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Sunday, 11 December 2016

ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Sneak Peak

Welcome back to another ESAD blog hop , whether you've just joined the hop or have come from Cheryl O'Bree's blog I'm sure you'll enjoy sitting back with a cuppa and following along to see all of the inspirational creations !We are showing you some of our favourite products from the Occasions and Sale-a-brations catalogues . Not sure what SAB is all about ? Well at this time of the year S.U launch this promotion and in Australia when you spend $90 before postage you get to choose a free item from the SAB catalogue ! How cool is that ! Now onto my projects .
If I had to choose a favourite my choice would be  the Dragonfly Dreams bundle , although there are so many awesome new products it is really hard to choose just one !

For my first card I have chosen to use the Inside The Lines DSP from the SAB catalogue ( free with qualifying order ) for the base of my card . I chose to pick out just a few flowers and leaves and coloured them in Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron using my ink pads and blender pens . I have also added a touch of So Saffron to the flower centres .
I used the rock and roll technique to stamp my dragonfly in Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron and cut a filligee dragonfly from our Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and layered it over the top of my stamped draonfly.The sentiment was stamped in Blushing Bride and cut out using the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits . I then cut a mat for my sentiment as well . I adhered some of our silver metallic thread to the base of the dragon fly before attaching it . To finish my card I used the fine tip glue pen to add some dots of glue and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds .

To create my next card I wanted to try something a little different . I took a piece of window sheet and randomly stamped some Mint Macaron , Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy , ink spots work great for this . Then I spritzed the window sheet and my Shimmery White CS with a little water and pounced my window sheet all over my CS until I was happy with the result . I dried it off and sat back to admire my artwork ! I used the gorgeous images from the  Awesomely Artistic stamp set to stamp some images in the darker colours . I love combining our sets to create my cards ! I also added some Silver  Glitter using the fine tip glue pen again. I find this gives a more subtle look without adding too much glitter  and over whelming your card . I decided this would look great on a brick wall so out came my embossing folder  to which I rolled on some Mint Macaron with a sponge brayer - love those  brayers ! The sentiment also comes from Awesomely Artistic and was also cut using the framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels set .Then I simply cut the cluster of small dragonflies and placed them on top of my watercoloured piece .

Next , I wanted to use the bee image which is also included in this set and I wanted to create a peek a boo secret slider card. This is the  card I created and  I am stoked at how it turned out !  For the secret slider design I followed Meg Loven's you tube video . Thank you so much Meg for sharing your design . I've used the bee which is in the Dragonfly Dreams set and also the bee from Touches Of Texture and again the foliage image from Awesomely Artistic . The little bee hive comes from the Sliding Star Framelits and matching stamp set , Shooting Star - don't you just love the versatility of S. U products ! It's a little hard to see from the photos but the card slides across to reveal a hidden message ! I need to make a few more of these  !

 I just have to show you this cute card using Hey Chic , a SAB stamp set ! How adorable is this ! Decided to have a go at making a free standing pop up card and doesn't  that chicken just look too cute sitting up there ! I used Lou Kitzelman 's free standing pop up card tutorial for this one with a few alterations .

I hope you have enjoyed my projects , thanks for looking , next up is the very talented  Maree so keep hopping along and check out her beautiful creations .

In case you get lost along the way , here is a list of all of the blog hop participants  .

16. Josie Dean