Sunday, 19 August 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 84 -



Hi and welcome to this sunday night INKspired blog hop that features the sketch below that Teneale has given us.
You may have hopped across from Narelle and I can't wait to see what she has made for this hop.
As I am typing this it is snowing here at home on this very cold sunday afternoon. Now onto my card!
I am loving the Designer Series paper (DSP) in the main catalogue so decided to make a card with the packs. I used the Subtles and Garden Impressions DSP (this is the Garden Impressions pack below) 
Garden Impressions 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
Started with Whisper White as my base card. Then added a piece from the Subtles pack and wrapped the Silver Baker's twine around it and finished with a bow.

The Subtles piece with the dots is the back of the stripe piece and popped it up on Dimensionals. 
Subtles 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
Cut a stripe of Whisper White that I stamped Happy Birthday onto ( this stamp is from Perennial Birthday set) in Memento ink.
Cut a circle from Berry Burst cardstock then cut out flowers and leaf stem from the Garden Impressions pack and popped them onto the circle.


Thank you for stopping by


Now it is onto Allison and you will love what she has made



Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx

ESAD Colour Your Season Blog hop -


Now welcome to my blog you may have hopped across from the delightful  Leonie and I can't wait to see her creation.
Now you are thinking what is ESAD? It stands for Extra Special Australiasian Demonstrators and at the end of my blog is a more detailed explanation - please take the time to have a read.
We are showcasing the amazing Color Your Season Bundle  set and the gorgeous Watercolor pencils. 
They are time limited which means only for the month of August or until supplies last - so give me a call if you need them.

Blended Seasons Clear-Mount Bundle
The clear bundle is $113.00 Product Code Number is 149894
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
 10 pencils in Stampin' Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy
Price$21.75 - 149014
Just click on the link here to see them

 Well I used the beautiful leaves and coloured them using the watercolor pencils of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry & Granny Apple Green and mixed the colour with a Blender pen.
 Used Whisper White and Old Olive for the cardstock.
Then cut the beautiful bow and leaves from Old Olive with the lovely framelits.
 Lastly a picture of the snow we have had today and continue to have.

If you get lost on the hop there is a list of names below that you can click on and get back on track.


Thank you for stopping by
Now it is onto Denise and you will love what she has done.







Let me know if you would like to order just click here to go to my store.

You can use my online store to order and if you use the host code below  you will receive a gift from me. 

MHV64PD7

Also for every $90.00 you spend in August before postage you receive a $9.00 coupon via email that you could spend in September. When you receive your coupon keep it in a safe place as we can't replace it.

Blog hop participant list:
12. Maree McIntosh – You are here


Sunday, 5 August 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 83 -


Hi and welcome to another INKspired sketch hop this sunday night. 
You may have hopped across from the lovely Narelle and she loves doing layers on her cards.
Now each fortnight Teneale gives us a sketch that we use to make our card with.

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Well I started with Lemon Lime Twist as my base card with another layer on top. Then a strip of Basic Black embossed with Layered Leaves and wrapped with linen thread. 

I then stamped the dandelion from the Dandelion Wishes stampset on the Very Vanilla with Basic Grey and the words with Gray Granite but after I took the photo I realised it looks really soft in real life but the Dandelion is too light in the pic (you struggle to see it!).


Now under the Very Vanilla is a lovely piece of Lemon Lime Twist that I cut with the Decorative Ribbon punch (shown on page 210 of the cattie). So you can use the strip two ways - I have chosen just to show the half circles that is punched out this way. 



Thank you for stopping by and now it is onto 
Allison who makes such cute cards



Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx


Saturday, 4 August 2018

Bonus Days are here again -

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Well hello everyone we have the great Bonus Days back. This is where you spend $90.00 before postage and get $9.00 coupon to spend in September! 
You need an email address to participate so that the Bonus Days coupon can be sent. It can only be sent by email.
Important to remember to print out the coupon and keep it safe when it is delivered as it cannot be replaced.

If your order earns multiple codes from an order you will only receive one email with the codes listed on it.

All orders qualify except Starter kits

You could order the Blended Seasons bundle which is only available in August OR while stocks last.

The clear bundle is $113.00 Product Code Number is 149894
  • .Blended Seasons Clear-Mount Bundle
You would then receive a $9.00 coupon via email that you could spend in September.

Let me know if you would like to order

You can use my online store to order and if you use the host code below  you will receive a gift from me.

MHV64PD7



Till next time
Bye for now
Maree



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Sunday, 22 July 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 82 -



Welcome to another INKspired hop this sunday night. You may have hopped across from Narelle so welcome and please continue to hop around and see all the cards that have been  made.
Teneale gives us a sketch each fortnight that we all work with. 
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Now I love this sketch, looked at it and then went and made my card and realised I had forgotten to add something - must keep the pic close next time!
The stamped flowers and cut out leaves come from a new stampset and framelits that will be available in August for you to purchase.
 I teamed it with the new Highland Heather and Old Olive for the leaves. 
 The lovely framelit shape on which the flower is stamped comes from the set called Stitched Seasons (available in August)
The stampset is called Blended Seasons. Thank you for stopping by.


Now it is onto Allison and I always love what she makes




Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2018

ESAD Designer Series Paper buy 3, get 1 free promotion blog hop -

Hi and welcome to another amazing ESAD blog hop. This one is featuring the Designer Series paper where you can buy 3 and get one free - only for the month of July. Click here to see the ones that are available for this promotion.
Now you are thinking what is ESAD? It stands for Extra Special Australiasian Demonstrators and at the end of my blog is a more detailed explanation - please take the time to have a read.
Now you may have popped across from my friend Barb and I can't wait to see what she has made.
It was such a hard decision on what paper to use but I went with one that you can get for free  when you buy 3 called
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper 146338

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper

Just a close up of the papers with leaves on them.

Love the patterns and the colours in the DSP and that the colours used are on the back - how good is that!
I love using the Curtain fold so my first card used that with the lovely Mint Macaron as the base card with the birthday wishes stamped in Cajun Craze. 
To stop the fold being through the complete piece of dsp. I scored at 3" and then placed the top edge at 1 1/2" mark and then tilted the bottom till it was at the 3" score mark and cut the bottom piece off.
Then continued on with my score marks at 4",6",7",9"and 10". My original piece was 4" by 11 1/2 " as I wanted some Mint Macaron showing on each edge of the fold.  
Used the lovely framelit from the Stitched Labels on page 220 - wanted a small Birthday Wishes so it didn't cover the folds.


Then I used the piece I had cut off and placed across the Cajun Craze and cut the extra off. The leaves from the Nature's Roots framelits -page 218 were just what I needed to balance the pearlized Doily (I sponged the edge in Cajun Craze - hard to see in the photos).

 
Just a close up of the leaves from the Rooted in Nature Bundle - page 143.


 Now it is onto Libby and I can't wait to see her creation and then seeing what everyone has made. If you get lost in the blog hop just click on the participant list below which will get you back on track.


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Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx


Sunday, 8 July 2018

Select Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3, Get 1 Free

Hi everyone
Stampin' Up! has done it again by having the wonderful sale of Designer Series Paper where you buy 3 and get 1 free.
Now there are select ones only so just click on the picture above and it will take you straight to my online store where you can see and order them.

Don't forget to use the Hostess code when ordering online 
Hostess Code for July is Y7NKH6ZF


Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper

Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 14690


Best Route Designer Series Paper
Best Route Designer Series Paper  146897

Garden Impressions 6 x 6 (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
Garden Impressions 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper 146289

Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper 146338

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper  146913

Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper  146331

Tropical Escape 6 x 6 (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
Tropical Escape 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper  146916

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper  146284

Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper  146921

Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack  144177

They are all so lovely but one of my favourites is the 
Garden Impressions 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper 146289
If you don't wish to order online then just send me a message to my mobile -0400 883 897
and I will organise for you.

Thank you  for stopping by

Maree