It’s time again for another ESAD Blog Hop.
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 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 it is 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.
Now the blog hop started at Chloe Evans and you may be joining in from across the sea with the talented Narelle Hoggard, but if you are joining in here, no worries, just keeping on hopping around each blog until you get back here.
Now for my project. I’ve joined in a couple of the U-Stamp with Dawn Big Shot classes and received lots of templates for great projects but I’ve rarely used them. (Bad, I know!!) I wanted to make something a little different this time, so I had a look through my templates and decided upon the Petal Cone Accordion Wreath which was designed by Betty Traciak.
I have used the Summer Smooches DSP which is so bright and cheery, just right for spring. You need to cut out lots of petal cones from the die and also the half scallop circles. I’ve also used the bird from Betsy’s Blossoms and the For you comes from Layered Labels. I just love the matching framelits. (I must confess, I’m rather addicted to the framelits, I’ve bought nearly all of them!! and the rest are on the list!!)
Here’s a close up of the centre.
I’ve used the Scallop circle die and I’ve place rhinestones in each scallop (did you know that there are 30!). I’ve used one of my favourite embossing folders, Elegant Lines. The birdie is sitting on a branch from the Bird builder punch. I also cut out the wing of the bird and popped it out with a dimensional. I had stamped the whole image from the Layered Labels stamp set in Rich Razzleberry but it need a bit of Daffodil Delight to brighten it up. I used the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon for the bow.
Stamp Set: Layered Labels, Betsy’s Blossoms
Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Petal Cone die, Scallop circle die, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, bird builder punch, rhinestones, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon.
Now your next stop on the hop is with the very talented Delys Cram from New Zealand. Just click on her name and enjoy your trip across the sea!
Here’s a list of all the blogs in the hop, in case you get side tracked. I hope you enjoy all the wonderful creations from these talented ladies. Just click on their name and it will take you to their page.
1. Chole Evans
2. Pauline Bennetts
3. Theresa Schirmer
4. Sharlene Meyer
5. Ann Gerlach
6. Corina Beyer
7. Nikki Sadler
8. Andrea Buckland
9. Keryn Campbell
10. Kathryn Ruddick
11. Richelle Fletcher
12. Jane Norrish
13. Michelle Halling
14. Juilette Chapman
15. Tanya Bell
16. Alisha Watson
17. Narelle Hoggard
18. Rebecca Scurr – (That’s me!)
19. Delys Cram
20. Yvonne Walker
21. Libby Dyson
22. Kylie Clemmence
23. Monique Fielder
24. Karen McGoldric
25. Sam Simpson