December Daily

Who is joining me in December Daily?

Please leave a comment if you are!

I’ve got my pages ready.. what will you put as your 1st December photo? 

Hopefully I can post daily with my pictures.. depends on my day! 

See you tomorrow hopefully with my completed page! 


ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop


Hello!! Welcome to my first EVER Blog Hop!! I know the ESAD demonstrators have made some amazing things to share with you all. So get yourself a Drink… and enjoy the blog hop! (I’m currently at our school Christmas Fair I’ve been busy organising) You may have started here, or you may have just arrived from Jackie Noble. Either way, let’s keep hopping and enjoying the wonderful creations!

As you can see I have used product from both the catalogues.. I just adore the Moroccan Designer Series Paper #141645 found on page 173 of the main Annual 2016-2017 catalogue. I Have also Picked out the Totally Trees stamp set #142198 found on page 48 in the Holiday Catalogue. This is a magnetic little mini calendar just Perfect as a teacher’s gift or even a secret Santa gift. I’ve used Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Dapper Denim Cardstock, along with some Silver Glimmer paper. With Inks I have used Early Espresso and Emerald Envy. I used the Layering Circles Framelits which are a perfect match, and used the Classic Label Punch. I’ve given it some dimension by using our fantastic dimensionals… And to finish it off I’ve used the Project Life Date It Stamp set #141563.

Hands up if you love post-it notes? PICK ME!!! So why not make them pretty! Here I have used again the  Moroccan Designer Series Paper #141645 found on page 173 of the main Annual 2016-2017 catalogue. And again Totally Trees stamp set #142198 found on page 48 in the Holiday Catalogue. Paired with the Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Dapper Denim cardstock.. again using the Layering Circles Framelits (Which the Stitched Shape Framelits would also work well..) I’ve used the Designer Tin of cards Stamp set #141739 for the saying ‘Just A Note’..and gave it some dimension using my favourite Dimensionals.. and added a Velcro tab that I have collected over the years.. to keep it closed. This little treasure is a great present for anyone.. including teachers. They can refill it also when it runs out.

Lastly you can’t have a present without a Card! Here I have opted to use the trees for a Christmas card. I can see this set being used in many ways you can even be creative and used them as monsters, people, etc… Here I have used the same as the other two Projects but added a saying from Star of Light stamp set #142110. I absolutely love the font in this set. I love adding some Designer Series paper inside the card too and some on the Envelope to tie it all together. And why not make a beautiful present even more pretty.

Well, thank you for popping by to check out my Gift ideas,  I hope they have inspired you to create your own little special coordinating present.  Now Hop over to Libby Dyson– click the Next Blog button below to continue the hop. See you next time.

Josie Dean

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1. Lou Kitzelman
2. Kelly Kent
3. Chloe Evans
4. Jackie Noble
5. Josie Dean
6. Libby Dyson
7. Rebekah Crisp
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Andrea Buckland
10. Leonie Schroder
11. Delys Cram
12. Rose Desmond
13. Cathy Pinchbeck
14. Peta Stephen
15. Monique Fielder
16. Narelle Fasulo
17. Nerida Carter
18. Courtenay Heuston
19. Megan Lenske
20. Carly Middleton
21. Nicole Wilson  
22. Renee Lynch
23. Nicole Osborne Ashton
24. Amity Knight
25. Rachael Lewsley
26. Cheryl O’Bree 
27. Tanya DeRoy


Product List

Creations from the past few months.. 

Here is a photo heavy post.. a few creations I’ve done this year. I share most of these to my other card selling business page.. I use 99.999% of Stampin’ Up!

Sometimes I might add the odd button or gem that isn’t SU.. but not very often!

I will share some more creations over the next few weeks! 

An A4 90th Birthday card.. 

These 4 cards will be for sale soon.. half will go to the Gold Coast and the others on my business card page..

A very special 16th Birthday card I made for an Epilepsy Angel! 

Luke’s 11th Birthday Card, which he LOVED! 

I was asked to make a boys birthday card who loved music! #onstagelive2016 swap

A couple of baby boy cards I made! Just playing with the fox builder set

Playing with Christmas stamps!

A Birthday card for my Beautiful Husband!