ESAD-SU! Blog Hop – Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue

Hello everyone!

Well … this is a new experience for me! This is the first time I have participated in a ‘BLOG HOP’!!! I hope you enjoy your visit … and that you will continue on to the next blog. This blog hop is created especially for you to view some samples using products from the brand new Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue that is available TODAY!!! I hope you are as excited as I am about all the fantabulous new products. If you would like a copy of the catalogue … make sure you email me with your details and I will post one out to you! Or you can view an online catalogue at my SU! website by clicking on the pic below …

So… welcome to those who are beginning this blog hop here on my blog … and welcome to those who have already begun and are arriving from Andrea Eppingstall’s blog!

Here are the “official” Blog Hop details …..

Good Morning everyone!

I hope you’re ready for the ESAD Blog Hop! Better go grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!

What is ESAD you say?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) 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.

We have a great blog candy draw that is open to all customers who visit each blog in this blog hop AND leave a comment on EACH.

And … here is my submission to the ESAD-SU! Autumn / Winter Mini Blog Hop …

I have used one of the BRAND NEW in-colours that are available with this new catty. Yes! We have 3 more in-colours to carry us through to the new IB&C that is coming in September. How excitement!!! (As Pepps would say!) 😉 This is the “Soft Suede” colour … a very yummy coffee colour that teams so well with plenty of our regular colours! I have used Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette & Certainly Celery with the Soft Suede! New in-colours … means new inspiration … and a breath of fresh air for our creations!

The items I have used on this card from the new Autumn Mini are

  • “Vintage Vogue” stamp set – clear mount stamp set & new clear mount blocks (the most comfortable blocks I have used!)
  • “Very Vintage” wheel stamp
  • Soft Suede Autumn Mini In Colour Cardstock & Ink

Don’t forget to check the end of my post for my unique printable card recipe. Just click on the pic to enlarge and use your “print” function to print out the recipe.

Please contact me if you need further information on any of the new products! I am happy to answer your questions!

You won ‘t want to miss out on the new in-colours to put some new pizzazz into your cards! I love them all!

I hope you enjoy this blog hop adventure … and will pop over to the next gorgeous blog … click on this link to visit -> Angela Purdie where you will see another amazing creation …  THEN … look for the link to be directed on to another blog and continue to follow the blogs around until you arrive back here! (Then you will know that you have completed the whole blog hop!) Don’t forget to leave a comment ON EACH BLOG to enter the draw for the FANTABULOUS blog candy!  (see VERY end of post for more details!)  I do hope that all my lovely fellow demos will also take a moment to say hi! I am looking forward to meeting some of the ESAD-SU! members! So … top up that coffee … and keep on blurfing!!! (Blog surfing!)

PS: Added later … after viewing a few of the participating blogs … I have discovered that many have done more than one project. So … next time I will be better informed … and will be sure to add a few more! 😉 😀  And … you can always scroll down to my posts of 30th & 31st March to see a couple more Autumn Mini samples … if you have the time! 😀

Stampin’ Hugs xxxx


 PS: Can you tell I haven’t done this before??? 🙄 😉  I found this on Ann’s Blog … and thought I should let you know all the details for the blog hop candy!!! I don’t want any of my lovely customers to miss out on this great opportunity!

“We are again offering Blog Candy for our Blog Hop. What you need to do is complete the blog hop until you get back to me. Once you’ve visited and commented on every blog then you will need to email Sharlene at who will then put your name into the draw for the blog candy. There will be one winner from New Zealand and one winner from Australia. (Please note, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not eligible to win the Blog Candy)”


  1. Absolutely stunning! I love this set anyway, but I’m loving the really vintage feel you’ve created with it!

    Andrea adds: Thanks for the lovely compliment, Sharlene! Must check yours once it is posted! Hugs, Andrea xxx


  2. Oh Andrea this card is divine … you made it for me right?? lol Just gorgeous honey & thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Andrea adds: LOL! “wink” Of course, Onie! And … this really is your kinda card isn’t it!!! Thanks for visiting! Will check yours once it is up! xxx


  3. Karen Rogers says:

    wow love the crimped border – very chic/grungy – just love Vintage Vogue & you’ve showcased it beautifully
    Andrea adds: Thanks Karen! “Chic/grungy” is a perfect description! Thanks for stopping by! xxx


  4. Andrea this card is gorgeous. I feel a CASE coming on.
    Andrea adds: Isn’t it always a thrill when another demo likes your design enough to copy it! Well … I … for one … will never get used to that thrill! 😉 thanks, Juliette! Have a date with my mum today … so am not going to “hop” until later when I can do so with my coffee and time to really enjoy! Will pop by your blog later! 😀 xxxAndrea


  5. This is beautiful Andrea. Even better IRL.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jenny xxx
    Andrea adds: Thanks for stopping ny, Jenny! Will pop by your blog this arvo! xxx


  6. Jackie says:

    BEAUTIFUL card Andrea!
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much Jackie for visiting! I will pop over to your blog sometime soon!


  7. nickiturner says:

    Those flowers are just DIVINE. Like Juliette, I can feel a CASE coming on! Nicki
    Andrea adds: What a lovely description, Nicki! I am looking forward to doing the blog hop … just need some minutes to do so!!! Can’t wait to see what everyone has created! xxx


  8. Gorgeous, Andrea! I am excited to be in my first Hop too. I love what you’ve done with this set, I am so glad I ordered it now! Love the Soft Suede and the jumbo brad centres!
    Andrea adds: Yes … and I love the Very Vintage Wheel … teams beautifully with the stamp set! Will pop by your blog asap! xxx


  9. Shandell says:

    What a beautfiul card – love that vintage look 🙂
    Andrea adds: Seems the “vintage” or “shabby/chic” look is a hit! I am so excited that everyone likes it!!! Thanks, Shandell for visiting. I will make sure to stop by your blog sometime soon. xxx


  10. Hi Andrea, I’m really luurving this shaby chic card of yours, it’s got all the elments I adore. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous projects with us, lots of iky hugs from Charmaine 🙂
    Andrea adds: Hi Charmaine … vaguely remembering a fun time with Tanya K doing a catty treasure hunt with you??? Lotsa giggles! Thanks for your kind comments about my card. Will be trying to get around all the blogs tonight … if hubby doesn’t insist on doing something together! Can’t think of anything I would rather do … coffee & blog hop at the end of a busy week. 😉


  11. Jan says:

    Wow! Simply stunning – I have to second Juliette’s comment on casing!
    Andrea adds: How kind! Thanks, Jan! Please feel free to CASE away!!! 😀


  12. Allison Brudenell says:

    I just love the vintage feel you have put to this! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Allison Brudenell

    Andrea adds: So nice to meet you Allison! Thanks for stopping by to comment. I’m glad you liked this one!


  13. Kari says:

    such an elegant card Andrea! love it! thanks for sharing!
    Andrea adds: Happiness is stamping with friends … this blog hop is a great way to do that!!!


  14. Regina says:

    Absolutely stunning card, Andrea! I love this type of card! A lovely use of this great stamp set! And the crimped border is fantastic!

    big hugs Regina
    Andrea adds: So nice of you to join the blog hop! Hope you enjoyed some of the other creations on the other blogs, Regina! It is APR 1 … so you can now put that order in that you have been hanging to do! I am imagining that in Germany your mini catty is similar to ours??? xxx


    1. Regina says:

      Andrea, you’re right. There are also many beautiful new things from SU in Germany.
      Andrea adds: Yay! So glad you are going to get to enjoy these goodies too! Have fun! 😀


  15. Corinna says:

    Hi Andrea,

    Congrats on your first Blog Hop & what a gorgeous card you’ve presented to us.

    As soon as I saw this set I had a style in mind that I couldn’t quite achieve – nor had I seen, but your card pretty much hit the nail on the head! Elegant, pretty, and vintage all rolled into one! I love it!

    Andrea adds: Wow! Such a lovely compliment, thanks, Corinna! I hope you can achieve that look you are searching for! I’m sure you will. It is such a lovely stamp set! Hugs, Andrea xxx


  16. Susan Joyce says:

    Lovely card Andrea, so elegant!!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Susan! I am looking forward to a 2nd blog hop next week! It will be lovely to check out your sample! xxx Andrea


  17. Louise Perkins says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Andrea adds: Hope you are enjoying the blog hop, Louise! Let me know if there is anything I can help you with! 😀


  18. WOW Andrea – this is STUNNING! Love your choice of stamps and the fabulous vintage feel to the card! Just gorgeous!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Debbie! Am so glad you had a chance to stop by. Hope you enjoy the blog hop … and I will make sure I pop by soon! xxx Andrea xxx


  19. Julie Andrews says:

    Andrea, I had not ordered this colour, but now I will have to!!! I have so many of your card recipes printed off, and have just printed this one. I make them all,too!! Absolutely love this card.
    Andrea adds: How self-disciplined of you, Julie!!! 😉 I’m sorry that you will now have that added expense!!! :wink:!!! LOL!!! It is so lovely that you like my work enough to print off the recope cards!!! (But … then you are my son-in-law’s mum … so you do have to be nice to me!!! 😉 ) Looking forward to seeing you next Friday! Have a lovely time at the Easter Show tomorrow!!! Hugs, Andrea xxx


  20. Donna Zammit says:

    Andrea, this card is simply stunning ( as usual). A very feminime card. I have ordered the vintage vogue, but not the matching wheel or soft suede, now I will have too, you have convinced me. Thanks for inspiring . Enjoy your Easter. Cheers Donna Zammit
    Andrea adds: LOL! Oooops! Sorry, Donna! Like I just said in my previous comment to Julie … sorry for that added expense!!! 😉 Happy Easter to you too!!! Hope it includes some stamping time! My weekend is filling up far too quickly … but at least I am getting to have a look at the blog hop this morning! xxx Andrea xxx


  21. Jane Norrish says:

    Great card Andrea, now this is definately my most favourite stamp set. Thanks for sharing.
    Andrea adds: Yes! I think it is probably a fav of mine now too! I love how well the wheel stamp teams with it too! Happy Easter! Hugs, Andrea xxx


  22. Becky says:

    This card looks like a lot of work but is great effect 🙂
    Andrea adds: Actually … it is a lot easier than it looks! Lots of sponging … but it is all really easy! Truly! 😀 Hugs, Andrea xxx


  23. Lynda says:

    At the end of a long line of new traffic (again) Andrea…hee heehee and it is wonderful to see!! I LURVE the vintage feel of this card and as prev comments have suggested…there may be more than a couple of CASEs coming up. So glad that u made it thru ur 1st blog hop. It is a steep learning curve. Excellent card darl!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: It has been lovely getting so many new visitors to my blog! I do hope they stop by again! 😉 But … I always have my faithful blog groupies to keep my ego inflated! Thanks for being here so frequently and for all your encouragement! I always smile when I see your name in my comment list! xxx Andrea xxx


  24. Stunning, Beautiful cards
    Andrea adds: Thanks Rach! So nice to see you! Looking forward to seeing your creation in Blog Hop 2 next week! Happy Easter! Hugs, Andrea xxx


  25. Bev Watt says:

    Andrea. your vintage Vogue card is stunning, I love the soft pretty colours you used….and after this bloghop I decided I need to order the vintage wheel
    Andrea adds: Yes … I have used it quite a bit already … with this set. They do team perfectly and add a little more to the cards. xxxAndrea


  26. sharna says:

    i am loving all of your creations, the more i see the more i want, i have the vintage vogue on its way, and the top note die is on my most wanted list, loving the colours
    Andrea adds: My only prob is finding time to sit and play. I have so many ideas in my head for Vintage Vogue! I think it is going to be really versatile. Thanks for visiting all the way from NZ, Sharna! xxx Andrea xxx


  27. Gail Kirby says:

    Gorgeous card – ti’s truly stunning 🙂 Umm I couldn;t easily find where to leave a comment so just clicked on the list on the side bar – is this right?
    Andrea adds: LOL! That is funny, Gail! I wasn’t aware that you could leave a comment by doing that … but it worked ok … and was added to the correct post! 😀 Right at the end of the “tags” at the bottom of the post … it says “3 Comments>>” (or “leave a comment” if you are 1st!) … if you click on this … you can leave a comment. But … I am extremely thankful that you explored options … and left your comment! It means that you really wanted to!!! 😀 So … thank you … for your kind comment on my card … and for being so persistent! 😉 xxxAndreaxxx


  28. Julz says:

    just love the instructions on how you did the ribbon and I love the stamp set its another I will have to buy in. Well done
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much for taking the time to say hi, Julz! I am glad you liked my sample! Am happy to help with details if you need more! xxx Andrea


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  30. Theresa Buller says:

    Love the vintage feel!! So nice to see you responding to everyones comments.
    Andrea adds: Thanks for that, Theresa! I always really appreciate it when someone takes the time to say hi … and comment on my creations! It makes me feel like someone out there in blog land is actually reading and enjoying my posts!!! So … I do like to say thank you by replying to each comment! Hope you pop by again and say hi! 😀 Hugs, Andrea xxx


  31. mona99 says:

    I love this set so much and I love what you have done with it. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
    Andrea adds: So nice to have you visit. Thanks for taking the time to say hi! It is so exciting to have new visitors to my blog. Will pop by and say hi on yours asap! xxx Andrea


  32. Annette says:


    Fantastic work! I will be using the recipe card idea as a Housewarming gift. Thanks for the idea sharing.


    Andrea adds: I’m so glad you found some inspiration here. Always exciting to share with those who love to stamp, too! 😀


  33. Leonie says:

    Oh my Andrea I just Love love love this card … the colours are beautiful.. thanks for sharing your talent with us xx
    Leonie (Pepps)
    Andrea adds: LOL! So glad my nickname is sticking!!! 😀 😛 Glad you like this one … but then you did see it IRL, didn’t you! 😉 Big hugs, girlfriend! xxx


  34. Rochelle says:

    I love your card Andrea – the colour combination is beautiful. Yep, looks like I might have to add Soft Suede to my wish list!
    Andrea adds: LOL! A few people have said the same thing! I love the coffee colour of this card! MMMmmm … might have to go and create something now! Hugs, Andrea xxx 🙂


  35. Diana says:

    Lovely colour combination – thanks for sharing
    Andrea adds: Thanks Diana! I hope you visit again soon!


  36. Princess Stephanie says:

    Love the rustic look of your cards. A few new ideas to try.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Stephanie! Hope you can give them a go sometime soon! I am so glad you popped by to say hi! I hope you visit again! xxx


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