Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Two Posts in ONE day!!!

I love this card I made if I don't say so myself!! I bought the big shot a couple of months ago and love the vintage wallpaper embossing folder!! This was my Step Mum's 60th birthday card.

Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Old Olive
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper
Punch: Two-step bird


I haven't died. I'm just pregnant and stamping wasn't on the agenda!! I haven't entered a challenge for AGES!! I made a baby card for a friend of mine and thought that it was in keeping with this weeks JAI challenge!! So here tis!!

Stamp Set: Baby Talk, Short and Sweet
Card: So Saffron, Night of Navy, Elegant Soiree DSP

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Post it Note Holders

I made these a little while ago with the intent of posting on my blog but since I am terrible at keeping up with blogging (I do have great intentions) I am terribly late. What has really given me a swift kick up the bum is my friend Narelle asked how to make them. So now I am trying to write down instructions that actually make sense... And I thought the easiest way to show her a picture was to put these cute post it note holders on my blog.

Essie xx

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Giselle Press

I am taking the liberty to post my friend Gis's card on my blog because I love it!! And enter her into this weeks JAI challenge too! Gis kept saying "I'm not into making cards much" and then when we got together she was OBSESSED and made some amazing cards!! I talked her into buying some DSP too!! HEHE sucker!!

DSP: Bella Bleu
Card: Real Red, Kraft

I'm Back!!

I have been away for ages!! I don't know how every one can keep up with blogging!! I promised Danielle that I would enter this weeks JAI challenge. And I'm so glad I liked this weeks challenge!! It has been easy to keep my promise!! So here is my entry. I had a lovely time getting together with two of some precious friends, Giselle and Narelle! We tackled the challenge together!!

DSP: Cottage Wall
Stamp set: A Beautiful Thing
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry

Monday, May 24, 2010


Well I had a great time with my "downline" that is I joke that Danielle is really my 'upline' because she knows more than me and Tania is my UP upline! Anyway regardless of SU titles (which is really beside the point) I had a lovely time stamping and talking no end with some really great girl friends! I DID manage to make a card!! Here it is!! And it loosely follows this weeks Just-Add-Ink challenge!

Essie xx

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

JAI17 Blog Hop

What a cool idea to have a blog hop linked with this weeks Just-Add-Ink challenge!! Well done team! I have to say that I fell in love with making paper beads!!! Thanks Bronwyn for your beautiful card and for inspiring me!! I wish I finished my card in the daylight because it is so darned hard to photograph and do the card justice at nighttime!! And I'm not at Danielle's to get her to photograph it for me :) !!

Main Card: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Black Tissue
Ink: Whisper White
Paper Beads: Raspberry Tart DSP

Essie xx

Monday, May 17, 2010


This year I suddenly found myself with a downline!! After three years I have a team!! I didn't set out to sign people up, I do Stampin' Up! because I LOVE it and it is a great way of meeting new people and making friends! Especially when you are a Mum of little children, so most of your day is filled with kiddy talk!! Anyway...I must say I have the BEST Stampin' Up! downline!! They are all inspiring and beautiful people. So I really wanted to spoil them. Hence I have invited them to Dinner at Danielle's (cos she has the greatest stamping work space/haven ever!!). Although it is at Dan's I AM making dinner!! Hehe! These are the invites I made!!

Essie xx

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I got together with my friend Narelle last night to randomly make cards. We decided to do the JAI16 challenge. I was quite challenge frustrated and put out that I had to have Pretty in Pink with Ruby Red (thanks Dan!). Narelle on the other hand made an amazing card!! Anyway even though I didn't leave Narelle's till after midnight and I STILL hadn't finished my card, I dreamt about it all night and got up and finished the darned thing!! Anyway Narelle...this one is in honour of you!! I had a great night stamping and chatting!!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A little challenge frustrated!

Well I saw this weeks Just-Add-Ink challenge and thought "this is a boring sketch, this will be a sinch!" (Sorry Dan..) Well I have been so frustrated and about three cards did NOT work and I can't believe I am passed my bedtime entering this challenge!! Oh well sucked in Es...shouldn't have been so high and mighty!! HEHEHE!!

Essie xx

Friday, April 9, 2010

Vintage love

If you don't like the Vintage Vogue stamp set in the new mini catalogue, then you've got rocks in your head!! If every Stampin' Up! Demonstrator doesn't own this then something is seriously wrong!! Hehe!! Obviously I LOVE this stamp set!! And I am equally in love with Rich Razzleberry! I had fun making this card for a friend of mine! She is a new demonstrator so will see if she is tempted to buy!! Hehe!

xx Essie

Friday, April 2, 2010

Just Add Ink....Challenge

So I took this weeks Just Add Ink challenge quite literally....just INK no coloured cardstock. It is quite something to ONLY use ink!! I botched up the first flower but I always tell my customers it doesn't matter! So I forced myself not to start again! Gotta practice what I preach!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

JAI10 Challenge

I have entered Just Add Ink challenges previously but never via my blog. So here goes! I love the colours in this challenge...i might even be falling in love with cameo coral! Well maybe not quite but anyway! My Dad remarried last January and I never do scrapbook pages but hey it IS a challenge! So here is my effort!

Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm a newbie!

Ok so I have suckered up and started on a new expedition! I have joined the blogging world and I am very very green but I am going to learn how to work this thing!! Hopefully by the end of April I will know how to move around the blogging world!
I have just been on a holiday to Melbourne. I made a baby shower card for my cousin. Here it is!