ESAD – Summer Mini Blog Hop

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

 We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

 You should have come here from Keryn Campbell so your almost done the whol blog hop. If you havent thats fine you can start with me and follow the links and have a travel around some wonder pages and work.

Please get a cuppa and some cakes as there will be lots to see and you wont wanna stop once your started.

Now I have a few things I wanna share with you all. So lets start with something Christmas like.

 These cute little treat squares are made using the new Scalloped Square Die.

 All I did was cut out the amount of wanted to do… then I just scored and folded… pop some holes in the four corners and then pop throu some ribbon and there done. They are perfect for the Christmas tree with just some little chocolates in them.

While I am showing you the Scalloped Square die.. Here is an easel card I made using the New Island Oasis Paper and a calendar for next year.. This makes for a great gift for someone.. as a desk calendar never goes astray.

(Not the best pic I know… but the weather here is really crappy and I cant seem to get any good photos atm)

Here is a Travel card I made for a swap but wanted to show case here as well. It not one using the Scalloped Square die, But also the Travel Journal DSP and Sentimental Journey stamp set.

Now let me show you a birthday card I made using the NEW grunge rock set and the lattice embossing folder. I made this for a swap I did recently and really

 You could re-make this card using all different colours.

Last thing I want show you is a flower I made using the Island Floral Bigz Die and the  new 2-3/8” scalloped circle extra large punch.

 Most of you will have seen the scalloped flower that’s made in purple in the middle.. But I wanted to dress it up a bit so I use 2 of the 5 petal flower on the Island Floral die and made a base.. I am rather impressed how it come out. And it show it off nicely I attached it to the front of this gift box I made for someone special.

Next you are off to Susan Joyce blog where I am sure she will keep the wonderful flowing for your pretty eyes to see.

 Have a wonderful day and hope to see you next time

Heres a full list of all the blogs you can visit.

 Jan McAnulty – http://cardcaperswithjan.wordpress.com/

Sharlene Torres – http://www.stampwithsharlene.com

 Gail Kirby – http://www.stampwithgail.blogspot.com

icole Derendorf – http://www.stampingdownunder.wordpress.com

 Vicki Were – http://www.stampinvickistyle.blogspot.com/

Teresa Leggo – http://www.teresascreativecards.blogspot.com/

Sherylee Tutt – http://www.sherylee.stampinup.net

Kim Conway – http://www.kimconwaycards.blogspot.com

Monique Fielder – http://www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com/

Keryn Campbell – http://kerynscards.blogspot.com

Steph Gray – https://stampinsteph.wordpress.com
           
Susan Joyce – http://www.catsinkcorporated.blogspot.com

Amy Buchanan – http://fashioninggreatimpressions.com/

Esad Secret Sister Round 4

Now with Secret Sister round almost complete, i can show you all the wonderful things i made and sent to my SS.

I still havent received my final gift yet… so once i go i will post the goodies i received

Month 1 – Aug Cards

Month 1 – Aug Gift

Month 2 – Sept Cards

Month 2 – Sept Gift

Month 3 – Oct final Cards

Month 2 – Oct final Gift

Inside the draws where some ribbon, a marker, paper dasies, a mini top note album, and lots of choccys.

I really hope my Secret Sister Sarah liked these

Card Swap – Birthday

This isn a generic Birthday Card the flower on the top can be replaced with anything..

Items used:

Stamp Set: Curly Cute

Cardstock: Whisper White, Concord Crush, So Saffron, poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pretty in Pink

Ink:  Concord Crush

Accessories: Clear Rhinestones Brads, Basic Rhinestones, Top Note Die, Blossom Party Die

Inaugural South Pacific Punch Art Blog Hop

We are a bunch of Stampin Up demonstrators from New Zeealand and Australia who love our Stampin Up punches. We have gotten together to showcase a selection of the punches you can purchasae from Stampin Up. We know we will inspire you and encourage you to use those punches in new and beautiful ways.

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think to go in the draw to win some yummy scrummy punch art blog candy (offer not available to su demos).

You should have arrived here from Andreas Blog, If not don’t worry you can start your journey here and keep moving.

Well I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful things we have on show today. So I have choosen the Eyelet Border Punch… There are a few things you can do with this punch beside use it as a straight border on Cards.

Firstly I would like to show you my Flower using the punch:

All I have done here is simple cut a 12×1 inch strip of dsp, popped it through the cripper and then stuck It down onto a circle which cant be seen… to top it off I add a button for the flower centre..

Next I have used this as a border in this next project.. but not on a card of scrapbook page. I have use the box #2 die which is in the current catolgue and I have jazzyed it up using the eyelet border punch and a small flower

Next I have used the punch as borders for cards but not as you would normally..

First one is called a fence and the Second one is called a medalion

All I have done here is simple cut a 12×1 inch strip of dsp, popped it through the cripper and then stuck It down onto a circle which cant be seen… to top it off I add a button for the flower centre..

 

Next I have used this as a border in this next project.. but not on a card of scrapbook page. I have use the box #2 die which is in the current catolgue and I have jazzyed it up using the eyelet border punch and a small flower

Next I have used the punch as borders for cards but not as you would normally..

First one is called a fence and the Second one is called a medalion

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have done using the Eyelet Border Punch!

 

Now its time to head on over to Karen’s blog and see what wonderful things she has installed for you!

 

In Case you have lost your way here is a list of everyone who is participating.

 

1. Karen Southwell – www.kareniescrafts.blogspot.com
2. Carol-Ann Torrie – http://queen-of-scraps.blogspot.com
3. Sally Williams – www.sallycancraft.com
4. Julia Leece – www.juliascards.blogspot.com
5. Amy – http://ladybugsanddaisychains.blogspot.com/
6. Melissa Davies – http://beedevinedesigns.blogspot.com/
7. Michelle Dyson – http://www.stampinkpaper.blogspot.com
8. Clare Mcilhatton – www.crafty-cow.com
9. Lisa Bullock – http://daffyscrapper.wordpress.com
10. Pauline Bennetts – www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede
11.Tia Routledge – http://craftingwithtia.weebly.com/my-blog.html
12. Emma Kirton – www.emmakirton.blgospot.com
13. Angie Jones – http://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com/
14. Andrea Buckland – http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com
15. Steph Gray – 
https://stampinsteph.wordpress.com/

Card Swap – Boy

Here is my Favorite one… Boy card

Items Used:

Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track Wheel, Curly Cute

Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Pearch Parfait

Ink: Pacific Point, Pearch Parfait, Black

Accessories: Brights and In colour DSP paper Stack, spiral punch, 1/2″ stitched ply ribbon

Card Swap – Girl

Pinks and Purples for this one as all girls like these colours.

Items Used:

Stamp Sets: Flight of Butterfly, OccasionalsQuotes, So Swirly Wheel

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black

Accessories: Whisper White 1/4″ grosgain ribbon

Card Swap – Christmas

Here is the Christmas Card i did for the Swap. Now this isnt your tradition christmas colours, this is something a little different to add a bit of colour and change to Christmas

Items Used:

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Snow Swirled, Priceless

Cardstock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo

Ink: Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Melon Mambo

Accessories: Pretty in Pink 1/4″ Grosgain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Sponge, Perfect plum Marker

The technique for this was masking, I cut out a circle from some scrap paper, places the piece of paper with the cut out in the middle of the page and sponge on a light colour to get the bauble effect. Then i stamped the snow flakes on and took the piece of paper away.. leaving this effect