It seems like ages since I joined in a Pay It Forward initiative - I was lucky enough to be sent some gorgeous goodies by the very talented Wipso which I posted about here.
I had, in turn, to do my bit for two girlies who had joined in the fun. The first was my friend Karen, who is always coming up with clever ideas so I kinda cheated and sent her some handmade Gor Juss Girls magnetic bookmarks plus a few goodies for her to play with and make her own designs.
The second girlie was Ginger who I knew less about - except that she lives in Miami (envy!), is a scrapbooker and also publishes free WordArt on her blog. As scrapping is so big in the States it seemed a bit like coals to Newcastle if I sent scrapbooking stuff so my parcel included handmade magnetic bookmarks, some English Lavender products from The National Herb Centre and a pack of hand coloured notelets.
The backgrounds were stamped using a Hero Arts stamp called Old Letter Writing and topped with some 'old gold' coloured card with the images mounted on top. The images were stamped using a Joanne Sheen stamp called Letterbox, which is just so nostalgic, then coloured in using Aquamarkers. The post box itself was deliberately made to look faded and in need of a lick of paint BTW! :)
The parcel took forever to get there, at one point I truly wondered if it had gone walkabout - but then I got a lovely email from Ginger saying it had arrived. Phew! I hope it all spoke a bit of the UK!