Welcome to my blog!

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

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.

If you would like a current Stampin' Up! catalogue please email me your postage details and I will send one to you absolutely FREE!

If you live in Brisbane or South East Queensland and would like to see some of the Stampin' Up! range and are interested in hosting a Stampin' Up! party in your own home, just call me on 0413 405 139 or email me and I can send you all the details. It is a great way of earning free stamps and Stampin' Up! product.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #72 - Stampin' Up! Good Greetings

Lost Lagoon #3



This card idea came to me after I had cut out a large star from some Silver Foil card stock (I was making a wand....as you do)...and I thought I should keep the negative and use it as a stencil for a Christmas Card.

I sponged Lost Lagoon around the inside edges of the star and Soft Sky in the middle. I used some washi tape to fix the stencil to my card base so that it didn't move.

I stamped some repeated festive sentiments from the Good Greeting stamp set (which you can get for FREE with any order of $300 or more!) in Lost Lagoon while the stencil was still in place.

I coloured some Rhinestones with the lightest Night of Navy Blendabilities marker to make it look like Lost Lagoon, and dotted these over my star. :)

I hope you like my one layer Christmas Card! I hope you will purchase all your Christmas card making supplies from me. You can click through the supplies below to be taken to my online store. :)

NOTE - I have included the Silver Foil below only because I found it to be excellent to sponge over as the sponge moves nice and smoothly across the foil...and when you stamp over the foil, you can just remove the ink with a baby wipe or Stampin' Mist so in essence you have a re-usable stencil. YAY!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #71 - Stampin' Up! Flower Patch

Lost Lagoon #2



This colour combo had me stumped a little bit but I knew that I wanted to use the Flower Patch stamp set in some way and channel my inner "Florence Broadhurst" of sorts.

I hadn't played with the Mojo Monday sketch for a while so their vertical panel suits what I had in mind....although on second examination of the sketch, I missed a layer...oh well. :)

Hope you like my card! If you are inspired by my card and would like to support my business, then I invite you to browse and shop at my online store

You can click the images below to view the supplies that I used to make my card. 

Alison xx

Friday, September 12, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Mosaic Madness - CASE-ing The Catty


At CASE-ing the Catty this week, we are exploring the Thanks chapter of the 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!

    I decided to CASE the "So Grateful" journal on page 153 of the catalogue....I liked the colours that were used (Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry) and the fact they used Naturals White Cardstock .....gives me an opportunity to step away from Whisper White which is the card stock I am most addicted to. :)

    I'm also submitting this to The Paper Players challenge this week since they are all about "Happy Fall Y'all" cards and even though we don't have fall in Australia, the colours on this Thank You card are autumnal and warm and make me think of autumn days in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Here's the example from the catalogue:

    ...and here is my version....

    This is more collaged and layered than my usual style but I like the expanse of the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder on the Naturals White card stock, with all the detail in the lower third of the card. It feels lovely too in real life with the burlap, the soft chevron ribbon, and the Typeset DSP providing gorgeous contrasting texture. 

    I stamped my envelope with a matching stamp from Mosaic Madness....LOVE the look of Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla....it is striking and warm. 

    Do you stamp your envelopes...you should....it is fun!

    Hope you like my card. Just click on the links below to order these supplies. The 'THANKS" sentiment is retired but I have put a substitute in the gallery for you. 

    Alison xx

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #70 - Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath for StampNation

    Lost Lagoon #1



    I've neglected my Color Coach Challenge a little bit and when Catherine Pooler at StampNation said that she was going to launch a Housewarming Party to celebrate her new blog and brand, my mind immediately jumped to this idea for a card.

    As you all know, here in my home of Australia, it is summer during Christmas. I recently had a week off up the Sunshine Coast for a little holiday and noticed many of the shops had beach decor which echoed sandy driftwood pieces and lots of blue tones. Very summer. Very beachy!

    So when I saw the Color Coach combo for Lost Lagoon of Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzazz, I thought they would combine well on a Christmas Wreath and Lost Lagoon would make a perfect beachside shack door. :)

    Go to my Facebook page for the chance to win a month's subscription to StampNation! 

    If you would like to participate in the blog challenge, the theme of the challenge is HOME. Head over to Catherine Pooler's blog to link up your project. 

    Catherine is also offering a 3 day subscription for $1 if you want to see what StampNation is all about. :)

    Hope you like my card. You can purchase all the supplies to make this card by clicking through the gallery below.

    EDITED: I forgot to add the Whisper White Craft Inkpad to the supplies list below...I used this to swipe over the Lost Lagoon card stock to give it that weathered look. :)

    Cheers & Happy Housewarming Catherine!! 
    Alison xx