Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Pretty Pockets

Hi Everyone,

After the recent Scrapstars retreat, a few of us have agreed to swap Pocket Letters. This I sent my very first one off to Kathy and received my very first one from Caroline, so I took some pictures to share with you today. If you have no idea what on earth a Pocket Letter is, just click on the tab at the top of the page to find out all about it :o)

The whole concept of Pocket Letters was dreamt up by Janette Lane - check her YouTube channel for lots of ideas and inspiration if you fancy having a go yourself.

I was totally bowled over by the PL which Caroline made for me - every single pocket contains a little work of art ...


I love the shabby chic style and the gorgeous soft pinks and greens. The pocket at the top contains a letter from Caroline and some pretty trinkets ...



For my pocket letter to Kathy, I didn't have too much to go on - she doesn't "do" purple, grunge or babies, she likes butterflies and bees and she plans to use her Pocket Letter goodies for her Project Life layouts.

First, I decided on a colour scheme of teal and orange, then I rooted through my stash and filled the pockets with patterned papers and little goodies I thought Kathy might like. Finally, I added a short letter and a small photo of myself, hidden inside a little envelope so's not to spoil the effect!

Here's a quick vid of my finished Pocket Letter ...


.... and here are some photos - first the front ...


... then the back (you don't really need to worry about the back, I just got carried away!) ...


This has been big fun so far and a great way of getting to know everyone and keep in touch until the next Scrapstars!

If any of my bloggy friends is reading this and would like to become Pocket Letter Pals with me, just drop me an email and I'll get in touch right away to swap snail mails!

Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

1 comment:

Lizzy Hill said...

Oooh! I'd seen this over at Sian F's blog and had a look-see at it, but wasn't sure how big or heavy it would be, being in Australia and postage being slightly awful....I DO love what you've done. It looks wonderful:):)