ESAD December 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to our ESAD December Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing simple cards/tags and 3D items using products out of the Holiday Catalogue.

You may be starting at my blog or you may have come from Lou’s Blog 

A list of blogs in this blog hop is below if you do get lost. 

I decided to concentrate on the Sincerely Santa Project Kit. I love kits that come in tins! I reuse these as gifts or for storage/display at my fortnightly market.  The other reason I like kits is the no prep work..just stamp and put together. This kit makes 30 tags and does come with an additional Stamp set called Sincerely Santa (148929).

Here’s what this kit makes. I started with 5 packs of tags and packaged them up all ready for my 2 upcoming markets this week!  These took me  a couple of hours to do.  I actually bought two kits ..knowing that I had lots of markets coming up.

The next kit, I decided to do something totally different with ..I used the Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (131527) to make some gift card holders ..once again for my markets coming up. I used existing stamps I already had.

These are super easy to make. I just adhered the notecard to the envelope and cut off the flap. I decorated the outside Notecard with the various bits from the kit. The gift card is attached to the tag (I used a retired die to make the slits but you could just adhere with tape or a paper clip)? I popped each one in a cello bag and used the tin to keep them in …functional too! 

I had a lot of these left over as they weren’t suitable for the Notecard Gift Card holders. So, I made them into a couple of photo ornaments for the Christmas tree. Perfect as a gift instead of a Christmas card. Just pop a few photos of the family and done! 

Finally, I still had some tags left over so I grabbed some 3×3″ Whisper White envelopes (145829) and made a mini album in a Mini pizza box(144645). The envelopes were old and stuck closed so I just peeled them open and stuck them all together like a train.  I then stamped up some Whisper White cardstock to make my own DSP, added Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Cardstock and decorated simply.  I punched one side with the Tailored Tag Punch (145667) and popped my kit tags inside for journalling on. I couldn’t add my video of this here for some reason (New wordpress editor is challenging me) ..but have popped it on my facebook page.

Click on the arrow to go to the talented Nicoles blog  or click on any of the blogs below.

1. Leonie Schroder
2. Lou Kitzelman
3. Delys Cram
4. Nicole Wilson
5. Shannon Kissane
6. Rebecca Scurr
7. Sharni Haines
8. Lauren Meiklejohn
9. Jenna Watkins
10. Cheryl Algie
11. Sharon Dalton
12. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
13. Cathy Pinchbeck
14. Peta Stephen
15. Monique Fielder
16. Jo Weedon
17. Denise Buetler
18. Katrina Duffell
19. Narelle Fasulo
20. Fi Cobbin

Thanks for visiting my blog today and Happy Stamping! 


Onstage 2018

Wow ..its been a week since I went to Onstage in Auckland!

 For those who don’t know…this is our twice yearly conference for Stampin’ Up!

The Onstage locals are just a full one day programme but next April, New Zealand are hosting the 3 day Live event!

Cant wait for that!!

This event is only available to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and I was lucky enough to have some of my team in attendance.

One of the highlights for me was seeing Donna Griffiths from the Head Office ..who I have known for many years now. She conned me into presenting quite a few years ago and she was sooo lovely to me that we have remained friends since.

I met her Husband last year in SLC ..he was there and Donna was here in I missed her last year. 


I’m shown here with a couple of logo bags.

One is for our Stamparatus bag and is available to purchase by customers on the 5th of December.

The other is a tote available now for a short time for Demonstrators and is available for new Demonstrators during Sale A Bration (which starts on the 3rd January)


Here’s my little gift for my team that were there! 

This is a mini album that is made out of one Manilla Folder that we as Demonstrators can purchase on our Supply list.  The pens have my team name (Delinkquents) and they also got a calendar for their fridge, post it flags for their new catalogue and a small grid paper.

We got very spoilt at Onstage..I came home with 5 stamp sets and 3 spools of ribbon from the new Occasions Catalogue (starts 3 January).

A SU logo tool case and a SU branded bone folder!

Not to mention the whole point of the see new ideas, network with other demonstrators and catch up with old friends. 

I cant wait for April. Its going to be a blast! 

If you love Stampin’ Up! and live in New Zealand…think about joining my team? Contact me to find out more. During Sale A Bration, you get $90 more in your starter kit! 

I will be sending out/giving out new Catalogues from mid December onwards so reserve your free copy with me today! 

Happy Stampin!


Scrapbooking Global November Blog Hop



This months Blog Hop Theme is courtesy of Sharon Dalton and is called Winter Textures.



When i think of winter textures…I think of cool colours, icy, flannelette clothing and cable knit jumpers/cardigans!

So this is what I came up with!SGNovember


For this Layout, I used Festive Farmhouse DSP (147820 HC) for my background. I sponged over with Night of Navy. Out came the Buffalo Stamp (147794 HC) and Frost White Shimmer Paint (147046 HC) to make my background.  I just adore Shimmer Paint and I’m so pleased we have it back again!

Tip: You don’t need a block for this technique ..just dauber or sponge onto the stamp and use your hand to just pick up and stamp. It doesn’t have to be perfect and a bit of a roll on is great!

Now I also used some Silver embossing paste (145646 AC) and used the Chicken Wire Elements (147807 HC) as a stencil. This took awhile to dry so I used my heat gun to dry it all thoroughly.

The Cable Knit Embossing folder (143537 AC) was another Winter texture I added along with In the Woods Framelit Dies (147919 HC)

My focus on this Layout was my story! I really wanted to capture this story as Hubby reminds me often of it!

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Other materials I used were: Thoughtful Banners Stamp set (141614 AC), Celebrate You Thinlit Dies (146840 AC), Layering Circles Framelits (141705 AC), Metallics Sequins (144214 AC), Silver Foil Sheets (132178 AC HC)



Thanks for Hopping along with us! The next Blog to hop along to is the lovely Sharon herself! If you get lost on the way ..just click on the little blue frog below and you will see all of the blog hop participants.

Scrapbooking Global is a Facebook group with over 4K members who love Scrapbooking with Stampin’ Up! Products. Come and join!

Happy Scrapping!





Technique To Try November



27500415_10156115508994553_5351542216274918208_oThis month on the Technique to Try we are making simple gift bags and boxes.

Well I do love making boxes so this is what I came up with using this tutorial. Paper Pixie got her idea from Kathe Johnson.

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I’m making these Chupa Chup boxes for an upcoming market



Chupa chup box

Chupa Chup have a new Limited Edition Candy Cane flavour!  Unfortunately, they come in a variety pack ..darn it!  I wanted all of them to be Candy Cane Flavour!

I used both the retired scoreboard (making it quicker to do multiples) and the Envelope Punch Board to make these.

Measurements are: 5 1/2 X 4″ CS so you can get 4 out of one piece of A4 CS!

Score on the long side at 1 1/4, 2 1/2. 3 3/4 and 5. Turn to short side and score 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 and 3 1/2.

I recommend watching Paper Pixies video on the punch board tips.  It is very much like you would do a Christmas Cracker…just one side only!

The paper I used is my favourite flocked paper out of the Santas Workshop Specialty DSP (147809 HC).

That’s my plan for today making 25 more of these!

For those coming to my November Stamping Day on the 25th November ..we will be making one of these along with 4 other boxes in the morning and then the House Bakers Box Mini album shown previously in the afternoon.


Thanks for stopping by.



Let’s go see what Gift Bags or Boxes the Techniques to Try Design Team has created for you ….

1. Leonie Schroder – Australia
2. Libby Dyson – Libby Stampz, Australia
3. Narelle Fasulo – Australia
4. Heike Vass – Germany
5. Delys Cram- New Zealand


A Kiwi Christmas

I’ve been making these cards for a shop this past week and thought Id share them here.

I’ve made 20 of them so far and its sparked some more inspiration in my little old head so plan on making more!

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I used not one or two stamp sets for this card..but four! Hehe..well why not!

I used Waterfront (146386 AC) for the background. The Pohutukawa is stamped using Winter Woods (147661 HC) and the tree from Farmhouse Christmas (148478 HC) and the fourth set I used was So Santa (147821 HC)


It took me awhile to do but the stamparatus made it so much easier!

Santa is coloured in with Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight and Petal Pink Blends.

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Our Holiday Catalogue goes through to 2nd January and if you live in New Zealand and would like a copy then email me on


Vintage Challenge.

I made this for a challenge over at Scrapbooking Global this month.  This is a facebook group for Scrapbookers who love Stampin’ Up! With just over 4K members, its a great page with beautiful Layouts.

Sharon has set the theme as a vintage challenge.

Perfect for me to get out some old photos of my Nana and scrapbook them finally!

Here’s what I did using Petal Promenade DSP (146913 AC)

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I taught this at my Scrapbooking class late last month. It got them a bit out of their comfort zone ripping paper but they managed beautifully.


Here’s a close up.

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I used Foliage Frame Framelits (146353 AC) Botanical Tags Thinlits (146824), Layering Circles Framelits (141705 AC) and Merry Christmas Thinlit dies (147912 HC)

I also used Blossom Elements (146330 AC), Iridescent Sequins (144212 AC) and Silver and Petal Pink Bakers Twine (146288 AC)

Hope this inspires you to get out those old photos and scrapbook them. While your at it, pop them in our Scrapbooking Global Challenge album for November!


AC=Annual Catalogue

HC= Holiday Catalogue

Scrapbooking Global October Blog Hop


Once a month our Facebook group called Scrapbooking Global has a blog hop with a theme set by one of my fellow Design Team Members.

This months Theme is “Celebrate!”


My Mother  in Law recently turned 80 so that was my immediate thought of using a few of those photos for this theme.

Here’s my Layout using Frosted Floral Specialty DSP.

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I also used Pick a Pennant Bundle (pg 173 AC), Itty Bitty Greetings (pg 46 AC), Celebrate You Thinlit dies (pg 216 AC), Frosted Bouquet Framelit Dies (pg 37 HC), Frosted Epoxy Droplets (pg 37 HC), Whisper White Bakers Twine (pg 201 AC), Blueberry Bushel ink and Cardstock (pg 183 AC).

It was great to finally ink up the Pick a Pennant stamp set as I hadnt used it yet! ..I dont know why I havent before as it is lovely for any celebration scrapbooking page card/3D item. In fact this set has given me a few ideas to use in another way!

More on that another day!

A simple page that I’m teaching for my beginner Scrapbooking Class next month.

So off we go on this blog hop to the lovely Sharon Dalton from Australia.





You can also access all the other blog hop participants by clicking on the little blue frog below.




Thanks for looking.

Happy Scrapbooking.