Monday, 24 December 2018

Quick and Easy note cards using Beautiful Baubles

Hello everyone thank you for joining me today.
Needed to make a few quick cards using the Beautiful Baubles stampset from the Holiday Catalogue. #simplestamping is what it is all about - going back to the basics of ink, stamps and paper. I chose to use one colour, one stampset and only one card = no layers which was so hard to do. 

I needed some cards to go with some gifts for Christmas and I love using the Stampin' Up! Note Cards - they are so versatile....

Pool Party and Melon Mambo were the colours I used - kept it simple and loved how they turned out.

Used the Stamparatus which made it so much easier to make a few quickly.

Stampin' Up! have released a Craft & Carry bag that you can purchase to put your stamparatus in - love it!

Craft & Carry Stamparatus® Bag - 149695 Price is $50.00 plus postage - contact me if you would love to have one.
 Love the Melon Mambo below it is so vibrant

Don't forget to stamp on your envelopes front or back it finishes it off and is so pretty!
Have a safe & happy christmas wherever you are.

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 90 -

Hello and welcome to another INKspired hop on sunday night. This is the first day since thursday that we have got above 10 degrees C - keeping the winter gear out. Now it is raining which we so need ...
You may have hopped across from Narelle and I think she may be featuring new product - can't wait to see. 
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Well I found this sketch hard and I am still not sure why... perhaps because the stamp I wanted to use was not working

So started again using the Owl stamp which is in the Holiday catalogue page 41. The stamp is called Still Night and it has Night Owl Thinlits as well that come in a bundle that saves 10% - see below so cute.

1. Main card is Soft Suede.
2. Then cut a piece of Wood textures 6" by 6" DSP and adhered to a piece of Blushing Bride .
3. Put it through the big shot with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured embossing folder.
4.Cut two pieces of Very Vanilla and adhered them together.
5. Cut the branch from the Wood Textures DSP on page 191 of the Main Catalogue.
6. Stamped the owl onto crumbcake cardstock using a combo of colours Gray Granite and Soft Suede.
7. Used the Birthday friend stamp from the Darling Label Punch box on page 209 of main cattie on sale whilst stock 

Thank you for popping in

Now it is onto Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made for tonight

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Second 48 hour sale is 10% off Stamps & Kits in Main SU Cataologue - supplies are limited


The next  48 hours of fun has started! Our new two-day sale is 10% off annual catalogue stamp sets and kits. Supplies are limited, so shop now and get your hands on some new favourites!
This Sale ends midnight on 26 November so don’t wait!
*Annual catalogue products only, exclusions apply, item quantities limited.

Use my link below so you can see what is on sale for this second 48hour period
If you order at my online store and use this host code you will receive a gift

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Saturday, 17 November 2018

OnStage Swaps for Brisbane - Saturday 10th November 2018

Hello everyone just a quick pop in to show my swaps that I did for Brisbane Onstage - it was such a good day!
Of course I used the lovely First Frost that comes separately or in a bundle with the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies and you save 10% when you buy the bundle. Bundle code is 149943 Clear , 149942 wood
I was working up until I left for Brisbane so used our Whisper White Notecards which saved time instead of cutting up the cardstock! They cost $11.25 for 20 note cards & envelopes (131527) - a great buy. They also come in Very Vanilla.
It was a mass production stamping all the envelopes first and the first leaves on the card in Soft Sea Foam ink.

Then I stamped all the words in Memento ink and punched out using the Pretty Label punch

The large flower was stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink and cut with the framelits.

Then stamped the small twig with dots on it in Smoky Slate ink and then the small flower in Balmy Blue ink and Highland Heather ink. The words were glued down and the Flirty Flamingo flower was popped up on a dimensional.
The card on the left has the twigs stamped in Gray Granite ink which is darker - one person received this card at Onstage. (my apologies for the light catching on the cellophane in the pic)

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 89 -

 Hello everyone I am glad that I could join in this sunday night and schedule the hop before I departed for Brisbane for the Stampin' Up! Onstage event.
Can't wait to see Narelle's Santa card - it will be so cute!

Here is the sketch that Teneale has left us with (she is in Orlando with Barb) having a great time I am sure.

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My apologies for the lighting but has been overcast and storms here today. Started with Mint Macaron and used the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured embossing folder.
Stamped the milk can from the Country Home stampset and coloured using the Stampin' Blends.

Finished with a piece of the Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine. The words are from the First Frost stampset ( I have been using for my Onstage swaps - will show you when I come back). 

Started with it punched out with the Pretty Label Punch but cut the top & bottom off as it was too wide.

Thank you for popping in

Now it is onto Allison and can't wait to see what she has made

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Sunday, 28 October 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 88 -

Welcome to our sunday night blog hop.There are only three of us hopping tonight as Barb & Teneale are getting organised for their trip to Orlando - so exciting!  You may have hopped across from Kozue and isn't her card lovely.
Now below is the sketch that Teneale has given us to us for this fortnight.

This sketch gave me some grief when trying to work out what to do. I ended up using the lovely Winter Woods stampset inked with Smoky Slate on Whisper White cardstock.

Main card was the lovely Highland Heather and the strip was  Gorgeous Grape with Basic Black behind it.

Ran the Gorgeous Grape/ Basic Black strip after I had stuck it together through the Big Shot using the Garden Trellis embossing folder  - not sure why I haven't used this before it is so lovely. 

Embossed the words from Happy Birthday Gorgeous in Black embossing powder. Don't forget to use your embossing buddy - it makes such a difference!

Popped up the Whisper White with those lovely trees to make a cute birthday card in purples.

Now it is onto Allison

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Sunday, 14 October 2018

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 87 -

Hi and welcome everyone to our sunday night inkspired hop. You may have arrived here first or hopped across from Kozue  - can't wait to see her creation tonight.
Below is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight
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Started with a base of Pool Party. Piece of Basic Black behind a piece of Pool Party that was stamped with the Buffalo Check stamp in Pool Party. Linen thread wrapped around twice and tied in a bow.(Forgot the leaf..)
Used the stamps from Pretty Kitty inked with Memento and coloured with Stampin' Blends. Love that pussycat in the pot!

Thank you for stopping by.
Now it is onto Allison and I can't wait to see her snowmen card that she has made for tonight.

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx

Monday, 1 October 2018

Just Add Ink #428 ..."Colour"

It is the long weekend in NSW and I have time to make a card for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge - aren't the colours gorgeous and it is spring.. but was snowing here this saturday morning and very cool again...but will warm up  on sunday!

Went with the Calypso Coral as my main card and used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder on an additional piece.

 Stamped the roses from Healing Hugs stampset in Calypso Coral and Pool Party and fussy cut them out.

Words and the leaf came from the Tropical Chic Bundle. Stamped the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink and cut them out with the framelits - no fussy cutting!

Now don't forget to click on this link - Colour Challenge #428 so you can see everyone's cards.

Thank you for stopping by.

Until next time
Happy stamping

Maree xxx