Category Archives: Cards

ESAD Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

ESAD Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue


Hi All! Having major dramas with the internet today as I try to get this finished I keep loosing connection. Hopefully it will all come together in the end.  Keep calm and make a card right?

If  you have joined me from Courtenay‘s blog welcome!  If you are starting here, enjoy following the blog hop all the way around as there are some incredible talented stampers out there!

Today I am showcasing the new Climbing Orchid Bundle stamps and framelits from the 2017/18 Annual Catalogue.  These two items when teamed together make it so easy to whip up a beautiful card!  Here I have made two, one which is just the stamped orchid image and the second card using the “building” components so you can see just how easy it is to step it up a notch, add more colour, and add some more dimension to your project. I used my bone folder to curl the petals and leaves for even more dimension.

I have also used as highlights on the card the gorgeous sparkly new embellishments Glitter Enamel Dots.  The papers are the new Color Theory DSP Stack, I focused on the new In-Color Berry Burst which is fast becoming my new favourite pink!

What is your new favourite item?  Let me know!

Now off to the lovely talent Barbara Williams!

1. Josie Dean
2. Nicole Wilson
3. Carolina Evans
4. Kim Oliver
5. Sandra Mastello
6. Lou Kitzelman
7. Kelly Kent
8. Cheryl Algie
9. Rebecca Scurr
10. Sharon Dalton
11. Leonie Schroder
12. Monique Fielder
13. Courtenay Heuston (You might have come from here!)
14. Terri Hawke (You are here!)
15. Barbara Williams (Next Blog!)
16. Kristel Rimmer
17. Maree McIntosh
18. Kathryn Ruddick
19. Rosalie Desmond
20. Linda Whalley
21. Amity Knight
22. Peta Stephen
23. Megan Lenske
24. Richelle Fletcher
25. Carly Middleton


Time for tea, Mambo style!

Time for tea, Mambo style!

I must admit that Melon Mambo is one of my all time favourite colours. I love any excuse to use it. When I made my Time for Tea card, I spotted a sheet of DSP similar style in my fav colour…what could go wrong?


I need some white embossing powder to start with, but I’m too impatient to wait the weeks it will take to get to me (I’m waiting for an order and can’t order until I have the one I’m waiting for!). So I decided to go ahead with White Craft ink and clear embossing powder. Looks dreadful, so I’ll have to remake it later! Next drama was the spritzing. It just didn’t look right, so I asked fellow demos for some help and they were brilliant! Thanks ESAD and Elite! 

Like how it turned out? I used a touch of Wink of Stella on the doily, and then on the ribbon (I think I have a Wink of Stella addiction !)

Thanks AmyK for the inspiration. What have you created today? 


Tea time!!

Tea time!!

After three weeks I finally got my new stamps and papers and boy what fun! I love all things “tea” so when I saw this one I knew I had to have it!

So I trawled Pinterest and found a lovely simple card by AmyK, and gave it my own twist. The little lace doilies work really well with this stamp set. I will say this for the lace doilies, they are very thin, so double check when you seperate them to make sure you only have a single one! I taped my doily on then lifted up the piece I had just assembled and the doily fell off!! But then I realised I still had the piece I’d taped on firmly in place…oops!

What have you created today?


Saying Thanks to those who support me.

Saying Thanks to those who support me.

SU! have a great group of people working for them supporting us a Demonstrators. Being on Military Status I ask a lot of questions because I’m on the other side of the world and can’t share things with my fellow demo’s like I would if I were home. One of things I have to do is send in a form annually, so I thought this year, I’d make a fun card to say “Thanks” for answering all those questions I keep asking (especially the how much does it weigh question!)

I’ve marked where I am on the map, used the Wink of Stella to give a bit of shine to an otherwise dull image, and made a cheeky punch art owl to give a smile!

What did you make today?


Happy Birthday to the man who supports my crazy hobbies!

Happy Birthday to the man who supports my crazy hobbies!

Well it’s the other half’s birthday and I thought I had better make him a card as it’s his job paying for all my stash!

My original intention was to CASE the star card on page 38 of the Occassions catty, but that quickly spiralled out of control. I think it was the diagonal cuts, I like straight lines, but tilted lines even if they are straight still look wrong to me!! And it needed some shine. (Yes I know it’s a blokes card, but he is my experimental Guinea pig!) And after the shine it needed something else, so then out came the gold twine. And I love it!

Hope the birthday boy will too!

What did you create today?


Going Global birthday card

Going Global birthday card

This is a card I made from a design that we got at OnStage in Brussels last year. It was supposed to go in the DipBag on Monday but tired mummy brain (thank you gastro bug!) made me forget.

I masked the arrowhead stamps from “You’re So Lovely” to line up with the ‘For you’ stamp in that set, works a treat! Hope my big brother enjoys it, even if it will be late!

What have you made today? 


Made my own birthday card!


Well it’s my birthday and this year I’m not celebrating with 600 friends at the Embassy suffering from jet-lag. We’re having a quiet dinner just the three of us. Yay! I did however make myself a quick simple card to let me know to have fun.

Crazy I know, but as I didn’t get anything birthday related in the Dip Bag this week I needed to cheer myself up.

Like it? I love it! The single flower from the new Birthday Blooms set works really well with the floral images from the Pretty Petals DSP stack and not sure if you can see the sparkle, but the Wink of Stella pen makes even simple things shine!

Grateful to be back creating after being away for a while. Looking forward to getting some more made tomorrow. What have you made today?

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Geek be free!! A Quick Card.


In honour of the new season of Doctor Who, I made this fun card, because I could!

The simplicity of making those cute little bow ties with the Bow Builder punch made this so much fun to create. I have used a retired DSP, because I like to use up my stash, however you could use whichever papers you have on hand or even whip up a “one-sheet-wonder” out of some masculine stamps if you are feeling creative.

The Back to Basic Alphabet stamp set allows you to make up whatever greeting you want to, so a very versatile set.  Those cute corners come from a punch in the new Holiday Catalogue, more about that later.

Until next time, have fun creating!