ESAD January June Mini Catalogue and SAB Hop

Welcome to the ESAD January – June Mini Catalogue and SAB hop! You may have come from Lou’s gorgeous project or be starting here with me.

We are showcasing the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue and the Sale-a-bration Catalogue, which is running during January and February this year.

I have created two cards for our hop which are both focusing on the gorgeous designer series papers.

My first card features the True Love Designer Series Paper. This paper has gorgeous black and white floral designs. We also have an exciting new tool to use which are the Blending Brushes!! They come in a pack of 3 and they are so velvety soft to touch!

There is a piece of dsp that features daisies and I thought it would be perfect to try the blending brushes. I used Bumblebee and dabbed the brush onto the ink pad and rubbed it gently onto the paper. I then added Bumblebee ribbon and bow and used a Matte black dot. The sentiment is from the Many Messages stamp set and the Messages die.

My second card features the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. This is such a pretty paper!! Another exciting addition is Gilded Leafing. It is so fun to use although it is a bit messy. I had to make sure I wasn’t in a breeze whilst I used it, so off went the fan for a short time. I dabbed versamark and heat & stick powder onto the dsp and heated it. I think my powder is a bit old as it wasn’t very sticky. So I sponged some Tombow glue onto paper and then brushed the gilding leafing onto the paper.

The flower is stamped from the Art Gallery stamp set and cut out using the Floral Gallery dies. The sentiment is from the same set and dies. I also added some Wink of Stella to the flower to make it sparkly as well.

I hope you enjoyed my cards. Next up is the lovely Cheryl.

Here is a list of all the participants of the hop in case you get lost along the way.

  1. Rachael Lewsley
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Denise Buetler
  4. Narelle Fasulo
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Rebecca Scurr
  7. Cheryl Algie
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Richelle Fletcher
  10. Rochelle Laird- Smith
  11. Odette Kermode
  12. Jenny Hayward
  13. Wendy Hodkinson

Happy Stamping

Tag Buffet Kit

I’m so happy that I’ve finally got all my Christmas cards finished and ready to post tomorrow. As long as it’s in the post before Christmas, it’s ok!!

I have used the Tag Buffet Project Kit and the matching Tag Buffet stamp set to create all the tags for my Christmas presents this year. And I have to say, they look amazing under my tree!

I’m excited that the Tag Buffet Project Kit is on sale for 50% off during the Closeout Sale. The kit has enough supplies to make 30 tags if you follow the instructions. However, I’m sure if you are clever, you could make so many more!!

I bought a second kit as I needed a few more tags for presents and it’s a great deal at $26. With the extra tags, I’ve turned them into cards by just adding a Real Red card base.

Don’t they look pretty!! And they were so easy to put together. Make sure you grab this kit and the matching stamp set before it’s sold out or no longer available when the Mini Catalogue ends on 3rd January.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping

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CTC298 – Casing embossing folder projects

We have a wet, drizzly day in Queensland today, which is perfect for crafting!! So much nicer than sweating it out!

We are casing embossing folder projects from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

I’m always a fan of embossing folders. I just love the immediate results you get from embossing, it always gives me a thrill!!

I decided to case and combine two cards on page 11 which uses the Wrapped in Christmas bundle.

I went with the one at the top and then parts of the one in the middle on the right. I used the same DSP, which is the Heartwarming Hugs DSP but I did go with a different pattern. I embossed a piece of Real Red cardstock using the Wrapped In Texture embossing folders (which are on special with the Closeout sale at 50% off!!). I’ve had the Gold Hoops embellishments for a while but haven’t used them so I decided to case that element from the smaller card. The sentiment on the banner is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. The little trees are from the Warm Hugs stamp set and cut out using the Warm Wrap dies. I had some retired gold glitter flakes which I added at the top of the trees for a bit of bling.

I can’t do a long detailed post today as both of my kitties have pinched the 2 chairs I have in my craft room and I can’t kneel any longer!! (And of course, I can’t kick them out of the seats!!).

Next up is the lovely Kathryn and her gorgeous project.

We would love to see your creations, casing the embossing folder projects of the Mini Catalogue, so please join in at our Facebook Group.

Happy Stamping

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Welcome to the last Colour Inkspiration challenge for 2020. Can you believe that we are almost at the end of the year!

We have a stunning image for inspiration this week. I just love the bright colours and it’s still Christmassy.

Isn’t it gorgeous!! I would love to have a fireplace just so I could have a mantle to display pretties on!

So the colours for this challenge are Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock, Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape and Glitter. So pretty!! Now you need to choose at least 3 and of course you can include neutrals like white, black, crumb cake etc.

I decided to use them all! I created a watercolour piece using watercolour paper and reinkers. Have to admit that it was a bit scary and I was worried it wasn’t going to look pretty but you’ll see I was wrong. I then cut out a couple of butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty thinlits. I also cut them out in silver foil to layer over each other.

I then created the base of the card using Magenta Madness and Gorgeous Grape. The sentiment is from the new Enjoy the Moment stamp set which is coming in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I cut it out using the new Messages die. Now this die is just one big piece where you can cut out all the shapes at once. If you don’t want them all at once, just stamp your sentiment on a bigger piece of cardstock than you need then cut out that one piece in the shape that you want. I used a piece of washi tape to hold the paper in place.

Didn’t my watercolouring look pretty! I’m so happy with how it turned out. And I didn’t end up with it all over my hands (which usually happens!!)

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 5 weeks from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Happy Stamping

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