Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's a Blog Hop!!

Good Morning Everyone!!

Welcome to my very first ESAD Blog Hop!! I am so excited as I have hopped on a lot of these but never been involved in one myself!! Better go and grab yourself a cuppa as this could take a while! You would have just enjoyed Linda Craven's creations but there is lots more in store for you!!

What is ESAD you say?? ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group for Australian and new Zealand Demonstrators of Stampin' Up!

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

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

And now, on with the show!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you like my projects using 2 of the 3 new In Colours from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue and my new favourite stamp set Vintage Vogue :)

This was my first attempt at stamping with the new Clear Mount stamps and I will say I LOVED IT!!! I have used acrylic stamps for years and this doesn't compare. Easy to get on and off, holds while cleaning, allows easier placement and the block is fabulous!! So much easier than other clear blocks I have used! I won't say I am a complete convert but the space saving is another nudge in the right direction!

Here are two cards that just created themselves as soon as I got this set in my hot little hands!!

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Melon mambo, Very Vanilla
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads (from Pretties Kit)

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal BRad and Vanilla half pearls (both from Pretties Kit)

Another exciting thing about the new mini catalogue is the arrival of the Big Shot!!! I am absolutely loving mine and one of my favourite dies would have to be the Top Note Die which I have used on the next card.....

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Occassional Greetings
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberrry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot grosgrain Ribbon, Top Note Die for Big Shot

Well that's it from me but we are again offering Blog Candy for our Blog Hop. What you need to do is complete the Blog Hop until you get back to me. Once you've visited and commented on every blog then you will need to email Sharlene at who will then put your name in the draw for the Blog Candy. There will be one winner from New Zealand and one winner from Australia. Please note Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are not eligible to win the Blog Candy.

So start hopping by visiting the next blog which is the lovely Lisa Ryder :)




Leonie said...

Lisa ... just gorgeous! How nice is this set? love it and all your cards - thanks for participating in the blog hop :)

Mel said...

Absolutley gorgeous Lisa! I really need to get that stamp set now! Thanks for sharing. xxx

Mae Collins said...

Lovely work, this Vintage Vogue set wasn't initially on my wishlist but I think it might just have to be after all the ideas for using it. TFS

Rachel Jackson said...

Beautiful, I love Vintage Vogue.

Sonia G said...

Lovely work. Good to see a bit of the Vintage Vogue at work.

Sarah said...

Beautiful creations!

Cards by Karen said...

I didn't really like the Vintage Vogue set but after seeing all of the lovely cards and projects made with it I just might have to add it to my list.

Love the gorgeous cards!!

Karen G.

Julie Putland said...

These are gorgeous. I love this stamp set and can't wait to get mine. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

teresascreativecards said...

Great work Lisa, more inspiration for this fantastic set. Thanks for sharing

tara.ramsey said...

Great work, very creative.

Anonymous said...

Great work, very creative.

Jenny said...

Beautifully elegant cards

Anonymous said...

Ahhh - I love these all, but the Mother's Day one is my fave! We definitely need to get together for a stamping session soon so some of creativity rubs off on me! Thanks for sharing :)

Charmaine Black said...

Lisa these are beautiful and I really like this set as well as Rich Razzleberry. Thanks for sharing, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Tanja said...

Lovely cards Lisa.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I can tell your "hot little hands" really had fun! Very pretty, Lissa! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Craft with Carol said...

Fantastic and amazing that is all I can say. I wish I had your imagination.
Thank you
Carol Kirby

Rachel Hazell said...

absolutely beautiful - yummy colours!

Yvonne said...

I love this coulour combo well done

lisa_crofts said...

Just lovely! The more I see this stamp set the more I want it.

sharna said...

hi, again im loving the new colours, your creations just are wonderful, i love your creations

Diana said...

Lovely Mothers Day card, thanks for the great ideas.

Nanette said...

Lovely - especially the Mother's Day card.

kristinethompson said...

I see this set, the more I fall in love with it. I must get it. Your work is beautiful Lisa, well done.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous Cards