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Sunday, 3 January 2021

January - June Mini & Saleabration Hop


Hello and welcome to our ESAD blog hop . We are show casing new products from the January - June Mini Catalogue .
I am excited to show you a special card that I created for a friend who will by now have received it ! her birthday was on Christmas Eve ! 
Sue loves her garden as well as baking and spending time with her family , especially her grandchildren who she adores . With her love of gardening in mind , I chose to use the Hydrangea Hill Suite of products . This was my first play with this suite so I was learning as I crafted . I stamped the outline of the large flower , inking it up with both Granny Apple Green , then Highland Heather - not the colours listed on the DSP backing but I was happier with the result. Of course I inked strategically , so as not to contaminate my inks , you could use markers if wanting to be more precise . Then I die cut the raised flower centre from the DSP , die cut the row of little flowers from Highland Heather as well from the Mercury Glass Acetate - this was tricky as it didn't cut the flowers right out and I had to do some strategic fussy cutting as well . However the end result was worth it , I think , do you agree ? I die cut my layers using the Curvy dies and stamped my greeting with the matching stamp set , sprinkled extra Mercury Glass flowers to look as if they 'd fallen , popped the curvy pieces over a piece of DSP I had cut at 7 cm x 14 .3 cm , embellished with rhinestones and a touch of Wink Of Stella . I decorated the inside and the envelope with more of that stunningly gorgeous DSP .  
On Christmas Eve I received a phone call from Sue telling me how much she loved the card created especially for her and how it would go into her special keepsake box ! For those that wonder why we crafters love to go the extra mile I hope that  explains it to you . As my friend , Rhonda keeps telling me when we craft we put a small piece of ourselves into our project .

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Monday, 14 December 2020


 Hi stampers ! Today I am sharing a cute baby card I created using a new set coming in January called Kangaroo & Company .

You can watch my edited video here . I have used some new SAB DSP , Oh So Ombre and also a new duo punch set to be my "go to "punch I am thinking , it's called the Double Oval punch .

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 Hello stampers ! In this video I share a card I cased form one of my customers , Kaye Baulch . Kaye sent me a gorgeous birthday card using one of my favourite sets , you will see why I am in love with this gorgeous rose in my video .

You can watch the edited video here 

Thanks for stopping by , I hope I've inspired you to create !

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Sunday, 13 December 2020


 Hi Stamping friends ! 

Today i want to share with you the beautiful cards created during my on line FUN FOLD class ! If you'd like to view the video , just place an order with me during December and I will send you the link to the private video .

Here are the cards 

Thanks for looking , until next time , happy stamping !

Sunday, 6 December 2020

ESAD Goodbye Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the ESAD blog hop ! We are saying goodbye to the August - December  mini catalogue. There are some fabulous products in this Catalogue so if you have not ordered your favourites , don't wait too long !

I wanted to create a diamond fold card and  as usual I created more than one ! I have used A 4 cardstock for my cards . They will need a larger envelope so you can either make your own or just buy some extra large ones . These cards have the wow factor without being at all difficult . Once I had decided on  my design it was a simple matter of putting it all together ! Don't you think that elk looks fabulous ? he is sitting on a circle of flocked vellum , a piece of DSP punched out with the Posted For You punch and another strip of DSP sets of my design . 

Folds flat for posting .

In this next sample I've used some copper foil behind my beautiful dove . I also coloured some linen  thread using my Cinnamon Cider blends and popped it behind my dove .

Folded flat 

My next card uses the Curvy dies with the Curvy Christmas stamp set . I have silver heat embossed my bauble , coloured it with my blends , then  have gone over the centre piece with White Shimmer paint which I have mixed in my Wink Of Stella pen - I explain this in my recent video here

Finally I cut the fabulous metallic mesh ribbon into  0.5 cm widths and tied the bows for my baubles to coordinate with my silver embossing and used  Elegant faceted gems to finish my card.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my projects and now its time to see what the very talented Narelle Fasulo has created for us!

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