Sunday, 16 July 2017

Time's our own!

Hello, Crafters.

We have had a super time here in Phuket! 

Stampin' Up! have taken really good care of us, it's been amazing! 

It's been well worth the hard work it took to earn this trip! 

Befre I forget, today's video shows how I made my swap card for Thailand.

Yesterday was the first day of our own.
Most demonstrators have gone now, with a handful staying for the weekend.

Thre's a shuttle boat that goes across the lagoon to Canal Village. 

We decided to walk round, and it was lovely.

We headed straight to the Bakery as we'd heard nothing but good reports about it! 

We had tea and cake, and agree with the praise heaped on this eatery! 

We continued our walk, and visited the little gazebo "shops" on the beach. 

We completed our circular walk back at our resort, and decided to spend an hour by the poolside. 

On Friday evening, Stampin' Up! laid on a lavish gala night! It was at the Blue Elephant, and was a buffet.

The food was largely Thai but there were other choices.

There was a dancing display, musicians, Thai craft demonstrations, and areas where we could purchase Thai crafts. 

It took the coaches longer than it should have done to ferry us all to the Blue Elephant. 

There was an accident in front of the first coach. 

The rest of the coaches had to do a u-turn and find an alternative route. 

I've attached a few photographs from the evening here and more on the Photo Gallery page.

That's it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


PS Stampin' Up! are running a special recruiting promotion during July. 

If you'd like to know how you can earn an incentive trip, please email me for further details: I'd love to have you join my team! ☺(Note: I can only recruit if you have an address in the UK, the Netherlands, Austria France or Germany. I'm really sorry but this is a SU rule!)


  1. Beautifully done card, Jan ... love the simplicity! Some good tips on the embossing folder bit too. Even before I owned a Big Shot I almost aways found that using a piece of kitchen paper towel did the trick for the Cuttlebug, but I haven't yet tried using the vellum, so I shall. Thank you, and do enjoy your week on your own now that the big "event" is behind you! Look forward to hearing more once you're back!! Meanwhile, thank you for sharing all that you have, including the many wonderful photo's. Safe travels home again!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I think out of all the swaps I've ever made this is the cleanest and simplest. Definitely one of the less is more cards! I was very pleased with the finished card. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Picked it out right away too, in the photo's of all the swaps that were posted! With all the white, it did seem to stand apart from the others, I thought.

  3. Love this card, clean and simple are my favourite cards, so thanks for sharing. One question i have is "how do you keep your plates flat, mine keep bowing in the middle"?

    1. Hi, Annette. I really don't know the answer to that! I think it may be because I keep one set of plates to use with my magnetis platform, and a really old pair of plates for embossing, or with my Precision Base Plate. Apart from that, I don't do anything else planned! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.