Colour INKspiration - CI10

Monday 29 May 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog. My card today is for the latest challenge at Colour INKspiration. I find it great participating in colour challenges as they often use colours I wouldn't normally reach for and it means I widen my horizon when it comes to colour!

This week's challenge colours are ones I don't use often and certainly not together but once I started pulling the cardstock out and coming up with my design I actually really liked them.

This was one of the cards I made at our BYOP on Saturday. It was great getting feedback from other stampers as we made our cards. And it was also great being able to share products.

The embossed background used the new "Oh My Stars" embossing folder - I'm definitely adding that to my list of purchases! The Happy is from the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set and the "Birthday" is from the new "Happy Birthday Thinlits" - I 've layered it twice here and cut the Happy from the top of it!

A few enamel dots to balance it in Island Indigo and I've made what I think is a more masculine looking card!
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Global Design Project - CASEing Shawn

Sunday 28 May 2017

This week's Global Design Project #GDP088 is CASEing the very talented Shawn de Oliveira. His cards are gorgeous!
To CASE a project you can Copy And Selectively Edit anything you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set - the colours, the layout, the flowers, whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.
I took my inspiration from the layout and the flower. I used the daisy from the new Daisy Delight Stamp set and the co-ordinating Daisy Punch.
I embossed the daisy and its leaves with white embossing powder and coloured it in using Berry Burst and Old Olive inks with an Aqua Painter.
Congrats comes from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and is in Berry Burst to match the card base and colouring of the daisy.
A sprinkle of Pearl embellishments complete my card.
I made this card yesterday while at a BYOP Day with several fellow demonstrators and customers. We had a great day creating cards, drinking tea, eating and chatting. I'm looking forward to the next one!
It's a beautiful sunny day here today, a little bit fresh but so nice to have the sun out. We're off for a family outing so I had better go. Have a great day.
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Product Spotlight - Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Friday 26 May 2017

Today I'm putting the Multipurpose Liquid Glue in the spotlight.  This is a crafters' dream glue!

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Broad tip for larger areas.

Fine tip for smaller areas.
Code   110755
Price    $8.50 NZD
Details and Benefits 
  • Has a fine tip for details and a broad tip for larger areas.
  • Strong bond.
  • Dries clear.
  • Creates repositionable bond or ultra strong permanent bond
  • 27ml.
  • Acid free.
  • Adheres glitter and other embellishments.
  • Also great for any paper or card project.
  • Adhesive bonds two ways: permanent by applying while glue is still wet or removable by letting glue dry before positioning.
I love this glue and use it on just about every project - it's a definite must have in your craft box.

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Ink & Inspiration May Blog Hop

Thursday 25 May 2017

Welcome to the very first INK & INSPIRATION BLOG HOP. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid from Christchurch, New Zealand. I hope you enjoy my card showcasing my favourite products which are carrying over into the new Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

Dragonfly Dreams and the co-ordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are a gorgeous set that are thankfully being carried over from the Occasions Catalogue to the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue being released 1 June.

For my card I used the daisy chain design from the new Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. I love navy and white it's so fresh and clean!

I coloured Shimmery White Cardstock using my Aqua Painter and some Night of Navy ink then ran it through the big shot and voila my own co-ordinating paper!

And of course I decorated the inside. It is definitely saves time doing this when you make your card - speaking from experience of course!

I hope the card you've seen here on my blog today has inspired you and brightened your day. You are currently visiting Angela Meiritz-Reid. Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!
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Aim for Alaska Blog Hop - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am part of a training group - Aim for Alaska. This group is the brainchild of Kylie Bertucci to help her fellow demonstrators earn a Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Alaska. It's a group of like-minded people all willing to work hard and support each other. Among the many things I've learnt the one that I keep coming back to is "not to give up"! Also a lot of what I've learnt can be applied to other areas of my life so it's a win win!

Today's card showcases new products from the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue being released 1 June! It's full of lots of fabulous new products and ideas. If you live in NZ and don't have a demonstrator please contact me and I'll send one out to you. You won't want to miss it!

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and Daisy Delight Stamp set are two new products I've chosen to showcase today. The "Hello" is from the "Oh Happy Day Card Kit". If you've thinking the Stitched Shapes Framelits doesn't come in the rectangle shape, you're right! I cut two squares and glued them together hiding the edge under the daisy.
A little stamping on the envelope and a strip or two of DSP on the insert and my card is ready to go.

The Clear Faceted Gem in the centre of my daisy is also new. How cute and sparkly is that? I've already used half a packet!

I hope you've enjoyed my card today. To see more inspiration hop over to the next person on the blog hop list below. Our blog hop is filled with projects that offer you a sneak peek at new items in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalogue. We are excited to share our sneak peek creations with you today.

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Global Design Project 087 | Theme Challenge

Monday 22 May 2017

I'm at a beauty therapy course all day today so I spent yesterday in my craft room creating cards for upcoming events. It was great having a whole day and thankfully I was feeling creative.

Crafting Forever is such a cool stamp set and co-ordinates well with this new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  I created my own paper to go with the Pick a Pattern DSP by colouring a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock using an Aqua Painter and colours from the DSP. I then cut it out using Stitched Shapes Framelits circle. The black embellishments are actually Rhinestone Basic Jewels that I coloured using a black Sharpie.

And the inside - which is completely true today!

Have a fabulous week and see you soon.
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Hello There Colour INKspiration!

Sunday 21 May 2017

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I'm sharing a card made for the Colour INKspiration Challenge C109.

My card offers a sneak peek of a new item in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalogue due to be released 1 June. It's the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and comes in Berry Burst, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim and Whisper White. The new catalogue is filled with lots of amazing new products and ideas - you won't want to miss it!

So when this challenge called for Dapper Denim I went straight to this new stack. It has six different designs so lots of choice!

I used the Swirly Bird stamp set and its co-ordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits with the "Hello" and "there" from the Oh Happy Day Card kit.

These colours were perfect for a nautical themed card and the Stitched Shapes Framelits square finishes off my card. And of course a bit of twine adds to the theme.
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