Sunday, 18 April 2010

Stamping Event

Hi All,

Well it's finally come and gone; (a bit like Christmas really, a couple of months preparing, then over in a flash!).............but what a fabulous way to spend yesterday - crafting!!

What more could you want?

Thank you to all the lovely ladies, who joined Val (my up-liner) and I, for a fun day of crafting. I'm sure they didn't realise before they booked, that we have never done anything on this scale before (and that they were our guinea pigs........LOL!!)

This is us in full flow...........

We look so relaxed....and in control!!

We each ran a different project; you'll be able to see more photos of the event here, and Val's project when she's posted it.

This was my project, it's a mini scrapbook; I based it on one done by Jo, using the new 'Vintage Vogue' stamp set and wheel ('Very Vintage'). The colours are Taken with Teal, Rose Red with the addition of black and white........simply scrummy.........I'm so disappointed that teal will no longer be available, once the new catalogue comes out in October.

It has a slider pocket for additional photos. Unfortunately, my printer is playing up at the moment, all the photos are coming out dark and not true to they will be added later.

This was the afternoon project; a gift box/bag with 3 cards

The butterfly ('All a Flutter'), and the 'Elegant Thank You' is from the new mini catalogue. These are sold as separate stamps!

For one of the cards, I had already pre-stamped some 'Chocolate Chip' butterflies on 'Whisper White', after first coating the cardstock in 'Frost White' shimmer paint. This was so that there weren't any drying issues on the day..........and a lot less messy..LOL!!

By only cutting out around the body and wings of these butterflies, they could be layering on top of another 'Chocolate Chip' butterfly stamped directly onto the cardstock (therefore 3D'd and no worries about lost antenna!!)

A fabulous time, I'd like to thank:
  • my partner in crime, Val for all her input, organisation and help

  • Jenny and Ann for looking after our catering needs

  • and to all the ladies who came, for without them - it wouldn't have happened!!

So a little Thank You card for you all, using the '2 step bird punch'.

The 'Teal' cardstock has been covered with shimmer paint to make him sparkle.......... it's going to be so simple to turn any cardstock into a shimmering one now with this paint.............but that's for another day!!

Happy crafting,

Jane x

PS. Especially for Pam and her group; I was still on such a high that I was up at 3am this morning planning the next session!!.......... How's that for organisation?


  1. Well done Jane and Val! It all looks fantastic and I'm sooo pleased it all went so well for you both. Rock on the next one!


  2. Congratulations on the success of your event. Lots of happy, smiley faces says it all.
    Well done to both of you

  3. Well Done Jane & Val, The photo's and projects look amazing. Whens the next one then? Love and Hugs jenny x

  4. Well Done Girls!!! WOW.. the creations look amazing and so well organised!! You'll have to give some hints and tips as I'm planning one my end of the country for the summer!!
    Emma xx