Monday, January 25, 2010

Welcome to the hop..

Hello and welcome to all the blog hoppers who are visiting today, I have uploaded five projects for you to view using the new Sale-a-bration sets. I have explained about our special Sale-a-bration time of year in my previous post, you can find links to see the catalogue in that post as well. This is the second ever blog hop organised by the very talented Leonie Shroder for our wonderful on-line group ESAD (extra special Australian and New Zealand demonstrators) this group has over three hundred members from all over Australia and New Zealand, we get together on-line for cyber chats, challenges and we share lots of ideas and tips to help keep us all up to date with all that is Stampin'Up! If you would like to join the group and you are a Stampin'Up! demonstrator you can visit the home page here and click the join now button.
When you have visited all the blogs on this blog hop and left us all a very nice comment, you are then qualified to be entered for a big bunch of Stampin'Up! blog candy. All you have to do is write to Leonie and let her know you have completed the tour and left comments for everyone, she will in turn put your name into the barrel for a chance to win all the blog candy. So Good luck!


This card was made using one of the images from the Happy Moments set. This is my favourite image, I think it's sooo cute! I stamped the image in a combination of two colours using my Basic gray and Ballet Blue markers, I did the same for the sentiment which is from the Whimsical words set. The designer paper is from the Bella Bleu pack, the cardstock used is Ballet Blue, Basic black and Whisper white. The three brads are from the vintage pack.


This little gift pouch is made with Pink Pirouette cardstock and some Whisper white was used for the scallop edge detail as well as for the stamped image. I used the crop-a-dile to set two jumbo eyelets to thread the striped 1/2'' Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon through. I have stamped hearts from the I{Heart}Hearts set using Pink Pirouette ink randomly over the pouch, before adding the sentiment from the Free Sale-a-bration Whimsical Words set (Follow your heart, it knows the way)stamped in Riding hood red.


This card has been made using the Happy Moments set, I coloured the images with my aqua brush and ink pads, I used Riding hood red, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and So Saffron ink pads. I used a Blush Blossom marker to out line the images too. The ribbon is Riding hood red taffeta. The strip of designer paper is from the Bella Rose pack and the cardstock is a combination of Basic black, Whisper white and Pirouette Pink. Accessories used were, the Word window punch, the spiral punch and the 1 3/8'' square punch. The little brad is from the Earth elements pack.



This card is made with the set called Happy Moments, the set contains 7 stamps. I have coloured in the images with my aqua brush and inkpads, the colours are Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Not quite navy, Pirouette pink and Kiwi kiss. The card stock used is Baja Breeze and Whisper white, I also used a bit of Urban garden designer paper. The button is from the Button bouquet and the ribbon is Baja Breeze 1'' Double-stitched grosgrain. Ive used a White gel pen to do the faux stitching. This little matching gift box uses mostly the same ingredients as the card, I used the scallop edge punch, as well as the 1 3/8'' circle punch and the scallop circle punch. The Baja ribbon is sitting on some 1 1/4'' Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon which is available in our Summer mini.





I hope you are enjoying your hop, now you can go and visit with Chris Parker-Barnes to see her lovely creations, don't forget to leave your comment to be entered in the blog candy draw.
Lots of inky hugs from....




61 comments:

  1. Charmaine.....?your next stop isn't a link??

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  2. Gorgeous creations Charmaine! There doesn't seem to be a link to Chris' blog in the blog hop. Hugs, Andrea E :)

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  3. Thanks Charmaine for sharing. I like the film strip look.
    Rebecca W.

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  4. Gorgeous samples, Charmaine. Can't pick a favourite. They're all beautiful.

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  5. Charmaine these are all so beautiful - thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great cards - I love the first one.

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  7. Oh my, they are all fabulous!!

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  8. Gorgeous Charmaine. Your talent astounds me. Kris.

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  9. Love the gift pouch. Thanks for your ideas!

    Lisa H

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  10. Excellent variety of cards Charmaine. They are all special is their own unique way. Thanks for sharing! Amanda

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  11. Charmaine these are just gorgeous - I especially love that heart gift pouch! Thanks for participating in the ESAD Blog Hop.

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  12. Wow Charmaine! Your cards are absolutley gorgeous! thanks for sharing. xx

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  13. They're all so good, can't pick a fav!

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  14. great cards Charmaine, I wasnt sure about this set but you have made some lovely cards for inspiration.

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  15. What a great range of beautiful cards! All very inspiring, Thanks!

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  16. You've been hard at work! Lovely projects, great ideas!

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  17. WOW Charmaine, you have had very inky fingers :)
    Love all your samples, they are stunning
    Thanks for sharing
    Tanya xox

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  18. Just love your projects

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  19. I am loving them all Charmaine!! Gorgeous!! TFS

    Caroline

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  20. I am totally blown away by ESAD's creativity. Lovin' the gatefold and filmstrip card. Too cute. Well done!!

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  21. Love your projects, thanks for sharing!

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  22. Beautiful cards Charmaine & your gift pouch is just gorgeous :-)

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  23. Cant choose my fave- love them all!!
    Keegan Rigby

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  24. fantastic, i can't pick a favourite they are all so beautiful!
    thanks.

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  25. So very clever. I think I'll have to case these.

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  26. Really lovely projects. I especially like the first card - something a little bit different!

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  27. Love your projects, Charmaine, especially the gift box with the faux stitching!

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  28. I am totally blown away by the creativity of the ESAD girls. Luv the gatefold and movie strip card. Well done Charmaine.

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  29. Lovely cards - especially the one with the bird - that's my favourite!

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  30. All of your samples are really pretty, but I really love your box and gift card - your choice of colours is fabulous! Sharlene

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  31. Hi Charmaine,
    Love all you projects, especially the first one with the bird cage stamped inside.

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  32. I also love all of your projects, especially the first one. Your colours choices are wonderful.

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  33. It's so wonderfull what you've done with the SAB Sets ! Thanks for sharing ! Dörte

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  34. All gorgeous projects! thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. Awesome projects Charmaine! TFS

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  36. I love your Baja Breeze card--I need to look for some Baja Breeze CS in my Stampin' Room! It's retired here in the states. :(
    ~Wendy Hawkinson

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  37. Great projects. Thanks for the
    inspiration.

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  38. I love your projects! Thanks for sharing!!

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  39. Lovely cards...thanks for sharing!

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  40. so creative - well done!

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  41. Great projects.....thanks for the inspiration and for sharing

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  42. I love your film reel card Charmaine..excellent work

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  43. Hi Charmaine - love the 'new' look of your Blog :-) and your new creations {hugz}

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  44. hey charmaine, hope all is well. love the film strip card. too cute.

    great blog hop again. xoxo ~ carol.

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  45. Hi Charmaine, Your projects are lovely and the colour combinations delightful. Thanks so much for sharing. Sylvia

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  46. Lee Thomas said..
    Charmaine, these are great, love the heart!

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  47. Your "For You" in blue is just delightful! (and I have to say the Christmas mice are rather WOW also!)

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  48. Need to STAMP!!!!!

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  49. Wow these are gorgeous - so much inspiration.

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  50. Thanks for the great ideas - these are such beautiful cards.

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  51. Such beautiful projects and such detail!

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  52. These cards are just beautiful. I really love the little bird cage from Happy Moments. You have made me a Happy Moment!! Thankyou

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