Wednesday 26 February 2020


Welcome to this month's Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Sale-A-Bration. You may have arrived here from my lovely talented friend Stesha , or if you are starting here be sure to hop all the way around, you won't want to miss any of the inspirational projects the design team have created.    Yes this is my favourite Sale-A-Bration Set! I love the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set and co-ordinating Birthday Dies! It's so versatile and the dies just take it to another level. For this card I've "daubered" the background with Balmy Blue ink then embossed it using the Subtle 3D folder - another of my favourite items!  The floral images have been white embossed then water coloured with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green. I'm challenging myself this year to using different colours and working my way through all the Stampin' Up! colours! The leaves have been die cut in Granny Apple Green and Vellum Cards
Sunday 23 February 2020


Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the colours from the Kerchief Card Kit on page 9 of the Sale-A-Bration. Y ou are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid's blog, you may have come from my talented friend Judy  or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. Please make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post to continue on the hop - you won't want to miss any! The 2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue has lots of gorgeous FREE products (please contact me if you live in New Zealand and would like to find out more)!  It wasn't hard to choose the colours to case and I've also cased the layout! I'm using the French sentiment left over from the card kit as we have a French student staying with us for two weeks and I'm going to add it to cards to give to her mother when she returns home. The Coastal Cabana base has been embossed with the Subtle sentiment and then I've
Friday 21 February 2020


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop. You may have arrived from my lovely and talented friend Kirsten Aitchison from Australia. If you are starting here please see the complete list at the bottom of this post which will guide you through all the creative projects the team has to share. The theme for this hop is "Birthdays" and the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue is perfect for creating a birthday card. I love water-colouring and after seeing my gorgeous friend Sylwia Schreck water-colour using markers I decided to try it. Usually I dip my Aqua Painter in the ink but using the markers is much quicker as there is less water (well when I water-colour!) so it dries faster and the depth of the colour isn't washed away!  Teamed with my other favourite mediums - paste, metallic thread, vellum and sequin, I'm in my happy place! I created a little gift tag too, using all the same elements and add
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