Yesterday I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Darnell from djkardkreations who is over visiting the UK at the moment, along with a group of fairly local craft bloggers, many of them very well known, at a hotel in Southampton. We met up for lunch despite a rather late arrival from me and Sue from Zouave Cards as we got stuck in a massive traffic jam, and spent several hours talking, eating and laughing. But mostly laughing!!! Ladies, Darnell is just as warm and witty in real life as she is on her blog, and although Hammy couldn't be there in person he sent along something to remember him by, which I won't reveal as I know that dozens of you who may be reading this will be meeting up with Darnell over the next few weeks.
I'll not list who was there and tell you all about the day, as Darnell has already done so here but I have copied the group photo to give you an idea of the day
I wanted to take along a little something for Darnell, but was worried that if everyone she meets was to take her a gift, she'd never be able to get everything home, so I thought it had better be something consumable. And what could be more consumable than chocolate? So I got a bar of our most famous British chocolate, the one that is so very different from any available in America. being a crafter, of course, I had to alter it - and I decided for a change to do it portrait -oriented rather than landscape as chocolate wrappers tend to be.
The panel die is a tattered Lace one and the dragonfly a Spellbinders one, all cut using bits from my snippets box. The pearlescent paper used for the underneath layer of the dragonfly's wings is a very old scrap left over from a kit I had a few years ago - it was tiny but I knew it would come in handy one day!
I would like to share this with Use Your Stuff where this week's theme is Die Cuts/Punches