Saturday, July 26, 2014

ESAD 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

The new Annual Catalogue in the Australia and New Zealand is here! It has been live in the South Pacific for nearly a month now and I hope you all love it as much as I do!

To mark this fantastic occasion of a new catalogue my lovely friends on the Facebook ESAD group decided we should do a Blog Hop to showcase some of the new fantastic products.

You may have joined me from Norelle Targato's blog or started here with me. Either way you are in for a treat to see the creativity and imagination of myself and 23 other fellow Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators. So grab your beverage of choice, get comfortable and get set for the hop!

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.

I'm no. 22 on the hop and I'm so glad you could join us!

The cards that I have made for the hop are using some of the products that, when I first saw the new Annual Catalogue, I thought I have to have that!
The first card uses the I Love Lace background stamp (Pg 175 Annual Catalogue)
I love all things pretty and lacy and this ticks both of those boxes! Don't you just love the new In Colour Lost Lagoon too!
I embossed the stamp with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. It took me a few go's to get it because the stamp is so detailed but it looks stunning embossed! I also embossed the Birthday Wishes sentiment. I put that on vellum so you could still see the I Love Lace stamp and it wasn't covered up too much.
The next card uses some of the paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack (Pg. 185 Annual Catalogue)
It's pretty, its  girly, it's flowery. All the things I love.
There are 48 sheets in the stack: 4 of 12 double-sided designs. The stack measures 11.4cm x 16.5cm so it is perfect for card fronts and smaller projects.
The last product for my blog post that I went WOW about in the new Annual Catalogue is the Decorative Masks (Pg. 205 Annual Catalogue)
You place the mask over your project and you can either spritz, sponge, trace or emboss with the mask to create beautiful background.
I've sponged the Gold Encore Metallic Ink on the mask with a sponge dauber. To keep the gold theme going I cut out the star with the new Star Framelits and then stuck down the Gold Sequins from the Sequin Trim under the star cut out.
It's so sparkly!
I hope you enjoyed what I had to show you in this hop. Click Here for Clare's Blog, the next stop on our hop. I am sure you will find lots of ideas from Clare to inspire you. In case you get lost or there are broken links just come back here for the full list of ESAD ladies taking part in this hop.
22. Rochelle Blok - You are here!
Don't forget to leave a comment as you go along the blog hop. We love to know what you think about the things we have been creating.
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Stamps - I Love Lace, Itty Bitty Banners, Kinda Eclectic
Ink- Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Gold Encore Metallic Ink, Versa Mark
Cardstock - Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Vellum
DSP - All Abloom
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Star Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Linen Thread, Venetian Crochet Trim, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Bakers Twine, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Mini Metallic Clothespins, Essential Wooden Elements, Candy Dots, Candy Dots Brad Bases, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks, Sponge Daubers, Heat Tool


  1. OMG that Lace Stamp is gorgeous, I am adding it to my list now :-) I've been a bit slow with the new catty, but big order this week :-) Love your projects - gorgeous.

  2. Beautiful projects Rochelle - thank you so much for being part of the hop.

  3. Beautiful work Rochelle. Very inspiring. Thanks for participating in the blog hop

  4. You have made some lovely cards Rochelle, I too love that I love Lace stamp. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow Rochelle - your cards are beautiful! And very enabling! Thought I could get away without Lovely Lace ... :)

  6. Wow, fantastic creations! Loads of inspiration here!!

  7. Oh dear! Now I'm really loving that I Love Lace Background Stamp! Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing :)

  8. Such absolutely beautiful cards Rochelle. I love them all!

  9. Love all your projects Rochelle, thanks for sharing

  10. I enjoyed your DSP, I haven't seen this one yet and it looks lovely especially with the gold sequins.

  11. All gorgeous cards Rochelle. Love all the sparkle!

  12. These cards are just out-of-this-world GORGEOUS, Rochelle!! Love all the details.


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