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Playing catch-up!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks! As a result, I have not really had the time to sit and blog…..but I have been stamping!!!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of stamping and chatting with those who came to visit our Stampin’ Up! stand at the Sydney Paper Arts Festival.  Three days of sharing what I love to do with others, lots of laughs and more than a few espressos ;)…… what a great way to spend a long weekend!! It was lovely to catch up with my fellow demostrators too (I can’t really call it work when I get to hang out with some of my favourite people can I?) Thanks to all those who came and said “Hi” or introduced yourselves to us and I look forward to stamping with you again soon ;)!
Here’s a picture of some of the cards I demonstrated at the show, using the watercolouring technique with a blender pen and a Classic Stampin’ pad:
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I’ve used the line-art image of the Dogwood flowers from Soft Summer (available in the Spring Mini Catalogue until the end of November). For the top card I squeezed my Pale Plum and Mellow Moss Classic ink pads and picked up the ink from the inside of the lid with a Blender Pen (you get three of these pens in a pack for $18.95- and they are double -ended!)
The one below is my little protest! In the catalogue the Wattle is coloured pink, which is obviously not botanically correct! So I used the two-step stamping technique with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the solid image inside the outline and stamped the flower in Basic Brown and Summer Sun (a perfect Wattle yellow!). I then picked up some ink from the lid of a More Mustard inkpad with my Blender Pen and shaded in some of the wattle just to give it more depth of colour. Water-colouring with stamps is soooooo easy……the images really do all the hard work for you :). If you have any questions about how I made these cards…..please ask! Or feel free to leave a comment 🙂
The lovely Lin Mei, Linda and Annette on the last day of the show…….
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The other “Big Gig” in my calendar this week was the Girls Night In on Wednesday!
I wish to say big THANK YOU to all who attended the night and helped out with drinks and nibbles and the papercrafting too! We had a ball and raised over $660 for the Cancer Council Girls Night In!!!!!
Here’s just one of the projects we created on the night in-between eating and chatting and winning heaps of prizes, all generously donated by Stampin’ Up!:
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Pink decorations were contributed and arranged by my Co-Demonstrator for the evening Isobel Webb 😉 who did a great job creating  the perfect atmosphere for us :
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I’ll finish this post with a quick reminder about this month’s Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks!
These are the two designs we will be making (5 of each for $20)and I have spots free for the Thursday Stamp-A-Stack on the 29th of October, 7.30pm, my place. Please call me on 4271 8121 or email stampin@vanessawebb.net for more information and to reserve your spot!
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(The card behind is inspired by Cassandra King)
I’ll be back again very soon with some more stamping ideas 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Playing catch-up!”

  1. Oh thanks Cass! I thought your take on them was awesome…….I just added some bling and “grunged” up the paper a bit, but left the layout the same……. a great use of two “non-Christmas” sets!

  2. So much to enjoy in this post! TFS all your news & latest projects. Your GNI looked like fun … congrats on the fantastic result!!! It would be interesting to add up all the funds raised at all the SU! GNI events … don’t you think??? And … most of it is thanks to SU!’s generosity!!! Hugs, Andrea xxx

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