See ya Later

One of our dear friends is leaving Australia today with her husband and returning to her home in the UK.  Sadly their work here is finished and off to the other side of the world they return.  While I love all my friends, this one .... I shall call her Lesley (wink), came into our group so easily and so quickly.  It's hard to remember exactly when as it feels like forever.

So to farewell 'Lesley' in style, we took her to the Hyatt and shared a High Tea with her.  As well as lavishing 'Australian' themed gifts and trinkets on her, I made here a little tag book that I decorated and had all the girls, decorate a tag and insert into the pockets. 

I started with a pre-made Tag book that I had bought a while ago.  Can't even remember where no.  I covered it with Old Olive CS and stamped in Early Espresso & Baked Brown sugar ink and glitzed with Dazzling Diamonds and rhinestones.  I've used Crumb Cake seam binding for the bow and Very Vanilla CS for the sentiment and little butterflies.

I've used yellow as the feature on this page. Yellow is such a bright fun colour, so why not!  I've used my Stampin' Sponges to stamp Daffodil delight dots on the pocket page and decorated the facing page with retired DSP, a ribbon & twine bow and a label.  More bling of course ;)

I've used retired DSP (I think from the Fifth Avenue series?) and coordinated with Kiwi Kiss CS punched border and butterflies.  I've also die cut a Chloe stem in Whisper White for the main page.  More bling on the butterflies!!

This page uses retired DSP from last year's Sale-a-Bration, a pot of hydrangeas stamped onto Baja Breeze CS and hand cut, with the centres coloured in with Silver Dazzling Diamonds.  I've also diecut a doily and stamped over for the pocket page.

This page features the now retired Tea for Two stamp.  Seeing as we're both tea drinkers!!  I've stamped the larger cup onto Very Vanilla CS with Melon Mambo ink and adhered it so that the top rim was open (using dimensionals), which allowed me to put the flowers in.  I also added a few little butterflies too!

I've used more gorgeous retired DSP and a piece of vintage lace as a feature.  I've stamped the blossom in black and then coloured in with Copic markers for the vivid colour.  I've added a little birdie too!

This was such a sweet page to add.  It features one of my favourite stamp sets (The Nicest Things) and a beautiful sentiment for friends: "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be".

Lots of colouring with Copics again and yes, if you're wondering - I've deliberately softened the photos which is why the text isn't so clear in this one.

And the back cover, featuring a little punched owl.  The Owl means a lot to our group of friends, seeing as 'Lesley' is part of our Hooterbelle's group!

The front of my tag.  I've used the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, lots of ribbon and special wool to tie the tag. 

All of the stamp sets I've used in this project (except Papillion Potpourri) are retired but are some of my favourite sets and great for making projects with meaning!  So 'Lesley' as a wise woman said to me, this is not goodbye, this is See ya later!  xx

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