Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Beads and Birthday Cards

I completely forgot to mention that St Emilion has a BEAD SHOP. How seductive have they made this shop - everything is displayed beautifully - all colour co-ordinated in a series of wooden trays around the shop, then the metal beads, findings etc are all set out in those tiny weeny glass finger bowls (I was so scared of getting a sleeve caught and sending the lot flying all over the shop) the whole place was like a work of art!
Now, I thought it was a bit expensive, so managed to rein in the urge to fill my tray with everything in sight - I know this will come as a shock to some people out there..... but Hubby was there and he had that "Why did I let her in here, I'm soooooo bored" look on his face - besides he was holding the euros:-) Still I did manage to get myself a nice little selection, and as it was part of my birthday treat, I get to use them to make something for me!

After a day of trying to load a whole set of photos onto Blogger, and with thanks to Jo and Deb for their assistance with getting my slideshow actually into the message, I think I can show you the wonderful array of handcrafted birthday cards I received from some of the very talented people on the CBC forum

I was so lucky to get all these lovely cards and I hope you'll enjoy having a look-see. A HUGE thank you to those kind people who made and sent a card - it is a real joy to see all the creativity, the different styles and the many different techniques - I thoroughly enjoyed opening each and every envelope and I hope you're all really, really jealous!!! :-)

7 comments:

Debbie said...

Hooray - you did it :-) What a fantastic selection of cards you received :-)

Debbie said...

Hooray - you did it :-) What a fantastic selection of cards you received :-)

Debbie said...

I was ahead of you so didn't see the beads! LOL What al ovely selection - I'm not into beading but still love to look at all the pretties. I have tried beading but just find it so fiddly so I like to admire everyone else's creations :-)

Lucylou said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially liek the one with the flowery tag

As for the beads....methinks a litle trip to France is called for xx

marsha said...

Those are beautiful cards. I have never been that creative. I have seen the fancy papers in Hobby Lobby and Michaels but never tried my hand at building these wonderful keepsakes.

Rachel said...

wow Kathy, what fantastic cards, your a very lucky lady, but truely deserve it! xx

LisaBabe said...

Lovely cards, Kathy - I really need to get my finger out and do something. Beads pretty hot too!!