Sunday 14 March 2010

So... did you guess?

Yesterday's post I asked if you knew where I was.. did you guess?

Well, as usual, I'm running behind with my posts, so on this one, I'm talking about my WONDERFUL day out on Thursday.

It was the Stampin' Up! Regional Training Event down in Sheffield, so we (me and Sheila) set off around half past eight to arrive there for around 10am. I had been looking forward to going for the last few weeks, and I knew there were going to be around 27 SU demo's there, who were going to be prepared for a swap.. so I had to do one too.. but with work, deadlines and all the rest, I had one evening spare to get mine sorted!

This is what I came up with..

Sorry about the quality of the photo, it was taken late evening on my mobile for quickness.

The stamp is a Level 2 Hostess set from the current SU catalogue, and I just think this little boidy is sooooo cute! I love his patterned wing, and I love the flower stems he's sat on.. and well, I just love it!

What I made was a little business card wallet, so something practical. You can see them all stood up behind this card. Lots of them! LOL.

When we arrived at the Beauchief Hotel, Sheffield, we sat and had our drink and took a look at some inspiration boards, which had some fab projects on. Then we went into our Training Room and the swapping frenzy began.

Manic or what.. ?

There are some very talented ladies in this bunch, and the swaps were fantastic. I will photograph them all when I get a chance, just so I can share them with you.

After the swaps, we had a chat about SU, and Monica did a presentation on holding workshops.
Here she is, poor thing was shaking like a leaf. She soon settled down though and got into the swing of things.

A little later on in the day, Julie and Monica did a role play which was quite funny, and a later still, Julie did a demo on the big screen on how to make punched animals.. Here she is doing her beautiful lion. Awww... I so love lions!! Isn't this just the cutest lion??

And she also showed us a little collection of animals that she has created using the range of Stampin Up punches. Isn't it fab what you can do with a little thought? I just love em.

Two more little ones to show.. Julie created this little card with the Monkey. I adore how cross eyed and cute she looks. I'm sure it's a girl.. !

And here is the lion, finished and proudly sitting up on the card. Talking about lions, did you know that ours have now arrived in Doncaster from Romania? More news on that when I get chance.
And last but not least, some mug shots from the convicts.. I mean crafters.. hehe.

Here's Karen from Barnsley -

And the lovely Helen -

And the ever so lovely Jo -

The lady on the right, below, is Paula, who ran the SU event for us... and put up with all our laughs and 'oohs' and 'aaahhhs' over the products and things. Surely she must have thought we were bonkers!

Here is Monica and Julie -

A new face or two for me too.. the lady in the red glasses on the left, is Deb, and this giggly-bum was Jane Egan-Cresswell.. not, I must say, ever to be pronounced 'Eggan'.. it gets her a little grumpty!! lol.. Poor Paula.. lol

And that was it.. that's all I'm sharing for now about our day in Sheffield - mainly because I don't want to spoil it for everyone else who has these events coming up this next week or so.

So. I'm leaving it there.

A great day was had by me, by Sheila, and no doubt by everyone who attended. I made a few friends who I hope to keep in touch with too.. and now I'm counting down until our next get together!

I hope you enjoyed looking through the pictures.

come back again soon xx


  1. Sounds like you had a great day out Jo!

    Jill x

  2. I can't believe you've blogged a pic of me LOL! It was nice to see you again and your 'boidy' swap was gorgeous thank you!


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