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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Terrific Tuesday...

What a great day Fee and I had!! She arrived at 11...she lives an hour away and the weather...don't get me started on the weather...was pretty gross so I'm glad she arrived safe and well and with her project intact!! Fee used to work for Baxter's and she brought me 3 jars of spreadables...Spiced Fruit Chutney, Country Berry conserve and Strawberry jam...yum! And funnily enough the strawberry theme didn't stop there as this my project we made - and it has strawberries on it!

You'd think Fee knew what I was up to wouldn't you lol. I saw this somewhere ages ago and made it as a m&t at the last crop but when I went to dig out the instructions I couldn't find them so I can't tell you where to go but when I get a chance I'll write them up for you. From what I remember of the other one she had an image on the front but I didn't want that. I was just staring at it trying to think what I could add to it and then the penny dropped!! I remembered I had bought some charms at the SECC Craft Show in March and one of them was a Strawberry...see, I knew I bought them for a reason lol. I think it finishes it off nicely. I made the flap deeper on the one Fee and I made today which I think suits it better. The pink cs is my own, the green cs is Bazzil and the pp is pretty huh? The ribbon is Papertreyink and the charm from Mei Flower.

Here's a close up of the sister got me the ballchain from Michael's....boy I wish we had that store here.

And this is what it looks like inside! The flap is held down with a magnet from Basic Grey....these little guys are great AND strong!....and when opened you'll find a set of note cards! There are only 4 cards with envelopes in this set but it will easily hold 8, four on each side. The image on the card is Cupcakes by Pink Petticoat which I printed off on the computer and sprayed with Ghiant ink-jet fixative spray before colouring with my SU! markers. Cut out with Nesties, mounted on pink cs then sticky fixed on to a border of cs and pp finished off with ribbon and glitter!

Then it was Fee's turn...and can I tell you she didn't disappoint!! She put me to shame because she came up with the idea and designed it herself : ) She was grinning from ear to ear when she brought it out and no's a fantastic Tea for Two gift set. This is what it looks like from the outside then...


and look what's inside....Tea for 2!!!! Now how clever is that???? This was so much fun to make and I know it's definitely something that I will be making a lot of for gifts. It looks difficult but is quite easy and I think Fee did a great job. She even supplied the shortbread and tea lol! Now I'm not going to tell you the recipe or the how to....I'm going to leave that to Fee since it was her project.

This is Fee getting stuck (literally) into my project using my 'snot gun'. She loved it so much she went straight online and ordered one for herself lol.
There was a lotta chatter, a lotta laughter and a lotta crafting...what more can a gal ask for? Thanks Fee for a great day.

Catch ya later x


esmernicki said...

Looks like you had fun today. Hmmm think I recognise that card set lol. I really like Fee's idea with the biscuits in it! Now if you did one for a m&t with hot chocolate in it, you would SERIOUSLY have my attention. No pressure....x

Tracey Falconer said...

I love both projects, but I especially love the little strawberry charm! Reminds me of something I recently got for my birthday. I wouldn't be upset if a certain sister made another certain sister a little something with a strawberry on it, lol!