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ESAD bloghop sale-a-bration

Today is my birthday so the perfect day to celebrate some fun and versatile stamp sets from the ocassion and sale-a-bration catalogues.

We have some really amazing products in this year’s sale-a-bration catalogue. I’ve created these 2 cards using the same sketch. One card using the occasions catalogue products and another using the sale-a-bration set

We have some fabulous bloggers in the ESAD group. Thanks for your great post Nicole.

This card was created for my daughter, Lisa, who turned 7 on New Year’s Eve. We tell her she is lucky that she gets fireworks on her birthday every year. This year we gave her the first Harry Potter book because she has seen her 3 sisters read them, role play about the books and be slightly obsessed about them. So in keeping with the theme of her birthday I created a card using the ….. set which is perfect for the Harry Potter theme.

One of my daughter’s has a friend whose birthday it is today as well so Jasmine also received a card from me because we a birthday buddies.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep hopping and if you get lost don’t forget to follow the list below.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight (me)
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Kim Oliver
  9. Ellen Woodbridge
  10. Fi Cobbin
  11. Megan Lenske
  12. Barbara Williams
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Maree McIntosh
  15. Delys Cram
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Monique Fielder
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Courtenay Heuston
  20. Leonie Schroder
  21. Libby Dyson
  22. Rachael Lewsley
  23. Jessie Holton

Craft retreat

Each year I run two craft retreats. Ever wanted to spend a whole weekend crafting and eating amazing food? My craft retreat is for you. The next one is coming up in April (27th to 29th) and will be a fabulous time away as always.

Each retreat we have regulars come back and newbies arrive and everyone is always so welcoming and friendly. It is such a great atmosphere.

Here’s alittle snapshot of the retreat and what you can expect from the April retreat.

Everyone had a beautiful name tag. Some people used them as accents on projects or kept them with their others from previous years.

I always take a few jackets and even a knee rug because I ALWAYS get cold. If you always get hot make sure you ask to be positioned under the air con. All rooms (craft and sleeping) are air conditioned.

Kirsten’s project space. She had ideas from pinterest she wanted to created and achieved all her craft retreat goals by going in with a plan.

Everyone busy making things. Don’t we all take too much “stuff” to these things. I think the 3 people who created the most scrapbook pages or cards were those who didn’t bring much and had things a little planned out. Kits made or bought. Something to think about for those of you who bring everything.

Of course there has to be a kind of tricky card to complete. Stay tuned for the video of this card.

The retreat cost, $260, covers all food (morning and afternoon tea, main meals as well as supper) and accommodation, welcome pack, gifts, prizes and between 3 and 5 make and takes. Registration is essential and deposits or a payment plan are required to be in place by the end of January. Some ladies pay their retreat off at $25 per fortnight. Please contact me for more information on registration and payment.

We would love to see you there and enjoy your company for the weekend.

Monday Memories – Today

Monday Memories is back. My goal is to post a layout from the weekend every Monday. Who is going to help keep me accountable?

Another one of my goals is to use up my stash. You should see my scrap room. It is soooo full of supplies, paper especially. Let’s use it up.

This layout called Today was one of my favourite layouts of recent times. It was a lot of fun to do.

Just texture paste over a mask then dripping the re-inkers down the page.

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I love the little rhinestone details on this page.

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More close ups

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The awesome camera is coloured in with blendabilities. How good does it look?

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I loved that camera stamp and I can’t bring myself to ever get rid of it. Here’s to using your stash.

Scrapbooking layout 21 months

This is a very special layout for me. It is about our dog who went missing for 21 months.

I have created a process video for this layout. Please have a look and subscribe to me on YouTube. I have posted still photos of the layout below.

 

 

Layout for movie

 

Some detail shots

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I hope you enjoyed the video. Please don’t forget to follow me on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks for your positive and encouraging words.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.

A little sumthin’ sumthin’ video

This is one of the kits I got from the Stampin’ Up! convention earlier this year. It is just amazing. So cute. I love the stamp set (and the boxes are pretty cute too).

You can order via my online store or directly through me. Click here for my store.

If you would like more information about this stamp set or to order this set please contact me.

I hope you enjoyed this video.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Masculine cards

Do you have trouble creating cards for the men in your life? I know I do. It’s one of the most challenging crafty things I do. My husband likes the cards to be very simple, very square and without fuss. Why not come along to my class on the 19th of December where we’ll make some cards for the men in your life as well as a whole heap of other cards as well.

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This was an extremely simple card to create.

Cut a standard card base using Naturals White cardstock, I find this much better for masculine cards as it isn’t as harsh as Whisper White, with a top layer of Naturals White  measuring 10cm x 14.3cm.

Using World Maps  or a similar background stamp, stamp onto the top layer using Basic Grey ink.

Distress the edges of the top layer by using the edge of your scissors at a 90 angle and rubbing vigorously.

Further distress the edge by adding Crumbed Cake ink to the edge.

Using Memento ink stamp feathers from Four Feathers all the way along one edge of the card.

Finally stamp you sentiment along the bottom of the top layer.

 

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This is not a standards size card for Australia although it still fits into our C6 envelopes. The Hexagon Hives die creates this beautiful background. I just stamped the Four Feathers stamp set over the whisper white in Lost lagoon, smoky slate and hello honey then added a few of the feather onto of the Hexagon Hives die cut out. Super easy.

 

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This robot card is a CASe of a card in the catalogue however I did change it slightly based on the cardstock and supplies I had at home. Don’t forget to substitute from the example for what you have. The original  is on page 86 of the catalogue for those of you playing at home.

These are very easy cards to make. If you would like any further information about these cards or attending classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Flower patch video

This is one of my favourite stamp sets. What’s better than a stamp set with matching framelits?

You can order via my online store or directly through me. Click here for my store.

If you would like more information about this stamp set or to order this set please contact me.

I hope you enjoyed this video.

Until next time, happy crafting.

 

Undefined

Ever wanted a stamp or an image and just couldn’t find the right one?

Undefined is just what you need.

I really like the look of leaves which look a bit like petals but couldn’t find one so I created my own.

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Here is the stamp I carved. It is very easy to carve. The material is very easy to carve.  I really like the fun look it creates.

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This is a rather large image. I have not used the wooden blocks that come in the Undefined kit.

If you would like to carve your own stamp why not give Undefined a go?

Until next time. Happy crafting.

Christmas scrapbooking layout

How far behind are you with your scrapbooking? Me, well just a little maybe. I did in fact finish this one months ago but haven’t made time to upload it yet.

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I’ve added just a sprinkle of Gorgeous Grunge in the background as well as some of the Pearls in various sizes. I like the fun texture they add and the way they draw your eye around the layout.

I enjoyed doodling in the circle. I like the personal touch it gives. It’s also one of the reasons I like to hand write my journaling. Although I don’t like my handwriting I know my kids or my grandkids will one day delight in the fact they have something hand written by me.

This one is well overdue to be posted so thanks for taking the time to have a look.

If you would like to attend one of my scrapbooking classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, happy crafting.

ESAD Blog hop- sale-a-bration

esad sale-a-bration blog hop

Welcome. You will have arrived here from Chloe’s blog. I’m sharing a scrapbooking page with you today. I have taken the Heartfelt Banner Kit (pictured above) and used it to create a scrapbooking page.

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I love the texture of the linen banner. The calypso coral stamped really well on the linen banner. I was very impressed. I used images from another Sale-a-bration freebie set call Petal Parade. This one comes with 5 stamps. It’s beautiful.

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I’m a sucker for an arrow. I love them for scrapbooking. This arrow images is another one from Petal Parade. You can barely see in this image the embossed linen on the banner. I used the freebie embossing folder from Sale-a-bration for this too. I love embossing folders.

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The banner kit is so great. It even comes with the twine to hang your banner and a needle! I like the detail of the swirled twine. Just add a little bit of glue to your fingers and then make the twine into a loop and will stay adhered. Tombow is amazing glue. It is so strong. It’s my glue of choice.

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The banner kit even comes with these cute little clothes pegs. How adorable are they?

What is Sale-a-bration? Sale-a-bration runs from the 28th January to 31st March 2014 and it is a great way to earn free products. Every $90 you spend you receive a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. There are so many items; embossing folders, punches, stamps, card kits, the Heartfelt Banner Kit I used in this project, digital files from My Digital Studio (MDS).

It is also  a wonderful time to host a party because qualifying hosts get an extra $50 to spend. It is fabulous. If you would like any information on hosting a workshop/party please contact me and we can arrange a date.

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 leave

me a comment with your Email address and I’ll contact you with

information on how to join our wonderful group.

 

Your next stop is Alisha. If you get lost there is a link below for all of the blog posts in the hop.

 

1.  Narelle Hoggard

www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

2.  Kathryn Ruddick

www.katlodesigns.com

3.  Nikki Sadler

http://www.nikkisadler.com

4.  Emily Campbell

www.tinykiwicards.blogspot.co.nz


5.  Keryn Campbell

www.kerynscards.com

6.  Leonie Schroder

www.stamp-a-latte.com

7.  Chloe Evans

www.chloscraftcloset.blogspot.com

8.  Amity Knight

www.stampinamity.com.au

9.  Alisha Watson

www.ratherbstamping.blogspot.com

10.  Ann Gerlach

www.discoversu.com

11.  Delys Cram

www.delysc.wordpress.com

12.  Monique Fielder

www.stamping-with-moni-q.blogspot.com

13. Andrea Buckland

www.creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com

14.  Paula Reid

www.yellowbearnz.blogspot.com

15.  Pauline Bennetts

www.paulinebennetts.com/stampede

16.  Dianne Dunk

www.stampartbydi.typepad.com

17.  Tamsin Adams

www.tamsinadams.blogspot.com

18.  Corina Beyer

www.beyondinkstamper.com

19.  Richelle Fletcher
www.stampingwithrichelle.blogspot.com
20.  Mel Sharp
www.astampaddiction.com

21.  Christie Kunkel
www.christiescreativecorner.blogspot.com
22.  Nerida Carter
www.stampingjoy.blogspot.com
23.  Gail Kirby
www.stampwithgail.blogspot.com
24.  Michelle Grech
www.stampmeshell.wordpress.com
25.  Sally Williams
www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.com