Friday, 18 March 2011

Coordinated gift set using the Neighborhood wheel

Today I have a lovely project to show you! Friends of ours have just moved into the most gorgeous rambling old Victorian villa and I made this card to bring along when we visit. Because it's for both of them, I didn't want anything too feminine so...


...Yes, I had to get my Neighborhood wheel out again! My favourite thing to do with this is to wheel it onto Stampin' Up's gorgeously thick water colour paper, colour the houses with an aqua painter and cut them out. To make the background strip, I just masked off the area I wanted and sponged Certainly Celery ink in it. It really does anchor those houses.


Here's a close-up of the houses. Aaaargh! I've just noticed there's a crumb on the step of the front house! How did that get there?!


I think it might have been something to do with these yummy biscuits I made to go with the card. Home-made biscuits are a great way welcome a family into their new home! I packaged them in a simple Crumb Cake box with a liner made from Certainly Celery Patterns designer paper.


The box is wrapped in cellophane and tied it up with a Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon. I made a tag to match the card and tied it onto the ribbon with lovely linen thread - I couldn't do without this stuff!


Here's the unwrapped box with its liner. Oh those biscuits smell divine! They are a secret recipe - once tasted never forgotten!


Yum!

Now, don't forget that the Neighborhood wheel is on special offer until the end of March - only £5.95, down from £8.50. I really do think it makes a great addition to any stamp collection - it's perfect for all sorts of projects and for people of any age or gender. Get yours by emailing me or giving me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to see the other items on special offer this month!

Before I disappear for the weekend, I just want to share something that happened this week. My youngest son was leaning over my shoulder while I was writing an email to his teacher. "Why have you put an exclamation mark?" he asked. "Because I wanted her to know I'm joking," I told him. He looked at me disapprovingly. "Why don't you just write LOL JK?" he suggested. Oh dear, am I getting old?

Thank you so much for your visits to my blog. I love to know that people are looking at my work - and even reading my ramblings! It makes my day when you make a comment or email me and I am always thrilled when someone likes my blog enough to follow me. Have a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

  1. If I say your card and present is FABULOUS!!(which it is btw!!)...will you share the recipe with us!!!! Pretty please!!???

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  2. I'm sure your friends will love their gift. I can almost smell those biscuits! They look so yummy. x

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  3. OOO yummy biscuits, such a lovely homemade gift. I would be over the moon to recieve such a pressie, you're so thoughtful. x

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  4. Happy Friday Vicky. It makes me want to move house just in the hope that someone would make me something so lovely ;0) Another beautifully coordinated creation! xx

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  5. Love the card and those yummy biscuits!!!!! I can almost taste them ! what a lovely welcome gift too:O) Viv xx ps. talking of exclamation marks I seem to use them all the time even when texting!!! must stop it !!!!

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  6. mmmm cookies! Love how you have used the 'Crumb Cake' card stock to house the biscuits - very clever - Jacqueline xx.

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  7. Such a beautiful gift Vicky! I'm sure your friends will love it. You remind me of Auntie Deborah when I see this - she always makes lovely biscuits too :) xx

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  8. oh wow.. makes me hungry looking at home made biscuit.. and I heart the houses.. screams homemade .. with lotsa love :D

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  9. Almost worth moving house for Vicky!! They're lovely
    Margaret x

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  10. Lovely card and gift set. The biscuits look divine !! A xx

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  11. The tag is beautiful, Vicky! Have a great weekend, Janna :-)

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  12. What a wonderful and delicious gift for your friends. Where I come from we call these "cookies" and they look a lot like something I call "Snickerdoodle." I'm sorry to hear they are a secret recipe!!

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  13. Such a cute card and tag and a yummy gift, too. Looks like my favorite kind of cookie (biscuit)... well, just about any kind that happens to be in front of me becomes my favorite of the moment! :) (And, I just can't bring myself to write LOL yet... call me old-fashioned...) Love that there was a crumb on the steps when you were taking the picture. That definitely made me smile (that and the crumb cake cardstock). :)

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  14. What a great card and the biscuits look lovely too

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  15. A stunning gift set Vicky! Such a great and attractive way to present homemade biscuits!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

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