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

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Catalogue sneak peak

I can't believe it's Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Catalogue sneak peak!

Today we're checking out the Ready for Christmas Bundle. I love the dies in this Bundle as they cut out most of the stamp images which means very little fussing cutting!


Sarah

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Catalogue sneak peak

Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Catalogue sneak peak is here and we're showcasing the Be Merry Kit.

This kit makes 12 rosettes which you can use as ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree or home, or you can use them as gift tags.


Sarah

Monday, 28 August 2017

Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Catalogue sneak peak

We've arrived at Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Catalogue sneak peak.

Today we're taking a look at the Smitten Mittens Bundle. This set makes cute gift tags and can be used to jazz up any card.


Sarah