Stampers 6 Meeting - May

Woohoo! We're a full group of 6 now! Tonight, for the first time, I made it to Lisa's early!! Normally I'm 10minutes late (due to my childrens' bedtime routine!!)

I took my friend, Sarah, with me as the 6th member, and she enjoyed it thoroughly too!

Here are the two cards we made tonight - Each meeting, we all edit or adjust our cards to suits our owns needs, tastes and requirements. It's really nice to see how different everybody's cards turn out :)

Here are mine...

I very much like them both, and must do more similar ones soon!!

Twinchies Swap - May

I found a new swap on Craft Swap Forum - Twinchies Swap.

This is a set of 4 co-ordinating 2" x 2" squares, with the idea of the recipient being able to use them on a card - I guess much like toppers.

There was no set theme this month, and here is what I came up with..

I used the set "Flight of the Butterfly" from Stampin' Up! I love this set!

Card Swap

**More to be added**

This months' swap theme for the cards is Teddies

I don't have many crafty teddy bits, so this was a huge challenge for me this month! I have, however, thoroughly enjoyed it, and love the bits I have created!! I now always decorate the inside of the card too, so thought I'd include these, in a smaller picture.

Tag Swap

**More to be added!**

I joined another swap, to make 3 tags, and you get 3 in return.

The theme for this month, is Teddies!

The teddy here is made up of punches from Stampin' Up! *Instructions to follow*.
I sponged the edges of the teddy and the tag, and sponged the back too.
I punched a hole with my Crop-a-Dile, set a chocolate coloured 3/16" eyelet and tied a caramel organza ribbon through the hole.
I left it relatively blank, so it can be personalised by the recipient!

ATC Swap - Stamped Images

These are my second set of ATCs for another swap I have joined. The idea is to use Rubber Stamped images as the main focal point.

This months' theme: Ribbons and Bows.

I didn't have much in the way of stamps containing ribbons and bows, but I managed to find a couple, and buy a couple for the purpose of the swap!!

Stamped Image Swap

Here is my Stamped Image Swap for May. It is a wood-mounted rubber stamp called "New Baby" by Stampendous, and is a personal favourite of mine! This month there were 7 of us.

ATC Swap

I've never made Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) before, but here are my very first ATCs for a swap I've joined in on!

This months' theme: Black & White

20th Wedding Anniversary

It is my Auntie and Uncle's 20th year together on the 19th May. I made them this card, which took me ages, but I loved every second making it!!

And the inside.. (as I hate seeing handmade cards with nothing at all inside)

Hayley's Birthday Card

I had fun making this card for a very good friend of mine, who celebrated her 24th birthday. Although silly me forgot to take her the card when we saw her, I had to instead post it to her :(.

I wanted something clean, fresh and simple, and it's something I enjoyed making. This is the second creation, because as I began making the first, I decided I didn't like the colour combination!! 

List of Supplies...
  • Raspberry Pink Cardstock
  • Pink Sorbet Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Pixie Pink Ink*
  • Flight of the Butterfly set*
  • Simply Said set*
  • White Satin Ribbon
  • Butterfly Punch*
  • Scallop Oval Punch*
  • Versamark Pad
  • Holographic EP
  • Marshmallow Glimmer Mist
*Stampin' Up! Products


Ok, so I thought I might try swapping some of the stuff I make.. And what better way than join regular swap groups. I found Craft Swap Forum - and joined a few different swaps
  • Bookmark Swap (1 for 1)
  • Tag Swap (3 for 3)
  • Card Swap (3 for 3)
  • ATC Swap (3 for 3)
  • ATC Swap (3 for 3)
  • Twinchies Swap (4 for 4)
  • Stamped Image Swap (1 for everybody in the group)
So far, I have a few ideas for each, and can't wait to start on them all!! I'm very much looking forward to receiving some back too :)