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Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Welcome to the ESAD-SU blog hop. This is our very first blog hop with 30 demonstrators participating. You have come from the very talented Tanya Kitto

ESAD-SU is a yahoo group and stands for Extra Special Australian Demonstrators. It is open to Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators. If you are an Australian or New Zealand Demonstrator, this may be the group for you to join for fun, inspiration and a great network of demonstrators. Click here to take you to the group page.

I have used the "For Everything" stamp set and the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper from our new Summer Mini catalogue. I just love the vibrant colours in this pack, they are bright and have such a summer feel to them. I have also used the "Circle Scissor Plus" from the new Summer mini to cut the circles. This is a great new tool that Stampin Up have brought out, making cutting circles a breeze.

Stamp Set: "For everything"
Paper: tempting turquoise, pink passion, Summer Sun
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus (pg 22 Summer Mini), 1" circle punch

You have the chance to win some blog candy if you comment on all 30 blogs involved, I am the last blog, so if you have missed any, click here which takes you back to Amy Waters blog.

When you have commented on all 30 blogs please email and tell her that you have fulfilled your entry for the blog candy. You have until Midnight Wednesday 3rd December……good luck.

If you would like a copy of the new Summer mini, can view it online at my new Stampin Up website -, or email me at

Thanks for joining us in the ESAD-SU very first blog hop, we hope you have enjoyed it and will visit us again soon.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Never Ending Fold Ski Slope DSP

Our Thursday night class - making Never Ending Cards

Decorate One side to make a frame.

Turn it over and decorate the other side

Keep turning, and decorate each different face.

Stamp Sets: snow swirled, season of joy,
Card: baja breeze, ski slope
Ink: riding hood red, baja breeze, not quite navy, old olive

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Soft Summer

Stamp Set; Soft Summer
Card: chocolate chip, baja breeze, whisper white, ski slope dsp
Ink: basic black, chocolate chip, baja breeze, certainly celery
Accessories: certainly celery ribbon, eyelet border punch

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tree Trimmings

Stamp Sets: tree trimmings, so swirly, season of joy
Ink: versamark reinker, jumbo cartridge, not quite navy, riding hood red
card: riding hood red, not quite navy, whisper white
Accessories: stampin round jumbo handle, stamp a ma jig, 1" circle punch
Comments: I was inspired by this card from Michele Reynolds blog

Stamp Sets : tree trimmings, best yet

Ink: real red, old olive, not quite navy

Paper: not quite navy, whisper white, real red, ski slope dsp

Accessories: eyelet border, scallop oval, large oval

Comments I CASED this card from

Stamp Sets : tree trimmings, baroque motif

Ink: old olive, real red

Paper: old olive, whisper white

Accessories: stampamajig

Friday, October 16, 2009

World Card Making Day Fundraiser for Megan Leggo

Megan, my daughter is heading overseas next year as a missionary to work for an organisation called OM. She will be on the ship "Logos Hope". Here are the cards we made at a fundraiser we held for her.
Stamp Sets: Tree Trimmings, Season of Joy
Card: baja breeze, whisper white, ski slope dsp,
Ink: real red, baja breeze, old olive
Accessories: wide oval punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, stamp a ma jig

Stamp Sets: tree trimmings
Papers: ski slope dsp, chocolate chip, whisper white
Ink: old olive
Accessories: cropadile, scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle punch, chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon

Technique: Sunny Boy/sour cream container

Stamp Sets: tree trimmings, snow swirled
Ink: old olive, real red,
Papers: old olive, real red, very vanilla, ski slope dsp
Accessories: slit punch, stamp a ma jig

Technique: Joy fold

Friday, August 28, 2009

Embrace Life - Cracked mirror technique

Stamp Set: Embrace Life
Card: Brocade Blue, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: versamark,
Accessories: white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, old cd, feathers wool

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fun flowers Faux Metal Elegant Thankyou Bashful blue

This card I used the "faux metal" technique with the fun flowers stamp. My base card is bashful blue and I stamped the background using the fun flowers with versamark,I start off the edge of one corner on the diagonal. It is a great way to do background stamping, as your eye is drawn away from looking for the straight image, so it doesn't matter if you are off a bit.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fun flowers, Elegant thank you
Ink: Versamark, riding hood red
paper: bashful blue, more mustard, riding hood red
Accessories: embossing powder, scallop square punch, spiral punch

Great Friend Baja Breeze Ski Slope

My next card was an ESAD-SU sketch challenge.
I used baja breeze for the base card Attach the piece of Ski Slope dsp to whisper white and adhere to front of card.. Using the butterfly from Great Friend, stamp using pacific point onto whisper white. Now using the leaf stamp use the stamp off technique - again using the pacific point, stamping around the edge of the butterfly. Mount onto pink pirouette and pacific point. Attach this layer to front of card. Stamp a greeting from the "oval all" set, onto pink pirouette, punch out using large scallop oval and layer onto wide oval pacific point. Attach to front of card.

Circle Circus Pacific Point Gallery

Hi, thought I might post the cards that I did for my mini catalogue launch. This first card is using Gallery - I stamped on Pacific Point using the whisper white craft ink. I then stamped the images from circle circus using pacific point, taken with teal, tempting turquoise and baja breeze onto whisper white. I punched out using 1 1/4 inch circle punch and mounted those on the centre of the Gallery image. I then filled in the spaces with the small flower using whisper white ink. Then with the smallest stamp I stamped using pacific point to create interesting appeal. I then mounted onto whisper white base card.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Circle circus Pacific Point Seeing Spots

I've been having fun with the "circle circus" stamp set today. I used for the base "pacific point" and for the images, whisper white. cardstock. I stamped the images using taken with teal, bordering blue, tempting turquoise, pacific point, baja breeze. I then used the 1¼ inch circle punch. With the scalloped image, I then punched out using the scallop circle punch. On the base card I then arranged and stuck down my images. In the spaces I stamped the smaller flower using whisper white, and the smallest image using pacific point.
For the greeting I used the "thank you" circle from the Seeing spots stamp set, stamping it inside the circle of dots. I used the stamp a ma jig to line it up perfectly.

Stamp Sets: Circle circus, seeing spots
Ink: whisper white, pacific point, taken with theal, temtping turquoise, baja breeze, bordering blue.
Paper: pacific point, whisper white
Accessories: 1 1/4 circle punch, scallop circle punch, stamp a ma jig.

Makeesha's Pyramid Card

There’s a Stampin Up demonstrator, her name is Makeesha Byl. Her work is just amazing. I saw this pyramid card on her website. Check out how clever she is.


Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, very vanilla
Accessories: dimensionals, snail, scallop punch

Its Beautiful!! Bandana technique spotlight technique

Here is another Bandana Technique - Splitcoast stampers challenge TLC220. You can view the link here Splitcoast website.

This is a card that I did at my last workshop. This time I combined two techniques, the bandana and the spotlight technique. I firstly rolled "It's Beautiful" Stampin around Jumbo wheel on whisper white, and then on the bottom half of the base card - Pacific Point. I then highlighted the areas of interest on the pacific point image using white gel pen. With the whisper white image, I found my focal point of interest. I then used the 1 1/4 inch circle punch and punched out the flower, then to add dimension, I used the 1 3/8 inch circle punch and punched again where the flower had been. I attached the whisper white to the base card, and centred the flower in the hole provided. I stamped "for you" from "One of a Kind" stamp set on whisper white, and punched out using the word window punch.


Stamp Sets: It's Beautiful jumbo wheel, One of a Kind
Ink: Not quite navy, pacific point
Paper: Pacific Point, whisper white
Accessories: 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 inch circle punch, word window punch, white gel pen, dimensionals.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Eastern Blooms Kiwi Kiss Pumpkin Pie

Apply ink using sponge daubers to the 3 flowers in a row from the Eastern Blooms set. This way you can colour the flowers individually, making them whichever colour you want. Stamp image on whisper white card.
The image on left is kiwi kiss, middle is tempting turquoise and on right is pumpkin pie. These colours go well together. I stamped the greeting from One of a Kind in the bottom right hand corner. I then tied a piece of tempting turquoise ribbon around the middle.
Layer whisper white onto pumpkin pie. On the base card (kiwi kiss) stamp the same flowers using kiwi kiss ink.

Stamp Sets: Eastern Blooms, One of a Kind
Ink: kiwi kiss, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise
Paper: whisper white, pumpkin pie, kiwi kiss
Accessories: sponge daubers, tempting turquoise grossgrain ribbon

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral Pacific Point Riding Hood Red Scallop Circle Round Tab Punch

Stamp large flower towards right bottom edge of rectangle 14 cm x 9.5 cm on whisper white. Stamp again, over edge of cardstock. Randomly stamp other flowers in riding hood red and baja breeze over ¾ of rectangle leaving a triangle of window blank towards the top left hand corner. In top corner, stamp in baja breeze - one of the other flowers. Tear around the pattern of stamped images, creating some interest. Now tear around the baja breeze flower in top corner. Mount on Pacific Point cardstock. Punch out 2 riding hood red scallop circle. Cut one in half. Arrange over each other. Stamp greeting on whisper white and punch out with round tab punch.

Stamp Sets fifth avenue floral
Ink: pacific point, riding hood red, baja breeze
Paper: pacific point, whisper white, riding hood red
Accessories: scallop circle punch, round tab punch
Technique: Tearing

One of a Kind Bandana Technique Pacific Point

I took a Splitcoast stampers challenge TLC220 Bandanna Technique {5/11/09}. You can view the link here Splitcoast website

This was great fun to create. You stamp the large flower from One of a Kind set over the piece of Pacific Point card. You then fill in the spaces with the 3 flower stamp. Fill in the spaces with the small flower. Using the white gel pen – highlight aspects of the flowers to create interest.

Stamp Sets One of a kind
Ink: basic black
Paper: whisper white, pacific point
Accessories: white gel pen, word window punch
Technique: Bandana Technique

Saturday, June 20, 2009

You're the icing on the cake!

Stamp Set: Greetings Eight
Card: old olive, riding hood red, whisper white, holiday treasure dsp
Ink: Chocolate chip
Idea is from Makeesha Byl. You can view her tutorial here.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bel Air Baptist Church - Watercoloring Technique

Stamp Set: Bloomin with Beauty
Card: bashful blue, creamy caramel, always artichoke, whisper white, ballet blue
Ink: ballet blue, brocade blue, bordering blue, always artichoke, creamy caramel
Accessories: Aqua Painter

Stamp Sets: Bloomin with beauty, French script, linen background stamp
card: elegant eggplant, creamy caramel, whisper white, always artichoke
Ink: pale plum, perfect plum, elegant eggplant, always artichoke, creamy caramel, whisper white craft ink
Accessories: aqua painter

Friday, May 8, 2009

Catalogue Launch 2009

Stamp Set: Greetings eight
Card: raspberry tart dsp, riding hood red, pink pirouette, kiwi kiss
Ink: kiwi kiss
Accessories; scallop edge punch, scallop square punch, 5 petal flower punch, 1/2" circle punch

Stamp Set: bloom away, so swirly wheel
Card: pink pirouette, kiwi kiss, tangerine tago, whisper white
Inks: stazon, tangerine tango, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss
Accessories: scallop edge punch, large oval punch, word window punch, aqua painter

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Natural Beauty

Stamp Set: Natural Beauty, floral background stamp, for a friend

Card: tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, whisper white

Ink: Basic Black,
Accessories: aqua painter, pastels

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Retiform Technique Revisited

Stamp Set: Looks like spring
Card: glossy white
Ink: really rust, barely banana, pretty in pink
Accessories: post it notes, whisper white taffeta ribbon

Sunday, March 29, 2009

True Friend

Stamp Set: True Friend, it's your birthday
Card: wild wasabi, soft sky, afternoon tea dsp
Ink: versamark, chocolate chip
Accessories: eyelet border punc, scallop circle, 1 1/4" circle punch

In the Spotlight

Stamp Set: In the spotlight
Paper: whisper white, blue bayou
Ink: not quite navy, ruby red, old olive
Accessories: scallop edge punch, scallop circle punch, 5 petal flower punch, dimensional

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Finest Flourishes Baby Wipe technique

Stamp Set; finest flourishes
Card: taken with teal, whisper white
Reinkers: rub red, taken with teal, so safron

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stamp Sets: polka dots and paisley, petals stampin' around jumbo
Card: tempting turquoise, whisper white
Ink: tempting turquise, green galore
Accessories: post it notes, Stampin' Around Wheel Guide

Cut the post it note to size to create a void in the centre of the card. Use the wheel guide to make mitred corners.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lexicon of Love

Stamp set: lexicon of love,
card: whisper white, elegant eggplant, almost amethyst prints dsp
Ink: elegant eggplant

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Masking with Post-It Notes

Stamp Set: In the Stars, All Scallops, It's your birthday
Card: Brilliant Blue, Whisper white
Ink: Brilliant blue, brocade blue, ballet blue, bordering blue
Accessories: post it notes

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Brayered Sky Technique

Stamp Set: as lovely as a tree
card: whisper white, more mustard
ink: more than mustard, so safron, really rust, stazon
Accessories: brayer, post it notes, white gel pen

This technique looks good on glossy card. Michelle Zindorf has a great tutorial here.