Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ocassions 2015 & Sale-A-Bration 2015 Blog Hop

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This is my first ever blog hop that I have taken part in, it's a little bit scary especially as I will be at work when this goes live.
If you have been following the hop, then you will have just arrived from the lovely Tamsin Adams blog, but if this is your first encounter with the blog hop, then just follow the link at the bottom of this post and work your way around the other 22 fabulous blogs! 
“What is ESAD?
 ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
 We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas& friendship and 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.”

I am loving the 'Moon Lake' Stamp Set.
It's a set of 6 stamps' 3 images and 3 sentiments.
 It's a great set to use for men's cards, but equally as nice in feminine colours.
  I have used Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand colour combo.
The background is embossed Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
I have used faux suede technique for the strips of Sahara Sand and add to Candy Dots to complete them.
 I love the shading on the stamp, so all I have done is used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour the image.
I accidentally splashed water over my image (don't ask me how) but I did and I like the effect it gives
I used the Deco Labels and Circle Collection Framelits.
  This is the inide of the card, I like to add something from the front to the inner.
Here's another card very similar, I embossed this with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.
I raised the Mossy Meadow embossed piece with Stampin' Dimensials.
To finish the card I stamped hello you from the Crazy About You Stamp Set, then punch Modern Label and coloured to pearls with Old Olive Blendabilities Marker.
The inner is the same as the card above.
Well that is enough from me, it time you hop on over to see Pauline Bennetts wonderful creations.
6. Helen Williams Here now
17. Mel Pagano 


  1. love the way you have used the embossing folders with these cards

  2. Love it - I think you've convinced me that I need this set! :)

    1. Thanks Rachael, I think I will talk to SU for the extra commission on this set as a few have said the same LOL.

  3. The way you have stamped the inside of this card just makes it wonderful. Beautiful work.

  4. Oh wow, I had overlooked this stamp set, but your post has convinced me I need to add it to my collection. Your colour choices are spot on.

  5. Lovely cards Helen and coloured so beautifully. Thanks for joining in on the blog hop :)

  6. I love this set and love your cards ... your colouring is beautiful :)

  7. I think there's a conspiracy to make me fall in love with Moon Lake and buy it! Well, sold! Your cards & colouring are just wonderful!

    1. Thanks Kelly, also thanks for organizing the hop :D

  8. Very classy cards them.

  9. Such great colouring and textures Helen.

  10. These are fabulous cards Helen, I havn't had time to play with my set yet. Thanks for sharing

  11. Lovely card Helen. You're getting lots of use from this stamp set.

  12. Lovely masculine cards, Helen & beautiful colouring. What a great accident with the water - I thought it gave a great look.
    Inky wishes, Di

  13. Gorgeous colouring Helen! I am loving what people are creating with this stamp set.

  14. Beautiful work Helen. Loving the use of the EF for the Moon Lake set. Lovely way to finish the card inside too! :)

  15. Such a beautiful use of this stamp, I love both projects. Thanks for sharing your talents with us all.