17 December 2017

SBS Friends Christmas Card Swap 2017

I decided this year to take part in Simply Betty's Christmas Card Swap.  Betty gave those participating a free digi to work with "Stocking Elf".  It was a last minute decision when I saw a post for more Australians to enter.  I was actually given a lady I met at a retreat held near Canberra.  Not knowing anyone there, I was lucky to bunk in and sit at the table with Lea Wilkin.  Lea and I have been Facebook friends since then, and I guess you could say she introduced me into the world of digital stamping.  I hope Lea liked her Christmas swap and I will show you a photo of what I gave her shortly.  However, I would like to concentrate on my goodie bag I received from another fellow Aussie, Debbie Pamment.  Debbie lives in Victoria and from what I can see from the groups on Facebook I am in, she is such a talented colourist.  I am so lucky to have a card made by Debbie.  That's not all either, look at what else she gave me - chocolate sultanas, my fave Christmas treat, snakes (always a family favourite in this household), a string of lights, a Chrissie brooch which I will definitely wear on Christmas Day and I am off to my husband's work Christmas party today so I will have it on there too.  I not only got one stocking, but two, one with choccies. and two (not one, two) LaLaLand rubber stamps.  I am so lucky and guess what I have found another friend in the digital family community.  Thank you Betty for running this swap, you should be very proud bringing us all together at this time.  And now as promised, my gift to Lea - socks, Star Wars crackers for her grandsons, a Christmas T-shirt for Lea, a bear notebook because I know she likes bears, bananas and musk sticks and Christmas socks and of course her card and a card for her mum, Elaine, who I met on the retreat too.



I hope I catch up with Lea again at a retreat, quite possible as we both live in NSW,
and thank you Debbie for your gifts. I have been so spoilt. Now the lowdown on the Swap Hop.

Starts at the SBS blog:  Betty & Rio 

Gail Hutchinson  <------ you are here!


These ladies are sharing on the SBS Facebook Page:
Janell D'Amato Rice 
Alicia Capece-Joos 
Lea Wilkin 
Sherrie Leanne Jaramillo 



  1. Love the idea of a Christmas Swap!! Allthe cards and goodies are so festive and gorgeous!! Merry Christmas!! xx

    1. Merry Christmas to you too Mieke and hope your 2018 is safe and healthy.

  2. Beautiful card and fab goodies!!
    Merry Christmas!!

  3. Thank you Sandra, and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year right back at you!

  4. Great ideas!! Thank you for the blog hop inspiration!
    Karen C