Sunday, 24 November 2019

INK 110 Favourite Holiday Stamp Set -

Well hello everyone - we are doing our favourites from the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue that will be coming out on the 3rd January 2020.
My order has not arrived yet but I picked up some goodies at Onstage last Saturday that I will be showing you.

You may have hopped across from the lovely Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she has picked as her favourite or might that be favourites....
Well I was lucky to win this lovely stampset below as my Prize Patrol - Forever Blossoms and it is made for colouring!!
Started with a base card of Flirty Flamingo and then a smaller layer that was run through the Subtle 3D embossing folder and sponged around the edge with Flirty Flamingo ink.

Used the Shimmery white cardstock and stamped the flower in Memento ink and coloured using the Stampin Blend combos of Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. I cut the flower panel out using the Stitched Rectangles.

 The word love was cut using circle from the Stitched Shapes. I then used a scallop circle  in Flirty Flamingo from the Layering Circles. #simplestamping challenge for November is stamps,ink,paper and an embellishment (which is my word).

The new catalogue coming in the first week of 2020.

Thank you for stopping by -
 Now it is onto the lovely Teneale Williams and I am always  amazed by what she makes for the hop.

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Sunday, 10 November 2019

INKspired Sketch Challenge 109 -

Christmastime Is Here Product Suite

Welcome to our INKspired sketch blog hop this sunday night. I cannot believe it is November already but the weather we have been having is very wintery with snow and rain. My heart goes out to everyone that has been affected by the bushfires - stay safe! Now you may have hopped across from Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she has made for the hop  tonight. Don't forget to pop around to everyone's blog and we would love it if you leave some kind words for us all.

Well I am loving the Christmastime is here suite that is available this month only or while stocks last- click here to see it. I had to use some of the gorgeous speciality DSP for my card that I cut with the Roses Dies - so quick and easy to make cards with. I haven't been making Christmas cards with the suite but instead birthday cards as roses are one of my favourite flowers.  

Started with Cherry Cobbler as my base card and then cut another piece that I embossed with the Scripty 3D embossing folder

Edged it with small pieces of another sheet of DSP that was scalloped using a die from
the Budding Blooms Dies

A piece of linen thread wrapped around twice and tied in a bow.

Thank you for stopping by -
 Now it is onto the lovely Kozue Smith and I always love what she makes for the hop.

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx

Purple Posy inkpad and refill has been retired

Despite Stampin' Up's best efforts to resolve issues with Purple Posy ink, we have learned that the ink colour is still shifting over time. This means that the colour is coordinating more loosely than they typically allow with colours. Due to these ongoing challenges, they have decided to discontinue Purple Posy classic ink. After 6 November 2019, the following items will no longer be available to purchase:
  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 150084)
  • Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 150091)
  • 2019–2021 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment (item 150087)

The three item numbers listed above may still appear in the 2020–2021 annual catalogue but will not be orderable,

Stampin' Up! is unable to replace Purple Posy ink pads for customers or for us (the demonstrators) who have already received them.
However, anyone with concerns regarding the colour shifting properties of their Purple Posy ink pads may contact Demonstrator Support and they can offer a $13.00 aud coupon code as compensation. 
The coupon codes will expire on 1 January 2020.

Good news we can still order all the other Purple Posy products (such as Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker, Purple Posy Cardstock, Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, etc.) as they will remain available for purchase.

Just some background information regarding the testing of Stampin' Up! ink colours:
All of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive ink colours are run through a vigorous series of tests to get ahead of challenges like this, and to ensure colours are accurate and meet their standards of coordination. Purple Posy did pass regular testing standards in time-simulating ovens, but they have now identified that it fell short when it came to actual time passing. The colour begins to shift once the ink has rested in the ink pad for about six weeks.
It is rare for Stampin’ Up! or our ink manufacturer to have such persistent issues with ink; Purple Posy has certainly been an anomaly. 
Stampin' Up! has completed full testing on 11 distinct batches of Purple Posy Classic Stampin’ Ink before releasing the current version. They are now confident that no additional efforts would uphold our coordination needs over time. Stampin' Up appreciates your patience as they have worked through this manufacturing difficulty and regret that they are unable to share better news with us all.

Stampin' Up! has amazing ink colours that match beautifully with the cardstock so check out pages 162 - 164 inclusive. I love the other purples we have which includes Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather. Next week I will have a card that uses Gorgeous Grape - so stay tuned!
If you have any queries give me a ring on 0400 883 897.

Until next time
Happy stamping
Maree xxx