Esad Designer Series Paper Blog hop

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Having a Designer Series Promotion of Buy 3 get one free this month..our blog hop is all about paper!

I decided to concentrate on one Collection of paper and chose the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper (146284).

This collection Coordinates with the Twinkle Twinkle Suite (page 82-83) and is a Baby themed collection. Me..being me..that does not stop me for using these beautiful papers for other themes!

I got a bit carried away with my projects and used up most of one pack of this paper…yes I have restocked with this wonderful paper sale.

Here are my projects.

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First off a scrapbooking LO. I made this for my scrapbooking class late last month.

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Other products used were: Stamps-Lined Alphabet (145908), Make a difference (146676), Swirly Frames (146519). Dies- Foliage Frame (146353), Delicate Lace (147053). Other- White Embossing paste (141979), Black Bakers Twine (141682), Metallics Sequins (144214), Black  Journalling pen (145480), Starburst punch (143717), Memento Ink Pad (132708)


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Some 3D items..3x mini boxes with 5 cards and envelopes and some little origami handbags. I made all of these for a market I do in Tauranga.


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The little handbags were so easy to make and easily hold a Lindt truffle.

Other products used were: Mini pizza Boxes (144645)- Darling Label Punch Box (146855), Envelope Punch board (133774), Twinkle Twinkle cardstock pack (147017), Thick whisper white cardstock (140490) (cards were 3×3″), Whisper white Polka dot ribbon (146912). Handbags- Tutorial used was this one here. Metallic brads (146929), 1  3/4″ circle punch (119850), Velcro dots.

Finally, I actually got carried away with the envelopes to use them up I made this little mini album designed for a babies first year of life. This is a super simple mini just slip the envelope flaps inside the last one. Punch one side (and cut the rest of the edge) and make the little pull out journalling/photo tabs and decorate!

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Other products used were: Envelope Punch board (133774), Twinkle Twinkle cardstock pack (147017), Animal Outing Bundle (148324), A Little Wild stamp set(144344) and dies (143743),  Make a difference stamp set (146676), 1  3/4″ circle punch (119850), Circle tab punch (143754). Iridescent Sequins (144212), Blender pens, (102845), Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Petal Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Old Olive ink pads.



So off we go to my lovely friend Sharon Dalton.. I cant wait to see what shes done!


Here is the participant list if you get lost along the way!



Blog hop participant list:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Rochelle Blok
  4. Fi Cobbin
  5. Delys Cram (you are here)
  6. Sharon Dalton
  7. Kim Oliver
  8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Peta Stephen
  11. Jackie Aitken
  12. Rebecca Scurr
  13. Narelle Fasulo
  14. Barbara Williams
  15. Maree McIntosh
  16. Libby Dyson
  17. Cheryll Miller
  18. Denise Butler
  19. Mandy Depiazzi




Happy Stamping!

Stamping Techniques To Try in July


Welcome to our monthly Blog hop on the Stamping Techniques to try Design Team.

This month we are playing with Memories and More Products and in particular..with use on a card.

Here’s what I came up with using the gorgeous Best Route Memories and More Pack and Big Plans Memories and More card packs (page 196 AC) and the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More card pack (page 195 AC)

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All three of these cards took me no longer than 20 minutes total to complete.

How quick and easy…Perfect for someone like me who is time poor  at the moment. (Calving on farm has started!)

Here is a close up on the three cards. P.S ..I was going to do a fourth but ran out of time. (Tea Time Memories and More)..and will have to wait for another day!

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All three were decorated on the inside too..

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So check out the rest of the girls Cards this month by clicking on the links below.

1. Heike Vass – Germany
2. Libby Dyson – Australia
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Ann Craig – Australia
5. Delys Cram – New Zealand
6. Carmen Morris – The Netherlands
7. Narelle Fasulo – Australia
8. Tamra Davis – USA

Thanks for hopping with us!


High Tea

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My June Scrapbooking class was just last weekend and these were a couple of pages I taught using the gorgeous Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (pg 190 AC).


I just love this paper!

Both of my LOs were using a Monochromatic theme (will post the other next week) and the colours used were Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.

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I got to play with some new products like;  Copper Foil Sheet, Copper Metallic thread, Tea room Ribbon, Metallics Sequins, Tea room copper stickers, Calypso Coral Combo Blends, Blossoms Elements, Delightfully Detailed Lazer cut specialty paper, Foliage frame framelits, Celebrate you thinlits, Time for Tea bundle and Very Vintage stamp set (Hostess set).

I teamed it up with a Memories and More pocket page.

I just adore all of the Memories and More packs this year and the Big Plans card pack (pg 196) is my favourite ..well, at the moment anyway!

This card pack also coordinates with a planner! (pg 10) if you are a planner type of girl or guy ..this is the planner for you!


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For this page I used leftovers from my LO and teamed them up with the Memories and More cards and stickers. The stamps I used were Thoughtful banners and Tea room. Such a quick page to do!


The other exciting thing is the promotions this month!

A starter kit add on special! This does not happen very often where the already awesome deal you gets upsized with 10 new colour family ink pads of your choice! If you are seriously thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! This month is the month to do it!  Email me or message me on facebook if you want to know more.


Thats not all..

We have a Designer Series Paper sale this month!  Buy 3 of the following papers and get one free!  Stock up on the ones you love!

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Contact me today if you are interested in (email is over on my sidebar >>>>>>)

Happy crafting!


Tea Room Suite

Now I didn’t think I would get this Suite straight away (pgs 14/15 2018/2019 AC) ..but I’m so glad I did!

I am a collector of tins so first off..that ticked the box. was copper (and I love all things copper) and thirdly the suite is about tea! Lots of my family and friends love a good brew!


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I made this little project for my team training this month. We have whats called a shoebox swap where we all bring a project (some simple and some complex).

We spend the day crafting, laughing and talking non stop about Stampin’ Up!

We have a potluck lunch and finish up with 6-8 projects to then teach to our customers or to give away.

If you are interested in being a Demonstrator/buying for yourself to get  a discount and enjoying the camraderie and fun we have with like minded me to find out more on

These 4 little 3×3″ cards have matching envelopes and can fit the card and a enveloped little tea bag. Cute or what?

A wonderful gift for an elderly friend, loved one or your neighbour.

Have a great week!




Scrapbooking Global Design Team


Woohoo! I’m incredibly lucky to share that I’ve been asked to be on the inaugural Scrapbooking Global Design Team!

Scrapbooking Global is a Stampin’ Up! Scrapbooking group on Facebook. Currently sitting at 3.3K members and the creativity shown is amazing! We will have monthly Blog hops and challenges so come and join our group. (Everyone is welcome!)

These clever and talented girls are amazing scrapbookers and we are happy to share our first Blog Hop using new Stampin’ Up! Colours.


So what colours did I choose for this challenge? I decided to be nice and bright and chose Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Poppy Parade and Pineapple Punch.

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I used my Block D to stamp my four rectangles and then carried on with stamping some more backgrounds using Artisan Textures (146573) and Swirly Frames (146519)- Two stamp sets that I just had to get on my first order.Mobile Image (6)-001

I’m a sucker for chipboard…I have to have it so when I saw the Frames Elements (146906) on page 199 of the new catalogue..It HAD to go on my first order.

So lets see what the other Design Team Members have done…

Thanks for hopping and happy scrapping!




Bordered Sentiments Technique

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Hello ..I’m hopping along again today with our Stamping Techniques 101 Design Team.

This month it is Bordered Sentiments Technique.

You can see a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here on how to do this technique.

My first attempt at this technique was in a bit of a rush ..I used masking tape and ..well it didn’t end well so I binned it! That failure sparked my next idea though! I went with a partial bordered sentiment.

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So my tips are use washi tape/low tack tape or a thin strip of post it notes for this technique (I used post it notes)

I saw a few cards with flowers for this technique I challenged myself to use other stamps instead.

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I kept this clean and simple.

Products I used were- Animal Outing (146600), Crumb Cake Combo Blends (144601), Smoky Slate Light Blend (145054), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082), Ruler, Stamparatus (148187), Crumb Cake/Whisper White and Whisper White Thick Cardstocks.


So check out what the other Design Team Members have done with this technique!

1. Carmen Morris
2. Ann Craig – Australia
3. Libby Dyson – Australia
4. Delys Cram
5. Leonie Schroder – Australia
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Vanessa Webb – Australia
8. Narelle Fasulo

ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to another ESAD blog hop! We have a huge turnout this blog hop with 25+ Blogs of inspiration for the 2018 Annual Catalogue!



Here’s my Scrapbooking class project from May. A Mini Album using the Share what you love specialty DSP (146926), Make a difference stamp set (146676) and the Layering Alphabet dies (145664)

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This Mini album is 6 inches wide and however long the word you want to make! Mine was 6 x 11 1/4 inches in length.


Additional items I used were Share what you love embellishment kit (146928), Share what you love artisan pearls (146927), Delightfully detailed Memories and More Card pack (147038), 1/8 Black cord (146350)  and the gorgeous new Pearlized doilies (146936)

Next up is Kathryn Mangelsdorf…….Check out her amazing project!



Heres a list of all the participants in the blog hop in case you get stuck.

  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Joanne Stubbings
  4. Libby Dyson
  5. Courtenay Heuston
  6. Fi Cobbin
  7. Carolina Evans
  8. Peta Stephen
  9. Sharon Dalton
  10. Jackie Aitken
  11. Rochelle Blok
  12. Nicole Wilson
  13. Emily Campbell
  14. Denise Buetler
  15. Katrina Duffell
  16. Delys Cram
  17. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  18. Megan Lenske
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Bronwyn Eastley
  21. Jo Weedon
  22. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  23. Melissa Gifford
  24. Cathy Pinchbeck
  25. Jessie Holton
  26. Jenny Bowman
  27. Rose Packer




Happy Stamping!