Saturday, 12 July 2008

Inspirational Blogland

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…… 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.


Hazel said...

Absolutely beautiful - I bet Sharon was over the moon.

SharonL said...

Well I just dropped by to see if you had posted up the pictures of my Gift, Sue :) .. I am so glad that you have.
The colours are so perfect and everything is just lovely. The colour especially is sublime. Some is going to be used in my craft room and some on my dressing table.
Wish I could make something as wonderful for you Sue ... one day!!
Shal. xx

Kathy said...

oh wow, what a beautiful set of things you've made. Fab stitching and Sharon's bits and pieces are just fabulous

Cuchy said...

wow. This set is exceptional. M.Carmen