Friday, 17 January 2020


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop. You may have arrived from my lovely and talented Stephanie Fischer 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 "Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues". These catalogues are full of gorgeous new products and inspiration!

How cute is the Little Ladybug Stamp Set? This set is a free Host set when a party order or personal order is over $575 NZD during Sale-A-Bration!

Yes this card did involve a lot of fussy cutting but that is about to change as there are co-ordinating Ladybugs dies to go with this stamp set!

I watercoloured the background over the sentiment that had been embossed in white, then I layered up the flower and ladybug.

The images where coloured using Stampin' Blends and I finished off my card with a few sequins from the Peaceful Poppies Sequins and a white bow!

Thanks for joining me tonight! Remember to keep hopping for more great projects and Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue inspiration!

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Sunday, 5 January 2020


Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue. You are currently visting Angela Meiritz-Reid's blog, you may have come from my talented friend Peta 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 new January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue is absolutely full of gorgeous new products. I can hardly wait to start creating with them!

I'm caseing the card at the bottom-middle on page 38 of the catalogue - I like the layout of this card.


I started with the spotted piece of paper from the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack. There are lots of colours in this DSP - I picked Lovely Lipstick and Daffodil Delight. I adhered it to the card base along with a piece of Whisper White cardstock that has been embossed using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.

The Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon has been coloured using the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends, and I've added a bow in Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Using the dies from the Lily Pad Dies I cut out the lilies in Lovely Lipstick and Daffodil Delight cardstock, I then coloured pieces of Watercolour Paper in both colours using ink and an Aqua Painter. I cut these down and adhered them to the back of the dies.

The leaves were water-coloured in Mint Macaron and die cut.

"Hello" is from the "To A Wild Rose" Stamp Set and has been gold embossed.

I also added a few Rhinestones!

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week or next, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.

This year we are extending our challenges to two weeks. We will still hop weekly, showcasing different cards each week but you will have two weeks to participate.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Next up is my talented friend Tina - just click on the Next Blog Button below.

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Thursday, 26 December 2019


Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Design Team Blog Hop. You may have arrived here from my lovely and talented friend Sandra Mastello 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 inspirational projects the team has to share.

The theme for this hop is "Sale-A-Bration/Mini Catalogue Sneak Peek!

The Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and its co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms Dies are going to be one of my favourites and I'm looking forward to creating lots more with this set!

I've created this card by stamping the floral image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colouring it with the Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick and Petal Pink Blends. I used the co-ordinating die to cut out the image and layered it on a Subtle Embossed background.

The Rhinestones have been coloured with the Blends too! Making them co-ordinate perrfectly, of course! Happy Birthday is from the Well Said Stamp Set.

I've also added a bow in Linen Thread and an extra shimmer on the flowers using Wink of Stella.

All the products I've used are from Stampin' Up! and can be purchased directly from my On-Line Shop by clicking the Shop Now Link at the top or on the images below. The products from the Mini Catalogue will be available on 3 January 2020 - just 8 days to go! 

Thanks for visiting today and be sure to hop all the way around to see the gorgeous creations my fellow team members have created.

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