Sunday, February 7, 2010

Deborah's 40th Survival Kit

It seems ages since I had anything to blog about, I sort of put everything on hold while Mom's been so poorly, so the last couple of days I've been doing a bit of catching up. Ironing - well, yes, two weeks' worth needed to be done so I got that out of the way this morning then it was back to getting organised with some cards, etc.

Daughter Deborah has a wedding anniverysary next week so I'm about half way through that card, my friend Ann has a birthday on the same day but there are a few suitable ones in my box so no mad rush to make another one. I'm also half way through Deborah's 40th birthday card. Today, after thinking about it for weeks and collecting the bits and pieces, I made her 40th Birthday Survival Kit. Paul covered the box for me while I printed the labels. Thanks to Rusty from MSE for the idea, also CT and Thriftyscotslass who gave me suggestions for items to include. Also thanks to Karen who sent me a lovely post-it note holder with some marbles (for the kit) and I was so taken with it I wanted to include one in Deborah's kit.

Included in the kit:

Tummy tuck and bum lift pants (£4 bargain from The Factory Shop); Paracetamol; Rubber band; Matchsticks; Emergency penny; Reading glasses; Polyfilla; Toothpaste; Marbles; Paperclip;
Notepad and pen; Little Book of Big Days to Remember (free download courtesy of Cuddly Buddly); Sponge.

I still need Energy pills (Smarties??) and will get those tomorrow.

I did make another card for Mom seeing as I can't get to visit her but in my rush to get it in the post I forgot to take a photo.

This is the sheet I made it from, which was a free download from Cards2Craft. It was a bit of a challenge cutting around the letters, I'm not great with scissors, but I made a pretty reasonable job of them. Once the card was assembled I punched two holes at the left hand edge and threaded narrow pink ribbon through and tied it in a knot. I was really pleased with the end result, it made an unusual and pretty card which I think Mom will like.


sh3ri3 said...

Great box of goodies, bet she loves it! Thanks for the info about that download - off to investigate Xx

flourgirl said...

WOW!! Susan your survival box is fantastic, I just love how you have labeled everything. What a fab 40th gift xx

CT19720 said...

Fantastic survival box Susan - your daughter will love it. Well done - i'm going to have to do a few next year when my best friends reach the big 40 x

Thriftyscotslass said...

Brilliant survival kit Susan, it is beautifully put together - I think I'm going to have to make one for my friends 50th. Hugs Annexxx

dragonllew said...

Your survival box looks great and I'm sure your Mum will love her card.

The Wife said...

Smashing present for your daughter, she will be chuffed to bits! Great idea!

Rainmac said...

I love your survival box, it's brilliantly funny and so beautifully put together too!!!

Gemma said...

what a fantastic idea, executed so well :) xx