Thursday, April 1, 2010

ESAD Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone & welcome to my first ever Blog Hop!

I hope you're ready for the ESAD Blog Hop! Better grab yourself a cuppa as you'll be hopping for a while!
What is ESAD you say?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators& it's an online group just for Australian & New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin' Up!

We so love what we do & not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends & 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 & cyberstamps & we are always there to help & 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 to join our wonderful group.
Well for those that follow my blog may have thought they were somewhere else as I am the first to admit I am the worst at writing lovely scripted post but I will try harder today.

For some you may have come here from the talented Felicity Fernandez or you may well be starting here either way enjoy the ride.

If you don't have a copy of the Autumn Winter Mini catalogue just click here to see all the wonderful products on offer including the Bigshot Die Cutting Machine & dies exclusive to Stampin' Up. If you would like to receive a hard copy please email me at rfplatzer@bigpond.com
& I can pop one in the mail.

The first product I want to showcase is the Vintage Vogue Stamp set available in Wood Mount $40.95 & Clear Mount $30.95. I just love it & it would have to be one of my favourites but then I luvvv them all. I have chosen a blue theme for this set of cards, but would also look great done in Plums, Pinks or Kraft & highlight colour.

This card was made using the Top Note die , flowers & greeting from the Vintage Vogue set finished off with Rhinestone brads from the Pretties Kit & grosgrain ribbon.


This card again uses the Top Note die from the Bigshot range but this time I have cut off the perforations on the white piece to allow for the Night of Navy border.


This card is a similar card to what is in the catalogue but I have finished it of with some Hodgepodge Hardware & grosgrain ribbon.

my last card in this set uses the flower again but finished off this time with pearls from the Petties Kit.

The second & third product I want to showcase is the Top Note die $42.95 from the Bigshot range & the 2 Step bird punch $30.95.
The set of note cards I have made use the Top Note Die did I mention just how versatile this die is. To make the card I have folded a piece of cardstock in half & placed it just below the perforations on the top of the die & then put it through the bigshot. I have then used the 2 Step Bird punch (which are a new design that folds down flat for storage). I have punched the leaves in Kiwi Kiss & the bird in the In Colour range & his wing in Matching DSP.
The note card box was made to fit the four note cards in nicely.


My last lot of products to showcase is the new colours we have Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, & Rich Razzleberry. I have also used the coordinating ribbon & the Share a Cup Stamp just $11.95 a must have to add to the collection.
I have made a set of three note cards perfect for sending a quick hello or thank you to friends & family & I have finished the card off with a pearl from the Pretties Kit & some Hemp Twine.

As with previous Blog Hops we are offering Blog Candy. All you need to do is complete the blog hop leaving a comment on every blog & then Email Sharlene at stampwithsharlene@hotmail.com who will then in turn put your name into the draw for the Blog Candy. There will be one winner from New Zealand & one from Australia.

So now its time to Hop on over to the very talented Gail to check out her creations.

Hope you have enjoyed my blog & I look forward to reading your comments.

Happy Stamping

Fiona

31 comments:

  1. Hey Fiona, LOVE your designs!!! They are fantastic!!!
    Christine

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  2. Wow these are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  3. These are all wonderful Fiona.

    TFS

    Nikki

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  4. I totally love the bird / top note cards - will be CASing them!!

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  5. This blog hop is seriously going to keep me inspired for months! All your projects are soooo great - I want to make them all. I love how you've used the top not die in four different ways, the bird cards are so pretty and simple and the way you've used vintage vogue with those blues is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Oh My! someone's been a busy bee. What gorgeous colours you've chosen they are all amazing works of art and an absolute feast on the eyes. Thanks for sharing, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

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  7. Gorgeous cards! The more I see the bird punch, the more I decide I "need" it!

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  8. Allison BrudenellApril 1, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    Thanks for the inspiration! Your work is beautiful.

    Allison Brudenell

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  9. love your projects! I hadn't thought of doing the top Note as a card, but I'll be CASE-ing your idea for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love your designs, some because you've made so simple they'd be great to mass produce yet still provide maximum impact, others because you've used a color I rarely do - Blues & they are just beautiful!

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  11. Hi Fiona, Looking forward to making some of those wonderful cards in classes. Louise

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  12. awesome cards Fiona. Love them all - how cute is that little coffee cup?? Thanks for participating in the blog hop

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  13. Your projects make me impatient to receive my Top Note Die which is on its way to me as I write! So many new ideas to try with it! I really like how you added the dark blue border to your card using this die. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Love, love, love the blue vintage vogue, especially the card with the midnight blue border! Then the cards with that are in the shape of the top note, how clever!! And the coffee cup (my fav beverage of choice) with the 1/2 top note!!! OMGoodness the list goes on. Many CASE's happening here. Thanks for inspiring. Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit

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  15. What a lovely load of projects to share! I particularly like your Vintage Vogue set, the cards are so elegant and the colour scheme classic. TFS

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  16. Fabulous lot of projects Fiona. TFS.
    Sue

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  17. Fiona, your cards are such an inspiration to us all. Keep up thegood work.

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  18. I just loved all of your projects Fiona! I couldn't even pick a favourite :)

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  19. Love the Vintage Vogue cards in the blue - never would have tried that but looks fantastic. Also the Top Note cards, what a clever idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  20. Fantastic work as usual Fiona. How lucky am I to have you in my team! Love them all.

    Roslyn

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  21. Fiona, i am loving all of your creations, the more i see the more i want, i have the vintage vogue on its way, and the top note die is on my most wanted list
    Sharna

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  22. Super samples, Fiona! Love the blue combo ... and the lovely stamping on to the Top Note. This is so much fun ... I am picking up heaps of ideas ... for eg: your idea of cutting off the Top Note Edge and framing with another in a bold colour! Very effective! TFS Stampin' Hugs, Andrea xxx

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  23. All gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

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  24. Very inspiring! Love them all but especially the birdy cards :)

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  25. Hi Fiona

    What a fantastic idea of using the top note die as a card and working out how to do it! I am going to try that idea tonight! Your little bird cards are gorgeous!

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  26. I love everything you made. I cant say which is my favourite as they are all gorgeous. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  27. I love the big shot cards these are awesome and i do really love the bird punch so versatile.

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  28. Love your Work..The big shot cards are amazing! Thanks Very much for sharing your awesome idea's Fiona.

    Cheers
    Annette

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  29. Fiona, all your cards are great, but I absolutely LOVE the bird ones using the Big Shot. That's so clever and they're stunning. Thank you so much for the inspiration. :)

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  30. Just stunning - love that blue colour combo for the vintage vogue set
    Diana

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  31. I love what you have done here with the Top Note and 2 step bird punch. WEll done

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