Saturday, 27 September 2014

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop







Hi there, 
Its that time again.... an ESAD Blog Hop which I love being part of. 
You may have hopped here via Monique's lovely blog or if you are starting here that is great too. There are some great samples on all the blogs in the hop today.

“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and
blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

 I have made quite a few different cards but have chosen these for today.

My first 2 cards are made using the set Holiday Home. I wasn't going to buy his set but after seeing some samples made with I thought it would be a good one to have in my stash. 


I love this Christmas Bauble stamp. I have teamed it with the Lucky Stars embossing folder and the greeting from Bright and Beautiful for this card. I have also used my blendabilities to colour the bauble.


Once again I  have coloured with the blendabilities and used the filigree frame embossing folder and the greeting is from endless Wishes stamp set.


 Finally I have used the Ornamental Pine with the baubles from Cheerful Christmas and the greeting again from Endless Wishes.





 Now its time to hop along to see what Deb has made at her blog.
Thank you for stopping by today
 

Saturday, 26 July 2014

2014 ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop






hi there,
 welcome again to the ESAD Blog Hop. I really enjoy taking part in these blog hops. I have been busy making so many cards with all the lovely new stamp sets.

“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and
blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”


 You may have come here from Louise's Blog or if you are just starting here you can hop around until you get back here. 
Today I am showing you some cards that I have been colouring lately as I do love the sets where I can colour. On some I have used the new Blendablilities and others just my usual way of painting with brush and ink. The first 3 cards are using the Blended Bloom stamp.






These next 2 cards are using Forever Florals



 The final 3 cards are made using the hostess set Bloom with Hope





 As you can see I get a little carried away when it comes to colouring flowers and make lots of cards. 
Its time now to hop on to Yvonne's Blog. Enjoy checking out everyone's creations using products from our lovely new catalogue.
thanks for stopping by.



 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Stamps for Sale

Hi there,
I have spent the day photographing all my retired stamps sets that I have decided to sell to make room for new stamp sets. You can find the page for these here.
Happy browsing. 



 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

ESAD Retirement Blog Hop


Hi there,
Once again I am taking part in the ESAD Blog Hop. This time for retiring product. I love being part of these blog hop's as it makes me remember to actually photograph my cards and post them for you to see. Anyway you may have come here from Kelly's Blog or just starting here. Just hop on round until you get back here and see what all the other talented ladies of ESAD have made to show you.

“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and
blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”


My first set of cards are made using the retiring Lattice Bigz die and also the Square Lattice embossing folder. I have used the window framelits also and the retiring little leaves sizzlet. I love the Square Lattice embossing folder for the faux fabric technique that I have done on my cards. 


 This card above I used the retiring set Peaceful Petals for the flower. Another set I love.


One of my favourite type of stamp set is flowers so of course I had to use Field Flowers one more time before it goes. I also love the background stamp En Francais so that is what I used for the background. I also used the retiring In Colour Midnight Muse. 


My good friend Pat taught us the Joseph's Coat technique at one of our camps so I decided to use that idea and cased her card but used the retiring Gently Falling. I only used the first layer stamp. The colours are Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie with Early espresso over the top. The greeting is from the retiring set Bring on the Cake.


and wait theres more.... 
This next card I have cased completely as I had only a few minutes to make this card using the lovely set Betsy's Blossoms so I did what so many people do and searched on Pinterest and I loved this card. I only changed one thing and that was the greeting and I used the retiring set Perfectly Penned here.
I just had to go and search again for this card to see who made it and it was Tawnya Bonnell.

 
Well that is all I have for you today. I hope you have enjoyed checking out my blog. Now its time to hop on over to Kathyrn's Blog and continue on around. Thank so much for stopping by.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

ESAD Occasions Blog Hop



Well here I am again for another ESAD blog hop. Such good fun. I need to do more of these so it encourages me to remember to post.

What is ESAD?

ESAD
stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an
on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up!
demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and
wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge,
ideas & friendship, and we're always there to help and support each
other.

So if
you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand,
then please feel free to leave
me a comment with your Email address and I'll contact you with
information on how to join our wonderful group.

 The blog before me is Discover Ink by Ann Gerlach. Even if you are just starting here you can hop around from here.
The stamp I chose to showcase is Vivid Vases. You all know how much I like to paint images so this was just my type of stamp. The style for this first card is called Ombre which is basically going from light to dark or vice versa with a colour family. Doesn't it look great and also a good way to use the fringe scissors. The colours I have used are Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Pool Party. They are a good combo for this style.

  
For this second card I used the DSP Modern Medley. I know it is Vanilla based but I put it on white for some contrast. I stamped the vases on the paper and cut them out. I have used the new Arrows embossing folder


 thanks for hopping by. Now its time to hop on to Narelle's blog.
 I hope you enjoy this blog hop and find something you like in the new Occasions mini.


 

Friday, 24 January 2014

ESAD Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

hello there, 
 Welcome to my blog for the blog hop. You may have come from Monique's Blog or just starting here. There are 25 blogs for you hop around to see a sample of what is coming for you this sale-a-bration time.
Yes I know I have been very remiss in not blogging since last Blog hop but here I am now with a few cards for you made with Sale-a-bration items. 


 This first card I have used part of the designer paper Sweet Sorbet,
I stamped the small flower from Banner Blast and punched it out with the Itty Bitty punch. I have used twine from the Sweet Sorbet accessory pack. The greeting is from Sassy Salutations.

Another card made using the DSP Sweet Sorbet. I also stamped the flowers from Petal Parade stamp set. It makes card making easy using the DSP as the main part of the card.


 I saw a card made with this cute little Alligator on so I decided to change it a little and show you here. I stamped the scalloped strip from Petal Parade and used another piece of the Sweet Sorbet DSP. The greeting is from the set See Ya later and fits well with the fun Alligator.I also used the embossing folder from the SAB brochure called Decorative Dots. Its a great one to have in your collection.

Another stamp set I like from the choices this year is You're Lovely. I used the strip of flowers and painted them using Raspberry Ripple. This stamp set coordinates with the Deco Labels framelits. 



 I got the idea for this card from Pinterest and just changed a couple of things. I even used some scraps from the Good as Gold card kit. The colour used here is Pool Party. 


 well I think I have shown you a good selection to whet your appetite for the wonderful items from this years sale-a-bration catalogue. Now its time to hop along to Paula's blog



What is ESAD?

ESAD
stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an
on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up!
demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge,
ideas & friendship, and we're always there to help and support each
other.

So if
you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand,
then please feel free to leave
me a comment with your Email address and I'll contact you with
information on how to join our wonderful group.

 
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