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ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

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Thanks for joining us on ESAD’s 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Blog Hop.  You may have hopped over to me after seeing Nicole’s great project.  When you’ve finished on my page make sure you click on the next button to hop over to Rachael’s project.  I’m sure you don’t want to miss out on any of these amazing posts.

Today we are highlighting products from the new Occasions Catalogue and teaming them up with products from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue.  Both of these Catalogues are full of great new products.  During Sale-a-bration you get a free item of your choice from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue for every $90 you spend.  Who doesn’t love something for free?

I’ve chosen to use the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (p26 Occasions) and Delicate Details Stamp Set (p9 SAB).  Now I’m sure you just looked at both of these sets and thought “they don’t really go together” but I hope to change your mind.  It’s obvious to pair Delicate Details with the Falling in Love suite but I wanted a challenge.


Dragonfly Card

I’ve used Tip Top Taupe as my card base and layered it with Night of Navy then added some Copper Foil as a border.

White Embossing

The Delicate Details Stamps have been heat embossed in white and the sentiment heat embossed in copper.

Spot backgroundLayered dragonfly

It’s hard to see in the photo but I’ve stamped some spots behind the dragonfly in Versa Mark.  The copper foil dragonfly has been layered with whisper white card stock.


Inside cardCloseup inside card

I’ve added some more spots on the inside of the card (these ones are much easier to see lol) and a sentiment and a small copper dragonfly.  Now my post wouldn’t be complete without a picture of my assistant Marvi……….


Marvi posingMarvi chewing dragonfly


Marvi is such a poser but as soon as I looked away……………….where did my copper dragonfly go?

Now it’s time to hop over to Rachael’s blog and check out her wonderful project.

Thank’s for stopping by, I’d love if you left me a comment

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1. Rebecca Jacovou
2. Leonie Schroder
3. Lou Kitzelman
4. Monique Fielder
5. Kelly Kent
6. Nicole Wilson
7. Peta Stephen
8. Rachael Lewsley
9. Samantha White
10. Josie Dean
11. Cheryl Algie
12. Libby Dyson
13. Andrea Buckland
14. Cheryl O’Bree
15. Nerida Carter
16. Cathy Pinchbeck
17. Megan Lenske
18. Tanya DeRoy
19. Maree McIntosh
20. Juan Ambida

By | January 8th, 2017|ESAD Blog Hops|20 Comments

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop

esad-2016-annual-catalogue-favourite-products-blog-hop-headerThanks for joining us on ESAD’s 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Product Blog Hop. I had so much positive feedback from the last blog hop I thought I’d join in again. You may have hopped over to me after seeing Cathy Pinchbeck’s great project. Make sure you follow all the links to see everyones blog in this hop.

I’m using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle for my card today. I just love the Teddy Bear from this stamp set and I’ve combined him with Santa, the Gingerbread Man and Eskimo to make a waterfall card.

Waterfall Card

I used Garden Green as my card base and layered it with the cute star DSP from Warmth & Cheer. I stamped all my images with Archival Black Ink on Crumb Cake card stock.

Santa Gingerbread Man Eskimo

I’ve used the Gold Wink of Stella to highlight a small part of each character and I’ve used the Kraft Rope Trim at the end of my tag. Every card needs a bit of bling so I gave my Teddy Bear a bow tie and my Gingerbread Man a heart using Gold Glimmer Paper. I also added a couple of gold stars to the front of the card to tie in with the stars on the DSP.

Teddy Bear 2 Santa 2

Gingerbread Man 2 Eskimo 2

As you need 3 hands to photograph a waterfall card in action I asked my assistant, Marvi, if he could help me. At first he tried with his paw…….Marvi Paw

But that didn’t really work so he looked at the card and thought about it for a while………

Marvi Thinking

Then decided he’d have to use his mouth……….

Marvi Mouth

After replacing the Kraft Rope Trim I decided I had enough pictures of my card. Thanks Marvi!!
Now it’s time to hop over to Monique’s blog and check out her wonderful project.
Thanks for stopping by

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1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kelly Kent
3. Chloe Evans
4. Jackie Noble
5. Josie Dean
6. Libby Dyson
7. Rebekah Crisp
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Andrea Buckland
10. Leonie Schroder
11. Delys Cram
12. Rose Desmond
13. Cathy Pinchbeck
14. Peta Stephen
15. Monique Fielder
16. Narelle Fasulo
17. Nerida Carter
18. Courtenay Heuston
19. Megan Lenske
20. Carly Middleton
21. Nicole Wilson
22. Renee Lynch
23. Nicole Osborne Ashton
24. Amity Knight
25. Rachael Lewsley
26. Cheryl O’Bree
27. Tanya DeRoy

By | November 27th, 2016|ESAD Blog Hops|20 Comments

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

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Thanks for joining us on ESAD’s 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.  I’m brand new to the blogosphere, with this being my first ever blog hop.  The lovely Lou talked me into it in a moment of weakness.  You may have hopped over to me after seeing Renee’s great projects.  Make sure you follow all the links to see everyone’s blogs in this hop.


As a virgin blogger I thought I’d keep my first project simple.  The first thing on my 2016 Holiday Catalogue wish list was the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle so I’ve created a card using the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlit Dies.

Sleigh Card

I used Whisper White and Soft Sky card stock as my card base then I cut out the sleigh using Silver Foil Sheet.  I layered the sleigh with Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  If you look really closely you’ll see I’ve added some bling to the Sweet Sugarplum by using some Dazzling Diamonds.


I’ve added some Sweet Sugarplum and Silver Glitter Ribbon behind the sentiment and some Fancy Frost Sequins, both from the new Holiday Catalogue.  I also embossed the Whisper White card stock with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.


My assistant, Marvi, was on hand for the photo shoot.  I’m not sure if he approves going by the look on his face.  At least he didn’t destroy my card so maybe it’s not too bad.

Marvi & Card

All the cool cat’s have got their paws on the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue.  Have you got your copy yet?

Marvi Holiday Catalogue



Now it’s time to hop over to Jackie’s blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Blog Hop Participants:
1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Libby Dyson
3. Nicole Wilson
4. Rachael Lewsley
5. Cathy Pinchbeck
6. Kelly Kent
7. Leonie Schroder
8. Delys Cram
9. Monique Fielder 
10. Richelle Fletcher 
11. Barbara Williams
12. PapillonPapercraft
13. Kathryn Ruddick
14. Michele Jutrisa
15. Carolina Evans 
16. Liv Ingle
17. Rochelle Blok
18. Emily Campbell
19. Samantha White
20. Andrea Buckland
21. Maree McIntosh
22. Renee Lynch
23. Peta Stephen
24. Jackie Noble
25. Alisa Tilsner

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By | September 4th, 2016|ESAD Blog Hops|38 Comments

Blog Hop

I’ll be participating in my first blog hop next month.  Check back on the 4th of September to see my card made from new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.

.Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue

By | August 24th, 2016|ESAD Blog Hops|1 Comment