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!


  1. Gorgeous projects Nerida. Thanks so much for being part of the hop.

  2. Great projects Nerida, just love these little houses!

  3. Great projects Nerida. I love your use of colour in all of your shares. Thanks for your inspiration

  4. These are great projects. I have to give the photo polymer stamps a try. I never knew they bend that well.

  5. Adorable cards using a favourite and versatile stamp set. Thanks for sharing :-)

  6. Beautiful cards! I particularly love the first one, with a different style to the normal C6. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Fantastic cards Nerida! I love that this set can be used for projects other than the 'holiday' season. Might have to get it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for sharing all your lovely Holiday Home ideas, Nerida.
    Inky wishes, Di

  9. I love your little houses Nerida! Holiday Home is such a great set for making cute cards and projects :-)


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