Saturday, September 27, 2014

Holiday Catalogue ESAD blog hop!

Welcome to the ESAD holiday catalogue blog hop!
To celebrate the amazing range of stamps and products in the Holiday catalogue some extra special Australasian demos have created a wonderful array of cards and projects for you to view this weekend.
All you need to do is settle back and hop from one creative blog to another. 
Please leave a little comment-love with each blog that you visit and enjoy a relaxing creative journey of ideas to inspire you.

I've selected the Holiday home stamp set to feature on my step of the blog. There are three cute little houses that you can stamp and decorate. 
With words and images for a Merry Christmas, Halloween and Happy new home owners too.
The stamp set is made of photo polymer so they will stick to your clear blocks really well!
And you can bend them!!!  Take a look at the merry Christmas that I stamped on the label punch.
I've curved the photopolymer around the wreath. It is so cool how they do that. 
My card is kept closed by bending the house under the Curly Label punch. Just loving the slate grey with Coastal cabana and soft sky. I painted my house with the Coastal Cabana and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities. Then added some dazzling diamonds glitter to look like moon light.
My second card is a square format which was quick and easy to make.
This one is to wish some friends a Happy new home !
I stamped the three houses in mossy meadow, cherry cobbler and blackberry bliss then water coloured the mossy meadow house in Hello Honey ink.
I love all the little details in this set, hearts stars and magic sparkles, lamp posts and trees with leaves  for autumn and a snow man for winter scenes.
My third project is a CASE (copy and share everything) of a card from Stampin' Up!'s impression magazine. As usual I made it my own with a different greeting, colours and textures.
Here it is close up to show a different way to use the Homemade holiday Framelits. By cutting off the chimney you have an arrow that makes great masculine designs.

I've put the arrows through the textured embossing folders: Arrows, Large Polka dot and Woodgrain.
The stars are from "Holiday Home" and the Happy birthday is from "Tag Talk" stamp set.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and
blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.
So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.
Now head on over to the next blog which is: Rochelle
1.   Keryn Campbell

2.   Narelle Hoggard

3.   Gail Kirby

4.   Libby Dyson

5.   Emily Campbell

6.   Debra Spijers

7.   Kelly Kent

8.   Monique Fielder

9.   Andrea Buckland

10.  Debbie Lamb

11.  Sally Williams

12.  Christie Kunkel

13.   Paula Reid

14.   Amity Knight

15.   Ria Kaire

16.   Nerida Carter
18.  Tracey Speight

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog as you go!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Weekly deals

This week's deals include Framelits and paper piercing packs.
The circles collection Framelits are usually $45.95 and are only $34.46 this week until Tuesday 30th September. On film Framelits are just $37.46 and normally they're $49.95.
Email me your order to   :)

Holiday homes cut out Card

In case you are not aware it is school holidays here. My favourite way to spend a day is with my family just hanging around at home. Perhaps watching a movie if its raining, riding our bicycles if its fine or walking along one of our amazing beaches.
But best of all I like to relax and make some cards at my dining room table.
This is a CASE ( copy and share everything) of a cut out card by "Stamping T" Tanya Bell.
This one features the  Holiday home stampset and framelits but you can make a similar thing with punched shapes like the Festival of trees.
This card is a very simple concept and just needs a steady hand with some multipurpose glue and a ruler to keep it all square. Here's the steps I used to put it together.
I cut a card base at 3.5cm, and 7 cm off the top flap of the card.
Then added a piece of DSP patterned paper to the cut off piece.
I attached the stamped and cut out houses on top to bridge the gap between the card top and bottom. I found Tombow multipurpose liquid glue to be perfect for the job.
I opened the card and turned the card upside down to stick the red bits on the back. This strengthens the card so the houses stay firmly stuck top and bottom.
On the inside panel I placed a white piece of cardstock and stamped a row of lights across the centre.
If you write at the top it won't be seen when the card is closed.
Next step was to add a gold star, heart, Santa's sleigh and merry Christmas, all these stamps are part of the Holiday home stamp set.
And then to colour in the houses with either an aqua painter, stamp'n write markers or Blendabilities.
I've used Real Red, sky blue and Hello Honey markers with my aquapainter on this one.
Just love this set of houses...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Random Good greetings

The craft desk cleanup continues... Very slowly as you can see, as I am making new cards with the pieces I find in my scrap pile. Reuse, recycle, repurpose as we say.
The base of this card is naturals white cardstock and I've lightly sponged the edges with Lost Lagoon ink on a sponge dauber.
Everything about this card is random: the card stocks, the textures, words and idea.
I stamped the "good Greetings " words by placing them on a clear block together in a random pattern. They make a nice background and then I stamped the star and snow from "Festival of Trees" over the top. I continued to Sponge randomly all over it with soft sky ink for that mottled look.
The card base is half an A4 piece scored in a gate fold. My crumb cake piece is actually called Kraft and comes in 12x12" packs for box making and really nice cards. I like how the Mossy Meadow trees look stamped on Kraft cardstock.
I placed a piece of random printed velum over the centre tree and gave it a gold star for added emphasis. The little green bird l cut out with the 1cm circle punch and it helps to keep the card closed.
Flip open the card and you have heaps of space to write your message.
Merry Christmas, peace and joy, happy new year are just 3 of the 19 stamps from the Good greetings stampset.
This is the one you get for FREE if you hostess a party between now and 31 October, WITH a qualifying order. (Over $300 worth of product).
Would you like to make this card? 
Give me a call on 0468877125  to book yourself a class or party.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Festival of trees

Occasionally one gets to have a few hours to oneself on a Sunday afternoon. What to do?
Firstly I decided to begin cleaning up my craft table... Aka dining table.
I got well about half way through sorting: half made cards and left over cardstock pieces.
Not sure why but the leftovers consisted of lots of whisper white, crumb cake and Pool party.
I've been looking at cards in the holiday catalogue and on Pinterest using the Festival of trees
Stampset and made a card literally from the scraps on my table. 
I used my stamp n write markers for the colours on the tree.
Then just Stamped the tree, snow and words onto whisper white.
It was looking pretty simple so I added a silver star on top of the tree and dazzling details glitter.
The card holds shut by putting the edge of the Framelit under the punched words.
When it's open it looks like this.
Just  a little different and there's still room to write on the inside of the card or on the back too.
I love how this photopolymer stampset has a variety of trees plus lots of little details that you can add to the tree. A little trick you may have noticed you can bend your photo polymer stamps into any curved shape when placing it on a clear block.
Don't forget anyone who holds a stampin' up! party between now and 31 October can earn the free stampset "Good Greetings" when their sales reach $300. Give me a call or message to book your stamp a stack, class or party. Nerida 0468877125.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A Project Life page for a princess

I completed a new project Life page today.
How easy is this to create a book to store the many photos I 
have taken this year?
My daughter went to a Princess, Faery and Mermaid party.
Taking the photos was so much fun.
They hardly need any explanation.
A few stickers and letters and the page was done.
The title and stickers came from the Everyday Adventure 
Accessory Project Life pack.
It contains letter stickers, plus wood and acetate accents.
Ok, I did stamp some words from "Good Greetings" in silver 
embossing because princesses do Sparkle and celebrate with 
hugs and kisses.

Still not sure about How Project Life works as a photo storage system?
Take a look at the video here: