I have been so very spoilt this christmas ! I have received the most wonderful gift from a very talented girl called Irina in Russia ! Isn't this sooooo gorgeous ! It is exquisite in perfection - every little stitch is immaculately sewn onto the Aida .
I was speechless when the postman came and handed me a parcel , wrapped in a sort of cheese cloth sealed with a metal tag at the top - on the front it said To maddy - from Russia with love ... i opened the huge parcel and i have to admit i had tears in my eyes when i saw such a beautiful gift ... and Irina had thought to send such a beautiful gift to me ! It must have taken months and months to complete .
look at the cross stitching isnt it just perfection !
there are so many beautiful details on this ... lots of little beads , even buttons on santas top! gold beading emaculaty sewn for the sack tassel.
How truly special i feel to receive such a wonderful gift xxxx
I met Irina though blog hopping, she is such a lovely person and a very talented crafter . As i read Irinas blog , she talked about wanting to get into scrapbooking. There is no scrapbooking shops in Russia , and Irina talked about it so passionately on her blog of how she wanted to scrapbook but has to buy from abroad . This saddened me that someone who so wanted to scrapbook found it so difficult to get supplies - so i sent her alittle parcel not much , but alittle help of stash , of scrapbooking things and we have become friends.
Now this is a longish post as i havent blogged for a few days ! I have been in recovery from a journey back from Calvins that never seemed to end. I have decided i hate trains ! especially ones that don't have a direct route !
I hae done alittle crafting and i finally, finally did Julies challenge on Jennys"object d art" blog ! something ive been trying to find the time to do for ages ! The challange was to make a tag ... so he is alittle quickie tag from me --- Ive been so influanced by some of the Norweigen blogs lately - you have to admit those Norweigen girls are totally fab ! anyway heres the tag i made. --- the image was stamped in stazon and i found out stazon and copicsdont mix ! so excuse any blur on the image ! Ive used the fab new texture mats to stamp the harlequin background on the thank you . They are available from The Artisitc stamper - here.
I have a few thank yous too give out too !
A big thank you to Jenny - who made me a VERY special stamp - it says Maddys Magic ! and i love it ! xxxxxxxx
I would also like to say a big thank you Karen - i love the download !
and finally but definatly not by any means least ( how could he be ?) Calvin - he has made me the most beautiful box ! look at this !
papercrafts and fimo mad crafter !
I have two daughters , both with aspergers,
I have a fabulous boyfriend called Calvin who is a talented crafter and blogger too - please check out his blog also - mishaps in the making .
I love giving inspiration to others if i can ... However please do not copy my designs for profit OR competitions . I love to hear that you have made something for a family member or friend , but profit and competitions or claiming the designs as your own is not right without permission. The photos on this blog are mine , they are not there to be copied and put on cd s for inspiration to be sold ... If you require any photo please ask permission to do so .
The tutorials are there for your personal use only or for a gift for a loved one. I love it when you email me to say you have had a go at making something again for non - profit purposes. thanks .. maddy xxx