Friday, 19 October 2018

INK IT! STAMP IT! BLOG HOP - SHARE A TECHNIQUE


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. This month we are sharing techniques. You may have arrived here from seeing the lovely and talented Sandi MacIver's project if you're 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.
 

If you are thinking this looks familiar then yes it does! I've used the same colours and a floral theme as I did for my card yesterday. I loved the colour combination so decided to use it again!
 
I've used several techniques on my card: 
  • the Coastal Cabana layer has been embossed using the Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder;
  • the Shimmery White Cardstock has the stitched/cross die from the Stitched Labels Framelits  embossed/cut on it;
  • I've watercoloured over the stitching using Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lime Twist;
  • the flower has been cut in Shimmery White Cardstock from the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies then coloured with Flirty Flamingo ink; and lastly
  • Best Wishes was stamped in Coastal Cabana.


A little Whisper White Baker's Twine bow and three Pear Pizzazz Iridescent Sequin complete my card.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!  
 
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Thursday, 18 October 2018

GLOBAL DESIGN PROJECT #160 | CASE THE DESIGNER


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I'm sharing my card for this week's Global Design Project Case the Designer Challenge. 
I love Krista's style, she certainly knows how to put everything together perfectly!


I started off with my card portrait but as I put my elements together it worked better horizontally! Otherwise I've kept the layout the same.
 
Healing Hugs is a favourite stamp set, beautiful images and great sentiments in lovely fonts. And the Distinktive style creates stunning images with just a single "stamp" on the ink pad!
 
The Coastal Cabana mat has been embossed with the Subtle 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Just as the name suggests, it creates a subtle texture, sometimes that's all you need.
 
 
Under a couple of strips of the Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper from the Brights Collection I've stamped the little crosses in Lemon Lime Twist to co-ordinate with the leaves.
 
The flower has been stamped in Flirty Flamingo and fussy cut. A little bow in Whisper White Baker's Twine and a few Iridescent Sequins in Pear Pizzazz complete my CASE.

For more inspiration pop over to the Global Design Project.
 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.
 
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Thursday, 11 October 2018

OSAT BLOG HOP | GHOULS, GOBLINS AND GOURDS

Today I'm sharing my projects for the OSAT Blog Hop! This month our theme is Halloween. New Zealand is getting into Halloween a lot more now so I need to be ready with some tricks and treats when the neighbourhood children stop by!
 
 
The Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalogue is perfect for creating Halloween themed projects.
 
 
The hat has been fussy cut from the Toil and Trouble DSP and the only stamping is "Trick or Treat" from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. 

 
How cute is this little box? It measures 3.5cm square and is perfect for a few jelly beans! I fussy cut some extra bats, coated them with Fine-Tip Glue to create a shine and adhered them with dimensionals. The little Highland Heather circles are made using the Handheld Circle punch and they are also coated with Fine-Tip Glue.
 
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today! Please use the links below to continue on the hop with us. There'll be lots of inspirational projects - you won't want to miss any! 
 
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Sunday, 7 October 2018

GLOBAL DESIGN PROJECT #158 | 'TIS THE SEASON CARD

 
Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I'm sharing my card for this week's Global Design Project Sketch Challenge.

Sketch challenges are definitely my favourite and I really like this one!
 

With Christmas only 79 days away (yes I Googled that!) I need to get organised and making Christmas cards is top of my list!
 
The gorgeous Poinsettia image is from the Timeless Tidings stamp set. I've watercoloured it in Poppy Parade and I raised the middle bracts (leaves) with Dimensionals. The spotted paper is from the Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper - it's so bright and fresh!
 
 
To create the tiny flowers in the middle I dipped my blender pen in Versamark ink then sprinkled them with Gold Emboss Powder and heat set it. The wavy lines underneath are from the Artisan Textures stamp set and have also been embossed in gold.
 
For more inspiration using this great sketch pop over to the Global Design Project.
 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
 
 
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Thursday, 27 September 2018

INK & INSPIRATION - TECHNIQUE SAVVY BLOG HOP


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 created by the team.
 
The theme this month is Technique Savvy and I've chosen to showcase three different techniques to create my little gift bag!
 
 
The first technique is Embossing. I've used the new Tufted 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on my gift bag to create this lovely "quilt" effect.
 
The next technique is Heat Embossing. I rubbed the Embossing Buddy over the area, then dipped the tip of my blender pen into the Versamark Watermark Ink from the Refill bottle and made little dots on the Embossed gift bag, sprinkled it with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder then heat set it. Remember to use the Embossing Buddy - it really does make a difference!
 
The third technique was cutting out the label and the heart from the Stitched Labels Framelits with the Big Shot.
 
Making the gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board could also be considered a technique too - so that makes four!
 

I love how this little gift bag turned out and I'm looking forward to finding the perfect gift to pop inside for my niece's 21st birthday next month!
 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop. You won't want to miss all the fabulous techniques the team has to share! 
 
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Sunday, 23 September 2018

CASEING THE CATTY #197 | JOYOUS NOEL


Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our inspiration this week comes from the Joyous Noel Suite on pages 28-35 of the new Holiday Catalogue.  You may have arrived here from seeing Fi's lovely project if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the next button at the end of this post will take you on your journey.
 
 
This week my inspiration came from the "sending you our thoughts and prayers" card below on page 35 of the Holiday Catalogue.
 
 
I've used the same colour combination but my little birds and sentiment are from the Petal Palette Stamp Set.
 
 
 I love the simplicity of these cards. They were so quick and easy to make so I made a few!

 
 A twist of gold metallic thread is attached with dimensionals under the sentiment.

 
 
Click the "next" link below to see what my lovely CTC team member Rachel has to share with you!
 
https://stampinpals.blogspot.com/2018/09/anyone-for-bbq-ctc197.html
 
We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, 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.
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1625891621049580/
 
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