Sunday, 31 May 2015

ESAD Sneak Peak 2015 Blog Hop

Thanks for visiting from the gorgeous Kellys page

I really had planned on getting a few extra things made for this blog hop but with two sick children for the last week it wasn't going to happen. Here is the card I made anyway..

I think that watermelon wonder is my new favourite in colour!!
This Hostess set I think will be very very popular. I really love butterflies!!
  • Stamps: Floral Wings (New Hostess Set)
  • Ink: Memento, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush
  • Card: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Whisper White
  • Tools: Banner Triple Punch
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals and Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim

 I hope you are enjoying this blog hop - Lets see what Libby has made

Here is a list of demos and their links

Rachael Lewsley
Andrea Buckland
Kelly Kent
Nicole Wilson - You are here
Libby Dyson
Cherie Davies
Narelle Fasulo
Lou Kitzelman
Bernice Collins
Monique Fielder
Courtenay Heuston
Donna Chapman
Amity Knight

Monday, 25 May 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 34

Thanks for visiting from the lovely Alisons page,

It is sketch week again.

I felt I wanted to do something a little different this week. 
I hadn't tried a magic slider card yet so I gave it a go. 
Here it is

I used some new products that will be available in a few weeks time.
What a fiddly card this was I think one of the most fiddliest I have EVER made!!

Here is it partly pulled out

and fully pulled out

I like how it worked and it matched the sketch just right.
Let me know what you think of it :-)
  • Stamps: You've Got This (upcoming annual catalogue)
  • Ink: Staz On, Blackberry Bliss
  • Card: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Clear Window sheet, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush (upcoming annual catalogue new in colours) 
  • Tools: Circles framelits and File Tabs edgelits, stampamajig, colouring with blender pens and Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon. (new in colours upcoming annual catalogue)
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

Now over to Janes page to see what she has done this week.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Card Craft Classes

As some of you may be aware I have a small group of ladies who meet up once a month for card classes.

This month we made two cards and the first card was a side stepper card made with the 
flower patch bundle. 
It is one of my all time favourite cards that I have made.

Here it is

The second card was totally cased from Heidi Boos found on pinterest. I loved the simplicity of it.

We usually make a card that is a little involved and then the second project is easier. If you are interested in coming along and you are in the Rockingham area please flick me an e-mail on

Monday, 18 May 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 33

Thanks for visiting from Annettes page,

These colours are just stunning. I am really sad to see Strawberry Slush and these main stampsets retire.

This is my card

  • Stamps:  I love Lace, Stippled Blossoms and the sentiment from Sheltering Tree
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush
  • Card: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearls & dimensionals

Now over to Janes page to see what she has done this week.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop 2015

“What is ESAD?
 ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
 We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.
So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.

Well here we are nearing the end of this years catalogue and sadly there are some amazing items retiring. 
You have come from Rebeccas page

Here is my first card it is prettier in real life as the colours are more subtle.

I thought I would feature some retiring in colours - Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Pistachio Pudding. The main stampset Too Kind is also retiring as well as the dictionary background stamp.

Here is my second card

There are a few items on this card that are retiring and they are:
Flamingo Lingo Stampset
Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush in Colours
Top Note Bigz Die
Delicate Designs Embossing Folder

Now if you pop on over to visit the lovely Leonie and see what amazing project she has made

Thankyou for stopping by

if you are lost here are the bloggers and their links

Kelly Kent
Rachael Lewsley
Keryn Campbell
Rebecca O'Gorman
Nicole Wilson - You are here
Leonie Schroder
Donna Chapman
Cherie Davies
Amity Knight
Narelle Fasulo

Monday, 11 May 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 32

Thanks for visiting from Annettes page,

a little hop this week

Here is another sketch to work with

I was lucky to have been at convention last week and scored some of the new Bohemian DSP
(that is coming soon)
I am in love with these colours. Some of my favourites!!

I also ended up with the beautiful stampset, Awesomely Artistic from managers reception.
Just devine! (I have been secretly waiting for a stampset with a dragonfly to come up)

  • Stamps: Awesomely Artistic (New Idea Catalogue out 2nd June)
  • Ink:  Versamark, Island Indigo and Blackberry Bliss 
  • Card:  Bohemian DSP (new idea cataloge out 2nd June), Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Very vanilla
  • Tools: Project life Cards and Labels Framelits, Silver Emboss Powder
  • Embellishments: Metallic Bakers Twine and dimensionals

Now check out Janes page to see what she has done this week.

See you next week :-) feel free to leave a comment x

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Inspire, Create, Share - Convention 2015

Wow I just arrived home from an awesome convention on the Gold Coast. The weather went from this

to this - simply stunning

 This was the view from our hotel The Meriton Broadbeach. They are beautiful apartments.
I did have wonderful company too. 
Here are my roomies

Pictured here Renae Crosby, Kelly Ryan, myself and Patty Wunder

Our roomie gifts from Renae were these amazing t-shirts. No we are not team members but great friends who got together and made up our own little group!

I took the midnight horror from Perth (which I swore I would never ever do again) and then went to Leadership and Managers Reception to Outback Spectacular.

Back to our hotel where I think I would have snored like a trooper as I was so tired.

Up the next day for convention! We had general sessions, make and takes, swaps, socializing, new products, compensation plans, more socializing, awards night, after party, prize patrol, all attendee give aways, more socializing, dinners and a bit more socializing over the next 3 days.

It's all a bit of a blur now but I love this special time with other talented demos from all over Australia and New Zealand. I always feel a bit sad leaving.

Here are a few more pics of the trip

  Catalogue day
The gorgeous Christine
This years new In Colours
Kelly Kent hard at work
My beautiful huggie friend Monique
ESAD dinner
The view from the stage
The Ink Ladies 
 Pams beautiful journal book
 We all sat together for the make and takes
 The super talented Alison Barclay
one of the many pics from the after party photo booth
 Yes I got pinked!!
 Brian Mannix singing behind Madonna, Monique and I
 The lovely Carolyn Bennie
all my swaps
 Outback Spectacular

I am so privileged to know and meet so many talented wonderful women. I wonder what the Onstage local & the live events are going to bring for us all???

Monday, 4 May 2015

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge 31

Thanks for visiting from Annas page,

What pretty colours this week.

I had to think quickly this week as I was trying to pack and get organized to go to convention.

This is the card that I came up with

Simple but I think it is really lovely. Sometimes trying to get something done quickly just works!
By the time you see this I will be back :-)

  • Stamps:  Groovy Love
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Versamark and Elegant Eggplant
  • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Brushed Silver and Stacked with Love DSP
  • Tools: Silver Stampin Emboss powder, Sweetheart punch and Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Silver 1/8' ribbon and Rhinestones

Now over to Tamsins  page to see what she has done this week.