Sunday, 22 October 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Jenny Hall


Hi and welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Jenny Hall

I absolutely love Jenny's creations so it's very exciting to be taking part in a blog hop with her and CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of her cards.

The card I chose to CASE today is this amazing Christmas card.  I love the embossed background and how it adds something special to an already fantastic card.


For my card I decided to use many of the same elements, an embossed background, colour palate and the Christmas theme.

For my background I used the diamond/square pattern mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and applied the Embossing Paste directly to a Basic Black card front.

While the embossed panel dried, I stamped one of the large greetings from the Carols of Christmas stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink.  I also added some holly images by colouring the stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green markers.  I then placed this panel onto the embossed card front using Stampin' Dimensionals before adhering the completed panel onto a Basic Black card base.


This was a really quick and easy card to make and I'll definitely be using the embossing paste more in my projects.

Don't forget to take a look through the rest of the blog hop.  The full lineup is listed below.

Thanks for stopping by.   I would love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment!

Sarah

Saturday, 21 October 2017

October craft kit now available

October Craft Kit Available!


October's craft kit is now available, and just in time for Christmas as it features the Stampin' Up!® Be Merry suite! 


A4 or 12"x12" size craft kits are available and are $35, including tracked postage. 

Multiple kits are available with first orders to be posted by Thursday 26 October. Additional kits will be ordered as needed.

All kits include: 
6 Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments
Metallic Enamel Shapes (40 pieces in total in gold and silver foil)
1.5 metres of Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double Stitched Riboon
1.5 metres of Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon
2 metres of Gold Metallic Thread
3 embossed card stock panels (1 each in Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green)
Some inspiration (i.e. ideas on how to use the kit)

A4 size craft kit also includes:
12 sheets of 6"x12" double sided designer series paper
9 sheets of A4 cardstock (3 each of Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green)
8x Whisper White envelopes

12"x12" size craft kit includes:
6 sheets of 12"x12" double sided designer series paper
8 sheets of 12"x12"cardstock (2 each of Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green and 4 of Whisper White)
Note: envelopes are not included in the 12"x12" pack but can be added for 30c each if requested.
If you are interested in purchasing this craft kit, or a previous one, please complete this form or contact me via my Facebook page.

There is no minimum sign up required and no obligation to purchase a kit every month.  Just opt in for the kit you are interested in.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop


Hi!

I'm joining the Crazy Crafters for another blog hop this week today I thought I'd show you another Christmas card!

For this card, I started off by creating a watercolour background using Dapper Denim and Pool Party ink.  Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set using Basic Black ink and cut it out using one of the circle dies from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  

I then die cut some small snowflakes out of Whisper White cardstock using the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies and placed them around the card.



To complete the card, I created a little banner by using 2 strips of Dapper Denim cardstock and the Classic Label Punch - I cut out the top layer of the banner by using the punch as it was designed, and the bottom layer I made a little longer and only cut the ends by slipping them into the punch from the side to create the banner.

I also added some sparkle to the card by using Clear Wink of Stella on the snowflakes and some Glitter Enamel Dots.


I'm really happy with how this card turned out and I hope you've enjoyed reading about the process I went through to create it!

As always, I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment.  Also, don't forget to take a look at the rest of the blog hop as there's plenty of amazing projects to see!

Thanks for stopping by.  

Sarah


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Sarah Fleming


Hi!

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Sarah Fleming

Sarah is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Texas, USA, is amazingly talented.   She has made so many lovely card creations that it was really tough to decide which card to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit).  I did manage to narrow it down to this card, but I'm positive I'll be CASE-ing a few more over the next few weeks!


I was so inspired this week that I made 2 cards, both using the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper and Stitched Felt Embellishments.

For my first card I decided to go with a 'Christmas Tree' theme and used some Christmas Tree paper and felt embellishment as well as a stamp set from the Labels to Love stamp set.  To stamp the sentiment I masked off the "Merry Christmas", inked the stamp up using Garden Green ink, then removed the mask and coloured the "Merry Christmas" in using a Real Red marker.  I then punched the sentiment out using the Everyday Label punch.


For my second card I used another piece of patterned paper from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, a holly felt embellishment and the Merry Little Labels stamp set.  I used the same technique to stamp the sentiment and also added some strips of Garden Green cardstock on either side of the patterned paper.  I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to die cut the sentiment (I can't get enough of these dies)!


I'm really happy with how these cards turned out, and how simple the were to put together using just some patterned paper and the felt embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate your support and would love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment!

There's an amazing lineup today so make sure you check out the rest of the blog hop.

Sarah


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Stesha Bloodhart

 

Hi!

After a short break, I'm back again for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop.  

You're in for a special treat today as we're joined by, and CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit), the amazing Stesha Bloodhart.  I love Stesha's work so it's very exciting to be participating in a blog hop with her! 

As always, we're spoilt for choice when deciding on a project to CASE.  As I was scrolling through Stesha's page, I came across this project.  I love the blue background and how the embossing pops so those are the elements I used for my card.


I started with a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock and heat embossed the snowflake images and a sentiment from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set using White Stampin' Emboss powder.  


I then sponged Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise ink over the bottom half of the panel, starting with the darkest colour and gradually blending the colours out to create a slight ombré effect.

To finish the card off I used some Whisper White Sheer Ribbon and added rhinestones to the larger snowflakes. 

This was a really quick and easy card to make and I love how it turned out.  I'll definitely be making more to add to my Christmas cards for this year!

Thanks for stopping by.  I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment.  And don't forget to take a look at the rest of the blog hop.  There's so many amazing projects to see!

Sarah

Friday, 1 September 2017

Holiday Catalogue Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of the Holiday Catalogue, I'm giving away a $50 voucher to spend in my Stampin' Up!® store.

To enter the draw simply place an order during September via my online store.

You will receive 1 entry for every $50 (excluding postage) you spend in my store during September. 

The winner will be drawn on Sunday 1 October and announced on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/essjaycards.

For orders under $250 (before postage), use hostess code 9ZN9FBFE when placing your order and you will also receive a free gift from me at the end of the month. If your order is $250 or more (before postage) please do not use the hostess code as you will be eligible to select your own rewards :)

To shop at my online store, click here or on the 'Shop Online' button.

Need help entering the hostess code?  Here's a quick guide :)



Thursday, 31 August 2017

Day 12 of my 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Catalogue sneak peak

Well, today is the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Catalogue sneak peak so what better way to finish it off than with the Year of Cheer Suite.

I hope you've enjoyed the previews! There's so much more in the Catalogue so don't forget to head online tomorrow to take a look at the full product range by clicking the 'Shop Now' button.

Make sure you stop by tomorrow too as I'll be announcing a special offer to celebrate the release of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.


Sarah