Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Gifts from the retreat

I just love hand made things - knowing how much thought and care not to mention time that goes into them I am always really touched that someone has bothered to make something for me. The card above was made by my fabulous team mate Yvonne Really beautiful with soft and gentle colours - really beautiful.
This gorgeous corsage is from Linda who has a serious under estimation of her talents here is a closer look.
Tattered floral die fabric flowers layered and finished of with a gorgeous gem and some beads.
Linda also made this - a fabulous personalised notebook in stunning colours.
This was from Siobhan and contained some choccies - devoured greedily after I got back on Sunday. Beautiful stamping and a lovely piece she is a very talented lady.
This beauty is from Neil and Susan - such an original image I later learned Susan has designed the stamp herself! Gorgeous colours and I really like the embossing at the back of the main image giving that extra detail something i am bound to be using shortly on my own cards!
and finally this piece is also from Neil and Susan and is a lovely altered wooden box. I just love that crafty individuals stamp which I have been neglecting in my own stash so thanks for the prompting and the beautiful box.
Exchanging gifts at the retreat is entirely un prompted and both Michelle and I are touched that folks have done so. they really are all beautiful and will be treasured. All are currently on display in my dining room - I have to be able to see the bits of art and am always sad when i have to have a reshuffle and put somethings away. I bought myself a Christmas card hanger that fits over the dining room door and displays my atcs and tags over recent months - they are always greatly admired by visitors too.

Back tomorrow with more retreat projects - thanks for stopping by today x Janet

1 comment:

  1. What stunning pressies, Janet. No wonder you are thrilled with them and they are all so different. What a talented bunch you had at the retreat.
    I love having things out that people have given me. When you are a crafter yourself, you know how much love and care goes into handmade things don't you?
    hugs Lisax


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