Thursday, 1 April 2010

ESAD Autumn Winter Mini Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone.
well here we are again doing the ESAD Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!
What is ESAD you say?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.
You may be just starting the hop but if not you would have come from Kristine's Blog
Today I am showing you some cards I have made using the set Autumn Days. I didnt think I would use the pheasant out of this set, until my friend Colleen told me about the pheasants on her brothers farm in New Zealand and used him on a card we were making together. She has nicknamed him "Heath". So now Heath is being used and loved. Here are my cards.

I have used the large oval punch for the vase and used the new designer paper Autumn Traditions.
On this card I have used the technique crayon resist. The colours are Basic Black, Brocade Blue and So Saffron. Heath looks great on this card.

I love versamark resist so have used that on the base of this card and brayered over with Sage Shadow. I have then used Handsome Hunter for the contrasting colour. The Butterfly is a single stamp called All a Flutter and also from the new mini.Here is Heath again on my last card. I tried a new technique for me in Fossil Stone. The colours are Handsome Hunter, Real Rust and More Mustard. The greeting is from the new set Heard from the Heart.
"We are again offering Blog Candy for our Blog Hop. What you need to do is complete the blog hop until you get back to me. Once you've visited and commented on every blog then you will need to email Sharlene at stampwithsharlene@hotmail.com who will then put your name into the draw for the blog candy. There will be one winner from New Zealand and one winner from Australia.
Please note, Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are not eligible to win the Blog Candy.

Now that you have seen my creations you now need to hop off to Andrea Eppingstall's Blog
have fun and come back another day to see what else I have been doing with the wonderful new sets in the mini.

37 comments:

Juliette Chapman said...

Andrea I have to say I was not taken with this stamp set - but now I have to buy it!!! Darn. Thanks for the inspiration

Nikki Stalker said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous. You've also given me a class idea.

TFS

Nikki

luv2stamp said...

I LOVE that stamp set; thanks for sharing. Your work is gorgeous!

Kris McIntosh said...

Andrea, these examples are beautiful. I wasn't sure I "needed" this set but now I am sure that I do. Kris

nickiturner said...

Hi Andrea.
I don't have this set yet but I so love what you have done with it. My fave is definitely the last one with the fossil stone. We might have to stamp together really soon so you can teach me that! Take care.

Shandell said...

What cute cards - thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas :)

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Andrea, these are absolutely stunning, I just love the way you have used this stamp set. Thank you for the inspiration.
Chris

Fiona Harrison said...

They are fabulous cards, nearly enough to tempt me to buy the stamp set (I'm not into Autumn colours or images but you sure make them look fantastic!!!). Had to chuckle over 'Heath'.

Charmaine Black said...

Oh Andrea, your colouring in on the pheasant is amazing, these are all gorgeous as always. Your work's amazing thanks for sharing with us. Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Allison Brudenell said...

Gorgeous... Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison Brudenell

kari said...

love what you've done with this set Andrea! especially creating the arrangement in a vase

Karen Dillon said...

Congratulations! Your cards are a work of art. I love them. Wasn't sure about this set, but you've sold me on it (good sales person).

Genelle Little said...

Gorgeous - love the VersaMark resist, so elegant.

Corinna said...

Your fossil stone background card really impressed me - you have given the impression of the movement of the leaves blowing in the wind! Wow!

Leonie said...

Great cards as always Andrea - I have this set but havent used it yet. Planning on some creating time during the holidays :)

Louise P said...

Love the card with the butterfly on it.

Diane Barnes said...

Andrea, love what you've done with Autumn Days, especially the vase of flowers & the crayon resist one. Fab! Hope you have a lovely Easter. Hugs,Di

Claire Harrison said...

Hi Andrea, stunning cards as always! Love them all. TFS (I miss getting them in the post from you, I hope your SS3 is enjoying her happy mail from you as much as I did!)

Anonymous said...

WOW, love, love, love the crayon resist, will have to find out how to do this. Like many others this set was not one I considered. The card with the vase...awesome! Thanks for inspiring. Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit

Jane Norrish said...

All your projects are beautiful, I am loving this set more and more. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

Kez said...

Gorgeous cards Andrea, just love the techniques and the colours you've used!

Rebecca said...

I love "heath" on the last card, so detailed :)

Anonymous said...

hi Andrea, i will admit i did not like this set at all, but the more im seeing it the more it's growing on me, your work is stunning

Richelle said...

I was lucky enough to see these cards in real life and learn the fossil stone technique! They have photographed really well!! Great cards once again Andrea and TFS
Richelle :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Andrea! So ... being an "Andrea" too ... means that I am almost finished the blog hop! (Only Andrea E to go!) But ... I am so in awe of the talent that is on display ... and then I arrived at your blog! Wow! Your work is just STUNNING ... and that doesn't come easily from someone who didn't like this stamp set when I first saw it! But ... I have also decided that I am not a good chooser of stamp sets ... and perhaps I have made a HUGE mistake! These cards are lovely ... and not just because of the gorgeous techniques ... but also because the images are just perfect for your designs! Stampin' Hugs, Andrea L xxx

julzlarner said...

wow what a great idea with a vase and all!! they are all just stunning well done.

Theresa said...

Wow they are stunning!

Karen Rogers said...

wow all right they're all fabulous

stampinground said...

Thanks for sharing Andrea - I'm feeling very inspired!

mona99 said...

I love how you used this stamp set. It looks amazing and more versatile than I first thought. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Rochelle said...

Andrea, your cards are beautiful. Didn't think this set was my kind of thing, but you've made me think twice! And Heath put a smile on my face. Thanks. :)

wendie69 said...

These cards are awesome this is not a stamp set I was interested in but seeing what you have done its now on my must have list.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, loved this stamp set when I first saw it but couldn't think of any ideas, thanks so much for the inspiration, it really is a stamp set that has many uses. Cheers Sylvia

Annette said...

Hi Andrea,

My first ever blog hop and I am brimming with idea's. Your cards are so stylish. Thanks for the ideas.

Annette

Diana said...

Fantastic ideas - such an elegant set

teresascreativecards said...

Nice work Andrea. Thanks for sharing

Princess Stephanie said...

Wow...I love the shaded background on the cards.

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