Sunday, 25 June 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 59 -


Hi and welcome to the INKspired hop
You may have hopped across from
the delightful Allison and I always love what she makes
Teneale gives us a sketch each fortnight and here is this one
for this time
I had to use the gorgeous Berry Burst as my card base.
Then a piece of the Fresh Florals DSP in Berry Burst.
 I used the flower,leaf and words from the  Soft Sayings Card Kit stamped the flower in Berry Burst and then sponged it,
The leaf was done in the Lemon LimeTwist ink and coloured with a  blender Pen.

Sponged around the edges with Berry Burst ink.


Thank you for stopping by
Now it is onto Barbara


Until next time 
have a great time making cards
Maree 
xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:   Stamps from Soft Sayings Card Kit

Cardstock & DSP:   Whisper White cardstock, Berry Burst cardstock, Fresh Florals DSP

Ink:  Archival Basic Grey Ink,Berry Burst ink, Lemon Lime Twist ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stamping Sponges, Blender Pens, Snail Adhesive, Basic Black Baker's Twine

Monday, 19 June 2017

Seize the Birthday: One Layer Card Fabulous Flamingo


I needed a challenge and I love following when I can 
Seize the Birthday- always so many gorgeous cards 
to admire.
One layer is always a challenge for me
so I hopped right in and decided the topping was for me!



"One Layer"

I have been playing with the cute Stampin' Up
Fabulous Flamingo (try and say that quickly a few times over...!). 
Everyone loves Flamingos in pinks 
but I pictured him as a variety of blues
instead

 He is so elegant and I had to use the Happy Birthday from the Beautiful You stampset to match him.
Used the lovely blues - Pool Party, Pacific Point and Marina Mist. Then Wild Wasabi for the grass and used second generation for one clump.

Hope you enjoyed my beautiful Flamingo.
Thank you 
for stopping by.


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:   Fabulous Flamingo stampset, Beautiful You stampset

Cardstock & DSP:   Whisper White cardstock

Ink:  Archival Basic Black Ink,Marina Mist ink, Pool Party ink, Pacific Point ink, Wild Wasabi ink

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Stampin' Pierce Mat, 





Sunday, 11 June 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 58 -

Hello and welcome to 
our 58th INKspired hop - a fortnight sure goes fast these days!
It is a long weekend for us in New South Wales (Australia)
 so we 
get to have monday off as well....yah!
You may have arrived from the delightful
Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made -
love what she does each fortnight
Teneale gives us a sketch 
that we use to guide us as we make 
our card ...sometimes we forget to look for awhile...
I forgot about the string & bow

I am loving the Birthday Delivery Bundle on page 69
 - it is fabulous!


 Started with crumb cake as the base with a layer of it embossed with Softly Falling.
Cut a piece of the lovely In Color cardstock 2017-2019 -Berry Burst and then added a piece of Powder Pink (another In Color). I stamped the word in Berry Burst.

Then I fussy cut the cute little girl out.
 Thanks for joining us tonight.

I think Barbara is recovering from
her overseas holiday so she is taking 
a break this fortnight....

Now onto
and I am wondering what set she has used...


Thank you for stopping by
Take care and have fun stamping and making cards
to send to others.

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:   Birthday Delivery stampset

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

Ink:  Crumb cake ink, Berry Burst ink

Other odds and ends required:  Snail Adhesive,  Stampin' Trimmer, , Multipurpose Liquid Glue,Sponges, Stampin'  Dimensionals



Sunday, 28 May 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 57 -

Hi and welcome to our 
INKspired hop on sunday night
You may have come across from the delightful
Allison 
and I always love seeing what she has created
Each fortnight Teneale gives us a sketch
and here it is for this time
Now this is what I made.
Used Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron -
two gorgeous In Colours that are leaving us very soon - sigh.. 
Also the lovely embossing folder - Floral Affection that I have loved using

The words have come from a
lovely set in the new catalogue - stay tuned for more of this set called Birthday Delivery.
Thank you for stopping in.

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

She must have been very busy making cards before she went 
overseas..
Thank you for joining us tonight.


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:   Beautiful You stampset,Birthday Delivery stampset

Cardstock & DSP:   Crumbcake cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Mint Macaron cardstock

Ink:  Mint Macaron ink, Watermelon Wonder ink

Other odds and ends required:  Snail Adhesive,  Stampin' Trimmer, , Multipurpose Liquid Glue,Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Pearl Basic Jewel, Delicate White Doilies, Floral Affection embossing folder


ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop -


Hello and welcome to the ESAD 2017-18 Annual Catalogue blog hop.
You may have hopped across from
Richelle Fletcher and excited to see
what she has made
Now below is an explanation on what ESAD
is all about - please take the time to read it


I wanted to give you a peek at a few things
and one is the gorgeous new designer Series paper called Birthday Memories.
 You can use the framelits - Birthday Friends to help you cut the cute pictures out
 Some you do have to fussy cut out but what great fun that is!
 The fox and Banner are cut with framelits - do love the fox
 These poodles are cut using a framelit
The turtle and bunny are so cute and easy to fussy cut.
There is also a lovely stampset that goes with the DSP
and framelits called Birthday Delivery.


Thank you for stopping by now it is onto


Sunday, 14 May 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 56 -

 Hello and welcome to our hop.
You may have hopped across from the delightful
Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made.
Every fortnight Teneale gives us a sketch that we
all use and here it is for this fortnight
Well I wanted to use another stampset that is leaving us from the
Occasions Catalogue - Birthday Blast stampset.
Started with Blushing Bride cardstock and then added a strip of Blushing Bride DSP. A strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and some white Baker's Twine.
Instead of a wash of Colour I went with using the stamp
as the background in Blushing Bride.
Then I stamped the Happy Birthday from the same stampset
in Melon Mambo. I flicked some spots using Wink of Stella but they have not come up
in the pic....


Thank you for stopping in.
Now it is onto the wonderful Barbara
and I wonder
what gorgeous creation she has made....




List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:   Birthday Blast stampset

Cardstock & DSP:   Blushing Bride cardstock, Subtles DSP, 

Ink:  Melon Mambo ink, Blushing Bride ink

Other odds and ends required:  Snail Adhesive,  Stampin' Trimmer, Wink of Stella - clear, Baker's Twine white, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Sunday, 7 May 2017

ESAD Eastern Palace Blog Hop -


Thank you for joining us on this special hop today. We are all excited to be showing 
the new Eastern Palace Suite that you can purchase during the month of May.
You may have hopped across from the
delightful Peta Stephen and I can't wait to see what she has made.
You will see some amazing ideas on how to 
make gorgeous cards and 3D projects with this beautiful
bundle.

Now below is an info box that explains what ESAD is all about

Now I am using the new Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes that 
come free  with the
Eastern Palace Starter Bundle (147196)
Started cutting up the Designer Series paper  (8.4cm by 12.4cm) and attaching to the front of the cards.


Stamped the words in the gorgeous Lemon Lime Twist and the design 
surrounding the words in Fresh Fig
Used the Eastern Gold Vinyl stickers on the cards - easy to apply


These cards are quick and easy to make
once you have everything stamped and cut out.
It was easy to cut out the shape around the words with
my scissors.
You can also use the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.

Thank you for stopping by

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



Blog Hop Participants:
8. Maree McIntosh – You are Here



Thank you for stopping by and please take the time to hop around all
the blogs.
If you would like to purchase one of
these new bundles during May
before the new Catalogue goes live
just click here
and you will be able to go straight to them.
Eastern Palace Starter Bundle - 147196 

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle - 147209

Sunday, 30 April 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 55 -


Hi and welcome to our blog hop.
Saying farewell to some retiring products - Mint Macaron
ink
and a lovely stampset from the 
Occasions catalogue - Oh So Succulent
You may see more of these two before the month of May ends....
Now you may have hopped across from Allison
and I can't wait to see what she has made to share with us all 
tonight.
Now onto the sketch Teneale has given us this fortnight...

Well I started with maincard of Peekaboo Peach
and placed Whisper White on top.
I then inked some succulents in Peekaboo Peach - to have 
them just peeking out.....

Attached the strip of DSP to the Peekaboo Peach
and stamped the words onto the Whisper White
together with some Mint Macaron succulents
at each end.
Some Pearls to complete it - trying to keep 
lots of white space.


Thank you for stopping in

Now it is onto Barbara
and I can't wait to see
what she has made...
Will she be using something new OR
something that is retiring...
can't wait


List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Oh So Succulent stampset

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

Ink:  Archival Basic Black ink, Peekaboo Peach  ink, Mint Macaron ink

Other odds and ends required:  Snail Adhesive,  Stampin' Trimmer, Jewels Basic Pearls


Once again
thanks for popping in!

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