Saturday, September 27, 2014

ESAD 2014 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue is here in Australia and New Zealand and has been live in the South Pacific for nearly a month now! I just love it and I hope you love it as much as I do!
To mark is wonderful occasion of a new catalogue my lovely friends and I from the Facebook group ESAD have decided to a Blog Hop to showcase the fabulous products from this awesome catalogue. Can you tell I like it a lot?
You may have joined me from Nerida Carter's blog or started here with me. Either way you are in for a treat to see the creativity and imagination of myself and 18 other fellow Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstators. So grab your beverage of choice, get comfortable and get ready for the hop!
I'm number 17 on the hop and I'm so glad you could join us.
I've made 4 cards and one quick gift tag for my projects with some of my most favourite products from the Holiday Catalogue.
The first project is using the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set (pg. 25 Holiday Catalogue).

I embossed Gold embossing powder on the Gold Foil card stock. I love the stunning effect of the gold on gold. Its very pretty!
I cut the side off the 1/8" Gold ribbon and pulled the threads out. Then pulled the gold off the gold metallic bakers twine to give the star it's 'tail'.
My next project is using the Christmas Bauble stamp (pg. 19 Holiday Catalogue)
This stamp lends itself perfectly to a bit of colouring with the Blendablities.
It also looks really good embossed in gold first, like I've done here, and then coloured in with the Blendabilites.
My third project is using the Endless Wishes Stamp Set and the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set.
I stamped the frame from the Letterpress Winter stamp set with Versamark, sprinkled Heat and Stick Powder, heat set that and then sprinkled over Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (which is now everywhere in my craft room. LOL!). The Dazzling Diamonds gives an 'icy' look to the card and to keep it in theme with the other snowflakes.
Don't you just love those snowflake embellishments! So pretty!
The 4th project is very quick gift tag.
These are made with the Endless Wishes Stamp, the Frosted Sequins and finished off with the Natural and Old Olive Two Tone Trim. If you wanted to mass produce these they wouldn't be that hard to do.
My last project is a card using the Festival of Trees Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Tree punch (pg.24  Holiday Catalogue)
It took me a while to figure out how to get a 'snow' look background on this card. I just couldn't think of what I could use. And then all of the sudden after I had used the Georgeous Grunge on another project I thought 'Why not use Georgeous Grunge?' and then I thought 'Why didn't I think of that before?'
I hope that you have enjoyed what I've shown you on this hop. Click here for Tracy Speight's blog, the next stop on the hop. I'm sure you will find lots of ideas from Tracy to inspire you. In case you get lost or there are broken links just come back here for the full list of the ESAD ladies taking part in the hop.
17. Rchelle Blok - You are here
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.

Thanks for Looking!
Have Fun and Happy Stampin' 



  1. Wow Rochelle you have been busy creating fabulous projects. I particularly loved the ornaments your colouring is gorgeousl.

  2. Love your cards Rochelle they are fabulous TFS

  3. Love what you've done with these stamp sets :)

  4. Love your projects and the way you incorporated Gorgeous Grunge too. Thanks for your inspiration

  5. Beautiful cards Rochelle, love your snowy background

  6. Love your projects Rochelle, especially your snowy background.

  7. Love the gold on gold effect. Stunning cards.

  8. Lots of great projects showcasing a range of products Rochelle. They all look great. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  9. All your cards are beautiful and stunning!

  10. Stunning! I could happily case each of those cards. I love your stamping style. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Stunning! I could happily case each of those cards. I love your stamping style. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Such a lovely selection of cards. I really like your red and green bauble.

  13. Love your cards Rochelle. I especially love the Christmas Bauble one, just gorgeous.

  14. Gorgeous cards. I love the blendabilities colouring and also love the use of gorgeous grunge for the snow. Thanks for the ideas

  15. Wow, so many beautiful projects. Your colouring is wonderful & I especially love your bauble & grunged snowy trees. Is there nothing that set cannot do. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Inky wishes, Di

  16. Wow, I love ALL these projects! And what a great idea to use Gorgeous Grunge for the snowflakes - ingenious!

  17. Wow, I love ALL these projects! And what a great idea to use Gorgeous Grunge for the snowflakes - ingenious!


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