Sunday, 28 April 2019

So Long Old Favourites ESAD Blog Hop

Welcome to yet another wonderful ESAD blog hop!
I am so lucky to be in this group of talented demonstrators (friends) and I hope that you enjoy all our projects using items retiring from the Annual and Occasions catalogues .

Welcome from Shannon's page

hmmm which set to choose that is retiring??? There are so so many......

Well I remembered I made this gorgeous card for a custom order at the end of last year and I haven't blogged it so here it is!

This is the gorgeous Hostess Set Hand Delivered and although the set looks a bit girly I transformed it to make a male card for a student graduating primary school from his family.
If you look closely his name is also made with a retiring letter set that I use all the time and love called Labeler Alphabet! I'm sad but excited for new goodies to play with.

The stamparatus definitely came into effect here!
I stamped and fussy cut all of the books to adhere to the main card.

  • Stamps: Hand Delivered & Labeler Alphabet
  • Ink:  Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel and Memento Black 
  • Card: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green and some of the Botanical Butterfly DSP (from saleabration)
  • Tools: Layering Oval Framelits with the bigshot and Stampin Blends in pretty much all colours
  • Embellishments: - Dimensionals 

      While I am here I actually did make another that I haven't blogged yet either and these sets are also retiring. (one from the Occasions Catalogue and one from the Annual)

      When my neighbour passed away last November I got to know his daughter who lives over East. She was having a big birthday when she was going home so I made this special card for her.

      Jar of Love is most definitely going to be another set that I will miss (but not part with)

      • Stamps: Jar of Love and Bloom by Bloom
      • Ink:  Stayzon, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove
      • Card: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, vellum, Grapefruit Grove and Happiness Blooms DSP
      • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits & Layering Ovals with the Bigshot
      • Embellishments: - Dimensional, Grapefruit Grove Ribbon and Clear Rhinestones

      Hop on over to check out what set Delys is sad to be parting with. 

      Blog hop participant list:
      6. Nicole Wilson - You are Here!


      1. 2 fantastic easel cards, Nicole. Just love them. Thanks for sharing

      2. I love your cards Nicole, the colours are so bright and fun. I like how you personalised the graduation card too! Sending you hugs!

      3. I love these easel cards Nicole! How awesome is the stamparatus for repetitive stamping. I will totally miss Jar of Love and I also will not part with it. You have made 2 beautiful cards, love your work!

      4. Two lovely easel cards Nicole. The colours are so fun and vibrant and your fussy cutting is amazing.

      5. Love your easel cards Nicole! Thanks for sharing!! :) :)

      6. Lovely cards, I think the graduation card is my favourite

      7. Custom cards for the win, once again! Two lovely easel cards, Nicole, with lots of sadly retiring goodies. I just love that stack of books on the graduation card in particular.

      8. Oh wow. These are both so fabulous Nicole. I don't think you can beat an easel card. I never tire of them! x

      9. What a fun way to combine 2 stamp sets. You have matched the flowers well with the DSP.

      10. Just love these cards Nic, especially the stacked books - such a clever idea for a graduation card. My jars are staying in my stash too - so versatile.

      11. Two gorgeous easel cards! The books look amazing!!

      12. I also love to fussy cut!! Both of your cards are gorgeous but your graduation one is the winner for me!!

      13. LOVE! The graduation card is amazing! And the Happiness Blooms is just so you - I remember how much you loved it when we saw it in Brisbane! Can't wait to see what you do with the new catty. Kelly x