Friday, 30 May 2008

Daisy Baby Book

I have been working on this book for the past week now so that I can give it to my daughter, Sallie for her birthday next month.
I have taken as my inspiration the Little Kitchen Fairie named 'Oops a Daisy Fairie' and decided to use lots of my daisy stamps and embellishments.
The cover uses my baby wipe backgrounds and I have used far too many items from my stash to name them all but the stamps are:- Tildas from Magnolia, Personal Impressions and Anitas.
The book is held together with knotted organza ribbons and fastened with an organza bow.

These first pages feature a photo of the figurine which sits in my kitchen window and my daughters name.

A Dufex image alongside Tilda with bouquet.

Skeleton leaves, fabric flowers and organza ribbons.

Peel-offs and a stamp by Anita.

Tilda with basket alongside a dufex panel andflowers.

Embossed paper, fabric daisies with stamp by Personal Impressions.

A further photo with lots of tiny daisies and letter stickers.

I have learned a lot whilst making this book, making lots of mistakes along the way but I have had fun using diferent techniques and materials. I'm sure Sallie will love it and treasure it, as it is something special between the two of us.

Cute Card Thursday

On Cute Card Thursday this week we were told.....
This week we are asking you to use patterned paper on your card in honour of our fabulous blog candy donated by Andrea of Kaboodle Doodles. She is offering one lucky winner, chosen at random next week, some fabulous downloads. Pop on over to her website here and check out the gorgeous papers available to download!

Well , yesterday I tidied my craft room/spare bedroom because my daughter is coming tonight for the weekend and bringing Evie and the kittens for us to see for the first time.

When I had made up the bed and cleaned the lure of a clean and tidy workspace was just too big a temptation so I made her birthday card for next month.

It fits in nicely with the theme of this weeks challenge. I bought the cat stamp over a year ago intending to use it for her card last year but as it was her 21st went with something a little more 'special'.

The cards is a nice big A5 size and has a lovely white hammered texture. I layered it with a floral piece from Making Memories pad. The cat stamp is from Anitas and has been stamped with Versafine ink in grey. Only the nose, inner ears and heart have been coloured with watercolour pencils. I cut out a heart shape around it and echoed this with a heart in purple which I slightly offset to give a shadow effect. The peel-off greeting has been put onto the same purple card and decorated with heart brads.