ESAD – It’s a new Catty

Welcome to the ESAD 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue blog hop!!

I’m so excited to play with my new goodies. I am loving the new Peony Garden Suite. The colours are just so pretty!! They are Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Petal Pink and Whisper White. And the matching Peony Garden DSP is stunning!!

So I started off with a base of Gray Granite and added a piece of the DSP. I then cut a stitched rectangle from the DSP as well. I inked up the flower from Prized Peony using markers (I love this technique!) in Petal Pink and Old Olive and cut out using the Peony dies.

The suite also includes Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon and I added a piece across the card. I then added the flower and the sentiment which uses the Tasteful labels dies and the matching Tasteful Touches stamp set. I am a big fan of the stitched dies but I have to say I really love the embossed dies in these Labels dies. I added a couple of the clear Elegant Faceted gems for a bit of bling.

I was excited to see that next up is my SU travel buddy, the very talented Bronwyn Eastley!! I can’t wait to see what amazingness she has created.

Here is a list of everyone in the hop today, just in case you get lost.

  1. Nicole Wilson
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Denise Buetler
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Lauren Meiklejohn
  6. Narelle Fasulo
  7. Jenny Hayward
  8. Maria Henderson
  9. Sharni Haines
  10. Monique Fielder
  11. Sharon Dalton
  12. Kayla McCreadie
  13. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!!
  14. Bronwyn Eastley
  15. Lynsey McCord
  16. Cathy Pinchbeck
  17. Melissa Gifford
  18. Kelly Kent

Happy Stamping

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ESAD – See Ya Later

I’m excited to be a part of the ESAD See Ya Later Favourites Blog Hop tonight!

We are sharing our favourite retiring products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue. You can see what is retiring, here.

I decided to use the Royal Peacock Bundle which includes the Royal Peacock stamp set and Detailed Peacock dies. Now I’ve had this set for a while and in fact, I discovered that I haven’t even inked up the stamp set!! Oopsie!!

I really love the Detailed Peacock dies. There is one die which cuts out the stamped peacock and one that does a fancy peacock. I cut out a fancy peacock using the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP. It’s so pretty!! I then mounted it onto a Stitched Rectangle (woohoo not retiring!!) and layered up with a couple of different pieces of the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP.

The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and cut out using the Stitched Nested labels dies (also not retiring!!). I think I’m going to send this card to my niece as she is in Grade 12 this year and is doing a great job with doing school from home.

Next up is the fabulous Libby.

I hope you enjoy all the fabulous projects being shared!!

Here’s a list of everyone in the hop.

Blog participant list

1. Kelly Kent

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Denise Buetler

4. Sue Vine

5. Melissa Gifford

6. Mae Collins

7. Sharni Haines

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!!

10. Libby Dyson

11. Narelle Fasulo

12. Cathy Pinchbeck

13. Lynsey McCord

14. Bronwyn Eastley

15. Jenny Hayward

16. Mandy Depiazzi

Happy Stamping

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ESAD Holiday Catalogue sneak peak

Welcome to the ESAD 2019 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop!! I’m excited to be sharing my project with you tonight.

Firstly, what is ESAD?

You may have come from Denise’s gorgeous project or starting here with me.

There are so many lovely Christmas goodies in this catalogue!! I feel like I only just packed up my decorations from last year but I’m ready to start prepping for this year!! I love Christmas!!

I love the Cuckoo for You stamp set and matching Cuckoo Clock dies in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and I was excited to see the Yummy Christmas stamp set in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I coloured it in using a variety of blends. See the listing below for all the colours I used. One of the most exciting products in the new catalogue is the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. You shake it up, then carefully squeeze the bottle and run it over the parts you need snow on. Keep the card flat so it doesn’t run, and then heat it using your heat gun and watch the magic happen!!

I used the Tin Tile 3d embossing folder on the background and used the Merry Christmas to All stamp set for the sentiment and the Merry Christmas thinlit for the sentiment. I forgot to mention that my favourite Christmas colour combo is Green and Red and I love the combo of Real Red and Call me Clover.

I showed this card to my craft ladies yesterday and I have orders already for 4 bottle of puff paint!! I think it’s going to be popular!!

Next up is my lovely friend, Kelly Kent.

Blog hop participant list:

1. Sharon Dalton

2. Cathy Pinchbeck

3. Tanya Rees

4. Sandra Mastello

5. Shannon Kissane

6. Lou Kitzelman

7. Nicole Wilson

8. Bronwyn Eastley

9. Peta Stephen

10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

11. Libby Dyson

12. Jo Weedon

13. Cheryl Algie

14. Rochelle Laird-Smith

15. Denise Buetler

16. Rebecca Scurr – You are here!!

17. Kelly Kent

18. Monique Fielder

19. Maree McIntosh

20. Melissa Gifford

21. Barbara Williams

22. Angela Meiritz-Reid

23. Jackie Aitken

24. Lauren Meiklejohn

Happy Stamping!!

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ESAD Holiday Blog Hop

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Welcome to the ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue blog hop!  You may have come from Shannon’s blog or be starting here with me.

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Our challenge was to feature quick and easy projects using the gorgeous products from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

I was inspired to use the Santa’s Workshop Memories and More Cards and envelope pack.  I was going to use the Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP but I got side tracked by the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.  This is a great box and includes the Christmas Traditions stamp set, Christmas Traditions punch, a clear stamp block and the Call Me Clover and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Spots.

It was so quick to create a set of cards using the Punch Box.  I cut a mat for the cards using the All is Bright DSP.  I then stamped and punched one of each of the sentiments from the stamp set using the two ink spots.

I wanted to create a mat behind the sentiment so I cut out 2 of the shapes and then cut them in half and added them behind.  Here’s some photos to show what I mean.

So without further ado, here are the six cards that I whipped up!


I recently discovered the gold cord in the Annual Catalogue.  It also comes in black as well.


esad-dec-12I hope you have enjoyed my set of cards and are inspired to give them a go.

Make sure you go to the bottom of my post to check out the products used to create these cards.

Next up is the lovely Sharni.

esad next holidayHere is a list of all the hop participants.

1. Leonie Schroder
2. Lou Kitzelman
3. Delys Cram
4. Nicole Wilson
5. Shannon Kissane
6. Rebecca Scurr – You are here!
7. Sharni Haines
8. Lauren Meiklejohn
9. Jenna Watkins
10. Cheryl Algie
11. Sharon Dalton
12. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
13. Cathy Pinchbeck
14. Peta Stephen
15. Monique Fielder
16. Jo Weedon
17. Denise Buetler
18. Katrina Duffell
19. Narelle Fasulo
20. Fi Cobbin

Happy Stamping


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