27 September, 2014

2014 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD 2014 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop!  Whether you started with my post or you arrived here from the very talented and ever amazing Andrea Buckland, make sure you continue by clicking on the link in each blog and you will enjoy a fabulous round of 19 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 and 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 projects :-)

I've used Festival of Trees for the cards shown and I love this set because of its versatility. It features 5 Christmas Trees that can be decorated different ways and there is also 3 messages. Come and have a look....

In the card above I've used some foil embossed paper from the lovely All is Calm Designer Series Paper (DSP) which you'll find on page 22 of the Holiday catalogue. The Christmas trees are stamped in Perfect Plum and the message is stamped in Blackberry Bliss although that's quite hard to see in the photo. 

On this card, I've used some other pieces from the All is Calm DSP in Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz which I think go beautifully together.

Stamp set: Festival of Trees, Endless Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, 
DSP: All is Calm
Ink: Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Basic Pearls, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Candy Dots (Subtles), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Small Oval Punch.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards. Now you can now hop on over to Sally Williams and check out her fabulous project. She always has something surprising and wonderful to share. Happy hopping and enjoy all the awesome projects and inspiration that you find along the way! Don't forget to leave a comment for each blog as I am sure they would all love to hear from you.


  1. I'm really enjoying the Festival of Trees stamp set. Thanks so much for giving me more inspiration.

  2. I especially like the first one in silver and purple.

  3. Lovely projects using my favourite DSP! Just gorgeous!

  4. Love your cards Debbie, the Blackberry Bliss and silver is my favourite

  5. Lovely cards with Festival of Trees. Thanks for your inspiration

  6. Your cards are beautiful Debbie. I'm like Sally, I particularly like the first card - love the colours and the silver really stands out.

  7. These are gorgeous cards. I love the combination of the Perfect plum and Blackberry Bliss

  8. Love these cards using Festival of Trees Debbie. Both different but both gorgeous.

  9. Beautiful cards. You've chosen some of my favourite holiday catty products. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Great cards Debbie! Love both of the colour combinations that you have used! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Beautiful cards, Debbie. Love the silver bling, but the dsp version is so pretty too. Thanks for sharing. Inky wishes, Di

  12. Wow these are awesome Debbie! I love how you used the silver dotted paper - that's one I was stuck on how to use so now you have given me an idea on how I can use it :-)


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