Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peterborough Training, and meeting the lovely Monica!

hello all, hoping you are well? i am just recovering from my busy few days, saturday i managed to finish my swaps for the training day organised by monica.  sunday i went to peterborough to monica's team training which i was invited to by my stampin' up! demo caroline, and then monday night was the second meeting of the saffron walden craft group that i started last month.

so firstly my swaps, after many failed attempts that ended up in the bin my mojo completely failed me so i went off down the town with my nan and granddad and had a lovely lunch at ASK and then attempted to teach milli how to ride her bike for the afternoon.
with my head totally clear i sat down to make my swaps and asked Mr.C. his opinion and he said 'plain and simple' so i grabbed my 'trendy trees' stamp set and my stamp-a-ma-jig and got cracking here is what i came up with;

i think that they came out quite well but on the day the green ones where the most popular i only had 2 of those left!  i really love my stamp-a-ma-jig i wasn't too sure about it when i purchased it but couldnt see how i could use the 'trendy trees' without it, but now i really love it once i got my head round it its really simple and i always get my tree trunks in the right place which always helps! lol.

and so to training, i was invited to the team training event as i am thinking of joining stampin up! as a demo and caroline thought that coming to training would help in my decision, well it did! but also made my shopping list grow!! lol
we made some lovely 'make and take' projects and i met some lovely ladies including the rest of caroline's team of owls donna and helen.  and the swapping was lots of fun, it was lovely to see other stampers work and to get a small bit to take home and peruse at leisure.
here are some of the swaps that i received

and this photo is of the swaps made from left by helen, caroline and donna.

and so to the make and takes;

this was one of the projects we made with the 'nature's walk' stamp set.  i had originally overlooked this stamp set when looking through the mini catalogue as i wasnt sure what i would really do with it but after using it on sunday it is so on my wish list now!! lol

we also had some business talks from monica and bekka which i found really informative and helpful, they both speak and fill you with such inspiration that i had planned my launch party in my head before i've even signed my forms! lol

i met some really lovely and talented ladies who all welcomed me into their group for the day, had a lot of fun crafting for the whole day and seeing lots of others craft projects i have tons of photos but i think i may have rambled on far too long as it is now! lol
sorry for the long post and if you are still with me thank you for popping by until next time ttfn.



Donna Keene said...

Lovely photos Charlie, must upload mine! Am putting your blog in ones I visit now that I found it! Good job you wrote it on the back of your swap! :) D x

Bekka said...

It was lovely to meet you and I am so glad you enjoyed the day :-D

Congratulations on achieving your butterfly goal - email me your address and I will send you your next butterfly! (

I look forward to seeing you at the next training :-D


simplyfairies said...

Your swaps are lovely, better check which colour I went I can see mine in the top