Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Handmade birthday present

It was my friend Karen's 50th birthday yesterday. She adores the jewellery I make (I don't know why hehe) and so I made her a necklace but I wanted to make her a little jewellery box to hold it. Making jewellery is my other love and I have been making it for a few years now but never thought of sharing it on my blog!

First of all I made her this card:

Paper and CS out of my scrap box
Prima Flowers (Esprit)
Brad & ribbon from stash
Sugar Nellie stamped image coloured in with Prismacolor pencils and Stickles added for some glitz
Martha Stewart Doily punch
Sentiment from my K&Co embellishment box
Vera Color Sky Blue & PrettyColor Green ink pads used to ink the edges
KI Memories cookie cutter stickers for the 50

This is the necklace that I made for her:

... and here is the little wooden box that I altered to hold her necklace:

I got to use my gorgeous new 'Scripture Essentials I' from Cornish Heritage Farms. Fab service! I just love these stamps as they feature some of my favourite verses.

'Scripture Essentials I' from Cornish Heritage Farm
Paper by Melissa Frances
Prima Flowers
Heart brad, buttons, butterfly sticker & lace from stash
CS from my scrap box
Chipboard letters by papermania

... and here it is all packaged up and ready to go!

I gave it to her last night as we went out and helped her celebrate her 50th in style. We went to Bar Ha! Ha! and had yummy food and gorgeous cocktails. Surprisingly I feel so much better now ;o) LOL!

Karen absolutely loved it - *phew*!!!


Hazel said...

Totally gorgeous!! x

maddy hill said...

love the colours on your card Sarah and your necklace and the box is just delightful ! im not surprised she love it !


Ellen said...

what a great present or rather presents love that little box as well.

Sue said...

can't say I am surprised Sarah is it gorgeous

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Wow, what a lucky friend you have! The necklace and box are beautiful!

Net said...

That necklace is gorgeous!

Its my birthday soon! ;))