Friday, 7 October 2011

Everyday is a day to smile


I'm so pleased to be one of over 120 bloggers participating in this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile.  If you came here from the The Craft's Meow Blog, then you are in the right spot.  If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time.   You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!


Nicole Rixon, of the Sweet Stamp Shop, came up with the plan for this blog hop when she heard of Julie's plight (you can read Julie's story here, or over at the Sweet Stamp Shop), and has gathered numerous prizes from both a wide range of companies, and from individuals, which are available to win by leaving comments, contributing to the fund, and/or hosting within the hop.  Julie has spent many hours putting this hop together as her contribution to the event.  And today is the day it all kicks off!!



If you've not visited me here before, welcome!  I love to make all sorts of things, sometimes from paper, sometimes from fabric.  Today I'm sharing a fabric creation that I made whilst on holiday in Cornwall this summer.   I loved making these hand felted necklaces; the little tiny shells are ones I found on the beach near to where we were staying.  This is my small contribution to the huge collection of over £1,500 worth of prizes available during this blog hop.   



After needle felting merino wool and snippets of wool, ribbon and lace to a piece of acrylic felt I added tiny beads, a little stitching and the local shells.  I'm definitely a 'snippets' girl, even in my work with paper I'm always using little tiny bits n pieces :)


Julie and I go waaaaaaaaaaaay back, meeting on the internet over ten years ago now, and I'm honoured to be able to help out my fabulous friend in getting her smile back.  The above envelope is the result of one of the little packets of goodies Julie sent me last year (we exchange things when we have a pile of lovely stuff to share!).  Julie sent me a punched shoe shape which I cut round to create a corrugated version, then layered it onto some collaged paper.  This is featured in this month's ' the stamper's sampler', again due to Julie :) :) :)  I still can't believe they gave me such a good spread, I even dreamt about it last night lol.



My British reserve means I hate asking for money, but I also know that if we all lived nearby we'd be helping out our friend in numerous ways, including financial, so if you'd like to make a contribution, click on the link in the sidebar.

To be eligible to win a prize, don't forget to leave a comment before hopping over to 


Good luck!


109 comments:

Erin said...

What great projects, TFS!!!

Jingle said...

These are absolutely wonderful!!!

GabrielaD said...

Love it!

Lizscraps said...

New to your blog and art. You have got anew follower as of today! I ADORE the shoe envelop and covet the necklace. Fantastic.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I've missed your creations, thanks for being a part of this hop.

Tonya said...

Fabulous creations. Love the shoe.

naturecoastcrafter said...

Thanks for being so generous and loving of your friend. Enjoyed having a look around your art!
Jean Cross

Deb said...

Love your beautiful art! I appreciate this since I had my first go at it not to long ago! It was so fun!

Loved reading about your wonderful friendship! What a blessing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Really pretty, you make me want to try collage art!

*Alison* said...

great project.. :) I "heart" Julie.. and donated! off to the next blog on the hop :) HUGS

Jennifer Scull said...

your projects are amazing, but the shoe just has me drooling! glorious! :)

Holly said...

What a unique and lovely creation!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Laura Davis said...

Awesome work!
Hugs
Laura

canyoupixelthis.com said...

Lovely necklace Sarah! And I love the high heel too!

Teresa Kline said...

such unique projects, very nice!

Linda Harris said...

Awesome creations. great new form of art for me to investigate further. Linda Harris

Jan Garber said...

So much personal detail in all of your projects! Love that felt necklace!

Just me... said...

I love it... such beautiful altered art... thank you so much for participating and being so great all around! We're so thankful! Hugs, N. Rixon

Emily Branch said...

LOVELY altered art!! Sooo wonderful to see such a vast array of goodies in the creative world like your beautiful art!

Karen Day said...

This is the most fabulous creation! Some lucky person is going to be thrilled :o)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Neat projects!

v said...

This is beautiful! I love your style!

~Vanessa W

Krysta said...

Ooh! I love the shoe!

Betty said...

love the necklace - both projects so creative and different!

Monique said...

Wow Great projects :)

Mallika said...

hello ..
wonderful job
hugs
mallika
would love if you will visit my blog too
mallikakejriwal@gmail.com
www.missnotsogoodwithwords.blogspot.com

mjblahnik56 said...

Love the projects I am a new follower. TFS

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Rema said...

Very creative....

mommyabbytommy said...

Wow, that necklace is so cool.

wendy said...

great project inspiration

Amy C said...

Great gift idea!!

marla said...

Very nice project!!

Carmen said...

Wow, that necklace is beautiful, thanks for sharing your talent.

Lindsey said...

This is a fabulous piece of art! Gorgeous use of "snippets" as you call them. :)
(Total aside from your sidebar: David Tennant -- best Dr. Who EVER! :D)

Michele Gross said...

As always, amazing projects Sarah! And huge congrats to that awesome pub!!!

Tanya said...

I'm checking out your blog, your projects are so cool!

Lisa said...

What marvelous projects...pretty work!

Carol E said...

What great projects, thanks for creating and sharing them.

Tracy said...

Awesome projects! The necklace is really cool!

Tracy
owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Fabulous projects, so creative! Take care!!:-))

Jaclyn Miller said...

Congrats on being published! I always love seeing what fun and creative things you are crafting on your blog. The necklace is so neat.

JenMarie said...

Lovely artwork!

lynn said...

your necklace is gorgeous, sarah! and i love the corrugated shoe--just fabulous! congrats to you on your pub, too:)

Cozycomfycouch said...

Amazingly creative! :D Have a lovely weekend!

Fiona said...

Hey Sarah - love your creativeness shining through in your felted piece! So glad to be participating alongside you for Julie :) Fiona

Heather@PixieDust said...

very cute!

jan farnworth said...

great projects

NinaN said...

SO much creativity!

zehra said...

Love the corrugated shoe.

~amy~ said...

What wonderful projects!

Janice M said...

How fun and creative!

Terri E. said...

Great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Stephanie said...

gorgeous!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Awesome projects! ;o)

Christina said...

What a talent you have! Your creations today are fabulous!

Dawn said...

Your felted necklace is beautiful. I love the added shells. Love the card too.

Marsha said...

These are quite the projects. I especially like the high heel shoe.

shirley said...

Fabulous creations!

Evelene S said...

Oh I love your necklace with all the textures and goodies.

Tammy V said...

Wonderful projects!

Suzanne said...

Congrats on the spread in the magazine~ Your work is stunning!

Dana said...

Wonderful projects!!

Moosisk said...

WOW! Love your necklace and envelope! You are SO talented. Thanks for sharing. :D

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Dawn L said...

I wish I had time to learn the felting technique! Amazing card!

dawnweck@hotmail.com

Ruby said...

Ah this is just lovely Julie, I know what you mean about the British reserve thing lol. LOVE this. Btw can I get one of those owls from you for my friend for Christmas, we never quite get there, do we?!!! xx

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool and congrats Miss Lady!!!

Mary Jo said...

Very cool and unique projects!

Barb said...

Oh, wow - what an amazing necklace! I love the tiny shells and beads! So creative! Wonderful envelope too -congratulations on the publication! Thank you for sharing your talent, Sarah! :)

Kim H said...

the shoe made of the torn cardboard is really a unique and crafty idea. Thank you.

Michelle Single said...

This is amazing!! Wow!!!

Irene said...

What a fun opportunity to visit blogs that are new to me. Wonderful creations!

Anita said...

Stunning necklace!

mommakatx6 said...

Very pretty.

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with the rest of us!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! amazing projects!

NoraAnne said...

Terrific projects, very unique!!!

RiNNE said...

Wonderful creations!

whoistracy said...

Wow, what lovely creations! Love the mix of materials you used.

Nicki S said...

Beautiful!

Nichole Bryant said...

You are so creative Love it!

Natalie said...

Very cool art and fun!

Scrapacat said...

I just love this necklace - I want to touch it! The envelope is beautiful and it's wonderful that it will be featured in the magazine. Congrats!
~ky
scrapacat at yahoo dot com
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Rochelle said...

Julie has touched so many people! Great projects!

Tamara said...

Thank you for being apart of such a great hop and cause! Love your creations!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Indy said...

Amazing projects.
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Denise said...

Very sweet of you to join this great operation....hope it is successful. I am doing my part by participating in the blog hop.

Denise

MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! HUGS AND PRAYERS HER WAY!!!!!!!!

wyme98@yaho..com

Eva said...

very artsy and nice.
Eva :0)
evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
I have a giveaway on my blog

scrappycanuck said...

Wow - what a unique project! Fantastic!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are so pretty Sarah. Fabulous textures! :o)

Jennifer said...

What awesome projects. I will be pack to see your future creations.

Lisa said...

what amazing projects you are very gifted! congrats on the great magazine spread! It is truely inspiring to see so many people giving of themselves to help a friend! God bless!


Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/
lkgra@hotmail.com

Denise said...

Love your creations! I am new to your blog and am bookmarking it so I can come back!
Feeling the love for Julie on this hop!
DeniseB

Lindsey Wood said...

Really cute necklace and nice card!

Laura said...

you are so creative!!!! thanks for sharing! :)

Wendi K said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity. It's so cute. Here's to Julie's new smile.

Wendy K
Chicago

Jinny Newlin said...

These are gorgeous, Sarah! I soooo miss your artsy takes on the color challenges! And a HUGE congratulations to you! Go, Sarah!

Alicia said...

What a work of art... love. it.

Lagene said...

GREAT projects! for a Great cause!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS projects and CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in Stampers' Sampler!!!!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Such creative projects! I too enjoy fabric so I"m happy to see your blog along this amazing hop!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Your projects are super amazing--LOOOOOVE that shoe!!! So glad you were a part of this hop! You are a blessing and a great friend:)

Billie Dee said...

Those are stunning!

Kimba's Kreations said...

AWESOME projects

Helen L said...

that is one gorgeous necklace!! I too love fabric, wool, paper, etc, so I think this is just fabby"-)

Sandy said...

beautiful cards! TFS!!!

Julie Ranae said...

My dear bestie...thank you for your love and support with this blog hop. It was so wonderful to have your name on the list...I miss you so much and can't wait to share a NEW SMILE with you when I finally come to see you. xx

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh so classy and fab!!

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