Wednesday, September 1, 2010

woohoo....a new catalogue and a blog hop!!!!

kia ora and welcome to the esad blog hop celebrating the launch of stampin up's brand spanking new catalogue here in australia and new zealand what is esad you ask? e.s.a.d are the extra special australasian demonstrators and we are an online group of aussie and kiwi stampin up demos. we love doing what we do and sharing it soooooo much that we want to share it with our friends, customers, fellow demos and awesome blog visitors. we run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyber stamps. and the best part is we are there to support and help each other when 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. i am guessing you have already been completely gobsmacked by bev's amazing stuff or come here randomly or are one of my lovely regulars :>

as demos we always get a sneak peek at what is coming (an awesome reason to be a demo) two stamp sets that caught my eye were a level two hostess set called cute by the inch and a catalogue set called baby bundle

this card set is made using the cute by the inch set. i have made the gift box for them into a cute little handbag and used the manhatten flower embossing folder to give it a bit of texture.
again i have used the cute by the inch set to make a picture for the wall of my kitchen. who can resist that eat cake sentiment-really now?!!! i have used a bit of supernova glitter on the centre cupcake...can you tell lol
some more 6x6 gift cards using the phrases from the baby bundle set. did you know this stamp set has it's own special co-ordinating punch? guess what's on my first purchase list lol next i made a stationery box using the baby bundle stamp set as my inspiration. i am not really a pastels baby kind of gal so went for a striking black, red and white theme instead so it can be the gift for that person who hasn't had a sneaky look at baby's bits and has no idea what flavour baby they are having!!!!
it includes 8 invites for a baby shower 4 thank you cards and 6 baby arrival cards plus a little note book to write down things a pen and little section to put postage stamps in.
and check out how i used the baby's head to decorate the flower on the lid of the box! how cute is that???
finally i have to show off a gift i made for my daughter for her birthday she has just turned seven and already has shoes to rival carrie bradshaw's collection albeit a tad more casual lol i used the teddy bear from the baby bundle set and some staz-on black ink to stamp on some white canvas shoes i also stamped onto some white fimo and made some buttons which i baked in the oven which i attached to the shoes with black ribbon. needless to say i am glad i took the photo as soon as they were made as they are now looking very lived in and scuffed and loved :> well i hope that has given you a bit of a taste of what is in our new catalogue remember to leave a comment behind as you pass on through as there will be freebies to give away... flick an email to Leonie letting her know you have and she'll put you in the draw to win goodies!! righto off to mae's cachet now for some more cool stuff have fun!!!! and don't forget to come back soon for some more ideas as i will have loads in the next few weeks cheers ears

24 comments :

Andrea said...

Wow you have been busy. The Stationary set is great and so are your shoes and Cute by the inch set. Everything is great!!

rhonda said...

Fantastic projects Claire...well done!

Leonie said...

wow clare .. great cards and i love that stationery set! and the shoes - way too cool!

Stamp On It said...

What great ideas you came up with. Your daughter will be all the envy of her friends with those shoes. Great ready for some orders.

Lynda said...

Too many wonderful things to comment on here. The canvas shoe idea is a stand out!!! I love outside the box ideas. Brilliant!!

Inky Aly said...

Oh amazing projects .. you've been really busy! I especially love the Manhattan embossing folder paired with Cute By the Inch! I'm going to have to steal your idea!! heheh Well done.

Anonymous said...

Your work is stunning. Love your stationery set (might have to pinch that one). Your daughters shoes are so cute. Bev

Karen said...

I am just amazed, wow you have done a great job, OMG the shoes, I am sure your daughter loved them. thanks for sharing

Susan Joyce said...

Claire, You Rock! Fantastic combination of projects.

Charmaine Black said...

how clever you are, I love those shoes, thanks for sharing your artwork with us, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Bev said...

lots of fantastic ideas here. your daughters shoes are so cute!!!!

Genelle Little said...

Awesome, Clare! Great projects, I especially love the baby gift set.

Lynn Powell said...

totally amazing CLare! I just love that stationary set and those shoes are awesome!!

Tanja said...

You have spent a lot of time on these projects - what great ideas you have! THe baby set would make such a nice gift.

Mae Collins said...

Great idea of a stationery set for someone having a baby and I also like how you have framed the cute by the inch stamps with the square punched out of the front of the cards.

Anonymous said...

The shoes are gorgeous - your daughter is going to love them!
Diana

Libby said...

Some fantastic ideas, Clare. You must have been creating for ages. Thanks so much for sharing with us. More items to place on my wish list

Gemma said...

WOW you have been busy!! Great projects!!

Sharna Russell said...

oh wow you have been busy, i love your creations, they are just brilliant, again wow

Monique said...

Clare, these are beautiful, I love the cut out window of the first set of cards, and the stationary box is awesome.
I think my favourite is the shoes! how cute are they - really is thinking outside the box and off the page!

Melinda said...

Absolutely STUNNING. Your cards are beautiful but I think my favourite is your poodle. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

How cute are those shoes?!!

Jenny Reed said...

I want a pair of shoes like those, way to cute, you have been very busy creating such beautiful cards and stationary set.

Kathy Bradley said...

Gosh Clare,
You are ever so clever. The shoes are darling and I just imagine your daughter loved them. I love your projects because many of them revolve around your family.
Later Gator.