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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!

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, July 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Stampin' Up! You've Got This

Hi

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

I got this stamp set for free by participating in a demo-only social media challenge recently. So exciting! I love free stuff....especially free stamps. :)



Perfect Plum is a fairly bold colour, but when it is watercoloured the saturation is so much easier to control so the flower came out quite soft and subtle which I liked. 

Here are our colours....


I used the Mojo Monday sketch to help me too. :)






Card recipe

Stamp - You've Got This, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink - Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 
Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Dimensionals
Accessories - Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Sahara Sand Lace Trim

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, July 27, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - My 500th blog post!!!

Hi

A significant blog post for me today....my 500th blog post!! YAY!

When I started this blog some 6 years ago, I never thought I would become a regular blogger, let alone a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I do love this little hobby of mine and I'm so glad to be able to share it with those who drop in to see my little projects. xxx

So, it's Monday which means an Artful Stampers Blog Hop! Welcome from Anna's blog!

These colours stumped me a little bit but I took my cues from Old Olive and Watermelon Wonder and thought I would make a Christmas card to add to my stash for the end of the year.



I used Wondrous Wreath for all the stamped images and the In Color Envelope paper for the Tip Top Taupe background. The pearl on the bow is from the new Metal Rimmed Pearls embellishment pack. 

Here are the colours for the challenge...


To follow the blog hop, just click the arrows below.
  http://richesstitches.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-artful-stampers-blog-hop-43.html

Card recipe
Stamp - Wondrous Wreath
Ink - Old Olive, Island Indigo, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe
Cardstock - Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Whisper White CS, Tip Top Taupe CS, 
In Color Envelope Paper
Accessories - Metal Rimmed Pearls
Tools - Envelope Punch Board (for envelope), Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot, Wondrous Wreath Framelit Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL, Stampin' Sponges. 


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Friday, July 24, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Die

Hi!

Welcome to this week's CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop! Welcome from Rachel's blog!

This week the Blog Hop challenge is all about CASE-ing a project from the Gift Packaging section (pages 55 - 66) of the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalogue. 

CASE stands for Copy and Share Everything.  This whole blog hop is about using the current Stampin' Up! Catalogues to help you create.  Sometimes crafters need a springboard to just get started and the catalogues are certainly a demonstrator or customer's best resource.

I've done a very VERY simple treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies and the In Color Envelope Paper in Tip Top Taupe.



This is going to a colleague at work tomorrow. It is his birthday on the weekend and I will find a delicious cookie or sweet treat to put in the bag for him. 

I didn't dress it up too much as I wanted to keep it nice and simple. The bag, the banner and the 'For You' are all made from dies in the thinlit set. The Starburst is from the retired Starburst Framelits and the Whisper White circle was punched using the 1 3/4 inch circle punch. 

Here's my inspiration....






Click below to go to Judy's blog.




I hope you like my project. 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 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue  is out NOW so if you would like to know how to get your free copy, just send me an email. :)

Alternatively, you may download the catalogue here!


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stampin' Up Australia - Color Coach Card #127 - Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom

Very Vanilla #1

Hi

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

The Color Coach pairs Perfect Plum and Rose Red with the base colour of Very Vanilla....I found the only way I could make this combination work was to use watercolouring and some layering with gold. Rose Red and Perfect Plum are quite strong colours so you will notice that I used muted tones of both on my card.

I stamped Blended Bloom in Perfect Plum rather than Black Stazon to give a softness to the flower image. As I watercoloured with Rose Red, the Perfect Plum ink also moved around a little bit which blended quite beautifully. I used Perfect Plum for the stamen and centre details of the flower.



I used some vintage Perfect Plum DSP for the banner and used Gold Bakers Twine, Metallic Gold Twine and Gold Sequin Trim to add some luxe elements. The sentiment is from the Expressions Natural Elements pack. I LOVE these SO much! I'm buying two packs next order. :)

I finished the card (and to adhere to the sketch) with a punched piece of vellum using the Itty Bitty Butterfly punch. Every butterfly needs pearls. :)

Here's our sketch....





Card recipe

Stamp - Blended Bloom
Ink - Perfect Plum, Rose Red
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper, Perfect Plum DSP (vintage), Vellum
Tools - Big Shot, Boho Chic Embossing Folder, Stampin' Trimmer, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, 
Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 
Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Dimensionals
Accessories - Pearls, Expressions Natural Elements, Gold Metallic Thread, 
Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Bakers Twine

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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