I mentioned last time that we have had a Secret Santa exchange on the Design Team and I would like to share what I received and also what I sent! Brenda has also organised a fabulous Christmas Give-away and Creative Guide Hop
, details of which you can see here at A Vintage Journey
too so please
pop over and see how it works!!
I apologise if I have not visited you recently, this is a scheduled post as we are both very under the weather with horrendous colds.
Obviously, because it was a secret, I did not know who my gift would be from, so when a box arrived from the hugely talented Brenda, I was thrilled, to say the least. Our brief was simple, just paper or card. I am going to stop waffling now and let you see my absolutely stunning gift:
Brenda made me a book - yes, a book! Not just any old book either, it opens out into 12 sections, to fit my 12 tags of 2015! How fabulous is that...
On the left hand side is a plastic holder, just the right size for a Tim tag and on the right hand side of each section is a fabulous collage.
Each page is exquisite and totally in Brenda's style. I have only shown you two of my favourite pages but they are all beautiful. Brenda shows the pages in lots of detail on her blog HERE
. I really need to show you something else as well.....
The binding on the book is incredible, so beautifully neat, when you open each page the whole book lies flat. Like I said earlier, Brenda is hugely talented and I am so honoured to receive this beautiful gift from her.
Now on to the gift I made. I was so thrilled that I got my lovely 'bestie' Jenny Buttons to make a gift for - lucky or what!
When Jenny came to my house for a crafty day she admired my antique perpetual calendar and as I love to construct 3-D projects, I just had to have a go didn't I? Jenny loves all things vintage and particularly vintage sewing so I went for this theme and made her this:
I used the fabulous Eileen Hull Artist Trading Blocks to make the blocks and of course Tim Holtz papers for the covering, his WordPlay die for the numbers and Distress Spray Stains on the blocks. I do love how Tim's products and other Designer's products work so well together.....
The view from the back, showing more of the lovely papers. The blocks sit slightly tilted backwards.
A view of the blocks. I put the months on by using tissue paper which I ran through my printer, these were glued to the blocks using Ranger Glue and Seal.
I am so pleased to report that Jenny loved her calendar! I certainly enjoyed making it for her!
I loved doing this Secret Santa, thank you so much Brenda for organising it. I feel incredibly lucky to work on a Design Team with Brenda, Jenny and all the other amazingly talented ladies.
Please do go over to A Vintage Journey
and see all the lovely gifts given and received by the team.
If you have not already been over to A Vintage Journey, please have a look too at Brenda's Christmas Give-away and Creative Guide Hop
, you could be in with a chance of winning. Like they say - you have got to be in it to win it!
Thanks for looking and as always I really appreciate all your comments. Hugs, Anne xx