Christmas swaps, fun but *whew*

It is Christmas time and last night we had our team meeting. These are fantastic, great group of people sharing ideas, discussing all things stamping, having a play and SWAPS! This is the fun part where you take a set amount of the same item that you have created and then swap them for the same amount of different items, giving you a variable feast of ideas and samples, it is AWESOME, like Christmas has come early. Even though we were focusing on samples from the "about to be released" Summer Mini catalogue (being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you get to pre-order before the release date *yay*) I was still in the mood for Christmas (could be because our telephone's ringtone is set onto Jingle Bells LOL) so I made a little gift for everyone. It is a little chocolate holder that contains one Whittikars chocolate square and the box is held closed by the belly band. Dawn Griffith's channel on youtube has a video tutorial on how to make the poinsettias with the five-petal flower punch, you can view that here. Hopefully, I will have time to post up a few more photos tomorrow, but in the meantime I have to go and cook Dinner for the children :)
Have a great day xx


Long Time No See...

Life is just so busy at the moment. I have a few health issues that I am dealing with so my stamping is out of necessesity rather than for pleasure i.e. I still refuse to buy cards now, no matter how crook I am feeling! I made a card for a friend to give someone who had a loved one pass away and, as always, I grabbed my versatile favourite stamp sets that covers every kind of occasion - Baroque Motifs and Great Friend. The subtle bling that I added was some beading wire wrapped around the butterfly with some seed beads threaded on and then twisted to form the antenae of the butterfly. I love the simple elegance of Baroque Motifs and it always seems to get an Ooh and an Aah out of most people, long may it live, it will be a sad day when SU! retire this set.
Card Recipe: Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip. Ink: Baja Breeze, Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip. Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Great Friend. Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Dimensionals and Snail.