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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Blendabilities - I Like You

Hi

I made this card for the Seize the Sketch challenge and started off with the two panels which I stamped with the I Like You stamp set and coloured with the Blendabilities markers in Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana.

I wanted to make a fairly clean & simple card, but the card had a life of its own (does that happen to you?)....and just wanted me to pile embellishments and layers on! :)



I hope you like my card and it inspires you to step outside the comfort zone sometimes with your projects. 

You may buy all the supplies you need for this card at my online store. 

Cheers
Alison x

Materials used:
Stamp - I Like You, Ciao Baby (vintage SU)
Ink - Memento Black, Blendabilities - Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - In Color Sequins, Tea Lace Doiley, Black Chevron Ribbon
Tools - Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Petite Curly Label Punch. 

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #69 - Stampin' Up! Bordering Blooms

Hello Honey #2


#ColorCoachJourney 

Hi

This card was seriously the quickest card ever to make!

I was at a playdate recently at a fellow demonstrator's house (no kids, just us!) and we were stamping up a storm.

I decided to make a clean & simple card using Bordering Blooms, a new photopolymer stamp set from the new catalogue.

The best thing about photopolymer is that you can see exactly where you are stamping so it is easy to line up.

I was also inspired by the image from The Card Concept.....a beautiful bedspread with pretty yellow flower patterns against a white background. My card follows the Clean & Simple aesthetic.

The Color Coach colours on this card are Hello Honey, Pool Party and Basic Grey.





Hope you like my card.....if you would like to purchase the supplies to make this card, please visit my online store

Materials used:
Stamps - Bordering Blooms, Four You
Ink - Hello Honey, Pool Party, Basic Grey
Cardstock - Hello Honey, Whisper White
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL
Accessories - none!






Monday, August 18, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Box

Hi

Just a quick blog post to share a little project with you.

I made these gorgeous little Kraft Gift Boxes for some work colleagues...I filled them with yummy chocolate chip cookies and decorated the boxes so they looked just as delicious. :)

Sorry about the photos, they were taken on my iPhone on the white bench at work under fluoro lights....they don't look as good as my usual shots.



I used the Lullaby DSP and layered it onto Whisper White. I stamped the bold flower image from Mixed Bunch in Crisp Cantaloupe, punched a small scallop circle from Baked Brown Sugar CS and then stamped the small circle motif onto whisper White and then punched with the 3/4 circle punch. I layered them all with dimensionals and added the flower to the top of the box. I grabbed some retired Baked Brown Sugar ribbon to finish off the box (but you could use some of the Baked Brown Sugar twine - that would also look cool).

I got this idea from a fellow demonstrator who I roomed with at the Stampin' Up! Convention a couple of years ago....it is such a great gift idea...I have used this recipe quite a lot. :)

Cheers
Alison 

Materials used:

Stamp - Mixed Bunch
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Cardstock - Whisper White, Lullaby DSP, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories - Kraft Gift Boxes, Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Ribbon (retired)
Tools - 7/8 inch scallop circle punch, 3/4 circle punch, Blossom Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies - CASE-ing the Catty

Hi

At CASE-ing the Catty this week, we are exploring the Baby 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:


Guidelines


  •   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. 
    • SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges. 


    So let's go!

    My card is inspired by the baby 'congratulations' card featured on page 78 of the Annual Catalogue. I thought the Zoo Babies stamp set looked so cute against the Lullaby Designer Series Paper. :)

    I liked it so much that I made two of them! One in Blushing Bride and the other in Bermuda Bay. 

    The Lullaby Designer Series Paper is really cool since all the designs are double-sided in pink or blue tones.





    Here's the original image from the catalogue...


    If you like my cards and are inspired to make your own, please click through the images below to purchase the supplies through me as your demonstrator! :)

    Cheers
    Alison xx

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #68 - Stampin' Up! Flower Patch

    Hello Honey #1


    #ColorCoachJourney 

    Hi

    While I was on the Color Coach In Color Cards, I thought I may as well continue with the brand new 2014-2016 In Colors since they are pretty special.

    First off the rank is Hello Honey....a beautiful yellow....stronger than Daffodil Delight but not as lime-y as last year's Summer Starfruit.

    The Color Coach calls for Hello Honey + Calypso Coral + Blushing Bride....I went to the favourite stamp set of the moment "Flower Patch" and did some major layering of the flower pieces. Blushing Bride looks great with Calypso Coral layered over it for the leaves....who knew!? :)

    The challenge at Seize the Birthday at the moment is to make a card that is monochromatic yellow....I didn't quite do that but there's still a lot of yellow on here. The sketch is from Seize the Sketch!





    Hope you like my card!

    Cheers
    Alison xx







    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! Flower Shop for CASE-ing The Catty

    Hi

    At CASE-ing the Catty this week, we are exploring the Wedding 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:


    Guidelines


    •   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. 
      • SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges. 


      So let's go!

      For my card, I was inspired by the wedding card on page 67 of the catalogue. I loved the layered flowers from Flower Shop and the cool script background of the Dictionary stamp.

      I think it is funny how sometimes the first thing you reach for in your craft stash sets the tone for the whole card. I intended to do this card on a Soft Sky base just like the example in the catalogue, but I saw a square piece of Very Vanilla card stock sitting in my drawer and I grabbed it instead.

      I don't have the Dictionary stamp set but I DO have the gorgeous new Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper so I cut this down to size for my background. Before you say anything, yes, I have a thing about newsprint looking a certain way....my thing is this....if newsprint is around the correct way, then the eye is drawn to read the words....which isn't really why it is on a creative project. It is there to give a feel or an aesthetic, so I always turn my newsprint around the other way so you get the idea of newspaper or a vintage book but your eye isn't distracted by sentences about farming etc. :)

      I hope you like my card. It is WAY more shabby chic and vintage than I am used to, but I do like the way this card has come out. :)




      Cheers
      Alison xx