I also got a postcard from Sayerah Deasey - a demo who was holidaying in Paris! PARIS! and she thought to take time out and remember me :) I love Stampin' Up! and all the friends I have met through this awesome company! I think my birthday is well and truly over.... but how lucky was I??
The even better thing about the ESAD birthday fairies is that - just because your birthday has been, doesn't mean the cards will stop! We are all busy with different things going on, so cards arrive whenever people have time to get them in the mail! Which means - extra long birthday wishes!
Isn't this an amazing creation?? this was made by Rochelle Blok - I love the clouds. I must have a go at that technique. She makes it look so easy :)
Sarah Tidey - that little bird tag swings freely - how cute is that??
This one isn't an ESAD card at all - this is from one of my friends/colleagues/customers who is WAY more talented than I am! I copy most of my ideas - she comes up with hers on her own. Thanks Helen :)
More ESAD birthday fairy cards - this stunning creation is from Felicity Fernandez. I wish I could have got a better picture - it is gorgeous in real life. Such a lovely colour combination - crumb cake, black and pool party. And i love the new butterfly punch :)
Jenny Adams used the Designer Paper stacks to create this lovely monotone (with an extra colour!) card.
Julie Kirby made this card with the cutest little ribbon flower.
Here is my first attempt at the ornament on the front of the holiday catalogue. I didn't have the stamp set at the time, but did have the framelits, so I copied Linda Heller's idea and used the delectable Candlelight Christmas specialty designer paper. The tulle is also on here, and OMG it feels so fine! at the end of the mini catalogue, I think I will have a pile of the tulle left, as I just can't bring myself to use it! Same goes for the flocked paper in the DSP pack. It is so lovely to just sit and stroke!! (I'm not the only one who does that am I??)
I have been having major issues with blogger for a couple of years now - but I don't like change, and so I am DETERMINED to keep giving it a go! It seems to be working for me now.... so fingers crossed I can keep it going! Thanks for bearing with me if you're still here! And thanks for stopping by if you're new!
As a demonstrator I am part of ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) which is an awesome Facebook community of demonstrators from all over Australia and New Zealand. One of the great things the group does is "birthday fairies" - and it was my birthday last month - and I got a WHOLE HEAP of handmade goodness in my mailbox.
This gorgeous creation is from the super talented Alison Barclay from Gothdove Designs. The stamp set used is Betsy's Blossoms - and there is some of the super scrummy ribbon that is available free with a $70 purchase this month.
How bright and cheerful is this card from Amanda Hill?
Anna Mathieson used the new set "Happy Hour" - and more of that yummy ribbon. I LOVE the lemon slice in the glass :)
Yep - still on a twitterpated run! This card also uses the framelits from the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue. I love that they co-ordinated with the Apothecary Art set - but seeing as my budget was tight, and I didn't buy it - I love even more that they fit with a lot of our existing stamp sets - this one is an oldie but a goodie - Sincere Salutations
You will be seeing lots of stuff with Twitterpated over the next little while. I need to get it out of my system!!
This is another CASE of a SAB card by Ann Schach - such a gorgeous card - and it's hard to tell the difference between the two! I do try and change things when I CASE - and I changed the paper completely on this card - but I guess the colours are just about the same. Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red instead of Pool Party and Poppy Parade. Oh well, I love them both!
If you love Twitterpated as much as I do, make sure you book a workshop and order it before it's all gone.
I have been wanting to try one of these pinwheels for a while, and I saw this gorgeous card on Gretchen Barron's blog using the SAB papers. (sorry - my computer is being weird - I'll come back later and put the links in :(
I am in LOVE with the Twitterpated DSP in the new Autumn/Winter mini so thought I'd re-create the card using that.
The layout is basically the same as Gretchen's but I couldn't find a ribbon I liked the look of. I also have no SU buttons left, so I have usef contraband, but when my new order of twitterpated buttons arrive - I'll be making this again! The pinwheels are SO easy to make. Check out Gretchen's blog and see for yourself :)
One of the reasons I don't get as much stamping done as I would like is that I HATE tidying up and I make such a mess that I have to tidy a lot!! This is what my desk looks like at the moment!! (see the bit with the pen?? That is where all the cutting and sticking happens!! Amazing how you adapt to what space you have!!) Guess I'll be tidying for a while later!!
You can never have too much chocolate right??? These used up a LOT of my retired only orange DSP from a couple of years ago. I knew it was a good idea to buy it when it was on mega-special! One day someone will post a cool idea for it!! I first saw the idea on Pinterest, but then it was all over - so I'm not sure who had the first thought - but thanks whoever you are!! These were made as a little token for all my work colleagues. Teachers LOVE chocolate, and put it in a cute little package and they go gaga :) these look so much cuter in real life - 'scuse the dark pic - I took it late at night after I hid them from my toddler who thought shiny paper meant they were all for him!! He managed to snaffle one - but I saved the rest!!
I know I have been missing in action for a long time - but hopefully now with my new computer, my blogger issues will be no more!! Fingers crossed!! I figure if anyone is left reading this blog, then yay!! You're awesome! If not, it's still a nice way to remind myself of what I have accomplished in my craft room!
I CASEd this card from a demo in Australia - she used the "open sea" stamp set and the nautical DSP from the summer mini - and while I know we wont get the paper, I REALLY hope the stamp set comes back.
This card uses the SAB papers and another stamp set from the summer mini - topsy turvy celebrations. I know none of this is available any more but it was when I made it!! :)
Hope the Easter Bunny was good to everyone :)