I hope you liked the last lot of things my Secret Sister sent to me, I know I did :) This time I want to share with you my October gift which completely blew me away. Isn't she a clever lady! I want to show you each of them separately so you can see what work has gone into them.
Firstly the little packet of thank you cards. These are the ones I copied for my last workshop I was so taken by them. My SS has used the Morning Mocha Speciality paper, why is it special? Because the black pattern is made from velvet, it feels amazing - I am quite tactile and just love the richness of these. She has even stamped the bag topper with the matching stamp from Elements of Style set.
The next part of the gift was a cute little soap in a tin, which my lovely SS has decorated with the same DSP. The soap is scented lightly with Grapefruit and Mandarin and smells so fresh, I think I will just take it out of the wrapper and leave it on my desk to add the soft citrus scent to the room.
Finally this is a beautiful 2012 diary which has been covered with the same amazing paper, it almost is too good to use ... almost! But good news is I have been able to put my first workshop booking for 2012 in it already so the timing was great. The ribbon on the front with the flower is actually a bookmark made from a length of ribbon, a hair elastic, and the beautiful flower. I have been wanting to try one of these for a while (on my very very long to do list), they are so neat. The hair elastic allows some give in the book mark for when you are sliding it over the pages.
Here is a close up of the flower, you can see my SS has embossed it with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder, and cut the layers of the flower with the Fun Flowers Big Shot Die. You might not be able to see in the picture but she has actually cut them out of black leather, and then spritzed them to give that effect, they look so great in person, and the Antique Brad in the centre of the flower is a great finishing touch.
As you can imagine I feel pretty spoiled right now, I can't wait to find out who made these lovely gifts for me. We have the big reveal at the end of November so I don't have to wait too much longer.