Thursday, March 03, 2011

Gardener's Gift

With all the upheaval and what-have-you, I just didn't have the time to search out a birthday present for my SiL, so I've gone down the vouchers route.  They may seem the lazy option, but at least people can get what they actually want, can't they?  It'll be cash for my niece later this month too as she is saving up for a new saddle for her horse.  Anyway, we got some Garden centre vouchers - I know I'm always happy to get those so I hope she will be too.
I made a presentation wallet for them and continued the gardening theme:
You might recognise some of the components hehe, I've used the flower pots and seed tray, and the little seed packet I used on hubby's birthday card a couple of weeks back but gave them a more girly look with some pink, yellow and blue colours.  I did make a new template for some gardening gloves though.
Papers are Springtime from Echo Park,
Pink, yellow, Blue, Brown Bazzill
Prima flowers, Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circles die, pink Bakers Twine
Pots and seed tray, seed packet and gloves all cut with Craft Robo. 
Graphtec, the makers of the Craft Robo have recently taken over the Silhouette machines too.  I'm not sure if the software is the same, but if you have a Silhouette maybe these templates will be of use to you too.
I'm happy to share these templates with Craft Robo or Silhouette owners, just email me if you're interested.
Gosh, it's chilly today - I've got Cold Mouse Hand for the first time in ages hehehe.  The plasterer is in situ for the next couple of days so I'm trying to stay out of the way as the plaster dust seems to find its way through the smallest gaps and my eyes really don't like it :(
I'm struggling with the old crafting mojo this week - I've lots to do but it's all a bit of a trial this week.
I shouldn't moan, I know I'm lucky and at the end of all the work it'll be like a new room - what with being much warmer and looking all smart with fresh plaster, paint and lovely new furniture.  We spend such a lot of time in the study it makes sense to make it a nice place to be.
It'll all be worth it in the end, It'll all be worth it in the end, It'll all be worth it in the end....
off now to warm my hands around a mug of coffee - and then maybe get some things ticked of the to-do list :-O
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Annie said...

It WILL all be worth it in the end :-) Just keep smiling :-)
Love the wallet you've made.
A x

Anonymous said...

love this wallet...and Ive always loved how you use such bright and breezey colours which is something I cant seem to do.

Angelnorth said...

Fab gift wallet, lovely cheery look to it! Keep up that mantra - nearly there now!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous gift wallet - so clever with making templates for the gloves too!

Kaz said...

Fabulous wallet Kathy! I know how you feel, my mojo is packed up in boxes stored under the dust sheets xxx

Hazel said...

Just keep saying 'it will be worth it in the end' - it really will be. Fab gift wallet. And great cricketers in the post below. x