Saturday, 21 July 2012

All Things British swap goodies

A little while back I join in The All Things British swap hosted by lovely Laalaa.

I was really excited about this swap, I loved the theme and had lots of fun thinking of ideas for the swap parcel.

I was paired up with the equally lovely Sue at The Krafty Cupcake.
I have admired Sue's blog for a long time, so was really thrilled to be her partner. 
She makes the most gorgeous cupcakes and goodies. You will always find something wonderful to read there!

Any way, here are the goodies I sent to Sue.

An embroidered London Bus heart
A little Beach hut bag charm and "Poppyland" box
Tower of London cup candle (I'll tell you more about this one, another time)
Embossed crown gift card
(all made by me)


A "British Pride" mug
Mini Cath Kidston "royal stanley" tote bag
London socks
£50 note tissues
Champions sweeties and Tunnock's Teacakes


I was spoilt rotten by Sue.

She had put so much time, thought and effort in to all my lovely gifts and I can't thank her enough.

Every little parcel was wrapped beautifully with red, white and blue tissue paper and adorned with oddles of coordinating organza ribbon.

This is what I received...

A Gorgeous handmade card
cross-stitched needle case
wonderful patchwork pincushion
Union Jack socks
sea and sand Yankie candle (this made the whole parcel smell heavenly!)
the sweetest little egg cup
Union Jack mug
London Bus necklace
London themed fabric
British icon stampers
London biscuit tin filled with shortbread (no longer exists! was gorgeous!)
Sherbet Lemons
Union Jack cupcake cases and coordinating sprinkles!
Beautiful papers and British themed die-cuts.

You see?!? I was totally spoilt!

Every time I thought I'd reached the bottom of the box there was another little parcel hidden inside.
It made my day.

At the end of the month, my little sister and I are going visiting in London. My sister-in-law has kindly agreed to put us up and we're really excited about seeing the sights.
I have never really been to London (only on a school trip to the Science museum and with college to a beauty show at Excel) so I will need her to look after me and ensure I don't get lost.

So ... to receive all these lovely London themed gifts from Sue, has made it even more exciting!

Thank you all for reading and Thank you Sue and Laalaa.

Lots of Love




  1. How wonderful, you both chose such brilliant bits and pieces for your swap, it's nice to feel special :) Enjoy your London trip at the end of the month. x

  2. What a super swap, love what you sent and received! Hope you have a fab time in London :)

    Estelle xx

  3. Oh my goodness what fab swap goodies...given and received!
    you'll love london
    love jooles x

  4. What fabulous swaps! Enjoy yourself!

  5. Great parcelideas - both of you!

    Have a lovely time in London - hope you don't get bogged down with all the commotion that will be going on!

  6. What a gorgeous swap! You are so clever at putting together your parcels of wonderful themed the lovely giveaway parcel of yours that I won a while ago :) I always love a London theme, or anything red white and blue. Have a great trip!
    Helen x

  7. Glad you enjoyed them x I have just blogged about the goodies that you sent me x (Sorry its so late) I loved all my goodies and had a great time with this swap x Sue x