Thursday, 31 January 2019

BUTTERFLY GALA SOUTH PACIFIC BLOG HOP

Today I'm excited to be hopping with the Australian girls from the Artisan Design Team. We are having a South Pacific Blog Hop and are showcasing projects from the Gingham Gala suite. The gorgeous projects my talented friends have created will totally inspire you! 

 
There are five light, fresh colours in classic gingham checks in the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist. As I wanted to use all the colours these little 7.6cm x 7.6cm (3" x 3") note cards seemed a great way to do it!
 
 
The butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set have been white embossed onto vellum paper and punched out with the co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.

 
I've layered them onto a square of Shimmery White Cardstock that has been watercoloured with the co-ordinating ink and cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I also splattered from Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and added some water splodges!

 
The butterflies have also been adhered to swirls of Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine. I split the twine up to create thinner threads.
 
 
"For You" from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set has been white embossed on Basic Black Cardstock and given a lift with Dimensionals.

 
And finally, the black enamel dots are from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots which I've coloured black with a Sharpie.
 
Due to the popularity of this set stocks are getting low so order now to avoid having to wait till more become available! Live in New Zealand please click on my "Shop Now" link above if you'd like to order these directly or email me on angela.frank00@gmail.com - I'd love to be your demonstrator!

Next on the hop is my lovely talented friend Tanya - you'll love her stunning cards! And please take time to follow the hop -  you won't want to miss any!
 
https://tanyarees.blogspot.com/2019/01/butterflyduet.html
 
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Friday, 25 January 2019

INK IT! STAMP IT! - SALE-A-BRATION & OCCASIONS!


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

 
These two cards use the Amazing Life Stamp Set - it's such a fun set and full of great sentiments and images! I used Lovely Lipstick and co-ordinated it with paper from the All My Love Designer Series Paper.
 
 
The strip on this card was created by white embossing the cake images onto Shimmery White Cardstock and water colouring it with Lovely Lipstick Ink. I added Lovely Lipstick Enamel Dots from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots pack and some Rhinestones to tie in with the Silver Glimmer Paper strip.
 

The little stitched scallop edge was created using the die from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies - I love stitching detail! Again I've used the same embellishments to tie everything together. The little pieces of curled silver thread have been pulled out from the Silver Baker's Twine.

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.
 
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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Thursday, 24 January 2019

INK & INSPIRATION - LOVE IS IN THE AIR!


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 "Love is in the Air" and with Valentine's Day not too far away it is the perfect time to get organised!
 
 
My projects have been created using products from the All My Love Suite. The All My Love Designer Series Paper is a gorgeous collection of hearts and florals in classic romantic colours. I love the hint of Balmy Blue in the paper.
 
 
For my card I've layered the All My Love Designer Series Paper, wrapped it in Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack and added some Lovely Lipstick enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots selection.
 
 
The hearts have been created in various ways, the stamped heart is from the Meant to Be Stamp Set and is stamped in Lovely Lipstick to co-ordinate with the DSP, the next heart has been cut using the co-ordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies from a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock that has been watercoloured with Lovely Lipstick ink, and the Balmy Blue hearts at the top and bottom of the layers also come from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies. 
 
 
 My mini Pizza Box has been decorated to match the card and will hold some little treats!
 
 
There are six heart stamps in the Meant to Be Stamp Set (13 stamps in total) and 11 heart framelits in the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (16 dies in total) so there are a lot of "heart" choices!

For more inspiration and fabulous projects you won't want to miss, continue on the hop to visit my lovely talented team members.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine's Day for the 14th!
 
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Friday, 18 January 2019

HAPPY VALENTINE'S - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP


Hello and welcome to January's Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop and my very first as an Artisan Design Team member! I am so excited to be part of this amazing team of talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world and look forward to sharing our creations with you.
 
This month we are featuring the Forever Lovely and Meant to Be Bundles along with the All My Love Designer Series Paper and Ribbon Combo Pack. I've chosen to showcase the Meant to Be Stamp Set and co-ordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies together with the All My Love Designer Series Paper.
 
 
To create the background of my card I started with a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock. This cardstock is perfect for water colouring and performs perfectly! I used Flirty Flamingo ink to co-ordinate with the All My Love Designer Series Paper. The hearts are also in Flirty Flamingo and are from the co-ordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.

 
This gold heart frame is my favourite, I just think it's so cute!
 
 
And what's Valentine's Day without a cupcake? Under the little topper I've tied a bow in the Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack - my lovely daughter made the icing to co-ordinate too!

And these are my wonderfully talented team members that I'm thrilled to be spending this year with.

 
Enjoy the rest of the hop, it's full of lots of fabulous projects and inspiration! 

Next up on the hop is my new friend and talented fellow team member Ashley Van Camp.

 
https://designwithink.blogspot.com/2019/01/artisan-jan-fb.html
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Sunday, 13 January 2019

CARD CLASSES - THIS WEEK!

4 CARDS SHOWCASING THE 2019 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE

& SALE-A-BRATION

 
Thursday 17th at 7.15pm and
Saturday 19th at 1pm
 
Make these four cards:
 
 
Price:
$15 (BYO adhesives), $18 to use mine or
FREE with a Stampin' Up! order of $50 or more.
 
Location:
My Home in Halswell
 
• Please email me to book your spot and arrange payment.
• Places are limited please rsvp to angela.frank00@gmail.com or 027 422 4023
 
 
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Friday, 4 January 2019

CREATING KINDNESS DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP - GUEST DESIGNER!


 
Yay what a great way to start the year - being a Guest Designer on the Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop! This team is full of amazingly creative Stampin' Up!® demonstrators and I'm thrilled to be asked to hop along.

The theme for this hop is Bendi Cards! I had never made one before and was excited to try something new. It was lots of fun and way easier than I thought. If you'd like to learn how to make a bendi card Jenny Hall has a great video tutorial here.

 
The butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set which comes with a co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch. The spotted paper is from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration!
 


"Celebrate Your Day!" is from the Hello Cupcake Stamp Set also FREE during Sale-A-Bration - I love the fonts! The butterflies have been inked up in Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist and Coastal Cabana, I love how fresh and clean these colours look!

The accessories I've used for my card are the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Rhinestones and Silver Metallic Thread.
 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop for lots of bendi card inspiration. My gorgeous and talented friend Lou Kitzelman from Austrailia is up next.

https://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/2019/01/creating-kindness-design-team-january--bendy-card-fold.html

Blog Hop Participants

1.       Angela Meiritz-Reid - Guest Designer – New Zealand

2.       Lou Kitzelman - Australia

3.       Paula Dobson  - New Zealand

4.       Danielle Bennenk - Netherlands

5.       Jenny Hall - USA

6.       Charlet Mallett - USA

7.       Jay Soriano - UK

8.       Sara Levin - USA

9.       Cheryll Miller - Australia
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