Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Swaps Video

Hello, Crafters.

This morning I uploaded my video of the swaps I received last weekend at the Stampin' Up! OnStage Local Convention in Telford.

In the video, I have also shared the front covers of the forthcoming Spring 2017 catalogue as well as the Sale-a-bration 2017 catalogue. 

Stampin' Up! rules don't allow me to show the inside of the catalogues yet, but at the end of the video I share four new stamp sets and three of the fabulous new Watercolour Pencils!

Photograph 1: these are the new Spring and Sale-a-bration catalogues 

Photograph 2: these are three of the thirteen new Watercolour Pencils that'll be available as from 4th. January, 2017.

I'm really excited about these because I always used to enjoy using watercolour pencils. 

As demos, we can start to pre-order on 1st December 2016, but demos who went to OnStage were able to pre-pre-order certain products - my goodies arrive tomorrow!

Photograph 3: this is the new stamp set we were given when we checked into OnStage last Saturday.

It's called Special Reason and is available as wood or clear mount, which 14 stamps in the set.

There's a coordinating set of dies, and although it doesn't say two-step stamping, it looks to me that the two leaf vein stamps match the two full leaf stamps. 

Photograph 4: this stamp set is called Sealed with Love and is a photopolymer set with 27 stamps! 

I received this when we were able to share out the goodies left in the Make-n-take box at the end of OnStage on Saturday. 

This is another set that has coordinating dies to go with it. 

This is part of a suite with coordinating ribbon, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and embellishments.

Photograph 5: I was so lucky to win this as part of Prize Patrol. 

The set is called Beautiful You and is available as wood or clear mount, and there are 13 stamps in the set. 

This set is absolutely gorgeous and I've already seen some stunning cards made with it. 

This is going to be great for water colouring, especially using the new watercolour pencils.

You can use the pencils with our Aqua Paintbrushes and our Blender Pens.

Photograph 6: this stamp set is called Birthday Bright, and I think this was an all attendee giveaway! 

It's photopolymer and there is a total of 21 stamps in the set! 

Although this set will work brilliantly on its own, it has been designed to complement the forthcoming Birthday Bright Project Kit. 

The top banner outline which curves upward is compatible with Duet Banner Punch, and the wavy banner stamp goes with Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.

Photograph 7: this is the notebook I received as a gift from my upline Kim Fee. 

I'm now using this to keep a track of my growing team and the progress they're making

Photograph 8: last, but definitely not least, this is the bag we were given at check in! 

It's a lovely size, sturdy and a great fun design on the outside. I'm building up such a collection of Stampin' Up! bags, I'm going to start giving them away soon! LOL!

I'm spending the rest of today getting myself sorted out after the weekend and sending out all my customer gifts, too. Then I'll be back to normal, hopefully!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting! 



  1. Always look forward to your Show 'n Tell videos where you share your Make-and-Takes from Telford ... you got some absolutely beautiful little samples ... exciting to see! And, yes, the new catalogue is a real winner for sure! Thank you so much for showing and sharing, Jan! Loved it all.

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I've been watching other demos swaps videos and I think this event has produced the most and best swaps. They really have been amazing. I'm really pleased you enjoy seeing them too. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Hi Jan, thank you for your very kind words. It was indeed dazzling diamonds that I used to add the sparkle and the card "in between" was the backing card that is sent with the 12x12 glimmer card!! Thanks again x Jan (Twinks Stamping)

    1. Hi, Jan. Your swap was one of the absolute best - I really love it. Many thanks for the extra info about how you made it. ☺ ☺ ☺ happy crafting, JanB.

  3. HI Jan loved the video, so many gorgeous cards and projects. I'd really like to learn the bell Christmas card. Have a great day and thanks for sharing

    1. Hi, Berylyn. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my swaps video. Are you referring to the small square card, with the Cable Knit Embossing, two white bells and the sentiment at the top? One that I said I really liked. I don't want to make the wrong video! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Thanks for sharing all these swaps they are amazing!
    I really enjoyed seeing them. So much talent. I am in the States but I read your blog every day

    1. Hi, Cinnamon Crunch. I agree with you. I've been to several Stampin' Up! events and I'm amazed every time with the swaps I receive. It really is one of the highlights these events for me! I'm very pleased you read my blog everyday - thank you! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.