ESAD Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog, I hope you have seen some amazing and inspiring projects so far. Don’t you just love what Andrea Buckland shared.

I have a project to share with you that I have been working on now for a week or so, no its not a difficult one but when you are making 20 of them for a swap it is very time consuming. I have chosen to demonstrate the Spiral Flower Die. I have made up plenty of prototypes which I will show you using different colour combos and techniques. In the end I used a completely different colour combination. Here is my swap that I made, it is a cute post it note holder:

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This is it all opened out flat:

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As you can see it is a very simple piece but with a few different features in it. The rose is made with Daffodil Delight Cardstock and sponged with Tangerine Tango Ink to give the two tone effect. I have used Pool party Cardstock as my base and covered it with the new DSP called Watercolour Wonder. I love this paper. I have used a plain piece with the two tones on it and then stamped in Basic black ink with Peaceful Petals to add the images on it. To seal the post it note holder I have used our candy dot Brads. The top is cut using another new product called the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. It goes to show you can use it for just about anything.

Here are the flowers I had a play with:


They may all look the same but trust me they are not. Most of them are two toned, so I rolled two different colours together and they are rolled in two different ways. One is where you hold the two colours together and roll and the other is when you roll one then add another at the end and keep rolling.

The main colour in all these is Pool Party to go with the base of the sticky note holder. The top left one is rolled with sky blue. the middle one is the same colours but a tighter roll and I put the sky blue on the inside to see if that made any difference. the right top one is firstly rolled with Pool Party and then rolled with Island Indigo. The bottom left is rolled with Very Vanilla that is sponged with Island Indigo on the edges. The middle one is rolled with Smokey Slate and the lucky last is rolled with just two pieces of Pool Party that are also sponged on the edges. I decided the Blue just didn’t work for me and went for the yellow.

Thank you for visiting your next stop is over at: Keryn Campbell


What is ESAD?


stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and it is an

on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up!


We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and

wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD

Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge,

ideas & friendship, and we’re always there to help and support each


so if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.

If you would like to join my team and become a demonstrator or would like to order anything you see here please feel free to contact me on

Here is a list of all the talented ladies just in case you get lost along the way:

1.  Jenny Hayward

2.  Libby Dyson

Happy watercolor

3.  Yvonne Walker

Peaceful Petals

4.  Emily Campbell

5.  Delys Cram

6.  Gail Kirby

7.  Monique Fielder

8.  Sharlene Meyer

9.  Amity Knight

10.  Clare McIlhatton

11.  Ann Gelach

12.  Andrea Buckland

13.  Narelle Hoggard

14.  Keryn Campbell

15.  Sally Williams

16.  Liv Ingle

17.  Chloe Evans

18.  Kathryn Ruddick

19.  Nikki Sadler

20.  Kelly Kent

21.  Alisha Watson

22.  Dianne Dunk

23.  Debbie Lamb

24.  Paula Reid

25.  Angela Harders


16 Responses to “ESAD Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop”

  1. 1 clare February 16, 2014 at 11:33 am

    great idea to show off the different colour combos with the flowers.

  2. 2 Libby February 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Love it Narelle. Now if I leave you my snail addy, can you mail me 1 of your swaps? I absolutely love what you have done with the spiral flower. I’ve had a bit of a play with it but can see more projects being made using it. Thanks for your inspiration.

  3. 3 Alisha Watson February 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    They are gorgeous, I love all the ideas for the flower die…now I just have to get it. TFS

  4. 4 craftyhelen February 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    The roses are amazing Narelle, they look like they are leather. TFS

  5. 5 Andrea February 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Narelle, I love your post it note holder. the rose looks great in that colour.

  6. 6 Sally Williams February 16, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Narelle, I love your post it note holder with the stamped DSP but especially the two tone rose, thanks for the inspiration and for sharing

  7. 7 Kathryn Ruddick February 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I just love the blue roses! What patience you have, well done!

  8. 8 Delys February 16, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Neat idea with the candy dot closure gorgeous project Narelle

  9. 9 Keryn Campbell February 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Narelle I love your project. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  10. 10 Yvonne Walker February 16, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Great projects Narelle thank you for being part of the blog hop

  11. 11 Jenny Hayward February 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    These are beautiful Narelle. Love what you have done.

    Thanks for sharing them,


  12. 12 Angela Harders February 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Stunning flowers Narelle, and I’m loving the look of the images stamped on the DSP. Thanks for sharing!

  13. 13 Margaret Knoops February 17, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Loved your post-it note & the various effects using the Spiral Flower die.

  14. 14 Paula Reid February 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Can’t wait to get one of these 🙂 Your flowers look amazing. TFS

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Hi my name is Narelle Hoggard and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive man Nick and together we have two gorgeous children, Caitlyn and Bradley. I love to scrap and make cards, I find it very relaxing at the end of the day to create a page or a card.

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