Saturday, 21 June 2014

ESAD Blog Hop - Retirement List

Hi guys, thanks for joining me in yet another awesome ESAD blog hop!! Today the girls and I have made cards that showcase some of our favourite and sadly missed retiring items!! I hope you enjoyed the delights that Claire had to share over on her blog. She's one awesome chick!!

The card that I have to show today was made using the soon to be retired Oh, Hello stamp set and our Designer frames embossing folder:

Cute hey. Maybe it's just me, but don't you hate it when you have a stamp set retire that you really feel you never used enough!! That's exactly how I feel about the Oh, Hello set.

Well that's it for me for today. Time for you guys to hop on over to visit Narelle, who's going to have something spectacular to share!!

Have Fun,


Stamps: Oh Hello, Express Yourself and Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Gumball Green
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral
Other: Seam Binding ribbon, Designer Frames Embossing Folder and Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Ribbon.

1.  Narelle Hoggard

2.  Emily Campbell

3.  Kelli Gordon

4.  Kelly Kent

5.  Andrea Buckland

6.  Kathryn Ruddick

7.  Sally Williams

8.  Keryn Campbell

9.  Yvonne Walker

10.  Richelle Fletcher

11.  Teresa Leggo

12.  Clare Mcilhatton

13.  Chloe Evans

“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.”

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Blended Blossom and Blendabilities

So since getting back from the Stampin' Up South Pacific Convention, or Inspire, Create, Share as it's now called, I have been brimming with new ideas, inspiration and so much craftyness there just hasn't been enough hours in the day!!

One of the freebies we brought back with us (and we brought back heaps of goodies!!) was a new stamp set called Blended Blossom and we were given a pack of the new blendabilites to use with it. The colour we got was Calypso Coral.

Ok so I'm going to state right here that colouring just isn't my thing. Honestly, even as a child I was a terrible colouring in'er... umm not sure if it's a word but lets go with it.

My first go with our new Blendabilities and I couldn't believe how easy it was to make the flower look 3D. I used the darker shade pen on all the parts of the flower that I thought would be dark or in the shade in real life. Then I edged some of those areas with the middle tone and finally "blended" everything with the lightest shade. So here it is:

Not bad for a first time. Now as much as I enjoyed colouring this flower, I'm still not convinced that this will be my "thing", BUT, and that's a big but. With our Blendabilities you can colour pretty much anything. Pearls, Rhinestones, Washi Tape, ribbon honestly the list goes on. Thats how I got my matching rhinestones on my card.

Now I guess you are wondering when YOU can get your hands on these little babies. Well at the moment we are hoping they will be ready for when the new Annual Catalogue goes live on 1st July, but it's a case of wait and see for the moment. Fingers crossed everything is ready in time.

Hope you get some craft on this long weekend, I know I plan too ;-)

Have Fun,

Stamps: Blended Blossom, Express Yourself
Ink: Pink Piroutte, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Pistacio Pudding, Pink Piroutte and Whisper White
Other: Little leaves Sizzlits, Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Rhinestones, Chevron Ribbon and Natural Trim Ribbon.