26 August 2012

First Christmas Hand-crafted Gift

Hello friends

Thanks so much for all the visits and comments you've left on my previous posts. I so appreciate you taking the time to pop around.

I have had such a productive crafting day... I quickly sped to the Post Office this morning to mail an envelope to the UK, one to the USA and one locally.  Then I dashed back home to make the most of the few hours left of the weekend.  My To Do list has only 1 more item to tick off and then I'm done.... woohooo!  I've made some gifts for a few blogfriends but can not display this on my blog until they have received them, so it'll be a while before you can view them...

However... I would like to share a little notepad I made as a Christmas gift.  The pads I purchased from a local craft store.  They come minus a cover, to keep the cost down.  I then made my own cover and decorated this one in a Christmassy theme, using one of Elisabeth Bell's images, Merry Sledding, I think it is.  Hope you like it !

The gorgeous papers are Bo Bunny's Alora Collection.  It is not a Christmas pad, but this paper sure looked Christmassy to me.


I found some gorgeous embossed organza mint green ribbon in my stash.  There's a thin silver thread running along the edges...beautiful!  Gives it a nice sparkle.

I kept this very simple and just stamped Merry Christmas in the corner right onto the patterned paper.

This pic shows the ribbon off to perfection...see, I told you it was lovely!   I'll be making quite a few of these to give away as gifts at Christmastime.


Whilst we in the Cape are still freezing our butts off, my friend in Johannesburg (during our skype session) was just sitting in her shoestring nightie showing off that it was "hot" today !  Oh my goodness me... I am so not looking forward to our summer.

Take care everyone, here's wishing you a fabulous week ahead.

hugs Sharon x


11 comments:

Nicole said...

Gorgeous Sharon!! Such a lovely notepad. I´m so sorry that the weather is so aweful. Hugs, Nicole

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous little gift, love the image and fab funky papers.
Lyndsey xx

Colleen Holmes said...

Hey sweet pea! I love this note pad and what an awesome idea for Christmas gift! You know EB's is one of my most favorite digi artist and you really did her honors with fabulous coloring and sweet design! Hugz!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Beautiful colours and embellishments. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Cheryl said...

oh gosh I love this hun what an amazing gift love the image and adore that lush ribbon hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

inge said...

Wat een geweldig kadootje heb je daar gemaakt Sharon, je bent lekker op tijd met het maken van je kerstkadootjes.

Groetjes Inge

Catherine said...

Another stunning notepad Sharon ! I love the beautiful papers and the image is so sweet ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Riet said...

Wat prachtig gemaakt leuke stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
Super papier.

Liefs Riet.

rovianne said...

What a lovely gift! Very nice.

Lins said...

What a beautiful Christmas gift!
Spring will soon be there, don't worry :-) I'll keep my thumbs up for you.

xxx

ThePurplePlace said...

Awww!! What a wonderful idea!! So nice to see you and hear that you and I both had a very good day of Creating!!

I have been without internet for the pst two days and it's been just awful...I never realized just how much I rely on it, but I know now and hope we don't have any issues for a long time.

There was some type of fire that melted a huge cable, north of us and almost all of this area was out!!

Today, I was shopping for an outfit for my son's wedding...which is a very casual beach wedding coming up in a few weeks. They were going to elope, but so many of use wanted to be there, so they are now planning this sweet, yet low key wedding and now I just hope the weather is perfect! I'm so excited and happy that I can be there!! Yippee!!

Thanks again for visiting me...I don't get around as often as I would like, but I'm glad I did! Your notepad projects are fabulous!!

Hugs,
Lisa