ESAD Designer Series Papers

Hi everyone and welcome to the ESAD BlogHop, I am so happy to participate with all these amazing crafters. I had not been feeling the Christmas Feeling up until I was issued a challenge by my team leader to design cards showcasing Mistletoe Designer Series Papers, she posted 12 of the team the below papers and ribbon to play with.

As an added bonus, ESAD were doing a blog hop of the beautiful papers on special this month, buy 3 get an extra one free, what a great deal.  It is a great chance to stock up on papers or share with a friend, you buy your favourite, she could buy her top picks and then you share them, bargain.

As soon the papers arrived, the ideas just started flowing, I only needed to make one to share within our Facebook group, however, I was on a creative roll and made four cards.

I choose to use the Snowflake Sentiments as my greetings, gold embossing them, then cutting the shapes with the stitched framelits.

Another love of mine is the new embossing folders on my first card I had used the Striped Scallops folder and on this one I used the Climbing Vine, touching the leaves up with Old Olive blends on the raised leaves.

You will notice on this one I used the gorgeous Subtle Embossing Folder, so lovely and soft.

 

 

 

Blog hop participant list:

1. Lou Kitzelman

2. Kelly Kent

3. Rochelle Blok

4. Fi Cobbin

5. Delys Cram

6. Sharon Dalton

7. Kim Oliver

8. Siobhan Fitzsimmons

9. Nicole Wilson

10. Peta Stephen

11. Jackie Aitken

12. Rebecca Scurr

13. Narelle Fasulo

14. Barbara Williams

15. Maree McIntosh

16. Libby Dyson

17. Cheryll Miller

18. Denise Buetler

19. Mandy Depiazzi

 

BlogHop 81 Postcard Pals

By Barbara Williams | Post Card Pals

Welcome to our blog hop today, we are excited to have two new members join our blog hop tonight, so please well Gini and Kozue who have both just started blogging and have much prettier than myself, however, Teneale has promised me that I have a makeover in my future.  Speaking of Teneale here is the sketch that she designed for the team, I really like this sketch!

Design by Teneale Williams for INKspired blog hop 81

I have used the cutest stamp set called Postcard Pals and I have coloured them using Stampin’ Blends.

By Barbara Williams | Post Card Pals

 

Next blog to visit is Gini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natures Poem

Welcome to our 80th Blog Hop, how do you like our sketch? If you started at another members blog, its most likely Maree and I cannot wait to check out her card.

I enjoyed Natures Poem Suite and I am wondering what the other girls have done with it.

Again I have used Rooted in Nature, its such a versatile stamp set and when I had chosen it, I had no idea what I would do with it, or who I would send it to.  That shows the versatility of it, however, I have been gently hinted to that I need to use another stamp set next time…..lol

 

Love the new textured embossing folder, it gives a shuttle texture to the card stock, check out the Mango Melody cardstock.

 

 

I choose to use the Words are never enough, such comforting words for a loss of someone dear.

 

Thanks for stopping by, now your off to see what Teneale has made for you.

 

 

 

 

Blends are back

I am so excited to let you all know that your now able to buy some of those delightful alcohol Blend pens by Stampin Up.  There will be more colors added mid June .

Trees in Nature

Welcome to our 79th blog hop, amazing.  I hope your all had a lovely weekend, I know I did, some of my lovely ladies from my Friday class came to my place for their 4th Saturday class, it’s a lovely relaxing afternoon, sharing our love of stamps.

Teneale always makes a sketch for us to give us some direction and allows us to extend our creativity by designing a card around this sketch.

Heres what I came up with, using a rather fun technique that I had used in one of my classes with autumn leaves, so I knew that the Rooted in Nature stamp set would be just great.

 

Little tip for you, if you decide to use glue to attach the oval onto another oval, then as it’s not sticking just how you want it to, DO NOT, stick it under your craft mat.  It gets moisture in and sucks some of the color off your work.  Me I just thought that it added character.

On the inside, I used my Stampin’ Markers to color the tree, and the little greeting.

Hope I can encourage your creativity and have a great week, your now off to check out Teneale’s card, I have seen it and its awesome.