Today I want to share more beautiful items I have received from friends.
Gisele sent an astonishingly beautiful card which really has to be seen to appreciate its full beauty, she even decorated the back and made a fabric pouch as an alternative to an envelope. She also sent me some lovely lace packaged so prettily. It wasn’t only that this was an unexpected arrival in the mail or that everything was so breathtakingly beautiful, Gisele also took the trouble to write words, as she said “came from her heart”. Her words touched me so much and as I explained to her, she had no idea how timely they were, they were exactly what I needed to read and were a gift in itself.
More unexpected art and gifts. From Lynn a so pretty vintage tag and from Marie, one of my favourite images graces this card. Marie made a fabric and beaded ATC with buttons, lace and trim. Do I hear you all sighing?!!!
Marie also sent a pretty package which I had to photograph. A tag made with a chipboard L covered in glitter.
Inside Pretty In Pink art kit with buttons, a mini torso, trims, flowers. Many of these items I’ve not come across such as the pink measuring tape and sheet music ribbon also the large buttons and the fancy trims. I get the feeling that Marie knows I like pink!!!More cards. On the left, from Marilyn …… a very Marilyn style card. Now a card doesn’t get any more arty than this with a stamped and arty background. Plus more mail from Lynn, this time a card and more to be revealed in a second. The card has a vintage dressmaking theme with lovely trim and you cannot help but zoom in on the glass circle. Lynn even went to the trouble of altering a tin to house buttons. This is such a beautiful gift in itself and perfectly fits my decor! The lid is decorated with a cluster of flowers. Keys and bingo cards, tickets, mini stamp set, crocheted doilies and all tied with white seam binding, ripe for altering with colour.
All of these friends have left me speechless with their kind and generous hearts. I am lucky to be surrounded by so much art from different places and all so individual to that artist. Then as well as that, to have gorgeous new items to play with. Many of you will know that I am always hesitant of using gifts I receive, wanting instead to savour them, use them to stage art for photographs, etc, but some wise people have said I should be using them so that is now the plan. Life is too short not to be using beautiful items. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything. Lynne x