Saturday, 25 April 2009

A whole load of stuff made today for only 2 challenges ... this is a long post!!

I just want to let you know this is going to be quite a long post but there is lots to see so please try to stay with me, maybe some strong coffee to help keep you awake before you start!!

OK first challenge today is for 365 Cards the challenge today is to make a card using acrylic,

Use it as the card base - front, back, or all - otherwise anything goes.

I am not lucky enough to have any fancy acrylic card bases but I did have an empty packet that held rims for my tag maker so I made this into a shaker card to go with the next project I have to show you.

I have some thin acetate so I cut a piece to cover directly behind the storage bit of the packet and used double sided tape to fix 3 sides of it, before sealing the top I tipped some beads, a few ribbon roses, some punched hearts and flowers and a small plastic baby bottle I have had lying around for a while.

I then replaced the card in the back of the packet with pink card added a piece of white and stamped on it using my Rubber stamp Tapestry stamps and a couple of small Baby stamps.

The back has a piece of the spotted and then white with the sentiment printed onto it.

This is a picture to show the side view.

If you haven't played along with the challenges on 365 Cards you really should have a go, we are a really supportive, friendly bunch. We have over 200 followers so some of you must have already seen the blog so now all we need is more of you to join in with us!

OK next project, you will need the coffee now!!!

This is for the challenge on Paper Blooms Challenge #4 Celebrate Earth Day

The challenge is to use something that you'd normally throw away or want to make new again in your project. Recycle packaging, containers, or alter something that you want to spruce up. The sky's the limit on this one!

This is an nearly empty packet that held pencils

This is what it looks like now

From the top

So I have a lovely container that is covered in double sided paper and embellished so i thought I would make a scrapbook to go in it.

It has been made using chipboard sheets that I have covered with the same spotted papers I used to make the card above and the Milk Cartons I made the other day

Still with me so far??

I had to use small, limited embellishments so it would fit in the box once it was finished

Each page has a poem on it and space for a photo, this page is for the scan picture

Details of the Birth
Now all the pages are really general pages so the Parents can choose the photos they want in here.

This page has an acetate sheet that covers the photo

A tag on a ribbon held on with a brad

This one is a pocket to slip the photo into

Lift the top spotted paper to add the photo, the frame is lined with acetate

The poem is printed onto the tag which slides under the photo mat

There is room for an extra photo on the bottom of the tag

Stamped border using my Rubber stamp tapestry stamps

Poem is in a Nestabilities frame

Again the rubber stamp tapestry stamps to make a background

Footprints edge the photo mat

Flowers and jewels embellish the last page
Well I think that's it for tonight, hope you managed to stay awake
Hope you like them all!!


Audrey said...

OMG Willow, your transparency card is amazing. What a fab way of recyling the package. Luv your mini album too! You're fab at re-using recycled products.

Leah said...

Thank you so much for joining us over at Paper Blooms!! I LOVE your project, it is just adorable. Please come play with us again:)

Rose said...

Well I had NO problem staying awake!!! Both are awesome!!!
365 challenge- wish i would have seen this before i went and made mine (I am lifting it for sure!!) LOVE the idea and how it turned out :-)
PaperBlooms- I am SO GLAD you joined us and hope you do again :-) You have made the BEST recycled project I have ever seen!! And the detail you put into the photo album is fantastic!! I LOVE IT :-)
I could go on and on but would take up a whole page with all the things i want to say. So just know BOTH are FANTASTIC!!!!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

WOW!!! You are a challenge Rock Star. I love all your projects but I have to say the project for the 365 Card challenge today blew me away. You are so clever and super talented. Thanks for sharing all of your fab ideas.

Fi said...

OMG Maz - all of your projects are just so beautiful - I just love them all, too hard to pick a favourite. I am sitting here at my computer very envious of you, how do you come up with these ideas.

Miss Sue said...

Your card is totally awesome! Great way to recycle.

Vicky said...

wow, you've been busy!!! love how creative you were with the see through card - how very cool!!

shelly said...

wow how creative! love the recycled project especially. fabulous! thanks for joining paper blooms challenge this week hope to see you every week! youre very inspiring. :)

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Bloody hell Maz it is all absolutely fantastic. . . what else can I say Um it's amazing, beautiful, unique and all those other fantastic descriptive words.

~amy~ said...

FABulous projects my dear!!!!! You've been busy and ultra creative!

lorna said...

WOW maz you have been busy, can you bring them with you next month for us to see please, GORGEOUS !

Karen said...

Both are gorjus. Love that mini album.

Love Karen xxx

misteejay said...

Gosh, how busy have you been - they are all fab but I really love the album.

Toni :o)

Made by Mandy said...

Woah, love, love love how that shaker card turned out. Your are a blooming clever girl, I would never have thought of that in a million years.

Fab projects, well done girl !!

Ann said...

Fabulous projects! Your acetate idea is very creative, and I love the altered pencil box for our Paper Blooms challenge--thanks so much for playing along with us this week! ;)

Cassie said...

Wow, May, your projects are wonderful! So glad you played along over at Paper Blooms ;D

jacque4u2c said...

I am at a total loss for words...all your creations are just so creative - they truly ROCK!

rie said...

Love your projects, you always find a way of you using something recycled and turning it into something beautiful, hope to see more soon
love marie xx

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