Sunday, 7 November 2010

Convention 2010

Wow.... what an exciting couple of days have been had by everyone that went to the SU Convention. It was the turn of the UK to host this years event- at Addington Palace in Croydon.

It has been fun packed, exciting, tiring, inspiring & a great opportunity to make new friends,over the past couple of days.
There were over 300 Demos from the UK, France & Germany and a couple from the US.

Some of us met up on Thurs eve for a pre-convention evening, arranged by Natalie & Monica, for their downlines, at the hotel, with Create & Takes, Raffle prizes, started exchanging our Swaps. There were so many fantastic swaps going around and even more when we got to the convention on Friday. These ladies deserve a medal for all their hard work & for putting up with over 100 rowdy & excitable ladies, most of whom had never been to Convention before!!

Here are some pictures from the Convention....

Natalie with some of her Stamping Stars Team.. we knew where we all were as we wore fluffy stars head bands!
Natalie, Justine, Gill, Cary, Jenny

The table set up for the Awards evening meal...

Natalie & Zoe

Front- Sue, Cary, Gill
Back- Justine, me,

Make & Takes on Saturday

Kim, Natalie, Zoe, Jackie, Sue, Gill, Cary

Everyone there had a brilliant time - as well as the Make & Takes, we had Prize Patrols, where you could win a stamp set that had been used to demo a class(guess what..... lucky old me won!! I never win anything usually! I couldn't believe it when my name went up on the screen!).

We had demos, classes & training sessions. There were swaps going on for various different projects- I have never seen so many fantastic ideas! I have taken loads of pictures so I could remember some of the samples & projects, and have loads of fantastic swaps from some very talented crafters!

I can't wait to go to next years conference.... it was announced it is to be held in France at none other than .......DISNEYLAND PARIS! OMG!! I am going to start saving up now.. and set some goals( Natalie will be pleased!)

Will pop back later with some more pictures of some of the fantastic swaps I received...

In the mean time.. happy Crafting

Teresa xx