The love of friends

As promised waaaaay back... I'd love to share with you today the love of dear friends
through the beautiful gifts they've sent me.

First of all
a giveaway I won from dear blog friend Suzy of


This gorgeous collaged broche.

She added a beautiful tag too.
I love birds and I had seen this beautiful image before.
So I was excited she had made a tag of it!

Dear Suzy gave me permission to use her beautiful photos of the broche.
The ones with ©suziqusthreadworks are all taken by her.

Just look at those gorgeous layers
and vintage girl image.

The ribbons and embellishments
and also hair of her very own goats!

And a rusted key, which I always love!
Isn't that beautiful?

It has the word "Gratitude" on it
which suits perfectly.

For I'm grateful for this gorgeous piece of art
of a sweet artist whose work I admire so much.

And I'm grateful for your friendship as well, Suzy!
Thank you sweetie!

And these also show some gorgeous flowers from her beautiful garden.

The beautiful bird image of the tag is made by Viola of Shabby Chic Inspired and which you can find here as a free printable for personal use.

She's another great artist whose work I admire very much.

Suzy of course added her personal touch to it.


But this was not the end of it. I also received some gorgeous birthday cards plus packages from dear blog friends. (My birthday was a long while ago, so ya, I'm very very late in sharing...)

The cards in the order in which I received them...

First arrived a sweet package from Ros along with a beautiful and heartfelt card.

Just look at that amazing star plus what's behind it
(oh dear, I really don't know what you'd call it, lol).

Then came a gorgeous card and package from Charlene.

I love that gorgeous butterly!

After yet arrived another sweet package, this time from my Dutch blogfriend Ira.
She had included a beautiful card too

which you can fold into this...

So beautiful! Love it!!

And I was delighted with how she had wrapped some of the presents.

Kirsty sent me this beautiful card below.

Make sure to have a closer look at the gorgeous texture of the white!

Last but not least Ros said she forgot to include another thing in her package
and she sent it to me afterwards, along with another beautiful card!

With a beautiful texture of the white as well!

And here are the gifts they send me along with the gorgeous cards...

Of which I'd like to give special attention to
these handmade embellishments by Ira:

Aren't they gorgeous?

Dear sweet friends, thank you so much for your beautiful cards and gifts! I feel blessed to have become aquainted with you through the world of blogging and crafting. I treasure your love and friendship. Thank you for inspiring me with your sweet and generous kindness!


Wow, this was a loooooong post again today!

Wishing you a happy day!

xx Wen


  1. Belated Happy Birthday Wendy Dear. Your gifts from friends are true treasures...both the gifts and the friends. Creative Birthday Bliss...

  2. Oh meis geweldig allemaal! Wat een gave cadeautjes heb je gekregen en ze zijn je allemaal ook zó onwijs gegund! Heerlijk toch, om je zo omringd te weten door vriendinnetjes? Liefs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  3. Beautiful gifts for a special lady ...

  4. these are all so gorgeous Wendy! you are a wonderful person and it shows from the lovely art your friends have sent...I am also quite envious of the spring flowers I see budding on your end of the earth...we still have snow here and cold...sun is out more and more...but can't wait for spring to finally arrive!

  5. Gorgeous gifts. Ira's card is my favourite! AriadnefromGreece!

  6. Such beautiful crafting items sent by your friends! All the best for you and Have a Happy B-Day, too!!

  7. Arent blog friends the Best!! You got so many beautiful cards and treasures!!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday my friend. You sure did receive lots of wonderful goodies for your birthday.
    How fun...


  9. Oh my dear Wendy,
    that brooch you won from dear Suzy, is a gorgeous piece of art, I love all her beautiful creations.
    And your birthday cards are all so fantastic and lovely ,to, as is the extra charms from Ira- you have had great visits from the postman, I think we all love that !!
    Hugs and smiles, and a happy thutsday to you.
    Dorthe x

  10. A Happy Birthday to you!
    You are so lucky to have a piece of Suzy's stunning work, love it!
    Thanks for stopping by my ATC Bird post, it is so good to have you come by.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  11. Oh its all awesomeness there!!!!

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  14. Hello Wendy, I wish all the best belated to your birthday. Great cards and gifts in your mail.


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen