There are two inspiring things I'd like to share with you this evening, and they're both centred around the beautiful name, Cheryl :-)
But first of all I would like to say a warm welcome to anyone new visiting my blog! :-) And I'd like to take this opportunity to share with everyone, a little bit about how my creative mind works :-)
Nothing inspires me more than wanting to create unique gifts for my loved ones. When you know someone personally, you can focus on their interests, desires, and preferred styles. I'd like to give you an example of this thought process with the journal cover I made for my special friend, Cheryl.
Cheryl was frustrated that she wasn't making time for her bible studies; she was always busy, she could never find her reading glasses... and she needed peace and quiet in a tranquil location to enjoy her studies to the full.
So for her birthday I created a bible studies journal cover depicting her as an angel riding on a motorbike (one of her favourite pastimes is to go 'riding'). I thought the heavenly image of the angel meditating on a bike in the sky would bring her some peace... and hopefully too... a little giggle!
I also bought her some reading glasses and made a little pouch for them to go in... with an embroidered quote on the front that I thought might put a cheeky smile on her face!
Making personalised journals is a lovely gift idea... you can see another journal I created for a friend here. Now, I promised one blogging buddy that I would do a tutorial for making a journal cover - and I do intend on keeping my promise - but it will be a few weeks away yet. The Gum Tree designing is keeping me busy for now. :-)
Would you like me to adapt my angel stitchery design as a little freebie to go on the front?
Talking of angels has just reminded me of another friend I have who is named Cheryl! :-) You will certainly think her an angel when you see the generous giveaways she has to offer! Just feast your eyes on these little lovelies...
On a final note I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has left comments for me over the past couple of days. I have read each and every one and visited many of your blogs... and WOW, you girls are so talented! :-)
Until next time...Hugs! Vikki x