I decided on a modified exploding box. It is fairly plain on the outside:
because the inside isn't:
|From above. Heart idea from http://paperfirefly.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/ruby-wedding-anniversary.html|
As with my nephew's card, I used bits and pieces from the bouquet I carried at my sister's wedding (Yes, DSis and DBIL had two weddings within 3-1/2 months of each other - I'm sure they'll be glad to be done and dusted with weddings) to add a little "something old" for good luck DSis and DBIL have been married for 30 years this December, so there must be some good vibes associated with it all.
With the wedding things done, I am focusing on A Glimpse of Santa for the remainder of my vacation. This is a gift for my new niece (wife of DNephew) and fits perfectly into . Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching and is designed to showcase projects that are gifts to someone or projects that were gifts to us (or anything else you can shoehorn into the SAL theme).
Here's where it was last month
And here's where it is today:
More of the tree, finished off the window casing, some of the wallpaper design and a start to the little boy's head. My goal for today and tomorrow is to get to the halfway mark so I can roll it up and move into the foot and toe area.