Monday, 30 November 2009

More Regionals News

I've got a few pictures from Regionals to show you, and pictures of Swaps.  What are swaps?  Swaps are an unofficial part of any Stamping gathering (Convention, team meetings, Regionals, Incentive Trip) where you literally swap cards you have made with each other.  It is great fun, a nice way to get inspiration from fellow stampers and adds to your sample box or board.

I made 47 cards in total, with 2 designs to choose from.   Both cards used stamps and products from the NEW Summer Mini which starts tomorrow

The Butterfly card used a new stamp set called Butterfly Prints, and also the matching PUNCH!  (You know how I love punches that go with stamps!)  I've also used the Circle Scissors to cut out the Vellum circle (which looks slightly crooked now that I look at it! Bother!).  Because I could only put adhesive on the vellum behind my butterfly I added a new button with a glue dot to help anchor it down.

The orange card is very bright and summery!  It uses Razzle Dazzle which is a versatile set - you can see I stamped the single flower on the edge in Versamark, then made my own DSP with the red cardstock and Versamark and then made a feature of the pretty swirly flower.  To get the graduation of colours I used sponge daubers on the flower.  I applied a little glitter and added a sentiment (from Really Retro).

I have a few photos of the swaps I've received to show you, but I have to fiddle with Photoshop first before I can post them.  I will hopefully get faster with all this!

Once last thing to show you - are you after a cheap and easy gift idea for someone?  How about this?


I bought this plain little white dish for less than $3 at Spotlight, added a rub-on from the Bright Delights Rub ons, sprayed it with a ceramic sealer (also Spotlight), let it dry, then added some matching ribbon.  Apart from the drying time, it was seriously quick and easy.  I think with the sealer it would be fine to hand wash but I wouldn't trust a dishwasher or microwave.  I'm just going to add a cute tag and it's done!

The Rub-ons are easy to use and fun too!

4 comments:

Lin Mei said...

Great swaps, Lou! Love the colours you've used with Razzle Dazzle and the pierced butterfly flight path. And uou've used the very two stamp sets that I pre-ordered.

Louise Sutton said...

Thanks Lin Mei - hey I have a couple of the Razzle Dazzle swaps left over, would you like me to mail you one?

Carol Jeffery said...

The Razzle Dazzle stamp is gorgeous!
Caz

Rebecca O'Gorman said...

Gorgeous cards Lou, little wonder why they were so popular.