch for tonight which did confuse me at first as to how many layers it was.

Well started with crumbcake and sponged the edge. Then added a layer of Berry Burst (love these new In Colors)- sponged again - my friend Vicki will love that!
Kept cutting the Powder Pink down until I was happy with the size. Added some adhesive to stick them together and put them through the Softly Falling embossing folder.
 Sponged around the edges of the Powder Pink with Berry Burst. Tied the linen thread in a bow and the adhered to the Berry Burst. Attached the ribbon to the card.

 Love the words from the Layering Love so added to the oval with Archival Basic Black ink and stamped some flowers from
the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stampset. More  sponging around the oval using Berry Burst ink.
Here below are the two stampsets that I used for this card.




Thanks for stopping by and now it is onto the 
lovely Barb and I can't wait to see what she has made.



Have a great time stampin'
until next time

Maree

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous stampset, Layering Love stampset 

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

Ink:   Archival Basic Black ink, Berry Burst ink, Crumbcake ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,Softly Falling Embossing folder, Stampin' Sponges, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Berry Burst Finely Woven ribbon


Sunday, 3 September 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop -




Thank you for joining us on this ESAD hop of the new
Holiday Cattie - we are all so excited.
New products -WOW!
You may have started with me or you may have hopped across from the delightful Cheryl Algie
I love the kits that Stampin' Up! give us to use. I had to use the new Watercolor Christmas Project Kit and the Watercolor Christmas stampset that goes with it. Such beautiful bold words for the card fronts! 
 You make up five of each of these four cards with the kit.
It was so easy to make these cards up. I changed
the cards up as you can see below. Added some real red behind the trees and added it to the emerald envy striped card. I stamped the words on the second card straight into the wreath circle and glued some of the gold mini sequins around and inside the wreath.

You could change these cards and use your own cardstock to make more cards from the kit than the twenty.



Tips for making the Cards
1. Stamp all the sayings at once.
2. Make sure your Archival Basic Black is well inked.
3. I added a dab from the Fine-tip glue pen to the end of the gold mini sequin trim (stops the sequins from falling off).
4. When handling the mini sequins use a pair of tweezers - makes picking them up and putting them in place so much easier.


Now it is onto Kristel Rimmer  and I can't wait to see what she has made.
If you get lost there is a list at the end of each blog so that you can see where to go. We would love you to leave a comment.



Thank you for stopping by on this wonderful
ESAD Blog Hop.
until next time
 happy stamping.

Blog Hop Participant List
25. Liv Ingle

Sunday, 20 August 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 63 -



Hi and welcome - thanks for stopping by. You may have popped across from the delightful Allison and I always love what she makes. Don't forget to pop around to all the sites and leave us a comment - we love when you do that!

Teneale Williams gives us a sketch each fortnight that we use.
Here is the one for this sunday night



No story for making the card as I have had computer issues, my apologies but you can see from the list of products what I have used




Thanks for stopping by and now it is onto 
Barb and I can't wait to see what she has made


Have a great time stampin'
until next time

Maree

List Of Products:


Stamps and Dies:  Guy Greetings stampset 

Cardstock & DSP:   Soft Suede cardstock, Pear Pizzaz cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock

Ink:   Soft Suede ink, Pear Pizzaz ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Sparkle Embossing folder, Layering Circles Framelits Dies


Sunday, 6 August 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 62 -


Hi and welcome to our #INK062 hop.
You may have hopped across from the delightful Allison so welcome, grab a seat, relax and enjoy our hop.

Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight. I have to say I really struggled with this sketch and did a few cards but could not get the right feel for it.
Commenced with Pool Party as the main card. Attached another piece of Pool Party that was stamped with the Marbled stamp using Pool Party ink on top.

Backed a small piece of Whisper White with Pool Party cardstock attached the Lace Trim and cut a daisy in half that had been stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink. There were two daisies stuck together. A small piece of Pool Party over the bottom edge of the daisy and Linen thread wound around twice and then tied in a bow.


Thanks for stopping by.
Now it is onto Barb and I can't wait to see what she has made for this hop as her creations are always beautiful. 


At the bottom of my page is a list of participants for tonight

Have a great time stampin'
until next time

Maree


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Daisy Delight stampset, Marbled stamp 

Cardstock & DSP:   Pool Party cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Ink:   Flirty Flamingo ink, Pool Party ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive, Daisy punch, Very Vanilla Lace Trim,Linen Thread

Renee Lynch Allison McLeod Maree McIntosh Barbara Williams Teneale Williams

Monday, 31 July 2017

WWC129 Libby's " All About Christmas" Challenge - Sheltering Tree

Welcome to a christmas challenge. I love using different stamp sets for a christmas card instead of the traditional.
Also love using non traditional colours.

Started with using the Sheltering Tree stampset with Wisteria Wonder and Rich Razzleberry for the leaves and stamped off a few times to get the different colour tones. Early Espresso was used for the tree branches and one of the trees at the back I double stamped to get two layers of branches close together.

Rich Razzleberry cardstock was used for the card base. The Merry Christmas stamp is from the Star of Light set and Early Espresso was used to blend with the trees.
I could link in to the WWC129 All about Christmas Challenge
So don't forget to hop over and see all the other wonderful christmas cards that have been made for this
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by
Have a great time stampin'
until next time

Maree