Sunday, 3 May 2020

ESAD See Ya Later Favourites 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 our retiring favourites from both the Annual and Mini Catalogues.

You have either started with myself or come from the lovely Kelly's blog.
I hope you enjoy what we have made with such gorgeous goodies that we have to sadly say goodbye to!

How do I pick a retiring favourite?? I have lots. I recently made a card that took me hours to nut out so I decided to make another using all the retiring in colours as well as the gorgeous Beautiful Bouquet Stamps and Dies. I am really going to miss these but I am excited about the new products coming.....

 If you wish to make this card, I have named it a Double Flowerpot Card - click here for the tutorial.

  • Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet
  • Ink:  Memento, Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch
  • Card: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove and Pressed Petals  Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Tools: Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies and Stitched Nested dies as well as Subtle Embossing Folder with a die cutting machine
  • Embellishments: - Dimensionals, ClearFaceted Gems and incolour Grosgrain 1/8" ribbon in Blueberry Bushel and Call Me Clover 

This card I made last year and haven't had a chance to blog it so here it is with the gorgeous Music From the Heart Stampset. I was lucky to score this stampset free when I presented at onstage in November!

  • Stamps: Music From the Heart
  • Ink:  Memento & Real Red
  • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red
  • Tools: Stitched Be Mine Dies with a die cutting machine as well as Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends
  • Embellishments: - Dimensionals

Another favourite is the Bees! Honey Bee & The Detailed Bee Dies were my absolute favourite from the Mini Catalogue. It is one bundle that will not leave my stash.

This card was recently sent to my "adopted" upline Ann for her birthday in April. Ann has been so wonderful especially over the last few months, she has been sending my mum and myself alot of happy mail. I really do appreciate it.

  • Stamps: Clubhouse
  • Ink:  Mango Melody
  • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Mango Melody, Real Red and Honey Bee DSP
  • Tools: Detailed Bee Dies with a die cutting machine
  • Embellishments: - Dimensionals

Next up is the friend who keeps me sane and regularly visits me! The lovely- Denise

Blog participant list

2. Nicole Wilson - You are Here!

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  1. wow, I love all your projects as always Nic, thanks for organising a fab hop!!

  2. Wow! So many beautiful projects. I will feel the loss of the Beautiful Bouquet the most. I loev anything floral. Love the card you made with it.

  3. Oh wow, that flower step card is amazing, and the other projects are just beautifully created. I love the sets you have used too, the bee was one of my all time favourites. Thanks for having me on the blog hop <3

  4. What a stunning card Nicole!! I can't wait to try this tutorial out!! I love it. x

  5. These are all amazing Nic but your Double Flower Pot card is just sooooooo clever. I can't wait to make one. x

  6. Love your projects Nic and I too am going to miss that honey bee!

  7. Great cards, Nicole. I love that Honey Bee and the Music one too. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love your creations! I have always loved Beautiful Bouquet but sadly never actually owned it but I always loved everyone's creations which is exactly the case with your double flower pot card. I am keeping my music stamp set for my kids piano and music teachers.