Thursday, 4 December 2014

A Christmas exchange-share what you don't need

Anna of In my closet (my Secret Santa, remember?) organised a fantastic Christmas gift exchange in which I took part.
 The exchange was organised in perfect detail!
120 crafters took part in it and Anna really went out of her way to match all of them with each other for perfect exchanges!
We had to make a parcel that would contain a handmade gift but also something sweet and five materials we don't need and would like to send to someone else who might use them.
We had to take pictures and show our parcels in our group on facebook.
We were even given info on how to post the parcels.
It was great looking into your stash to find what you would like to share with others.
It was fun trying to figure out which one of the parcels shown might be yours.
It was exciting to anticipate the parcel sent to you! Or to see the reaction of the person who received yours!
One again I was very lucky! I received a lovely parcel from Crete island from dear Erina Katerina of rozkardies (=pink hearts) blog.
Erina loves scrapbooking so she made some lovely paper crafts for me.
A card,
 a bookmark,
a door knob sign
 and a gift tag.
Here's the whole handmade collection!
She added lots (and I mean lots) of buttons, ribbons, paints, a stamp,
charms, embelishments, stickers,papers, felt,
and little paper and fabric flowers she made herself for me to use in my crafts.
(Doesn't that picture have an Attic24 colour combination in it?)
Here's the lot of the "5" materials!That's 105!!!!!!
And there was bitter chocolate too! My favourite! Ooops, there was more, but till I find the right light conditions to take the pictures it was gone!
Thank you so much Erina for all the lovely things you sent me!
I hope the recepient of my parcel likes it too!
And thank you Anna for organising this whole thing! It was such a brilliant idea to reuse things in such a way!
Now I have one more thing to do. Make something with at least three of the things I received! Mmmm, let me think!

15 comments:

erina konstantara said...

Ευχαριστώ που με φιλοξένησες στο blog σου Αριάδνη!!!Εύχομαι να σου χρησιμεύσουν τα πραγματάκια και να δημιουργήσεις όμορφα πραγματάκια!!Και του χρόνου να είμαστε καλά να το ξανακάνουμε!!!Καλά να περνάς!!!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Look at all those goodies! You'll have such fun my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Sally said...

Hello Ariadne

What a fab exchange, everything is lovely x

Sheryl S. said...

Amazing parcel of goodies. Now to discover what you will make.

Marie-Anne said...

Υπέροχο το κουτί που έλαβες, Αριάδνη!!!! Τόσα όμορφα υλικά!!! Περιμένω να δώ τι θα φτιαξεις μ'αυτά!!
Καλό ξημέρωμα!!!!!!

Zina Z said...

υπεροχα!!!!

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Να χαρείς τα υπέροχα δώρα σου και είμαι σίγουρη ότι θα τα αξιοποιήσεις !!!! Καλό σου βράδυ !!!!

Aliki Cavras said...

η φιλεναδίτσα μου είναι η καλύτερη! Ανυπομονώ και εγώ να δω τι θα δημιουργήσεις Αριάδνη! Καλές Γιορτές!

Dimitra Decorasylum said...

Πολύ ωραία η ιδέα της ανταλλαγής και το πακέτο που έλαβες Αριάδνη είναι σούπερ!!!! Καλές δημιουργίες!

eleanna said...

So many beautiful little things! I'm sure you'll do a lot of wonderful crafts Ariadne, inspiration is all over!

eleanna said...

So many beautiful little things! I'm sure you'll do a lot of wonderful crafts Ariadne, inspiration is all over!

Mii Stitch said...

Wow! What a fantabulous parcel to receive :) Love the papercraft finishes and all the added extras, EnJoY!!!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful handmade pieces! Enjoy your goodies :D

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Love all the goodies you recieved, have fun creating. hugs Lynda Ruth I love the cards too

Dream on the wave said...

How nice is it to receive a parcel full with do many nice things. I can imagine your fingers are itching to make something nice with the crafty stuff. Φιλία!