Sunday, September 9, 2018

ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Hello there crafters and stamping friends! Today myself and my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends from the Facebook Group ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) are showing you lots of fabulous creations and ideas from the ALL NEW Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

Have you seen the new Catalogue yet? It's full of amazing goodies and crafty yumminess!! If you haven't seen it check it out at my demonstrator page here or even better if you would like a copy of the catalogue, contact me and I'll get a copy to you.

I wouldn't want you to miss out on the amazingness that is the 2018 Holiday Catalogue! So grab a cuppa, put your feet up and get ready for lots of Holiday creations and ideas!

My cards today come from the super fun Santa's Workshop suite, found on pg. 18 of the Holiday Catalogue. I don't normally go for the cutesy Santa sets but this one really caught my eye. Especially since its a fabulous set to colour, either with the Stampin' Blends, Watercolour Pencils or using an Aqua Painter and picking up the ink. I've used the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and Incorporated some of the new colours that are in the Holiday Catalogue.

Don't they look so fun all together? Very fun and Christmassy!
All the cards use some or all the images from the Signs of Santa stamp, some of the patterns from the Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper and some of the Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes. Also in this suite used on two of the cards is the Poppy Parade 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Textured Weave Ribbon and the Garden Green & White Baker's Twine. Lots of fun products in this suite.

This first card started with the 'Compass' image embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder embossed on the Whisper White cardstock and then the circles layered over top of that. The top vellum circle tones down the bright Poppy Parade DSP and give it a softer look with out being too in your face.

The second card tries to utilize all the characters in the stamp set for a fun Santa scene. The Softly Falling Embossing Folder, used on the Whisper White layer really gives the look of falling snow and adds to the whole 'North Pole' look.

The last card uses the 'snowflake' type dies to create a faux embossed look. Die cutting the pieces in the same colour as the background layer really makes it look like the layer is embossed, when all you've done is adhered the die cut pieces to it. I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the 'snowflakes' but it's quite hard to pick up in the photo.

It was so fun to colour in these images from the Signs of Santa stamp set. Really made for a relaxing colouring session and a great time to de-stress. To see all the colours used make sure you check out the List of products at the bottom of the post.

Next on the hop is the fabulous Lauren Meiklejohn. Make sure you click on the next button to follow the hop around and to see Lauren's amazing creations!

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  1. Such cute projects and I love your colouring. What's not to love about this suite? Right? Thanks for sharing and hopping with us

  2. Such cute cards Rochelle, I love your backgrounds great options for filling a white space.

  3. Lovely cards. I really love the snowflakes as faux embossing. Brilliant.

  4. This is such cute cards Rochelle. Love how you have coloured them. Thanks for sharing them. :)

  5. I really love your cards Rochelle, so fun and fresh - just beautiful!

  6. I love your cards, they are gorgeous!

  7. I love your work, and I sure hope you have applied to be a Stampin' Up! Artisan. You have a great eye for layering and detail. Thank you for keeping me inspired!

  8. Beautiful cards as always Rochelle!

  9. Three wonderful, fun, christmassy cards Rochelle. I love the three different backgrounds you've created and your colouring is perfect.

  10. As usual your cards are stunning, so beautiful!

  11. Now these are just spectacular Rochelle. The extra mats you've added add such a subtle yet fabulous detail and of course your colouring is amazing as usual! x

  12. Love all 3 cards Rochelle, but my fave is the faux embossing using the snowflakes. Fabulous & fun Christmas cards. Make me feel all warm and fuzzy :)

  13. OMG!! I'm totally loving your cards & colouring Rochelle. Everything about them is AMAZING xo

  14. These cards are just the cutest little things. I love these characters and how you have made them interact with each other. Your colouring work is amazing. Just gorgeous!


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