04 February 2010

Recipe Book Gift Idea

Hello friends... happy Thursday, YAY!  It is almost weekend again.  Whilst chatting to my friend last night, I was telling her about this gift I had made for my other friend Deidré for Christmas and she said that I need to post a pic on my blog...  so here it is... a very simple gift idea for you to make for someone who loves baking, cooking, etc.

  • All I did was purchase a red spiral-bound book and covered it with red and white checked paper which was downloaded from the internet.
  • For the blackboard, I covered a frame with brown paper and placed a piece of black cardstock behind it for the actual "board". I wrote on it with a white gel pen.
  • From the Magnolia Yummy for your Tummy range, I coloured the lovely Edwin and Tilda with my Copics and using sticky foam tape mounted them onto the blackboard.  The other little pics I cut out from wrapping paper, matted onto a thicker board and using same foam sticky tape, mounted them all over the book.
  • I then took one of those plastic white spoons you get when you buy yoghurt and coloured that in red with my Copic pen
  • A bow, "hand made" charm and computer generated sentiment was added for completion
That's it!  A simple, yet very effective gift idea.  Deidré loved it!   Hope you like this one... I'd be interested to read your comments... take care, hugs Sharon


Cariena said...

Hi Sharon! i think it is BRILLIANT!! and you are such a genius - the spoon!!!

Dora said...

This is very pretty!

Ilonka said...

Hi Sharon this is so gorgeous. And such a wonderfull gift!!

Hugs Ilonka

Hetty said...

Wat een super ,ooi creaties e wat zal ze er
blij mee zijn geweest

gr hetty

Catherine said...

Hello dear Sharon ! What a brilliant idea ! I love making little books too, they are always appreciated... I love the way you have decorated yours, it is so so sweet ! Have a lovely day my dear friend, I am off to ironing !!! Lots of hugs and smiles from Catherine

TaraG said...

Oh Sharon this is fabulous! What a great gift idea and I love how you pulled it together Edwin and Tilda are darling and I love all the details...gorgeous!

RosesMarijke said...

Wat een heel leuk idee van jou Sharon...geweldig leuk gemaakt hoor!!

Wat knap van jou zeg....super!!
xxxxxxx Marijke

paola said...

It came together beautifully, told you blogland love it when you share. Its not only about challenges its about followers.

Rose Petal said...

Hello again Sharon. Please visit my blog, I have left something for you.
Lots of love, Sandra xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Sharon this is so fabulous!
Love your gorgeous card!
Here is a link for a distress ink tutorial hope it helps.
kim x

ursula Uphof said...

Love your book. What a fantastic gift idea,and decorated so nicely.

Sammi said...

This is Awesome Sharon!! Gorgeous work!!

Annie said...

what a fabulous gift! I love the gingham and all the embellishments on the cover.
hugs, annie x

Tracey said...

What a great idea. Love the cover, so fun.