Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Once a season swap...Autumn

I joined in Cheryll's  "Once a season swap"  and the theme
this season is AUTUMN
I must admit, I did find this one rather challenging,
as the colours of Autumn are usually the colours
that I avoid crafting with. It's not that I don't like
these colours, its just that I've never thought to try them.

My first thoughts were of Easter, as Easter falls in Autumn
here in Australia, but a closer look at Cheryll's
rules made me realise that I couldn't hide behind
the Easter bunny and had to come up with something
more related to Autumn itself.
I was lost for ideas, but finally came up with
some bits and pieces, and I do hope that
they reflect Autumn for my secret swap partner Fiona

I have just heard that the gifts have been recieved so I can now
share them with you :o)

I took the pattern for this bag from Janelle Wind's
Pieces of Me...

and here is the rest of the package I have sent...

...4 tea towels in autumn tones
2 scented candles (also autumn tones)
some Orange truffles
a fat quater of fabric
and a butterfly

Fiona is also in Cheryll's birthday fat quater club
and I know that she has recently celebrated her
birthday, so why not pop on over HERE and
wish her a fantastic day and also check out all
of her amazing creations too  :oD

Hope you like your gifts Fiona
and thanks again to Cheryll for hosting another
amazing swap!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy crafting!

Peta xoxo

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

heart swap

Hi everyone
do you remember this sneak peek?

well it was for Cheryll's Initial heart swap. I had to send to
Barb from Barbs Creations
I started tp worry that Barb hadn't recieved it in time but found
that she has posted about it on her blog, so now I can share the
rest of the image with you :oD

I also sent a heart notebook
a 3 pack of Ferrero Rocher
a 3 pack of Raffaello
and a fat quarter of love heart fabric.

Hope you like your gifts Barb :o)
Thanks so much to Cheryll too for hosting another
awesome swap!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Peta xoxox

Friday, February 3, 2012

Check this out!

Hi everyone

I know you're all well and truly over Christmas,
but I really had to share this, I was so excited lol!

where did I get this cool idea?
Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book 13

I love it, it's just one of those plastic wine glasses,
turned upsidedown filled with momentos and the bottom
glued on to finish it off. The book used an oversized
bottletop, but I just used the base of the glass, it fits perfectly!

The reindeer is a wine bottle stopper, I cut the cork down
to fit better inside and added a poinsettier flower and
some text, a bits of gold cord and glitter and a ornament
topper from an old bauble.

I can see myself making loads of these, you can add
anything your imagination desires, even photos :o)

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Peta xoxo

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Initial heart swap

Hi everyone
I recently joined Cheryll's Initial Heart swap
and we were assigned secret partners, ie, we send to someone
and recieve from another swapper, but do not know who will
be sending to us until it arrives.
I have recieved my lovely gifts from Lyn

The swap was for a heart of some kind with our partner's initial
and some chocolate or sweets.

Lyn has sent me 7 gifts (how lucky am I?)

and inside...lots of yummy goodness...

firstly, the Initial heart...sorry Lyn, my photo does not do this any
 justice, it is absolutely gorgeous in real life

and there is a little letter P up the top :o)

and the rest of the gifts...

some heart shaped notepads, a journal, a gorgeous smelly soap,
a mugrug/potholder ( I love the colours ) a nice red fold up
shopping bag and some very yummy lindt chocolates.
Thankyou so much Lyn, I love each and everyone one of my gifts!
You can see more of Lyn's gorgeous work HERE

A big thanks also to Cheryll of Gone stitchin' for hosting this
awesome swap :o)

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Peta xoxo