Saturday, 18 September 2010

ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Big Shot Blog Hop!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

I hope that you enjoy what I have done with the Big Shot and Top Note Die. I’ve also used the Friends Never Fade Stamp Set and the matching Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper. All from Stampin’ Up!

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These gorgeous desk top calendars were fun to make and so easy with the Top Note die and the fabulous Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.jacinta 021The Stampin’ Up! Marvellous Markers were used with the matching Friends Never Fade Stamp set and the scallop circle punch to decorate the calendars.jacinta 022

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Top Note book gift box and Top Note purse.

jacinta 026So now you can hop off and see what Monique Fielder has been creating. It doesn't matter where you joined the hop click on the link above to Jane’s blog and then carry on through the blog hop until you get back to where you started.

Big Shot Blog Hop

If you get lost along the way here are all the hoppers in this hop.

Nikki Sadler -

Angela Purdie -

Richelle Fletcher -

Shirley McAvoy -

Carole Stedman -

Carol-Ann Torrie -

Sherylee Tutt -

clare mcilhatton -

Andrea Buckland -

Susan Joyce -

Ann Gerlach -

Dani Fender -

Bron Heslop -

Charmaine Black -

Pauline Bennetts -

Bev Watt -

Vicki Were -

Jo Weedon -

Kim Conway -

Jane Norrish - Http://

Jacinta Argent -

Monique Fielder -

Jan McAnulty -

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Card for a 50th Birthday Girl

I was asked to design a card to go on the top of a Chocolate cake to celebrate a friends sister’s 50th birthday. This was a fun card to make and I was very pleased with the final result. It is amazing what can be  done when you have all the tools and supplies. Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy with all their co-ordinating supplies.

I chose to make an easel card, in shades of Chocolate Chip and Rose Red. The background was stamped with the large flower from the Fifth Avenue Flower Stamp Set in Versamark, with Heat and Stick powder, followed by Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. The large scallop was made using the “Big Shot” and Bigz Scallop circle die, then embossed with the Manhattan flower embossing folder.

The 3d flower was made using alternating layers of Chocolate Chip and Rose Red cardstock, punched with the Stampin’ Up! scallop punch. The cardstock was softened by passing through a crimper lots of times, so that the fibres were broken down, and the cardstock separated into two layers.  Dazzling Diamonds were added to the flower using the “two way glue pen”.   The “two way glue pen” was also used to add a boarder of Dazzling Diamonds glitter around the photo.

(All supplies used are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated.)

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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Un-convention Secret Sister Swap

For those of us who didn’t make it to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Australia.

We were only supposed to sent 1 card and a 3D item to the value of $10. So it was a wonderful surprise to receive a lovely box all the way from Perth Australia with some lovely items from Chantell Randall.

Aren’t they just gorgeous!!

The Rich Razzleberry / Pretty in Pink one is made with the leaves from the 2 step bird punch, flower stamp from Fifth Avenue Floral (one of my favourite Stampin’ Up Stamp Sets)

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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Gorgeous coasters

These delightful coasters are decorated with Tea Party Designer paper. The bulkier flower is made by layering 8 layers of scallop circles punched out of Tea party DSP, they are scrunched, layered alternating sides face up and joined together with a brad.

The other flower is made of layers of a flower from the stamp set “Playful Petals”.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

CD Album Sticker Labels

I came across these label stickers for CD’s and thought that it would be fun to jazz up all those CD’s lying around the house. Put your Wedding photos, Christmas, Family or Holiday photos on appropriately decorated CD’s!!

Monday, 17 May 2010

The Impossible Box!

This delightful box was designed by Paula Dobson. It’s called the impossible box because the lid is not a separate item it is actually part of the box. I’ve decorated the boxes with the new “Fox and Friends” stamp set and “Pocket Silhouettes” stamp set. 

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Punch Craft Night Thursday 20th May

This month our theme will be flowers, flowers and more flowers.

We will be using punches to make flowers of all shapes and sizes and dimensions. Useful for decorating boxes, cards and scrap-booking pages. Look forward to seeing you there.

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Post it Note Holders

These lovely little books hold a post-it-note pad. The 3d flowers are made with the Stampin’ Up! heart punch, folded in 1/2, sponged with ink and layered. The wooden button was sponged with ink to match.  The other flower from the Playful Petals stamp set, was stamped in basic black and coloured with aqua painters and ink from Stampin’ Up! ink pads. These were fun to make.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Scrapbooking layout

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This lovely layout uses Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink  and Old Olive Card stock. The stamp set is Baroque Motifs.

The delicate scallop boarder is made using the Stampin’ Up! slit punch.  Contact me if you want instructions for anything that interests you or to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products.

Is it a bird punch or a flower?

The new Stampin’ Up! bird punch is so versatile. I am so enjoying using this punch!!

The flowers on this lovely card were made using the birds wings as petals, and highlighted using a white gel pen.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Up Coming Classes: February / March 2010

The cost is $15 per class - with a $10 discount from any Stampin' Up! purchases made. Bring along your own adhesive - glue stick and double-sided tape, all other materials are provided.
Stamp Club: Now that you've learnt lots of techniques, now is the time to put them into practice. New Members welcome!!

Starting Monthly on the 9th February from 7 - 9ish pm. .  This will be a variety class, perhaps making a card, a 3D item and a scrapbook page.
March Class: Tuesday 9th, 7 - 9ish pm.

Technique University: Want to learn how to do different techniques without having to purchase supplies needed?

This class is starting on Sunday 21st February from 1 - 4 pm. During each class you will learn 16 different techniques and get to take home the instructions for each technique, along with the sample you have made.  Over a period of 10 months from February to November you will learn 160 techniques!!
March Class: Sunday 21st 1 - 4 pm.

The February Techniques to be taught are: Faux Cloisonne, Faux Alligator, Crayon Resist, Ghost Stamping, Frosted Background, Tone on Tone Stamping, Versamark Watermark, Stamp Positioning, Masking Tape, Glitter Window, Faux Rimmed Tags, Suspension Card, Wax Paper Resist, Split Negative, Poppin' Pastels and Chalkboard.

Punch Class - Get more from your punches.
Starting Monthly on Thursday 18th February from 7 - 9pm. During this class you will get to make several different characters / items out of punches. And using punch craft to make 2 cards or a 3D item.
March Class: Thursday 18th, 7 - 9 pm.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Sweet Treat Cups

The new Summer Mini Catalogue has some awesome products. New punches; Butterfly and a large 1 – 3/4” circle, both with coordinating stamp sets. The large circle punches out circles the right size for the new Sweet Treat Cups, they are ideal for filling with lollies, or as a shaker card. I made up several cards using the Sweet Treat Cups and the coordinating stamp set “Something Sweet” for my open day. These cards were really fun to do!!

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