Friday, April 10, 2009

Kristina Werner Challenge #49

Time for another Kristina Werner Challenge and I just love the colours this week.

The pattern in this fabric is so 'in' right now and although I wasn't all that in love with it when I first started to see it around, I have definately learnt to love it. In fact, due to Stampin' Up!'s current catalogues section on Style Watch I have taken quite nicely to the 'Retro Fresh' style and already have 2 of the stamp sets - 'Good Friend' and 'Trendy Trees'; as well as the On Board 'So Tweet' in my collection and endeavour to have so much more!!! I believe Retro is making a come back!

So back to the challenge, I have definately followed the Retro style this week and as you can see I have used one of the On Board pieces and a stamp from the set 'Good Friend'. I also experimented with a new punch from the 2009-2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue called 'Heart to Heart'. I love that it gives you the choice of 3 different style hearts. I punched some of the hearts out of some new DS Paper called 'Good Morning Sunshine'.

Hope you all enjoyed my efforts this week.

Happy Crafting



Thursday, April 2, 2009

Look what happens when I am child free.

What are slacker I have been lately. Sorry to all my devoted bloggers for not keeping up with more regular entries. It has been a super busy 2 weeks with Stampin' Up and my craft classes.

A little over a few weeks ago now my lovely husband sent me away for some peace and quiet at our caravan, without the kids. I had such a lovely, relaxing time and was able to catch up with loads of card making and scrapbooking, and not to mention girlie movies as well. Luckily for me the weather was beautiful also. So I thought I would share with you all some of the cards I was able to complete whilst on my relaxing weekend.

This is the first set that I made which I must admit I CASED from an idea I saw in Stamping and Papercraft Magazine. Such a simple set using Whisper White; Choc. Chip; Old Olive; Really Rust and Soft Sky Inks and Card Stock. The Stamp sets were Wonderful Words and Priceless.

This is the second set I made and once again it was CASED from SAPM. These were a little more complicated and involved the use of more tools but I had so much fun fiddling with my tools to make them. I have used Purely Pomegranate; Basic Black; Whisper White and Soft Sky Card stock and inks. The Stamp sets are Polka Dot Punch and So Many Sayings. I have also used some Hodge Podge Hardware in Pewter and some Whisper White Ribbon. The images have been stamped with Versamark and Embossed with Clear embossing powder. So much fun!!!

Finally these two aren't part of a set but instead are just 2 cards that I had a go at. One of them is using the my new set called Loads of Love which was chosen by my 3 year old son Lucas. It is such a great set for so many different uses. The extension set Loads of Love Accessories is definately on my wish list for the future.
The second card shown here was made using the set from the new catalogue called Greetings Eight and is pretty much as is described in it's title.
Both sets are outline sets and I have used the inks and an Aquabrush to watercolour them. Have I mentioned before how much I love to watercolour!!!!
So there you have it. The fruits of my relaxed labour - hardly labour though.
If you would like to get a few friends together to have a class and make one of these card sets then contact me to make a date. Usually a min. of 4 people and max. of 8 is good and the class will cost $15/person.
Cheers for now.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Yehaa Cowgirl

I grabbed this set from the retiring list called Bronc Buster before it is all gone, and it is one of the many sets that has been reduced to 20% off too. It is such a great bargain at $26.96 and so perfect for that horse mad child - or adult!!!

I made this card for a girlfriends daughter, India, as it was her birthday party on the weekend. Unfortunately we haven't given it to her yet - family illness and renovations stepped in to foil our plans - so I thought I would post it up here before giving it to her during the week.

Let me know what you think!

Materials Used:
  • Bronc Buster Stamp Set (retiring)

  • Classic Stamp Pads - Choc. Chip, Close to Cocoa

  • Card Stock - Choc. Chip, Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Very Vanilla

  • Accesories - Choc. Gingham ribbon (My own), Earth Element and Neutrals Buttons, Linen thread, Uniball Signo Gel pen, Crystal Effects, Designer Label punch, scallop edge punch, Adhesive

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kristina Werner Challenge #45

Time for another Kristina Challenge.

This time it was totally mono chromatic and I had the perfect reason for it. My neighbour is getting married in a few weeks and the theme will be all black and white. So when I saw this challenge I thought it was obvious what I needed to do.

As you can see I have used Crystal Effects to give the hearts a 3D, smooth and shiny look. It is o'so touchable too.

(Sorry about the orientation - but it just wouldnot up load in landscape!!)

I received a set of stamps from the new 2009-2010 Ideas Book And Catalogue this week and just couldn't wait to use them. I have used the dual heart stamp with the Happy Future sentiment but this doesn't mean it has to be used for a wedding/love theme. It could very easily be used for a girl theme etc.

The set is called Greatings Eight Stamp set and contains pretty much what the title suggests. There is a stamp for every occasion from Birthdays to Fathers Day, which makes it a great value set and will be priced at only $49.95.

I have also had a sneak peek at 8 other new items and have also got all the new IN COLOUR range of card stock and papers. I am as happy as a pig in mud right now. If you want to join me for a rumble in the mud then contact me today to book a workshop. Don't wait too long though. April is filling up fast as there is school holidays in this month and not to mention EASTER.

Also, don't forget to get your orders in now for the retiring list as by 31st of March they will all be gone and I certainly would hate for you to regret missing out on them.

Can't wait to hear from you. Cheers Alison.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stampin' Up's! Retiring list

Hello all,

Well I thought it was high time I listed the Retiring list to my website. As you may already know, Stampin' Up! is retiring a HUGE amount of their products to make way for the 2009 - 2010 Ideas Book and Catalogue. Apparently this is the largest amount they have ever retired, but seeing as it is my first year at this then there really is no bench mark.

However, one bench mark that always makes me sit up and take notice is one that has %off listed next to it!!! LOL. Well you guessed it. There are quite a few with 25% marked off and even 2 with 50% marked off. WOW. Have a look here at the full retirement list to snatch up a few of these bargains before they all sell out.

Unfortunately, some have already sold out and some are sooooo low that you better contact me now if you want to place an order. I will list below the items that are Unavailable and Low Quantity


Forever in my Heart - pg 32 - $43.95
Dad's Day - pg 33 - $32.96
Polka Dot & Paisley - pg 46 - $35.95
Symbols of Solictude - pg 49 - $24.95
Unfrogettable - pg 54 - $48.95

Bundle of Joy - pg 58 - $45.95
Everything Baby - pg 58 $33.95
Ahoy, Matey - pg 62 - $45.95
By Land - pg 63 - $45.95
Stipple Rose - pg 74 - $25.95
All I have seen - pg 75 - $29.95
Fabulous Flowers - pg 79 - $43.95
Beautiful Life - pg 83 - $39.95
Natural Beauty - pg 84 -$39.95
Bareback - pg 86 - $37.95
Itty Bitty Backgrounds - pg 97 - $24.95
Classic Backgrounds - pg 102 - $29.95
Linen - pg 107 - $33.95
It's your Birthday - pg 111 - $58.95
Cheery Chat - pg 115 - $57.95
Much Appreciated - pg 118 - $26.95
Best Friends Alphabet Lower - pg 124 - $52.95
Best Friends Alphabet Upper - pg 124 - $52.95
Best Friends Numbers - pg 124 - $33.95
Short Order Numbers - pg 124 - $48.95
ABC images - pg 125 - $60.95


Gifts Galore - pg 28 - $11.95
Garden Annuals - pg 40 - $11.95
Birthday - pg 42 - $15.95
Flip Flops - pg 53 - $11.95
Daisy Field - pg 54 - $11.95
Lily Pad - pg 54 - $11.95
Matey's Map - pg 62 - $15.95
Fishy - pg 67 - $ 11.95
Leaf Prints - pg 74 - $11.95
Basic Outline - pg 78 - $15.95
Flitting By - pg 81 - $15.95
Speckled - pg 91 - $15.95
Rough Texture - pg 104 - $15.95


Basic Eyelets - pg 145 - $11.50
Earth Elements Eyelets - pg 145 - $11.50
Rich Regal eyelets - pg 145 - $11.50
Soft Subtles eyelets - pg 145 - $11.50
Earth Elements & Neutrals Buttons - pg 147 - $10.13
Earth Elements Buttons - pg 147 - $13.50
Rich Regals Buttons - pg 147 - $13.50
Soft Subtles Buttons - pg 147 - $13.50
Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware - pg 144 - $52.95
Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware - pg 144 - $39.71
Blue Bayou Classic ink refill - pg 129 - $4.95
Groovy Guava Classic ik refill - pg 129 - $4.95
In Colour 12" x 12" card stock - pg 129 - $17.25
Purely Pomegranate A4 card stock - pg 129 - $10.50
River Rock A4 card stock - pg 129 - $10.50
River Rock Classic ink refill - pg 129 - $4.95
Soft Sky A4 card stock - pg 129 - $10.50
Soft Sky Classic ink refill - pg 129 - $4.95
Wild Wasabi A4 card stock - pg 129 - $10.50
Wild Wasabi Classic ink refill - pg 129 - $4.95
Five in One Card Cover Envelope Template - pg 132 - $18.95
Gift Sacks - pg 133 - $5.75
Pockets and Pieces Office Accents - pg 133 - $12.71
Embossing Kit - pg 148 - $27.95
Light Blue Gingham Ribbon - pg 146 - $9.71
Black Hemp Twine - pg 147 - $4.95
Theartre Ribbon Originals - pg 147 - $23.95
Confetti Simply Scrappin' - pg 138 - $36.95

Also, in other news, Classic Stampin' Pads are going up to $11.95 as of the 1st of April, so grab a few of your favourites by placing an order with me today.

Cheers for now. Alison

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kristina Werner Challenge #44

Hello again all,

I know, I know. I have been a super slack blogger. Man I would have thought that I would have been more organised now that the kids are back in school but I think I am busier than ever. Anyway, I have found time to put a card together for Kristina's challenge but I must confess. I used this colour challenge to make my very good friend, Sophia's, birthday card for tomorrow - HAPPY 40TH SOPHIA.

Here are the colours;

And here is my effort.

The photo may not be a very good one but I must admit the colours look great together. Thanks again Kristina for yet another great set of colurs.

Cheers for now.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Kristina Werner Challenge #42

Hi all,

So sorry that I haven't blogged for a while. I have been a bit busy with school stuff and also making a plague for a friend of my mum's It turned out quite nice so I will post a photo of it a little later.

But right now I have the current Kristina Werner challenge to show you. Here are the colours she gave us this week. As you can see she has used Kiwi Kiss which we don't have here in Oz so I have substituted with Old Olive.

And here is my entry. I have used 2 stamp sets and both of them are from the Hostess benefits sets; Oh, So Lovely and For a Friend.

Here are all the materials used;
Stamp sets - Oh, So Lovely; For a Friend
Card Stock - Old Olive, Really Rust, More Mustard and Whisper White
DS Papers - Prints DS Paper - Old Olive
Stamp Pads - Staz On Black;
Ribbons - 1/4" White Grosgrain
Other - Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Pastels

Let me know what you think.