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

Sunday, 10 January 2021

INKspired Sketch Challenge Blog hop 129 -

 Hello and welcome to 2021 - let's hope this is a better year for us all.

You may have hopped across from Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she does with this sketch.

Teneale has given us a sketch for tonight which is always good to ease into the new year with.

Now I started with a Sale-A-Bration set  called Berry Blessings and the Blueberry stamps made me want to play with them - love Blueberrys - doesn't everyone! Now this set comes as a bundle with some gorgeous designer series paper called Berry Delightful - on page 14.

Wanted to keep the card simple with lots of white space. Basic Black cardstock sitting behind the first layer of Whisper White. The leaves were done in Pear Pizzaz and the berries were done in Misty Moonlight full strength and then for the solid image I stamped off once to get some definition.

Just a close up of the words as they are special and of course my perfect bow.

Thank you for popping in and now it is onto 

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

Maree xxx

Sunday, 6 December 2020

ESAD Goodbye Mini Catalogue Blog Hop -

Hello and welcome, we are saying goodbye to some wonderful items from the Mini Catalogue that ends soon. You may have hopped across from  Shannon Kissane  and I can't wait to see what she has used for tonight.

Please see at the end for the full paragraph on what ESAD stands for - in short we are  Extra Special Australasian Stampin Up! Demonstrators.

Well I have been loving the Gnome for Holidays stampset on page 23.

This is such a cute setand great for colouring - I had to make a couple of cards.
First one starts with Real Red cardstock with a piece of Pool Party that has been embossed with one of the Wrapped in Textures Embossing folders (page 9). You get two folders that you can use. They are smaller & they give you a lovely 8cm wide strip for your card. I added to the embossed piece a strip of the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper (page 37) - love a bit of glitz!

Then I cut a whisper white Stitched Nested Labels die and stamped the tree house onto it and coloured in. Used the trees from the Waterfront stampset as they fitted the height I needed. Did sponging of Mossy Meadow around the trees and sponged Pool Party above for the sky. Also the words are from the same stamp set.
Then on the inside I mad a step to attach the label die too. I also glued one behind so that the Stampin' Blends ink could not be seen from the back. The words are from To A Wild Rose stampset.

My second card is a Peekaboo card (my apologies found it hard to photograph).

Attached a piece of the Plaid Tidings DSP  ( page 57) to the front and stamped the Gnomes home and coloured it in. My little girl gnome is peeking in from the back.
You see from the picture below that I tried to show how it all folds together.

Then the picture below is the inside of the card with another gnome and the hidden message that pops across so that you don't see the girl.

Now thank you for stopping by and please hop around everyone and see all the amazing items made. Now it is onto Kelly Kent.

List of Participants:

1.       Nicole Wilson

2.       Denise Buetler

3.       Cheryl Algie

4.       Narelle Fasulo

5.       Lou Kitzelman

6.       Libby Dyson

7.       Melissa Gifford

8.       Leonie Schroder

9.       Sue Vine

10.   Monique Fielder

11.   Shannon Kissane

12.   Maree McIntosh – You are Here

13.   Kelly Kent

14.   Odette Kermode

Sunday, 29 November 2020

INKspired Colour Combo Challenge 128 -

Hello and welcome to our Sunday night blog hop.

You may have hopped across from  Julie Martin  

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

Now below are the colours that Teneale has given us to work with and I thought male cards

for this combo and keep it simple.

Now I started with the Game On stamp set - a great male set. 

I had two cards one Misty Moonlight & one Mossy Meadow as the base. I then embossed a piece of Sahara Sand with Bricks & Mortar 3D embossing folder and the other piece with Old World paper 3D embossing folder - love how they both came out and stamped the squares in Sahara Sand on them both. The card on the left I used all four colours and coloured the chess pieces in Rococo Rose. The one on the left I didn't use all four colours on. The layering squares go so well with this set and as you can see I switched the scalloped square to be opposite to the main card colour.

Used for the inside page  Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the squares in Sahara Sand and the words in Memento - It's your day enjoy it!

Thank you for stopping by 

Now it is onto Katrina Healy 

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

Don't forget to pop around and see everyone's creations

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

Maree xxx

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza coming on the 24th November -


Hello everyone just giving you some time to get your list organised

Nearly everything in the main catalogue is going to be onsale except for items on the 

exclusion list 

(click here) to see what is not included

You will get 10% off - such a great saving!

Start thinking now what you would like to order

OEX/Online: 24 November 2020; until 11:50 PM (AET) only

If ordering on my online store

don't forget to use the NOVEMBER code


(You will receive a gift in December)

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

Maree xxx