Friday, 5 November 2010

Convention swaps

Well I'm Back.... got back from the second European Stampin Up! Convention late last night and couldn't wait to sleep in my own bed. I have had such a ball the last two days, my feet havn't touched the floor. I love spending time with people who enjoy crafting as much as I do.

Now at any Stampin' Up! event us demo's attend we always try and swap a little card with each other. I love doing this because you can get such inspiration from other crafters.
Now like I said in my previous post. October was such a busy month for me, and I knew I would have to start on my swaps early if I was to get them all completed. So I decided to use a stamp set and colours that I already knew where going to stay in the new catalogue.  So I used Trendy Trees.

This is just a close up of the card.  I actually made 120 of these.  Here is just a small portion of them.

I did want to make more than 120 swaps but must confess to getting a little fed up making up the same design.  So I decided to make a few different ones.

 Although this design is quite simple it was time consuming.  The picture doesn't show it very well but there is shading all around the heart, paper piercing on the Pink card and fixing the little tags with the brad was a tad fiddly.  So only 40 where made of these little beauties LOL

Next week I intend to fill you all in on all the Convention fun we all had, so do pop back to check it out. 

Card 1

Stamps: Trendy Trees, Basic Phrases
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Ink: Melon mambo, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze.
Accessories: Small Corner Punch, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Card 2

Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Tiny Tags
Card: Crumb cake, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch, Sponge Dauber
Silver Brad, Mat Pack & Paper-piercing Tool

1 comment:

Maria said...

Hiya Carole

I am so pleased that I was able to meet you at last and to swap with you (oohhhhhhh how pleased am I to have been one of the lucky ones to receive one of your 'limited edition' heart cards which is gorgeous)
I have long admired your work and will no doubt continue being inspired by your creations