Thursday, 23 September 2010

Gift Jar

Good morning!

I've just got back from a lovely hotel stay in Stratford-Upon-Avon with my family. The weather was beautiful and we really enjoyed ourselves. We go to Stratford quite often for a day out as it is close to where we live, but it was nice to stay there and spend a bit more time enjoying the area.

Sadly, our dog couldn't come with us but she had a wonderful time staying with her "Auntie Dawn" with three other dogs.

Here is the gift she gave to Auntie Dawn to say thank you.

I used Waltzing Mouse stamps, the tag uses a stamp from the "Fancy Phrases" stamp sheet and the label is from the "Rescue Remedies" stamp sheet. I stamped them in Imperial Purple Versafine ink which I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut a Lacey Circle nestie to sit on top of the jar and layered up a flower to finish it off. The choccies are from M&S and conveniently there were a few left over which I soon munched up!

Unfortunately the holiday didn't help my cold which is now worse than before I went away!

Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Clare xx


Fleur said...

Oh Wow Clare, this is fab, what a lovely gift. Hope you feel better very soon,
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sandra said...

oh dear, lots of rest and chocolate for you.

What a lovely gift you've given.

Wipso said...

Hope your cold is much better very soon. What a lovely gift you've made. I could do some with medicine like that :-)
A x

brenda said...

Hi Clare

What a lovely gift, so much more special because it was made especially for the recipient.

Please you had a good time in S upon A, years since I went themre I rememebr it being very nice.

B x

Kristel said...

That's a fabulous gift Clare! Looks really wonderfull!
Hugs Kristel

Jacee said...

This is lovely clare, what a fabbulous gift!

Anonymous said...

OMG what a wonderful gift. xx jo xx

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Clare.

Hugs Riet.x

pinky said...

The gift is lovely Clare, love the label and tag!! Sorry your cold has got worse, take a hot whiskey and go to bed, it will be gone in the morning.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dear Clare I had a feeling there might be a few over, they do look yummy. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling to well, hopefully you will soon feel better. Glad you enjoyed your break in Stratford, its certainly a lovely town. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

chris said...

Hi Clare, I need SOME of those labels, I could stick them on all my naughty indulgencess, and theres lots of them!!
such a fabulous gift idea. scrummy. hugs chris xx

Lynda said...

Hope you feel better soon - love the jar the label is fab. more stanps for the wish list.

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
sorry to hear you feeling under the weather maybe you need to give yourself a jar of these lovely sweets to pick you up!!!
thanks for sharing where you got your stamps from, its new to me and what wonderful unusual stamps they have thanks for sharing
warm hugs
Suzie Qx

itsabrt said...

What a thoughtful gesture! Beth

craftimamma said...

Sorry to hear you have a cold Claire and I'm also sorry I've missed commenting on so many lovely creations. I've had real difficulty over the past few weeks with Blogger and comments so it's put me way behind.

How nice that you could spend some quality time in Stratford and it's lovely you have a kind friend you can leave your dog with instead of kennels. I honestly thought you had bought the sweetie jar already decorated it's so professionally done. Lovely gift to say thankyou.

Lesley Xx

Donna said...

Sounds like you had a fab break Clare...even the the gift for Aunty Dawn...beautifully embellished :) Donna x

Marion said...

Wow Clare, This is fabulous. I am going to case this if you don't mind. Glad you had a nice holiday but not nice to have the cold. Hope you feel better soon.

liza said...

such a lovely gift and a great idea,such fab stamps,hope your having a great weekend
love n hugs

Juls said...

such a gorgeous gift idea, love the lettering! hugs juls

Violets Corner said...

Fab gift jar!

Love the wonderful label.

Sounds like you had great stay, but too bad with the cold, poor you, hope you're feeling better now :)


Jacilynn said...

This looks so yummy! Great project Clare

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare,

Just wanted to thank you for your comment today....
I seemed to have lost your email, I was hoping to send you a mail today...

Any chance you could pop me your addy again please...Sorry, since I changed my email address I have lost loads of my contacts.

My new addy is on my blog...

Need to go now...those sweeties look way to scrummy, I am

Just put chicken in the oven so it's going to be at least two hours before dinner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls recipe, The river cottage meat book is full of recipes to die for...I was never a fan of cooking but this book is fantastic....No more dried chichen in our house.
Rib of beef is a must also, expensive treat, but well worth it...Mmmm

Sorry I got carried
Hope your ok Clare, take care and speak soon

CraftyC said...

Love your jar Clare, full of calories Lol,
Hope the cold gets better soon!