Friday, May 24, 2013


I've scheduled this post to publish while I am at Stampin' Up!'s Convention in Brisbane.  It's three days of full-on fun, hype and information .... and, best of all, catching up with friends from all around Australia and New Zealand.

I was disinclined to make swaps this year, as I have been feeling even more time-poor (and less organized) than I usually do .... and felt a bit overwhelmed by the fact that there will be close to 700 people attending Convention!!  However, I knew I'd regret it if I didn't take part in the process of swapping with other demonstrators, so I managed to make 50 swaps before leaving Melbourne.  I've gone with a simple (easily replicated) design, using a colour combo suggested by Stampin' Up!s Color Coach - and with a masculine theme, as I know a lot of people like ideas for male cards (and they're my favourite kind to make).  Here's my swap for this year:

Stamps: Blue Ribbon, Bring On The Cake, Netting, Candle Crazy Builder Wheel
Card: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Marina Mist
DSP: Tangerine Tango Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Marina Mist stampin' pads
Other: Tasteful Trim XL Bigz die, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Bitty Banners framelits, sponge daubers


  1. Looks great Christine....have fun, I am missing it :( Marls

  2. Great card, Christine! Love that color combo you chose. The candles across the bottom are delightful and using the numbers stamp for a background behind the main image is a wonderful idea.

    Hope you had a terrific time at convention. Looking forward to seeing what new ideas you get to share when you return!

  3. I can't believe you cranked out 50 of these - they certainly look like they have a few different steps to each one! Great card. I hope you had a wonderful time at convention!