Monday, 29 November 2010

Simple yet stylish…


Isn’t amazing what you can do with card, papers and a punch?  This is so amazingly simple to make.



It was made from some leftover Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper and matching cardstock.

I took a piece of spare Pretty in Pink cardstock and a spare piece of Lap of Luxury DSP and attached them onto a Concord Crush card base.

I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp from the Perfect Punches stamp set in Concord Crush (My new favourite Purple) on to Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the Extra large Oval.  Using the Extra Large Oval Punch I also punched out a Pretty in Pink and Concord Crush Ovals.  These were attached to the stamped oval with SNAIL, and then onto the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

There you go, simple yet stylish.

Back Soon


Elaine x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Greenhouse Gala Birthday

Isn’t it gorgeous?  I just love this card.
The flowers have been cut out of one of the 12 x 12 inch sheets from the Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Papers (DSP), and adhered to Early Espresso cardstock mat.  I used Gold Elastic Thread (Page 96 in the IB&C) to tie around the Early Espresso cardstock. 
The greeting is stamped in Early espresso on Whisper White Cardstock, using the Happy Birthday stamp from the Perfect Punches stamp set.  I punched this out with the Extra Large Oval punch and mounted it onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then mounted all of this directly onto a Whisper White greeting card.
I think the Gold Elastic Thread just sets this card off.  It’s an essential for your craft room and just shows it’s not just for Christmas!
Back Soon.

Elaine x

Friday, 12 November 2010

Beware Pirates - Arrrr!

The night before Convention 2010, Monica Gale & Natalie O’Shea had organised a Pre-Convention party with a quiz, time for swaps and make and takes.  It was a great pre-event, event.  I had so much fun meeting all the other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators there, making my projects and just generally hanging out with some very talented crafters.

The first project was an awesome 6x6” scrapbook page using the Beware Pirates Stamp set.

This was such a great project to make. I’ve ummm’d and arrrr’d (pardon the pun) over the set but now I have used it it’s way up there on my wish list.

I attached the Captain Jack Sparrow picture once I got home.   Looks good doesn’t it?

Jack Sparrow Pirates

What do you mean that’s not Johnny Depp?  Really?  Ha Ha, no you are right, it’s not.  His name is Sean George.    Like me, he’s also a  member of the UK Garrison  Reel Icons.  He’s a great Captain Jack!  Arrrr!

More Soon


Elaine x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christmas Promotion

It’s that time of year when our thoughts are turning towards Christmas. And what better way to get those Christmas cards done than with one of Stampin’ Up’s! Fabulous Christmas Bundles. What better way to show off your creativity to family and friends with beautiful handmade cards using your Christmas Bundle sets.

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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Well day 2 of Convention started at 6:30 am with my alarm going off, a quick get ready and half pack, breakfast and then back up to pack ready to leave on the Coach back to the event.

The morning was spent with a little bit of swapping and then onto the serious stuff....Make & Takes!!! Fabulous and fun projects made with our gorgeous stamp sets we received on Day 1 in our funky retro bag.

I'll post up some pictures for you tomorrow :-)

During the morning myself and a couple of others were called up on to the stage as we were all celebrating birthdays over the 2 days. Mine being on the Saturday.

In the afternoons' sessions of business talks and interactive sessions we had the second of our prize control. This is so cool! If you are one of the lucky people to see your name up on the big screen you have won free Stampin up products!!!

There was my name, I couldn't believe it!!! I rarely win things! Here is what I won....

It is the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set and the Newspaper Prints Designer Series Papers. I am so excited! I hadn't bought either of these yet but have seen so many stunning projects made using them at Convention. I can't wait to use them!

Can you see what's on the tag? The Rhinestones! The really do sparkle! Big time! I am yet to find rhinestones that sparkle as much as these!

More soon

Elaine x

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Saturday, 6 November 2010

Convention Swaps II

As promised here are some more of the fabulous swaps that I have received this past two days....

Aren't they gorgeous?

I will try and add the Demonstrators details who made the cards that I show once I get home and sort throughout my hundred plus swaps.

More soon.....

Elaine xx

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Friday, 5 November 2010

Stampin' Up! Convention II

It was then into Momento Mall for lots of lovely goodies to buy. My favourite being this gorgeous tote that matches our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Papers.

Isn't it gorgeous? You know, if you sign up as a Demonstrator you too can have the opportunity to attend Convention next year.... and be able to get hold of fabulous exclusive Stampin Up Demonstrator products like these.

Back later

Elaine x

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Convention Registration and Momento Mall

Well we arrived safely after a coach journey from our hotels. 300 Demo's arriving at Addington Palace to be greeted by Shelli Gardner Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!

Once registered, we collected our funky retro bag with our free stamp sets and catalogue.

More later.



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Convention Swaps Part 1

Well as promised late last night early, this morning here are the first of the wonderful swaps that I have received.

There are some very talented Demonstrators around the country & in France and Germany. Watch out for more swaps and convention pictures later.


Elaine x

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It's Convention time!

So here I am, the night before Stampin' Up!s annual European Convention. Convention is a time when many, in this case nearly 300 Demonstrators, from the UK, France and Germany gather to learn, train, make papercraft goodies, make friend and swap wonderful creations as well as good business ideas.

Tomorrow is our first day where we will register and then get to see some wonderful SU items only available to Demonstrators in the Momento Mall.

Then it's onto training sessions, make and takes and plenty of swapping.

In the evening we are off to the awards dinner. I can't wait. This is the first time I have been able to come.

I will post up as many photos that I can of the swaps that I receive over the next 2 days for you so you can join me virtually at Convention.



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