Yep, it has to be said…….blogland is just fantastic when your crafting mojo has gone AWOL.
I don’t know about you but every so often I set aside a little time to have a good catch up on my crafty friend’s blogs and others that I’ve made a note of to go back to after checking out the cards made for the DCM’s dare each week. There’s a wealth of talent out there and it’s amazing how you remember things you’ve seem, just when you need a little push in the right direction.
A few weeks back I was struggling to think of something to make for my friend Sharon as a birthday present. I already had it in mind to make her a set of three painted glass slides but I wanted to do something else a well. Then I remembered something that I had seen a while back on Simply Sue's blog. Sue had made a lovely little desk set which consisted of a large peg, a pencil holder and some post-it’s……..the perfect solution.
As it happens I brought some pegs when I meet up with Sue and some of the girls from Crafts By Carolyn just before Christmas but I run out of time and didn’t manage to get them done so this was the perfect opportunity to use them.
As it was Sharon’s birthday yesterday it’s safe for me to show you what I managed to do in the end.
These are the glass slides in their holder.
The Hydrangea was stamped onto the back of the glass slides and then painted with Twinkling H2o’s
I then made Sharon’s birthday card……..my first attempt at a flip-flop card……in her favourite colours and with some little Swarovski Crystals added to give it a nice sparkle.
The papers I used for everything were either My Mind’s Eye – Tres Jolie or Crate – Samantha.
Next it was the desk set, as inspired by Sue.
And finally……………..a box to put it all in.