Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Convention 2011

Hello everyone - well I am back safe and sound.
Had a great time in EuroDisney but am absolutely exhausted now. Haven't stopped since I came home. Had overnight visitors, unpacked, then Craft Class yesterday afternoon and Golf Club Ladies'meeting last night - so still no rest for the wicked!
Have quite a few cards to make this week, so will make a start on them tomorrow.
Will try and post some piccies tomorrow - meantime here is the group photo of all the Jems who went to Convention.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Convention Swaps

Well I ended up making 150 swaps - I decided to do something that wouldn't take up too much room in my suitcase, so I made Flower shaped Fridge Magnets.
I used the Fancy Flower Punch with various colours of cardstock and used the NEW Coloured Embossing Powders - you can see I have used the Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquise (as well as the usual Black and White). I have used the Hostess stampset "Posy Punch" and used offcuts of green for the leaves which were punched using the Bird Builder Punch.
They turned out to be very labour intensive, so I just hope that the SU Demos that I swap with will like them.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Gifts for the Girls!

Traditionally, our Team, Julie's Jems, make little Convention Gifts to commemorate the occasion and here's what I have made for them - little Lavender Bags. I die cut a little flower using the Flirtatious Designer Fabric and tucked it inside the organza bag before filling it with Provence Lavender, then punched a tag with the Decorative Label Bunch and added a die cut letter (from the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet die set)
using Wisteria Wonder cardstock and added a few basic rhinestones just to finish it off.
This is Yvonne's (in case you were wondering!) Think that everyone will be safely on their way by now and once we all get together we will exchange our gifts.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

SU Convention 2011 - Disneyland Paris!!!

I can't believe that tomorrow I will be in Disneyland Paris for the Annual Stampin' Up! Convention. Approximately 400 SU Demonstrators from the UK, France and Germany will get together and have two wonderful days (Friday and Saturday).
I am flying tomorrow, from Manchester, to CDG Airport Paris, with two of my SU buddies Lynda and Karen. The three of us are sharing a room together - that will be fun!!
Here's a piccie of the little gift that I will be giving to Lynda and Karen. Sorry I can't show you what's inside, but that would spoil the surprise for them! (Apart from which - I forgot to take a picture before I wrapped them up!! Duh!!)

Tomorrow, when we are safely on our way, I will post a piccie of the little gifts that I have made for the rest of our Team - Julies' Jems- there are 18 of us going to Convention, so we are in for a great time!

Come back on Friday and you can see what I made for swaps - at this moment in time I have made 125 of them!!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Monica's Christmas Card

The Tuesday class today have made this beautiful Christmas card cased from Monica's blog here
Colour Combo is Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler with a touch of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. Stampsets used :- Everything Eleanor, Broadsheet Alphabet and sentiment from Season of Joy. Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Champagne Glitter Glass.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Yvonne's Polar Party

Here's a cased card that I was lucky enough to receive the original of, when we did swaps on our last training day at Pudsey.
It was made by Yvonne and I just had to case it straight away. I have made a few different cards using this stampset - Polar Party and will share them with you over the next few days.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Another Emboss Resist

Recognise this card? It's cased from the latest SU Impressions magazine and it was the inspiration for trying out yesterdays Emboss resist card. For instructions, check out this months magazine.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Sponged Emboss Resist Snowflake

Here is a technique that I was reminded of when I received my monthly SU Impressions magazine, which explains how to do it.
Here I have simply stamped the snowflake (from Serene Snowflakes) embossed with clear embossing powder and then sponged with Night of Navy. The sentiment is from Curly Cute.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Lexie's Birthday

November is a busy month for birthdays. On the 9th it will be our Grand-daughter Lexie's 5th birthday and also my sister's birthday - but I won't tell you how old she is!
This is the card that I have made for Lexie (you wouldn't have guessed would you!)
I have used the lovely (although retired) Nursery Suite Speciality DSP, lots of lovely bling and have used the Just Perfect Alphabet stampset. The greeting is from the Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess stampset.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Ellie's Birthday

Today is our Grand-daughter Ellie's 18th birthday (OMG!) and I wanted to make her a card that wasn't too flowery - quite difficult for me!
Once again I turned to the Hostess DSP and a Colour Combo of Rose Red and Pretty in Pink and Everything Eleanor Stampset. The E is from the Broadsheet Alphabet and the ribbon is from my stash.
Happy Birthday Ellie- love you!!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Everything Eleanor

Last week when Chris and I got together for our crafting day, we both made a different version of this card - each using the Hostess DSP Cheerful Treat and the Everything Eleanor Stampset flower. This is my version in Melon Mambo

And here is Chris's version in Wisteria Wonder