ESAD 2017-2018 Favourites Blog Hop

I’m so excited to be a part of the ESAD blog hop and sharing my favourites from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue with you.

I am loving all things flowers in the new catty and two of my favourite sets are the  Floral Statements stamp set and the Climbing Orchid stamp set.

For my first card, I silver embossed the Thanks stamp of the Floral Statements stamp set.  I have to tell you, this looks so pretty all on it’s own!  I then coloured it with the watercolour pencils.  I used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers and Old Olive for the greenery.  A little bit of blending with a blender pen, and voila!! it’s all done!  I then layered it up with Silver foil, Rich Razzleberry and an Old Olive base.  I just love the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon, don’t you?

I just received my order of the new embossing paste and had to play with it straight away!  I used a small bit of paste and mixed it with Cherry cobbler and Cajun Craze re-inkers to make a brick wall using the decorative masks.  This stuff is so fun!!  And very addictive!!!

To create my orchids to climb up the wall, my clever friend, Bronwyn Eastley has created a number of orchid images to inspire us.  Click here to see her images.  I decided to use this one for my next card.

To create the stems, I used the stem from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, cut out two and stuck them together with my fine tip glue pen.  Whilst that was drying, I created the flowers using Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.  I also added some Stella to the DD flowers for a bit of bling.

I then created the sentiment using the Birthday Banners stamp set and the Bunch of Banners framelits.

I’m pretty happy with these two cards!!  Please leave me a comment and let me know if you do too!

Next up is the talented Sharon Dalton.

If you get lost on the hop, here is a list of everyone.

1. Josie Dean

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Carolina Evans

4. Kim Oliver

5. Sandra Mastello

6. Lou Kitzelman

7. Kelly Kent

8. Cheryl Algie

9. Rebecca Scurr

10. Sharon Dalton

11. Leonie Schroder

12. Monique Fielder

13. Courtenay Heuston

14. Terri Hawke

15. Barbara Williams

16. Kristel Rimmer

17. Maree McIntosh

18. Kathryn Ruddick

19. Rosalie Desmond

20. Linda Whalley

21. Amity Knight

22. Peta Stephen

23. Megan Lenske

24. Richelle Fletcher

25. Carly Middleton

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27 January 2013 – It’s Blog Hop time!!!

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It’s time for the 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.

There are 25 talented Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, who have created lots of different projects using the amazing range of free products that you can earn during Sale-a-bration. You may have come from the talented Juliette Chapman’s blog . A list of all the demonstrators participating in the hop will be at the end of this post.

I decided to make a couple of items. First up, I did a Mojo Monday Sketch, No. 274. You can check out the sketch here.

The first card I did was nice but I thought it need something else. So I used the Vine Street embossing folder and Voila! Awesomeness!!!! What do you think?

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Stamp Set: Vintage Verses
Paper: Sycamore Street DSP, Pool Party, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack, Vine Street embossing folder, Festive paper piercing pack, Window Frames Collection framelits.

I also wanted to showcase the gorgeous Sycamore Street Designer Series paper. I really love this paper, especially when you can earn it for free!!

I recently got the Petite Purse Bigz L die and hadn’t used it yet. So I cut out a few little purses and, oh my!!! Cuteness abounds!!!! These would make great little party favours or even place settings at a high tea or bridal shower.

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See what I mean!! Too cute!!! I also used the cutest punch ever, the Petite curly label punch. You will fall in love with this as soon as you use it!! And, of course, there’s a matching stamp set!!!

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Stamp Set: Pretty Petites
Paper: Sycamore Street DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Petite Purse Bigz, Petite Curly label punch, Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

I hope you have enjoyed the projects that I have made. The next stop in the hop is Keryn Campbell, so hop on over to see what wonderful projects she has made.

In case you get lost on the hop, here is a list of all the blogs particpating.

1. Chloe Evans
2. Emily Campbell
3. Rochelle Blok
4. Jenny Humphreys
5. Andrea Buckland
6. Ann Gerlach
7. Jenny Hayward
8. Anna Mathieson
9. Bron Heslop
10. Debbie Spijers
11. Pauline Bennetts
12. Kristina Collett
13. Nikki Sadler
14. Jane Norrish
15. Christie Kunkel
16. Monique Fielder
17. Elisabeth Stewart
18. Tayna Bell
19. Gail Kirby
20. Michelle Grech
21. Narelle Fasulo
22. Juliette Chapman
23. Rebecca Scurr (that’s me!)
24. Keryn Campbell
25. Narelle Hoggard

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25 January 2010 – Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

I am a member of a yahoo email group, ESAD (Extra Special Aussie Demonstrators) which is for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to share ideas, ask questions, run swaps, share tutorials, participate in challenges and generally chat and get excited about Stampin’ Up!

If you are an Australian or New Zealand SU! demonstrator, you can join the group by going to the group (ESAD).

Following the success of the Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop in December, I am delighted to be a part of the Sale-a-bration blog hop.    Follow the links and visit each blog to see fabulous creations made with the stamp sets that you can earn for free during the Sale-a-bration period.  Comment on each blog, then send an email to Leonie with your name and email address.  (

Here are a couple of cards that I have made with the Whimiscal Words set.  I just love the words used in this set!!

I’ve used the Hello Again Stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue on the Pink Passion strip.  This is a really cute set that can be used for all sorts of occasions.  I’ve also used the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper from the mini.  This is a gorgeous paper which uses the Bold Brights colour range.  I don’t use these often but this paper just matches perfectly (well, what would we expect from Stampin’ Up!!)

I’ve stamped the words onto Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out with the new 1 3/4″ circle punch and then created a Tempting Turquoise circle with the Circle Scissor Plus.  I’ve layered it all together with whisper white 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon and done a bow to end it all off.

I am having a blitz on the pink flamingo designer series paper at the moment.  It was included in the recent clearance sale and I’ve been using it a lot!! 

I have used cameo coral cardstock as the base and inked cupcake standard wheel in the same colour for a lovely tone-on-tone effect.  I used the wheel guide to help me out on the whisper white as I can’t go straight on my own (especially when it is for something important!!).  I coloured the cakes with the Stampin’ Write markers (cameo coral, real red and summer sun) and added a touch of glitter with the two way glue pen and dazzling diamonds (now I dazzle as well!! and my craft table and my work top!!)

I then layered with summer sun cardstock and the pink flamingo dsp.  I stamped onto whisper white using cameo coral ink and then punched it out using the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  Couple of dimensions on the back and you’re set to go!!!

I love this stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and it’s even better when it’s free!!!  If you would like to earn this set for free, there are two ways you can do so.  Place an order for $100 or host a workshop and achieve over $600 in sales.   If you are interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join as you will receive an extra stamp set of your choice to the value of $79.95 with your starter kit.  Email me at or phone 0408 193 792 today to get in early!!

The next blog to visit is by Ros Davidson.