Sorry it's been so long since my last blog entry - but as most of you know, my father-in-law died a couple of weeks ago following a long and at times distressing time in hospital. He was a great father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather and we shall all miss his sense of fun and quirky ways dearly. After a great deal of suffering, borne bravely and uncomplainingly, it's with a sense of relief that he is now at peace. Thanks to all for your messages of support and sympathy at this very sad time.
Onwards and forwards as they say and so for some light relief from the past few weeks, it was great fun to hold a workshop a couple of days ago at the lovely Emma's house. Emma has only just had a 2nd edition to the family - the beautiful Erin, who is just 3 weeks old.
Despite the demands of a new baby, Emma made us all feel welcome and everyone enjoyed themselves - as can be seen by the chaotic look of the crafting table! (I'm the one sat at the far end ... do I look in control?)
To greet everyone, the table was set with little gift packs containing everything they'd need for their "make'n'take", together with a Stampin' Up! Recipe Card!
As a little hostess gift for Emma, I made this cute little pouch (and tucked a delightful baby stamp inside!) Much appreciated by Emma as she's just in the process of setting up a new venture "Well Woman ~ Well Wishes" (http://www.wellwomanwellwishes.blogspot.com/), so this cute little gift pouch just fits the bill and hopefully will give her some inspiration for her gift packs!
For my main event, I used the gorgeous "Strength and Hope" stamp set.
I can't get enough of this stamp set - it's so beautiful. The resultant efforts by the girls reflected their imaginative and individual skills! I was particularly impressed by Rowan's effort - I'm not sure whether she was inspired to go to greater lengths - but her finished card was worthy of commendation! Huge thanks also Rowan, for helping me clean all those stamps! (Rowan is shown above on the RH side showing off her fantastic creation!)
Well, that's all for now. Do come back in the next few days when I'll have some cute little thank you cards to show you.
Bye for now!
Luv -x- Linda -x-
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamp Sets: Strength & Hope, Four Frames
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, River Rock
Classic Inks: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel
Bits & Bobs: Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Border Punch, Black Ribbon