Thursday, 28 May 2020

Making a Difference - COVID-19 Giveback

COVID-19 Giveback

Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of Stampin' Up! Making a Difference program they are offering a product giveback opportunity to support organisations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.
All of us can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin' Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from us all! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. 
Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Product: Share Sunshine PDF Download. Buy it here!
Price: $12.00 USD (The download will be charged in US dollars; your financial institution will convert the charge into our currency based on current exchange rates.)
Dates: 28 April–2 June 2020 or later; if the offer period extends beyond 2 June we will let you know
Covid-19 Giveback cards
Stampin’ Up! will donate all proceeds to the following global organisations to help vulnerable communities and frontline responders.
The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
Learn more about WHO here.
- United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
Learn more about United Way here

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Sunday, 17 May 2020

INKspired Sketch Challenge 114 -

Hello everyone tonight we have a sketch going on and I have decided to feature a couple of stampsets that are retiring in June - so sad..
You may have hopped across from 
Allison McLeod or stopped in directly so welcome.
I always love what Allison puts together for the sketch designs
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I have always loved this Walrus set from the main catalogue they are so cute- even the fish!

I started with Crumbcake as my main card and then embossed three strips of Pretty Peacock with the High Seas 3D embossing folder (difficult to see the embossed waves in my pictures). I then stamped part of  the Walrus ontp the strips to give that image they were having fun in the water.

Just wanted to give you a close up of the edge under the whisper white cardstock on the left hand side.
I cut this using one of the dies from the Ornate Layers Dies which are available now
 to order.

The Happy Birthday is from the Label Me Bold stampset that is unfortunately also retiring soon. It is a great little stampset that I will keep as it is great to use.

 Lastly here is the inside of my card with another Walrus swimming around - they are cute!
Added a strip of the Pretty Peacock Designer Series Paper to it which is in the 2019 - 2021 In Color 6" by 6" DSP pack..

Thank you for stopping by
Now it is onto Kozue Smith and 
I can't wait to see what she has made for tonight

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 3 May 2020

INKspired Colour Combo Challenge 113 -

Hello and welcome everyone to another INKspired blog hop - this is a colour combo and I find this hard to do - that is to limit to the colours below. Teneale has given us great colours to work with but it has taken me awhile to be happy with my card.

You may have started here or come straight across from the delightful 
Julie Martin and I love what she makes 

Started with a base card of Smoky Slate and then added the Petal Pink double layer that had been embossed with the Scripty 3D embossing folder

I started with the flowers from Beautiful Friendship stampset using the above colours on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then I cut the shape out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. 

I used the Layered with Kindness stampset - see below as I love the words.
for my friend. I stamped twice in the Smoky Slate ink using my Stamparatus. Then used the Label Me Fancy Punch.

Lastly the inside of my card where I used the script from the Very Versailles stampset in Smoky Slate ink and stamped the flower from Beautiful Friendship over the top.

Thank you for stopping by - now it is onto Barb Williams 

and I can't wait to see what she has made.

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Peaceful Poppies DSP for ANZAC Day

Hello everyone it is saturday the 25th April here in Australia and we are having a very quiet ANZAC Day remembering all our fallen soldiers that never made it home. Social distancing has prevented the celebrations that we usually have across our great country which usually starts with Dawn Services and marches right across the land in every town and city then it is onto the pubs and clubs to share stories and play two up but not this year!

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. 
The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs.

 I had made some quick and easy cards with the lovely Peaceful Poppies DSP and the Peaceful Poppies Elements.

You can see below how pretty the Peaceful Poppies DSP is


I used the Poppy Parade cardstock and added a piece of the DSP to the front.

I cut the shape for the words and the black background using the Painted Labels Dies below. 


Aren't these Peaceful Poppies Elments below so quick and easy to use


The words were from the Peaceful Moments stampset


Before I go wanted to share this amazing tribute from the Lindisfarne Anglican Grammer School - so moving

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Sunday, 19 April 2020

INKspired Sketch Challenge 112 -

You may have come across from Julie Martin and I always look forward to seeing what she has made each fortnight.

Well they say you should keep looking at the sketch as indeed I missed a bit....blame not having my glasses on
I started with the Mountain Air Stampset that I have been enjoying (my early birthday present) that I got. Didn't use the dies on this card but will show you one later in the week that I did. Love this bundle!

Started with Terracotta Tile cardstock as my base. On the Whisper White piece added a small piece of Basic Black to the bottom. Using the Stamparatus stampped the mountains off once onto paper and then stamped onto the cardstock - did the same with the solid mountains which is the flip side. Using Pear Pizzazz stamped the row of trees on twice to give a deeper colour. 

Then cut a smaller piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock that I embossed with the Mosaic 3D embossing folder.
 Tip: I now write on the front of my embossing folder Blue Plate - so everyone remembers

3D Embossing Folder Plate - see below.

Close up of the scene on the front of my card that has a little machine sewing on it - attaching the piece of vellum...

Used the words from the very cute Special Someone stampset

I even remembered to take a photo of the inside of my card!

Thank you for stopping by & now it is onto Kozue Smith 
to see her gorgeous creation

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Monday, 13 April 2020

Honey Bee card

Love the Honey Bee Bundle - beautiful bees and the cute flowers that go with the hive. Brought back memories of my childhood with the bees - so had to have this bundle. We had a few hives on the farm and Dad would get the smoker going when we had to raid the hives which was supposed to calm them down but they didn't like giving up their honey!

Started with Soft Suede main card and embossed the next layer of Soft Suede using the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.

Used Mango Melody for the honeycomb and pushed some of the hexagons out. Stamped the bees using Memento ink and coloured in their stripes with Stampin' Blend Dark Mango Melody.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter staying at home - catching up with jobs that needed doing and 
enjoying some cardmaking whilst eating that yummy chocolate the bunny dropped off!

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 5 April 2020

INKspired Colour Combo Challenge 111 -

Thank you for joining us tonight as we recommence our INKspired blog hops. It has been a difficult few months with the challenges of drought, fires and now self  isolation with COVID-19 but we will get through all this.
 This fortnight it is a colour challenge. They are such pretty colours together. You may have hopped across from Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she has made.
Started with the Ornate Style Bundle

Pool Party as my base card and cut a Basic Gray layer from the Ornate Layers Dies. Stamped the flowers on Whisper White and coloured with my Stampin' Blends. The flowers are coloured in So Saffron, Pool Party & Highland Heather.

The words came from Ornate Thanks stampset - see below which is part of the Ornate Garden Suite.

Used the Detailed Trio Punch to round two opposing corners of  the Whisper White cardstock. A bow and some pearls completed my card.

Thank you for stopping by, now it is onto the lovely Barb Williams

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx