Christmas in July Blog Hop

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Hopefully you are already enjoying yourself and have come from the previous blog that belongs to Gardenia Pepworth. http://alittlelessuseless.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/esad-christmas-in-july-blog-hop/

Keep on reading and then don’t forget to keep on hopping, by following the link at the end of the post.

In case you have started with me here is a little about 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 it’s 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.

This is my little creation for Christmas. I have gone with a non-traditional variation of colours, which include Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip.

This is what I have called my three C’s of Christmas. (Cards, Candles and Chocolate). I have created two different christmas cards, A card wallet that can be used as a gift, with another two cards inside, A couple of candles and of a chocolate gift wrap.

 

  This is a lovely card wallet, that was shared with our group on ESAD a while ago as part of a weekly challenge. I didn’t participate then, but I still loved the idea.

I used elements taken from one of the scrapbooking kits “Sweet Nothings” and also one of my all-time favourite stamps from “Baroque Motifs”.

As you can see here, the only limitation to christmas is your imagination. Again I have used elements from the scrapbooking kit and just added a christmas sentiment and accessories and you can easily transform any card.

This a technique I learnt at one of our Regional events that is held every year for Demonstrators. Regionals is a great day where we have lots of fun stamping, learning new techniques and sharing ideas with friends we have made, especially on ESAD.

Stamping on candles is so easy once you know how. I love candles, they certainly always create such an ambience to any situation. It is such a pity that you cannot buy too many different aromas in white.

And lastly there is Chocolate. I am such a chocoholic. And what kind of Christmas would it be without chocolate.

This is such a clever design, especially with the pull-out tabs made with ribbon.

Yet another idea that was shared among the group as a challenge.

So there you have it. All the goodies that I like at Christmas.

Have fun continuing on your adventure today. Next on your list is to go visit Bev Watt. http://stampinovation.blogspot.com/2010/07/esad-blog-hop.html

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Farewell Christmas

Now I promise this will be the last post for Christmas 2009.

But I just had to post my two favourite cards. I embossed So Swirly on to a large piece of cardstock, turned it over and randomly stamped one of the bauble images the back. Then I cut it out and turned it over to match in with the other stamped image.

My all time favourite for this year is this card. It was inspired by a card I received as a swap at the Melbourne Regionals, by a demonstrator named Bridget Harrison.

Joyful Christmas

I know many of you probably purchased the Season of Joy stamp set when it first came out last year. Well, I only got mine just before christmas. I ran out of time to play and therefore only got to do a couple of layouts.

Regional Christmas

Well Christmas was so busy, that I just didn’t get around to posting here. So I thought I would quickly show you all just what I had organised before Christmas.

I had organised both of these for Regionals in November.