Friday, October 24, 2008

Blogger's Challenge: Gift Giving

This week's Bloggers Challenge (#70) was to make something that you would give as a gift. I made this little candle basket, which I plan on taking to my SIL's house this weekend when we visit.

I have a little confession: I struggle with this kind of thing. I usually approach them with a moderate level of dread, since I know that 3-D stamped things usually end up looking like a Kindergartner made them when they are crafted from my hands. I actually like this one, though.

The leaves were done using the Stamp Rolling technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter's 1st Edition CD. Stamps are from Close to My Heart.

I hope my SIL likes this little gift...

21 comments:

SuzG said...

How could she not like it? It's great, and so fall-ish!
Susan

Connie Babbert said...

I'm sure she'll love it! Great job with the challenge!

Unknown said...

You crack me up Pat...NO - this doesn't look like a kindergartner's made it...lol It's a wonderful creation, one that I'm sure your SIL will love and cherish! Handmade gift are THE BEST!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Gift Set - you can always make another one and send it my way!

Lisa Bohler said...

As an elementary teacher, I can tell you that this is no kindergarten contribution! It's very elegant and I LOVE the colors!!! Gorgeous! and like Lisa said, I would be happy to take one my way...hee hee!

Jen said...

This is super cute! I bet your SIL will love it!

Selene Kempton said...

This is gorgeous! you did an awesome job! wow!

Regina Cornelius regcorn@zoominternet.net said...

very striking!!! she will love it!

Barb Hardeman said...

You id a beautiful job on this entire project. Can I be your SIL? lol I don't know why you would feel dread about such prtty work, it's elegent!

Nikki Bond said...

Wow this is stunning! I"m sure she will LOVE it! Gorgeous! {SMILES}

Patti Chesky said...

Who are you kidding? She's gonna love this gift!!! Wonderful job!!

Chrissy D said...

Pat this is beautiful! This is sooo beautiful! I love it! TFS!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

She'll love it for sure, beautiful.

:) Marcia

Lori said...

This is a beautiful gift and perfect for the season, too. Your sister in law will love it.

JeanM said...

I think it is a wonderful goft and it came out perfect.
JeanM

Ida said...

Great job Pat (I struggle with things like that too) but you did a fantastic job. I love the pretty fall leaves on the basket and candles.

MJ said...

Great job matching that all up with the basket. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

That is just beautiful! If I were to receive a gift like that, i'd be very happy! :) I'm sure your SIL will cherish it...

Kristen said...

I think think this is a great gift. I bet she LOVES it. TFS

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I'm sure that your sister-in-law will love this! It turned out beautifully! :D

Anonymous said...

I'm sure your SIL will love this! I know I would--it's very pretty!