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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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Monday, September 29, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Amazing Birthday - Bokeh Technique


I've been wanting to make another Bokeh card since I tried my hand with it with this card a couple of months ago.

I have been seeing this technique on the interwebs quite a lot and most use pastel watercoloured tones which looks really delicate and pretty, but this time I wanted to see what it would look like with bright rainbow colours.....and I do like the result! :)

Less is More have a challenge recipe this week which is to use words....so I fished out my Amazing Birthday stamp set and finally put ink to rubber.

This card is going to someone very cool who is celebrating a birthday very soon. :)

The list of my materials is below if you want to try this and if you click on the images it will take you to my online store where you can purchase your supplies. 

Alison xx

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Get Your Santa On Tag Re-invented!! :)


So I took yesterday's tag and I decided to make a card with it after all. I took some inspiration from the Merry Monday Bingo Challenge this week and chose Patterned Paper, Ribbon/Twine/, and a Punch for my card. See the grid below for the challenge details. :)

I trimmed it down and layered it onto some retired festive Cherry Cobbler DSP....removed the twine and tied it across the top of the card, added a punched champagne glimmer star and boom....a tag was re-conceived as a Christmas card! 

Do you like it?

I think the image and the stars work better like this rather than on the tag. :)

Thank you for visiting. :)

Click the images below to see those items in my online store. 


Friday, September 26, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Get Your Santa On - CASEing The Catty


At CASE-ing the Catty this week, we are exploring the various fun gift tags of the new Holiday Catalogue. 

CASE - The acronym stands for COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING. The latest Stampin' Up! ® Catalogue certainly encourages crafters to do just that as it is jam packed with amazing, inspirational projects.

The idea is to feature a section of the Stampin' Up! ® catalogue each week using the projects in the catty as inspiration.

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations.

Here's a Badge to paste to your blog:


  •   Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
  • Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
    • Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country's catalogue where you got your inspiration. 
    • Only Stampin' Up! products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges. 
    So let's go!

    My tag was based on this one from the Holiday Catalogue (on page 10)...but it sorta grew a life of its own so you probably can't really tell that it was the source inspiration. :)

    Here's my tag:

    I coloured the Santa from Get Your Santa On with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and the Smoky Slate Blendabilities. For my tag base I used some Kraft card stock and did some 'ghost masking' on it with the stars stencil from the Hearts & Stars stencil. By 'ghost masking' I mean that I masked with Craft Whisper White ink first and then I moved my stencil over slightly and masked with Cherry Cobbler. What this does is leave a small off-set border of Whisper White which makes the stars look a little bit 3-D. 
    Unfortunately, doing this did make my stars look a little bit 'pink' but that's ok. :)
    I cut my Very Vanilla Santa piece into a banner and then adhered it to my Kraft base with SNAIL, I added some retired Christmas Cherry Cobbler washi tape, which again wasn't really meant to be there, but when I was trying it out for size it ripped the card stock so I had to leave it! I don't know if it works or not. 
    I punched a hole and added some Gold Twine. 
    It ended up being a pretty big tag so it would suit a fairly big present or maybe a food hamper. :)

    Hope you like it and will play along with us this week at CASEing the Catty!

    If you like this tag and would like to purchase the supplies, please do so by clicking the images below. :)