Thursday, 26 May 2011

PDCC83 a sweet farewell EDITED

...although a rather sad one!  I've not been able to play along in the Play Date Cafe for a few weeks now, since starting my new job, so the time has come to step down and say goodbye.  


I LoVe this image that Julie chose for my last week.  We've been in this together right from the start so it's not an easy goodbye to say but it's been a ball, and I'm hoping I can call in every now and again and play along!


I was going to do a journal page but when I saw these tiny birdhouses in Dunelm Mill I decided I just had to have one (well, five to be honest!).    As it's colour splash week I chose to use black and white on the birdhouse and use the bird as the splash of colour.


I used my favourite punches to decorate the birdhouse...


...and the tiny bird is made from felt :)

I am honoured to have been part of such a fabulously talented team over at The Play Date Cafe and know that the friendships we've built will continue for a long time to come.

EDIT: Now the girls surprised me with both a blog hop (which ends here so welcome blog hoppers!!!) and their choice of their favourite piece from my time at the PDCC.   What a wonderful, wonderful design team.  You made me cry, but thanks everyone!!  There's no way I could choose a favourite PDCC project, there are so many I LoVe.  The PDCC has challenged me to stretch my creativity in many different directions, and it is one of the many things I love about this challenge - I could make whatever I felt like, even cakes!!!  But Colour Splashes are my very favourite :)






38 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

I've been missing you since the day we chatted about this possibility : ( I am sad to have you step down, but you are never far from my heart..I could NOT imagine doing this challenge with anyone else but you and you made the ride very sweet xx

Fiona said...

Sarah - it has been wonderful to have crossed paths with you through the PDCC. It has been fantastic to see what fun projects you put forth each week... wishes of crafty happiness I send to you for loads of creative time coming your way :)

Tracey said...

We will miss you so much Sarah!!! LOVED your amazingly creative style on so many cool projects!!Take care girl!!!

Michele Gross said...

Aw such a wonderful project :) We will miss you and I do hope you will call in to play once in a while :)

Helen said...

It is such a shame that you have to step back from PDCC - as a player I will miss you - but you have an exciting new venture which I am enjoying reading about and wish you every luck with it. Your little house is fab; love the bird - just your thing! I look forward to seeing you enter the PDCC challenges as a "customer" - though you will probably win every time, lol.

Barb Cady said...

I send best wishes for your new adventure! I've never forgotten your class on journaling that I went to, you are very inspirational. I love love the bird box, gotta do one now!

ThinkInk Creative said...

All the best indeed! Sad to see you go but so happy for you as well.

This is a lovely project - I love birds and birdhouses; I should really make one like this....well, maybe.

cheers,
Malyn
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sorry to see you go Sarah but a fabulous new venture ahead of you, enjoy the journey. Love your sweet bird house and the little felt bird he is adorable. I may decorate a little bird house in your honour. Tracy x

Marlena M. said...

The birdhouse is darling.
May you be blessed on your new venture! ;)

Andrea Ewen said...

What a beautiful project, Sarah...one that has your name writtin all over it! The sweet felt bird, the wonderfully decorated bird house...a mixed media delight! We certainly will miss you over in the Cafe...I feel honored to have met you and worked with you for the past 9 months...I hope that you won't be a stranger to us! Good luck in your endeavors, I know you will be a success in anything you do.

Debstamps said...

Best of luck to you Sarah! Enjoy your new horizons, and thanks for your inspiration!

Lin said...

Wonderful final creation for your farewell! I wish you the very best in your new endeavors; PDCC has been one of my very favorites since I discovered it, and you will be missed.

Colleen Dietrich said...

We'll miss you so much, Sarah! I know the Bean and Brush Cafe makes you happy, and we all want you to be a happy gal. ;) It's neat how you're trading one Cafe for another. :)

Julie Wasson said...

Thank you for sharing 2 years of schemes (color schemes that is). Good luck with whatever you do next.

Ruby said...

Ah Sarah, what can I say, it's been so much fun playing along with you at the PDCC. I will really miss you, but know that we will continue to be friends. We will have to meet for a cuppa and a chat once you're settled in. Thanks to you and Julie for believing in me in those early days and for giving me the opportunity to work along side you as part of the PDCC team.

Your little birdhouse is adorable, I might look out for one and make one over the summer for our garden. What a wonderful idea!
Keep in touch sweetie xxx

Kim said...

So sorry to see you go, but I know you will do great! I love the birdhouse--very nice indeed!

Sandy G said...

Farewell Sarah and good luck on your new adventure. Love the birdhouse

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I am sooooooo sad to see you move on--but then again, I'm super excited! I love that you are headed towards amazing adventures that God has planned out for you! Please keep in touch and come back and play with us sometime:)

What a fabulous little birdhouse! Love that birdie! You always amazed (and still do) me with your creations--always so crafty and clever!!!

massofhair said...

Hi Sarah
Sorry to see you depart the Design Team but glad to know you will come and play when you have the time.

Your birdhouse is fab and i can see why you were tempted to get so many lol. A great project, full of inspiration. Take care:-)

Jinny Newlin said...

I'm so glad that we met here in blogland, Sarah! You have been a doll to design with, and I know that you are going to be a fantastic fit for all the creative adventures your future will hold! And your sweet birdhouse is just darling! LOVE all those fun punches!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful birdhouse. Such a great project for this challenge!

Elena C said...

Sarah, Life means change...but I am sure these friends on PDC will always be in a special in your heart. What a wonderful gift memories are. Even as you go to make new memories, the old ones just become sweeter.

Be blessed in your new endeavor.

Elena c

stampencamper said...

Hoping your new job is everything you want. You will be missed as a team designer, and this bird house is such a darling addition to anywhere.

Tui Nathan said...

Oh how adorable is your bird house ... and the little felt birdie ... love it to bits ....

Congratulations on your new venture and all the very best!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

So sad you are leaving! You are a source of inspirations wherever you go. Best of luck to you in your new endeavors. Fabulous project, as always. xxD

Chunyuan said...

Sarah, thanks for your inspiration. good luck.

Diane said...

Good luck on your new "venture"....sounds lke you ae going to love it...have lots of fun and enjoy yourself!!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful projects! Love the bird house. I am going to miss seeing your fabulous projects at PDCC.

Jayne C said...

The bird house is FAB!!! Lots of luck with your new venture...your artwork is amazing!!! The Art Festival in Chorlton looked good....wished I'd known it was on, would have toddled along!
xx

Victoria said...

Best of Luck Sarah! Your art has been so nice, thanks so much for the inspiration! May your new path take you to great peace and happiness.

Maria said...

I'll miss seeing you in PDCC, Sarah! I've always enjoyed seeing your wonderful artsy unique creations. You have a great sense of style and color! Good luck to you at the art cafe...take care!!!

Gerda Weiland said...

Sorry to see you go, what a delightful creation to say farewell with!

Gerda Weiland said...

Oh, and I love that birdhouse!!!!!!!

lostinpaper said...

LOVE your birdhouse, especially your sweet little felt bird, you are truly inspiring! All the very best with your new adventure!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

So sad to see you go, but what a wonderful new journey for you!!!! The color splashes are AWESOME!!!! GREAT favorites!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

All your weekly fabulous creations of inspiration will surely be missed at the PDCC! Best of luck to you and wishing you great success in all your crafty endeavors!

Katie said...

I love your blog, so arty! Good luck in your new venture xxx

donna said...

Thanks for all your creative inspiration Sarah. All the best with your ART adventures. Donna

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