Tuesday, 27 February 2018

FAB FRI 131

Tuesday 27 February 2018     Today’s card is inspired by Fab Friday's latest sketch challenge.     It's a great sketch - so many possibilities.   I love the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set from the Sale•A•Bration catalogue. Not only is the floral image amazing to stamp with, it has three versatile sentiments in a font that complement the flower perfectly.   Once again I've used the Tutti-Fruitt Designer Series Paper. I'm always drawn toward black and white. It's so smart and crisp and here I've teamed it with Flirty Flamingo ink and Baker's Twine.   The banner is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, then punched with the Banner Punch and the circle uses the Stitched Shapes Framelits.   Even though the Iridescent Sequins I've used are Calypso Coral I think they work well with the Flirty Flamingo. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week. I'll be back later in the week for th
Sunday, 25 February 2018

CASEING THE CATTY #167 SALE•A•BRATION

Sunday 25 February 2018   Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the Sale•A•Bration Brochure. You 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. 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 Sale•A•Bration Brochure has lots of new inspiration to CASE and, of course, there are lots of free products and three different ways to earn them! Plus there are new products available in the latest Sale•A•Bration release.     I'm caseing the card on the right hand side from the Second Sale•A•Bration catalogue.     I love the layout and colours of this card so I've tried to keep it as similar as possible. The spotted base is from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper and the flowers are from the Petal Palette sta
Thursday, 22 February 2018

INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP

Thursday 22 February 2018       Welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. You may have arrived from Janneke's gorgeous blog or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. There's a complete list at the bottom to check out all the inspirational projects created by the team.   The theme this month is "Take Inspiration" from our Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop Header! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone creates.     I love all the colours in our logo so I enjoyed creating a card using them. I chose the feathers from the Just Add Colour Specialty Designer Series Paper - I have used every feather in this paper! And as I've said before this DSP is so forgiving when it comes to colouring, you can go over and over again!   The colours I've used for the feathers are: Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy a
Wednesday, 21 February 2018

CELEBRATE SALE•A•BRATION

Wednesday 21 February 2018     Hello and welcome to our International Blog Highlights for the month of February. I am among Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world being highlighted by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to vote for my project. The theme this month is "Favourite Sale-a-bration or Occasions Catalogue Products". It was hard to chose my favourite as I love practically everything in these catalogues - based on the stash in my craftroom!   The Tutti-Frutti DSP is one of my favourite Designer Series Paper, I think because it's fun and fresh. I've teamed it with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies which are going to be carrying on into the next Annual Catalogue! And here's a close up of each card. I couldn't decide which colour way I like the most so I decided to make two cards!   The "celebrate" has been covered glue from the Fine-Tip Glue Pen - it gives it a great shine! Both cards have very similar
Sunday, 18 February 2018

CASEING THE CATTY #166 PAINTED WITH LOVE

Sunday 18 February 2018   Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the Painted with Love Suite, pages 18-21. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid's blog, you may have come from  Rose's  lovely blog or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. 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!     This Suite is perfect for those "love" cards which doesn't mean Valentines Day only! My husband says "but it's Valentines everyday" haha!   I've chosen to case the Tiny Treat Box at the front. And as it's apparently Valentines Day here everyday I've made a gift for my husband!    My friend, and fellow team member Maria, will be wondering what's wrong with me - yes I've used purple - well Elegant Eggplant to be precise! We joke how I love the aqua and blue colours and she loves
Thursday, 15 February 2018

STAMPIN' DREAMS BLOG HOP

Thursday 15 February 2018       Hello and welcome to the latest Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. If you are hopping with us today you may have arrived from Kim Oliver's lovely blog or if you are just starting here there's a list at the end of this post to continue on the hop. I hope you enjoy my card which I've created using our latest theme of "Colouring".     I've chosen "water colouring" for my card as I love its translucent and luminous appearance. Stampin' Up! have lots colouring options, many of which we'll be showcasing on our hop.     The Amazing You stamp set and co-ordinating Celebrate You Thinlits Dies from the Sale•A•Bration Brochure are very popular and made creating my card easy.   I started by spreading water from my Aqua Painter in the shape of "amazing" on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock then added Pacif
Sunday, 11 February 2018

CASEING THE CATTY #165 SALE•A•BRATION

Sunday 11 February 2018   Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the Sale•A•Bration Brochure. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid's blog, you may have come from my lovely friend Sandra's blog or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. 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 Sale•A•Bration Brochure has lots of new inspiration to CASE and, of course, there are lots of free products and three different ways to earn them!   I'm caseing the card above (right hand top) from page 16 from the Sale•A•Bration catalogue.     My card uses the Perennial Birthday stamp set and I've stamped the images in Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay. The card base is from the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes set in the Sale•A•Bration catalogue and the "You" is from the Celebrate You Th
Friday, 9 February 2018

OSAT DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART BLOG HOP

Thursday 8 February 2018   Hello and welcome to my blog. This month the OSAT team are showcasing "heart" projects! You may have arrived here from my fabulous Australian friend Jessie Holton   or if you have just started you can navigate through the hop by clicking on the links of the other design team members at the bottom of this post.     For this month's project I've chosen the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes from the Sale•A•Bration Brochure and the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalogue.   The heart is cut from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and has a tiny piece of a doily under a Clear Faceted Gem and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel stuck to it.   Using Dimensionals I've stuck it to a square and then layered that onto another square cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits with some Silver Metallic Thread poking out from under it. The Sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set and has been stamped in Real Red.
Sunday, 4 February 2018

CASEING THE CATTY #164 OCCASION KITS 15-17

Sunday 4 February 2018     Hello and welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. This week we are CASEing the Occasion Kits, pages 15-17. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid's blog, you may have come from Megan's blog or if you're just joining thanks for stopping by. 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!     I love the Stampin' Up!® kits, they are all-inclusive pre-cut card making kits with instructions, embellishments and everything needed to make beautiful hand made cards.     The Perennial Birthday Project Kit is my favourite and I'm actually onto my second kit. I think they make fabulous gifts especially the box - it's super cute!     For the card base I've used one of the Tutti-Frutti Cards and if it looks smaller it is! I've cut it down to the size of a notecard - 8.9cm x 12.7cm. I stamped the flower image and sen
Saturday, 3 February 2018

LOTS OF LAVENDER: TUTORIAL BUNDLE DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP

Friday 2 February 2018 Welcome to our Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for February ! Each month I hop with this fabulous group of 12 demonstrators from around the world who create an amazing bundle of tutorials. This month we have a special guest joining us - Natalie Rothwell O'Shea. Natalie is a very successful Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator in the United Kingdom and it's such a pleasure having her join us. The tutorials are based on current products available in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and have both metric and imperial measurements so wherever you are in the world you can purchase and create these exclusive projects. We will be showcasing a project using the same bundle as in our tutorial. It isn't the same project, the projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.   The Tutorial Bundle is $20NZ or place an order over $50NZ this month with me to receive this month's tutorial for free. February's tutorials
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