Sep 18, 2010

ESAD Bigshot Bloghop

Hi everyone, here we go again with another fantastic ESAD bloghop, this time featuring projects with the Bigshot...I hope you enjoy everyones projects and you are inspired to try some of them for yourself...but first..

What is ESAD?
ESAD stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!
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 its 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.

I hope you enjoyed  Pauline Bennets wonderful are a few of my own

This turned out pretty cool considering it was made from mostly recycled materials...This candle centrpiece would look pretty on wedding tables...I started with a base made from a cardboard circle from an empty ribbon spool which I covered with alfoil..The leaves were cut from coke cans with the Leaves #2 die . I have embossed some of them with the Elegant Lines embossing folder. I used a hot glue gun to arrange the leaves over the base...the actual candle holder part is the bottom of a coke can and I added a bit of bling. The butterflies are Wonderful Wings embosselits and I used Vellum cardstock for those and added some bling to their centres
Those butterflies are soooo em!


Sticking with the wedding theme, I made this bride card using a template I found on Jan Tinks blog. The Elegant Lines Embossing folder reminds me of beautiful bridal fabric.Her bouquet is made with a scalloped circle punched from vellum cardstock. The roses are actually quite small...I punched some 1 3/8 circles. I just cut them into spirals and rolled them up...I didn't use the whole circle, I just cut off the excess when the roses were as big as I needed.

I have to thank Jane Norrish for teaching me this wonderful's called double embossing and it looks so effective. The Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder was brayered with versamark, then the designer paper was placed in the folder and run through the Bigshot...It was then heat embossed with Black embossing powder..I then added the Wonderful Wings butterflies.

Last of all a simple dress up job..I got this memo block at the junk shop for $1...what a bargain...I added a few butterflies and leaves just to tizzy it uop a bit..that's what I love about the Bigshot, it's so vesatile..not only for cards but to make everyday items look a bit special!
Thanks for stopping by are off to visit Vicky Were to see what she has in store for you...Happy Hopping!
...if you would like to be in the running to win some Blog Candy.. or as I prefer to call it ..reader rewards, here's what you do

To  qualify you must visit every blog and leave a comment on each one
Once  you  have commented on each blog email  Leonie at and advise you have done so
This is only open to customers (ie. demonstrators do not qualify)
There will be at least one aussie and one NZ winner..

(just in case you get lost or there is a broken link I have included a list of all participants)
  1.  Nikki Sadler -
  2.  Angela Purdie -
  3.  Richelle Fletcher -
  4.  Shirley McAvoy -
  5.  Carole Stedman -
  6.  Carol-Ann Torrie -
  7.   Sherylee Tutt -
  8.   clare mcilhatton -
  9.  Andrea Buckland -
  10.  Susan Joyce -
  11.  Ann Gerlach -
  12.  Dani Fender -
  13.  Bron Heslop -
  14.  Charmaine Black -
  15.  Pauline Bennetts - Pauline Bennets
  16.  Bev Watt -
  17.  Vicki Were -
  18.  Jo Weedon -
  19.  Kim Conway -
  20.  Jane Norrish - Http://
  21.  Jacinta Argent -
  22.  Monique Fielder -
  23.  Jan McAnulty -


  1. Totally delightful Bev. Love all your fantastic projects.

  2. WOW WEEEE!!! Stunning projects. The bride card is AMAZING!!! I really love it! The elegant lines folder on the dress is divine. I can feel a CASE coming on!

  3. Wow that centerpiece must have take a while to make - it looks amazing and the bridal card is just lovely, as are your other creations - thanks so much for sharing your talents.

  4. That bridal card is so pretty, it definitely looks like wedding fabric. So many gorgeous ideas.

  5. These are all amazing works of art and I just love them all. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us. Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

  6. WOW! What stunning works of art! Beautiful!

  7. WOW!
    What a creative mind you have. Love the wedding dress card, it's lovely :)

  8. Stunning projects - espcially love the first two!

  9. Have to love the butterflies embosslits - just beautiful, aren't they?! Great projects, Bev; your candle-holder, especially, is a real WOW!!

  10. I really love the wedding dress. That is so beautiful. I have the die on order so i can't wait to play with it! Awesome stuff

  11. Bev, Bev, Bev, That candle centrepiece is absolutely gorgeous!

  12. WOW Bev, just love your wedding projects, really lovely. Well done.

  13. Love the vellum butterflies on the candle centre piece - so pretty!

  14. Good God girl! That is gorgeous! Looks like I will have to start drinking sodas again.

    Sharon L

  15. Hi, oh wow i love the centre piece and the bridal card, in fact i love it all, these are all so stunning

  16. Love the centre piece too. Very clever Bev.
    How did your big shot leaves template hold up after cutting into the cans?
    Have you tried it on card since? is it still sharp?

    Absolutely brilliant works of art.

  17. Wow!! Beautiful centerpiece! The wedding card is so pretty too. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  18. bev as usual all of your items are gorgeous.i love that candle holder!! would love to make one for our spring fair!!

  19. Your projects are all really lovely, Bev, just gorgeous

  20. I love your creative take on the candle holder. First time I've seen it with the leaves.


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