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


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