Sunday, 18 February 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 73 -


Hi and welcome everyone to our sunday night hop. You may have hopped across from the delightful Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made - will it be using a Sale-a-Bration or an Occasions cattie item? Now I could have used the Party Pandas stampset from the Sale-a-Bration  cattie but I stopped myself as I wanted to use another cute set from the Occasions cattie but I had to use something from the SAB book as well.....

Now here is the sketch below that Teneale has given us to work with this fortnight. 
I wanted to show off the beautiful Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes so kept the front simple.Only showing two of the colours - Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist. Daffodil Delight and Pool Party are waiting in the wings. 

Stamped my gorgeous Hedgehug using Soft Suede onto Whisper White and the words from Picture Perfect Birthday Stampset. Sponged around the whisper white with Soft Suede ink.


 Added a small piece of Gold Glimmer Paper under the Soft Suede cardstock.

Then I popped the Hedgehug up using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Than I lastly coloured the flower he is holding with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend. Love the cards and envelopes they make a great gift alone or made up as cards to give to a friend.

Enjoy them as I am.


Now it is onto Barb and I can't wait to see what she has made
Until next time
Happy stamping


Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Hedgehugs Stampset , Picture Perfect Birthday Stampset


Cardstock & DSP:   Soft  Suede cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (SAB product - 147242), Gold Glimmer paper

Ink:   Soft Suede  ink, Stampin' Blends - Dark Daffodil Delight

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks,  Sponges, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals.



Maree - 0400 883 897

Sunday, 4 February 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 72 -


Well welcome to our sunday night hop with the  INKspired crew. I am so sick of this heat we have been having -  roll on the cooler weather is all I can say.
Now I am waiting to see what Allison has made for this hop.
Now here is the sketch Teneale has given us this fortnight.
Now I have been lovin' all the beautiful things you can get for free in the Sale-a-bration catalogue so my heart swung to making another Panda card - they are so cute!
 Started with crumbcake as my base (14.8 by 10.5cm) and then cut another piece of crumbcake to 14.4 by 10.1cm and firstly stamped the Burlap stamp on it in crumbcake and then embossed it with the Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder. Then I sponged around the edge with crumbcake ink.

I then stamped my Panda using Memento ink as I wanted to put some shading on his belly, face and tiny pink cheeks using my Stampin' Blends.
I cut the Whisper White down and added a small Berry Burst Border around it. The Berry Burst edge at the bottom is from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. I cut some leaves from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock as I wanted them just peeking out under the Berry Burst edge.Some twine tied around twice and finished with a bow.

 I also coloured the Rhinestones using my Stampin' Blends. Stamped the little star, circle and diamonds in Marina Mist & Lemon Lime Twist and then I was finished! Thank you for visiting.

Now it is onto Renee and I always love what she makes - please make sure you hop around and check out all the other blogs


Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Party Pandas stampset (SAB set), Burlap stampset,Petals & More Thinlits Dies


Cardstock & DSP:   Crumbcake cardstock, Berry Burst cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Lemon Lime Twist cardstock

Ink:   Memento ink, Lemon Lime Twist ink, Marina Mist ink, Stampin' Blends

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,  Linen Thread, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder, Big Shot, Sponges, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Rhinestones.


Maree - 0400 883 897


Sunday, 21 January 2018

INKspired Sketch blog hop 71 -


Hello and welcome to our INKspired hop for this fortnight. We are melting down my way as we are not used to getting so many hot days in a row. Roll on cooler weather I say!

You may have come across from Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made for this hop.
Now below is the sketch that Teneale has given us for this fortnight . I did have to think about this one a bit as it challenged me on what to do.....
Well I had the kitchen table scattered with cardstock whilst I decided what I was going to use... Started with crumbcake as the base with a layer of Berry Burst that I embossed using the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder

Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and a piece of Vellum cardstock that I used a thinlit (to cut the bottom of both) from the Petals & More set - can you guess which one? The new Silver Baker's Twine was tied twice around my card and finished with a bow.


Layered Whisper White onto a Berry Burst scallop circle. Used the Perennial Birthday stampset and inked the stamps with the In Color Stampin' Write Markers from 2016-2018 & 2017-2019. The Best wishes stamp has come from the Petal Palette stampset. To finish off I placed three Glitter Epoxy shapes onto my card - two are on the Berry Burst and the third is on the circle. The pack is called Glitter & Clear Epoxy shapes and I am lovin' these.


Next on the hop is the lovely Renee and I can't wait to see what she has made.



Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Sunday 21st January @ 8pm
Renee Lynch


List Of Products:
Stamps and Dies:  Petal Palette stampset, Perennial Birthday stampset,Petals & More Thinlits Dies,
Cardstock & DSP:   Crumbcake cardstock, Berry Burst cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Vellum cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper

Ink:   Memento ink, In Color Stampin' Write Markers 2016-2018 & 2017-2019. 

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,  Linen Thread, Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder, Big Shot, Sponges, Layering Circle Framelits, Silver Baker's Twine, Glitter & Clear Epoxy shapes,Multipurpose Liquid Glue




Maree - 0400 883 897

Sunday, 14 January 2018

ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration blog hop -


Welcome to the first ESAD hop of 2018. You may have hopped across from Peta Stephen. It was such a hard decision on what to use as I love most of the sets in both catties especially all the free products we have for Sale-a-bration.
I love the card kits and so I have chosen my favourite Lots of Happy Card Kit on page 15 that includes stamps and has a refill you can purchase - how good is that!
There are the five different cards and you get four of each.
Did I mention that it has four watercolour pencils two of which are not in the current pack. They are Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist.
The envelopes are gorgeous with the stripes on the inside - so I had to take some pics to show them as well. Are you getting the picture that I loooove this set.......ha ha
The vellum leaves are so gorgeous and add to the depth of the cards. These kits are great to take away with you as colouring is so relaxing.
Now the card below is slightly different to the what it should be like as I didn't look at the diagram. The gold stripe is supposed to go across the card but I changed my flower piece as I wanted the card to flip open from the flat not the point.

You will need some new Blender pens that are nice and juicy to assist with the colouring - don't use the Aqua painters as the paper is not designed for them and I wouldn't want you to damage your cards.
Love the lavender card below as you guessed it matches in with the free SAB set - Lots of Lavender that you will see below.


Love the note cards and the words from the card kit so I made a card using the Myths & Magic DSP, whisper white note card and my free SAB set - Lots of Lavender!

If you purchase the following you can get the free SAB product - Lots of Lavender (page 8) that I have used:
1. Lots of Happy Card Kit       - 146388         $61.00
2. Myths & Magic DSP            - 145600            21.00
3. Note Cards whisper white  - 131527             10.50

You will then have lots of DSP and note cards and using the free stamps you can make more cards.

Now it is onto Delys Cram and I love what she makes






Thank you
for stopping by on another wonderful 
ESAD Blog Hop
 and a big thank you to Lou who organises us and the hop each time.
Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx


Blog hop Participant List:

10. Fi Cobbin
14. Maree McIntosh - You are here

Sunday, 7 January 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 70 - Petal Palette


Hello and I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and fingers crossed that 2018 will be a good year for all.We have had a little break over the christmas period and now we are back ready to show the fun we have been having with our new SU products. 

You may have hopped across from the lovely Allison who is enjoying a well deserved holiday break.
Teneale has given us the following sketch for this first hop of the year.
I started with Cherry Cobbler as my base card. Stamped the flowers from the Petal Palette stampset with Memento ink. Coloured using the Stampin' Blends both the light and dark shades.
Love the words from this set which is a 2 box set that has lots of beautiful words and sayings in it. Used one of the two new embossing folders called Petal Pair on page 23 of the Occasions Catalogue. Sponged the piece with Crumbcake ink.



The flowers were so easy to cut out using the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. 
Linen thread and a bow completed my card.


Thank you for stopping by and now it is onto  Renee and I  can't what to see what she has made...



Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Petal Palette stampset , Petals & More Thinlits Dies
Cardstock & DSP:  Cherry Cobbler  cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Crumbcake cardstock

Ink:   Memento ink, Crumbcake ink, Stampin' Blends - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral. 

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,  Linen Thread, Petal Pair Textured Impresions Embossing folder, Big Shot, Sponges






Thursday, 4 January 2018

Sale-A-Bration is here..let's enjoy the free product!


Hello everyone such an exciting time we have now until
the end of March.
For every $90. you spend on product before
postage you get to choose free products - how good is that!

This year we have some more excitement in that there 
is a new reward level which gives you - our customers more flexibility and more options such as the following:
-If you spend $90. you get one free Level 1 product
-If you spend $180. you get one free Level 2 product OR 
  you can choose two free Level 1 products.

Celebrate You Thinlit Dies are available as a Level 2 product this year and coordinates with the Amazing You stampset. 
Stampin' Up! wanted to let us all know that these will be available in the annual catalogue but will not be bundled with a stampset in the annual.





Thank you for stopping by. If you would like a Sale-A-Bration and an Occasions Catalogue please let me know by dropping a message to me at mareescards@gmail.com or send a text to my mobile - 0400883897 and I will organise them for you.
If you would like to book a party just contact me.
If you are ordering online please use the code below when you order 
Host Code for January
F6YGAMMH

Happy stamping
Maree



Sunday, 10 December 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 69 -


Hi and welcome everyone to the inkspired hop. You may have hopped across from the lovely Allison. I can't wait to see what she has made.
Teneale gives us a sketch each fortnight that we use and here is the sketch for tonight.
Now sometimes I get caught up with cardmaking and forget to take another look or two at the sketch and yep that is what happened .....totally different to the sketch BUT I have a bow!
I started with the Best Gifts stampset. Inked with Memento and coloured with the Stampin' Blends. Added a piece of real red cardstock behind the pic.

Love the Be Merry DSP with the Real Red cardstock and then some linen thread.

Thank you for joining with us tonight.

Now it is onto Barbara  and I always love her work.



Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

List Of Products:

Stamps and Dies:  Best Gifts stampset 
Cardstock & DSP:   Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Be Merry DSP

Ink:   Memento ink, Stampin' Blends

Other odds and ends required:  Stampin' Trimmer, Clear Blocks, Snail Adhesive,  Linen Thread