Sunday, 18 September 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 41 -

Hello everyone 
and welcome to my blog.We are having a miserable day 
in the mountains - rain and cool -no sunshine here today!
You may have landed here or
hopped across from the delightful Allison
and I can't wait to see what she has made this 

Here is the sketch for this fortnight that Teneale 
has designed for us

Am loving the new In Colors - so started with 
Sweet Sugarplum cardstock as my main card base.
Then a piece of Whisper White which I attached a piece of
Sweet Sugarplum DSP to.

I then used the Bunch of Blossoms stampset and stamped some flower petals
using Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral ink
Old Olive ink for the leaves.
  Used the Blossom Builder Punch to cut out 
the petals and leaves.

Thank you for stopping by.

Now it is onto the lovely Louise
and I am very sure there will be pink in
her card (She looves pink!)

Below is a list of what I have used

List Of Products:
Bunch of Blossoms stampset, Rose Wonder stampset

Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Peekaboo Peach ink, Calypso Coral ink,Old Olive ink.

Other odds and ends required:
Blossom Builder Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thanks and bye for now
Maree xx

Sunday, 11 September 2016

WWYS Challenge #80 // Swirly Bird.

Hi and welcome to my blog
I love the Swirly Bird stampset and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits that coordinates.
I noticed that What Will You Stamp was using the stampset
Swirly Bird - I just had to join in
Do go across to WWYS#80 Swirly Bird and see 
the creations that have been uploaded.

For my card 
I wanted to use some spring colours
 with  flowers (handcut them) and boats 
sailing on a lake with dragonflies buzzing around.

Hope you enjoyed another way of using
 Swirly Bird stampset.

Bye for now

Sunday, 4 September 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 40 -

Hi everyone and welcome.
Thanks for joining us on this 40th INKspired sketch
 blog hop.
You may have hopped across from
the delightful Allison 
Grab a cuppa or a glass of something smooth 
and enjoy the journey with us
Now here is the sketch that Teneale has given us 
this fortnight

Love it,  now what to use for this card
I wanted to use the Floral Affection Embossing Folders.
Started with Dapper Denim as the main card.
Used the Dapper Denim DSP  to have behind 
the vanilla cardstock that I had embossed.
Used both embossing folders from the Floral Affection embossing folders

I did have single pics of these two cards but the gremlins .....
Now here are the single pics of the two cards

Love how the Happy Birthday fitted in between the embossing! 

The Happy Birthday stamp came from the stampset 
below called Cottage Greetings

Thanks for stopping by
Now it is onto the gorgeous Barb
and I love the cards she makes

If you would like any further 
information ring me or send an e-mail

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop -

Welcome to the ESAD Holiday hop. 
You may have hopped across from the 
delightful Andrea Buckland.
It is so exciting wondering what everyone will
be using from the Holiday Catalogue
Now onto what I have used...
The Stitched with Cheer Project Kit
and used the Stitched with Cheer stampset.

If you love stitching this is the kit for you to get.
I had fun making the cards.

Stitched the trees onto the card and then added a piece of extra card inside
so you don't see the messy threads!

So here are the other pics 
 Wanted to show you a close up of the stitching - so easy to do
The stars are stamped with Emerald Envy - one of this years new In Colors.

Some handy hints when making the cards:

1. When I started  the stitching I stuck the end of the thread down on the card with a piece of sticky tape.
2. As I threaded through  the holes I made sure that I had firm tension by pressing my finger onto the thread after I had pulled it through the hole.
3. The needle threader was great which I used with the gold baker's twine on two of the cards.
4. With the Peace and Happiness card had to use the white and gold bakers twine - I wetted the end so that it would feed through the eye of the needle - I found it too thick to use with the needle threader.
There are some great tips on the inside of the instruction sheet together with instructions for all three cards.

What extra product do you need to make these cards:

- Stitched with Cheer stamp set
- Emerald Envy Classic Ink pad
- Basic Black Archival Ink pad
- Mini Glue Dots
- Stampin' Dimensionals
 -Tear & Tape adhesive

Now on the hop is Renee Lynch and I am wondering if 
crumbcake cardstock is involved in the making of her card...

You can either click on the names 
or on the arrows below which will take you on. 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Special Offers happening from 1-21 September 2016

Hi everyone
Stampin' Up! are delivering some great offers 
Each week they will change
This current offer lasts till 7th September

 See pictures below of the items 

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Blossom Builder Punch
Price$31.00 $23.25

Metallic Enamel Shapes
Price$12.25 $9.19
Regals Enamel Dots
Price$15.75 $11.81

Subtles Enamel Shapes

Tip Top Taupe 5/8 (1.6 cm) Mini Striped Ribbon
Price$14.00 $10.50

So get in quick before they go. Give me a call on my mobile or send an e-mail to

Bye for now