Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My first BLOG HOP with the ESAD. Yeah!!

Good Morning everyone!

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while! I am very excited as this is my very first blog hop and can't wait to see what everyone has created.

What is ESAD you say?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) 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.

Should you have any questions at all please ask on the group or email Sharlene Torres (stampwithsharlene@hotmail.com) or Leonie Schroder (leonie@stamp-a-latte.com) .

Now, on to the hop! You may have arrived here from Nikki Stalkers amazing blog but no matter where you started you will be able to hop around the full circuit by following the links on each post. If you leave a comment on each post in the hop, email Sharlene to let her know and you'll be in the draw to win some Blog Candy! There will be one winner from Australia and one from New Zealand. (Demonstrators are encouraged to comment but will not be eligible to win the Blog Candy).

So here is my first card that I have made with the Medallian Stamp Set. I also used the En Francais Stamp Set. Inks, C.S and Ribbons are Rich Razzleberry, Choc Chip, Kraft and Vanilla. I stamped the Medallian Stamp set over the En Francais and sponged the edges with Choc Chip.




This next card also uses the Vintage Vogue stamp set. Colours are Always Artichoke and Melon Mambo. I punched out some circles for that layering effect and finished off with an Always Artichoke brad.


The third card I feel is very simple. I used the Urban Oasis D.S.P and embossed the Medallian stamp in Black. Colours are basic gray, basic black and kraft. Finished off with a cordory button.

I can't take credit for this next card, but I did make it at a workshop at the amazing Leonie's. The card stock is stamped with the Upsy Daisy Stamp set. Then clear embossed over the top. Then using Rich Razzleberry you brayer on the top of card. For the background I used versa mark to give it that effect.



This last card is from a previous post. I used it for a colour challenge, but due to the fact that I also used the medallian stamp I thought I would put it up again. This card is pretty basic. With the butterflies I stamped them first with So Saffron and then with Tempting Turquose.

So thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you are having fun checking out all these fantastic blogs. But off you go now to see the very talented Rachel Jackson.

Happy Stampin
Philippa

32 comments:

Emma said...

These cards are gorgeous Phillipa! I have to admit that I do love the Medallion Stamp. I got mine about 6 months ago for America, but haven't used it lately. Might have to change that thanks to you!

Karen G said...

I just love what you have done with the Medallion stamp, your projects are so lovely.

Karen G.

Julie Putland said...

These are lovely cards. Thanks so much for sharing you creations with us.

createwithnicki said...

I really love the versatility of the Medallion stamp that you have shown here. So many great ideas that I'm sure I will be CASEing (if you don't mind!). Thanks for sharing :)

teresascreativecards said...

Love this stamp, well done, thanks for sharing

Christine Blain said...

The third card, that you think is simple, is the stand-out for me - I love it!

cassalily said...

I like your collection of cards, especially love the Brown colours!

Jenny said...

very nice cards, especially the first one

Sarah said...

Love these cards!

Charmaine Black said...

Hi Phillipa, these are gorgeous. I haven't inked up my medallion stamp yet, but now I just might have to. Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

More FAB ideas for my special project. Just ordered this stamp today! Love the variety! Thanks Philippa! Haven't popped by in a while! Life is like that ... but will make sure I have a quick look around while I am here! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Anonymous said...

WOW, Phillipa these are really gorjus cards and very original. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Donna Zammit

Mae Collins said...

I am so going to have to get that Medallion stamp set as your cards are further inspiration for how to use it, beautiful. TFS

Craft with Carol said...

Wow, fantastic, the stamp set and the way you've used it makes it look so Antique looking. Thank you for inspiring me
Carol Kirby

Amanda xx said...

Love these Phil! Great colour combos! The black, grey and kraft one is my fav although i love the brighter colours as well!!
Looks like you've been having lots of fun with the new mini merchandise!! :o)

Rachel Hazell said...

Absolutley stunning - cannot wait to get this stamp : )

Richelle said...

fab ideas with the medallion stamp! i will def be adding this to my ever growing wishlist!

clare mcilhatton said...

oh dear i think i may have to re-think the "i-don't-need-that-medallion-stamp" thing after seeing what you have done with yours.....

Yvonne said...

love the coulour combos, what you have done is fabulous

Yvonne said...

This is very cute love what you have done.

Genelle Little said...

Gorgeous cards, Phillipa! I love the versatility you've shown with this stamp, I can't wait for mine to arrive! Love the extra little details on your cards too.

lisa_crofts said...

I cant wait to get the medallion stamp you really show just how versatile it is.

Alison said...

Wow these are all stunning cards Philippa, you must have been very busy creating all of these. I love the Medallion stamp.
xox

sharna said...

these are all just so wonderful and elegant, i love your creations

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Phillipa, you have been a busy girl, gorgeous selections of cards, particularly like your butterfly one, have a great weekend, take careX:)

Leonie said...

Wow! Great job Phil!

Liam said...

Beautiful work Phillipa. I just loved how you used the medallion stamp on your very different cards. Fantastic effort for a first blog hop. Hope there are many more to come.

Liam

Diana said...

Wow - what gorgeous cards - there was me thinking I'd never know what to do with such a big stamp like the medallion - terrific results, thank you so much for sharing!

Tanja S. said...

Lovely cards and interesting techniques!

Nanette said...

Lovely work with the Medallion stamp. Thanks for sharing!

kristinethompson said...

I love your style Phillipa. i can see myself coming here often for some inspiration. Well done on your beautiful cards.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful Cards