Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Hurray for blogging friendships!

A very warm welcome to you all this Tuesday morning! Lovely to have you visiting.
I have a fun little project to share with you, all thanks to a lovely blog friend....
A while back the talented Brenda Brown from Bumblebees and Butterflies, posted a lovely project that I really liked, you can see it HERE. I asked her which dies she had used for the caddy and the seed packets, and not only did she answer me straight away, she even offered to send me some die-cuts for the caddy, (a Sizzix die) and actually sent me the die for the seed packet (an old discontinued Spellbinder one) as well, how kind is that?? . I used Graphics 45  French Country papers for both the caddy and the seed packet, and then I made a card to go with it, also using the  G45 papers and stamps. This could be fun little gift for a gardening friend. Thank you Brenda, I had great fun with this!!



And here are some close ups of the card still:



Hope you like my little paper play project, I just love the country feel of the G45 papers.

Thank you for visiting!

29 comments:

Buttons said...

Brenda's generosity doesn't surprise me. She is a wonderful person and has the most beautiful heart. Love how you've utilised the G45 papers for this project as they lend themselves so well to the card and the seed packets/holder. Hugs, Jenny x

Paula Whittaker said...

How lovely of Brenda....and what a fab project, I can see why you wanted to make them.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Great projects Astrid. I need a box to hold a mini album and smash book of my New Zealand trip and something like this would be perfect. Love your card as well, especially the folded down corner, great idea, and of course, looove the papers you've used. Both are gorgeous!! ox Marg

inkypinkycraft said...

Love your makes and it is true Brenda is one lovely lady! Fab makes ...and fab dies X

chrissies said...

So kind of Brenda to send you the goodies and how wonderfully you have used them to make this terrific gift and card.

Have a lovely day Astrid

Chrissie x

Maryann said...

What an amazing project again Astrid, and how sweet of Brenda to do this, but I´m not surprised anymore. I really honestly think, I´ve met more of the most amazing and generous people here in this crafting world, than I have in the rest of my life before, and I´m certain that crafters ARE a special kind of people, and the very best ever. It´s sooo wonderful to hear stories like this, as it just confirm my thoughts AGAIN.
Have a wonderful day everyone and lots of fun, I hope.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Gorgeous pieces. Thank you for sharing

Deborah said...

They look wonderful, Astrid.

Redanne said...

Hi Astrid, I know first hand how kind and generous Brenda is. I do think that crafters have very kind hearts. Love the beautiful holder you made for the seed packets and your card is just gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Son preciosos tus trabajos, besos

Marianne said...

Wauw, this looks great!! Love these papers and the way you used them! xxx Marianne

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid
Fabulous make, Brenda will be thrilled with what you have done.
Love the card too.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rita said...

Beautiful creations Astrid. I totally agree that crafty friends are treasures too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Martina2801 said...

How lovely, creative and beautiful, dear Astrid. Really great work!

Dianne said...

What a sweet Lady Brenda is, I can't get to her blog from your links, but I do see her commenting everywhere.Your project is fabulous, the card is just great, perfect gift for your gardening friend, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous project Astrid - and what a great use of the Graphic 45 papers. I agree, we are very lucky to have made some wonderful friends whilst blogging x

Ros Crawford said...

What a sweet friend! And what lovely creations you came up with too ...

Ria Gall said...

Hi Astrid
wow you have shown Graphic 45 at it's best these are so pretty and the seeds would make a fantastic gift
Ria

Netty said...

I saw Brenda's project and can see why you were inspired. You have done a fab job and am sure Brenda will be delighted. xx

Terry said...

Not only is Brenda an inspiration, but so generous! Wow, you put the dies to beautiful use! Love the seed packet holder and those G-45 papers! Lovely!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Astrid! I can vouch for Brenda being a kind and generous friend as well as a talented one! Her seed packet caddy was awesome, as is yours!

Lucy x

Fandhmum said...

This die caddy is gorgeous. I love both yours and Brenda's project. I have this die and you are both so inspiring I must get it out.
Rosie x

Dorthe said...

That is a very beautiful project my dear Astrid! So kind of Brenda, to gift you the diecuts, -blogging friends are truly wonderful!
The caddy is gorgeous in those papers from G.45 and the bags for seeds are just so lovely, and that paper fits perfectly- a beautiful project from your clever hands- and a wonderful card,too- you alwayes have the most gorgeous ideas like letting the paper roll over, in the fantastic card!!
Hugs from Dorthe

May said...

Gorgeous project Astrid, The blogging community are so kind...What a fabulous gift from Brenda....Love those papers you have used... Hugs May x x x

dorel said...

Really beautiful !
I do not leave comments but all that you suggest is always beautiful !

Brenda Brown said...

Dear Astrid, you are much too kind with your wonderful words, but thank you and you are very welcome. I just adore the gorgeous creation you have made with such rich colours and fabulous patterns with the G45 papers. Those little seed packets are to die for, so cute. Glad you enjoyed making this and I love looking at it.
hugs {brenda} x0x
PS Thank you to all the other lovely ladies who left such nice comments too. We have the best community ever and I feel so privileged to have met so many wonderful people both on blogs and irl. x0x

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG love your dies,,,,and all over the vintage effect,,, here, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT.

butterfly said...

Oh yum - what wonderful use of the die-cuts (lovely Brenda!) - they look so perfect with those G45 papers (more and more tempting by the minute, though it's the stamps from that collection that I'm about to give in to, I fear). Gorgeous makes!
Alison xx

Bärbel said...

Ein großartiges Projekt, dazu die kleinen Samentüten und die Karte mit dem wunderschönen Papier, ich bin begeistert!

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