ESAD Occasions and Sale a bration blog hop.





Welcome to another ESAD blog hop! This time 20+ Australia and NZ demos are showcasing the 2018 Occasions and Sale a bration Catalogue/Brochure.

I’ve decided to concentrate on more Memories and More Scrapbooking and in particular using two free SAB (sale a bration) items (free withi a qualifying order of $110 NZD)

First of all ..I love the Sweet Soiree Memories and more card pack and me being me,  I spotted the Tutti Fruity cards and Envelopes and knew that a mini album was in the making!

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I started with this one..

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and then made a more detailed one.

Mini album SAB

I still have leftover cards and envelopes so a third one might be on the cards (sic) too!

Here’s a collage of the insides. I haven’t put photos yet as I might give both of these as a gift!

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Here’s a video of both of them!



There is 20+ blogs on this blog hop and the next one on the list is ….Renee Lynch


If you get lost on the way ..check below for all of the links. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight
  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

Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop- Blends


Welcome and Happy New Year everyone! This months Technique 101 Design Team Blog hop is about using Stampin’ Blends.

These alcohol markers are easy to use and blend beautifully. They are Acid and Lignin free.

You can find our range (so far) on page 31 of our new Occasions Catalogue (OC) If you are in New Zealand and would like a copy then leave me a comment or email me to get your hands on your free copy.

Here’s what you can do with them. ;

  • Colour line art stamped images
  • Colour ribbon, fabric, metal and wooden embellishments, patterned paper, acetate doilies, pearls, rhinestones and stickers,  No heat setting or sealant required!
  • Colour packagiing eg  Silver Gable boxes (pg 23 OC)

So with that in mind I coloured this image from the Friendships Sweetest thoughts stamp set (pg 34 OC)

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I used the new WW Narrow notecards and envelopes (pg19 OC)..aren’t they so cute?

I also coloured the Whisper White 1/4″ organza ribbon (pg 23 OC) with my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend.

Colours I’ve used are Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.

I decided not to put a sentiment on it. Would make a cute gift of a stack of them perhaps?

Next up is a card I used my blends to colour in a Petal passion embellishment and the Designer series paper as well to match my background (pg 23 OC)

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I also used Happy Wishes  which is a Sale a Bration stamp set (pg 19 SAB brochure) and Brusho (pg 26 OC).  I will be showing you tips on Brusho at a later date.

Colours used were Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Night of Navy

Finally, I’ve been scrapbooking …well,  pocket scrapbooking with Petal Passion Memories and More card Pack (pg 24 OC). This pack is mainly black and white (just like the Petal Passion DSP) so perfect for colouring in!

Having just been to the USA, Ive been keen to get my photos scrapbooked before I forget all the where/whys and hows! These Blends are acid and lignin  free so are safe to use with your scrapbooking. They do bleed through to the back of the cards so just cover that up with another card or a photo!

I sat down the other day and managed to 21 double sided pages ..I just have to journal and embellish!

Here’s my 3 page spread of my Yosemite National Park experience.

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I also altered/coloured in some of the cards/acetate to match my photos and altered a wooden star to match my colour scheme (pg 196 Hearts and Stars AC)

Stamps I used were Hand Lettered Alphabet (pg 180 AC) and Tabs for everything (pg 43 AC) and Waterfront (pg 48 OC). I also altered a wooden star to match my colour scheme (pg 196 Hearts and Stars AC)

The colours I used  were Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Pool Party.

Heres a collage of all the details!

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  • For care of your blends, keep them horizontal.

I just use a couple of our wooden stamp cases (127551). These were omitted from the AC and can still be ordered along with the half case ones and clear mount cases.

  • Use only Tuxedo Memento Black as your stamping ink.
  •  start on small images.
  • Don’t over saturate the Cardstock or paper and a light touch will work for you!
  • Use the brush tip for larger areas of colouring and the smaller tip for details.

So that’s my tips…go and check out what the other Design Team have been up to using Stampin’ Up! Blends!

Next stop is Heikes’ Blog!


Happy New Year!

…and Happy new catalogue! The Occasions Catalogue that is! Sale-a-bration time too!

If you’d like a copy of each and live in  New Zealand then let me know?  In the meantime, you will find the pdfs on my sidebar.

Lots of yummy products in both catalogue/brochure and Im sure you will fall in love with some of them..the Saleabration freebies this year are the best yet!

I’ll be sharing some of those later but my favourite product in this Occasions Catalogue is Brusho.  I’ve got lots of techniques to show you with it and am having a wonderful play with this medium.

Here’s a card ..just using it randomly on one of our new Designer Series Paper (Petal Passion pg 23 OC)

The  stamp set is new and called Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts (pg 34 OC) and coloured with Pumpkin pie, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake  and Daffodil Delight Stampin” Blends.

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The new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza ribbon is lovely too! (pg23 OC)


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I used the diecut pieces for the inside of the card.

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Happy creating with these new products!

Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop- Stained Glass

Hello and glad you’re still following my blog as I’ve just been overseas ..back to a lovely invite to this Design Team. Thanks for having me!

This Months technique is one that I love to do ..Stained Glass. It is a very easy technique and all you need is some markers (Water or Alcohol..depending on your medium that you are using), your medium ..vellum or window sheet and a lovely diecut to frame the technique.

Here are two cards I’ve made using this technique. The first one is using a doily as the diecut centre and vellum. I scribbled in lots of different colours on the back of the vellum and adhered it to the back of the doily. I cut another Medallion diecut for the front and covered my vellum edges on the inside.


My second card is using the pre printed acetate ..which I coloured in using my Blendies on the back and used a circle die for the front of the card.

Both remind me of a cathedral window and perfect for a religious Christmas card I thought!

Check out the rest of the design teams creations below! Please leave comments if you like and let us know what techniques youd like to be featured?

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop!



ESAD Fancy Fold and 3D Blog Hop



Welcome to another ESAD blog hop. If you are starting right here, then you can carry on hopping by using the links at the bottom of this post


First of all,  Ive started back at my markets. My first one was in Tauranga and here is my display.



I’ve been getting a few comments on social media about one item so here is a closeup of these baby banners I made using the Trim your stocking Thinlits (available in the Holiday Catalogue pg 15 and comes in a bundle 146062)

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Each bootee has a photo spot on the back (forgot to take photo)

You can see other images of my recent stall over on my facebook business page …click on the link over on my right hand sidebar.

Thanks for visiting and now we to head over to my lovely friend Libbys’ Blog to see what she came up with. Thanks for blog hopping with us!

Blog Hop Participants:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Courtenay Heuston
  4. Rebecca Scurr
  5. Peta Stephen
  6. Kristel Rimmer
  7. Delys Cram
  8. Libby Dyson
  9. Jessie Holton
  10. Megan Lenske
  11. Cheryl Algie
  12. Kim Oliver
  13. Sharon Dalton
  14. Sue Vine
  15. Jenny Hayward
  16. Nicole Wilson
  17. Narelle Fasulo
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Maree McIntosh
  20. Josie Dean
  21. Ellen Woodbridge
  22. Monique Fielder

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

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Welcome to our ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop. If you are joining from my blog or coming from another blog ..Welcome to a visual feast showcasing our new Holiday Catalogue which is now live!

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My project today is using the cute new mini pizza boxes (144645 pg 44), the matching 3×3 envelopes (145219), the Treat Tubes and re purposing  the Be Merry Kit (144648 pg 32)..which is something I love to do.

I love kits as its all cut up/prepped for you to just create.


This kit makes 12 rosettes but I used some of the embellishments  to make some mini albums..



I have my Christmas markets coming up so I thought a few of these might go down well..all they need is some 3×3 photos of family and I thought would make a lovely gift for Grandma/Auntie or Mum?



But I have used the rosettes too ..they will decorate my mini Christmas tree and will sell them off individually. They also have the cute as Treat Tubes attached to the back (144612 pg 53).

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I’ll fill these  later as the Christmas treats appear in our shops (But in reality…so I don’t  get the munchies and raid the treat tubes! haha)

You could buy two of these kits and there you have an advent calendar!


Other Products I used are;

Quilted Christmas stack (144617 pg 5), Merry Little Christmas DSP (144621 pg 10) and the Year of Cheer Specialty DSP (144640 pg37), Year of Cheer embellishments (144643), YoC Washi Tape (144644), Foil snowflakes (144642), Quilted Christmas Ribbon (144620 pg 5), Trim your Stocking thinlits (144682 pg 15), Half Full stamp set (144999 pg 42), Oh what fun stamp set (140386 pg 115 AC)


So thanks for looking and Id love some comments!

Click on the Arrow below to go to the talented Lou Kitzelmans blog to see what she’s created! If you get lost along the way, I have a full list of blogs below.

Have fun!


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Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Kelly Kent
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Cheryl Algie
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Chloe Evans
  11. Sharon Dalton
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Nicole Wilson
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Sandra Mastello
  20. Cathy Pinchbeck
  21. Rose Packer
  22. Barbara Williams
  23. Jessie Holton
  24. Rosalie Desmond
  25. Liv Ingle
  26. Ellen Woodbridge
  27. Rebecca Scurr
  28. Mandy Depiazzi
  29. Samantha White
  30. Libby Dyson
  31. Lisa Gibson
  32. Delys Cram

A Whole lot of…

Calves has kept me busy for the month …but I have created and taught.

I LOVE a Whole Lot of Lovely DSP and Embossing paste and both were part of my classes over the past month.


IMG_7771-003 The Layout was not the actual one I taught ..this one and the card went to decorate our NZ Managers Office.

I made a couple more cards which I sent out and the LO I taught ..I haven’t taken a photo yet but is almost exactly like the one above.



We have our new Holiday catalogue out now so let me know if you would like a free copy (NZ only) and check out my blog here and my FB page for some goodies you can earn from me in just a few days!