Sunday, January 08, 2017

ESAD 2017 Blog hop Saleabration

The new Occasions and Saleabration catalogues have been live for a few days, now.
I dont have a wish list this year .... I just want it all !!!
So what's your favourite Free Saleabration offering?
If you're even a bit like me you are trying to decide how to get the best value, the best ideas to earn those free saleabration stamping products you've seen everywhere.
Well, this blog hop is here to solve just that problem!
Maybe you've been seeing dragonflies in your dreams and you really want that "Between the lines paper" ?
Or you've seen Hot air balloons everywhere and you are wanting the "Carried away" designer series paper?

But, Where to start?
At this time of year i have a desparate need to scrapbook my accumulated photo collection so i am over the moon happy to have the "Celebrate Every day" Project life cards. 
They are brightly coloured featuring: Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Grey and White.

In September we spent a rainy afternoon walking along Bondi Beach, the photos are a bit grey and the water a stealy blue.
What better than some Brightly coloured Project life cards to make the photos pop!
I love the words and patterns and colours in this pack and it has a matching accessory pack.
Which includes a stamp set, paper clips, washi tape, epoxi stickers and silver specialty acetate cards.

Often i have too many photos so by cutting them down, i can stick 3 small pics on one 10x15cm project life card  to tell a story. 

And dont forget Project Life cards make quick and easy cards for all ocassions.

Heres a suggestion of how you can earn a Free Saleabration stamp set - 
To make this card I've used:
2 cards from the Celebrate Every Day project life pack   $28.00
Ombre ribbon and sequins from the
Cupcakes and carousells embellishment kit                    $21.00
Basic black archival ink pad                                            $12.25 
Daffodil Delight, Watermelon and Flirty Flamingo ink pads. $11.50 x 3
= $95.75
And you've earned the FREE "Avant Garden" stamp set from the Saleabration catalogue.

Now its time to click along to the next blog on the Occasions and Saleabration catalogue hop.
There's also a list of all the blogs, so you can find the next one, if you happen to get distracted by all the creative ideas along the way. Hop on over to Cathy Pinchbeck's blog:
 Cathy Pinchbeck -
1. Rebecca Jacovou -
2. Leonie Schroder -
3. Lou Kitzelman -…/esad-2017-occasion…
4. Monique Fielder -…/esad-blog-hop…
5. Kelly Kent -…/esad-blog-hop-2017-occas…/
6. Nicole Wilson -…/esad-2017-occasions…
7. Peta Stephen -…/
8. Rachael Lewsley -…
9. Samantha White -
10. Josie Dean - https://josiedeanindependentstampinupdemonstrator.wordpress…
11. Cheryl Algie -…/esad-2017-oc…
12. Libby Dyson -
13. Andrea Buckland -
14. Cheryl O'Bree -…/esad-2017-occasions-catalog…
15. Nerida Carter -…/esad-2017-blog-hop-sal…
16. Cathy Pinchbeck -
17. Megan Lenske -…/esad-2017-occasion…
18. Tanya DeRoy -…/esad-2017-occasi…
19. Maree McIntosh -…/esad-2017-occ…
20. Juan Ambida -…/esad-2017-occasions-ca…
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Sunday, January 01, 2017

How can you earn a free pack of Designer series paper?

Its that time of year when Stampin up have a Saleabration. For every $90 you spend on any product you will earn a free stamp set, double role of ribbons or a pack of Designer Series paper. 
Just one of the products on offer is the "Between the lines" white and black printed paper.
They are fabulous to colour in with pencil, ink, sponging, brayering, splattering...
The first card I made is really simple. 
Using the water colour pencils (new in the Ocassions Catalogue) I just coloured in the dragonfly image using all the brightest rainbow colours: daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point.
Stamped the dotty image from the "Dragon fly Dreams" set top and bottom of the page and adhered it to the base of Bermuda Bay card.
Stamp the sentiment from "Dragonfly Dreams" - Enjoy Your Special Day - on a flag of white cardstock and adhere with dimensionals.
Just saying i have never been a fan of colouring-in as such, but what i do love is a little water colouring.
And this set of watercolour pencils makes it too easy. A bit of light pencil colouring (within the lines)... To make it more interesting you can blend the yellow and orange pencil strokes on the paper.
Then lightly brush the colour with water, Ive used an aqua painter pen, which instantly blends the pencil lines into watercolouring!
What i love about the photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them to gently swirl the words to suggest movement. I am not much of an artist but i feel like one when I'm using all these pretty colours and watching how the water mixes two colours together as you paint. It's pretty amazing how it comes out.
Or just sponge brayer colour all over and DON'T colour within the lines.
So how do you get to earn this pack of black and white designs?
In order to make these three cards you will need:
Dragon fly dreams stampset $36.50
Watercolour Pencils.             $27.75
Basic Black archival ink         $12.25
Bright cardstock 20 sheets.   $14.00
                                           =   $90.50
12 sheets of "Inside The lines" Designer series paper = FREE
The stampin up "Ocassions" catalogue goes live today 4 January 2017
Do you Need a copy of the new Ocassions catalogue AND the Saleabration caty too?
Send a text to Nerida 0468 877125 or follow the link to 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

End of year sale until 3 January 2016

Celebrate the new year—and great deals—with Stampin’ Up! during our Year-End Closeouts sale! From 1 December 2016 until 3 January 2017, a selection of holiday catalogue retiring products, Clearance Rack items and high-inventory catalogue items will be discounted up to 60%. 
There's clothes pegs for $3.20 and washi tape 5 rolls for $5.60 and rolls of ribbons for under $5.
Just visit the stampin up store and viw the pictures of all the products on sale. Click on the image and you will see the discounted price and product number.
To see the list of sale items click onthe link:

If you want to order you can continue to the shopping cart and have your items delivered to your
 door ( make sure you select Nerida from NSW from the demo listing to receive a little thank you gift from me) or take down the item numbers and email, text or message me the details. 
Nerida on 0468877125.
Did you see these gorgeous little craft bins?
To celebrate ten years in Australia Stampin up! Are offering these special edition collapsable bins for $12.50 I have a few orders already so let me know if you'd like to see one of these on your craft table in the new year.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dragonfly dreaming...

I know its Christmas but i have received a few christmas presents early this year and just have to share.
We will be launching the new Occasions catalogue in January along with the Saleabration special deals. Let me know if you'd like to be one of the first to receive one of the new seasonal catalogues and SAB brochure too.
I showed you a sneakpeek of this stampset last week, this one shows the framelits that go with it in gold foil and how you can cut them up to fly across your cards.
So, are you excited for Saleabration 2017?
You know the deal... Buy $90 worth of product and get a free stampset, or a free paper pack from the saleabration catalogue.
I've used the new water colour pencils with an aqua painter to blend ... I am still playing with my blending technique.
And heres the christmas projects I've made this week for the music and piano teachers.
Merry Christmas ! Ok off to write a few cards and check off that list :)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration blog hop

Are you ready for a sneak peek of some amazing gorgeousness that is the Stampin' up! Occasions catalogue? It doesn't actually go live until 4 January 2017 but you can get a sneaky glimpse of what I've been creating with my pre ordered stampin'up! goodies.
This is the ESAD blog hop so at the end of the page you will find a list of other lovely Australian demonstrators who have beautiful products to show you... I can't wait, can you?
Here's my first sneak peek - Dragon flies!!! 
The Dragonfly dreaming stamp is stamped directly in basic black ink on to new Designer series paper (DSP) called "Falling in love". Oh, I am, it is full of photographic images of that bokeh effect when the light creates out of focus patterns in the background! 
And I've stepped it up with a shimmer papered Blushing bride dragon fly thinlets die.
How gorgeous will these look in the sunshine?
But don't forget the negative piece of the die cut. This glimmer paper is too precious to waste.
This time I have stamped the dragonfly image through the cut out on to the DSP.
Look at this one with a bee and a dragonfly hovering over the silver foil doily. You can never have enough bling right? I've painted the bee with my gold wink of stellar pen and placed a sequin on the dragonfly's body. Ooooh, the things I want to do with this stamp!
As soon as I saw this stamp I wanted to put it on velum. And it looks great over the new "Cupcakes and carousels" DSP stack. 
And then, I thought to colour the back of the velum with our new... Watercolour pencils!
Burmuda bay and Pacific Point go together perfectly.
So there's your lot of sneak peaks from Stamping Joy, now pop on over to Rachael Lewsley's blog for some more creativity and start your New Year's wish list now.
18. Nerida Carter You are here!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Last days of stamps on the 25% off sale

The stitched with love 25% OFF Sale ENDS Tomorrow! That's Wednesday, 30 November!
Today I held a card making class for 8 children and we used a few of the stamp sets that are on the list. We made a card using just this one stamp set. 
We used the snowflake and stars for background stamping in Bermuda bay ink and the sentiment on a 2" (5cm) circle punch.
The Tin of tags stamp set is reduced to $27.75. (16 photopolymer clear stamps)
The silver ribbon is $9.80 for 9.1metres, and the "Every day" washi tape in black and silver is down to $5.60 for 5 rolls.
We also made a tag or two with the ginger bread bundle. If you buy the stamp and punch together you get 10% off the total! 
The reindeer set is called Santa's Sleigh it works beautifully with the Candy cane lane designer series patterned paper.
The stampin up store has all the images and prices on sale, or see the list below.

If you place an order with me or through my online store using this hostess code you will receive a gift from me Nerida in NSW Hostess code: RSPDF9RY .
Need help placing an order?  call or text Nerida on 0468877125

Sunday, November 27, 2016

ESAD 2016 holiday catalogue Favourite Products blog hop

Welcome to the Holiday Catalogue "Favourite Products" Blog hop!
The holiday catalogue has been live for a while now, and I have a lot of favourite stamp sets and tools and accessories, it is really hard to choose just one!!!!!
Can I narrow it down to three? Here's a start ...
My latest discovery in the catalogue is the Tin of Tags stamp set and Tin of tags kit!
I spent less than an hour, putting together one set of tags with silver stars, sequins, red tassels and wooden snow flakes and stamping the words: With Love, Surprise, All wrapped up, Joy to the world, and warm wishes on each of the tags.
It was quick and easy, now I am definitely in the Christmas mood... Where's the Christmas carols on CD?
This set has not just words but a snow flake image and a single star and a string of stars. Great for background stamping as I have on this Burmuda Bay card. 
And, this is the first time I've used the Natural and silver trim ribbon for a bit of texture and dimension.
I've made up a second version of this card in real red, stamped with the sentiments and snowflake image from the stamp set and added two of the tags.
All wrapped up with love! 

Click on the blue arrow, to take you to Courtenay's favourite product post and here is a list of all the blogs (just in case you get lost along the way). Oh, and don't forget to leave lots of comment love, along the way!
1. Lou Kitzelman -…/esad-2016-holiday-…
2. Kelly Kent -…/esad-blog-hop-holiday-ca…/...
3. Chloe Evans -…/esad-holiday-catalog…
4. Jackie Noble -…/esad-stampin-up-fav-holiday…/
5. Josie Dean - https://josiedeanindependentstampinupdemonstrator.wordpress…
6. Libby Dyson -
7. Rebekah Crisp -…/24/a-christmas-…/
8. Rebecca Jacovou -…/esad-2016-favourit…
9. Andrea Buckland -…/esad-holid…
10. Leonie Schroder -
11. Delys Cram -…/esad-holiday-catalogue-favou…
12. Rose Desmond -…/esad-2016-holi…
13. Cathy Pinchbeck -…/esad-holiday-catty-…/
14. Peta Stephen -…/
15. Monique Fielder -
16. Narelle Fasulo -
17. Nerida Carter -…/esad-2016-holiday-cata…
18. Courtenay Heuston -…/esad-2016-holiday-cata…
19. Megan Lenske -…/esad-2016-holiday-…
20 Carly Middleton -…/esad-holiday-catalogue…
21. Nicole Wilson -…/esad-holiday-cat…
22. Renee Lynch -
23. Nicole Osborne Ashton -…/esad-2016-holida…
24. Amity Knight -
25. Rachael Lewsley -…
26. Cheryl O'Bree -…/esad-2016-holiday-catalogue…
27. Tanya DeRoy -…/esad-holiday-cat…
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