Friday, April 26, 2013

Jo & Adam .... Engaged ~ Congratulations

Hi there, Now that the lovely Jo has her Engagement Guest Book I can post this :-)

As you can see from my last few posts, I've been making a few 'Guest Books'. 

It all started with Danica's Wedding, then one for a colleagues mothers' 70th, then a 16th Birthday and finally this little gem ..... Jo asked if I would make one for her Engagement Party ~ but I already had plans to make one and was just waiting for the right inspiration ...

... then BAM!! It hit me at work and I could picture the book in my mind, so I drew a picture - ummmm lets just say I can work wonders with cardstock, ribbon and embellishments but I am no artist!!!! 

Exhibit A

I think I need to work on drawing my spiral binding!!! What do you think?? lol

Jo has this (kind of) obsession with Owls, so they had to be a feature on the book, and a book needs a box :-) I had a lot of fun with this one (well all of them really and I am getting better with each one I make), the colours I took from Jo's invites with the Pink and Purple, and just a spot of green. I have my own little obsession happening with beads at the moment and purchased many packs from Spotlight - just in case I need a particular colour!! You just never know ;-).  

So here they are ~ The book and The Box finished off with a gorgeous pen from Kikki K to do the hard work ... writing all the wishes.  

A big Congratulations to Jo & Adam, we wish you both a wonderful engagement, a smooth ride planning your Wedding and a long and happy life together.   Caroline & Anthony xxx

The Box

The Guest Book - 30 pages for people to write down their well wishes 
for Jo and Adam

Till Next Time...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Some Forever Friends Fun

Hi there

I have been trying to be creative of late, and am also trying to get myself in the habit of cleaning up afterwards .... and I must say I am having some success.  I am trying to have my desk clear so that I can sit after work and put something together - instead of having to sort through a mountain of what was left after my last session!! If I am working with a particular colour scheme I am trying to make sure I pack that away before getting out new colours...... again I am getting there :-) and am proud to say that my desk is currently tidy!! Shock Horror!! 

The other weekend I grabbed out my new DoCraft goodies and had a play with the Forever Friends Kraft Notes. I still have a pretty good stash of Bazill Cardstock left, These few cards have used up a few sheets of that :-)

I seem to have gone a little crazy with the flowers n these bottom two! I have had these in a jar for many years, so it's always a good feeling to finally use them :-)

Till Next Time...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jordan's 16th Guest Book

Hiya All!!!

Yeah I've been absent, I haven't been creating much as I've been on a de-cluttering binge, and there always seems to be just one more thing to do!! and before I know it the day has gone :-( and because I am such a Nana - I am in bed early!! lol

Anyways......ever since I made the Guest Book for Danica's Wedding, people seem to like the idea - and so I been asked to make some others like the one for Steph's Mum's 70th, and a request for another.....shhhh it's a secret! and this one for Jo V's granddaughter.

They are easy to make, just takes time to play and get the binding straight!! (and the box measurements correct!) lol, because I like to make a box to keep it in.  The brief for Jordan's was Purple, Black and Silver, no Name on the front and no photo ..... but the beads (on the inspiration pic) are nice - righto .... so off I headed to Spotlight to get me some beads .... Oh my - I think I went over budget as there were so many gorgeous beads and spacers and pendants .... yes I went a little crazy ~ BUT I will use the left overs on other projects ~ yes of course I will!! haha - so anyway here is Jordan's Guest Book ....

Isn't that little Bee hanging at the bottom just divine?? So cute 

and a few beads to match on the front of the box.

Materials Used
Stampin Up - Cardstock and Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black. Designer Paper Regals Stack.
Non Stampin Up - Silver Stardream Paper, Kaiser Rhinestone Boarders, Cricit Alphalicios Font, Ribbon from Stash, Bind It All, Bow Easy, and a variety of the beads from Spotlight

Till Next Time...