Sunday, 17 June 2012

Shirley's leaving card and present




It's been a while since I posted and I was worried that I might have lost my blog so I'm posting this to check it out. My friend Shirley left last Monday to return to her home in California to live having put her French house on the market. I wanted to give her something special that I had made as she is herself such a talented artist so I made another notebook holder though a bit larger this time to accommodate the slightly larger notebook that I found in the UK. A friend had given me this yummy paper and I teamed it up with white skivertex for the spine and corners which I coloured with alcohol inks in Butterscotch and Terracotta to match the paper. The pencil gave me the most problems as it is difficult to get it to fit snugly into the holder. I finally came up with the solution to wrap beading thread around and have beads on the end to anchor it - result! She absolutely loved it and it will serve as a reminder of our friendship which I know will span the ocean! I have also included the leaving card I made for her. Thank goodness I had that so apt sentiment which came from thestampbarn.com. The dandelion stamps are by Inkylicious and the background is Distress Inks with water dripped over.

7 comments:

jackiescrafts said...

Your card is gorgeous and as you know I love the note book holder

Jackie x

crafty creations said...

I'm sure Shirley was thrilled with this stunning prezzy and beautiful card

Zoe Sanderson said...

WOW the note book is perfect clever idea with the pencil. The card is equally gorgeous sure the water marks are your tears. XOXO Zoe

Shairon said...

Thanks for your kind comments. I wasn't aware that word verification had mysteriously turned itself on since my last post - sorry about that. It has now been turned off. xx

Joy said...

Two stunning creations. Your Note book cover is amazing xx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,this is just gorgeous just love that note book holder hugs Cherylxxxx

Sharon said...

What a wonderful gift. I am sure your friend shall treasure it forever. It was so nice to hear from you today. I took a break from re-organizing my studio. What a mess. So I took a break and there you were. Thank you!!! Teddy was sleeping when the deer visited me (thank goodness)! So the deer stayed for quite awhile. About the cards. Trying something new and yes I did the lettering. I really need to practice a lot. Take care and give you know who a hug from me.