Favourite season Be inspired blog hop

Hello and welcome to the Be Inspired blog hop.
We are a bunch of Stampin Up demonstrators from around the globe,
 you may have hopped here from the lovely Kylie Bertucci in Australia?

This weeks theme is 'favourite season'.
Mine has to be spring!, longer and warmer days, spring flowers, little lambs, just lovely!
I chose the Basket bunch stamp set and matching basket builder thinlit dies.
It's a perfect set for spring inspired cards.

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Maike is next

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Oh so succulent Artisan Blog hop

Hello there, for this weeks Artisan blog hop I am sharing a project I made using the Oh so succulent stamp and matching thinlIts from the Succulent Garden suite

It's such a pretty suite but sadly it is retiring so get your hands on it before it sells out!

You can find a list of all the items I used at the bottom of this post.
Next on the hop we have the talented Kimberly
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Here is the list of Artisans for you to hop around

Katy Harrison you are here

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Party Animals Be Inspired blog hop

Hello and welcome to the Be Inspired blog hop.
If you are following the hop you will have arrived here from Kylie's Bertucci's blog in Australia.

This week our inspiration is taken from the Party animal DSP.
I have to admit I didn't go for anything in this collection so I had to draw inspiration from the stamps that I had already.

Here is what I came up with......

I had a lovely relaxing afternoon watercolouring all the different little animals!

Next up is the talented Maike,
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Eastern palace Artisan design team hop

Hello and welcome to this weeks Artisan design team hop.

Here is a sneak peek of the Eastern Palace Suite.
 Exclusive for a limited time are the Starter and Premier Bundles,
 designed for both the beginning and avid crafters

Demonstrators can preorder the Eastern Palace Suite Starter and Premier Bundles April 4-30.
 Get your hands on these colorful and exotic products to prepare for launch May 1

For me I think my favourite part of this suite are the thinlit dies.
I love the detail and they are so striking that you need little else on a card,
perfect for the 'less is more' look

I chose one of the speciality papers to share with you today
I think metallic gold looks so pretty with white
The golden flower details (bottom left and top right) are from a set of Vinyl stickers from this suite, love them! 
so quick and easy.

So below are two of the brand new in colours! 
Fresh fig and Lemon lime twist YUM!
I think the circle stamps from the Eastern beauty stamp set really add a finishing touch
 and I can see me using these time and time again.

I wanted to share with you this photo so you can see that actually when you run this die through your machine it doesn't cut all the way through, so you have two options, either leave it intact or if you carefully snip at where it is attached you can create a separate element as I have with the white layer.

here's a closer look at how I have layered the two die cuts

I hope you have enjoyed a peek at the new Eastern palace suite
We will be sharing more with you in a couple of weeks

Next on our hop is the talented Kimberly
Please click on the logo below to see her gorgeous creation

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison ****You are here****
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp 
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon 
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck 
Tanya Boser