Thursday, April 1, 2010

Welcome Blog Hoppers...

Hello and welcome to my blog, I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far and that you are getting lots of inspiration from all the talented ESADers (Extra Special Australian and New Zealand demonstrators) for Stampin'Up! ®. You should of just arrived from Bron Heslop's blog where I'm sure you had a treat for your eyes. Some of you may have stopped by this blog before and know all about the group ESAD that I belong to, but for those of you don't, you might like to know a bit about it. ESAD is an on-line group for demos from Australia and New Zealand, we have lots of tips and ideas to help you with your Stampin'Up! business, as well as lots of fun challenges, chats and updates on any current Stampin'Up! news. If you are a demo and think you would like to join this dynamic group, you can do so by going HERE and clicking on the join now button.
Now onto the viewing of some projects made with some wonderful new products from our New Autumn-Winter mini catalogue, this mini is quite possibly the most exciting one ever released, it has so many new tools and accessories as well as some beautiful new stamp sets which are available in the traditional wood mount and now also in the new clear mount style. This is an option for those of you who are short on space, as they are stored in a compact DVD style case.
This card has been made using the new style punch called the extra large two step bird, it cuts out this bird along with a pretty branch with leaves and a separate wing to add to your bird if you so wish. I have put the birds onto the stamped grass image from Inspired by Nature set found in the main catalogue. They are stamped onto the top note die which was cut out using the new Big Shot machine, this machine can cut out over fifty different materials. I was inspired to make this card after seeing a tutorial on it by the ever so talented brayer queen Michelle Zindorf. I sponged the top note with Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy and Basic Black ink. The card stock is Apricot Appeal, Really Rust and Basic Black, the top note die was Whisper White.

The next card uses the Pretty rose from the set called Fifth Ave Floral which can be found in the main Catalogue, it is mounted onto the top note which has been cut out using the Big Shot machine, the little leaves die was also used for the foliage that you can see behind the rose. This water colour technique is one I found on the net shown by Patty Bennett, but there are several versions of it floating around. The dies and the Big Shot machine are a new release in the Autumn-Winter mini.




This next card was made using the fabulous new set called Vintage Vogue, I can assure you that you will be seeing a lot more of this set from me in the near future, I LOVE it! I also love this new in-colour called Rich Razzleberry, it's so yummy. I used some Whisper White 1/4'' gros grain ribbon which I dyed with some Pale Plum re-inker to embellish the bottom of this card. I also used the wonderful jumbo Wheel called Very Vintage onto some Pale Plum card stock.

I thought it might be nice to have something sweet to go with the card above, so I used my Big Shot Machine to cut out the pillow box die in Clear Window sheet (acetate). That way you can see the yummy goodies inside your treat holder. The stamp set used was Vintage Vogue and the inks used were Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum. I put a little pink rhinestone brad, from the Circle Fire brads in the center of the flower for a bit of sparkle.


This card has been made with the stamp set called Cottage Garden, The designer paper is from the beautiful Cottage Wall pack, I used the Trio Flower punch and the Crop-A-Dile to make little embellishments as well as the Eyelet Border punch along the bottom of the designer paper. Rich Razzleberry ink was used to stamp up the images onto Whisper White and Orchid Opulence card stock.



This next project is made with the stamp set called Cottage Garden, the Big Shot was used to cut out the Fancy Favour box die in Rich Razzleberry Card stock and the designer paper is from the Cottage Wall pack. Once again the yummy Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum ink was used to stamp out the images onto Whisper White card stock. This stamp set is available in Wood mount or clear mount options as shown here.




Thank you for visiting with me and sharing the excitement of this wonderful new mini, if you would like to take a look at the new mini and all it's wonder, just click on the picture of the mini on the top right hand side of my blog or you can contact me for a free copy. don't forget to leave me a comment and I will anounce the winner of some blog candy next week on the 9th of April. There are so many of us doing this blog hop that we were sure it was just too much eye candy for one day, so there is another hop on the 7th of April with some different demonstrators to wow you. I'm sure you need some chocolate and another cuppa by now, so get yourself comfy and then continue your viewing pleasure at Claire Harrison's blog HERE.





36 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous as always - I adore that bird card - might have to CASE that one!!!!

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  2. WOW I am dazzled like a "razzleberry"! Soooo many yummy things to look at. Love the brayered card...something I'd love to learn how to do. Charmaine when do you sleep, or do you craft in your sleep? Fabo work again. Thanks for inspiring me. Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit

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  3. Lovely projects- love the rose and the 2 birds ala Zindorf style. TFS!

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  4. WOW you have been busy - beautiful, just beautiful. The bird card is fantastic, I too will have CASE it (when I get the punch that is!!!)

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  5. wow Charmaine, your stuff all looks amazing...well done with your brayered card especially...it looks so effective

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  6. Love everything Charmaine! Particularly LOVEEEE the birds in the reeds!!! Might have to case that one! x

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  7. Charmaine your work is awesome! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. I never thought of using the Vingage Vogue with the Pillow Box die! So cool!

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  8. So many great projects, I don't know where to start! The Zindorf inspired birdie scene is just lovely - I will def try to CASE that, but I'm almost sure it won't come out nearly as nice! I love mitchy matchy so the vinatge vogue card and pillow box is calling my name and finally that Fancy Favour box is top of my wish list and you've just confirmed that! You sure have been busy and all the projects are just lovely.

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  9. WOW, Charmaine - you sure were busy! What gorgeous creations, thank you for the inspiration.

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  10. Gorgeous projects - my fav is the clear gift box!!

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  11. All gorgeous, especially the bird punch and the Vintage Vogue cards!

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  12. Allison BrudenellApril 1, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Love the brayered card!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Allison Brudenell

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  13. Wow! you've been very busy! love them all but especially the silhouette birds! thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wow Charmaine, these are stunning! Your hugs will definitely be very inky after all that work! Love what you've done here, especially the Vintage Vogue set!

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  15. oooo Charmaine these are just gorgeous! Thanks for participating in the blog hop

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  16. There's nothing I don't love! Mmmm but the particular stand-outs are those with Vintage Vogue, the pillow box & card. But then I also love your silhouette birdies & the fancy favour basket.

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  17. Fabulous projects Charmaine! Love them all.

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  18. I really like your brayered card, I too enjoy attempting (not succeeding to replicate very well though!) Michelle Zindorf's brayer tutorials as well.

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  19. Hi Charmaine, love your projects - particularly like the Vintage Vogue card. Think I will be casing that this weekend! TFS

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  20. Fantastic projects Charmaine, I love them all and will definately be casing the top note bird card, that is just stunning. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. WOW! Some stunning "eye candy" here!!! Starting with the really eye catching silhouette card! So much to comment on here ... You are right ... the RR is very yummy! And ... love the Pale Plum teamed with it! (Haven't tried that combo yet ... going on my list!!!) Phew! I think I do need that 2nd coffee!!! :wink: Will be back to check this out again ... and take in all the details! Hugs, Andrea xxx

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  22. i am loving all of your creations, the more i see the more i want, i have the vintage vogue on its way, and the top note die is on my most wanted list
    Sharna

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  23. They are all lovely Charmaine! You are very talented. I am so sorry we weren't able to catch up for that cup of tea - definately in Sydney!!!!

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  24. WOW GIRL!! WAY TO GO!! I absolutely love the bird card and I would of CASE it too. I also love the stamp set called Cottage Garden. The stamp set would be a nice gift for someone special. Keep up the good job!! Thanks for sharing. HAVE A NICE SPRING DAY!!!

    Gina
    motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

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  25. heya Charmaine.....I have a confession...it was not I that popped in here this AM...so I am doing it now (since u visited me!!) U had me hooked at the first catd. I cld look at it for AGES!!!! I am a MASSIVE fan of the Vintage Vogue Set and lurve all you have done with it. Thanks for sharing your inspirational talent with us procrastinators!!!! ooxx

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  26. they're just fabulous - love them all

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  27. Gorgeous projects - I am soooo in love with the Rich Razzleberry

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  28. All of your projects are amazing. I have to say that my favourite is the silhouette of the birds. Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas.

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  29. Charmaine,

    Oh Wow, what wonderful creations! So beautiful and inspiring. Thank you

    Annette

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  30. Oooh Char you have been a busy girl! These are all so clever and gorgeous Lovin' those new papers and tools!

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  31. Wow Charmaine, you're so clever! The colours and the way you've applied them are really great. And I love the clear pillow box - what a fantastic idea.

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  32. Char all the projects look wonderful - you have been very busy since Tuesday!! Margaret

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  33. So many gorgeous designs and so little money - hmm think I might have to take a second job to fund my addiction!
    Diana

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  34. I love them all, great work, might have to CASE a few. I especially like the birds on the Inspired by nature, and love what you have done with the tag punch too.

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  35. I adore the rose card...I am coming back...in to my favourites you go!

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