ESAD 2018 Annual Catalogue Launch Blog Hop


 Welcome to the ESAD 2018 Annual Catalogue Launch Blog Hop! What is ESAD you ask? 



I was asked to join in with an online blog hop to showcase all the exciting new products that have just been released in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.   

The hardest bit for me was choosing which new product to showcase! 

I decided on Nature's Poem Suite. I love the bold colours and the miriard of images and words.  But I also love that it can be subtle and pastel too. Colours for every season!




I was drawn to this the sentiment - be strong, be happy, be you and wanted to showcase that. And I knew I wanted bold colours so I used the Nature's Poem designer series paper to guide me to blackberry bliss and grapefruit grove. I think they look really striking together. 

The panels are the Nature's Poem designer series paper cut into even stips and layered onto the card base. I then added a strip of the grapefruit grove cardstock. The leaves are embossed and cut using the coordinating  Nature's Roots framelits. I used the leaf punch for the vellum leaf to add a bit of interest. The sentiment was stamped twice in blackberry bliss and grapefruit grove and I cut out the 'be happy' and glued it on top of the other image, You could also do this with your marker pens to create the same effect. A touch of silver glimmer paper and some clear faceted gems and my card was complete.    


Here is a close up of the layers of leaves. 


Adding two colours to the sentiment adds a bit of interest and ties the colours together. 

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop and that you click through to see the rest of the amazing creations.

Next up is Cathy Pinchbeck - click on the NEXT button head over to her blog.





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30 comments:

  1. Stunning Melissa!! I do love the newest purple shades!! Im glad I found your blog x

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    1. Thank you Jo, blog hopping is such fun!

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  2. Those leaves are tempting me to get this set so bad!! I love this layout and the colours. Gorgeous card as always, Melissa.

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  3. I adore this suite, and what you have done with all the products <3
    Cheers Shaz

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  4. I am loving your card Melissa, perfect colours. The faceted gems and the foil sheet really add that special something to this card. Mandy x

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  5. This is a gorgeous card Melissa. xxx

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    1. Thank you - it's easy when you have fab products to use!

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  6. Beautiful card, Melissa. Love the colour combination. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. thank you Denise, I have had fun hopping x

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  7. Great card Melissa. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping with us.

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  8. Such a gorgeous card Melissa! Loving the pieces of DSP mixed up with the die cut elements. Gorgeous colours! Love it! Rochelle xo

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    1. Thank you Rochelle, using the dsp is a fun way to try new colour combinations.

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  9. I really love the DSP panels on the background Melissa - hugs my friend xx

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  10. Lovely card Melissa. Love how you brought all the elements together like that.

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  11. Beautiful inspirational card Melissa Thanks you

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    1. so pleased to hear you were inspired!

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  12. stunning card - i love that paper and love what you did with it

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  13. I love this card Melissa, these colours work so well together

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  14. Loving the mix of gems, foil and DSP. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card.

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  15. Fun layout & I do love that new dsp! xx

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    1. Thanks Jessie, we are so spoilt for choice with all the new dsp!

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