Thursday 4 August 2011

Three Minute Thursday - a little gift

It's Three Minute Thursday today and I have a tag today instead of a card. Of course the tag could easily be attached to a card front if you were after a quick card.

I mentioned last week that my friend is ill with shingles. I couldn't believe she was trying to struggle on but thankfully she's now accepted that she really does need to stop and rest and try to get better. Along with her thank you card I put together a little gift to cheer her up:

My friend has the most stunning delicate, celtic colouring and these roses reminded me of her. Hopefully as they blossom she will begin to feel much better. Inside the bag is a tub of slow release vitamin C to boost her immune system. Later, after speaking to her, I added a couple of books as it appears that reading is the only thing she feels comfortable doing at the moment. I forgot to take a picture, but they looked lovely tied up parcel-fashion with 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.

Here's a close-up of the tag - A piece of corner-rounded Whisper White card stock, sponged with Daffodil Delight ink and stamped with a French Foliage leaf and a sentiment from Hopeful Thoughts. I tied the tag on with Pear Pizzaz seam binding and added a piece of 1/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon tied in a pretty bow.

Supplies needed for this project:
Stamps: French Foliage, Hopeful Thoughts (sentiment)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Plain white lunch sack (I bought mine from my local market), seam binding, 1/8" tafetta ribbon, 1/8" handheld punch, corner rounder
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

It seems that get well wishes are the order of the day - would you believe that I'm STILL not able to speak properly?! I'm fed up with being a Star Wars villain now and am yearning to be a goodie... Jedi mind tricks don't seem to work on my children however and I'm not really feeling the force!

Can you believe that it's Friday tomorrow? I think I'm going to have to get the Hello Again set out again! Do pop back and see what I come up with!


  1. What a lovely gift Vicky and the handmade tag just makes it perfect. Sorry you're still not feeling well, get better soon
    M x

  2. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous Tag....and lovely gift for your Poorly friend ....hope she is feeling better ....
    hugs sylvie xx

  3. Beautiful little gift Vicky. I'm sure your friend will love it! Sorry to hear you're still under the weather, hopefully you'll find your voice again soon!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. What a differnce a handmade tags makes to a plain bag, lovely colours too.

  5. Hello Vicky

    What an amazing tag and such a beautiful gift.
    You are so kind and thoughtful, I am sure your friend will be thrilled with her little gift.

    I hope you voice returns quickly.


  6. Hope your friend gets better soon and what a lovely gift to give her. The tag reflects the roses beautifully. x

  7. What a lovely gift Vicky, you're the perfect friend :)
    Love the tag...very appropriate for a growing gift.
    Jenny x

  8. Cute tag. Love the colourscheme.

    Hope your Darth side soon blossoms into Princess Leia soon! May the force be with you.

    Hugs, Sandra x

  9. what a lovely gift Vicky and the tag makes it so special. Your voice will come back, mine took nearly a month!!
    Val x

  10. Vicky, you are the kind of friend that we all would love to have in our lives, to share our Up's and Down's with, you are so thoughtful!!

    I love your tag, and I'm sure it will make your friend smile.

    I've just ordered this stamp set from you (via Jacqueline) and cant wait to get crafting with it.

    Hope your throat gets better soon.


  11. What a gorgeous gift-love the tag!

  12. What a beautiful gift for your friend sounds like you could do with one yourself !!! what a nightmare not being able to speak when the children are off sorry no comments but the internet was very hit and miss while we was away Take care Luv Sue x

  13. What a great friend you are so thoughtful ! Lovely gift and the tag is as usual stylish and perfectly crafted. How are your curtains by the way or are you ' over them " now

    Hope you feel better soon


  14. Another beautiful project with my favorite stamp set. And I'm sure your gift will cheer your friend up!

  15. Aw! how kind, a lovely gift that will go on and on.

    My friends bought me a beautifully scented rose for my 60th a few years ago, I think of them each time i see or smell it.


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