Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Snowdrops and Chocolates - two of my favourite things

I love birthdays for being able to connect with family and friends from all over the world and to indulge in a few of my favourite things.  I've been a very lucky girl again this year, and I never really have favourites but do you know what present I can't stop looking at, or smelling, or touching?  Take a luck at these beauties:

What makes them more special is that they were handpicked for me.  Snowdrops encompass that perfect blend of delicacy and strength, surviving in the freezing cold but looking so pretty.  I can't believe I'm going to get poetic here, but I guess poetry is another (great!) form of creativity, but the words of Ted Hughes still ring in my head about snowdrops "Her pale head heavy as metal" - that little flower pushing up through the icy ground but heralding spring and assuring us that all is not dead in the frozen earth. And look at these little flowers; who'd have thought they could achieve so much:
Getting back to craft, instead of Thank You cards this year I decided to make little boxes of suprises.  And coincidentally I ended up keeping the snowdrop colour theme! 
Following along with my usual nature theme, don't you just love the little birdies?  I stamped the images using some Inkadinkado stamps, and a little thank you stamp from a Dawn Bibby set my nephew bought me, both from Topaz Crafts.  The boxes are constructed on my very clever boxer board out of Stampin Up Very Vanilla and Certainly Celery card.  The green is just the scrummiest shade.  And take a quick look at the even scrummier contents...
Like I say, don't you just love birthdays?!  And snowdrops!

5 comments:

Karen said...

Yummy, they look gorgeous, and I don't just mean the chocs! Karen x

Anonymous said...

Helen, stunning photos as ever and i like the snowdrop part, very poetic and apt especially out here in Norway. Hope you save me a choccy! They look great in those boxes! x R x

Alison Horne said...

Snowdrops are one of my favourite flowers, fab photos. Good to see you blogging again, have been taking a break from it myself. Love the thankyou boxes. xx

Anonymous said...

The boxes are absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the bird design :-)Really cute and a much better idea than thankyou cards!!

The snowdrops look lovely in your new jug. They're such a beautiful little flower. Didn't think they'd survive so well once picked but they look gorgeous. And look at you getting all philosophical :-. I am still to locate my snowdrops in my garden....I shouldn't have moved them last year....

Love linds xxxx

Tamara King said...

What a lovely thought Helen, the boxes are lovely. And how gorgeous are those snowdrops?! I must say I like the jug they're in too :)