Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Got sidetracked again!

Seems to happen more and more often these days, lol. So, finally, I can show you the beautiful card my dear friend Alexandra sent me for my birthday. I so admire her style, the combination of vintage and modern, the gorgeous colour scheme, it is perfection in my eyes -

Ganz herzlichen Dank, meine liebe Alexandra, die Karte kommt mit nach Frankreich und rein in meinen Craftavan!

I also managed to find time to make my Tag Tuesday tag, on the right day! The theme was EGGS. I used 3 different greens and a yellow distress ink to colour the background in kind of Springy greens and then embossed it with little flowers. Highlighted some of the little flowers with Treasure Gold, it doesn't show up very well in the photos though. Used a scrap of 18th Century book page, printed out some antique egg images and added a sliver of corrugated cardboard. That was pretty much it -

Toodlepip xxx

Monday, 21 March 2016

A very late Simply Neutrals Tuesday post

Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 19 already, my goodness, how time flies. And I am a week late to the party, lol, but better late than never, right?

I received a package from Suzy ages ago, as she wanted to make sure I got it before going off to France again, and it was agony seeing it every day and not opening it, but I was determined not to touch it until my actual birthday. Darling Dorthe also sent me a package a while ago, and again, it was so very hard not to open it before the day.

Suzy and I had agreed that I would open her gift while we skyped, oh my word, that was so much fun! I am glad I couldn't really see me, tehehehe, I must have pulled such funny faces. It was as if Suzy was sitting with me in room, watching me opening her gift. And because I couldn't skype with Dorthe, I opened her gift together with Suzy as well! Brilliant, it made it a real special occasion.

As Suzys gift was the first to arrive, I'll show you hers first. She had told me I would never guess what it was, she had only ever made this one, and she was right, I wouldn't have guessed in a million years, lol.

This is the beautiful hanger, a gorgeous gift in its own right -

And this is the OOAK, the only one ever made, gift :-) -

Can you tell yet what it is? Look very closely...........

YES! It is the most beautiful crochet hook holder, I am so thrilled to bits with it. I love crocheting, so this will be by my side, and used, quite often. Thank you, my dear dear Suzy xxx.

Dear Dorthe's gift was such an amazing surprise as well. First of all, she had made this stunning card, which is so typically Dorthe, nature inspired, with a beautiful bird and found objects. Nobody does 'Nature' better than Dorthe -

And then I unrolled this wonderful piece of, well, don't quite know what it is, matted fibre ( awesome wrapping ), and found these inside, OMG -


Aren't these the most exquisite medallions you have ever seen? The back of them is as pretty as the front, so beautifully finished. I want to attach them to a garland to hang in my craftavan in France while I am there, and I know they will look stunning. Dorthe, you are such a loyal, loving friend, thank you so very much. xxx

My beautiful friend Alexandra sent me a gorgeous birthday card. She always remembers my birthday, and I am the worst friend, I usually forget hers, and she always forgives me. One year I will get it right, Alexandra :-). My camera ran out of juice while I was taking photos, and by the time it was charged up again, the light wasn't good enough any longer. I will take photos in the morning and show you in a separate post, you will love the card! I love her style and I adore the colours she chose for the card, and......... ah well, you will have to wait until tomorrow.

Thank you for visiting, toodlepip xxx

Friday, 18 March 2016

All Things Alice ATC Swap

Marion, from the fabulous bockel24 blog recently announced her 10th Annual ATC swap and the theme is ALL THINGS ALICE. I love taking part in her swaps, there is always such an enormous variety of styles and such fabulous inspiration.

Here are my three All Things Alice ATCs -

Had great fun making these! Thanks, Marion, for hosting another fabulous ATC swap.


Toodlepip xxx

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A little bit of crafting

I know I said I definitely would not be making any more domino books, but I just couldn't resist making a couple more. Just had to make a cat domino book for our charity auction, another dog domino book for another charity auction, and finally a new bird domino book for a friend.

This is the cat one -

And this is the birdie one -

Also made a tag for Tag Tuesday, the theme is blue and green -

Toodlepip xxx