Jun 2, 2019

ESAD 2019-2020 Annual Catalgoue Blog Hop Sneak Peek

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the ESAD 2019-20 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop Sneak Peek. If you are just starting here, you've got 25 amazing blogs all showcasing some of the new products from the NEW catalogue that is launched on Tuesday 4th June. If you are following the hop, you will have come from Rebecca's blog.

I thought I'd make a little card and gift box set.

I have created my own dsp from the button stamps from the It Stamps with Art stamp set, which I then coloured with my watercolour pencils.

I made a thicker button embellishment by adhering 5 layers of card buttons, the button are from the Arts & Crafts Dies. Once the layers were glued together and dry, I sanded the edges with an emery board.

The box design was cased from The Paper Pixie, I followed Julie's facebook live video with the directions whilst she was creating her own version. (I confess, I did use scrap dsp and card to start with and then made this version in my own time)

The suede/fabric look for the Bermuda Bay stripe on the card and box were made by separating the top and bottom layer of smooth card by breaking down the fibres in the cardstock by rubbing it over my bone folder several times. 

Product List

Now the group that is behind this hop is ESAD and here's a little bit of info about it...
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To continue on the hop, please go to see Jackie's blog.

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Here's the full list of participants:

Like always, if you have any queries or feedback, leave a comment or email me.

May 30, 2019

Stampin' Up! Limited Release Products

Hi Everyone,

Time is running out to purchase the Everything Is Rosy Medley & Shelli's Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Both of these kits contain a massive amount of limited edition products ready to create with and have instructions to guide you in using them. But of course, you can always mix it up if you prefer!

You can see some ideas of the Everything is Rosy Medley here on a previous blog post.

Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit

The Shelli Kit contains includes the following:
  • - An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
  • - One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our Classic ink collection
  • - Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
  • - 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes
  • - Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards
The coordinating Stampin’ Up! colours are: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Shelli describes the kit as ‘A touch of earthy and elegant spring with lots of layers and texture.’

You can even watch a video of Shelli unboxing her kit:

May 14, 2019

Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday blog hop

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday blog hop!!! And a big happy birthday to Kelly!!!! You may have arrived from Jan's Blog or you may be just starting, either way, there's 23 blogs to visit! 

I decided to use the Swirly Birds Stamp Set and coordinating framelits - they've gather a little dust as I haven't used them for a while. I confess, I had a little search around on the internet for ideas, and I was inspired by a card by Jackie Bolhuis.

I ended up creating 3 cards of the same basic layout, but they show a beginner, casual and avid level of the design.

The Beginner Card -  single layer card using the stamping off technique off for lighter shade of the Fresh Fig Ink for the flower base, the swirly part of the flower was Fresh Fig ink, and the leaves are Tranquil Tide ink.

The Casual Card - same technique for flowers, just everything has been stamped on a whisper white layer of card and tranquil tide card which were cut with the rectangle framelits.

The Avid Card - I've added extra layers of tranquil tide & whisper white card for sentiment, used a framelit to cut extra detail for flowers, and added a little bling with the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Which one is your favourite?

Well, once again happy birthday Kelly! Thank you for arranging your Birthday Blog Hop and to continue on the hop, please visit Melissa next.

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ps: Below is the full list of who is partying with us today:

1 Kelly Kent - http://mypapercraftjourney.com/2019/05/14/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog-hop-2019/
2 Shannon Kissane https://shannonkissane.com/?p=3149
3 Tina Gillespie https://scissorspapercard.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-birthday-blog-hop-for-kelly.html
4 Monique Fielder https://stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
5 Leonie Stuart https://www.stampinginspirationbyleonie.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
6 Michelle Strazds https://stampinstrazds.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/kellys-birthday-blog-hop-2019/
7 Mandy Depiazzi https://mypapertrailblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog-hop-2019
8 Rochelle Blok https://rochelleblok.blogspot.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
9 Narelle Simm https://eleventhhourstamping.com/2019/05/14/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog-hop-2019/
10 Catherine Creer https://creativecat2017.wordpress.com/?p=196
11 Lou Kitzelman https://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog-hop-2019.html
12 Sandra Collett https://sanzstamps.blogspot.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
13 Sharon Dalton https://studioshabazcreativeme68.blogspot.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
14 Denise Buetler http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/denisebuetler/blog?directBlogUrl=%2Fblog%2F4012773%2Fentry%2Fkelly_s_stamping_friends_birthday
15 Siobhan Fitzsimmons http://hightreeshouseofcards.com/2019/05/14/kellys-birthday-blog-hop
16 Jan McQueen https://janscreativecorner.blogspot.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
17 Richelle Fletcher https://stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
18 Melissa Gifford http://www.melissagifford.com.au/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
19 Rachael Lewsley - http://www.mystampinhaven.com.au/kellys-2019-birthday-blog-hop/
20 Nicole Wilson https://nicolejuliewilson.blogspot.com/2019/05/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog.html
21 Julia Quinn https://handmadebyjuliaquinn.blogspot.com/2019/05/hopping-for-kellys-birthday-yay.html
22 Sheila Pybus https://standupstamper.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog-hop/
23 Leonie Schroder https://www.stampalatte.com/kelly's-birthday-blog-hop/

Apr 30, 2019

Everything is Rosy Product Release


Hi Everyone,

Stampin' Up! are releasing a gorgeous new product range called Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

And here's some samples of what you could make:


How pretty is this product medley!?!?! If you would like to order it, it's available only in May! Yes, only available from 1-31st May 2019 so you will need to contact me or order online asap.