05 September 2010

Just Playing Around...

After last weekend's hugely creative exercise, I am so disappointed that I have no mojo this weekend and I was so looking forward to creating something exciting... oh well, I suppose that is how it goes...

Well, it gives me the opportunity to share what I've been up to, so here goes for those who are interested...

On Wednesday I received a lovely bouquet of flowers and they still look stunning.... I'm a pink girl, can you tell... lol


As you read last week, I am really keen to try new boxes and have been searching Hi and Lo for a book on Papercrafts, particularly on how to make different shape boxes, so if the local girls know where I can find such a book, please pop me an email, thank you.  I managed to find this one at Bargain Books at Willowbridge...
As you can see, there are about 40 different projects to try out, but it's not really what I was looking for, but had such good ideas that I just had to buy it and after reading it this afternoon, I am so pleased that I did... lovely tips to share...  I found this interesting project to try out using my Watermark Ink Pad and some Chalk and I thought the stamped image looked so pretty that I made a little bookmark out of it...

 I hate wasting anything, so the little butterfly that I punched out on top (the part that sticks out of the book), I used to place on one of the flowers. Ain't that cute?


We're real home birds and love reading and when I showed Kendall my bookmark, she wanted one too, so this was made for her, just using little bits of the scrap paper that we keep hoarding...  really, nothing fancy as you can see.  It's quite embarrasing showing you these little bookmarks, but when the creativity goes out the back door, what's a girl to do ?


With nothing else going on, I thought I'd just show you a few pics of my somewhat messy craft desk, so that you can see that I have certainly not been idle...

I received my Ezy Mount last week, so can finally mount some of my new Elisabeth Bell stamps. I've been stamping some for friends as well...


Congratulations if you've made it so far, not a very exciting post I know, but I just love sharing... I spent quite some time at the Post Office this morning and have mailed envelopes to the following friends, so please keep a lookout for Postman Pat in your area... Cherie, Colleen, Lins, Michelle (Anders), Paola and Kayleigh.  I hope your envelopes arrive soon...

That's it from me.  I've just spotted some nice paper and am going to try something new to share with you, so watch this space...lol  Thanks so much for visiting, I really enjoy your visits and reading your comments.

Tons of hugs, Sharon x

14 comments:

Renkata said...

wow great post Sharon, ohh no envelope for me :( hehehe just kidding.
And you say your mojo is away.... such a beautiful bookmark.
Great work!.
Hug's
Renkata

dolcreations said...

I love your bookmark! I have yet to make one for myself, but after seeing yours I must get a move on!
As for no mojo...sometimes a little break is all you need and then your ideas just a come!

paola said...

Great idea for your bookmark, i am intrigued as i wasnt expecting an envelope, so now you gotta call me as i HATE!! surprises
smiles
Paola

celia said...

Zo vervelend om te lezen was het niet hoor!Integendeel het was heel aangenaam!;-)
En je boekenleggers zijn zeker niet génant, het is juist geweldig dat je zoiets mooi uit een restje maakt!
Heel veel plezier met het stempelen...
Veel liefs,Celia.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my those flowers are so very beautiful Sharon how lovely!
Love the look of those book so much to discover!
Your desk looks such a wonderful crafting place!
hugs
kim x

Jill said...

aww your flowers are beautiful sharon and I love the bookmarks too hugs Jill xx

Catherine said...

You seem to have found an excellent book Sweetie ! Your bookmarks are fab ! I love to see your craft corner, so I can imagine you playing ! Have a lovely evening my dear friend ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

Cec said...

Hi there Sharon. I don't know what the occasion was but those are gorgeous flowers. I love the bookmark. Missed you for the last few challenges at Isabella's. I sure hope you weren't ill. Keep in touch.
Big Hugs!
Cec

Riet said...

Wat schitterend gemaakt Sharon.

Liefs Riet.x

Cherie said...

Hi Sharon, How exciting thank you, I can't wait for it to arrive.
The bookmark is adorable, hope your mojo hasn't gone to far.
Lots a hugs cherie

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your flowers are beautiful, I buy a bunch every week, love fresh flowers and in the garden.
There looks like some excellent colouring going on in your craftroom.
As for books , we never stop learning new things and nor should we. janex
ps lost my mojo for 2 weeks once, came back luckily.

A Cards Delight said...

I love the book marks! In my case you can never have to many! Package/envelope!! Can't wait tos see what comes from a dear friend from SA!! Big time hugzzz!!! xoxoxo

Sally Atkins said...

Your bookmarks are so pretty, Sharon! I love the soft flower design. I love your real flowers too - it's so special to receive a bouquet.

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW! Have you been busy and very creative too!

Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog today. I am very excited for this wonderful opportunity.

I love your creations and have always admired your talent! :)

Hugs,
Lisa