Sunday, September 23, 2012

ESAD Holiday Mini Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

Yay! Here we are again with another blog hop brought to you by the very clever ladies at ESAD. This time we are going to hop through the Holiday  Catalogue. Oh my how much fun and cool stuff is there in this catalogue? I have to admit I think I have purchased far too much - but don't tell my DH!!!

Now as I mentioned the clever ladies at ESAD are bringing you this hop - so just in case you don't know who or what ESAD is here is a little bit of information.

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 you should have arrived at my blog from the very talented Michelle. If not don't worry. As this is a hop all you need to do is click on the links before and after the samples to go all the way around. I have also popped a list of all blogs participating at the end of my post - just in case you get lost.

There are 24 of us in this hop - so go and grab yourself a cuppa and sit back and enjoy. Oh and don't forget to leave us comments. Whilst we don't do this for the comments it is nice to know that someone has actually looked at what we have done.

Today I am going to show you a couple of Christmas decorations that I have made using our gorgeous Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric.

Here is the first decoration.

My ladies actually made this decoration in class this week. I found instructions for this at All Things Stampy. Her instructions are really easy to follow. These decorations are really easy to make and I know that I will be making a heap over the coming months as this is what the girls have decided they want to give to their friends this year for Christmas. The hardest thing about this decoration is the preparation of the ball.

Here is the second decoration I made.

The instructions on how to make this one can be found over at Crafter without a Cat. Once again the instructions are really easy to follow. I think that the teachers may get these ones this year for their gift.

Now no gift is complete unless you package it up nicely - right? So yes I made a box to pop this one in.

I have used the gorgeous Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP to decorate the box. The ornament window was made using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits. I decided that the top of the box looked a little bare so I had a go at making a paper bow.

What do you think? Have I inspired you to go and make some of your own Christmas Decorations this year? I hope so.

Now I couldn't leave the blog hop without showing you a couple of cards I have made using the Merry Mini's stamp set and co-ordinating Merry Mini's Punch Pack. These cards are super quick and easy to mass produce.

Here is one made using just the punch pack - oh and of course the 1" square punch and postage stamp punch. I popped up the 1" whisper white squares using dimensionals and added a little bling by way of our basic rhinestone jewels. The sentiment is also from the holiday catalogue and is from Greetings of the Season.

This second card is pretty much the same except this time I have used the stamp set. As I said these are very quick and easy and definitely ones to mass produce.

Well it is now time to hop off to Narelle's blog and see what gorgeous goodies she has for us to see.

Thanks for looking.

'Til next time,


Here is the list of all blogs in the blog hop today.

1 Chloe Evans -
2. Theresa 'Tess' Schirmer -
3. Sharlene Meyer -
4. Ann Gerlach -
5. Corina Beyer -
6. Nikki Sadler -
7. Andrea Buckland -
8. Keryn Campbell -
9. Michelle Grech -
10. Christie Kunkel -
11. Joanne Kechagais -
12. Kathryn Ruddick -
13. Michelle Halling -
14. Juliette Chapman - (that's me!)
15. Narelle Hoggard -
16. Delys Cram -
17. Libby Dyson -
18. YvonneWalker -
19. Alisha Watson -
20. Jane Norrish -
21. Kylie Clemmence -
22. Kristine Giampietro -
23. Monique Feilder -
24. Tanya Bell -


Kylie said...

Wow, Juliette, so talented!

Monique said...

You have been a busy bee Juliette. How awesome do these little ornaments look, and that adorable gift box too!

Ann G. said...

Beautiful projects - love the ornaments, so much work but worth it!

handmadebynarelle said...

what a great way to show off the new material. love those decorations

Alisha said...

OMG!!! Those christmas decorations are to die for!!

Kathryn Ruddick said...

Oh WOW! Juliette! I love the Candlelight Christmas DSP and now you have inspired me to check those tutorials and order some fabric! Stunning creations!

purplebuttons said...

You are so creative Juliette! Love your Christmas Ball, the gift box & the matching bow - what a clever cookie you are! The little cards are very cute too. TFS!
Margaret Knoops

Jane Norrish said...

Ooooh, love fabric projects with no sewing and I'm loving that paper too. Be making some of these. Great projects, thanks for sharing ;-)

Andrea said...

beautiful decorations. I love the box to put them in. Also your cards are lovely.

stampinandstuffwithtess said...

I love the projects you have created with this fabric. I especially love that second one. I will definitely be having a go at this one myself. Thank you for sharing xxTessxx

Rebecca S said...

What great projects!! I might need to buy some of that Christmas material now to make those gorgeous balls!!

Keryn Campbell said...

Your ornaments are divine. Thank you so much for providing links to the instructions.

Kristine Giampietro said...

Your decoration is simply divine. I love it!!! and the colors you have chosen work so well together. Thanks for sharing

pauline bennetts said...

Just stunning great ideas

Margaret said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! How much gorgeousness can you squeeze into one post?!! I was loving the first ornament and then saw the intricate design on the second!! And then I saw the box!!!!! Beautiful cards and beautiful gifts!!


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