Saturday, 31 December 2011

I made it to Paris 2011 Convention!

Just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have been so supportive since I came out of hospital in Nov 2011. My mum as always xx, my friend Karen your a star who came with and has always been there for me I could not have done it with out you xx.  Sue my close fiend who helped me with my swaps to get to convention and to ALL fellow pinkies who have just been brilliant you know who you are, your support has been overwhelming.
I even had a huge support from other teams in Yorkshire, Monica and Julie and their teams who were great at ensuring I got on and off the plane okay. Also my biggest thanks to Michelle Last, who believed in me encouraged me to go and even thanked me before going up onto stage to retain her title as No1 UK Demo of the Year 2011, so proud of you well done and for me, so worth a week in bed to recover!

Well this is how it started some pictures before I left home! "I Love SU Paris" wall hanging momento.

Me feeling the pressure a bit as I made 49 swaps in Cherry Cobler, Night of Navy and Whisper white card stock.
Stamp sets and punches all set out. We then changed the colour scheme to very Vanilla, Pacific Point and Chocolate Chip.
The heart punch was measured and the centre found so each square was in line, see the post it note. I used the masking technique to put in the letters SU for Stampin Up! But you could put a photo in this wall hanging. I wanted the demos to have a moment from paris.
Line up your letter ready to stamp over the masked area.
If you don't use clear block use your stamp-a-ma-jig.
The punched out square was added after I had done some fake stitching using the piercing tool and mat.
This is the final product, with a handmade tag, and a ribbon loop at the top to hang the picture.
You can see mine at the bottom on this swap display board.
I made 70 in the end which was a fab achievement in just two weeks after been in hospital for 4 weeks. thank you for all my swaps, hope you liked mine!

More photos of convention to follow
Dawn x


  1. Dawn, you are an inspiration to us all, and you should be very very proud of yourself and your achievements! I'm chuffed to bits you were well enough to come to Convention, it was awesome wasn't it!! I am so pleased to know you, and let me know if I can be of any help... and I am always on the end of a phone.
    You are in my thoughts and I know 2012 will be challenging, but it will all work out, trust me! :)
    Luv and hugs,

  2. You are a real inspiration my sweet and I love having you in my team. I had to thank you for your belief in me and for everything you do for me and the pinkies. Here is to a fantastic 2012 xxxx

  3. Hi Dawn you are an inspiration and I am so glad you was there, I truly hope to see you in Germany if at all possible, Have a happy and healthy New Year my lovely. Hugs xxx