Thursday, 27 December 2018

INK & INSPIRATION - NEW CATTY SNEAK PEEK


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 a sneak peek from the 2019 Occasions and the Sale-A-Bration Catalogues.
 

For today's card I've used the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch. These two gorgeous Stampin' Up!® products are going to be so well loved by me - so look out for lots of butterfly creations!
 
I've used two of the new Designer Series Papers too! The black and white spotted paper is from the Botanical Butterfly collection (available FREE with any purchase of NZ$110 from 3 January) and the striped paper is from the Happiness Blooms collection available from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

 
The butterflies have been stamped in Calypso Coral to co-ordinate with the Happiness Blooms DSP and I've added leaves from the Incredible Like You Stamp Set in Lemon Lime Twist. The Whisper White strip of cardstock has been embossed with the Subtle Folder.
 
"A little note" is stamped in black and is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set - isn't the font lovely?
 
A few rhinestones to tie in the Silver Glimmer Paper and the Silver Metallic Thread complete my card.
 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop. You won't want to miss all the fabulous projects the team has to share!  
 
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Friday, 21 December 2018

INK IT! STAMP IT! BLOG HOP - SNEAK PEEK!


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. This month we are sharing Sneak Peek projects from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalogues. You may have arrived here from seeing the lovely and talented Jenny Hall'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.

 
Oh how I love these butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.  You stamp two images at once, one large and one small and the punch cuts them out together - very clever! I now have a little stash of butterflies for my next project!
 

The spotted paper is from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper in the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalogue - FREE with any purchase of NZ$110 from 3 January! There are coloured images on one side (mostly butterflies) and black and white designs on the other - I love black and white, timeless and elegant!

The white background has been embossed using the Subtle folder - I stamped the sentiment first!

I also added a few co-ordinating silver elements - thread, glimmer paper and rhinestones - along with some sequins from the Gingham Gala Sequin collection.
 
These two catalogues are full of gorgeous Stampin' Up! product. Please contact me if you'd like to purchase anything or click the link above to my Online Store.
 
Have a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you again soon. The holidays are here so I'm looking forward to some uninterrupted crafting time!
 
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2019 STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN DESIGN TEAM

I am so happy to let you know that I have been selected as a member of the 2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. This is a huge honour and I look forward to sharing this exciting year with you. I am one of 16 demonstrators from around the world chosen to be part of this team.

 
Here's a list of the 2019 team - it's a photograph of the screen at OnStage announcing the team. I had to keep it a secret for a while so I was pleased when it was announced!

 
I received a beautifully decorated white lacquered box with a personalised Artisan Design Team stamp and a gorgeous Tiffany's bracelet inside!
 
A big thank you to the 2018 Artisan Design Team, you have been amazing!
 
Thank you everyone for your support and here's to 2019!
 
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Friday, 23 November 2018

INK IT! STAMP IT! BLOG HOP - CHRISTMAS


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. This month we are sharing Christmas projects. You may have arrived here from seeing the lovely and talented Kirsten Aitchison'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.

 
Making Christmas tags, or tags of any sort, is a great way to use up any leftover pieces of Designer Series Paper and Cardstock! For these tags I've used the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper along with the little trees from the Festive Farmhouse Elements. I coloured the trees in using my marker then embossed them with Clear Emboss Powder. Yes it was a bit fiddly but I love how they've turned out!
 
The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings and is the perfect size for a tag!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
 
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Thursday, 22 November 2018

INK & INSPIRATION - CHRISTMAS TIME 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 Christmas Time.
 

This gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper has been an absolute favourite of mine and I have used every last piece!

The swirl under the sentiment is from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and picks up the copper in the paper to create an elegant look!


The sentiment is from the Sincerely Santa Stamp Set and has been embossed with the Copper Emboss Powder. I've created the label using the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, punching a hole in the top and adding a piece of Baker's Twine.

The little stars are from the Festive Farmhouse Elements - aren't they cute?

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop. You won't want to miss all the fabulous projects the team has to share!  
 
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

BEST WISHES SHELLI GARDNER!

 
Thanks for coming to my blog today! I am among Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here http://bit.ly/November2018HighlightsVoteForMe!

The theme for this highlight is "Thank You Shelli Gardner".  Shelli Gardner started Stampin' Up!® 30 years ago and has created more than a just a company, it's a worldwide network of amazing friendships. I love going along to our OnStage events where I get to catch up with "old" friends and make new ones.
 
 
I created this card for Shelli and as I'm off to OnStage this weekend decided it would be perfect for my swaps - so I created a pile more! After all if it wasn't for Shelli starting Stampin' Up!® in her living room all those years ago I wouldn't be doing what I am!

 
Stitched All Around and the co-ordinating Stitched Labels Framelits Dies are my favourite product in the Annual Catalogue - I use them every chance I get!

 
The colours I've used are Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point and Pool Party! I started with a wash of Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party over the Stitched Label and added the flower and leaf from the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies.
 

I had also run the label through the Big Shot using the crosses die to create some extra texture. The Subtle 3D Embossing Folder has created the beautiful texture on the Pool Party background. A bow in Whisper White Baker's Twine, a twist of Gold Metallic Thread and some Iridescent Sequin Assortment add the finishing touches.
 
Now I'm off to post this card to Shelli - I hope she likes it!
 
Thanks for visiting my blog today. Please pop over to Kylie's blog to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.
 
http://bit.ly/November2018HighlightsVoteForMe
 
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Sunday, 4 November 2018

CASEING THE CATTY #203 | CASE HOSTESS SETS


Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our inspiration this week comes from the Hostess Sets in the Stampin' Up!® Catalogues.  You may have arrived here from seeing Peta'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 "Joy" card below on page 55 of the Holiday Catalogue.
 
 
I've kept the layout the same but changed everything else!

 
For my card I've used the gorgeous Country Lane Designer Series Paper. The design on this paper reminds me of ticking fabric. I love how the Blackberry Bliss card base and oval brings out the Blackberry Bliss stripes.
 
 
I cut out three of the flower images from the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies and layered them on top of each other to create some dimension - the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets make this soooo easy! The little leaves poking out from under the oval are also from the Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies.

The pearlised sequin from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment co-ordinate perfectly with the Blackberry Bliss!

Click the "next" link below to see what my lovely friend and CTC team member Liz has to share with you!

https://lillylovespaper.blogspot.com/2018/11/ctc203-caseing-hostess-sections.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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