Ho, Ho, Ho! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. I took part in two swaps over Christmas - the Secret Santa that I host on the blog and the UKScrappers stocking swap. Both have become a traditional part of my Christmas now - I enjoy compiling the gifts for my recipients as much as I enjoy seeing what people have put together for me.
First up, my Stocking Fairy on UKS was Chrissie. Our budget over there is a minimum £15. Blimey but I was spoilt. A massive box arrived and everything was beautifully wrapped (I forgot to take a picture of that bit!) She knows me so well...
|Soooo many happies!|
Steeeeeeencils! I had none of them - I can't wait to try them.
Beautiful, beautiful papers; DCWV Once Upon a Time and my very first G45's!
Watercolour postcards - I love watercolour postcards!
|And this beautiful wooden tag calendar - made by Chrissie. My favourite thing in the stocking.|
Next up is the Secret Santa swap which I host on the blog each year. Our budget is a minimum £10 spend. K was my Santa this year...
|Oh my goodness!|
|More Malteser goodies (nom!)|
A beautiful Alice in Wonderland book - gorgeously illustrated,
Skully beads and embellies,
|Gorgeous washi tapes,|
Project life type cards,
More gorgeous DCWV papers,
Some Project Life style scrapbook pocket pages...
|And my very favourite thing in the parcel... this Nevermore cut out. Isn't it glorious? I'm framing that.|
Now - people have started blogging their Secret Santa's so I will update the list below as and when I see people doing it. Have a click if you'd like to see what everyone else did for each other. These are really making me smile...
I posted to Ally - Blogged here.
Virginia posted to Laura - Blogged here.
And finally - this has nothing to do with the swaps - I just like to share the bookish goodness that Father Christmas brings...
|We Make Dolls by Jenny Doh (Thanks Lesley x)|
1000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol (Thanks Susie x)
|The Last Temptation compilation. I know I'll love this - I used to own it in comic form. (Thanks Melsie x)|
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - this one is so gorgeous. Even just to hold - my picture does it no justice. (Thanks Cas x)
|Not strictly a book. It's a deck of cards , each card has a painting on one side and fun facts on the reverse. Love them! Famous Paintings Art Cards by Sarah Courtauld (Thanks Ky x)|
And not forgetting the beautiful Alice in Wonderland book from K :) happy bunny much? Yes indeedy. So all in all I have no excuse now not to kick-start scrapbooking again in 2015 and to dust off my sewing machine too!
Thanks for stopping by today - back later with my yearly Rocking post :)