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Grab a BARGAIN!! June 2, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — aliessa @ 1:03 am

For the month of June Stampin Up! are having super deals every week! This week (beginning 1 June) you can purchase the four punches below – Scallop square, Scallop oval, Boho Blossoms and Trio of Flowers for 30% off!! What a bargain!

There are no minimums or limits –  each punch costs jus $20.12 (plus p/h)  for one week only!! So hurry and grab yourself a bargain!!

To order simply send me an email at

Love to hear from you soon!




Mother’s Day Gift Class April 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — aliessa @ 9:08 am

It has been soooo long since our last class! I can’t believe it was at Christmas! Oh well, here are the details for our Mother’s Day Gift Class:

We will be making 2 sets of this beautiful gift box and matching card. Your choice of colour from Pink Pirouhette (pictured – sorry for the poor quality in photograhpy!), or Baja Breeze (pale blue), or one of each.

When:  Thrusday 6th May

Time:  7.30pm

Venue: My house (address will be given upon RSVP)

Cost: $10 (all materials included)

RSVP toAliessa at: or mobile 0402 298 903 (places are limited so please RSVP to reserve yours!)

Looking forward to a great night! Love to see you there!

Box: I have used the original design by Marelle Taylor

Card: I first saw this design used by Lisa Guy.


Clever Husband strikes again! April 1, 2010

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For YEARS I have wanted one of these! But couldn’t justify the price tag – after all it’s just a toilet roll holder. Finally, my husband and I got around to making one! So excited!! And I can honestly say I really did help with this one! See those two hearts on the front? Yep, I cut them out (do I sound a little proud of myself – sorry, but sometimes I just can’t keep it in! hehe). My husband was all the muscle, with the hammer (I acted as the “clamps” holding it together), saw, staining and varnishing. And a little help from my brother-in-law as we still don’t own a router. But I am really happy with the way it has turned out. Such a nice addition to our…ahem, toilet room. 🙂



My Clever Husband! February 19, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — aliessa @ 7:02 am

In a 3 bedroom home with 4 kids and all my craft stuff, sometimes it seems a bit tight. Our oldest son has got to an age where he needs a bit of privacy so we moved him into the “study” which really means the junk room. It was the room where all my craft stuff lives, the computer was living and anything we didn’t know where to put it went. To get a bed in there we cleaned it up quite nicely. However, the closet in his room is quite useless (really it should go, but is currently stuffed with, well stuff). So we had all his clothes stored under the bed in some boxes as drawers (sounds horrble, but was quite functional until the boxes started to deteriorate). Enter “My Clever Husband”. We know you can buy under bed drawers, but I really wanted to make some. So, my husband took up the challenge and this is what we got…

I may be bias, but I think he did a fantastic job! And it matches our son’s bed perfectly!



Gift Voucher Card

Filed under: Uncategorized — aliessa @ 4:16 am

This card and voucher I made for a friend’s birthday. The idea came from Nichole Heady – she has posted a super easy tutorial.

The base card is very vanilla, layered with some random pinkish red paper I had in my stash of never ending paper. I have stamped the butterfly (from Great Friend set) in white craft ink. I’ve cut one out and used foamies to make it pop. I have also stamped the sentiment “Wish Big” from short & sweet on the voucher with chocolate chip ink.

 I’ve used the slit punch to make the half circle along one open edge of the case. And the horizontal slot punch to thread the very vanilla ribbon through.



Ladies Market Night November 23, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — aliessa @ 6:41 am

Two weeks ago my children’s school P & C hosted a “Ladies Market Night” fundraiser. Basically the ladies of the school community were offered (for a small fee) the opportunity to set up a stand to advertise their business & sell their products. So my two sisters and I went along with Stampin’ Up! It was a fun night. We got to sit around stampin’ for 2 hours and tell other people about the gorgeous products. We also thought we might try to sell some of our cards, so in the week leading up to it we spent a few days card making. I wanted to share these cards before the remaining few disappeared!

This is my favourite! I sat down late the night before market night because I really wanted to add some Christmas cards to our selection. This one was a fluke. I really wanted to use this stamp from the ‘Season of Joy’ set – I have seen it on a few cards around the blogs. So I decided on Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss as the main colour theme (what better than red and green for Christmas) then threw in a splash of white when the Kiwi Kiss DS paper didn’t quite stand out. I used RH Red 5/8 ” striped grosgrain ribbon and that was it. So very simple, but I love the way the colours burst from the card.

This card is pretty much straight from Amy. I’ve used this layout a couple of times with different stamp sets. But her original, using the ‘Great Friend’ set was so effective I wanted to use it too. I used different colours and left out the masking, (due to time). But I was still pleased with the overall look. I have used: cardstock – chocolate chip, whisper white, kiwi kiss (and an orange one from somewhere else that needed using up!); ink: kiwi kiss, riding hood red, chocolate chip; punches – scallop circle, 1 3/8″ circle


The layout for both of these cards came from mojo monday. I have used the ‘live like you mean it’ level 1 hostess gift set with pacific point DS paper and ink, and the scallop edge punch. And the second I have used the ‘party hearty’ stamp set with Tangerine Tango DS paper, chocolate chip card stock and ink, with the scallop cirlce and scallop edge punches.  Both cards are on a very vanilla base.

For the night we were also required to provide a raffle prize. I saw Amy’s gorgeous lucky door prize she made and thankfully she was willing to share information! So this is my version. 


Inside the gorgeous little folder are 18 handmade die cuts ready for use with any card or scrapbooking project!

I don’t know about anyone else, but coming up with card layouts that I’m happy with is not one of my strong suits. So I am very grateful to all those wonderful people who allow me to CASE their work! I’m hoping one day I will come up with some FABULOUS project and be able to return the favour…


Angel Teddy Bear November 5, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — aliessa @ 6:18 am

angel teddy

How gorgeous is this little Angel Teddy! I came across the pattern in a craft magazine about 5 years ago, and just had to have a go.

I think I gave it to someone for a present, but it was so long ago most of my memory of it comes from this photo!

It’s made from an old cloth nappy, stained with parisian essence and some scraps of calico also stained. I seem to recall it was a little fiddly to sew up, but the result was quite pleasing!


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