Sunday, October 10, 2010

A special gift for a special friend

My girlfriend Donna who lives in Moncton New Brunswick is in Ontario this week with her husband Gil.  Hubby and I are meeting them at their hotel and will be taking them out for dinner tonight.  Donna and I met in 1967 at Nursing School here in Toronto.  She was living in Oshawa ON at the time with her parents and brother.  While at school; we both lived at a girls residence that was run by the Anglican Church.  We became very good friends and when she & Gil got married in Nov. 1970, I was her bridesmaid.  Shortly after they got married they moved to Newfoundland and then to Moncton New Brunswick where they have lived ever since.  Moncton is about 1,000 miles from Toronto where I live so needless to say; we don't see each other very often.  We have always kept in touch and have visited each other maybe 5 times over the last 40 years.  She had a birthday in September and I did not send her a card (I know, shame on me!).  I had enough time today to make her a mini pizza box with a bracelet that I made for her with her birthstone with sapphire swarovski crystals.  I liked her bracelet so much that I also made one for myself!

Here is the card I am giving her:

Here is the bracelet I made for her:

Here is the mini pizza box with a belly band to hold it closed.  I found the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.  The stamp I used is from Just Rite stamps.  I also cut the scallop circle using a nestibility in my cuttlebug.  I cut the image using a circle punch.  I should have stamped it before cutting it as it is not quite centred but I'm sure Donna won't mind.

Here is a shot of the bracelet inside a purple organza bag with glittery butterflies:

I enjoyed making this for my good friend and hope she likes it as much as I do.

Gotta run, need to shower and get dressed for my dinner date!



Tracy said...

I think you have made a wonderful gift for your friend and i'm sure she'll love it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Martha said...

This is beautiful! A great gift for your friend!

Patti said...

I'm sure your friend will cherish both the gift and the card! Both are absolutely awesome!

Tineke's hobby said...

This is a beautiful gift i'm sure she'll love it.

Sylvia said...

You've made a beautiful gift for your friend!
A friend of mine also lives in Moncton. She moved there this year.

ChristineCreations said...

What a beautiful gift and packaging! So thoughtful and I'm sure she'll love it!

Annie said...

such a pretty bracelet and beautiful card and packaging for your friend. you have some gorgeous creations on your blog and I have enjoyed stopping by. thanks too for visiting me and leaving a lovely comment.
hugs, annie x

Jodi said...

What a pretty bracelet and card you have made for your friend, I am sure she will love this!
Jodi =)