Saturday, June 21, 2014

Bloghop Time



 Well it's that time of the year when we have to say goodbye to some of our favourite stampsets, and accessories to make way for the new stampsets and accessories from the new Annual catalogue starting in July.

So the very talented designers at ESAD have joined together again to bring you the Retirement Bloghop.  If you have started your journey here welcome, if you are already on the bloghop you have just been visiting the very talented Keryn Campbell


“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.”


Simply Stars this is a stamp set that I have only just purchased recently, have only used it a couple of times.  It has so much promise but sadly it is now retiring.



Dress Up Framelits, well what can I say it wasn't a set that I liked when it came out and took me months to buy them.  But I have seen a lot done with these and I love them so you better get in quick if you don't have them.



Thank you for coming on the ESAD bloghop the next stop is the very lovely Richelle Fletcher  please feel free to leave a comment with all of the designers, they do appreciate it.


I have the list of designers for you if you have just joined us.

1.    Narelle Hoggard          www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com
2.    Emily Campbell           www.tinykiwicards.blogspot.com
3.    Kelli Gordon                www.kelliskards.blogspot.co.au
4.    Kelly Kent                   www.mypapercraftjourney.com
5.    Andrea Buckland         www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com
6.    Kathryn Ruddick          www.katlodesigns.com
7.    Sally Williams              www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.co.nz
8.    Keryn Campbell           www.kerynscards.com
9.    Yvonne Walker              here
10.  Richelle Fletcher          www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com
11.  Teresa  Leggo               www.teresascreativecards.blogspot.com
12.  Clare Mcilhatton          www.crafty-cow.com
13.  Chloe Evans                 www.chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com
 
  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Occasions Blog Hop

Well I can't believe that I haven't posted on my blog since October 2013 I have been so neglectful LOL.

Well it's time again for another wonderful ESAD Blog Hop, this one using the Occasions Catalogue.  There are so many wonderful stamp sets, ribbons, designer papers etc in this catalogue that everyone participating has chosen one FOCUS item then can use embellishments to make there designs come to life.

You have come here from the talented Libby Dyson who always amazes me with her talented designs.

What is ESAD?

ESAD
stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an
on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up!
demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful 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 click here to join our wonderful group.




For my projects today I have chosen Peaceful Petals, I love flowers and just had to get this stamp set to use.  I have used sponging on the first two cards starting with the lightest colour then using a darker colour for the centre.






 These next cards were a bit of an experiment, I wanted to push the colour boundry's I have used Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and backed them on Strawberry Slush, I think it works.





 I have had some doileis for a while, not knowing what to with them, so I have sponged this one in Crisp Cantaloupe.  I then scrunched it up to give more of a 3-d look.




 Now it is off to see what Emily Campbell has in store for us today Emily is another talented designer who produces beautiful designs.

Thank you for taking part in the blog hop today and please  remember to leave a comment or all the designers as they love having feedback on there projects.





Friday, October 11, 2013

Back in the craft room

 Hello everyone, it has been some time since I last posted but I have been very busy down on the farm this year with over 460 cows to calve, going into a brand new cowshed etc, so this didn't leave much time for any crafting.

But I have finally got back into the craft room and I have the pleasure is telling you that I am designing for the Holiday Session of Inky Fingers Club.  So come on a nd join me for this session all of the details are below.

With the new Stampin' Up! catalog comes the Holiday Session of Inky Fingers Club!
This session is very exciting as there are three fall holidays to create and celebrate!
The Holiday 2013 Session is October 20 - November 2.
14 Daily Tutorials
50+ Projects
Daily Challenges
Free Stampin' Up! Products
Original Artwork Sent to Members

Only $24.95

Early Bird Discount to first 50 members to register this weekend - $19.95
Click here (after 10am EST Monday) to register.

The Embellishment Pack lets you have some of the goodies
the Designers include in their projects
at your fingertips!

Don't delay, register today and get in on the Early Bird Discount - Get Inspired from all the creativity and talent of our Guest Designers.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ustamp Free Pass



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Today could be YOUR LUCKY DAY!! How would you like a chance to win a FREE Pass to the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Heating Up The Holidays!! 2013?? Ya gotta admit FREE is pretty darn fun, right??!! All you need to do to get in on the drawing is click HERE and join as a FREE Member for the FREE UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Blog Hop Website and you will automatically be entered into the drawing for a FREE PASS!! Hurry the drawing ends today so don't miss out!! Heating Up The Holidays!! 2013 will have 40+ Project Suites all with downloadable PDF's AND we are using EVERY Stampin' Up! Product in the NEW 2013 Holiday Catalog showcasing Autmn, Halloween, Thankgiving and Christmas...it's a MUST NOT MISS EVENT!! Stay tuned for details for Early Bird Pricing coming soon!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

ESAD Seasonal BLOGHOP







Well another day another ESAD BLOG HOP.  Yes you heard that right we have another ESAD Blog Hop and this one is based on the 2013 Seasonal Catalogue Blog Hop.  There are so many fabulous stamp sets and accessories this year it was hard to choose what to work with.  With so many things to choose from in the mini catty I set a challenge for all who are participating to choose 1 item and make this the focus of there projects.

You have come to me from the amazingly talented person that is Karlie Ann 

Remember to leave a comment for the designers to let them know what you think about there designs.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin" Up! demonstrators.

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 it is 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


For my projects I have chosen the Borders Scoring Plate for the Simply Scored.









I love the borders score plate and hope that you will get some amazing use out of it. 

A TIP:

1. When you buy the borders score board it comes with an overlay.  This overlay has a cling film on both sides remember to pull this off, the overlay will then will sit onto your cardstock better.

2.  Ust a piece of sticky note to hold down your cardstock.

 
We had the amazingly talented Anna Mathieson in our blog hop, but unfortunately she had to pull out but here are a couple of cards I have made using the stamp set that Anna had chosen, also Narelle Hoggard is making  some cards using this stamp set also.

SWALLOWTAIL








Now you are off to check out  Narelle Hoggard and her projects.  I hope that you will sit back and enjoy another fun event brought to you by the Fabulous designers from ESAD.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

OMG It's been so long.

OMG I can't believe that I haven't posted since October.  So much has been going on in the last few months its hard to remember.

November: Well in November I was working backstage for the Hawera Repertory production of Little Shop of Horrors, was a great show and enjoyed by all.  And a whole bunch of farming stuff, cows milking, mating.  Also had the Hawera A & P show where Alex had his lamb's and did really well again.  A highlight was having the Pouaki Zoo there and seeing Ken & Ken, Camp Mother & Camp Leader.






December:  Christmas, and New Year during this month, as well as the schools PTA treat which the kids really enjoyed.  I also got a bit of crafting done by making our boss's gift this year and they really loved it.  Also in December we has a fantastic BBQ at Fiona & Bart's and it was great, we got to walk through the zoo after hours.  If you can imagine sitting on a hay bale having a drink and in the not too far distance a lion called Aslan gives us a big roar as he is being put to bed, that was one of my highlights if the night.  The other was having our photos taken with the stuffed pet.







Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WINNER OF FREE PASS

I have done the draw for the Free Pass to Stampin Fun and Friends CARDS, CARDS, CARDS session and here is what the winner said:

"Oooh I am new to SU so this would be a wonderful way for me to learn some new tricks"

I have emailed the winner today for the rest of you who left comments thank you and hope to see you over at Stampin Fun and Friends.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CARDS, CARDS, CARDS

It's that time again and another round of Stampin Fun and Friends is due to start in November and this round is going to be fantastic.  Christmas, New Year and Autumn are the theme's for this rounds cards.



You can see over on the right hand side you are able to click on the "Paypal" link and join us for another Fun filled session.  These sessions have chats, prizes, challenges, friends and a whole lot more.  So come on and join us we would love to have you there.

One last thing I have a "FREE PASS" to give away all you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address before October 30th and you are in the draw to win.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Esad Holiday Catty Blog Hop




Well another day another ESAD BLOG HOP.  Yes you heard that right we have another ESAD Blog Hop and this one is based on the Holiday Mini for 2012.  There are so many fabulous stamp sets and accessories this year it was hard to choose what to work with.  But I have chosen Perfectly Preserved a set that I am sure people who love to cook are going to love.



You have come to me from the amazingly talented person that is Libby Dyson 

Remember to leave a comment for the designers to let them know what you think about there designs.

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin" Up! demonstrators.

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 it is 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








Now you are off to check out  Alisha Watson  and her projects.  I hope that you will sit back and enjoy another fun event brought to you by the Fabulous designers from ESAD.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop 2012



Well its that time of the year again when the new Annual Catalogue has come out and man it's just FABULOUS.  We are having another ESAD Blog Hop and what we have in store you you is going to blow your mind.  We have 25 amazing designers with us this time round, so put a DVD on for the kids, grab yourself a cuppa and spend some time blog hopping with us.

Remember to leave a comment for the designers to let them know what you think about there designs.

You have just come from the amazing talent that is Delys Cram  I  have had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Delys at the Stampin' UP! Heartfelt Event in Auckland and what an amazingly talented person she is.

For my projects today I have used Serene Silhouettes and From My Heart stamp sets both of these are brand new in the Annual Catalogue.



I have used this Serene Silhouettes three different ways and I am sure there are many many more ways you could used this wonderful stamp set.

Now this blog hop wouldn't be the same with out ESAD.


What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

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 it is 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.

Now you are onto the wonderful talent that is Libby Dyson, she is another amazing designer that we have here at ESAD.