INKspired #114 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using another awesome sketch Teneale has designed for us. You may have arrived here from the lovely Jo Wilson who I'm sure has inspired you with her awesome creation using the sketch below.

This Weeks Sketch

This week I chose to use the Club House Bundle from Stampin' Up! It's a great set for male cards and any that has keen Golfers in the family. We received the Designer series paper at On stage last year and I have only now got to play with it. I have to say that I find it hard to create Male cards but this bundle was the perfect choice. 

My Card



I used Stampin Blends to colour the Golfer in. The set is not carrying over to the New 2021 Catalogue, so if you like it you need to act quick to purchase. 
Now it's over the the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation this week.  

INKspired #113 Colour Challenge

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Hello crafty friends. Welcome to another Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! for 2020. I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend. I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members.  If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome Colour Combo for this week. You may have arrived here from my lovely friend Sharon Arklay who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.

It's been a cool and overcast day, here on the Mid North Coast which made me feel like Autumn has well and truly arrived. This kind of weather and loving all things vintage made the Country Home stamp set perfect to use for this week's challenge. It's one of my favourite sets and I am happy to say we will have it for another year.



I love the interchangeable vintage vases and floral arrangements. Another thing that is great about this versatile stamp set is that it has lots of sentiments included with the images.

My Card


Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same Colour Combo... 


INKspired #111 Colour Challenge

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Welcome to the first Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! for 2020.  I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome Colour Combo for this week. You may have arrived here from the super talented Teneale Williams who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.




My Card 


I adore this cute little bunny.
He brings back memories of reading Beatrix Potter stories with my kids.
I love the Highland Heather and So Saffron but wasn't really sure about the Pool Party. The Basic Grey did bring a little softness to the other colours I think. 
Colouring the ribbon in So Saffron using blenders allowed me to tie it all together.
Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same Colour Combo... 



Join My Team - Chance to Win A "Free Big Shot"

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Win A "Free Big Shot"

"ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT"

I have a goal and am looking for like minded crafters who love Stamping card making and all things Papercraft...... 

To help me reach that Goal-  Yes, it's right - During the month of March, anyone who joins my Team (The Tea-riffic Stamper) will receive an entry into the draw to WIN A FREE BIG SHOT or $100.00 in free products which is great for those who already own the Big Shot.

You can use the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive dies** to create uniquely beautiful projects in a flash! In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit—a steal at just $ 169— contains over $235 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies—everything you need to start your new business. You get to Choose

Maybe you are asking yourself, "Why should I join Stampin' Up!"

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between 3 January–31 March 2020 will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper sampler and their choice of stamp set*.

Promotion Details: 

The Big Shot is a big deal! And during March, you get to enter a draw to win FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when you purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit and become a member of my Tea-Riffic  Team! It's the perfect opportunity for a hobby stamper who loves our products to test drive Stampin' Up! products through March 31, 2020. There's NO obligation to purchase or sell anything further.

The Start Kit:
Also includes
· The 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January-June 2020 mini catalogue), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 mini catalogue), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 mini catalogue), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 mini catalogue), Best Dressed 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 mini catalogue). 

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Celebrating Silver Promotion and a New Team Member!

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Dear Crafters,

Wow, it’s the middle of February already, where is this year going?!! I need time to slow down so we can enjoy all the super exciting happenings with Stampin' Up! as we only have to the end of March to take advantage of all the free product we can earn. Plus, today I have a team member who has promoted to Silver this month!

Here is the gift I made for Sharon, who has promoted to Silver! I am so proud of her and all of her achievements.

Sharon's Gift


Sharon will receive a Certificate of recognition, A beautiful Silver necklace from Stampin' Up! + 5000 flex points + 4000 flex points paid twice a year!  Well Done.. 

I have some more super exciting news to share and it's welcoming a New Team member.  Juliet has a little gift in the post also... Juliet has fallen in love with the Little Lady Bug Stamp Set that currently has Coordinating matching Dies. These products are only available for a limited time. So hurry and place your order to avoided disappointment. 

Juliet's Gift


If you would like to know more about joining my Team and earning great rewards and discounts send me and email - ncmacey@hotmail.com or you can send me a message via my Facebook Page. 

INKspired #110 Favourite Holiday Stamp Set

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have chosen as their favourite set from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
 You may have arrived here from the lovely Jo Wilson who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using her favourite Stamp set. 
I really found it hard choosing one favourite as I love just every product in the Catalogue. What's  not to love! So after some debuting I went with.   " Drum Roll"  ........... 


BEAUTY & JOY


My card was created using the Stampin’ Up! Beauty & Joy Stamp Set. This stamp set is really lovely and is one of our New DistINKtive Stamp Sets. I love these sets because they allow you to stamp only once and achieve great dimension.  My inspiration came from the sample shown on page 51 of the Catalogue. It's such a versatile set that can be used for more than Christmas. Hope you like it! 
Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see what she has created using her favourite set.
             
                                                                            

INKspired #109 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using another awesome sketch Teneale Williams has designed for us. You may have arrived here from the lovely Sharon Arklay who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the sketch below.


This Weeks Sketch
Again this Blog-hop I have used the beautiful Bird Ballad Bundle. I really Love Stampin' Up! and all their beautiful products and the Bird Ballard Suite is simply stunning. I have mention this in an early Bloghop but for those, who are new to my page - The Designer Series Paper is awesome and can be used for just about any occasion.  The Bird Ballad Paper designs were hand coloured with Stampin'Blends (P179 of the catalogue) for a soft blended look. I just adore these little birds perched in amongst the pretty pop of pink flowers. It really is my favourite paper ever. Again this week I have let the papers Shine and only stamped the sentiment (Happy Birthday).
 I am sure you will love the Bird Ballad Suite as much as me! and it's now available to order. 

My Card


I totally love the soft effect you get using crumb cake with this piece of DSP. 
For the card base I added a little extra piece of white and ran another piece of crumb cake through the Big Shot using the Subtles Embossing Folder. I ran it through in both directions to create a linen effect. The stitching effect on the DSP was created using the Stitched Labels Dies. (Thanks Sharon for the tip) LOL. Again I fussy cut the little bird and flowers and layered extra flowers to create a toile effect. The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from the Sea of Notions Stamp set and I think it worked really well with this card. 

As I am you all know the Mid North Coast has been battling Bush fires for about 2 weeks now. It has been very scary time and totally devastating with lives and homes being lost. The Community Spirit has shone through with everyone rallying together to do their bit. I feel so proud to live in this beautiful part of the world. Please stay safe. xx

This was a little too close for comfort. 

The last couple of weeks has seen Tuncurry / Forster surrounded by fire. My heart goes out to all effected by the dreadful fires on the Mid North Coast and to the Amazing Fire crew who have work so hard and relentlessly to keep us safe.  THANK YOU!

Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same sketch.