Sunday, 18 August 2019

INKspired Sketch blog hop 104 -


Well hello and welcome to our sunday night hop. You may have come across from the lovely Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she has made for us tonght.
As you can see below Teneale has done another amazing sketch for us but I failed to go back to check the picture and forgot to put a sentiment on - too late now!



Well I went a bit grunge tonight by sponging my crumbcake card base, the Flirty Flamingo and the piece of crumbcake that I had embossed with Scripty 3D all with Gray Granite ink. Love this Fanciful Fragrance stamp set below.



 The perfume bottles were stamped in Granny Apple Green and came from the Fanciful Fragrance stampset. The words came from Very Versailles stamped in Gray Granite ink with sponging in that colour ink as well.



I used the leaves from Very Versailles (above stamp set)  stamped in Granny Apple Green. Used some pearls and linen thread to complete my card.
Thank you to my friend Di for inspiring this card today.

Thank you for stopping by - now it is onto 
Allison McLeod and I can't wait to see her card for tonight


Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 4 August 2019

INKspired Combo Colour Challenge 103 -


Well hello everyone it is the sunday night INKspired blog hop again. You might have hopped across from the lovely Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she has made.
Love the colours that Teneale has given us for this fortnight they are so pretty - can't wait to see what everyone makes - so please don't forget to check all the hoppers out.

Looked at the colours that we had to use and decided upon a no layers stamping and used the lovely Beautiful Friendship stampset that is photopolymer. So I pulled out my Stamparatus for assistance. 



Started with a card base of Sahara Sand than a layer of Soft Sea Foam and than the Whisper White. I used the Sahara Sand ink for the words and reinked and layered them four times to get a deeper depth to the colour - so easy to do with the Stamparatus.



With the flowers I used the Seaside Spray and reinked twice. I also used the small rose shape and stamped it on top of the flowers. The leaves were done in the Soft Sea Foam ink.



A simple one layer top to my card - I resisted adding more to it and I just couldn't fit the Mint Macaron ink in. 


Thank you for stopping by
Now it is onto 


Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 21 July 2019

INKspired Sketch Challenge hop 102 -


Hello everyone and welcome to our sunday night hop around. We have a sketch for this fortnight by Teneale Williams - I do love sketches!
You may have popped across from Julie Martin and I always love seeing what she has made.

I chose to use the lovely new In Color - Rococo Rose as the main card with the Rococo Rose Designer Series paper on top and teamed it with the Daisy Lane Bundle.


Used the small daisy and punched out two for each flower - love that punch so easy to make flowers. The flowers were inked with Rococo Rose and I added some Lovely Lipstick to the tips of the flowers

I used the Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen ribbon cut in half and had it edged on the Happy Birthday label - now you can never have too many birthday cards!

Stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink and finally placed a Clear Faceted Gem in the centre of each flower. 

Thank you for stopping by - hope you liked my card and don't forget to hop around and see all the other cards.
Now it is 
 onto Allison McLeod - can't wait to see what she has made .

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 7 July 2019

INKspired Colour Combo challenge 101 -



Well hello and welcome everyone Teneale has given us a colour challenge this sunday night and I must be honest that I found this difficult and was definitely out of my comfort zone - which is good to do. Love the colours that we had to use but I struggled with deciding how much of each colour to add.
You may have hopped across from Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she has done with the colours.



I started with the small magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and coloured with the Rococo Rose Blends - so pretty.



Cut some flowers from the Well Written Dies in Vellum, Crumbcake and Night of Navy - the swirly one at the top right of the picture below.

The large Mint Macaron  lace pattern (is what I call it)that I placed across the whisper white was from Wild Rose Dies see below.

I was trying to still show the amazing Magnolia's that is from the Magnolia 3D 
Embossing folder - see a picture below.



It is very hard to see the embossed Magnolia in my card but it is beautiful in real life. Stamped the Happy Birthday in Rococo Rose ink - a new In Color, birthday stamp is from 
Magnolia Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set -152729  Just click on the link. Punched it out using the Timeless Label punch.





Thank you for stopping by

 and now it is onto Allison McLeod and I look forward to seeing what she has made with the colour challenge. 



Sunday, 23 June 2019

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 100 - Celebrations!





Hello and welcome to the hop this sunday night it is a big occasion with our 100th hop - so congratulations everyone.
You may have hopped across from Julie Martin
Congratulations Teneale for all the wonderful sketches you have given us and here is the 100th!!



Well I am loving the hostess stampsets so had to use one that is a favourite with a lot of us called New Wonders Cling Stamp set - 149426. Just ask me how you can get this cute set.

Started with Petal Pink cardstock and stamped the image onto Shimmery White cardstock and coloured in with the Stampin' Blends
The DSP below is gorgeous and I had to cut the beautiful birds - (sigh) to have a piece of the polka dots...
Bird Ballad DSP - 149592

Wanted to use one of the die cut words so that you could still see the linen thread through - so chose the word friend from the Well Written Dies.

Well Written Dies -  148534 

Thank you for stopping by

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



Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 9 June 2019

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 99 -


Hello and welcome to the sunday night INKspired sketch blog hop. You may have hopped across from Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she has made. I am so excited about all the new products in the catalogue so it was a hard decision on what to use but I  chose the To A Wild Rose Bundle and the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper for my card.

Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight.

Started with Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the base and stamped the leaves from the stampset onto the card in Flirty Flamingo.

I then cut a strip of the Perennial Essence DSP and adhered to the Blackberry Bliss and tied the linen thread around it. I didn't want to cover up the DSP (it is so beautiful - so Monet) so I used a piece of vellum over the top of the linen thread.
Stamped the Hello in Blackberry Bliss onto the Stitched Circle with a layer of Blackberry Bliss behind it.
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - 149100

Stamped the flower in Flirty Flamingo with the three stamps and stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green but used only two of the stamps. Cut them out using the dies below - which is a great bundle.




Thank you for stopping by and now it is onto 


Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 2 June 2019

ESAD 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop Sneak Peek -



Welcome and thanks for joining us for the ESAD 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue hop showing you a sneak peek. You may have hopped across from Sharon Dalton and I can't wait to see what she has made 
 Just hop to the bottom of the page for a detailed understanding of what ESAD stands for. For a quick overview it is the Australian and New Zealand facebook page for Stampin' Up! demonstrators who love and share stamps, ink & paper creations.
If you get lost the list of participants is at the bottom that will let you click and hop around.

I love the Free  As a Bird stampset that comes as a bundle with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (this is a mouthful to say quickly) but they are amazing.
I have made three cards using this lovely stampset. The first is the Balmy Blue card below where I cut the branch off so that there was only three birds - I needed it to fit it onto the stitched circle shape.




 This card below is using Soft Suede as the main card with a layer of Petal Pink embossed with the Subtle embossing folder and the birds cut  out with the Stitched Nested Label die.

I embossed the layer of crumbcake and then cut out the nested label piece and slipped in a piece of plain crumbcake - love how you can see the double stitched lines.

These birds are great for colouring in using the Stampin' Up! Blends.

Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Lastly all three cards together

Hope you have enjoyed my sneak peek from the new catalogue of the Free As a Bird Bundle - now it is onto 
Samantha White





Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx