Friday, 13 August 2010

Coffee and a chat...

The summer holidays are almost over, and one of the things I am looking forward to doing when the kids have gone back to school is to catch up with friends over a coffee. But over the summer, I have lost a few friends who have been posted to bases in England, a downside to Forces Life :( One of them in particular, I will miss the most. I was in Starbucks a couple of weeks ago, and spied their VIA coffee sachets, and thought, "hmm I'm sure I can do something with this", followed shortly by, "I know I have a stamp that is perfect for this", followed again by "I must pop by my LSS and pick up the perfect Sugar Nellie stamp for this"... So, armed with my stamps and a kit I have had for donkey's years - not even sure whose kit it is, it could be a Sarah's Cards kit, or even a ScrapaGoGo kit - I set to make a little something to send my pal through the post :)

The Sugar Nellie stamp is called "Coffee Time", and I coloured her in with my ProMarkers. The papers are Jilly Beans Soup - Minestrone. I used Bazzill kraft card for the base. I card lifted from one of my favourite Dutch cardmakers - Tiets - I love all the layers she uses. The flowers are Making Memories.

Inside, I punched out a 2 1/2 inch circle from another coloured image, and layered it onto a 3 inch scallop circle. And then I added the sentiment stamp from Elzybells that I have owned for years, but never inked up onto the front of the second flap.

I made a little pocket from kraft card to house the coffee sachets, and then covered the front with patterned paper. To keep the symmetry, I added some patterned paper to the other side, and added a square of kraft card to add a message.

On the back, is another of my Elzybells stamps, I don't always sign the back, but seeing as I was happy with the result, I thought I'd put my name to it LOL. I added a bit of blue organza ribbon to tie the card/booklet together.
I'm sure my friend will like it, and I hope that she enjoys the coffee too, although it's not the same without the chat :(
Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Not unlucky for me at all, in fact 13 crops up a couple of times in our family, and never in a bad way. Today is our 16th wedding anniversary, and no we got married on a Saturday, not a Friday! Also my daughter was born on the 13th April, and no not on a Friday, although many times I have thought that she should have been, and have searched endlessly for the 666 sign on her head....


jo said...

Gorgeous - your pal will love it. It is my MILs b'day today too.

** Paula ** said...

This is beautiful and such a fab idea!!
Happy Anniversary!!!!

Betsy Boop said...

Fabulous :-)

Erika said...

Great card, love that stamp, Happy belated Anniversary, hope you had a good one. :)