ESAD Autumn/Winter Mini Blog Hop

April 1, 2012 | 23 comments

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Now that the business side of this post is done so let’s move on to the ‘creative’ side.

You may have arrived here from Alisa Tilsner’s blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry… can make the complete circuit just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 25 stops along the way, so that’s plenty of inspiration for you showcasing new products from the Autumn/Winter Mini released today. If you’d like your own copy of the Autumn/Winter mini please feel free to email me and I’ll pop one in the post. You can also view it online here.

My creations are made using a new stamp set, matching punch, some gorgeous new designer series paper and the new Adorning Accent Edgelits. With Mother’s Day just over a month away I decided to create with this in mind.

I’ve only had time to make this card and covered notebook but will probably add something else to it to complete the gift. Everyone needs a little choccie treat too now don’t they.

Here’s a closer look at the card. Isn’t that Adorning Accent Edgelit gorgeous? I really love the colours and design of this print in the Twitterpatted DSP pack too.

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpatted DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Blossom, Word Window, Modern Label & 3/4” Circle Punches, Big Shot, Adorning Accent Edgelits, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Dies, Basic Jewels – Pearls

I hope you like what I’ve created and hopefully I’ve inspired you in some way. I’d love for you to leave me a comment and let me know.

You’re now off to visit Peggy Quarmby’s blog and see what wonderful creations she’s made.

Till next time….


  1. Caroline Cassidy

    Hi Nikki! They are just divine! I didn’t order the Twitterpated in my preorder but think it will be on the list pretty darn quick!! I love the colours you have used!! and yes choccies never goes astray!! lol

    Caroline 🙂

  2. Ann

    Love the matching papers, have to agree a matching chocolate would always look good in a present though!

  3. Jenny Hayward

    These are gorgeous Nicole. They make such a nice set.


    Jenny x

  4. Patricia Gessner

    Pretty pretty pretty. Have to try this

  5. Monique

    Nikki these are beautiful, any mum would be very happy to get them on Mother’s Day – you could try out the gift box from my blog post today to add to it, would match beautifully!!!

  6. yvonne walker

    Love what you have done for the blog hop Nikki. I haven’t ordered my twitterpated dsp yet but from what I have seen so far I am just gonna have to get it very soon.

  7. Donna Zammit

    Nikki, love your cards. I especially love the new adorning accents edglits dies. I Love the thin edge of red peeking beneath the DSP. I’ve seen them used on a few cards in blog land and keep thinking do I really need them?…well yes you’ve given me great cause to add them to my long as you like wish list LOL Cheers Donna Zammit 🙂

  8. Alison

    Gorgeous!! LOVING that DSP against Basic Gray and Riding Hood Red….makes for such a striking design! 🙂

  9. Libby

    These are all great Yvonne. Love the colours. Great work

  10. Libby

    Oops Nicole, I just called you Yvonne – so sorryy

  11. Juliette

    Nicole these are gorgeous. Love Basic Grey and Riding Hood Red together with that gorgeous Twitterpated DSP and Mixed Bunch thrown in – just gorgeous.

  12. Alisa Tilsner

    Great projects Nicole, love the edgelits, I’m yet to play with mine. Thanks for the inspiration

  13. Michelle Grech

    A gorgeous gift set Nikki, made extra special by the promise of chocolate! So nice to see a showcase of the darker colours in the Twitterpated DSP and I love the way the mixed bunch flower matches with the small print of the DSP. TFS your beautiful creations.

  14. Andrea

    Lovely cards Nikki, great work.

  15. Peggy

    A lovely co-ordinated notebook and card Nikki. I so love your colour combination, one I wouldn’t have thought of but will have to try now. Thanks so much :O)

  16. Delys

    Now that Mixed Bunch BB flower really pops of the card Nikki..gorgeous projects!

  17. Di

    Beautiful card & book Nikki. Perfect for Mothers Day

  18. Jane Norrish

    Love this set, looks great with this paper which challenged me when I first saw it. Just loving the edgelits die 😉

  19. Leonie Schroder

    beautiful set Nikki … and who doesnt need chocolate?? its one of the best forms of Vitamin C after all

  20. Richelle

    I think I’m going to use a lot of the twitterpatted papers! Love your gift set!!

  21. Julie P

    Love those new edge cutters, it really adds a touch of elegance to your card, lovely gift set
    Hugs Julie P

  22. Tess

    I love how elegant your collection of items are. Lovely sophisticated colours.

  23. Sally

    Thanks for inspiring us Nikki. I just nominated your for a blog award to pass on the thanks for sharing what you love. Check it out at my blog today.



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