48368524_10157974057549428_5763054789277515776_nHello again! A new year brings a new catalogue, and what a catalogue we have! I am loving just about everything in the 2019 Occasion catalogue, and the SAB catalogue is packed with some great freebies this year too.

To start of 2019 with a creative bang, I am teaming up with 21 other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from the ESAD Facebook group, to provide some inspiration and ideas to get you started.


My chosen product was Birthday Statements, I love a good floral statement image, and this one jumped out at me as soon as I saw it. The colouring options are endless too.

I used a card base of Crumb Cake, which I layered with another piece of Crumb Cake card; that had been embossed with the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder. On Whisper White, I stamped the Birthday floral image with Basic Gray ink, and let it set for a few minutes before colouring with Stampin’ Blends.

IMG_3352I used the following Blends:
Balloons – Daffodil Delight light & dark combo, Pumpkin Pie light
Flowers – Flirty Flamingo light & dark combo, Crumb Cake light & dark combo
Banner – Highland Heather light & dark combo
Leaves – Granny Apple Green light & dark combo
Surrounds/Shadowing – Balmy Blue light

I finished off the card with Iridescent Sequins, Whisper White Dotted Ribbon, and a sentiment label of Basic Gray stamped and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.


To accompany the card, I also decorated a Polka Dot Pillow Box with matching fussy cut flowers, Whisper White Dotted Ribbon, Silver Metallic Thread, Flirty Flamingo sheer ribbon and Iridescent Sequins.

IMG_3344Together, they are quite a cute set :)

Thankyou for popping in to have a look at my creation – the hop continues with talented Angela Harders. Click the Next Blog button below to continue the hop.

48368314_10157974057499428_7573931147231494144_n‘Til next time x

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Products Used

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Leonie Schroder
  3. Shannon Kissane
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Narelle Fasulo
  6. Rachael Lewsley
  7. Angela Harders
  8. Kelly Kent
  9. Cheryl Algie
  10. Jenna Watkins
  11. Libby Dyson
  12. Sharon Dalton
  13. Rose Packer
  14. Sharni Haines
  15. Denise Buetler
  16. Peta Stephen
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Lauren Meiklejohn
  20. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  21. Katrina Duffell
  22. Cathy Pinchbeck

24 Comments on ESAD 2019 Occasions & SAB Catalogue Blog Hop

  1. Katrina Duffell - Ink Paper Girl
    January 6, 2019 at 3:12 PM (10 months ago)

    Rachael you’re making this set so tempting, & it was already on my wish…what’s a girl to do?.. except for order it lol!! Thanks for sharing xo

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM (10 months ago)

      Go for it! :) x

  2. Libby Dyson
    January 6, 2019 at 3:28 PM (10 months ago)

    Such pretty projects Rachael. I too love this stamp set.

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:01 PM (10 months ago)

      Thankyou Libby x

  3. sharni Haines
    January 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM (10 months ago)

    Really lovely creations Rachael, it’s nice to use grey instead of black for a softer effect.x

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:02 PM (10 months ago)

      It gives a whole new look when you use lighter outlines, that’s for sure x

  4. Shannon Kissane
    January 6, 2019 at 3:40 PM (10 months ago)

    Wow – these are gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing!

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:03 PM (10 months ago)

      Thankyou Shannon -it look alot of patience! :) x

  5. Sharon Dalton
    January 6, 2019 at 4:06 PM (10 months ago)

    These are Absolutely Beautifully coloured projects, this stamp was one I loved BUT balked at due to all the colouring…I do love the use of the grey as the outline…
    Cheers Shaz

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:04 PM (10 months ago)

      It took about 1/2 an hour to colour, but it was totally enjoyable as I zoned out while doing it! x

  6. Cheryl Algie
    January 6, 2019 at 4:28 PM (10 months ago)

    Beautiful projects Rachel

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:04 PM (10 months ago)

      Thankyou Cheryl x

  7. Siobhan
    January 6, 2019 at 5:17 PM (10 months ago)

    Oh how lovely, Rachel! You always colour things so beautifully. What a gorgeous duo.

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:04 PM (10 months ago)

      Thankyou Siobhan x

  8. Peta Stephen
    January 6, 2019 at 5:37 PM (10 months ago)

    Beautiful projects Rachael and beautiful colouring. I love how you’ve used the grey instead of black for your outline.

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:05 PM (10 months ago)

      Thankyou Peta x

  9. Monique Fielder
    January 6, 2019 at 6:33 PM (10 months ago)

    Such beautiful colouring on your card Rachel, and the little pillow box is just too cute!

    • Rachael
      January 6, 2019 at 8:05 PM (10 months ago)

      Thankyou Moni x

  10. Lou Kitzelman
    January 9, 2019 at 1:32 PM (10 months ago)

    How have I dismissed this stamp set? In your hands it is simple stunning …. she says as she adds it to her next order! x

  11. Denise Buetler
    January 11, 2019 at 11:39 PM (10 months ago)

    Gorgeous card, Rach. Your colouring is exquisite!x

  12. Denise Buetler
    January 12, 2019 at 4:44 PM (10 months ago)

    Fabulous creations, Rach. Your colouring is exquisite as always x

  13. Rose Packer
    January 17, 2019 at 9:27 AM (10 months ago)

    What a gorgeous collection of projects. Really love your colouring work too.

  14. Cathy Pinchbeck
    February 17, 2019 at 9:57 AM (9 months ago)

    Gorgeous use of the blends to colour your card.

  15. Leonie Schroder
    June 8, 2019 at 9:53 PM (5 months ago)

    what lovely projects and such lovely colouring Rachael


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