Today someone who has become very dear to our family has a birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY (V)YVONNE and I hope you're having a wonderful day being thoroughly spoiled. Yvonne is my DS Jamie's lovely partner and 'Vyvonne' is how his little girl, Alexa used to say her name when they first met and even though she can say it properly now it's sort of stuck, lol!
Here they are on a day at Chester Zoo that we had together a couple of months ago.
Anyway, I had a mad dash (for me, lol) yesterday because instead of making her birthday card as I was supposed to on Monday evening, I decided to make her a pendant as I still had my Melt Pot out from doing the ATCs in my previous post. Then, I must have been dreaming about making the card during the night because when I woke up yesterday morning I had the idea that I'd got to make a card, a gift bag and a couple of tags. I don't know what came over me but I wish it happened more often, ;D!
This was the result of my dreaming and I just managed to get them finished and photographed before Jamie came to collect them.
The card, gift bag and tags are all quite clean and simple, a style I seem to have dropped into recently so I won't go into the how to details. If there is anything you want to ask about them leave me a comment and I'll respond but here are more detailed photos.
The giftbag with a peek of the scarf which was one of her pressies
The card. The stamps are from Indigo Blu except for the main butterfly which is from a PaperArtsy set.
And this is the impromptu pendant.
Having watched Hels' fab Melt Pot shows on craft telly a few months ago I was determined to get my much neglected pot out before too long so I bought the heart bezel (plus a few more, ahem) and the Spellbinder dies to go with them (from Country View Crafts - fab service and good prices too) and then ................ they sat there and ................. they sat there. I'm so glad France Papillon got me going with her inspirational beeswax covered ATCs over on the PaperArtsy blog last week otherwise they'd probably still be sitting there. Anyway, I was really pleased with the result and as I'm scheduling this post as of yesterday evening, I can't wait to find out if Yvonne likes it too.
I forgot to mention poor Yvonne had an operation on her foot last week so is more or less chair bound for another week, then crutches for a further 4-6 so I hope her birthday cheers her up a bit ........ the poor lass is bored silly!
I hope all my visitors here in the UK have something lovely planned for the Bank Holiday weekend we have coming up. We have a visit from 3 more of my VIPs to look forward to ....... DD Jenna and grandchildren, Izzy and Charlie so looking forward to some special cuddles.
Till next time