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Hi! My name is Alison and I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Love & Sympathy - CCMC #348

Hi

Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary  Thursday Challenge.



Sadly I was in want of a sympathy card this week and this week's colours helped me make a soft and subtle card to convey my sentiments.



I stamped the envelope too with Sahara Sand and Soft Sky. I am very happy with the way this card turned out and I hope it will give the recipient a small amount of comfort knowing that I have been thinking of her. :(



I took my sketch inspiration from Retrosketches again...



Stamp - Love and Sympathy, Hardwood
Ink - Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand
Cardstock - Naturals White, Sahara Sand
Accessories - White Jute Ribbon

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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Monday, March 23, 2015

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

Hi

Welcome to this week's Artful Stampers Blog Hop. When I saw the number of colours this week, I almost fainted. When I made comment of the number to Alisa, she said that it was actually my card from last week that gave her the idea....so I guess I shouldn't be afraid of working with multiple colours after all. Maybe it is just a mental block of mine. :)

I was very intrigued by a new technique I'd seen recently called "smooshing technique". Basically you add your ink pad direct to acetate - spritz over some water - move the beaded ink around a little bit with your finger, then 'smoosh' the card stock on top of the acetate so the ink bleeds into your card stock.

I played around A LOT with this technique as you will see in this blog post. I experimented with ink pad direct to acetate and dropping ink with an aqua painter onto the acetate to get a different wash result.

It is a bundle of fun....you should try it!....and before you ask, yes, it works on Whisper White card stock! :)

I was also inspired by the challenge at the One Layer Simplicity Challenge which is just to use word sentiments on a one layer card....so here's mine!



Here are our colours...

I'm also linking this to the 'Focus on the Sentiment" at Seize the Birthday 


Here are the rest of my smooshing cards...all are done with the colours used in the Artful Stampers challenge above. 


(I used my aqua painter direct onto the Whisper White card stock to flick the Rose Red around in that pinwheel shape above)




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I hope you like my cards. If you have been inspired by them and would like to support my creative business, all the supplies may be found by clicking through the links below which will take you to my store.

The 2015 Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogue are OUT NOW so if you would like to go on my mailing list and receive your free copy, just send me an email. :)

Alternatively, you may download the catalogues here (Occasions) and here (Sale-A-Bration) 


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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Label Love and Moonlight DSP

Hi

When I made this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I could have sworn I'd seen the circle from the sketch on the top of the card....so when I went to upload this just now and saw the circle at the bottom of the sketch, I was somewhat surprised! Whoops.

Oh well.....I subconsciously flipped the sketch. :)



I made this card with some scraps that were laying around my craft table. The middle white panel was already cut to this size (winning!) and the oval embossed piece was something that I had cut out to make some sort of window I think for another card. The Moonlight DSP banner only needed to be flagged at the ends....so really the only effort in making this card was when I reached for a full piece of Moonlight DSP Blackberry Bliss for my card base and stamped the sentiment. YAY! I love it when card scraps come together!! 

I hope you like my card. If you have been inspired by them and would like to support my creative business, all the supplies may be found by clicking through the links below which will take you to my store.

The 2015 Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogue are OUT NOW so if you would like to go on my mailing list and receive your free copy, just send me an email. :)

Alternatively, you may download the catalogues here (Occasions) and here (Sale-A-Bration) 


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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #99 - Stampin' Up! Celebrate Today

Pumpkin Pie #2

#ColorCoachJourney 

Hi

I tried to make this ‪combo of Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Pacific Point a clean & simple affair...but really...who was I kidding!? With these bold colours....I just had to go for it and use Celebrate Today to smash a fun layered birthday card! :)

The background is the chevron print from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack and the Pacific Point centre panel is the Irresistibly Yours DSP sponged with Pacific Point. Remember this DSP is only available in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue until 31st March! 


My card was inspired by the sketch at Retrosketches this week:


I'm linking this card to the lovely Seize the Birthday challenge. 



I hope you like my card. If you have been inspired by it and would like to support my creative business, all the supplies may be found by clicking through the links below which will take you to my store.

The 2015 Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogue are OUT NOW so if you would like to go on my mailing list and receive your free copy, just send me an email. :)

Alternatively, you may download the catalogues here (Occasions) and here (Sale-A-Bration) 

Cheers

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