Monday, 16 May 2016

A fun VIP day at Stampin' Up! UK HQ

Hello lovelies. Well what a lot I have to share with you today. About a month ago I received a call from the lovely Kelly at Stampin' Up! UK head office to tell me a card I'd entered in to the Coram charity fundraiser for Demonstrators had won me a runners up spot at a special event at Stampin' Up! head office (you can see the card I created here).

This was a VIP event to celebrate the week long Ebay charity auction to support the amazing work of Coram,  Stampin' Up! send packages of craftiness to artists and celebrities and get them to create cards and small pieces of arts. This years fundraiser had cards made by people ranging from Lorraine Kelly to Peter Capaldi to illustrators such as Quentin Blake and Axel Sheffler. All the cards were lovely (we got to see some of them on display at the event) and some sold for prices in the £100s. The event was timed so that we could watch the Ebay auctions coming to an end and celebrate the successes of the day. In the end the fundraiser made an amazing £5184.45 which the representative of Coram told us would support the adoption and care of 5 children. How lovely is that?

I thought you might like a little sneak peek of the fun we had:

It was lovely spending the day with fellow Demonstrators, the UK SU team, the PR team and even the Mayor of High Wycombe popped by too. As you can see we had some silly laughs. We even got to connect via the laptop with the European office and say hello to all the lovely staff over in Frankfurt including the fantastic Chris in Demonstrator Support.

Here is the cheque presentation with the lovely Paula and Kelly at head office.

As well as lovely food and fun and games we even had time for a little crafting. As you can see I was very hard at work. 

And here is one of the projects the team created. I haven't had a moment to photograph mine yet. And yes, you are getting a little sneaky peek at one of the new stamp sets in the new catalogue.

And what a great day for a selfie too. This is me and the lovely Lynney. I love catching up with fellow teamies and Lynne is a lovely fellow Demo I have known for many years now.

And this is me and Kelly from head office.

All in all it was a lovely day and I am very thankful to have been a part of it and to have Stampin' Up! in my life. A big thank you to Paula and Kelly for organising such a lovely day and well done to all the team for the fantastic amount raised for Coram.


1 comment:

  1. Looks like great fun! And congratulations on runner up spot for your card! :D xxx