Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Okay, so we should all be on our merry way now....

By the time this comes up on my blog, we should all be on our planes jetting it off to Monaco.

At most Stampin' Up! events, swapping is involved.  It's a great way of introducing yourself to other people and also a great way of getting samples and ideas from both people with different styles to yourself and with different supplies than yourself!

I had decided that I wanted to do something in a photo frame so the first job was to seek out some photo frames - ebay here we come!  Plain black 6 x 4" frames was the order of the day.

I then decided that I wanted to use the Monaco logo somewhere and somehow on it.  You may remember the luggage tags that we received a few weeks ago?  Well , in the scanner they went and printed and cut out and there was the base for my swap.

Now the colour of the log dictated that I was going to be using a brown, so I went with the new Soft Suede colour.  I also wanted something bright to go with this too, so out came my colour of the moment - Melon Mambo!

Using the En Francais stamp to do my background (nice touch with Monaco being at the bottom of France!), I then made up four single squares / items with lots of different bits.

Here is a list of what was used:

En Francais, I (heart) Hearts, Tiny Tags, Spotlight on Christmas and Occasionally stamp sets
Full heart, Tiny Tags, Small heart, Two step bird, Scallop Square,
Large Star and three circle punches
Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon and some clear crystal brads!

So, here is my masterpiece (Excuse the reflection LOL!)

I'll be certain to show you the swaps that I got in return when I come back!

Have fun!


simplyfairies said...

Wow wished I were coming just for the

Joanne said...

This is fab Natalie - a perfect swap for Monaco! Love all the different embellishment/topper pieces you made for it. Hope you're having a fantastic time - sure you are though!

Stamping Moments said...

Thank you Thank you for the wonderful swap. It will take pride of place in my Craft Room,

Thank you for you company over the last few days,

Love jenny x

Dawn said...

Thank you for your swap Natalie, felt embarassed giving you mine.

IF i get to Prague, I will start my swaps from the new catty, no last