Saturday, 30 October 2010

Getting back in the swing...

...with a christmas gift. Now hopefully my neighbours daughters won't see this as it's a christmas gift for one of them, I have to adnmit I'm never sure what to get them but like to give them a small gift and as one is nearing 10 and I think the othe is 13 or 14  and I like to give them something similar I am finding it harder as they get older.

I decided on a note book and bookmark set especially since my sassy stamps were waiting for me when I came home from the hospital,I can't believe how long it's taken me to make this but am quite pleased with the outcome. I used the hippie chick from the new sugar nellie artist and they are a dream to colour.I used a combination of promarkers for the skin tones and sakura glaze and glitter pens for her clothes, love the shine they give almost enamelly.
 Chloe use to be an all pink girl but recently had her bedroom redecorated and her mum was complaining she had expensive taste as she picked a teal set from next, or was it laura ashley not sure but my fav colour anyway, so I think she's got good taste. With that in mind I decided to use both pink and teal/turquiose. The note book I covered was a bargin but from Asda 3 for £1 and I thought it would make a good base.

The papers were scraps from my stash so not sure of the make ,think they might be k and co. I added pink glitter glue to the red flowers on the pink paper and sakura glitter pen to the outlines on the blue paper for extra girly spakle. The fibres were from various raks and the beads on the charm from a set my son was given when he was about 3 so these are old as he's 16 now.
I coloured the middle flower with turquoise promarker and recoloured some pale blue glitter paper with the same promarker for the letters of Chloe's name so it would all match.
I thought adding a book mark was an added bonus, I made one for my son in this style as he reads loads and wanted another bookmark as he had 2 books on the go at once, don't know how he doesn't get confused, and he said it was a much better style than a slot in one as it stays put. I tried to keep the design fairly flat so it doesn't distort the book too much even though I did think about adding a matching flower cluster, I decided not to as I thought it might be a bit too bulky.

Hopefully I'll soon be back up to speed as I still have a few birthdays between now and christmas and mum has asked for some personilsed christmas cards for the grandchildren and my siblings and step siblings so thats 9 grandchildren , 5 couples cards, one for husband and then there are more couple cards for their close friends. Then I have all my christmas cards to make and however many my son and hubby want for work and school, gosh didn't realise there was so many. Well plenty of excuses to craft!

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:-

A spoon full of sugar-punches or dies ( I used corner punches and letter dies too)

Simon says- puches or dies

YNS-bookmark

Papertake-sparkly and bright

Charisma challenges-matching set


Truely Scrumptious-fab layout, options of petals,pearls and pins, well I have plenty of petals.

Abc challenges-G is for glitter

Digi doodles-anything goes

Stamp something with some pink- use pink on your project

One stop craft challenge-anything goes

wow I can't believe I found so many challenges in my book that my project fits maybe I'll be lucky and get randomly picked as a winner with all these challenges, if not I'm still very happy with what I've made, just hope Chloe will be too.

18 comments:

Tracy said...

Fun projects! I love all the fibers on the binding. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great project. Thank you so much for entering Digi Doodle Shop's Best this time, hope to see you again.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

gina g said...

fabulous creations. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Gemma said...
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Gemma said...

gorgeous creatios Julye! Thanks for joining in this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

Karen said...

Really lovely Julye, thanks for joining us at digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

LindaC said...

I really like these corner bookmarks. Yours is really bright and colorful! Thanks for playing along with Your Next Stamp. LindaC

brenda said...

What super work love the bright zingy colours. Thank you for sharing.

B x

Chrissie said...

Cute project!
Thanks so much for sharing in our Blogaversary challenge at One Stop Cards and Craft!
Good Luck!
Chrissie

Dana said...

What a great Christmas gift!! I love the bookmark and those fibers! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )
Hugs~
Dana

Mina said...

wow Julye what a brilliant idea for a girls gift she will love it...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

craftybunny said...

Fab set.Still girly but more grown up.Sure she'll love 'em.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D
Lisa x

Tinemor said...

Great project!Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle`s Shop Best!!
Tine

Julie said...

Wonderful project for a gift. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Hugs,
julie

Julia Moss said...

Super Cool project. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

Jóna said...

Great project !

Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D
http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/fansofdigidoodleshop

All the best to you, Jóna

Mel X said...

Great project. Love the bright colours

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

Mel X

Jane said...

Gorgeous little set! beautiful colours! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane xxx