Sunday, 12 November 2017

ESAD Offstage 2017

I am devastated that I couldn't go over to Melbourne or the Gold Coast for this weekend's Onstage. This time last year I was in Brisbane with my mum for an awesome week getting ready to do my presentation. (and Packing my dacks too)

Anyway enough reminiscing and sulking that I can not be over there my friend Richelle Fletcher has organised an Offstage group full of challenges etc..

The first challenge is by Rachael Lewsley (my awesome and creative downline)
It is a sketch challenge

This is my take on the sketch

Next on the agenda was to tell a story about a crafting disaster.... There were lots but my favourite was my friend Dawn Fergusons "I was demonstrating for a class just after we got the new inkpads and was showing a new lady how to open one. The lid flew off straight across the table and landed ink side down in front of another lady! Fortunately they had not yet received their card packs and it only inked up the grid paper. Kinda embarrassing, especially when I had to google how to put it back together!"

Rebecca McHaffie then challenged us to find inspiration in a piece of clothing... I took a picture of my friends daughters outfit a few months ago with the intention of making something using the picture as inspiration.... here is my perfect opportunity.

It is so so pretty so I used Flamingos and the colours on the material.

Such a cute outfit!

I whipped out the two flamingo sets that I have to do this - the background was the water image in the Fabulous Flamingo set and the actual flamingo and leaf are from the Pop of Paradise set.

Saturday morning was story time - Did you find Stampin' Up! or did Stampin' Up! find you?
this is my story - Well it crossed my path when it first came to Aus... I had a party and fell in 💗 with it. I had the attitude oh well there's already a demo, two in one town will be too many so left it at that. A year or so later that demo opened a shop in town so she was no longer allowed to be a demo, I thought about it and still wasn't sure so a couple more years passed and I had a friend in the Northern Territory who did it as a hobby.. so I signed up in Saleabration and never looked back!! 

Next up is my challenge, I encouraged the girls to use their embossing paste on a project and used this picture of a card that I made for inspiration using Lift Me Up.

I added a bit of Dazzling Details to the paste for a glittery effect on the clouds.

Dawn Fergusons challenge is up next -
I challenge you to make a simple Christmas Card that can be made in 10-15 mins with a Wow factor.
hmmmm 10 - 15 mins that's the challenge for me....

Here it is... The pic didn't come out quite how I wanted it but it still looks ok....
My Beachy little Christmas card

What Is next?? ok Richelle posted What is your Stampin' Up! dream - of course mine is to achieve an incentive trip one day!

I then threw in a curly challenge -  use your initials (mine are NJW) and find colours to use with your initials - mine are Night of Navy, (there is nothing J so I went the next closest letter for a colour - Island Indigo and W is Wisteria Wonder

I love this Magical Mermaid Card

I must say that this has been one of the most productive weekends I have ever had!

Next up was a question what is your all time favourite never gonna part with product?
Well I must say my big shot is my all time favourite product and I love it!

Richelle set a Christmas 3D challenge!! Make a 3D object/ decoration with a 3D theme....
This one is the only challenge I did not complete as I had a party to go to on Sunday so I didn't have time. But I must say it was an amazing weekend of creating I am so glad I joined in the fun!

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