Monday, July 30, 2007

Cards and gifts

When I first started blogging I never imagined that I would make such good friends that I have-and such generous ones as well.
One such person is Joanna who lives in New York.
To think that I would become friends with Joanna who is younger than my daughter is truly amazing but I have and I am so pleased that she has come into my life even if it is via the internet.
Joanna and I are participating in a card swap each month and it is great to see how we can come up with different ideas each time.
Well today I received my parcel from Joanna with her cards and an abundance of gifts as well.
The first is a tag that I admired on her blog several weeks ago -she does these amazing paper tole designs and these fairies are so small it is incredible.

Next is a card that has fabric flowers on it done in the same technique as she does her paper tole of the flowers are layered on top of each other-so beautiful.

This card has a background using the shaving cream technique and has a stamped fairy which has been coloured in with watercolours-I think.

and the third one also has a fairy on a background which I think is either fabric or suede paper again very beautiful.

Also in the package were these fabrics -L/R they are a hand dyed fabric -fairy fabric-fabric with writing on it that I won and another piece with fairies on it about the size of ATC's.

And then there was this sheet of Acetate fairies-

And some embellishments-

A gift for Ebony-

And lastly for me a lovely pair of pink fluffy socks that match my pyjamas and are soooo warm and comfy just right for our cold Canberra winters.
Joanna what can I say except you are the most generous person I have ever had the pleasure to have known.
Thank You --thank you--thank you.


Sandy said...

You are lucky. The things are wonderful. Sandy

Joanna van said...

Doreen, I'm so happy you like everything! Thank you for the kind words. The fairy with shaving cream was done in inks and also the paper 3-D fairy was backed with some hand dyed silks. I'm really like mixing paper and fabric. I look forward to see ing your package. And, I'm glad your socks match your pajamas!
I'm so happy to have met you as well!

StegArt said...

Lovely gifts. It's fun for us readers to see the unique cards and ideas you and Joanna are coming up with.

Janet said...

What beautiful gifts! All the cards are so different and so interesting with so many techniques. Love the snuggly pink socks, too!

Jacquelines blog said...

What a great package!!!It must have been fun opening it.

Micki said...

Lovely cards and the socks look warm. Great package, must have felt like Christmas.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I, too, think it must have felt like Christmas! Wouldn't we all love something like that in the mail?

Dianne said...

All those fairies!!!! Oh, you lucky thing. They are gorgeous - all of them.

Carol said...

Oh! my goodness I love all those fairies. What a wonderful collection of gifts from such a talented lady.
Those socks look so soft and comfy.

Dot said...

What a great collection of gifts Doreen. It is wonderful how the internet brings people closer together.

Love those socks too!