Thursday, 31 May 2018

HELLO GDP!

Thursday 31 May 2018     Hello and thanks for stopping by today. My card is for the latest Global Design Project Challenge - CASE the Designer and it is none other than the fabulous Brian King. Brian's style is very smart with clean lines and a few layers.   I've picked out Brian's layout and colour scheme to CASE.     I used the Petal Palette Stamp Set and co-ordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies. The background spots have been stamped in Powder Pink, then I've layered up some Metallic Gold Thread with the floral image on top. I stamped this in Sahara Sand after I'd stamped it off twice as I wanted a softer edge. It's been coloured with Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz using a blender pen.     To create lighter areas on the flowers and leaves I used the White Stampin' Chalk Marker. Hello is from the Better Together Stamp Set and has been cut out with the Classic Label Punch.   And even though Brian's card didn&#
Sunday, 27 May 2018

CASEING THE CATTY C180 - FAVOURITE RETIRING PROJECT

Sunday 27 May 2018       Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our inspiration this week comes from our Favourite Retiring Project!  You may have arrived here from seeing  Monique's  gorgeous 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.     My inspiration this week came from the tulip card (in the picture below) from page 223 of the Annual Catalogue.   It's such a great layout and one I'll be adding to my collection for future reference.     I've used the last of my Naturally Eclectic and Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Papers for this card - I've loved both of these papers a lot! Happy Birthday is from the Beautiful Day stamp set, isn't the font gorgeous?     And what's one of my cards without some bling? The Iridescent Sequin A
Thursday, 24 May 2018

INK & INSPIRATION SNEAK PEEK BLOG HOP

Thursday 24 May 2018       Hello and welcome to this month's Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. There's a complete list at the bottom to check out all the inspirational projects created by the team. The theme this month is a Sneak Peek of products in the new Annual Stampin' Up! catalogue - launching on 1 June!   I chose to showcase the gorgeous new Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and a selection of the new co-ordinating embellishments.    A feature of this DSP is the translucent pearlised finish on 4 of the designs and this, of course, goes perfectly with the Pearlized Doilies which you can see peeking out from under the sentiment which comes from the Better Together stamp set. A piece of Blackberry Bliss Nature's Twine has been wrapped around the card and tied in a bow with a few Rich Razzleberry pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pe
Tuesday, 22 May 2018

ANIMAL OUTING ON FAB FRIDAY

Tuesday 22 May 2018     Hello and thanks for stopping by. My card today is for the latest challenge over on the Fab Friday Blog.     The current challenge is this sketch and here's my card ...    I've been wanting to use this new set "Animal Outing" since I received it at On Stage and this was the perfect opportunity. I've teamed it up with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper which is only current for a few more days! I'm looking forward to creating with the Designer Series Papers in the new catalogue.     I've stamped the kangaroo and koala in Basic Black ink and water-coloured them using Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks. A bit of fussy cutting and then I've adhered them using dimensionals. A few Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, and Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes add a bit of bling.   Have a great day and be sure to pop over to the Fab Friday Blog to check out other creations using t
Sunday, 20 May 2018

CASEING THE CATTY C179 - FAVOURITE KIT

Sunday 20 May 2018     Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our inspiration this week comes from our Favourite Kit! You may have arrived here from seeing  Kelly's gorgeous 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.     My inspiration this week came from the card on the right hand side on page 16 of the Occasions Catalogue.     I loved this kit so much I bought two! The stunning box made a perfect gift for friends to store their cards.     This is quite a busy little card but this is the last of my Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and while I'm sad to see it go I'm also looking forward to creating with the new Designer Series Papers about to be available! The label for this card uses the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies and has flowers from the DSP fussy cut adher
Thursday, 17 May 2018

STAMPIN' DREAMS BLOG HOP - ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK

Thursday 17 May 2018 Hello and welcome to this month's 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 Kayla gorgeous 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 the card I've created showcasing products from the Annual Catalogue, which you'll be able to purchase from in two weeks time!     For my card I've teamed up the returning Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with flowers fussy cut from the new Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. There are two definite sides when it comes to fussy cutting - the love it or hate it! Obviously I love it - I find it quite relaxing and I often do it while I'm watching TV!     The colours in the Share What You Love Specialty DSP are stunning and I really loved how these flowers looked against the
Tuesday, 15 May 2018

KELLY'S STAMPING FRIENDS BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

Tuesday 15 May 2018     Yay I'm super excited to be celebrating Kelly's birthday with her and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world with a blog hop.   You may have arrived here from Kelly's fabulous blog or if you're starting here thanks for stopping by. There's a next button at the end of my post that will take you on the hop - it will be full of lots of Stampin' Up! inspirational projects to whet your appetite.     The sentiment on my card is from the Love What You Do stamp set and totally sums up how I feel about Kelly! Kelly is as gorgeous on the inside as she is on the outside. The background, from the Artisan Textures stamp set, and the sentiment have been stamped in Blushing Bride. The tag is from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit and has a piece of Pearlized Doily and some Silver Metallic Thread poking out from underneath it. The flower has been fussy cut from the Share What You Love Specialty Design
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