Sunday, June 3, 2018

ESAD 2018 Annual Catalogue Launch Blog Hop

Wahooooo!! Here we are at another Blog Hop!! This time for ESAD..

What a way to celebrate the newest and most exciting catalogue!! I immediately loved how bright and cheery it was, when I saw it at OnStage!! And now that the catalogue is live, you can purchase anything from it, by following this link.

Seeing Bronwyn's items makes me just want more items, is that the same for you?
I guess it's time to look at what Ive created, right?

Well in between deciding what to make and actually producing something, I had a little help...
I've deliberately placed this basket on my table because Tiger likes to sit & observe what I'm  doing & he doesn't always sit in the best place - hence the basket!!

Except this time he wanted to play with my scraps of paper - clearly he is excited by the new products too!!

And this is what the scraps came from... Using one of the peices from the Stained Glass Die Set, I cut out the peices & attached them together for a fence. As soon as I saw this peice I knew it reminded me of a picket fence running along a property, just like I use to walk past in my Nanna's country town of Goorambat, near Benalla... Needless to say, my idea worked!
This is nothing like what the original card idea was, in my mind, but I am super happy with it, either way!
The fence is up on Dimensionals so that the piggies are flat against the card. I do just love their happiness in being together, dont you?
 Ive used 4 separate stamp sets for this card, (Sea of Textures, This Little Piggy, Enjoy Life & Animal Outing), 2 Die sets, (Bottles & Bubbles and Stained Glass) & 1 Punch, Cookie Cutter)
 The card stock is Pear Pizzazz, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla & our new In-Colour, Powder Pink.

 And wasn't it a challenge to cut the Dimensionals so that they raised up the love hearts - they are so tiny!!

Next was to use a stamp set that I won for attending OnStage in Sydney back in April. This stamp set, named In Every Season is certainly not one that I would usually even glance at, so the challenge was on to make good use of it...
 All of the images are small, so I wanted to showcase one of them & making my own DSP, (Designer Series Paper) seemed to be the perfect was to show it off!!

I used Versamark and stamped it numerous times, then applied Black Embossing Powder and heated the images. And this is the result :)
And this Painted Glass sentiment is just the perfect one for this card!! Adding a few Rhinestones throughout the card and then on the sentiment is all that was needed to finish it off!!

I have a close friends' son who has recently asked his girlfriend to marry him, so Im thinking this card will be for them...

Thanks for stopping by to see my creations. I'd love for you to leave me a comment about my cards and then continue with the Blog Hop... Be sure to visit them all, you will be truly amazed by everyone's creativity!!

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21. Jo Weedon            (You are here)


  1. That fence is such a great idea Jo and makes the pigs even cuter!

  2. I love how people see different things in our products to what they were designed for, good job Jo <3
    AND I received that stamp set too, I still am to ink it up!!! BUT I do like your way of thinking!!! Thanks for sharing <3
    Cheers Shaz

  3. Love how you made the fence 😀 And a lovely dsp you created too 😀

  4. Oh how cute! Those little pigs are adorable and I love your cat! Mine always sits on my craft table wanting attention.

  5. Great idea with the picket fence, Jo and yes those piggies are way too cute. Glad your computer decided to comply in time for the hop start! x

  6. Jo, what a cute little piggy! Thanks for sharing your creations! xxx

  7. Well, that's a novel use of those dies! I love it! I love the piggies, so glad they have carried over. And I'm a sucker for anything in black and white. Lovely cards.

  8. I love the cards and how you've used the dies. Your mind has an ingenious way of looking at things that others (me) don't see. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us

  9. Don't you just love it Jo, when the ideas that you come up with work out on the card? A fabulous way to use the thinlit die. Very clever! Two fabulous cards! Just love them! Rochelle xo

  10. Love your picket fence idea Jo!! Very Clever!

  11. Great projects Jo and I love your little helper x

  12. Great projects Jo what a great idea with the dies :-) xx

  13. Love both cards but the fence steels the show... very clever. Will be trying that one out. Those piggies are just too cute too!

  14. Jo I love your cards and neat trick to make a fence! Tiger just wants to stamp too!

  15. I love the fence you have created Jo, It's very clever. I think your pigs are nearly as cute as Tiger

  16. Great way to use the offcuts from the die. Cute project.

  17. Great cards! Love the piggies & love that gorgeous black & white pattern! xx

  18. Love your helper! LOL! I have this bundle ( my 1st purchase), but have yet to figure out how you got your fence. I thought the same thing when I saw this bundle as well as a ladder and a few other things. I see the fence, but, for some reason, can't see the fence! I know crazy huh? I feel really dumb. I just can't understand where to cut for the fence. Any and all help is very much appreciated! They say, getting older's a bear, whoever, "THEY" are? I would really appreciate your advice! Thank you!


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