Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Convention Swaps


My swaps are now complete, labeled and packed ready for Convention this week.

There are lots of Aussie and New Zealand Demonstrators who are looking forward to the upcoming Convention in Melbourne, and many of us have been working on swaps to share with each other.

I'm pleased to say mine are now finished, and although I've not made as many as lots of the other girls, I'm happy with them. (and mighty pleased to be finished as I don't really enjoy making multiple numbers of any cards.)

I decided to create a Power Point presentation of how the cards are made as there are lots of steps and techniques involved. My aim is to provide something that I enjoy doing, but also something that has a combination of techniques and products.

Here are the completed cards - I used 4 colours: Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz and Pretty In Pink, and combined them with Whisper White card.
Of course, everything used is available at Stampin' Up! either in the current Idea Book and Catalogue or the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue.  

Contact me if you need assistance with your products.

Anyway for those of you who are interested, here are the samples I created.

Baja Breeze and Whisper White

Pear Pizzazz and Whisper white

Pretty In Pink and Whisper White

Perfect Plum and Whisper White

 You can have a look at the methods I used in this Power Point Presentation. Enjoy!

Oh and as a special surprise for the girls in my down-line who will be attending their very first convention I made a little celebration cake. One slice for each of them.

I went to a workshop last weekend and learned how to make these from my friend Lovely Linda

It was so nice to be in the "student" chair rather than the teacher chair, and although I've seen this pattern around on various blogs, this is the first time I've been interested to try "making my own cake".
Anyway I hope the girls like them, because it sure was fun and relaxing to create them. 

I'll post more details after Convention.

Until then

Stay Crafty!


  1. Hi Ann I tryed to figure out to put a translator on my blog - do you have a helpful tip.

    Wonderful creations. Love the the flower in the corner with the embossed background.

  2. Lovely cards Ann. The tutorial was very helpful. Thank you.

  3. hi. i love your manhattan flower convention swaps. i tried to download the tutorial, but scribd said it was no longer available. i would really like to recreate these beautiful cards for mothers day. is there anyway you would be able to email me the instructions? i would be forever in your debt!

  4. The tutorial isn't there anymore.

  5. The tutorial isn't there anymore.

  6. great card you know if i can get 5th ave flora die?


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