Tuesday 30 April 2013

A Grand Day Out :)

Yesterday, Julia, Jan and I met up with Brenda B (of WOYWW, Rudolph Day and of course the Snippets Playground fame) and her hubby who are over from Michigan at the moment. We also met Brenda's Mum ( one lady who everyone would love to have as a Mum, perhaps we can adopt her for the Playground), mooched around Salisbury and had a lovely day  ............. this is just one piccie of many taken so kindly by Andrew:
Left to right are Julia, Jan, Brenda and moi. My bag says 'Fassion City' sic, not Passion City as 'she who shall remain nameless' thought!

The problem for me was what to 'make and take for Brenda' that was light and non-crushable for the purposes of packing at the end of their holiday. I opted for magnetic 'Flip over the Page' bookmarks - no surprise there really as I love making these:
I used cream card for Brenda's and kept all the bookmarks very simple (not being able to sit and craft for much time in one spell), different stamps and inks. So as not to leave Andrew out, I made four bookmarks for Brenda plus two (using Kraft card) for Andrew. This is a close up of one of Andrews:
 And a sideways view so you can see the magnet and how it works:
Has anyone noticed the super stamp I used on top of the stamped seahorse? I think it's stunning and so realistic but you'll have to wait for the Snippets Playground and my snippets card (sometime soon) to find out more - oooer, I'm so, so bad!

Then I made a couple of envelopes, with Papermania magnetic closing studs:

Andrew's envelope was green and not pink I hasten to add :)

A lovely day with good friends, WHAT more can you ask?



  1. YOu couldn't possibly ask for more than a fun day spent with great friends! You all look so delighted to be with one another, and I'm happy for all of you! The bookmarks are clever too - I've never seen them with magnets, but what a brilliant idea!

  2. Very jealous I am! lol! Looks like you all had a great day and that's the important thing.
    Never seen these magnetic book marks before - fab idea Di thanks for sharing.
    I know that water stamp and I wants one! Karen x

  3. These look a good idea. Glad you enjoyed your day all together. Hugs Mrs a.

  4. Fabulous idea - I may have to steal it, as I need about 16 gifts to bring with me to the UK next month. I am heading for the Craft Barn Extravaganza again, from t'other side of the world

  5. What a fun outing. Next time....I'll be willing to take photos, so Andrew can be in them too...aren't I generous... What a great idea you had, and yes, the sea horse ad me wondering...how'd you do that. I can't believe it's a stamp.

  6. You had a great time in company,
    nice-I am happy for all you.
    You did gorgeous book marks for end of their visit,
    I wish you one nice day
    hugs Tamara

  7. Certainly looks like a grand day out indeed Di. Bet laughter was plentiful :)

    Love the bookmarks, a brill idea for long distance gifts.

    Have a lovely day, l hope your back is improving? Xx

  8. It sounds like you all had a great day. Love the bookmarks and envelopes.
    Kath x

  9. Looks like you had a great day, Di. How lucky you are to be able to meet up with all these lovely ladies. Those bookmarks are gorgeous. I bet Brenda was thrilled with them.
    Hugs Lisax

  10. Looks like you all had fun. Brenda is lovely isn't she.

    LOVE your magnetic bookmarks and that water droplet stamp is just FANTASTIC.

    Sarn xxx

  11. A lovely idea Di. I still use the bookmark you sent me.
    Glad you had a lovely day.
    Caz x

  12. What a fab bunch! Bet you had a great time together. Your bookmarks are lovely - clever design Di. x Jo

  13. Looks like a fab day out and I love wandering around Salisbury. The bookmarks are great too - I so want that stamp but it's out of stock at the moment x

  14. What can I say, Di, apart from 'wish I was there'! You all look as though you are thoroughly enjoying yourselves. Nice of you to give me a moment's thought during such a super day ... I was there in spirit even though I couldn't be there in person. We are going up country this year, to the Highlands, so no chance that I'll be down your way anytime soon ... maybe next year, who knows :) Love the bookmarks - I remember well that it was you who passed on how to make them (not to mention the magnet closures) - and that 'bubble' effect on the seahorse bookmark is super so look forward to the great reveal on Sunday :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  15. Great makes on the bookmarks, fab idea.
    Looks like you had another great day out, glad you had a great time.

    Kath the original x

  16. It is SO awesome to see you four looney-toons together!! Your bookmarks from B are incredible, Di!! Really incredible!

    And speaking of incredible, is Andrew really as divine as I suspect he is???

  17. Looks like you were all having a wonderful time:) The bookmarks are fantastic! I'd love to try these for chrissy pressies for the girls at work. Yes, I have that stamp too, it's amazing isn't it and perfect here :) Cathy x

  18. Aww, what a fab day!! Love the bookmarks Di - brilliant!

  19. What a great day out with friends that must have been! You all look so happy and enjoying yourselves!

    Love those bookmarks...what a grand idea!

  20. It was indeed a grand day out, especially when we discovered those knitted Wallace and Grommit Dolls in that haberdashery shop! We loved the bookmarks and I know Andrew was very surprised to receive a lovely gift too and keeps asking me if I've emailed you yet to thank you again!! Trying hard to get back in to the swing of things, but not very successfully I might add! Spike has settled in to his new home, you'll be pleased to hear, and he's hoping to make an appearance on WOYWW this week.



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