Monday, January 4

Just time for a quickie!

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Where does the time go? There I was with a free day and only a few bits to do ... before you know it ... lunch has been and gone and I am rushing around again trying to catch up!

It has been nice though ... I did a spot of impromptu babysitting for my nephew's little lad ... we were playing very nicely when he got tired and decided to exercise his lungs ... all sorted with a quick nap though :0)BF0401

Right ... back to the job in hand ... a quickie blog post ...

I have made a card using paper from the Home Front range ... and a Maya Road Chip house ... then I spruced up a bottle of wine with a Maya chip key chain  ... lots of Wendy Vecchi stamps and some distress inks.

We have new neighbours moving in sometime later this week ... the other side had to wait about 6 months before I got around to welcoming them ... so this time I thought I would be more organised.

I will admit to being in a slight quandary though ... Do I swap the ball chain for something else??? People that don't craft just don't get ball chain and it's value to us crafters ... do they??? ... Maybe I will use another piece of thin ribbon ... who said I was tight??? I prefer to think of myself as erm ... economical :0)

Right ... back to the "to do" list ... wish me luck :0)

20 comments:

Lucy Edmondson said...

Hi Linda, I think this is a thoughtful and brilliant welcoming present, and they will love you for it. Yes, go with the ball chain. My sister in law had saved me some this Christmas as she had remembered, and she is not a crafter, so people do understand,

Lucy x

My craft space said...

Hi Linda,I think it is a great welcoming pressy.

Val

craftimamma said...

What a lovely welcoming gift Linda!

Lesley Xx

Biscuitlid said...

ooh very lush, I'd be a very happy neighbour to receive this hun. No don't swap the ball and chain unless you're feeling really, really tight lol!

Victoria
x

Sue said...

I must be really mean - I'd swap the ball chain for ribbon .... lol

Von said...

A lovely gift and card always nice to get off on the right foot :)
Von

* Shaz * said...

Happy New Year Linda and what a lovely thoughtful gift....great card xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Happy New Year, lovely card and keep the chain, non crafters do not appreciate it, give them ribbon (we are cheap skates aren't we). Ann x

Julia Dunnit said...

I would swap it for ribbon and add it to my cleverly concealed and much looked upon pot full of unusedball chain. Because I can't use it because people don't give it back.
Love the idea as a gift. We'll be moved in before the week is out. Jsut got a house swap with Ginny in Sydney to sort out first. Really, I'll go anywhere for a bottle and a bit of chain.

Amy said...

This is wonderful Linda!! So many nice little touches on it.. love the rhinestones puffs of smoke -- brilliant! They will love it, so very thoughtful :)

voodoo vixen said...

Oh what a lovely neighbour you are!! Can I move in next door? I would keep the ball chain normally except I found this place in Al Khobar that sells it by the metre for pennies... in fact all their chains sell for pennies so I use it like ribbon now!! LOL

Net said...

Oh that's fab Linda! Lurves it!

Sid said...

Leave the chain ! I love the whole thing as it is !

Chris said...

Mmmm think I'll come and live near you if this is how you welcome your new neighbours! Swap the chain for a piece of string! lol

Happy new year

Debsg said...

I know what you mean about the time - it's only a few minutes since I was standing in our town watching the countdown to the millennium! Good luck with the to do list.

Hazel said...

This is great (and I like the ball chain - think it should stay) Happy New Year x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh that's gorgeous Linda ;) I wish I had neighbours like you - I've got DD right next door but it would've been nice for some others to welcome me :) I'd leave the chain thing you may find one or other of them is into craft, or you may indeed introduce them to the delights of crafting ;)
Anne x

Hels said...

Swap it...ribbon is just as good..or...saving even more...use a bit of old shoelace from one of those trainers that Athena chomped ROFL...loving this idea of welcoming neighbours...and the little housey with the smokey chimney is just soooooo cute! Hope you catch up hun...hugs xxx

Debi said...

Fabulous!!! Love how it turned out!!!

Minxy said...

he he, and i thought it was just me that had a secret little stash of ball chains, mainly from clothes tags lol... i'm not alone!!! fabby project, love the idea to jazz up the bottle :)

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