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Sunday, 25 April 2021

ESAD Farewell Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD blog hop where we are saying farewell to some of our favourite items 😢

I'm so excited to share with you a fantastic card I created using the Bloom and Grow bundle , which is sadly due to retire on May 4 th . This is a Flip Flap Shutter card and while it may look difficult it really is not . I've also used the beautiful Flowers For Every Season DSP . I coloured my flower images with my Magenta Madness , Just Jade and Misty Moonlight blends .

This next card was water coloured and the image was stamped using Stazon . It's from the Sweet Silhouettes  bundle . I've used Balmy Blue , Pacific Point and Blackberry Bliss for my water colour background and mounted my card onto Basic Black and Rich Blackberry Bliss card stock . I white heat embossed my sentiment  and added a bow tied with my favourite glittered black organdy ribbon - thank goodness that's not retiring ! I die cut the branch image and adhered it to look as though the lovers were sheltering from the rain under the tree and the umbrella .

Another cute card using the same dies with A Little Wild , also retiring , so glad I have this one in my stash ! I simply water coloured my background after firstly watercoloring my elephants , then added my die cut ! So cute and so simple !

I remembered I had not used my Best Plaid Builder dies so it was time to get them out because they're retiring  !
This one uses another set that will be retiring , Fancy Phrases . I bought this set because of the greetings !  The sentiment that resonated with me was " when I count my blessings , I count you twice "

Next I had a play with the vase builder punch and BoHo Indigo kit , both retiring soon . i have more samples using the Plaid Builder dies here

Saturday, 24 April 2021


Hello Stampers ,

Tonight I shared how I created two cards using the Plaid Builder dies . I've used many products what are retiring in a few short weeks .  If you'd like to see how these cards were created I invite you to visit You Tube and view my video below.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today !

Friday, 23 April 2021


 Hi and thanks for visiting my blog today ! What a fun classes we had this week ! 

These first two cards were created using the blends / alcohol technique and then   gold gilding flakes were added ! How fun ! The whale card uses Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy blends . The turtle card uses the new in colour Evening Evergreen , Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce blends . To colour the turtle , I inked up in Granny Apple green and then I added some Evening Evergreen using a dauber to achieve a two tone effect . To add the gilding flakes apply a tiny amount of multipurpose glue , allow to dry a little and then add the flakes . The ladies had a choice of these two cards . If you'd like to know more about this technique please see my previous video here

The first fun fold is the card the class created , chosen by my husband as the preferred card -   I couldn't decide  so was guided by him - do you think he made the right choice ? My preference is below ! This is called a Pop Up Flip card and there are many on Pinterest and You tube .

Lastly , it was time to get our watercolour on ! I gave the ladies a choice of these two cards .
Which one is your favourite ?

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today . If you live in Australia and do not already have a Stampin ' Up ! demonstrator I'd love for you to shop with me or join my team ! Who doesn't need a 20 % discount to feed their addiction , ah , I mean hobby ! 😂😂😂

Tuesday, 20 April 2021


 Hi and welcome to my blog today .

Last Friday evening I created these two cards during my Facebook Live broadcast .  If you'd like to see how they were created you can watch my video below 

If you live in Australia and do not have a SU demonstrator , Id love to have you shop with me or join my team !

Saturday, 10 April 2021


 Hi stamping friends .

I want to share with you the card I created during my facebook live last night !

This was so much fun and I have the video below for you to see how it was done with my bloopers and all ! Enjoy !


 Hi Stampers .

Today I had a virtual class for this great fold ! I have tweaked the measurements so generously shared by Jo Blackman on our ESAD Facebook site , thank you so much Jo . I love this card fold and have made a much larger one  previously with a tutorial shared by my friend Leslie Lendon. I was delighted to be able to create this smaller , more user friendly version for my class ladies ! You can find Jo's tutorial here 

Also created during this class was a simple card using the So Much Happy bundle , retiring soon - this is a great set to use for quick cards for everyone !

Next up was this stunning card created by simple sponging the background and adding some die cuts !If you love this windmill as much as I do and the grass you need to grab them while you can because neither of these sets is going into the next catalogue .

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today .

Saturday, 27 March 2021


 Hello again my stamping friends . Last night I created some cute cards using Special Someone and Under My Umbrella . These sets are both retiring so if you like what you see you may want to grab them now while supplies last . Special Someone is heavily reduced right now and you know it does have that grass die as well as balloons and ballon strings dies !

Here are my cards

If you'd like to see how I created these cute cards , you can view my video on my Facebook page .