Good Morning Ladies,
Hello from a very cold Wiltshire, Oh it's so so cold today, I think that the car will still need ice scraped off at 10:20am when we have to take the girls to work, I doubt there will be many at the Wildlife Park today either, although the past few weekends have been very busy. I think we will be staying in the warm. it's definitely a 'Light the Coal Fire day' , we have a jigsaw puzzle to finish and I think that today is the perfect day.
If in think back to this exact time last year we were loading the van to bring the first lot of furniture over to this house. The weeks that followed were the hardest weeks of our lives, trying to move, clean the bungalow and unpack here, I have never felt so ill in years, Paul was too. We did consider moving somewhere less expensive after this first year, but we love it here and for the little bit we would save it isn't worth putting ourselves through that again before we are ready to move into our own home.
I thought that I would share the little matching envelopes and Gift box that I made to go with my little Note Cards, I really enjoyed making them into a little gift. The paper is a free gift if you spend over £45 with Stampin' Up! I think Margaret has it too, its so handy having a punch the right size to punch the butterflies out with, save time 'fussy cutting'. I think that his would make a lovely gift for someone thats maybe stuck at home or laid up poorly.
I hope you like them xxx
Now onto your crafts...….
Janet has made a beautiful Gift Box that matches this weeks Challenge card, it looks so nice having a matching set. The box was made using a Tonic Square Insert die 'Square Kaleidoscope' ,
I love this box Janet, it looks so sophisticated, especially with that lovely tassel.
Thank you so much for sharing it with is today xxx
Lynda has made her very first Journal, which started out as a notebook, it looks so much more than that now though as Lynda has embellished every page, going into so much detail, every page has something different to look at, whether its a pretty tag or a piece of lace, a carefully placed resin frame that is highlighting a pretty part of the background paper. I can see that Lynda has added personal pieces too, like a piece of a colouring book that has been coloured beautifully, there are so many different laces and appliques to look at and feel, thats another great element to Lynda's journal it's very tactile, so many different textures. All finished with a beautiful 'Wrap' cover that has a lovely detailed closure too.
Lynda what an incredible job you have made of your first journal, you have finished yours and I am still procrastinating! You have inspired me to get on with it!
Thank you so much for sharing your journal with us today my lovely xxxx
Val shared her shopping with us last week but I missed the email, so I am adding it in today, I am so sorry Val. xx
The two dies are from Joanna Sheen's Website, she has a lovely range of stamps and dies on there.
The two stamps are actually from Wish, you will have to tell us what they are like Val, they look fantastic, I love both sets, the fish one is funny too. You can afford to take a gamble a a couple of pounds each!!
Thanks so much for sharing with us Val XXXX
Last but not least we have Michele's shopping for this week, just as you would expect from our Bargain Hunter, both dies were £1.99 from Ebay (china).
You just can't go wrong for that price!!
Thanks so much Michele for sharing your bargains, I might go and order that tree myself! XXXx
Thats all for this week Ladies, stay warm and cosy in those craft rooms, don't forget to photograph what you make!!
Love and hugs to all of you,