Sunday, 29 September 2019

INKspired Sketch Challenge 107 -

Hello and welcome to the INKspired sketch  hop tonight. I cannot believe  that September is nearly over....
You may have hopped across from Julie Martin so welcome and I can't wait to see what she has made. Now below is the sketch that Teneale has given us tonight - I looked at it but didn't realise the thread/ribbon went across the card....

I have been loving using a lot of Designer Series Paper this month due to the great special - Buy 3 get 1 free.

I started with the Magnolia Designer Series paper and added it to Basic Black cardstock.

I then flipped the sameDSP over and added it to another piece of Basic Black cardstock and added a linen thread bow. Some pearls finished it off.

Stamped the small Magnolia flowers from the Magnolia Bundle and then cut them out with the dies - so easy. Coloured with the Blends using So Saffron and Light Flirty Flamingo for the flower and Mossy Meadow with a touch of Granny Apple Green for the leaves. 

Used the word Congratulations from the New Wonders stampset that you can get only as a Host and embossed it with the Shimmer White Stampin' Emboss powder.

Hope you enjoyed my card - thank you for stopping by.

Now it is onto Kozue Smith and I look forward to seeing what she has made.

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 15 September 2019

INKspired Colour Challenge 106 -

Hello and welcome to another INKspired challenge and this fortnight is a colour one and aren't those colours lovely together. Now you may have popped across from Julie Martin and I can't wait to see the amazing creation she has made.
Teneale has given us a great colour combo - I decided to team the colours with the stampset Floral Essence which is photopolymer.

Started with a base of Pool Party and then embossed a piece of Flirty Flamingo with the Eyelet Lace embossing folder - which when you look closely has flowers in it - so cute!

I then cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo DSP and layered it over the embossed cardstock. Than I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and cut one in Pool Party and a smaller one in Whisper White. I stamped the words in Basic Gray and the flowers in Flirty Flamingo with Crushed Curry centres.

The Flirty Flamingo DSP is from the Brights 6" by 6" collection where you can see below the different designs - love these great little packs.

Now it is onto Allison McLeod and 
let's see what gorgeous inspiration she has made with these colours

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Stampin' Up! Select Designer Series Paper Sale - Buy 3 get 1 free till 30th September

I am so glad Stampin' Up! have bought this sale back again this year - such great value

Listed below are the select papers that you can order from - the Perennial Essence below is one of my favourites this year- such a Monet feel to it
on page 166 order number

The Bird Ballad is so beautiful and you can fussy cut the birds and flowers out for your cards - on page 166

Magnolia Lane below is my next favourite - love those flowers located on page 165

Come Sail Away has been  great for male cards and teamed with the stampset - so easy to make masculine cards on page 167

My last favourite is the Pressed Petals Speciality DSP  (on page 167) - you have to see it to believe's a wow wow! Real photographic images of real pressed petals on one side  and vintage on the other side. 

Now the following have  not made it onto my favourite list simply because I have not used them enough yet but they are part of the select ones available in this sale.


GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER - love the green hues in this



DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER - so bright and the Dino Dies can cut some of the images out

Thanks for stopping by - later I will show you some cards I have made with my favourite designer series paper

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx