Wednesday, 14 October 2020

AROUND THE WORLD ON WEDNESDAY | THE WORLD AROUND US!


Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Design Team's October Blog Hop. The Around the World on Wednesday has been created by my lovely friend Angie McKenzie and comprises a group of super talented demonstrators from around the world. The Around the World Hop goes live on the second Wednesday of each month.


Our theme this month is the world around us, and for all of us that is so different. Here in New Zealand I am grateful to feel safe and secure and able to continue life in a similar manner to before - apart from travelling! With technology, I love that we can feel connected despite the distance between us, but am definitely looking forward to when we can travel again and see family and friends in person. Here's to our world getting back on its feet!

It is springtime here in the southern hemisphere and it is definitely my favourite time of the year. Everything is blossoming and growing, oh and it's getting warmer!


My cards were created with sunshine and happiness in mind! I love the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, especially this gorgeous big sunflower. I sponged the background with Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie Inks, concentrating the Pumpkin Pie under the sunflower. The background has been splashed with water to create droplets, this is one of my favourite techniques and then the finished card has been splattered with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.


The gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack has been shredded and then wound around to create circles under the sentiment, it adds a little more sunshine and sparkle to the card. The Rhinestones have been coloured with the Dark Black Blends and add balance to the card. Colouring the Rhinestones with the Blends is a perfect way to get co-ordinating embellishments!

Next up on our Hop is Tatiana Tobin, I can't wait to see what she has created! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop.


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Thursday, 1 October 2020

STAMPING SOCIETY OCTOBER BLOG HOP | PLAID TIDINGS SUITE


Hello and welcome to the Stamping Society's October Blog Hop and Monthly Tutorial. I love being part of this team of amazingly talented Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world.

Our theme this month is the Plaid Tidings Suite from the Mini Catalogue. Here's a sneak peek of the gorgeous creations everyone has made.

OCTOBER TUTORIAL SNEAK PEEK:


We have a video tutorial available, showcasing six different and exclusive projects. You can get these tutorials by:
  1. Buying the tutorials ($10.25 NZD from me or equivalent in each market), click on the Buy Now Button under Tutorials for Sale at the top of this page, to make your purchase; or
  2. Spend $37 worth of Stampin' Up! product from me and you'll get these for free.
  3. Get them for free as a member of my Stampin' Up! Team.

The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper is so cool! Picking out different colours from the paper gives such varied results, and especially for male cards.

I've added elements from various sets for this card. The Shaded Spruce label is from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder before I've added "happy" which has been adhered using the Foam Adhesive. Have you tried the Foam Adhesive yet? It makes creating dimension so easy!

The foliage is from the Poinsettia Dies in Champagne Foil.

To create the notches, either side of the Plaid Tidings DSP, I used the Daisy Punch. It works perfectly!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please continue on the hop to see everyone's creative projects.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

BE INSPIRED | MEMORIES & MORE


Welcome to this month's Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop! We are using Memories & More as our inspiration this month. You may have arrived here from my talented and lovely friend Stesha Bloodhart from the USA, or if you are starting here please hop all the way around, you won't want to miss any of the inspirational projects created by the design team.


I have chosen the Wonder of the Season Memories & More Card Pack from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue. There are so many ways to use these cards, the options are limitless.


To create my card I trimmed a couple of the cards and layered them onto a piece of Gold Foil, wrapped gold twine around the join, tied a bow and adhered it to a card base.  Next I added "Believe" and the stars from the stickers in the pack. To achieve some dimension I stuck two of the "Believe" together and doubled up the stars.


For some added sparkle, I coated the berries and the shaded areas of the bells with Fine-Tip Glue, and splattered Wink of Stella over the whole card. I'm looking forward to making more cards with the fabulous selection in this Memories and More Card Pack.

Next up in today's hop is my inspirational friend Janneke in the Netherlands. I'm looking forward to seeing what gorgeous creation Janneke has to share with us.


Be Inspired Design Team Blog Roll:

Angela Meiritz-Reid (You are here!)
Janneke Dijkstra de Jong
Cathy Caines
Manuela Geiswinkler
Carolynn Sander
Brian King
Emma Goddard
Stesha Bloodhart



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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

AROUND THE WORLD ON WEDNESDAY | TAG TEAM!


Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Design Team's September Blog Hop. The Around the World on Wednesday has been created by my lovely friend Angie McKenzie and comprises a group of super talented demonstrators from around the world. The Around the World Hop goes live on the second Wednesday of each month.


This month's theme is Tag Team and we can interpret it as we wish! I've chosen to create two co-ordinating thank you cards.


I love the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, it's so pretty! While all the gorgeous blue based colours in this DSP are favourites of mine, I decided to pick out Highland Heather for the base and flower. 



Both cards are fairly similar, just a different layout and change of flower. Making multiples of cards really does save time and mean you have extra cards on hand for when you need them - love that!

Next up on our Hop is Rochelle Laird-Smith, I can't wait to see what she has created! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop.


Around the World on Wednesday Design Team Blog Roll:

Angela Meiritz-Reid - NZ (You are Here!)

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Satomi Wellard - JP

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Angie McKenzie - US

Mary Deatherage - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US



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