I always knew that crafters were wonderful people but on Saturday this really came home to me.
As anyone who makes cards will know it is not a cheap hobby and if you ever receive a hand made card, it is certainly not a cheap option. Apart from the hours of love and care that go into these cards there is the materials which are certainly not cheap. Because I make most of my cards for charity I do try to keep the costs down, recycling where-ever possible, whether it be pretty packaging from a gift or something I bought, to cutting toppers from old birthday cards etc. So when Elaine offered me some of her old papercrafting stock that might be of use , I was really pleased. However when I went to collect it I could hardly lift the bag there was so much stuff in it. Here are quite a number of pictures of what she gave me, and if you are not interested in cardmaking at all I suggest you end here, but I am making no apologies for sharing what this wonderful lady gave me.
I am not actually sure what to do with these embellishments as I have never seen anything like them before, so if anyone out there knows what they are called (so I can find our more info for myself) or can tell me what they are for or how to use them, then please shout up.
Among the things on the table were three white envelopes which I had not opened.
This is what the envelopes contained
I was expecially grateful for these last things. Almost every card you make has a sentiment on the front and there are some lovely ones here, which will certainly keep me going for a while.
Once again thank you to this wonderful lady, who I had never met or spoken to until she offered to donate some stash to help raise funds for the children and their families in Nepal.
Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again soon.