Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Catalogue Blog Hop.

Hello and a big warm welcome to all the blog hoppers, you will have joined me from the very talented Mae Collins: I hope you are enjoying your browse through these amazing new products that have arrived with our new Stampin'Up!® catalogue for 2010/2011, I'm having so much fun with the new stamps and colours and I can't wait to get hold of more items off my very long wish list. Of course one of the many perks of being a demonstrator is that we get sent a catalogue to look through a while before it is released, we also get to order a few new stamp sets to play with as well as some designer papers. Another wonderful perk of being a demonstrator is being a part of the online group called 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.

Here are some cards I've made with some new products:

This card has been made with the set called Party This Way, which was a gift for all demonstrators that attended Convention in Sydney earlier this year (yet another perk!) The Letters have been cut out using the Big shot and the alphabet set ''Timeless Type Junior Alphabet''. The card stock is Old Olive, More Mustard and Riding hood red, the Designer paper is from the pack called"Newsprint" which contains so many yummy papers that lend themselves to be used in a shabby chic style, there are newsprints, music sheets and lots more script styles all in black and white, so you can grunge them up with some inks. The faux ribbon on the top is just some soft suede paper folded and then I drew some faux stitching over it to make it look like I had sewn on it. The little buttons on the bunting are from the "Buttons" die for the Big shot.

This next card also uses the set called "Party This Way" I have stamped the candle from this set, randomly over the Riding hood red card stock with some Versa mark ink, then sprinkled over some clear embossing powder before using the heat gun. The Green card stock is Old Olive which is mounted over some of the newsprint designer paper which is over some basic black. All those cardstock pieces were punched along the bottom edge with the scalloped edge punch. The Arrow is stamped onto some Pacific Point, the base card is More Mustard. Both of these cards were inspired from looking at Jaime Pearson's work.

This card uses the set called "Artistic Etchings" and is a definite favourite of mine from the new catalogue, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one and do some collage stamping. I've used some more newsprint DSP and I cut out the tag from the "Four Labels" set for the big shot. I've used Riding hood red, Basic Black and Soft Suede inks. The scrunched flower was made with some Riding hood red and newsprint papers, I put a rhinestone from the "Fire" pack in the centre.

This last card uses a set which has been carried over from the old catalogue, but I have used some yummy new in-colours and they are as follows: The beautiful pink is called Blushing Bride and is such a warm tone that makes it so easy to match up with so many of our colours. The green is called Pear Pizzazz, it fits fits in so well between our Certainly celery and Old Olive, it's another colour that will coordinate well with lots of our main colour families, I'm sure you will soon fall in love with these new in colours and the good news is we will get to play with them for two years. I have stamped the images from "Inspired by Nature" with Old Olive, Blushing bride and used a chocolate Chip marker direct to rubber for the domes of the flowers as well as the faux stitching. I've embellished the card with two clear Rhinestone brads. I hope you have enjoyed looking at a few products from the new catalogue and you are now ready to continue your hop to the next blog with Lynn Powell Just in case you've got a bit lost on your tour I will add the whole list of blogs below. Please don't forget to leave a comment which will give you a chance to win some amazing free blog candy, all you have to do is visit all the blogs on the list and leave a nice comment on each one, then just e-mail the lovely Leonie Shroder here to let her know you have completed the hop and wish to be entered for the blog candy give away. Good luck!

Leonie Schroder -
Keryn Campbell -
Vicki Were -
Aly Adcock -
Juliette Chapman -
Kristine Thompson -
Jo Weedon -
Jan McAnulty -
Karen Southwell
Kim Conway -
Jane Norrish -
Pauline Bennetts -
Gemma Coumbe -
Genelle Little -
Sharlene Meyer -
Susan Joyce -
Rhonda Statham -
Monique Fielder -
Andrea Buckland
Bev Watt
Lisa Ryder
Claire Mcilhatton
Mae Collins -
Charmaine Black -
Lynn Powell -

Lots of inky hugs from...


  1. Wow Charmaine, these cards are just stunning! Love the Artistic Etchings set and I love your colour combo on the Inspired By Nature card. So beautiful!
    Lynn xx

  2. Ohh how yummy does that pear card stock look! I love what you have made, thanks for sharing your talents.

  3. Some lovely cards Charmaine. Cant wait to get some of those new colours.

  4. great cards Charmaine! I especially love the Inspired by Nature card - cant go wrong with brown/pink combo's :)

  5. Hey Charmaine...can see you have been busy again!!! Love the embossed candles on the 2nd card....fab idea!! Inspired By Nature is a fave set of mine the layout of the card and may have to CASE it!!!

  6. Such fun projects Charmaine :) I really love your "faux ribbon", looking forward to trying that out.

  7. Great use of the Party This way set, and Artistic Etchings oh I so need this set.

  8. Love the Artistic Etchings card Chairmaine and the new colours can't wait to get my hands on some.

  9. ooohh, waiting waiting for the new colours now, you showcased them besutifully!!!

  10. Nice idea for a male card which I have trouble thinking of so Thanks

  11. Hi - just dropping by with some love!! Artistic Etchings is so YOU!!! Lovely work & thanks for the ideas

  12. Beautiful, Charmaine! Love your collage stamping especially!

  13. Just love your cards - especially your Artistic Etchings and Inspired by Nature ones. Bev

  14. Great work, love the flags on your first card.

  15. Nice work, thanks for sharing. I enjoyed looking at your crafty space photos too.

  16. Some great ideas Charmaine Thanks for sharing them

  17. A great range of diverse cards! Can't pick a favourite - love them all.

  18. wow, i love your creations, they are great from the bright to the elegant, every celebration covered

  19. Love the cards, its nice to see some of the new colours and how they look together.
    Thanks for Sharing

  20. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.

  21. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. I especially like your Eiffel tower card. I am also VERY jealous of your stuio space. Thanks again for sharing.

  22. Cant wait to get my hands on the new colours, love your cards.