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Monday, 26 March 2012

All at once..........

Last week has gone in a blink!........ What with 'Creative Cafe', Matthews School Play ( I did end up watching all three shows!!) and helping Heather turn Foxglove into a 'Sport Relief' Red pony, on Friday (they raised just over £50!!)- my blog has been  neglected, sorry!

Thank you to all. who left comments, its been great to have some questions too, so before I go off onto something else, I will get those answered:

Allie my SU sister, left a lovely comment and also asked how I got the wreath shape- well I drew around my red sticky strip and cut out a 'scratch' paper mask, I then stuck it to the centre, with a little making tape folded round on its self, and stamped around the edge of the mask. It does take a little fiddling and I had, had the practise at Christmas, but if I can do it anyone can!

Kate. a fellow SU sister, also asked with her lovely comments, the finished size of card- it was 21 cm's or for those who are more traditional 8 inches, which can be made out of two sheets of A4 card stock.

Here is a picture. of one of my Christmas wreath cards. created in the same way- just with poinsettias, made with SU punches, and the lovely Christmas sentiment- from 'Delightful Dozen' stamped to the middle.

Now I couldn't just leave you with a lone Christmas picture, especially as the sun has been shinning like it thinks it's the middle of summer here!! So I will show you the boxes I decorated for Linda's 21st gifts, she is back home in the Isle of Man now, and she reported back a nice cam ferry crossing!!
My special gift was a 'Simply Adorned' necklace, which got a touch of 'Crochet Trim' & 'Seam Binding' and one of the gorgeous 'Trinket Keys'
I used the same supplies as the card, but with the sentiments from 'Your a Gem' &
'Tiny Tags' to create a custom tag for each box.
 Here shows the insert I made for the large-
'Simply Adorned Charm'.
Here are the boxes all lined up, ready to go in the gift bag. Linda was very excited, opening them all and placing them on the chain, it was great to give a special gift to a special person xx

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  1. Hi Sally,
    I just want to say 'thank you' and what a fab week I had across in the UK. Missing you already! I love my birthday card and gifts. In fact my card is still out on the mantle piece - I don't want to put it away! The necklace is beautiful and you're right, I was so excited opening all the boxes. See you again soon xxx
    PS I may just have to use your design for Christmas cards this year - stunning, as always!!

  2. Absolutely loving your charm insert Sally Jo, and thanks for the answer to my question! I'll be giving that a go :) xx