ESAD Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to a wonderful blog hop from our ESAD facebook group. You are in for a treat as we showcase our favourite items from the Holiday Catalogue. You may have just come from my friend Leonie Schroeders blog, or starting here. There is a full list at the end of my post.

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My Favourite items? Well there are many in this catalogue but I’ve decided just to pick one stamp set…The Jolly Friends stamp set and I picked it, because, it had a punch with it and I  could make other things with it non Christmas (Check my blog below for other cards Ive done) Today Im going whole hog Christmas …

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My first project is one I’ve done for some Christmas markets locally and also for my monthly team get together in the sunny Bay Of Plenty in New Zealand. 8 tags (all the same). I used Whisper White and coloured in the beard with a blender pen. I stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock and they were all decorated up with the Tiny Treat Boxes. I love these! Just make sure you take the protective coating off the boxes.

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The next project was simply just for a market. I found some Santa Italian chocolates at my local supermarket and hey quick and was easy to do and kids just adored them! I used the mica flakes on the hat and the cute bells on them too.

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This inspired a card which I did in addition to my card class this week ….and in similar style. An Easel card using the new Stitched Shapes Framelits These framelits are currently on back order as they have been so popular! They will be going into the next Annual Catalogue but once the next shipment arrives you can order these.

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My next project is a stamp a stack card…I altered the sentiment from the Merry Mice Stamp set for this.(moose instead of mouse)  My stamp a stacks are designed to make 20 cards in a few hours …4 of each design. I decided not to put the trim on the hat to make it a bit quicker but having second thoughts on that so will be stamping and punching the trims for my own Christmas cards.

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So I hope you have enjoyed my projects and I would love comments!

Do check out the rest of the blog hop participants at the end of this post ..but in the meantime ..go here to see the next ESAD blog hop ..Rosalie

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  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kelly Kent
  3. Chloe Evans
  4. Jackie Noble
  5. Josie Dean
  6. Libby Dyson
  7. Rebekah Crisp
  8. Rebecca Jacovou
  9. Andrea Buckland
  10. Leonie Schroder
  11. Delys Cram
  12. Rose Desmond
  13. Cathy Pinchbeck
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Monique Fielder
  16. Narelle Fasulo
  17. Nerida Carter
  18. Courtenay Heuston
  19. Megan Lenske
  20. Carly Middleton
  21. Nicole Wilson 
  22. Renee Lynch
  23. Nicole Osborne Ashton
  24. Amity Knight
  25. Rachael Lewsley
  26. Cheryl O’Bree
  27. Tanya DeRoy

A Kiwi Christmas Class

Recently, I held a Kiwi Christmas Class for my local ladies and one of the cards I did for my monthly Delinkquent Team training.

I love to use a stamp set/die another way and this is what Ive come up with. First off..A Day at the Beach stamp set (142261) is only available in New Zealand/Australia (and only available until 3rd January). img_6397-001A Jandal (nz)/flip flop or thong card…I CASED my own design from a few years back …see that here. The Paper I used is the Warmth and Cheer DSP stack (141991)

Then I started playing with Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies..again! Here’s what I came up with… a Pohutukawa tree Christmas card. I’ve also used the Jolly Friends Stamp set (142112) and matching punch (141847-for the red flowers on the tree), Barnyard Babies Stamp set (139328) and the Seasonal Decorative Masks (141848) for this card. I also sponge brayered the sky. The  sentiment is from the Santas Sleigh Stamp set (142057)img_6441-001

 

My last project in the class was a bucket/pail for the beach with an attached spade/shovel. I used the Popcorn Box Thinlits (141473) …cut down to 2 inches and the Day at the Beach stamp set (142261) to make this project. The spade was made by the Tags and Labels Framelits (138282) and 3/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches. Sentiments -Teeny Tiny Sentiments (120024) and Merriest Wishes (142006)img_6404-001

We sure had fun and had lots of laughs creating these projects and if you’re in the Tauranga/Te Puke area of New Zealand. Contact me if you would like to come to any of my classes. I  have lots of Christmas themed classes coming up. Just email me!

 

 

MKPLSU October Blog Share

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This month the Memory Keeping with Project Life SU design team have a theme which is “A Day in the Life!”

I’ve been itching to use my new kit All Year Long, particularly because we have just finished our busiest time of year on farm (calving time).

The days sure go pretty quick! My sanity saver is having 15 mins to craft on those busy days and sometimes a nap is more important but its like my little treat!

The housework can wait!

Here are my pages. Very unflattering photos but hey ..waking up at 4.30am is not the time to take a selfie!

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Thank goodness for my slow cooker..its my one kitchen appliance I rely on all year round but especially in Winter and Spring.

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Do check out the links below to see what the girls have been up to using this months theme?

Julie Kettlewell-UK

Linda Dalke– Australia

Sandra Korten– Netherlands

Elizabeth Richards Peterson– USA

 

Gearing up for the Festive Markets!

I have a fortnightly market I do which keeps me busy!

Ive really just started doing some more festive items to add to my table and found some adorable Popcorn Frankenstein boxes courtesy of Teri French and decided to CASE them.

Here are my versions of Mr and Mrs Frankenstein!

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Fun or what?

While I was on a CASE melarky..I also found some Telephone Boxes, dog houses and windmills to try using the Home Suite Home Thinlits. Clever ladies coming up with these ideas!

I’ve also done some fridge magnet post it note holders for the Christmas rush, some notebooks and lots of novelty items. Hope they go down a treat!

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MKxPLSU September Blog Share

12654617_1217563871607105_1504381475554147677_nHi and welcome to our latest blog share for the Memory Keeping Project Life SU Design team. If you arent already a member of this facebook group, then join our lovely page of Memory Keeping Project Life style.

This month is anything goes …so I pulled out my new favourite..Hello Lovely Kit and had a play..

Now these photos have been sitting around for well over a year …in fact nearly two years. I was intending on making a mini album with them so I had them printed as two ups (ie 2 2×3″ photos on a 4×6″ photo).

So rather than reprinting some as full 4×6″ photos I just used the two ups in the 4×6″ pockets. It makes it a very busy page but is a great way to showcase an event.

I simply had a lot of photos needing to go into this recording of an event so PL came to the rescue!

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Check out my fellow Design Team Members below for more Project Life Inspiration!

Julie Kettlewell

Constance Wirtz

Tina Gillespie

Anna Pickering

Linda Dalke

Elizabeth Richards Petersen

Allison Okamitsu

Sandra Korton

 

Cookie Cutter Halloween

I have a market coming up and Ive been busy making some little lolly tubes up for the kids to sell to!

While this set is designed for Halloween, like my last blog post, I was determined to do more with this set (and there is still more in my head) hehehe

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Mars Attacks Martians!

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and a Ninja!

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You can also see one in Camo gear too!

A bit of fun!

 

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

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Wow its September already and our new Holiday Catalogue has gone live.. You can see it here.

We have another wonderful ESAD blog hop today using this catalogue as our focus!

 

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You may have come from my friend ..the lovely Leonie Schroeders’ page or you are just starting here, If you get stuck on the way ..the links to all of the participants will be at the end of my post.

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So I have a market this weekend so while I was making these to sell..IMG_6187-002

And using the new Cookie Cutter Halloween set, I wondered about making the vampire into a Dad for Fathers Day! (It’s Fathers Day here today in New Zealand) I combined it with the Jolly Friends stamp set by using the elf and the scarf out of this set. 142255GIMG_6184-002IMG_6189-002IMG_6190-001

The sentiment is from the Annual Catalogue (Thoughtful banners and matching punch) . The techniques used were weathered distress and baby wipe and using From land to sea stamp set.

So off we go to the wonderfully kind soul of Monique Fielder!

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Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Libby Dyson
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Rachael Lewsley
  5. Cathy Pinchbeck
  6. Kelly Kent
  7. Leonie Schroder
  8. Delys Cram
  9. Monique Fielder
  10. Richelle Fletcher
  11. Barbara Williams
  12. PapillonPapercraft
  13. Kathryn Ruddick
  14. Michele Jutrisa
  15. Carolina Evans
  16. Liv Ingle
  17. Rochelle Blok
  18. Emily Campbell
  19. Samantha White
  20. Andrea Buckland
  21. Maree McIntosh
  22. Renee Lynch
  23. Peta Stephen
  24. Jackie Noble
  25. Alisa Tilsner