Saturday, 30 April 2011

ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop

hi There, its been awhile since I joined in with a blog hop so I am excited to be part of this one. 
You may have hopped here from Lisa Bullock's blog or you may be starting here. Either way, welcome.

First a little about 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.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.



The card I have made for today is a Twisted Easel card and I have used the stamp Sail Away. Also Curly Cute for the greeting.
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Basic Black, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Scallop trim border punch, 1", 3/4", 1/2" circle punches, Build a Brad.
I stamped the seagull and placed it under the build a brad.





Now its on to Yvonne Walkers lovely blog. Thank you for stopping by.


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter

Hi, I hope whatever you are doing on this Easter Sunday that you are well and happy. I am away camping at Horrock's beach again this Easter. We have a different tent this year and a site that has no shade so I am not enjoying it as much as last year but I go and sit in the BBQ area in the shade to do my activities. I am making 100 card fronts for swapping at Convention. I have cut, embossed and stamped and now I just need to put them all together. The guys haven't caught any fish yet but I am hoping that they will bring something back today. They went out to check their cray pots early this morning and haven't come back yet so I am hoping that means they are catching some fish. 
Here are some photos of Critishia's animals. We dropped Emily off to stay with Critishia and checked out her calves she is raising. They have grown and now are out in the paddocks grazing. She also has a new piglet as her pig got out and hasnt come back. 

 This is our new tent. We got a bargain at a garage sale. it cost $50.

we have been playing games at night. 
Graham has just got back from 5 hours out and once again no fish and no crays. Oh well I'm glad I bought some BBQ packs.


Sunday, 17 April 2011

Daffodils

hi there, 
Another week has flown by without me checking in here. Today I have a card to show you that I made using an idea from a clever person on the net. I have just searched everywhere to find the creator but cant find it so if its you or you know who it is please let me know. I love the way she made the daffodils with the small flower in the set Growing Green. I used a different stamp for the foliage but still out of the set Just Believe. I have made a couple more cards using the daffodils and have decided to use these as my swap for Convention. I wont show you the actual card until after Convention.
After stamping, colouring and cutting out 300 daffodils I then decided I was crazy as I needed to shape 300 punched centres for them. Luckily a couple of my wonderful stamp club girls stayed after club had finished and helped me as my hand and arm didn't like putting that much pressure on them.

I hope your weekend went well and that whatever you have planned for Easter goes well for you. 
Graham and I are going camping again up at Horrock's beach. We have a different tent this year and have room for my friend Julia to come up and stay with us for a couple of days. I plan to cut and stamp all my swaps and hopefully put them together while I am up there. Apart from that I have a couple of good books and my laptop to watch some DVD's on.
thanks for stopping by and take care.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Scallop Circle Die

Hi, I hope you have had a nice weekend what ever you have been doing.
I had stamp club yesterday which was fun. I always enjoy having the ladies here stamping for an afternoon.
The card I am showing you today is one that I made for my group of ladies at LBC. I wanted to use the Bigshot for the projects for the day. This card is inspired by the lovely card that Tanya Kitto sent me for a RAK. I will add a photo of that as well for you to see. The stamp set used is Bliss and the scallop circle die and Beautiful Wings embosslit Die,


this is the card and gift made by Tanya that inspired my card.


have a great week and I hope to be back soon with the card we made at stamp club.


Monday, 4 April 2011

Autumn Winter Mini is out.....

Hi there, 
April is here and that means it is a new Stampin' Up! year. Also the Autumn Winter Mini is out. I have put a link in the left side bar for you to access that online. Also there is a Carry Over Flyer which shows you what items are going to be available until they go into the main catalogue in September.

Awhile ago I had a play with the level 3 hostess set Playful Pieces. It is the only time I have used this set and the card was cased from SCS by Anne Marie Hile. I changed both the ribbon and the greeting but otherwise its a straight CASE. I must give the other pieces a go and see what else can be made with them.

Have a good week and thanks for stopping by.

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