Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Greetings

Wishing you all a very happy and blessed Christmas  and a safe and happy New Year.

Haven't had much time for blogging this past week so much going on.

Catch you all in the New Year. Will be gearing up for Sale-a-bration and a new seasonal catalogue end of January.
Take care

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wishing You

I have been having trouble with our internet access so haven't been able to blog .Not great the week before Christmas when Christmas newsletters need to be written and bills need to be paid.
Finally tonight its back on.
This is a card that I made last week. Very straight foward.
Stamps:Wishing you
Paper:Black, Gumbell Green, Cherry Cobbler, White
Ink:Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb cake
Accessories:,Stampin write markers, oval framelits, Pretty Print embossing folder

Friday, December 13, 2013


Linda Bauwin made a JOY banner similar to this one that I have copied. You can see her one here.
I used a dauber to colour the background and using the stencils that come in the create a banner kit.I have used Season of Style dsp . Looking forward to hanging my one up now that we have our Christmas tree.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Label thinlit card

This lovely card that I have cased from Christy Fulk uses the new label thinlit.We made this card in my last two classes . So much easier to use the thinlit than to make the swing card manually.
This card is made using the Birthday Basics designer paper and the Sketched Birthday stamp set.

Pic of the Week Award

Pic of the Week Award

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


I did a class last week making these wreaths. It was so much fun. This wreath uses Season of Style dsp and several cutters including large scallop punch, blossom punch .
I have added baubles onto the wreath.
This wreath I gave away as a present for our secret santa Christmas party. A group of scrapbookers get together for a Christmas party and we have to bring a handmade gift for someone whose name was given to us weeks away.The variety of gifts was amazing .The standard was very high.

Pic of the Week Award

Pic of the Week Award

This is the first wreath that I made using Winter Frost dsp. The paper on this wreath is curled.

Clearance Blitz

Today the Clearance Blitz starts. You need to go to my Online store to order and to see the list. When you go to the store you need to set up an account then you can order away. Great bargains to be purchased.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Washi Tape Christmas card

This was a quick and easy Christmas card to make. I saw it at our last team meeting, don't know who to give the credit too but I enjoyed using the Washi tape to make this card.

A Whole Lot of Love Promotion

We love Valentine’s Day! And why wouldn’t we? It’s a chance for us to say “I love you.” And it doesn’t just have to be about romantic love—this holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. We’re here to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love Valentine's Day products.

You will only be able to get these products from December 1–January 27, or while supplies last, so don’t wait.

The Sweet Sayings Cards And Envelopes are ready to put together...


12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (4 real red, 4 pool party & 4 crisp cantaloupe) $11.95

the Monster Hugs are easy and cute.....

 You can choose either blue ones or pink ones.  There are 18 monsters, 18 googly eyes & 18 adhesive hearts in each pack - $11.95

and the Sweetheart Treat Bags are treat-ready.....

 12 heart bags, 12 die-cut label & 12 pre-cut pieces of pool party bakers twine - $10.95

The stamp sets are:

Flowerfull Heart (clear mount or wood mount)
Follow My Heart (clear mount or wood mount)


Love You More (clear mount or wood mount)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Clearance Rack is coming

"Clearance Rack is coming, Clearance Rack is coming, it's not very far awaaaaaaaay"

Watch this space for further details as they come to hand, but what you need to know right now is that from 10 December, you will have the opportunity to purchase previously retired products up to 80% off

You might want to go ahead and set up your online customer account in my online store in readiness for the frenzy. 

Go to my online store :  http://alisonhydes.stampinup.net or use this link.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

50th Birthday card

Last night went to a friends 50th birthday party. His favourite colours are green and purple so this is what I came up with after seeing a card similar to this by Tanja Kolar.
Stamps:Clockwise, Bring on the cake
Paper:Smokey Slate,Elegant Eggplant,White Regals dsp , Modern Medley dsp, glitter paper
Ink:Smokey slate,Black
Accessories: Retired SU alphabet

Pic of the Week Award

Pic of the Week Award

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas tree cards

After making my Christmas tree swap for our team collage I found I had made a few extras ( just in case something smudged!).
So thought I'd use them to make some Christmas cards. These two cards are very easy to make using the  tree.
Stamps:Pennant parade, Sweet essentials
Paper:Cherry Cobbler,White, Season of style dsp
Ink: Old Olive, early expresso, Cherry cobbler
Accessories:1" cherry cobbler ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Cherry cobbler, Pennant punch, window punch, dimensionals

Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Collage

Last week we had a team meeting and for something different we made little squares for swaps so that we could make a CHristmas collage.The only colours that could be used were Cherry Cobbler, Old olive, Chocolate Chip, and Crumb Cake . We had to use current stamp sets and products. These are what was produced. I have not used all the swaps here. So hope to make a smaller collage using the remaining squares. Doesn't it look so cool. Everyone did really well making such a variety of squares.
We hope to make something else next year using a different colour combination and theme.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Label Thinlit card

Last week at our craft day I demonstrated how to make  a card using the Labels thinlits. This card I have cased from Clair Daly. She has clear instructions on how to use the thinlits and making the card longer to fit a standard A4 size.
Here is what it looks from other side.

Stamps:Festive Furry,Wishing you
Paper:Bermuda Bay, White Winter  Frost dsp,
ink:Smoky Slate, bermuda bay, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: labels Thinlits,Festive flurry framelits, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Envelope Punch board

Envelope Punch Board


    Talking Points
  • It creates totally customisable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different colour and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create! 
  • It’s super easy to use; . It looks intimidating at first glance, but when they see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they’ll go crazy (in a good way). 
  • It’s small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and show it. it's super portable and easy to store. It’s small and light enough that they could use it while watching a football match, at a park, at a friend’s for craft night—anywhere. 
  • It even has a clever scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes. 
  • It’s easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don’t have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won’t lose them!).
  • The price is terrific--especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year’s annual catalogue, so it’s here to stay.

  • Use this creativity-boosting tool to create anything from itty bitty to long and skinny envelopes!

    Item Description Price
    133774 Envelope Punch Board $38.95

Pointsetta Card

Last week one of my team members, Marilyn and I held a craft day. We made several projects, including, cards,a banner , an angel and Christmas decorations.
Over the next few days I will show some of the things that we made. Marilyn came up with this card using the Pointsetta stamp set.
Stamps:Joyful Christmas
Paper:Vanilla,Old Olive,Vellum

Ink:Gold Encore,Versamark, Cherry Cobbler,Old olive
Accessories: Gold embossing powder,gold brads,decorative punch,Pretty Print embossing folder, daubers

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Secret Santa gifts

At our last team meeting we gave a gift to a secret recipient. This is the gift that i made. A tea bag caddy. I got the pattern and details from Splitcoasters tutorial section. Fun to make . Might make a few more as gifts.

Pic of the Week Award

Pic of the Week Award
This is the gift that I received from my secret santa.
Isn't this lovely. A candle with the festive flurry decoration. Thanks heaps Gail.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Team swaps

We had a team meeting last Wednesday night and for something different we had to make a square with a Christmas theme. We were only able to use christmas colours ie Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake.I should mention we had to make a square as a swap so 21 squares we had to make.
It was amazing seeing what everyone had come up with. All were so good. Once I get a chance I will put my picture together with all the squares.
These are the squares that I made.
Stamps:Pennant Parade
Paper:Cherry Cobbler, white
Ink:Old Olive, Chocolate chip
Accesssories: Dazzling Diamond Cherry Cobbler, Pennant punch

We also could do secret santa. So next time will show what I made and what I received.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Merry Christmas

I got the idea for this card from Justin Krueger though have changed it slightly. I liked the colour used in this card and the silver 'merry'.
Stamps:Sweet Essentials
paper:Smoky Slate, Silver foil, Winter Frost specialty dsp, pool Party
Ink:Smoky Slate
Accessories: Pretty print embossing folder, Expressions Thinlits, window Punch

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Birthday Faux patina card

Here is another card that I have made using the Faux Patina technique. The colours I have used are Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starburst, strawberry slush,Early Expresso then embossed with gold embossing powder.The flowers are from Flower shop stamp set.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Another Faux Patina card

This is another Faux Patina technique card. I found a selection of cards as well as tutorial on Angie Leach blog seen here.
This card is similar to one that she made using the festive flurry stamp set and framelits.
Stamps:festive flurry, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:Midnight Muse. White, Silver glimmer paper
Ink:Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Versamark
Accessories:  Argyle embossing folder, silver embossing powder, frosted embellishment,dimensionals, sponges, festive flurry framelits

Make your own stamps

Undefined-Stamp Carving

Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn’t find the perfect image? Maybe one of your customers has a special family logo or a sketch she’d like to have as a stamp. Well now she can! Undefined is Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.
When you carve your very own stamp, you will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you’re finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!
How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial.
Intrigued? We know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces. Here are the item numbers you’ll need (we suggest adding a refill kit on your first order . . . trust us, you’re gonna want it).

 Item #
 133402  Undefined Stamp Carving Kit  $34.95 AUD /$39.95 NZD
 134808  Undefined Refill Kit  $16.95 AUD/$19.95 NZD
 124236  Clear-Mount Cling Foam*  $18.95 AUD/$22.95 NZD
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm rubber
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm rubber
  • 7.6 x 10.2 cm foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet
Express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you’ve carved all on your own! We know you’ll have a ‘look what I made!’ moment.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Faux patina christmas card

In this months card classes I will be teaching this technique Faux Patina. It uses several different coloured inks an embossing folder and embossing powder. I have been having a play with different colour combinations .
This is the first card that I made using Mosaic Madness stamp set and matching embossing folder.
Stamps:Mosaic madness, Teent tiny sentiment
Paper:Midnight Muse, Silver foil, Vanilla
Ink:Marina Mist,Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, Mosaic embossing folder, Silver ribbon, dimensional mosaic punch,

I will show some of the other cards that I made using this technique next time.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Starburst Christmas card

I thought I'd try this starburst technique using Christmas colours. I have lots of scrap dsp from the dsp paper stack and so this is a great way to use them up.
Stamps:Sassy Salutations
Paper:Cherry Cobbler, Crumb cake,seasons of style dsp
Ink:Early Expresso
Accessories: 1" cherry cobbler ribbon, frosted embellishment

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

His and her cards

Matching baby cards for his and her. Still use this retired stocking punch to make my baby cards.Several embossing folders a bit of ribbon and a stamped image makes a nice easy card.

Pic of the Week Award

Pic of the Week Award

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Wedding Collage

On Saturday we attended a wedding of a  close friends daughter. I decided to make her this wedding collage. I had seen one similar quite a while ago so thought I'd make my version. My stamp set Just Married had arrived on Wednesday just in time for me to get this made.
I used Smoky Slate and Perfect Plum. I did use some other products including a retired wedding set and peelcraft.
I really enjoy making these collages. Our team are making up little squares to swap at our next team meeting so we all take home enough squares to make a christmas collage.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Novembers Best of 25 years

The new Best of 25 Years Stamp Set: Best of Sale-A-Bration goes live today!

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $31.95
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets.
  • All sets once released are available to purchase until April 30 2014 (or whilst stocks last).

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Christmas gift card holder

At our last team meeting one of the ladies made this gift card holder out of an envelope. ( Sorry I lost the instructions including who had made this, if you know who made it could you email me the name and I can give credit to the designer.)
It's a great way to give a gift card  and so easy to make.I will be making and teaching this at my next class . I will make some birthday themed card holders too.

Friday, October 25, 2013

A very merry christmas

I really liked this card that I have cased because of the simplicity of it. A few elements and it looks great.I saw a this card and have added a border to it and changed the greetings.Great way to use up bits of Designer paper too.
Stamps:Wishing you.
Paper:Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Deasons of Style dsp, Vanilla, Black
Ink:Cherry Cobbler, Gumbell green, Black
Accessories :StampinWrite markers, pretty Print embossing folder, dimensionals

Pic of the Week Award

Pic of the Week Award

Thursday, October 24, 2013

oh no another hexagon card

This is a card that I have been teaching at a few of my classes this past week. The card design is from Mary Fish. I didn't have the ribbon that she used so came up with my own colour scheme. You can see her colour combination here.
 Stamps: six Sided Sampler
paper:natural white, Bermuda Bay,white, melon Mambo
Ink:daffadil delight,Melon Mambo, So Saffron
Accessories: Honeycomb embossing folder,Hexagon punch,Crushed Curry chevron ribbon, Bermuda bay ribbon, Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A change from Hexagons

This card I have been teaching in my card classes this week. My sample had the white cut out ontop of the green. i got the ladies to make the card with the white under the green so that it had a more 3D look which is shown here.
This was my original sample. 3D looks much better.
Stamps:Backyard Basics,Million & one
Paper:Natural White,Gumbell Green, White
Ink:Stazon Black,Raspberry Ripple, Daffadil Delight, Gumbell Green
Accessories: Blender pens, Mosaic Embossing folder, Labels Framelits, Backyard Basics framelits, Dimensionals