Saturday

Gifts And Awards ......



I`m playing catch up at the moment , having being at the receiving end of some wonderful gifts from my blogger friends .


Firstly , my dearest friend Rhonda , had sent me a package , which came yesterday .

Inside was a host of goodies , some made by her , and i was so excited and honoured to receive this birthday tag . It`s a whopping 8 inches high , and i have never seen a tag so big !



It has a Robin bird image on , which we are both crazy about , and a mass of autumnal fibres attached , which my photo doesn`t do it justice at all !!







The back of it is stamped and embossed with eggs and music paper .....








And she has stuck an ever so cute Happy Birthday charm on it ....




And at the bottom is a ribboned buckle .... I do plan to display it in some sort of a way , with out getting dusty ! So if anyone had a good idea ... Please do let me know !!





There was also some french flash cards , and a pack of monogrammed blank cards , for me to use .







Thank-you so much Rhonda !



I will treasure my gifts , and it makes me happy to receive something , which has being lovingly made and thought out .


The second gift i received was from another dearest friend - Sherry . I took part in her Pay It Forward , and just look at this beautiful memories box she made me !! It`s been stamped too , with another bird , any bird i love , so i was delighted Sherry had used this !



Although it is only a small box , that doesn`t matter to me . It will house some of my most treasured memory items .










At the beginning of January , Sherry also gifted me with this award - You make my day -

If i could , i would give it right back to you , but alas you have received it already . I feel honoured and humbled to be on the receiving end of another award .



Grateful thanks are sent to you Sherry !





It means so much to me , that whatever i post on here , whether it is words or pictures , evoke a response and speak to people out there . When i think , i am just being myself and sharing my feelings and thoughts .


This will be my last post for a while ...... My partner and i , are going away for a few days next week - It`s his birthday as well ! We are travelling to Northumberland - and i`m sure i will be back to show you some fantastic photos !

So i will say - Have a great week end all - and i will see you when i get back !!

I will miss you all my friends

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9 comments:

PEA said...

Ooooh, such wonderful goodies you received in the mail...isn't that a lot more fun, seeing parcels in your mailbox instead of bills? hehe Love the tag, cards and box...beautiful!! Congratulations on the well deserved award as well:-) Have a wonderful time away with your partner...Happy Birthday to him as well!! We'll miss you too but will be here when you come back:-) xoxo

Sherry said...

Rhonda's tag is gorgeous....something you want to display without question!! What about a small shadow box with glass and as you feel the mood, you could turn it over to show the other side....very pretty indeed!!

Your box is gorgeous too!! HEE!!!! Couldn't resist...I'm in that kind of mood...but i am glad you like it...and IMO the best memories are the ones we carry in our hearts.

Have a wonderful time in Northumberland celebrating the birthdays...best to M as well for his...and look forward to your return.

BTW..Loving this new banner too...love the colours and it's simplicity.

Rhondamum said...

My husband noticed Brandon Flowers on my blog today when walking past me. He said, "What are you looking at?" I said, "Oh, that's Brandon, he was my date for Carolyn's party." He looked at all of the other things I chose for the event. I then went to your blog to show him your items, so he wouldn't think I was crazy, and imagine my surprise when I saw pictures of the goodies I sent you.

Thank you so much for your kind words and your post. It was my pleasure making your tag and cards. I am so happy that you like them all so much. But you deserve them friend.

I hope that you and M have a fantastic weekend. I wish I could go to a beautiful place like that. Be sure to get another robin picture for us, be safe, and enjoy! I will miss you, but am excited for you and your adventure.

Oh Sherry, is that an image of the Eiffel Tower I see? As usual, your work is beautiful! That was so thoughtful of you to make for Carolyn!

R...

Jo Anne Owens said...

My, what lovely gifts and thoughtful friends!

I hope you have a wonderful trip and take tons of photos...would love to see that part of the country in person some day!

Meggie said...

Such fab gifts you lucky birthday girl! You deserve each and every one of them for sure! Have fun on your vacation and be sure to share with us when you return.

Cre8Tiva said...

you have scored indeed...have a great time in northumberland...blessings today, rebecca

Abbie said...

Hello Carolyn!
Have a most delightful trip! The lovelies are wonderful.. it is always so fun to get goodies in the mail!
enjoy!
:) Abbie

amy said...

What great presents in the mail! Hope you had a great trip it sounds fun. :)

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Lovely work!
Thank you for having a big heart!
HELLO DENISE! OH MY GOODNESS HAVE WE GOT THE FAIRIES!! HOW COOL TO GET SO MANY NEAT THINGS FROM SO MANY TALENTED PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD! EVEN ENGLAND AND THE U.K!! YESTERDAY WE OPENED THE MAIL-BOX, AND ON THE PORCH THEIR WERE BOXES OF GOODIES FOR ERIKA. HER EYES LIT UP AND SHE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT EACH AND EVERYONE, SHE SAID IT WAS LIKE CHRISTMAS! IT IS SO COOL. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE HER A COLLAGE WITH ALL HER FAIRIES. HOW CAN I THANK EVERYONE WITH ONE THANK-YOU WERE ERIKA CAN EITHER E-MAIL OR SEND A CARD?

MUCH THANKS, DANIELLE AND ERIKA