Sunday 30 January 2011

Birthday Book

Birthday Book Recipe

What  you will need to make this:

* Chipboard or Strong card * Fancy paper for front and back * Coloured card for pages * Paper to print dates onto * Alphabet Stamps (or a die cutting set, Stickers, chipboard, anything really!) * Binder or book rings * Extra bits from your crafting stash!

How to to make this:

* Create, print and cut out 5 1/2 inch squares containing the dates for each month. - I left off the first letter of the month so I could add a decorative one. I also created a notes page for each month.
* Out of the chipboard and fancy papers cut two 6 x 6 inch squares.
* Cover one side of each of the chipboard squares with the fancy paper and decorate them if you want. - For mine I distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz blending tool, added some ribbon and emblishments form my crafty stash. I also decided to add a fastening by attaching a ribbon to the back page with a eyelet and a brad, and sewing on a button to the other end. I then stuck on a velcro dot to the button and the front page.
* Next, stamp the first letter of all the months and notes pages onto the fancy paper.
* Cut the coloured card into 6 x 6 inch squares to create your pages - I enhanced the pages by stamping and distressing them.
* Stick your printed months onto your coloured card.
* Glue the first letter of each month onto the page and then gloss them.
* Finally once all the letters are dry bind your book together - I used the Cinch and decorated the spine with scrap ribbons, book rings will work just as well

All Done!

Now to add all those important dates.........

Friday 14 January 2011

I need to be organised

Right, in order to meet my challenge I need to be organised, I have all these ideas of what I am going to make all whizzy around in my head, so I need to start planning.

I am going to make myself a birthday book. I made one each for the girls at Christmas and they are really easy to do and I am guessing it is going to be really useful for capturing my ideas and thoughts!

Now I just need a certain little lady to decide she wants a daytime kip, haha, I have more chance of spotting a flying pig than my little lady deciding to have a kip. But, I can always dream.........

Sunday 9 January 2011

2011 Challenge

For Christmas I set my two closest friends and fellow crafters “the girls” a challenge, which was, our Christmas presents to each other had to be handmade and we couldn’t spend more than £5 on materials.
The results were fantastic, they are just soooooo talented!!!!
Well, I have decided I am continuing that challenge. This year I am going to try and make all the presents I can. A tall order I know but I am going to give it a whirl.......