Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD New Catalogue Blog Hop!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.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 it is 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

Now on to the Blog Hop!

You may have arrived here from the very talented Jacinta Argent, or perhaps you were just browsing. However you found me I am glad you are here!

Today I am showcasing four new products from the summer mini catalogue, the Marry Me stamp set, Candy Wrapper die for the bigshot, silver glimmer paper and velvet ribbon. I have made two cards and a wedding favour/gift tower to share with you, all using the colour combination of soft suede, pink pirouette and very vanilla, along with the Beau Chateau dsp.

Here is the first card.
For this card I punched out a scallop circle from the silver glimmer paper and coloured it pink with a sponge dauber and inkpad. How cool is that, you can have glimmer paper in any colour you want. I think I had better order some more, as I have already used half of my pre-order!

Here is a close up of the scallop circle.
Next up is another card which uses the same image from the marry me stamp set. On this card I have coloured the velvet ribbon with a dauber and the soft suede inkpad. I stamped En Francais on the background pink layer before running it through the big shot with the striped textured empressions folder. Some sponging around the edges of all the layers and I was happy with the end result.
For my final project I decided to make a tower out of the candy wrapper dies, which are held together with a belly band. When I brought the candy wrapper die I was a little disapppointed with the size of it, but then I saw a u-tube video of how to make it triple the size and thought how cool. While playing around a couple of weeks ago, I worked out how to also make it double the size, so from one little die, I can make three different size boxes. How awesome - three for the price of one!

Here is a shot of them all stacked up.
And a shot of the ends of them.
And finally a shot of all my projects together.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have created, and should you require any information, please email me.

The next stop on the blog hop is the very talented Pauline Bennetts Barns. Click here to be
taken to her blog and continue following the hop!

I hope you all have a great Friday afternoon and fun and fabulous weekend.

Keep on creating.

xx Nicky

PS Here is a list of people participating in the blog hop, in case you get lost.
1. Michelle Halling
2. Tayna Bell
3. Yvonne Walker
4. Tracey McDonald Old
5. Keryn Campbell
6. Sherylee Tutt
7. Nicole Derendorf
8. Corina Beyer
9. Sharlene Meyer
10. Kelly Nelson
11. Ann Gerlach
12. Jane Norrish
13. Richelle Fletcher
14. Jacinta Argent
15. Nicky Adamson - you are here
16. Pauline Bennetts Barns
17. Elizabeth Dyson
18. Monique Fielder
19. Ruth Clarke
20. Joanne Kechagias
21. Christie Kunkel
22. Felicity Fernandez
23. Jenny Hayward
24. Theresa "Tess" Schirmer
25. Andrea Buckland


Christie Kunkel said...

Love the candy wrapper idea Nicky

Sherylee said...

Completely gorgeous projects - I love the wedding cards!

Tanja said...

Lovely cards and boxes. It's great that you made the boxes longer, they will be a lot more versatile that way.

Monique said...

Nicky, great projects. The boxes presented like this almost look like the tiers of a wedding cake! TFS

Libby Dyson said...

Gorgeous. I hope you have someone in mind who can use these. Just lovely :)

Jenny Hayward said...

Wow! Nicky these are stunning projects. Well Done!!

Christine Blain said...

Great use of the Marry Me stamp set, and Candy Wrapper die, Nicky! I love your colour choices on the wedding cards; just beautiful.

Tess Schirmer said...

I love the varying sizes you have done with the candy wrapper die. The wedding cards are lovely too.

Anonymous said...

WOW they are Awesome Nicky!! I am going to go find that tutorial and make some of those boxes! (When I get the Die) The die is now on my Xmas list!!

AB. said...

These are lovely! Cool idea with the 'tower'! :)

janine jess said...

Lovely items! Great idea with the candy wrapper die!

Brett said...

Your work is amazing! I love these cards!!