Blog Hop time again!

Welcome to the ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop!  25 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over New Zealand and Australia have come together to showcase all of the great NEW products from the 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalogue!!  If you have been following the hop from the beginning, WELCOME!  You will have just seen the fabulous work from Richelle Fletcher.  If you have just popped in, don’t worry, you can follow the links from here and enjoy the full hop circle!

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.
We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.
So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please fee free to click here to join our wonderful group

Today I am going to share a couple of Christmas cards using NON-Christmas stamps sets.  I always like stamp sets that are versatile for many different occasions – sometimes you just have to think out of the square a little!

First up is the Delicate Doilies set to create this stunning Christmas Snowflake card:

I absolutely adore this card – the colour scheme, the overall look, everything!  But I think my favorite part of it is the gorgeous shimmer that I achieved by mixing some Frost White Shimmer Paint with some Isopropyl Alcohol in a little spritzer -YUM!

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Snow Swirled, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Real Red
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Circle Punches, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Isopropyl Alcohol

The second card I created is this Christmas Bauble card, using the My Friend Stamp Set.

I’m not entirely happy with the layout of this card, but LOVE the baubles!  It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but the red baubles have been coated with Crystal Effects so they have a glorious bauble shine!  The green baubles have been coated with green Supernova glitter.

Stamps: My Friend, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, Real Red & Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Write Markers
Other: Heat Tool, Black Embossing Powder, Supernova Glitter, Crystal Effects, White Gel Pen, Corner Rounder Punch

To celebrate our blog hop, we are offering some Blog Candy. To be in to win, visit & leave a comment on each blog in the hop.  Once you are finished, email your name & location to Sharlene T.  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not eligible to win the blog candy.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects!  Now it’s time to continue the hop by going to visit the talented Carole Stedman.  Have a great weekend everyone!!

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