Friday, 27 April 2012

Don’t you just love it when…

….the postman brings mail that is actually interesting or even exciting?

15 JJ happy mailI’ve had one of those deliveries this week!

The first package was from the lovely Julie Jeavons,  a RAK for taking part in her recent challenge over at Soul Scrappers It contained some gorgeous ribbon & a fabulous handmade tag. I’m looking forward to using it all!  Thank you Julie!!

The same day a second parcel hit the mat! I love getting an order from Cath Kidston! Even the packaging is a treat!

16 CK happy mail 1I have been waiting patiently for this package to arrive! It’s something I ordered in January, but they’ve been out of stock all this time! They didn’t even have one at the factory shop…I tried!!

17 CK happy mail 2But now it’s here & I‘m happy!!

I love my Kindle & although it has a protective neoprene skin, I hated just popping it into my bag as it was. I didn’t like all the practical yet boring cases available & was thrilled that CK  had spotted a niche in the market!! So now I can carry my Kindle safely & in style!! 

Another delivery that arrived a little while ago was the pack of items for the SSQ12 challenge over at Soul Scrappers.

18 SSQ12 package 
The contents were…

3 x travel embellishments
3 x brads
1 x ribbon
1 x piece cork
1 x piece denim
1 x film strip diecut
1 x piece DSP
1 x quote ( Mark Twain)


The theme was ‘Travel’ & all the items had to be incorporated! So this is what I came up with…

19 SSQ12 LO 'Traveling in style'
I used a photo from our 2010 trip to Chicago, taken by Hilary. Karen & I making the most of a photo opportunity outside our hotel! Look at Karen’s skirt…Chicago living up to it’s name as ‘the windy city’! Eat your heart out Marilyn!!

So that’s all from me for today! It’s so cold & so wet today that I’m going to curl up on the sofa with the cat & my Kindle until it’s time to collect the boys from school!

I do hope you’re enjoying your ‘Spring’ weather, wherever you may be!!

Thanks for dropping by & come back soon! Open-mouthed smile


karen said...

I'm relaxing in the Doubletree at this very moment. Off for breakfast with Bernie this morning.
I have that set of ribbons, so I am interested to see what you do with them.
It's been chilly here as well........

scrappyjacky said...

A very stylish layout to go with the stylish travel!!
We finally have a warm,sunny day that actually feels like Spring today.

Sian said...

Yes, it's pretty miserable here today too. That case is lovely - well worth the wait!

and, as Jacky says, a very stylish layout!

Sandra said...

I'm my world anything Cath Kidston is worth the wait :) its lovely, as is the layout