23 October 2010

ESAD Christmas Blog Hop

I hope you’re ready for another ESAD Christmas Blog Hop!

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

You should have arrived here from the blog of Pauline Bennetts, but don't worry if you're missed it ... all the blogs are linked, so you can hop around in a big circle until you get back here, and see all the fabulous projects we have prepared for you.

Before I show you today's cards I really must apologise for the quality of these photos. I don't know if it's me, or the cards, or the light, but I took tons of pics and this was the best I could manage (it's probably me lol). Anyway ...



For my first card I've used Cherry Cobbler cardstock as the base. To this I've added a piece of window sheet as the card front, and stamped on it with Frost White shimmer paint. It takes quite a while to dry, and although the shimmer doesnt show up in the photo, in real life it's really lovely. I've used textured Whisper White cardstock and the Merry Details Sizzlet die to cut the tiny trees and snowflake. They are adhered with glue dots, and I've added a couple of Rhinestone Jewels for extra sparkle. The greeting is from Curly Cute and is embossed in white on the inside of the card. A Whisper White Taffeta ribbon finished it off.

My next card also uses the Merry Details Sizzlet die (you might need your sunnies lol).



Sorry for the glare that hits you in the eye. I had to take this outside in the sun so you could actually see that the snowflakes are "suspended" on fine gold thread. Two of the snowflakes were adhered together with the thread in the middle, so I could suspend them in the window that I cut in the front of the card. The brushed gold edge around the inside of the window is actually a full panel on the inside of the card, and very conveniently hides the threads. The snowflakes are painted with Frost White shimmer paint too, and a frame was added with slivers of brushed gold cardstock.

I added tiny rhinestones to finish off the front of the card, and adhered a panel of Cherry Cobbler to the inside. Shows the shadows nicely don't you think? lol

Now it's time to hop off to see what fabulous projects Tanya Bell has created.

Thanks for dropping in,

Inky hugs
Aly

15 comments:

Bev said...

gorjust projects Aly, love them to bitsnorch...and happy birthday to you!!!

Monique said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Using the window sheets to make a card is on my list of things to do, and this looks super special with the shimmer paint snowflakes. Have a great day today and thanks for sharing your great projects.

Gabbi said...

These cards are beautiful - anyone would feel very special to receive Christmas wishes with these.
Thanks for sharing -Gabbi

Gabbi said...

I forgot to say Happy Birthday - and for giving us the presents of sharing your great projects!
-Gabbi

Leonie said...

Just gorgeous Miss Birthday Girl!! I love them both but would like the white one for christmas thanks ;) Hope youre having a wonderful birthiday .. mwah

Andrea said...

lovely cards Aly. I hear its your birthday too so happy Birthday. I hope you have a great day.

Lynda said...

These cards are stunning Aly. I am constantly inspired by people's creativity. Happy Birthday too!

Keryn Campbell said...

Happy Birthday Aly. Thank you for sharing your day and your fabulous cards with us.

bronheslop said...

Happy birthday, Aly! Hope you've had a fabulous day - and thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations with us.

Jane Norrish said...

Hi Aly, Sorry missed your birthday hope it was a good one. Thanks for sharing your acetate cards, they are gorgeous.
Jane ;-)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Happy Birthday (again!) Did you enjoy our choir performance on Saturday night!? These are super gorgeous, Aly! You clever little chickie! I wish you could give me a demo of the 2nd ... would love to try that one but not sure how???!! (Would like to try both ... actually!) And ... FAB use of the Shimmer paints on both! Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Hugs xxaxx

Anonymous said...

Love the suspended snowflakes. Diana

Jan McAnulty said...

Love both of these, especially the suspended snowflakes.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Sigh ... keep checking for Aly ... but ... sigh ... no one home! Hugs xxaxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Just popping by to share a special Christmas message with you ...
Andrea's Christmas Wish
Christmas Hugs xxaxx