Wednesday, 7 November 2012

European Convention Mainz- Part 2

This Convention post is all about the gifts. I love getting ready for Convention and I love to spoil my girls attending with a little something made by me for them.  And here’s the bag complete with a bag tag to match our Convention Bags


I added some wet wipes (always good to have with you) and a few Ferrero Rocher chocs not in the photo as I usually buy them in the duty free shop so I don’t have to check in extra weight I never travel light no matter how hard I try to :(

Here’s a picture of the bag tag


The boxes are our fabby Crumb Cake ones and they come naked ready for you to spruce them up. They are fabulously sturdy and roomy. I used the comfort cafe papers to decorate the sides and the lid part. Then I topped the box with a tulle brooch. I bought the vinatge brooch findings with clear domes on Fleabay months ago. The 1 “ circle punch paper fitted perfectly inside


And inside


I covered some bangles in our Comfort Cafe fabric and added the faceted buttons to them, however they were a bad choice as I used hot glue gun to secure them and they all dropped off soon after :(. I should have used my 2 parts epoxy I will know next time. And I made the sweet notes to go in the bottom of the boxes but i forget to pack them :( so I know have some ready made notes to use for some other friends :).

My gifts for my lower level downline and friends we these little packets containing a brooch and 2 pretty hair slider using our in colour Dahlias.

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And this was my roomie gift.

necklace   I always share a room with Zoe my good friend and fellow Stampin’Up! demo. The neck piece is easy to wear and I plan to make more for the craft fairs I have this season. Close up of the brooch

brooche close

And here are the gifts I received from Stampin’Up! Firstly the Convention bag, love this bag trendy with the Chevron pattern and the shape of it is great, I owuld use it a lot in summer.

the bag

On Thursday I attended a special reception reserved for those demonstrators who achieved a specific title within their career. It was a night of business sharing, swapping for ideas catching up and enjoying a delicious finger buffet, I had about 12 yummy meatballs in a yummy tomato sauce served very poshly in a tiny glass YUM :)

And we each got a lovely gift

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A fabby book and a set of pen and fountain pen. I haven't used a fountain pen since my school days, we did calligraphy and I remember having to carry my ink bottle in my school bag. I have lost count how many times my own bottle leaked over everything including myself. Poor mum must have worked so hard to get the stains out.

Details :)


and the beautiful tag


I need to buy this alphabet now :)

I was lucky to walk the stage a few times and collect some very special prizes, look at the stunning packaging.

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And do you see those stamp sets? every single person attending received the same amount  of sets. Nearly £100 value. I love how spoilt we are !!! You can attend next one by becoming a demonstrator today, is easy just click the link atb the top of my blog choose your kit of £130 and pay only £99 for it then you are in business its’ that easy!!!

I received tons more beautiful gifts from my  fabulous team members, my friends and fellow demos even from kind strangers that read my blog. I want to thank you all for your kindness I really appreciate it.

I am sorry for the long post hope you enjoyed looking at all my makes and I will see you again soon with more. Till then big hugs xxx





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  1. The weekend in Mainz was really fantastic. Thanks for your insights. I really like your blog very much. Have a great day.
    LG Silke

  2. Oh my gosh Monica these gifts are so amazing!!! Love every single one of it!
    Have a great day

  3. I love my necklace thank you. I just might loose it to Olivia!!! Another great time rooming with you! Zx


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