Tucked between my door and the screen door was this package when Joe and I came back home from running some errands. A bit squished and battered though, it has finally reached its destination.
Looks like driving on the wrong side of the road is not all the Brits do differently 🙂 Their postage is placed on the wrong side of the box :o) Good thing it clearly says “Royal Mail” or I would have just tossed the box on the table and left it for later.
Poor Lynn has been fretting over the whereabouts of this package since she mailed it on December 6, 2010. At least it was not on a “slow boat to China” 😉
Inside the box was another box, wrapped in bubble wrap. Slightly mushed but not badly.
Within the little box treasures were found. Bling and more bling….plus a “flying pig” that is the cutest. The domino has a floral print on the back side and I forgot to turn it over. The blue and gold flower had my full attention for most of the paw through. The bright and shiny blue sparkles like it is transparent painted tin or metal. Stunning it most certainly is. I love the two little yellow flowers also. The little bag holds Christmas trees and sleighs which are brads. They are so darling. A tassel I have a use for. My daughter, Carissa, has a birthday tomorrow and I can use it on a thing I am creating for her. She already knows it will be late. I think I may have to use some of the blingy pieces too on her gift. I’ll take pictures of it and post it later.
To view these “Thumbnail” photos, below, in a larger size, click on the thumbnail you want to see enlarged.
This is the little box all the treasures came in. Hand stamped by Lynn? Seed pearls are adhered at the curly Q’s and are so pretty on the box. Maybe we can beg, wheedle, plead, and ask nicely for instructions on creating the box?
This set of floral frames were included in the package from Lynn. These are so beautiful. Gold rims the inner frames with floral bouquets draped around them. These are almost too pretty to use on something….ALmost.
Visions of a heartfelt sentiment or poem centered within the frame. If I did counted cross stitch still I might think about whipping something up to go with these, alas my eye sight and patience are both not what they used to be.
Click on either of these two thumbnail photos to view them enlarged. These are both beautiful. Frankly, I’ve never seen anything like these before. Each of these panels are about 5″ x 7″ and the frame area is about 2″ x 3″. There will be a lot of digging through photos to find appropriate pictures to place in these frames. Maybe, I’ll just stare at them for a while longer and take in the rich details of each one.
The next items I’ve never seen nor heard of before. Please let me know what to do with these.
There are some instructions with each of these items. There is a reference to a YouTube video on the Fantasy Film. The Hot Fix Angel Hair stuff is to be heated with an iron between parchment paper and they bond to each other. The Fantasy Film has some instructions to be laid atop an inked stamp then a dry iron is to be placed atop the sandwich of stamp and film. Seems as though I may have to do some experimenting in the future. Hmmmm, I wonder if these are available in the US?
I really MUST try this technique and soon. Lynn has created a video showcasing her “Grid Card” on YouTube, click on the link above to watch the two-part series.
This is such a beautiful card using her Christmas themed rubber stamps. It looks so festive and cheery. Lynn sent me a “Flag Book” some time back she did using her “Grid Card” technique and I adore it. Many a day I don’t get much done in my room because I spend quite a bit of time looking at Maureen’s tag and card she made, the mini album made for me by Jann Gray (Saulsberry), along with Lynn’s Flag Book. I probably ought to stop that before I rub the papers into fuzzy bits.
Its crazy, I know, but feeling the textures that Maureen did on her tag and card with the stamping and embossing, and the sweep and drag feel of Lynn’s Flag book, the grainy texture of “Soot” Jann did on the outer edges of the mini album. What can I say, I just love the feel of paper….any paper….and I love to look at the creativity of other people’s work.
Last, but not the least, is this bag of Maltesers from Lynn that was tucked into the box. Lynn had put up a recipe to make a cake of some kind, I don’t remember what it was now. Two of the ingredients are honey and Maltesers. I asked about the latter since that is a total unknown to me.
Boy, do I know what to do with these :o) Maybe I’ll not open them and save them because they come from the UK. Well…..since they are resealable…..
Oh crapazoid. I guess I can always make a scrapbook page with the empty bag 🙂
Thank you Lynn for your very generous box of goodies. How have you been able to part with most of these items? I think I would have trouble letting go of some of them, wondering if they were going to a good home or not 😦 Yes, I’m totally insane. The men in the white coats just might come knocking on my door any minute. Better open the bag of Maltesers before they do arrive.