Sunday, 7 May 2017

ESAD Eastern Place Suite Blog Hop

Welcome back crafters 😊

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I am participating in a blog hop with ESAD today

We are all showcasing the The Eastern Palace Bundle.
I do hope you will find some inspiration from all of the projects on show today.
You are currently here with me Kim Oliver. Further down you will find a next button to

I personally love this suite for two main reasons

  1.  It's available in two different size bundles for the month of MAY ONLY The Premier Bundle and the Starter Bundle
  2. It is so very versatile and can be used for ANY occasion.
  3. Oops did I say 2 reasons lol oh well
3. It previews 3 of the GORGEOUS NEW INCOLOURS!

Here are my card projects for your viewing pleasure. I do hope you like them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

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This card below was the very first card I created using this set... I was basically just having a play to see where it led.
I wasn't really happy with how it looked a bit plain so I added the metallic shapes in gold and heat embosed the Hello with gold embossing powder too...I still feel it is missing something though 😕

My first card as mentioned feels unfinished still.

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I used the DSP as the background for each of my cards...#Loveitchopit
The DSP in this suite is just divine!
Look at those gorgeous colours. Lemon Lime Twist is just delicious and that Dapper Denim with the Gold stripes oh WOW! It looks so regal.
And then we have the creamy Very Vanilla DSP that has a repeat image to give a light moroccan feel.

 There are of course a few more designs of DSP in the pack and if you keep hopping through this spectaular hop you will most certainly them, I am sure.

Luscious Lime

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The Premier Bundle comes with a packet of tassles!!! 
iI love tassles lol
I used just one of them above to finish this card. There are two more colours in the pack, you get 12 in total, four of each colour....Gold, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig.

The Dies in the Eastern Palace Suite are totally amazing too!!
There are 14 pieces in the die set and the possibilities are just endless! Oh the shapes and layers you can create. 
I spent part of a day die cutting for a display as part of my class prep a couple of weeks ago to show them some the effects of nesting the dies and mixing them with our layering circles die set. 

Die cut Display

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Above you can see a selection of die cuts that are left over from my class display and creative play.
Above you can see some have been cut completely out to create a doily style while the couple on the left have been left inlaid ready for a contrast colour. 
You can cut them out completely to create a doily by snipping the little bits holding them inplace or use the layering circle dies that co-ordinate perfectly with this suite. 

Rich Dapper Denim

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The card above has had some metallic shapes added plus some gold thread and an embossed sentiment...all in gold....😍
I really thought it needed a little extra gold lol
Gold fever set in I think hahaha.
 You can never have too much bling.

But Wait...
there's more!
I also made another set with this bundle...This set showcases a few of the gorgeous stamps and the inks that come with the suite. The stamp set  in this suite is called Eastern Beauty.
I did a little blog showing these cards around 2 weeks ago, but seeing that we are showcasing the Eastern Palace Suite here, I felt it was appropriate to share them again. 😍 Also once I got started I really couldn't stop playing with this set!!

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These cards have been created using a technique called smooshing on water colour and shimmer white card stock. I used the inks that are available with both bundles.
Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig.
You can see these card in more detail HERE

 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog during the hop.

 Please keep following through this wonderful hop.
You can do so by clicking the NEXT button below.
Up next is the fabulous Libby Dyson

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Would you like to purchase this set??? 

Now is the time to do so..These bundles are available during the month of MAY ONLY!
 After May ends all items will be sold seperatley..
So grab a bundle while they last!
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Have wonderful day 😄


  1. Thank you for sharing the different combinations with the dies. Great idea.

  2. Wow Kim, great cards. I love all the stamping and DSP combinations you have used. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for participating in the ESAD Blog Hop.

  3. gorgeous cards Kim ... thanks for participating in the blog hop :)

  4. Oooohhh I really am loving all of these cards Kim ! I could not possibly pick a favourite!

  5. I love how this set is so versatile! Love the Luscious Lime card!

    1. Thank you Mandy, me was a shame the pictures were a bit harsh due to the light. Took photo's at night :/ that will teach me lol

  6. Wow Kim, they're all fabulous and love how you've shown the versatility in the bundle. Great detail and colour combos. :) xo

  7. Wow. Fabulous. Lovely work here.

  8. Love your dapper denim card. It kind of snowflaky. Something like that could easy be turned into a Christmas card

    1. Thank you Cathy, I thought the same thing :)

  9. Lovely as always. I do love the dapper denim with this set.

  10. You've been busy Kim! All your cards are simply stunning!!! Great variety in how you've used the dies. Beautiful! Kelly x

  11. Wowie you have done an amazing job these cards are beautiful x

  12. Wow Kim. These are all great. I really love how you have used all the little elements to zhoosh up your cards. It has given me a new way to look at this set.

    1. Thanks Lou, I was really having fun with the set at that stage :)

  13. Gorgeous Kim! I'd love to find out more about esad too!

  14. All of your cards are beautiful Kim. I love the water colour effect

    1. Thank you Peta...I reall enjoy water colour and all the different things you can do with it :)

  15. So many gorgeous cards with this set! I like both your blue ones best, but it's a hard choice! Your die cut display is very cool, too xx

    1. Thank you Jessie, so happy you enjoyed my projects. My fave are the Lime ones :)

  16. Love your cards Kim. SO many ways you can use this set. Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. Thank you Jenny. So very True. Myself I have only scratched the surface :)

  17. Stunning Kim I'm really loving how versatile this set is :)

  18. WOW Kim so many amazing projects I love them all

  19. Love all your cards Kim they are gorgeous.


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