Saturday, September 18, 2010

Big Shot Blog Hop.....

Welcome to the second blog hop for our new catalogue, this one is to highlight the wonderful Big Shot die cutting and embossing machine. You will most likely of just arrived from the very talented Bron Heslop's blog. I hope you are having a great time going through all the blogs and getting lots of ideas on how to use your Big Shot. Sharing ideas, taking part in swaps and on-line challenges are a few of the wonderful things we get to enjoy while being a part of ESAD.

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love
for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps,
challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are
always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

I hope you have been enjoying your browse through the blog tour and picked up plenty of wonderful ideas to use with your Big Shot, I have a few projects to show you and this first one uses the Milk Carton die. It's so cute and just right for filling up with goodies to make a nice gift. I have put ribbons, brads and various other bits and pieces from our catalogue inside the cartons, then made a little caddy for them, this will be a gift for one of my hostess'. I've used the new in-colour Concord Crush as well as the matching designer papers from the in-colour pack.

The gorgeous new scallop trim border punch was used, as well as the Lovely Letters alphabet, I used Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush ink.

This next project uses the Top note die and the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder. I have used the set called Artistic Etchings and the News Print designer paper.
The ribbon is 1& 1/4''Real red Striped grosgrain , I have used the Lots of Tags die set for the little tags. The inks used were Ridinghood red, basic black and soft suede. I have put some of the designer paper inside the barrel of the pen. A card is never fully dressed without an envelope, so I added a couple of matching images to the envelope to make the gift set complete.

I used the distressing tool from the cutter kit to rough up the edges of the paper, a jumbo eyelet to hold the basic black 1/4'' grosgrain ribbon.

I hope these projects inspire you to get your big shot out and get creative. Don't forget to leave a nice comment on the end of all the blogs and you could be in with a good chance to win some yummy blog candy, just visit all the blogs, leave a comment and then write Leonie Shroder to let her know you have completed the hop. Good luck! Now it's time to visit with the lovely Pauline Bennetts. Have fun and just in case you get lost here's the list of all the blogs in this hop...

Nikki Sadler -
Angela Purdie -
Richelle Fletcher -
Shirley McAvoy -
Carole Stedman -
Carol-Ann Torrie -
Sherylee Tutt -
clare mcilhatton -
Andrea Buckland -
Susan Joyce -
Ann Gerlach -
Dani Fender -
Bron Heslop -
Charmaine Black -
Pauline Bennetts -
Bev Watt -
Vicki Were -
Jo Weedon -
Kim Conway -
Jane Norrish - Http://
Jacinta Argent -
Monique Fielder -
Jan McAnulty -

Inky hugs from...


  1. Hi Chairmaine, Love, Love you projects they are just gorgeous.

  2. Gorgeous - I love the ideas and the card & bag set is stunning! My wish list is growing aggghhhh

  3. The milk carton holder is such a lovely idea, the colours are terrific, they'd make quirky bonbonaire's for weddings! The compendium is so lovely, too nice to ever use......

  4. Charmaine, your projects are beautiful. I love the colours in your milk cartons, and your card set with matching pen is gorgeous. I feel all inspired to work with 'Artistic Etchings' now (and it wasn't my set of choice before!). Have a great weekend.

  5. Charmaine ,love it ,there more on my wish list now.

  6. love the colours in your milk carton projects...great job also with artistic of the nicest cards I have seen using this set

  7. Ohh that is too cool! I am trying to convinc myself that I do not need the milk carton and then I see yours and now I want one too. I will be strong I will be strong I will be strong!!! Almost tempted to host a party for you just to get the gift!

  8. charmaine i just love the milk box its gorgeous

  9. oh i love the little milk cartons, and i love love the colours you have used, Brights colours are my fav to use

  10. Hi Charmaine,
    Fantastic!!! love the colour combo of tangerine and concord. Saw the cute handbag in person at Perth Regionals. Clever cookie..