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Some favourite swaps from Sydney Convention ...

I'm glad I managed to get some swaps done for Sydney Convention in the end, because I always come back with so many fresh and inspiring ideas and colour combinations. Here are some of my favourites - always a hard job to pick favourites as I loved them all, but these really inspired me so I asked the girls if I could showcase them here. 

This gorgeous creation is by Teresa Dabrowski. Teresa doesn't have a blog (she did promise me one was coming though!) but if you are anywhere Nicholls in ACT, you can contact Teresa for a workshop. I loved what she has done here with Vintage Vogue, particularly the gorgeous colours of Black, Basic Gray, Rich Razzelberry and Pretty in Pink. Isn't it gorgeous? I will definitely be casing this colour combination VERY soon.Thankyou Teresa.

Swap Teresa Dabrowski

Next up I have this fabulous creation using the emerging colour technique with Organic Outline and Medallion stamp set created by Claire Harrison. I love the crisp colour combination of Whisper White, tempting Turquoise and Basic Gray. Such a fabulous card! Thankyou Claire.

Swap Claire Harrison

Next up is this little gem from my lovely friend Vanessa Webb. So many things I love about this card, but I think it was the colour combination of Soft Suede, Taken with Teal, Old Olive and Very Vanilla that got me first. I also love the layout of the card, the ribbon detail, how she has done the greeting and the little embossed bit on the end. OK - just everything! So much exquisite detail! Thankyou Vanessa.

Swap Vanessa Webb

This lovely patchwork creation was created by Sharon Turnbull who doesn't have a blog but can be contacted by email if you are after a workshop in the Caloundra area. So much work has gone into this - I LOVE it. The colours, faux stitching, flowers etc all remind me of a homely warm quilt. Thankyou Sharon.

Swap Sharon Turnbull

I have one more to show you, just waiting on the OK from the creator. In the meantime, here is the swap I made. I used an old favourite set for christmas, Lovely as a Tree with some reverse masking and a border from Vintage Vogue. There's also some bling and paper piercing in there too.


I hope that has given you lots of stamping inspiration. So many clever stampers in the Stampin' Up! community!

Have a happy weekend,

Claire xx


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Hi Claire. I was so blessed to get one of your SWAPS and the examples you have posted of all the others are stunning. Congrats on being named Demonstrator of the Year. Can't think of anyone more deserving.

I loved your card Claire, especially the Vintage Vogue edging, what a great idea. My Fav of all the others has to be the patchwork, so much detail and of course I love all the colours of the DSP.

They are all lovely cards. Has organic outlines grown on you now?? I seem to recall an aversion to it when the new catty came out!! lol

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Claire......and thanks for swapping with me :) You must still be walking on air after our wonderful weekend in was such a thrill to be there......can't wait 'til October!!

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