Sunday, 8 November 2009

New stash...and a Stationery Set for Christmas

Evening all! Ooooo I had a fab time yesterday but am so poorly today! Full of cold and a sore throat! Eww. But back to yesterday! Early start to get ready and out of the house for 6:30, but mum was running late then on the way the car started blowing smoke through the heaters, they weren't clearing the steam and I thought we weren't going to make the coach at all at that point! So I decided we should carry on, keep the windows down and wipe the windscreen with a cloth all the way! Oh my was it freezing! Then when we parked the car we had to run for the bus! Oh what a fun morning! Still once we got the coach all was fine and we could chill for a bit!

We had such a fab day at the NEC but twas soooo packed you could barely move, but it's always that way isn't it really! I also got to meet Kim Dellow, Kim (paperbabe), Jo, Heather, and Tara. I hope I didn't leave anyone out! Lovely to meet up and say hi! Missed Marlene though and then I forgot I had her number by which time I realised I did it was about 4pm and I had to make a mad dash round to get the bits I'd eyed up before going home! So here's what I got: ek success snowflake border edge punch for £9.50 (bargain!!!), few copics I didn't have, 25 sheets of basic grey for £5 (another bargain!), a plate of paperartsy stamps, 4 different frames for altering, pencil case for altering, ribbon, and nesties. Think that was everything!

Now then, onto my little project! This year (Christmas) I am mostly giving handmade gifts, I always wanted to from like the age 10 but they always turned out rubbish! So this year is the year! I haven't given myself much of a headstart so we'll see how it goes. Anyways, this is a stationery set I made and am quite chuffed with it really. Tis very simple in terms of design but was quite time consuming mostly because I did a lot of stitching but I do like the effect. I've included in the set 6 cards with envelopes, notepaper (all stamped) and a little bookmark. Not one sheet one dp paper was used!

Here's a pic of the inside plus bookmark and one of the cards:~

Stuff: Penny black stamp, coredinations cardstock, card blanks from stash, su choc chip cardstock for cards, sewing machine, distress inks in frayed burlap and tea dye, ribbon from the NEC, bling from stash, tulle.

Over at Stamping For The Weekend they want to see our festive goodie boxes. I'm not totally sure this qualifies but I made it with this challenge in mind so hopefully and it is for a Christmas gift! This also fits well for the Saturday Spotlight Challenge as they want to see us use a stamp repeatedly. Finally am entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, the challenge there this week is to create a project with a song title or lyrics in mind soooo, mine is Sweet Like Chocolate by Shanks and Bigfoot (because of the colour scheme). Remember it? Hehehe.

Well am gonna go now and snuggle up on the sofa with hubby and watch the X-Factor results! Thanks for popping by and any comments you might leave. xxx

23 comments:

  1. Wow! This is absolutely fantastic. Soo elegant.
    Marion

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  2. Wow Rowena this is totally fabulous - anyone would be thrilled to get this as their Christams gift. Gorgeous colour scheme and wonderful stamping - very stylish and cool. Love how you ahve tied it into a song lol! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
    Pauline x

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  3. Ahh...Rowena, sounds like you had a fun time at the NEC - doesn't it always happen on events that things go awry but you manage to make it work...HAHAHA Good you were able to get such bargains!! I tell you something, I love the card with the simple touch - because it really stands out so much more. The stitching, you got me there-fabulous. I love the stamp; perfect for the stitching and the note set as a gift is wonderful!

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  4. lovely...that stamp is devine...xxx

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  5. Sounds like you got some good bargains. Wish I lived over there so I could have gone too.

    Great gift set. I love handmade gifts. I used to give my MIL a hand drawn picture every year and she proudly has them hung up on her wall for all to see but I haven't done one for years now - more into the cardmaking and scrapbooking. I am sure whomever receives it will love it.
    mwah
    Trace

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  6. Wow, this is so different for you but I like it, it is so neat and clean, just beautifully designed!

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  7. Such a beautiful gift Rowena! Glad you had a fab time at the NEC. Wish I could have gone. Want to say congrats on having one of your cards in this months carft stamper. Saw it yesterday when I was having a browse over my cuppa!! Hope you feel beter soon hun, I know how you feel I am ful of cold too, I don't seem to have been well since I came back from my hol! :-(
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~
    P.S Ooooh did you DT stamps come? Mine have and they are yummy! Have been playing with them all weekend!

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  8. Was so fantastic to meet you Ro, glad to hear you had a good day. Hope both you and your Mum's car feel better really soon !

    Your set is stunning, all that work, the perfect present.

    Take care of yourself and hope to meet up with you again.

    Hugs,

    Jo xxx

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  9. Hi Rowena...fabulous gift for some lucky person this Christmas....adore that image and love your song choice....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hope you are feeling better soon....Hugs kath xxxxx

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  10. Oh wow this is fabulous, love the gorgeous colours and images...what a fantastic gift for someone.....Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
    hugs
    Tracie :)x

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  11. wow Rowena, that just stunning!!

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  12. Hi Rowena,
    What a beautiful gift this writing set will make. I love the PB stamp you have used and the colour is just right. Fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  13. WOW!! What a totally stunning set!! I love your flower image and the brown tones you've used in all your projects!! What a beautiful job and thanks for joining us this week at Saturday Spotlight!! HUGS

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  14. Hiya,

    ooooh I am singing that song in my head now! lol. Your stationery set is just gorgeous I would be thrilled to recieve that at christmas!

    Joey.xxx

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  15. Wow...this is fabulous! What a great gift!
    Helen x

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  16. Wow what a gorgeous set and that stamped image is beautiful.

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  17. Ooooh this is so beautiful! I love the simplicity of the folder design and the fact that the stationery mirrors it. I have some stamps like these which I have never used and I am inspired! Warm ones, Lesley

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  18. Wonderfully elegant set -- a beautiful gift indeed.

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  19. These are so gorgeous! I wish I was on your Christmas list. :)

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  20. FANTASTIC gift set! Your repeated image is just perfect with all the brown tones ... absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight!

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  21. What a beautiful set!! Love your design and the repeated images!! Great gift idea!! Thanks for playing with the Sat. Spotlight!
    ~Chris

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  22. Wonderful gift set, very elegant! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight Challenge!!

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