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I invite you to please visit some of my blog posts below and have a look at the projects that I've created with the wonderful Stampin' Up! product range.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Petal Parade Sale-a-bration 2014


Here's a bit of an unconventional Valentine's Day card....but appropriate if you give cards to your Mum or your daughter for the occasion. 

I was inspired by the image at Case Study this week plus the sketch from Pals Paper Arts has been on my mind ever since I saw it! 

I have used a BRAND NEW stamp set that will be available during Sale-a-bration from 28 January to  31 March. The stamp set is Petal Parade and you can get it for FREE with any order of $90.

If you would like me to send you a free Sale-a-bration catalogue, just email me and I will pop one in the mail. It's a great time of year to score new and free Stampin' Up! product!. 

Notes/confessions on this card...

I initially wanted to make this card more 'folk art' like the image, but my CAS style just wouldn't go there.....I used the little flower flourish from 'Best of Shelli' to give it some folk edge and the scallop of the heart framelit also echoes the doilies in the background. My card was also only meant to be a white panel on a white base with my masked feature, but my masked vertical feature was slightly crooked so, to 'fool' the eye, I cropped it down a bit and mounted it onto a Real Red panel as a slanted piece....it's all the rage right now so why not!!? :)

Alison xx

Stamps - Petal Parade (SAB 2014), Best of Shelli
Ink - Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green
Cardstock - Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories - none
Tools - Big Shot, Expressions Thinlits (love sentiment), Hearts a Flutter Framelits, post-it notes (for my mask), SNAIL, Two Way glue pen

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Papillon Potpourri - Butterfly Card


A friend at work asked me to make them a card based on this one by Claudia from Ink Paper Love. Claudia's card is really cool....it had different coloured butterflies flying out of a jar and she had created some cool swirly stitching on her card too. My friend at work wanted blue tones to the card so I set about trying to recreate the look and feel of Claudia's original (without having to use any sewing since I'm terrible at that!! :) ). 

Claudia was kind enough to give her blessing for me to publish this CASE'd card to share with you. :)

I used the Hearts a Flutter framelits to make my "jar" out of acetate (window sheet). I used a corner rounder punch to round the corners of the shape and snipped off the end part to make the top of the jar. 

I then just used a Basic Black Marker to draw on my jar. 

The colours of the butterflies are Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse and Baja Breeze. 

My work colleague loved the card! YAY!

Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - Papillon Potpourri, Curly Cute
Ink - Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Basic Black Marker (for jar)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, 
Accessories - Pearls, Window Sheet (for jar)
Tools - Big Shot, Butterfly Embosslits, Bitty Butterfly punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Corner Rounder Punch, Glue Dots, Paper Piercer, Piercing Mat

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Festive Flurry Ornament


Here's some photos of the ornament that I made for my son's kindy teachers.....I made three of them as end-of-year thank you gifts.

...and here's the reverse....stamped also! :)

You can still get all the supplies to make one of these from my online store. It won't arrive in time for Christmas now, but at least you will be able to make a head start on your ornaments & gifts for next year!! :)

Cheers & Merry Christmas!
Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - Festive Flurry (available as a bundle with the Festive Flurry Framelits), Delightful Dozen (for sentiment on reverse of ornament)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade (retired, but Old Olive would be fine also), Early Espresso
Cardstock - Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories - Silver 1/8 inch ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments
Tools - Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, 2 1/2 inch circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silicone Mat (for use with glue gun), 7/8 inch scallop circle punch (retired, but the 3/4 inch circle would do fine), Glue Dots

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Christmas Pinwheel Card

Dear Everyone

I saw this pinwheel card & video on Dawn Olchefske's blog a while ago and when I was creating some Christmas cards this year I thought of doing a Christmas-themed pinwheel card.

I contacted Dawn to see if she would give her blessing for me to share this CASE'd card and she was gracious & kind enough to give it! :)

I used the Season of Style Paper Stack DSP for my pinwheel and back of the window. 

You can buy supplies for this card at my online store. Note, the pinwheel sizzlit is retired, but you can make a pinwheel with a 2.5in x 2.5 inch piece of square card and some scissors - just make diagonal cuts from the corner towards, but not into, the centre of the card. Curl the corners in, pierce with your piercing tool and fasten with a brad! :)

Hope you like my card!


Materials used:
Stamp - Greetings of the Season
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Season of Style Paper Stack
Accessories - misc brad
Tools - Big Shot, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (Holiday Catalogue), Pinwheel Sizzlit (retired), Paper Piercing Tool, Piercing Mat, Word Window Punch, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, 5c pieces (for spinning mechanism). 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Clearance Rack


The Stampin' Up! clearance rack blitz starts today Tuesday 10 December....there is no end date on the clearance so it is only while stocks last.

I also have FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $100 until midnight 15 December so get your orders to me pronto if you want to take advantage of the clearance sale + free shipping from me.

Click HERE to browse the clearance rack, but please remember that I am only offering free shipping on orders that are phoned or emailed through to me, as I am unable to reduce the shipping price for online orders.

Alison xxx

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Best of Birthdays - Christmas Card


Catherine Pooler shared one of her very 'clean & simple' cards over at StampNation - it was way cool so I thought I would have a go at the same layout and idea.

The only 'present' stamp that I have is the one from 'Best of Birthdays' so I did some semi-random stamping on a piece of Whisper White.....I think I need to work on my 'random stamping'...there are too many weird gaps....I'm sure there's a video tutorial somewhere with some tips.

Anyway....here are the cards...

I like the placement of the presents on the card above...but I'm not too sure about the colour choices....I probably should have omitted the snowflakes too. 

I like the colour choices on my card above, but there was a gaping white hole on the main panel which I tried to 'fix' with a red candy dot....not sure that I should have done that. :(

Oh well, it was good to try something different. :)

By the way....I'm on Facebook so 'like me'!

Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - Best of Birthdays, Curly Cute, Greetings of the Season
Ink - Stazon
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories - Candy Dots Brights
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Watercolour pencils (retired)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Doctor Who Christmas Card - Festive Tardis


This isn't a stamped card at all, but one I put together in "My Digital Studio" by resizing an insanely cool image of the Tardis decorated for Christmas. 

I have a few Whovian friends and I was looking for a suitably geeky Christmas card, but couldn't find one, so I decided to make my own. :)

Hope you like it! - if you would like the link to the image, just email me!

Alison xx

Materials used:
Digital image
My Digital Studio
Whisper White & Pacific Point card stock
SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer