Sunday, 13 June 2021

INKspired sketch Challenge 139 -

Hi and welcome to another INKspired sunday night challenge. You may have hopped across from my friend Katrina Healy and I can't wait to see what she has made.

With this sketch I started with the new In Colour - Polished Pink and the Designer Series Paper to match.

I used a piece of Polish Pink and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and attached the DSP over it at s slant and then tied linen thread around them.

Used the Layering Circles die and stamped it with a stamp from Hand-Penned stampset on page 105. The happy birthday came from the Sweet as a Peach stampset. The scallop die came from the Penned Flowers Dies on page 159.

Thank you for stopping by.
 now it is onto the lovely Narelle Macey & I can't wait to see what she has made for tonight.

Until next time
Happy stamping, stay safe and 
be kind to one another.

Maree xxx

Sunday, 25 April 2021

ESAD Farewell to the Annual 2020-2021 Catalogue

Hello and welcome everyone to the ESAD farewell to the anual is always so sad to see much loved stampsets go. ESAD is a group just for Australian & New Zealand  SU demonstrators who give support to one another. More important today as we share ANZAC day with our kiwi neighbours across the ditch. Just a bit of history -  ANZAC is an acronym for Australian and New Zealand  Army Corps which was a grouping of several divisions created in the Great War of 1914-18. On the 25th April 1915 the ANZACS were part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. Each year we remember all our fallen service men & women from all wars.

Now you may have hopped across from Denise Buetler and I can't wait to see what she has used. Now tonight I had a hard time deciding so I chose my favourite first - Beautiful Friendship on page 115.

This stampset will be kept as it is so versatile and I love making quick easy cards with it. Also in the top left hand corner is the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots that are retiring as well.
My next card is using Waterfront on page 129.

It is a great stampset for beginners to use as they can make a card so quickly.

Now I do love making cards with scenes and leaving them blank for words until I need them.

This stampset used on the card above is called Snowfront which is on page 58 of the catalogue. I have also used the embossing folder Subtle 3D on the Highland Heather layer which is also retiring...sigh.

Thank you for joining us tonight and now please hop across to Rochelle Blok and I can't wait to see her creation.

Participant List

1.      Sue Vine
2.      Rochelle Laird- Smith
3.      Narelle Sim
4.      Nicole Wilson
5.      Narelle Fasulo
6.      Monique Fielder
7.      Lou Kitzelman
8.      Cathy Pinchbeck
9.      Sharni Haines
10.     Cheryl Algie
11.     Jackie Aitken
12.     Tracy Held
13.     Tanya Rees
14.     Denise Buetler
15.     Maree McIntosh
16.     Rochelle Blok
17.     Mandy Depiazzi

Sunday, 21 March 2021

INKspired Sketch Challenge 134 -


Well hello everyone and welcome to another sunday blog hop. You may have hopped across from  Katrina Healy and I can't wait to see what she has made.

We have a great sketch that Teneale has given us below which I should look at more often - my card seems different  but the concept is there and blame it on the weather we have had - IT issues. 

Well I have strawberries trying to ripen in my garden but the weather has not been the best for that! I decided to use the great Sweet Strawberry Bundle on page 44 on the Mini Catalogue.

I decided to start with Poppy Parade as my main card and ran another piece of Poppy Parade using the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder as I love the texture.

Used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies where I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the leaves and flowers over it in Granny Apple Green ink.
Stamped strawberries in Memento ink and Poppy Parade ink and leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and punched them out. The words came from the same stampset.

Thank you for popping in to look at out cards and please do hop around and check everyone's out. Now I am waiting to see what 
 Allison McLeod has made for us tonight.

Until next time
Happy stamping, stay safe and 
be kind to one another.

Maree xxx

Sunday, 7 March 2021

True Love INKspired Showcase challenge 133 -

Hi and welcome to our sunday night hop tonight is a showcase challenge. You may have come 

across from Katrina Healy and I can't wait to see what she has made.

Well I love flowers and I love colouring with my Stampin' Blends so it was which flowers do I choose.

Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green were my Stampin' Blends Colours. This is great dsp to grab a pack of to make heaps of cards with.

Chose Melon Mambo cardstock as my base. Added a layer of Basic Black that had been embossed using the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder.

Coloured my three flowers with the light and dark Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends. The leaves with both light and dark Granny Apple Green. Fussy cut them from the dsp - Love these flowers to colour in.

Used the Happy Birthday from the Art Gallery Bundle as I love the squiggly cutout (not sure what it's real name is)  from that die set. Popped the Happy Birthday down on the Basic Black and then popped the flowers up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

I did add some pearls to this card but after I had taken the pictures....

Thank you for stopping by and now it is onto Allison McLeod.


Until next time
Happy stamping, stay safe and 
be kind to one another.

Maree xxx

Sunday, 21 February 2021

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 132-


Hello and welcome to our sunday night INKspired blog hop. Allison McLeod is before me tonight and I can't wait to see what she has made.

Teneale has given us a great sketch for tonight.

Well I decided to go with Blackberry Bliss as my main colour on my card - found some cute diagonal strips in the Ice Cream Corner DSP on page 49 of the Mini Catalogue.

A plain piece of Blackberry Bliss and then the diagonal stripes dsp were adhered to my card.

Quick Tip when you  don't have any Heat & Stick powder - just add a strip of Tear & Tape over the join and then the Gilded Leafing embellishment sticks over the tape - a quick and easy way to do it.

Cut my circle from the Stitched Shapes. Stamped the mushrooms from the Snailed It Stamp set with Memento ink and used my Stampin' Blends.
Love sets that have dies with them so I could stamp my snail and cut it out - no fussy cutting needed and then colour in.

Last I added a Happy Birthday from my favourite set called Art Gallery Bundle as they have these cute dies to cut the words out with. I added the Linen Thread to my card with a bow.

Thank you for popping onto our hop tonight and enjoying everyones cards. We would love to see what you do with this sketch.
Now it is onto 
Kozue Smith and I love what she makes.

Sunday, 7 February 2021

INKspired Colour Combo Challenge 131-

Hello and welcome to the INKspired colour combo challenge this sunday night. Teneale has given us some lovely colours to work with. You may have hopped across from Allison McLeod.

For my card tonight I decided to use the Art Gallery Bundle which starts on page 32 of the mini catalogue.

Started with a Whisper White cardbase (I still have some left but will order Basic White soon).
I was looking at the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and it has Pumpkin Pie in it - so I used the plain side as I wanted my flower to shine.

I embossed a piece of vellum with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and placed it over the DSP

Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper - it is so pretty.

Next I stamped the flower using Pumpkin Pie and then Daffodil Delight. I stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green. Stamped the Happy Birthday in Memento ink and cut out using the die in the bundle.

Added three pearls to my card. Just couldn't add the Just Jade to my card - I tried but no luck.

Thank you for visiting and now it is onto Kozue Smith


Until next time
Happy stamping, stay safe and 
be kind to one another.

Maree xxx

Sunday, 24 January 2021

INKspired Sale-a-Bration showcase challenge 130 -

Hello and welcome to another sunday night INKspired blog hop. We are showcasing Sale-a-bration products but what to choose. You may have come across from Allison McLeod and I can't wait to see what she uses. I decided to keep my cards simple and let the designer series paper be the star - Flower & Field Designer Series Paper that is just beautiful on page 10 of SAB catalogue- finishes 28th February this year or while supplies last - so be quick.

I started with a Whisper White base card, then added a layer Of Basic Black cardstock and the gorgeous piece of the DSP with all the flowers. I added the white embossed words from the Prized Peony stampset  from the main catalogue on page 84. Then some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

For my second card I stayed with the same dsp and added the bird from the  SAB Touch of Ink stampset on page 12.

Stamped the bird on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Shapes circle. Placed a scalloped circle behind it of crumbcake. Coloured my bird using Stampin' Blends. Added the words from the stampset and it was done. Simply but effective and you could recreate this easily.

Thank you for stopping by and now it is onto Kozue Smith

Until next time
Happy stamping, stay safe and 
be kind to one another.

Maree xxx