26 July, 2014

2014-2015 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD 2014-15 Annual Catalogue blog hop!  Whether you started with my post or you arrived here from the very talented Sally Williams, make sure you continue by clicking on the link in each blog and you will enjoy a fabulous round of 25 projects. 

“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas and friendship and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

Now onto my project :-)

I've used the cute set Zoo Babies and love all the animals in this set. I knew I wanted to use it, but it took me ages to decide how. 

Here's a close up of my fussy cutting of the elephant. It was quite fiddly, but I'm pleased with it and could happily cut out images for hours as I find it very therapeutic. Unfortunately, I don't have hours to do so :-)

Stamp set: Zoo Babies
Card: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Designer Paper: Brights Colour Collection
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Tools: Big Shot, Decorative Dots EF, 6cm Scallop Circle Punch, Circles Collection Framelits
Accessories: Candy Dots (Brights), Designer Buttons (Brights), Linen Thread

I hope you enjoyed looking at my project.  Unfortunately, I didn't get time to do as much as I wanted. Actually between you and me, I only just posted this 20 minutes before the hop was due to start - phew! Everything that could go wrong, pretty much did. Nothing like having a bit of pressure to get you going. I had great intentions of doing this earlier in the week, but it just didn't happen. That's what happens when you over commit yourself :-) 

Anyway, you can now hop on over to Nerida Carter and check out her fabulous project. Don't forget to leave a comment for each blog as I am sure they would all love to hear from you.

Have a great evening and enjoy the rest of you weekend!


  1. Beautiful cutting Debbie. That elephant is so cute. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  2. Great card Debbie and love your fussy cutting. Thank you for participating in the blog hop

  3. zoo babies is such a cute set-thanks for sharing

  4. Adorable Debbie. Love your colour combinations.

  5. Lovely card Debbie, I love that little Elephant.

  6. This is so cute! I love making kids and baby cards. This one is adorable.

  7. Lovely card - that elephant is perfect! I need to show this stamp set some ink, thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Oh I love the Zoo Babies set. I need to get mine out again. Super cute card. I love the colours and the beautiful cut elephant :)

  9. Oh wow, you have such patience doing that cutting around the elephant! Great card and thanks for the inspiration :)

  10. Love your card Debbie you always do fabulous cutting out especially on this Elephant :)

  11. Very cute card. Your elephant is well cut, looks like a die. Great for a last minute post, well done!

  12. Cute card Deb. That is such a gorgeous set. Love what you have done.

  13. Very cute card Debbie! Love all the different layers! Great fussy cutting!


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really enjoy reading them. Regards, Debbie