I love to create cards,
and especially collages
and lately I have had occasion to create a few
as gifts as well as a sympathy card.
The first two I created using
images from Paper Whimsy.
PW carries some of the most beautiful collage sheets
that I have laid my eyes on
these images are amongst my favourites that I have
This one is for a friend who recently lost her husband
and for this one I used a tombstone angel.
Well I just couldn't believe what I was about to receive
when I opened this most amazing Giveaway that I won
from Manu at www.vintagesavonette.blogspot.com
Just look at this most amazing collection of ephemera,
vintage items, linen and buttons.
I was totally stunned!
Everything was wrapped so beautifully
broches, ribbon, jewellery and fringing.
A beautiful vintage plane so worn and smooth
even with the original blade,
this amazing waxed plaque so intricately carved
and most rare
along with little boxes of buttons, a burlap heart,
some fine white linen
and these two little copper plates with my very own
initials "S" and "Q".
Everything is so beautiful and Manu I am sure
added more than I saw on her Giveaway -
Why? because she is one of the most generous
women I have met in Blogland
and, believe me, there are
Dear Manu "Just thank you from the bottom
of my heart - you have indeed excelled in
generosity for which I am totally
grateful! Big hugs to you dear friend!"
Now this is a gift of a different kind!
How special does it make you feel when you have
visitation from one of your native birds like this
visiting inside your home?
This is a true blessing indeed!
Just want to thank all of my wonderful new followers
who have joined my blog recently and to each
and every one of you for your
very much appreciated
Have a wonderful and stress-free weekend
taking some time to "smell the roses" as
we remember that as we are here for
such a short time
we may as well make it the best time!
Love and thanks, Suzy
PS Dear Carole "Lotus" if you are reading this post can you please contact me again, possibly with your correct email address as I am having trouble responding to your email! With thanks, Suzy.