Global Design Project 108 | CASE the Designer

Monday 16 October 2017



Hello and welcome to my blog - thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a great day. Monday is my housework day but I'm having a little break to post my card for the Global Design Project.
 
This week it's CASEing the lovely and talented Brian King, and here's his card to CASE.
 
Brian's style is very clean cut so I tried to keep my card like that too, although I couldn't resist adding a couple of Rhinestones!

 
The cute spotted background DSP is from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack and I've picked out the Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugar Plum and Old Olive for the co-ordinating cardstock and colouring.


The "birthday wishes" sentiment and flower are from the "Happiest of Days" stamp set. As I only wanted the words stamped I covered the rest of the stamp with washi, stamped it, removed the washi then stamped the sentiment. Sometimes it's good to look at sets and think about other ways of using them.
 
Right I need to finish my housework before my girls get home from school and post this to the GDP blog before it closes!
 
See you soon.
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CASEing the Catty #150 Favourite Big Shot Project

Sunday 15 October 2017

 
 
Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today my card is based on my Favourite Big Shot Project from the Holiday Catalogue.
 
 
You may be starting here or hopping over from the amazingly talented  Kelly Kent. The next button at the bottom of the post will take you around the hop - you won't want to miss any!
 
I've chosen the same page as last week's CASE but this week I'm CASEing the Season to Sparkle Bundle projects on the right hand side.
 
 
Halloween is starting to grow here in New Zealand but we have a long way to go to catch up with our American and Canadian friends. A friend is married to a Canadian and a few years back she had a Halloween Party, she went all out from decorating the house to creating themed treats, it was lots of fun. So this card is for her!
 
 
This Season to Sparkle Bundle from the Holiday Catalogue has 25 stamps in the set and 11 dies, and has five different sentiments for different occasions.
 
Enjoy the blog hop, there's always so much inspiration from my talented crew members and next on the blog hop is Julia Quinn, you won't want to miss her project.
 
https://handmadebyjuliaquinn.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/big-shot-fun-in-holiday-catalogue-ctc150.html
 
And please join us, we'd love to see your creations, just click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/

 
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Inspire.Create.Challenges #002

Monday 9 October 2017

 
Yes there's a new Challenge Blog on the block - Inspire.Create.Stamping Challenges! My lovely friend Denita Wright-Smee is one of the design team members and I wanted to show my support to her new adventure by participating in this challenge.


It's my mother's birthday later this month so I decided it was a good idea to get organised and make her card ahead of time. Starting with a palette of Soft Sky and Lemon Lime Twist I used my Pattern Party Decorative Masks with Stamping Sponges to create the patterned centre piece. To create the angle on the card base (as per the sketch) I used a piece of Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon - I ran it across the card, taped it underneath then used a shorter piece to tie a knot.


I embossed Happy Birthday from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in gold embossing powder and added a few rhinestones to add some bling. The border down the side is made using the New "Ticket Tear Border" punch.

Pop on over to Inspire.Create.Challenges and join in the fun.

Have a great week!
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CASEing the Catty #149 Year of Cheer

Sunday 8 October 2017



Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today my card is from the Year of Cheer section (pages 36-47) of the Holiday Catalogue.


You may be starting here or hopping over from my lovely and talented friend Kelly Kent.  The next button at the bottom of the post will take you around the hop - you won't want to miss any!
 
I've CASEd the card on the top left hand side of the picture above and have taken it from Christmas card to Baby card! My lovely cousin has just given birth to the most adorable little girl and I made this card with her in mind! 
 
 
This card is made up of two stamp sets - the top half from the stony road up is the "In the City" Hostess set and Welcome Little One is from the "Little One" set.  The background has been stamped using Powder Pink ink on a Powder Pink cardstock base and the sparkles are also from the "In the City" set. There are so many great little elements in this Hostess set!
  
 
Oh and yes I did fussy cut around all the little elements! And I loved putting it all together from the Silver Glimmer Paper, Powder Pink Ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, and Whisper White Baker's Twine.
 
Enjoy this week's blog hop, there's always so much inspiration from my talented crew members and next on the blog hop is Julia Quinn, you won't want to miss her gorgeous project.
 
https://handmadebyjuliaquinn.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/a-cute-box-of-cards-for-year-of-cheer.html

And please join us, we'd love to see your creations, just click on the link below:



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Global Design Project 107 | Theme Challenge

Friday 6 October 2017




Hello and welcome to my blog - thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to the weekend!


 
It's a Theme Challenge this week over at the Global Design Project and this is what I've created for it!


This card is for a very kind and caring fellow Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator who sent me a very pretty card with the most beautiful message inside. There's something about going out to the letterbox to find a hand-addressed envelope from the other side of the world with a heart-felt message - it really does bring tears to yours eyes. (I'm not mentioning names as I'd like it to be a surprise when she receives it!)
 
I also find it helpful to create a card with someone in mind when I'm taking part in a challenge as it adds a personal touch and helps me bring the colours and design together.
 
 
The background DSP is from the Petal Garden DSP stack. I cut out the flowers from two sheets of the DSP and tied the Basic Black Baker's Twine around where I glued them together! The lemons are, of course, from the Lemon Zest stamp set and "You are so kind" is from the Watercolor Wings" stamp set. And to balance out the black I used the Black Rhinestone Jewels - I love these!
 
For more ideas for Grateful cards make sure to pop over to the Global Design Project blog - there's lots of inspiration there!
 
See you again soon.
 
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Carols of Christmas: Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop

Tuesday 3 October 2017

 
Welcome to our Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for October. I'm really loving being part of this fabulous group of 12 demonstrators from around the world who create an amazing bundle of tutorials using products each month. This month our tutorials have been created using products from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.
 
 
Each month I will be hopping with these talented Stampin' Up!® designers and we will be showcasing a project using the same bundle as in our tutorial. The tutorials are based on current products available in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and have both metric and imperial measurements so wherever you are in the world you can purchase and create these exclusive projects.
 
The Tutorial Bundle is $20NZ or place an order over $50NZ this month with me to receive this month's tutorial for free.
 
In my card today I've used the same Carols of Christmas Bundle that I used in the tutorial. Please remember that it isn't the same project. The projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.
 
 
Yes this card is a labour of love! The leaves (20 sets) are stamped in Garden Green ink and cut out using the co-ordinating framelit and then glued onto a 7.4cm (2⅞") circle cut from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies which I've stamped "Deck the Halls" on using Cherry Cobbler ink. It's then double matted on Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, has Linen Thread wrapped around it three times and tied in a bow then adhered with Dimensionals on a 10.2cm (4") square Crumb Cake base.

 
A couple of Rhinestones finish this cute little Christmas card off!
 
Here is a sneak peek of what is included in this month's tutorial bundle:
 
 
To purchase the Tutorial for $20NZD click here:
 
Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Constanze Wirtz.
 
https://conibaer.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/all-star-tutorial-bundel-bloghop-oktober.html
 
Please visit the All Star Tutorial Designers, you'll love their fabulous projects:
 

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CASEing the Catty #148 Kits & Memories & More

Sunday 1 October 2017

 
 
Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today my card is from the Kits section (pages 32-33) of the Holiday Catalogue.
 
 
You may be starting here or hopping over from Rose Packer.  The next button at the bottom of the post will take you around the hop - you won't want to miss any!
 
I've CASEd the "Oh Joy" card on the left hand side of the picture above, with a change to the orientation!
 
 
The base of my card is covered with the Delightful Daisy DSP, then there's a 2.5cm banner of Pool Party with a piece of Silver Mini Sequin Trim on top of it, followed by a 5.5cm x 9cm piece of Whisper White cardstock that I've punched the corners out of using the 3/4" circle punch. "Birthday Wishes" from the Happiest of Days stamp set is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and coloured with Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst ink.
 

Enjoy the blog hop, there's always so much inspiration from my talented crew members and next on the blog hop is Elizabeth Gross, you won't want to miss her project.
 
http://lillylovespaper.blogspot.co.nz/2017/10/ctc148-using-kits-for-inspritation.html

And please join us, we'd love to see your creations, just click on the link below:


 
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Global Design Project 106 | Sketch Challenge

Friday 29 September 2017
 
 
Hello and welcome to my blog - thanks so much for stopping by! My card today is for the latest challenge over at the Global Design Project. This week's challenge is a Sketch challenge.
 
 
Sketch challenges are my favourite and I particularly like this layout - I'll definitely be adding it to my Sketch Layout File!
 

I made this card with a very special person in mind. She has been coming to me as a beauty therapy client for a number of years and we have become great friends. Her joie de vivre is such an inspiration and I'm in awe of her wisdom and kindness.


Here's what I used for my card - the gorgeous background paper in Soft Sky is from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and it goes perfectly with Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy. The "80" is lighter as I stamped it off first.  The "80" and "Happy Birthday" are both from the Number of Years stamp set.
 
A little bow with Whisper White Baker's Twine and a few Rhinestone Jewels add the finishing touches.
 
To see more ideas using this great sketch pop over to the Global Design Project blog - there's lots of inspiration there!
 
Have a lovely day and see you soon.
 
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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Thursday 28 September 2017



Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop for September. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. The theme this month is Wedding/Anniversary. Please hop around the list at the bottom to check out all the wonderful projects created this month.

 
The Cheers to the Year stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue is perfect for a wedding card especially when teamed with the co-ordinating Year of Cheer Specialty DSP. The White Embossing Paste design makes a great backdrop for all the silver embellishments.
 
 
The silver embellishments consist of Mini Sequin Trim, Foil Sheets, Metallic Thread, Embossing Powder and a Faceted Gem. The heart comes from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.
 
 
"And so your story begins" also from the Cheers to the Year stamp set is embossed in Silver, and a strip of Year of Cheer Specialty DSP and Silver Foil decorate the inside of my card.
 
Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to visit the other design team members for more ideas and inspiration.
 
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Creative Christmas Day

Monday 25 September 2017


 
A great day of crafting and comradery, crafters of any level welcome. Please contact me if you'd like to come along. Sharyn and I have been running these events for several years now - they're lots of fun and not to be missed!


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CASEing the Catty #147 Christmas Around the World

Sunday 24 September 2017



Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today my card is from the Christmas Around the World section (pages 28-35) of the Holiday Catalogue.


You may be starting here or hopping over from Alisa Tilsner. The next button at the bottom of the post will take you around the hop - you won't want to miss any!

 
I've CASED both these cute little cards - I'm in a mini card making phase at the moment! It's because I love the new Mini Pizza Boxes and any excuse to make cards to go in then.
 
 
Both cards have been made using the "Cheers to the Year" stamp set.

 
I stamped the tiny stars in Pool Party onto a Pool Party card base, then white embossed the "sparkly" image onto Basic Grey cardstock. Season's Greetings is stamped in Night of Navy on a 3.5cm circle and layered on top of the Basic Grey 5.5cm circle with Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and Silver Mini Sequin Trim sandwiched in between.


For this card I've stamped the tiny snowflake in Pool Party onto a Pool Party card base, then stamped the round swirls in Crushed Curry onto a 5.5cm circle with Season's Greetings stamped in Night of Navy. Under this I've attached the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and Silver Mini Sequin Trim.
 
Enjoy the blog hop, there's always so much inspiration from my lovely crew members and next on the blog hop is the very talented Judy May, you won't want to miss her project.
 
http://judymay.typepad.com/just_judy_designs/2017/09/ctc147-christmas-around-the-world.html
 
And please join us, we'd love to see your creations, just click on the link below:
 
 
 
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