Thursday 16 November 2017

Hello and welcome to the latest Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. If you are hopping with us today you may have arrived from Debbie Henderson from the USA or if you are just starting here there's a list at the end of this post to continue on the hop. I hope you enjoy my project which showcases my "Favourite Technique".

The "Edging Technique" as I named it, is when you outline the edge of a solid stamp. You can do this with a Stampin' Marker or the edge of a ink pad. For the leaves on this card I stamped them in Lemon Lime Twist, drew around them with the Always Artichoke Stampin' Marker, gave the stamp a "huff" then stamped it. For more versions of this technique please click on the following link:

And here's the link to a tutorial I made for facebook:

It's a fun technique and you don't need to be too particular when you draw around the image, in fact I think it's more interesting if it is a bit uneven.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope the project you've seen here has inspired you and brightened your day. Please make your way around the hop - you won't want to miss any! 
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Sunday 12 November 2017

Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today my project is a Birthday Card CASED from page 166 of the Annual Catalogue. I've chosen the card with the tea pot and cup from the main photograph.
You may be starting here or hopping over from Rebecca Scurr's gorgeous card. The next button at the bottom of the post will take you around the hop and you won't want to miss any!
The Just Add Color Specialty DSP is full of gorgeous images to colour and the paper can take a lot of water - trust me! For my card I've used Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, and Pear Pizzazz inks and cardstock. The washi tape is from the Basics Pack 3 and the lovely scalloped edge is made using the new Ticket Tear Board punch. Happy Birthday is Hostess Set - In the City.
Of course it does entail some fussy cutting too!
Enjoy the hop, there's always so much inspiration from my talented crew members and next on the hop is Peta Stephen, you'll love her fabulous project.

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

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Sunday 12 November 2017

Hello and welcome. I am so excited to be this week's Guest Designer on Kylie Bertucci’s Crazy Crafters Team Blog Hop. The Crazy Crafters will be CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of my previous projects and making it their own. I'm also CASE-ing myself!
This is my card that I've chosen to CASE:

I love making these little cards and teamed with the 3" x 3" envelopes they fit perfectly in the Mini Pizza Boxes. They make a great gift.

And here's my CASE:

The background paper is from the Coffee Break Designer Series and the feathers are from the Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Whisper White stitched square is from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. These framelits are so versatile and always look so stylish!

I coloured one feather in Soft Sky to co-ordinate with the Coffee Break DSP and the other in Powder Pink. Little banners in co-ordinating cardstock tie in the colours, the "celebrate!" is embossed in white and a Whisper White bow finishes it off!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun on the hop. 

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Sunday 5 November 2017


Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Today my project is a tag CASED from page 27 the Holiday Catalogue.
You may be starting here or hopping over from Peta Stephen's fabulous project.  The next button at the bottom of the post will take you around the hop - you won't want to miss any!
I love the little Merry Mistletoe tag in the top right hand photograph - sweet and simple.

I've used the gorgeous gold and white checked paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP as my background tag then stamped and embossed the snowflake image from the Cheers to the Year stamp set. The Season's Greetings sentiment (also from the Cheers to the Year stamp set) has been stamped in Pool Party to co-ordinate with the shimmer ribbon onto another tag then a piece of Gold Metallic Thread has been used to tie the ribbon at the top of the tag.
Every Christmas I give my beauty therapy clients gifts, often something I've made. I think these will be perfect for this year.
Enjoy the blog hop, there's always so much inspiration from my talented crew members and next on the blog hop is Rose Packer, you won't want to miss her gorgeous project.
And please join us, we'd love to see your creations, just click on the link below:

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Saturday 4 November 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today's card is for this week's "Family Time" Theme Challenge on the Global Design Project #GDP111.
What better way to celebrate family time than with the arrival of a new baby!
The background DSP is from the Petal Garden stack. I picked out the Calypso Coral and Pool Party from this paper then added Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango for my stamping and embellishments.
I haven't used my Little One stamp set in a while so it was a welcome change from Christmas projects! The white label is from the Lots of Labels Framelits (with one end cut off) then embossed with the Sparkle folder.
If you want to see more "Family Time" themed projects check out the Global Design Project blog to see what everyone's created.
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Thursday 2 November 2017

Welcome to our Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for November. Each month I hop along with this fabulous group of 12 demonstrators from around the world who create an amazing bundle of tutorials. This month our tutorials have again been created using products from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.
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. We will be showcasing a project using the same bundle as in our tutorial.  It isn't the same project, as the projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.  
The Tutorial Bundle is $20NZ or place an order over $50NZ this month with me to receive this month's tutorial for free.
As I love the Season to Sparkle Bundle so much I'm using it again this month. I'm often drawn to sets that can be used in lots of different ways.
This cute little treat bag has been made using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits in Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. Then I've adhered the Silver Glimmer Paper chandelier - using the Chandelier Thinlits Dies I've cut the chandelier and the little top piece then glued them together under the bow. The bow is tied with Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon and a Clear Faceted Gem attached on top. The sentiment is stamped in Powder Pink on a Lots of Labels Framelit. It's a perfect size bag for sweets or a small (expensive) gift!

I also made this garland for my daughter's room. I cut 5 chandeliers from the Silver Glimmer Paper, attached them to a piece of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, glued a bow to the top of each chandelier then wound the lights around it.

And here's 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 - you'll love her project.
Please visit the All Star Tutorial Designers, you won't want to miss any:

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