Swaps To Share

Going back to November (seems a lifetime away!) and our Onstage event in Solihull. I was most fortunate to travel up in the Fairy Bus, the hired bus taking some of Kim Fee's team the Fairies to the event. These lovely ladies included me in their group and also gave me some beautifully handmade gifts. I'd every intention of sharing them with yo at the time bu, to be perfectly honest, I only finally unpacked them last night. This gave me the opportunity to revisit the love dished out to me from the team. Today I'd like to share these gifts with you. I'm sure that you'll get some inspiration for future projects.#First off though, I'll share the gift I received from my upline Natalie.
Presented in a lovely star embossed bag. After all, we are the Stampin' Stars team! Inside was a super kit which has been specially prepared by Stampin' Up! to be used alongside the new Stampin' Blends.
This kit is available from my shop, you can go to it by clicking here.
Also, a super card -

This lady - Jan (Twinks Stamping), really went to town! First the gift bag...
And inside -
A beautiful twinkly twinks calendar
A prettily decorated Pizza Box

containing a set of handmade cards

Also in the bag - a stunning box of crackers each containing chocolate
A yummy treat box from Kim Fee, look how she's prepared the outside with a cheeky message to tempt us to take a peek!

Inside I can reveal super treats!
A gift bag from handmade paper, who can it be from? Sadly, no name. What can it hold?
Hidden inside, wrapped in tissue are these delightful decorations for my home!
Such a prettily decorated box from Elaine Higham
And inside, a matching stationery set
A kitty-cat meant that this just HAD to be from Rebecca Wilmore!
and inside, another kitty- a sweet charm
Yet another gift from Rebecca, an unusual shaped bag,

which contains Balmi lip balm. Open the cute gold case and the balm is pointed!

How clever is this! A fairy team member- Linda Kasparian has made a fairy shaker...
..and all the pages inside are die cut to match!
Look how lovely these tea lights have been packaged by Bridget Metcalf. The box is decorated all the way round.
More super packaging here, another by Bridget Metcalf. Hidden inside is a face mask, hand gel (popcorn scent!) and some cosy socks!
A fabulous seasonal card from Sarah Lower - such a good idea to use the wreath as bicycle wheels!
Another treat from Kim Fee, she knows I love blue and this is a special gift for me. It's packaged so beautifully but I can't catch it in the light against the cello bag. Inside is a stunning Swarovski Crystal Pen in blue.
In addition to the gifts from Kim's team I also received this stunning card from the lovely Em - Emma Goddard, who has just made it onto our Artisan team - so well deserved!
A super smelling homemade treat (lemon and lavendar scrub) from Cal, Carole Bryson - 

Even the lid of the jar inside the package has been decorated..
A sweet card from Rosie Minors
I do hope you're enjoyed browsing this photo heavy post and that you're inspired to go create for yourself.
We'll shortly be seeing the new year in. Thank you for your company this year. Enjoy what's left of 2017, hopefully it's been kind to you. Celebrate and let's be looking to another crafty year together in 2018.
Lesley. xxx