Sunday, 27 September 2009

Mini Convention

Hi everyone and happy Sunday! I hope everyone's having a good weekend - mine started fabulously with a fantastic day at my downline Jenny's house on Friday. We had our own mini convention!! Five of Jen's other downlines - Val, Jane, Di, Maria and Jo, our lovely friend Jo, and myself had a fun-filled time chatting, crafting and catching up. Hi ladies!

Here's the fab card that we made (with a lot of help from Jen!), it's a double-slider card, I've never made one before, it's a fun make!


..and after:

Isn't it fun?! And how cute is that birdie - watch out for him in the new catalogue!

Here are a few pics of us at play!

Jen demonstrating:

From left to right: Jenny, Jane, Val and Diana:

And here's a pic of me and Jo, she's such a great blogging buddy of mine so it was fab to finally meet her in person!:

We also swapped cards but I haven't got around to photographing the ladies' cards (will aim to do that tomorrow!) but here's a pic of my pile of swaps. We all made enough to send on to the other ladies' in Jen's team who unfortunately couldn't make it.

Another new stamp from the catalogue called Whimsical Wings - this one is a hostess set - I kept it simple with black, white and a bit of bling ;)

Thank you so much for a great day Jen and a big hello to all the lovely ladies who were there! Hope to see you again soon!!

So today is another Stamp With Us challenge and this week it's a sketch - and a tough one (well for me anyway!) at that! Here's the sketch:

...and my take on it:

Stamps - Old Fashioned Christmas
Card/Paper - Whisper White/Read Red/Old Olive/Holiday Treasures DSP
Other - Copic Sketch Markers/Adhesive Pearls/Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder

Hmm..still not happy with it but hey ho, they're not called challenges for nothing I suppose! Don't forget to check out the other DT cards and full details on how to enter at the Stamp With Us Blog.

That's all follks! Hope to see you soon!

Kate x


Need More Time to Craft said...

Fab cards Kate..Especially Love the Whimsical Wings one and your xmas card is just fantastic. Looks as though you all had a great time at Jenny's.
Carole x

AuroraDawn said...

Wow that Good Friend double slider card looks fab you'll have to share the secret ...

And your Whimsical Wings card swap is beautiful, its the first card I've seen with that set that I've really thought - I HAVE to have that set!! Its gorgeous

Looks like a good time was had by all :)

Look forward to seeing all the card swaps ...


Bekka said...

Oh! Mini Convention looks fun! Glad you had a good day and that card looks great but complicated ...

Love the Swaps and DT cards too

Here is to a great week


Jo said...

Hiya Kate!!! At long last we got to meet and didn't we have such fun?!?! Jen is the best at these get togethers...I haven't laughed so much for ages, it was brilliant.

Your swap card is very classy - I love it! And this weeks SWU card is fabulous too - nothing wrong with that my sweet.

Hope to see you in a few weeks.


Tina said...

Love the black and white cards, Kate, they are so stylish. Looks like you had lots of fun. :)

Steph said...

It looks like you and the ladies had a blast! I'd love to get together with my up/downlines and do this. Gorgeous cards you've made too. x

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Kate

Sounds like you have a brilliant time - all we do is laugh when Jo and I and the girls get together - and that is the medicine of life isn't it - being happy.

Thanks for sharing

k x

My Little Space said...

Fabulous cards Kate and it looks as though you all had a great time. I am loving the Good Friends set at the mo.


Jenny said...

Kate! It looks like you guys had so much FUN! Hopping that I will be able to join you next time! I have got my RAK today, its all so pretty! Thank you so much my very (VERY) talented Upliner! X

yvonne said...

Got to say, this is what a santa should look like and you have surrounded him just beautifully with stunning papers!