Sunday, 22 January 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 49 -


Welcome to our blog hop tonight.
You may have come straight here 
or hopped across from the delightful Allison
and I love seeing what she has made for us
Teneale gives us a sketch that we all use
each fortnight as you will see 
below.

Now what to make? This is sooo hard with all the new product that we have to play with.......
Had to use one of my favourites again -
Beautiful You

Started with the base card of 5" square
using Watermelon Wonder - (I will be sad to see it leave us this year....sigh)
Cut another layer and embossed it using the new
Falling Petals Textured Embossing Folder but it looks like lovehearts falling - so cute.


Used a strip of crumbcake with Very Vanilla Lace trim attached.
Then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and because I wanted the words to stand out - I stamped the lady in Smoky Slate and coloured her in using the new Watercolour pencils lightly.
Then I stamped the words over the top with the
Archival Basic Black ink.

Thank you
for dropping in to see what we have made
Now it is onto the gorgeous Barbara
and I can't wait to see what she has made for this hop.



Sunday, 8 January 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 48 -


Well welcome to 2017 - hope you had a 
lovely christmas and new year.
You may have hopped across from the delightful 
Alison McLeod
and I can't wait to see what she has made for us
I have decided to use one of my favourite Sale-a-bration stampsets - Hey Chick and it comes in either wood mount or clear.
Teneale Williams gives us a sketch to use each fortnight - so pull up a chair and  grab a cuppa 
or a wine and take the time to hop around all the posts!
So here is our first sketch for 2017
Hmmm a square card - I don't do many so what
size should I do? Well I googled it!
LOTS OF COMMENTS - majority went for
4", 5" or 6" square cards. What size do you make?
I have made a 5" card and I have made my standard card to show the difference.
Now here is my square card with the frizzle chooks heads only - aren't they cute and below is a pic of a real one!

Then I made a standard card as well to show you

Then here are the two cards together

What did I use -
Started with Mint Macaron as the main card and then added a Very Vanilla layer that had been embossed
with Softly Falling and sponged with Mint Macaron ink around the edge.
A strip of Mint Macaron on top of the embossed Very Vanilla.
Then stamped the Frizzle chook and used the smallest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
Colored them in using the new Watercolor pencils on 
page 24 of the new Occasions catalogue.
I didn't add a sentiment to the front.
That's all.



Thank you for stopping by now it is onto the talented
Barbara Williams - I love her cards




ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop - earning free product



THEME: Products from the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues – a feature bundle or group of products from the Occasions Catalogue that will earn customers a free SAB product. 

Hello everyone I am using one of my favourite stamp sets from the new Occasions cattie - there are so many I love!

Beautiful You stampset can be purchased in either wood or clear on page 24.
 I started with Blushing Bride cardstock and added a piece from the gorgeous
Falling in Love DSP on page 51.
I stamped the lady using Archival Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then coloured the first lady with the watercolor pencils  on page 24. I backed the lady with Rose Red cardstock. 
In this second card I have placed the color onto the Very Vanilla and then used my Blender Pen to move the color around using small circles. 


Now lastly when you have purchased your goodies and ordered $90. before postage you get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration cattie and below is my favourite - Hey Chick
Just love these guys and I have the real ones running around as well!

Thank you for joining us tonight on this hop - just love all the creative ideas! Now it is onto

Juan Ambida






Sunday, 11 December 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 47 -


Hi and welcome to our 47th hop. 

You may have landed here or hopped across from the delightful 
Allison McLeod and I can't wait to see
what she has made this fortnight
These hops occur fortnightly and Teneale gives us a sketch 
that we all work with.
Now here is the sketch for this fortnight
I wasn't quite sure what to make with this sketch

I decided to use the Fancy Frost Speciality DSP. I sponged a circle over the DSP using Dapper Denim.

I then cut the circle from one of the Delicate White Doilies and sponged it in place which gave a deeper blue to the area. Guess what I cut two doilies instead of one - sometimes hard to pull apart!!!
Then I stamped the Birthday Blooms rose and coloured it in using a Blender pen and Dapper Denim ink. Used a mixture of greens for the leaves including Old Olive. 
I then cut the rose and left only the main flower and leaves
to stick on my card!
I was a bit naughty as I didn't add a sentiment....

Thank you for joining us tonight.
Please take the time to hop around all the blogs.
Now it is onto the gorgeous

Barbara Williams and I can't wait to see what she has made





Bye for now
If you would like any products that
I have used for my card
contact me at


mareescards@gmail.com

List Of Products:

Stamps:Birthday Blooms Stampset


Cardstock & DSP:Dapper Denim cardstock, Fancy Frost Speciality DSP, Whisper White cardstock


Ink:Archival Basic Black, Brights Stampin' Write Markers, In Color 2016-2018 Stampin' Write Markers


Other odds and ends required:Snail Adhesive, Sponges,Blender Pen,Delicate White Doilies


ESAD 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek Blog Hop -


Hello and welcome to the ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue 
and Sale-a-Bration sneak peek. What a mouthful to say but this is such an exciting time for us 
and our customers - we all love January till March as you get free product when you spend $90.00 in Australia).
You may have hopped across from
Cheryl Algie and I can't wait to see
what she has made.

I went with the beautiful stampset High Tide which I am loving. Made a main card first then made a few tags.

Such a great set to work with. Applied a tag to one of
our clear tiny treat boxes that are
in the main catalogue.
 Used the burlap ribbon for the tags


Hope you enjoyed my sneak peek.



Thank you for joing us on this hop tonight
now it is on to 
Rebekah Crisp






Sunday, 27 November 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 46 -


Welcome to another INKspired sketch blog hop.

You may have landed here or hopped across from the delightful Narelle Macey and I can't wait to see
what she has made for us
These hops occur fortnightly and Teneale gives us a sketch 
that we all work with.
I was tempted to use one of the new sets but realised that I had a stamp set 
that had not seen much inking....
It is of course the lovely Vertical Greeting set and I do love 
having vertical sayings. This is a great set to use the markers on.  I  used the beautiful Flirty Flamingo for the main card.
I then used a strip of the  Flirty Flamingo on the edge In Color DSP 2016-2018  (love these new In Colors).

I used a mixture of Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo on the flowers with some
Wink of Stella clear on the flowers




Thank you for joining us tonight.

Now it is onto Louise Sharp


Bye for now
If you would like any products that
I have used for my card
contact me at
mareescards@gmail.com


List Of Products:

Stamps:
Vertical Greeting Stampset

Cardstock & DSP:
Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, In Color 2016-2018 DSP 

Ink:
Archival Basic Gray, Brights Stampin' Write Markers, Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers, In Color 2016-2018 Stampin' Write Markers

Other odds and ends required:
Snail Adhesive, Wink of Stella clear







Sunday, 13 November 2016

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 45 -


Welcome to our INKspired blog hop - still recovering from a great OnStage Live event in Brisbane 
(I will put up some pics later in week as only got home
last night - been visiting!) 
Please take a moment to enjoy all the creations that have been made.
You may have hopped across from the delightful
Allison and I can't wait to see what she has made.
Every two weeks Teneale Williams gives us a sketch that we all have to use. 
 I had to use the Merry Mice Stampset - they are so cute.

Started with Dapper Denim as the main cardstock and then applied the Very Vanilla cardstock and roughed the edges of the top layer with my fingernail. Cut out Merry from the Dapper Denim. Stamped the mouse in Archival Basic Gray as mice are a gray colour and then coloured in using the Neutrals and Brights markers with the Blender pen.

Adhered some Basic Pearl Jewels to the card. I  cut the top layer of Very Vanilla into  two pieces before roughing the edges.



Thank you for stopping by

Now it is onto Artisan Louise Sharp.
Congratulations Lou on being chosen as one of the
Artisans for the 2017 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team - what an honour!



Maree
XX

List Of Products:

Stamps:
Merry Mice Stampset

Cardstock & DSP:
Dapper Denim cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock 

Ink:
Archival Basic Gray, Brights Stampin' Write Markers, Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers 

Other odds and ends required:
Snail Adhesive, Pearl Basic Jewels, Snail Adhesive, Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies,