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:

  1. What great projects, TFS!!!

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  2. These are absolutely wonderful!!!

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

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

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  5. Fabulous creations. Love the shoe.

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

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

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  11. What a unique and lovely creation!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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

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  13. such unique projects, very nice!

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

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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  19. This is beautiful! I love your style!

    ~Vanessa W

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  20. love the necklace - both projects so creative and different!

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

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  22. Love the projects I am a new follower. TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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

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  24. 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)

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

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

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  27. What marvelous projects...pretty work!

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  28. What great projects, thanks for creating and sharing them.

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  29. Awesome projects! The necklace is really cool!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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  33. Amazingly creative! :D Have a lovely weekend!

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

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  35. Great card!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  42. Beautiful!!!

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

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

    dawnweck@hotmail.com

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  44. 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

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  45. So so cool and congrats Miss Lady!!!

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  46. Very cool and unique projects!

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  47. 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! :)

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

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

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

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  51. Terrific projects, very unique!!!

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

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  53. 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

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  54. Julie has touched so many people! Great projects!

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

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  56. Amazing projects.
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  57. 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

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

    wyme98@yaho..com

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

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  60. Wow - what a unique project! Fantastic!

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

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

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  63. 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

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  64. 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

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  65. Really cute necklace and nice card!

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

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

    Wendy K
    Chicago

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

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

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  70. GREAT projects! for a Great cause!

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

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

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  73. 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:)

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

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  75. 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

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