Saturday, 23 November 2013

Convention Swaps ...

A very quick post to share my Convention swaps. As soon as I saw the Wetlands stamp set in the new catalogue, I knew it would be at the top of my wish list and on my first order (and it was!)

I also used My Digital Studio to design my labels. I love, love, love this programme for designing craft projects and stationary, it's so versatile!

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Roomie Roomie Gift

It's a tradition to make a gift for your Convention roomie, but when your roomie is also your upline, it calls for something extra special! And sparkly!

Ever since I first saw Breakfast at Tiffany's, I would all love a little blue box, from that extra special jewellers! And a gorgeous Givenchy dress, just like Audrey's! So that was my inspiration for my gift box.

I made a super sparkly necklace with a beautiful Swarovski heart that really does sparkle!

I always like to add a little extra to the clasp too; these are beautiful aquamarine Swarovski beads.

Fingers crossed she likes it!

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sparkle, glisten and pearl ....

... this is one of the Christmas cards we made at the last Stamp a Stack class of 2013 and my favourite one! I think there's a very good chance I will be making these for my own Christmas cards, I'm a clean and simple girl at heart!!!

The blank is made using some vanilla pearlised card from my stash that has a real shimmer effect.

I adore the extra large star stamp which is available as part of the single Christmas stamp range, have you got yours yet? This was heat embossed in gold and folded to git it a 3D effect.

A "Merry" from the Expressions framelits cut in red glimmer paper carries on the contemporary feel.

Even the insert was embossed! It is made from pearl paper from my stash for a little bit of added luxury.

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Sunday, 17 November 2013

The countdown continues .......

.... not to Christmas but to the other C - Convention! Just 4 more sleeps til I head off to Manchester to join my fellow demos! Preparations are well under way for team swaps, roomie gifts, card candy swaps and 
general swaps! It's been a whirl of swaps to say the least! I'll share these whilst we're there so I don't spoil the surprise for the recipients!

So, to non-Convention crafting ....... where Christmas is in full swing!

As soon as poinsettias arrive in the shops, it's definitely a sign that Christmas is just around the corner! My poinsettia is from the Joyful Christmas from the Autumn/Winter catalogue and I have teamed it with the Merry Christmas from Greetings of the Season which is still available on carry over until January 2014.

The flower and leaves are embossed in gold and layered to make them stand out.

I decided to take the poinsettia and make a decoration that will fit into a more traditional scheme. This is what I came up with ...... 

The poinsettias and leaves were layered and fixed at different heights to give some interest and depth with some flowers having double layers.

The centres are made from the Champagne glimmer paper and pinched together to give some more height.

A double bow from gold and champagne card finish it off with more gorgeous sparkle! The bow is a fantastic addition and makes so much more than bows!

Well.... back to do some more swaps!

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