Saturday, September 27, 2014

ESAD BLOG HOP

The release of the Holiday catalogue from Stampin' Up! means another ESAD blog hop! 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.

If following the blogs from post to post you should have arrived here from Narelle Hoggard but you can go in any order you like. 

I have made cards from the White Christmas set which is one of the new polymer designs. These are great as you really can see where you are placing your stamp and they are cheap! This set has 13 images which are all designed to work together in creating scenes or by themselves. The greetings on some of the images are from a special hostess set available until the end of October called Good Greetings. 
My first card is my favourite.  It uses the trees and birds from the set. The background has been sponged and masked with torn paper, a sponge dauber and smokey slate ink. The snowflakes are created with a white gel pen. 
The next one has a sort of Scottish theme with the stag and background paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series paper stack. This would also work well for a male themed birthday or Father's day card.
The next card uses the cute little snowman, lots of clear Dazzling Details glitter glue and trimmed with a strip of the All is Calm designer washi tape.

My last project is a shaker card using the polar bear and star from the set. The shaker window is filled with snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins pack of sequins. The front piece of the card is embossed with the Lucky Stars textured impressions embossing folder.
Thank you for visiting my blog, please feel free to leave a comment :-)  The next stop on the blog hop is the gorgeous Libby Dyson - enjoy! 


14 comments:

Keryn Campbell said...

Fabulous work Gail. Thanks for being a part of the hop.

Nerida said...

Love the colours you've used. Especially the grey one and red birds in the tree.

Debbie Lamb said...

Awesome projects Gail! You've certainly been busy :-)

Sally Williams said...

Fabulous cards Gail love them all TFS

Elizabeth Dyson said...

Lovely cards Gail, thanks so much for your inspiration

Debbie Speijers said...

These are awsome Gail!

Tracy Speight said...

These a fabulous projects. Love the White Christmas card.

Jenny Hayward said...

These are all great cards Gail. Love how you have shown different ways of using the set.

mypapercraftjourney.com said...

Lovely cards. What a cute stamp set! Thanks for sharing.

Narelle Fasulo said...

Great cards Gail. Lots of variety.

Andrea said...

great cards Gail. TFS

Rochelle Blok said...

Fantastic cards Gail! I really love the snowman one! Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Ria - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, NZ said...

These are awesome Gail! I love your sponged background

Di Barnes said...

Beautiful cards, Gail. I can't pick a fave between your first sponged one & the cute shaker, since I can't resist a polar bear. Thanks for sharing them all.
Inky wishes, Di