Sunday 25 August 2019


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I'm hopping with the Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators (ESAD) and we are showcasing projects created from products in the new 2019 Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue. Yes Christmas is on its way and will be here before you know it!     Christmas here in the Southern Hemisphere means Summer! I am looking forward to the warmer weather coming although this Winter hasn't actually been that bad! The wreath on my card is from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set and co-ordinating All-Around Wreath Dies. I've stamped it in Garden Green to match the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper I've used along the bottom. I die cut the other wreath in Vellum and then trimmed it in half. The Rhinestones have been coloured with a Stampin' Blends - Poppy Parade in fact! I don't have a Real Red one yet but that one worked perfectly! The little gold Jingle Bell is so cute and tied with a piece of Linen Thread, finishes my card.
Friday 23 August 2019


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. This month we are sharing products from the new Holiday Catalogue. You may have arrived here from my lovely team member Kirsten, if you are hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the full line up below will guide you through all the projects.     How cute is this Santa? He's from the "Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set" and co-ordinating Jolly Season Dies. I've layered him up on a background of Whisper White Dies of the sleigh and deer which I've also die cut with a Stitched Rectangle Die. It is in turn layered on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the "Let It Snow Specialty" pack. "Tis the Season" is die cut from Real Red Glimmer Paper and ties in perfectly with the Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots.     I water-coloured Santa mostly with colours from the "Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper&quo
Thursday 22 August 2019


Hello and welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. The complete list at the bottom will guide you through all the inspirational projects the team has to share.     This month our theme is "Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek" and I've chosen to showcase the gorgeous "Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper".   For my cards I've teamed it with sentiments from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set and the stamp set from the Joy of Giving Tag Kit. The sentiments have been stamped and then die cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I've made the Die longer and shorter for two of the sentiments, if you are wondering which one I used!   I've also used the Real Red Curly Ribbon, "happy" from the Well Written Dies, Silver Metallic Thread, Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots and Clear Rhinestones that I've coloured with Blends to create m
Friday 16 August 2019


  Hello and welcome to this month's Stampin' Up!® Artisan Design Team's Blog Hop. For August we are featuring projects created using the gorgeous Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. The Blog Hop is full of inspiration ideas - you won't want to miss them!     What I love about this Specialty Paper is that it can be used in so many ways, including colouring, stencilling (see my Inspiring Iris cards here ) and layering.   One side of the paper is Whisper White and the other is Very Vanilla. I've chosen the Very Vanilla side and layered it on Very Vanilla Cardstock. And of course, I've used the Subtle Embossing Folder!      "Beautiful Friendship" is such a lovely stamp set and I think it's perfect with this Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper - both are so delicate and pretty!  These flowers are stamped in Rococo Rose, with Pear Pizzazz leaves and have been fussy cut. Congratulations is also fussy cut after it
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