Sunday, February 16, 2014

WOOHOO!!!! a blog hop!!!!

hey there chickens!
welcome to the esad blog hop!! wonder....what is ESAD?
is it some strange kiwi/aussie/cow thing i have just made up? 
no silly :)

ESAD stands for 
"Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" 
and it's an on-line group for 
Australian and N Z Stampin' Up! demos.
We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. 
We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, 
through swaps, 
sharing knowledge,
ideas & friendship. 

we're always there to help and support each other.
So if 
you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I'll contact you with information on how to join our group.

my job is to show you the wondrousness that is the label bracket punch 
(page 28 in your 2014 occasions catalogue and  $27.95 aud) 
and the awesomeness of the cool kid stamp set 
(page 29 and clear$33.95 aud)
now you may 
(or may not if you haven't passed this way before)
that i am quite partial to a wee bit of punch art
when i get a new punch i play around with it 
(after i have stopped gazing lovingly at it and drooling over it of course!)
and i explore it's versatility because let's be honest...
the more it can do for you-the better 
I make up a sheet like above and stick all my ideas down so it is a quick and easy reference for me when planning my punch art creations
 so here is my first idea.
my kids LOVE adventure time with finn and jake
finn's body really suits using the label bracket punch to it's full potential
you can see how i have cut it up to use it

 but punch art is useless without something to add it to...riiiight?!!!
so i made a background using a triangle stencil, some daubers and my ink pads
i drew a dot where i wanted the tip of the triangle to go and then just started daubering in a slice of triangle all the way around
here's the final product!
i used the left-over bits of the punch 
to make some tabs on the side.
i also added "awesome" to the card 
because finn says it a lot :)
 strangely my 8 year old son says it a lot too...
 a punch is always good for a stencil too
here i have used the left-over bit to stencil some inky tabs to white card
 when i buy a stamp set i also look for versatility
they have to be used in a lot of different ways.
ones with words are great because you can use the letters to make new words.
the cool kid stamp set is quite good for this.
you can see here that all i do is use a marker to colour in the letters i want
 here is a homage to doctor who
i have used words and letters from the stamp set to make a phrase i want
 and inside the card i have used the punch as a speech bubble and used a marker to put cool in it

 next is a scrapbook page.
stamps are really versatile and 
can be used for many things.
here i have used them to make 
a background for my page 
 you can stamp onto pictures which i like
you can also use partial bits of stamps to get a different look.
on this page i have used the following stamp sets
cool kid
gorgeous grunge
tape it
make note rotary stamp
plus i have also used the hexagon hive thinlit
and the hexagon embossing folder as a stamp
 have a close look and see if you see them all lol
i have also mixed up the dsp
just because it comes in a pack doesn't mean you only use that dsp together.
mixing and matching is all good :)
here i have used the high tide and watercolour wonder dsp from the 2014 occasions catalogue

or if you are going backwards you came from

enjoy your blog hopping and see you again sometime:)
cheers ears
p.s. if you get are all the esad demos participating
1.  Jenny Hayward
2.  Libby Dyson
Happy watercolor
3.  Yvonne Walker
4.  Emily Campbell
5.  Delys Cram
6.  Gail Kirby
7.  Monique Fielder
8.  Sharlene Meyer
9.  Amity Knight
10.  Clare McIlhatton
11.  Ann Gelach
12.  Andrea Buckland
13.  Narelle Hoggard
14.  Keryn Campbell
15.  Sally Williams
16.  Liv Ingle
17.  Chloe Evans
18.  Kathryn Ruddick
19.  Nikki Sadler
20.  Kelly Kent
21.  Alisha Watson
22.  Dianne Dunk
23.  Debbie Lamb
24.  Paula Reid
25.  Angela Harders


Amity Knight said...

Wow I love your scrapbooking page. It is fantastic. Love all the layers and the dimension you created with the stamping.
Your Awesome card is fabulous. I love the starburst and how you created it. Very inspiring.

Di Dunk said...

WOW love them Clare. Thanks for sharing

Di Dunk said...

WOW. Love them all Clare. thanks for sharing

Liv said...

That multi coloured sunburst background is AMAZING! I can't stop looking at it. Liv

Elizabeth Dyson said...

Wow what fantastic ideas. I love how you work your punch art. You have some unique projects here Clare and thanks for inspiring me to look outside the square

Leanne Winter said...

Hi Clare
I would love to join your group of ESAD if I may
My email is-
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you
Leanne Winter

Alisha said...

Wow I can see so much thought and effort gone into these amazing pieces of art. That star burst is great!!

Emily Campbell - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Wow, you really do think outside the box to get the most out of your products!!! Very inspiring!

Jenny Hayward said...

Very clever with what you have done Clare. Well done. It's good see the different ways our punches and other products can be used. You have done a great job with that!

Thanks for sharing,


Sally Williams said...

love your cards and especially your scrapbook page, I love to see the different punchartpeople make. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing

Kathryn Ruddick said...

Wow! You put so much effort into your projects! I have no idea who Jake is from Adventure Time, but your cards look great and I love how you look outside the square!

Anonymous said...

You amaze me Clare with your ability to come up with punch art to make a new TV/Film Character! Love your LO too!

Keryn Campbell said...

Fabulous punch art and your rainbow background really catches the eye.

Yvonne said...

I don't know how you come up with your ideas but thank you your projects are awesome, thank you for being part of the blog hop.

Angela Harders said...

Ok, now I'm officially on inspiration overload! Thanks for all the inspiring ideas and projects Clare.

Gail Kirby said...

Love the Adventure Time card - really is awesome :-)

Margaret Knoops said...

LOVE your sense of FUN & ENTHUSIASM! Loved reading your post & your creative ideas. BTW LOVE your blog header too. Keep up the great work.

Andrea said...

Some great ideas. I dont have that punch yet but I may have to get it. TFS

Paula Reid said...

Thanks for sharing the use of the punch - I love punches but have bypassed this one. I think I'll be doing a rethink. TFS