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Shelly X

Monday, 24 January 2011

morning crafters ...

I am up working on my blog earlier than normal today, as I am venturing into Canterbury this afternoon to meet a very special friend.  Sally is one of Evelyn Mae's biggest supporters, and with her interesting orders, she keeps me on my creative toes!  She, like me, has a love of tea and cheesecake, and whenever we can, we catch up, with said items making an appearance!

Last year she and I spent a happy day walking through Greenwich and Covent Garden, mulling over ideas on how to take card designing forward, this was before the company name was decided and before I had married, moved house and found room for a crafting studio! 

Needless to say, Sally is definitely one of my favourites!!

So, that brings me to work earlier than normal today, to share with you a project that I have been working on.  The project is for my brother Chris, and his wife Emma.  It was my 30th birthday this week, and my husband was 33 the week before that, and the next time we go to visit my brother, he is hosting a party for us.  It gives us a chance to see all the family together, and also to catch up with some friends who we don't get to see nearly enough.  So as a thank you, I made some Raseberry vodka, and packaged it in a tiny bottle, and matched the bottle wrapping with a little note let and a gift bag.

 I love the purple and the green mixture in this gift set - green and purple have been a theme for January for me.  The purple paper is 'forget me not' from Core Colour Collections and the green is 'Pear' Bazzill card stock.  The scallops are created from a 1.5 inch scalloped punch from The woodware craft collection. The stamps I used are from Fiskars 'Wishes all round' and a lovely flower stamp by Rhonna Farrer.

The ribbon is a bright apple green, and the mini card is embellished with a flower brad, and the bag uses mini diamantes.  To create the bag I used a flat glassine bag that I had sent over from the States, and stuck two rectangle pieces of card stock on either side to create the bag shape.  When put all together, I think it creates a really sweet package, and one that has a lot of care and attention put into it.

I would love to see what you have been creating this week- why not comment and leave a link to your website or blog, so we can all see.
Well, time to get ready for Canterbury and a lot of catching up, so I will say goodbye for this monday, and see you in a weeks time.

All the best X


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