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!!