Saturday, 19 June 2010

Dazzling Diamonds..............

Evening Ladies, I'm sorry for the lateness of the post - normal service has been resumed he he :)
As you probably know I am NOT a Stampin Up demonstrator although I have long bought their products.
Well I have just spent a wonderfully 'Crafty' day with several good friends, and some new ones, at Dazzling Diamonds Stamporama in New Addington.

I am apparently responsible for more than one persons crafting addictions so with this in mind I was honoured to be asked to be a special guest designer when Sharon and her Stampin Up team, Michelle, Patricia and Sue organised today's fun filled day.
It truly was jam packed full of projects, gifts and food and I created a project to share with everyone.

I decided to make a mini Easel card, and although the project had to use Stampin Up products I just couldn't help adding a couple of extra touches so in crept my Nesties and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Of course Sharon HATES peel-offs so there just had to be a few dots and lines added especially for her - well it did make the peel-off snob laugh anyway lol.

I think everyone enjoyed the project, although I had obviously misunderstood my instructions. I hadn't realized that they only had half an hour in which to finish the whole thing. It's a good job I had cut most things for them - not usually my style I have to say.

Even so I couldn't just make one card. Well you have to give people choices, you have to allow for gold or silver girls and I had to use all the stamp set................good excuses don't you think :)

There were four other projects through out the day - three of them with written instructions, and all with everything provided that was needed to complete them. One even came with a set of stamps for us to keep.

The Girls are planning another event such as this in October, so watch this space for a confirmed date. I have happily offered to help again, if they would like me to.
Of course the day would not have run as smoothly as it did without the team behind the scenes. I would call them the Kitchen Queens (Sharon and Michelle's Mums), but that might offend Watson, Sharon's wonderful husband who spent the day being Chauffeur and go-fer, and didn't complain once, despite being surrounded by all these Crafty females. He's definitely a keeper Shaz, look after him.
Better go now, before I send you all to sleep with my ramblings.
Thanks for stopping by
Love and hugs


  1. No one told me Watson would be there!!
    These cards are just super Kim. Put me down for October. Sorry I couldn't come. Gill x

  2. Hi Kim

    How do you make those lovely padded cards. They remind me of the ones we used to buy for humungous amounts of money when I was young.


  3. More of the padding. Pretty please put me out of my misery as to how you made them.

    BTW those gorgeous bright colours really pop, that blue is gorgeous.

    Lin x


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