Thursday, 10 March 2011

Lovely Mail Days and First Blogiversary coming up!

Lucky lucky me!  I have had some sweet packages plopping through my letter box this week.

First was the return 'Bluebird' ATC from Kimberly (ArtJoyStuff), which is so sweet.  Don't you just love the nest?!  He, because he looks like a 'he' to me, came in a lovely stitched envelope.


Thank you Kimberly x 


Next, I received a sweet Pay It Forward gift from my dear friend Penny from The Linen Shelf (and The Hen House).  Now Penny is all set to be a recipient of one of my Pay It Forward gifts (so close to completion I can taste the glue on the stamp) and she knew it wasn't the deal that she should make something for me, but she just wanted to.
  And I ain't complainin"!

This cute little tin has been painted and I love the black and white image on the top.  It is stuffed to the brim with little treasures, which I can't decide to keep in the tin or use them in my artwork.

Thank you Penny x 

Lastly,  a brown paper bundle from Nathalie.  She had emailed me previously and asked if I would alter a coaster for her in an oriental/asian theme.  She's asked a few people to alter coasters and when she gets them all back she is going to alter a box for them.  What a lovely idea.  Anyway, the coasters (she sent 2, just in case inspiration should really take hold) and some interesting bits and pieces to get me started arrived yesterday.

She also made me this fun tag!

Thank you Nathalie x  


I MUST first finish my Pay It Forward gifts, my 2 ATC's for Kristin, my Mail Art for the new group I'm in (the theme is 'Where I live'), the first postcard for the Postcard Swap I've joined, some Collage Club pages and THEN I will get started on the altered coasters.

I like Lovely Mail Days :0)


I have just realised that my first Blogiversary is coming soon (14th March).  That time has gone so fast and I have 'met' so many lovely people and seen and been inspired by so much talent and creativity.  

~I'm thinking a little Giveaway is in order~   

I'll have to put my thinking cap on (I'll have to find it first!) and I'll get back to you when I've thunked.



Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jo,
what a wonderful mail day you had!All so beautiful.Enjoy your treasures and have a great day.Can't wait to see your giveaway!

craftattack said...

Sounds like you had a great mail day, enjoy your lovely things!

Susan T said...

I must get in on the act. All we get are bills. I would much prefer little treasures dropped through the letterbox.

missy k said...

You've had a very good mail week!!!!

Did you have fun at the concert? Do we get to see photos of the selected outfit as we all tried to be SO helpful!!!!

Looking forward to your giveaway....... happy thinking and to seeing you all on Sunday


Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Precious gifts you got there, Joanna. That nest is really something, isn't it? And the little tin from Penny... it must have been a thrill to open it. I am happy for you.

As I am curious as what you are going to do with the coasters. And the giveaway!

arts4all said...

What a happy mail day, Joanna! And YOU are one busy woman..... How do you keep up with it all...?

Katie said...

A lot of great mail. You are always doing the coolest swaps. Have a good weekend!

Virginia said...

Ooh lovely lovely mail, I love to receive the circle journals that i'm doing at the moment, never managed to get 'into swaps' yet but time will tell! Hope you're having a great week!

bad penny said...

I loved decorating the little tin & filling it. I didn't photograph it so might pinch yours ! Gad you liked it.

The little birdy ACT is so sweet & I'm looking forward to seeing how you alter Nathalie's coaster !

I made my first postcard today as you know I'll be away for a week so got ahead .

Gina said...

Lots of lovely things... and soon some postcards too. Looking forward to being part of the swap with you Joanna!

joy said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot, Joanna! That bird/nest is so sweet and I love the little tin, too.

Jewels said...

Like Christmas! I love all the items you recieved - I guess I really should join up on some swaps so I to can get such delicious items in return (Vintage Notecards are coming soon!). If there are any you recommend let me know...J