Friday, May 20, 2011

Convention Melbourne - Nerida's Top ten swaps

 The swaps I received this year were so varied and inspiring... these are not in any particular order, because how could you choose only one favourite?
This is the box card that everyone was liking so much as it is a similar idea from the Catalogue page 115.
But so much nicer. With glitter and watercolouring... Will have to make some of these!
Here it is opened with the stamped card on the inside.
 I loved this one from Denielle B. her very own idea of stamping staz-on ink on to Stampin-shrink which you can make into jewellery, brooches, or a bag tag! I'll be wearing this next time you see me.

How gorgeous is Karen Cumming's flower (made with the big shot and flower folds die)?
I love the layers of patterned paper and the dew drops made with crystal effects, finished with a vintage brad in the centre.
Love, Love, love the butterfly easel card by Bronwyn Eastley in sahara sand and perfect plum cardstock with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die.
 I was so impressed with Denielle's stampin on fabric "drink coaster" I had to swap with her twice. I love the way she has stamped the very vintage wheel across the fabric and topped it with the Artistic etchings stamp with a rhinestone on the tower.
Isn't this a clever dress made by Katrina Criglington with circle punches and the scallop circle XL die forming the skirt? I'll be making some of these in different fashion combos.
This card is one that looks just stunning in real life, the Framed tulips embossing around the edge is sponged with Champagne shimmer paint and it looks amazing in sunlight. By Michelle Corbett.
I swapped twice with Jo Chester because I just loved her cards, this one uses the Decorative label punch as a window so that the embossed silver key and glittered heart shows through.
And isn't this just such a simple but perfect card?
Using the Artistic Etchings crown over the Queen for a day stamp (from You're a Gem stampset) and lightly stamped with the medallion in the background with gold spritzing too.

One of themost useful and pretty stampsets "Elements of Style", just love the textured edge and lace ribbon. There was dazzling diamonds on the flowers. So pretty by Leila Khan.
I think this is number ten ... a great male card with bike and shiny black embossing.
Deb Macdowell uses the extreme elements with Daffodil delight.
This one just has to be on my list because it is gorgeously simple and I love the way Heather Moekotte has used the Strength and Hope stampset in Perfect Plum and sponged the edges.
That's it for today I promised my top ten and gave you eleven!

1 comment:

  1. Nerida I am totally touched to be recognised here. I am always so inspired by your work and you're such a sweetie too! I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you, Denielle, Ellen, Tenille & all the ladies. And the way you all welcomed my Tracy was just so kind. I hope you stay inspired and flourish all year! Karen xx


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