Sunday, 19 July 2009

some crafting at last...

Hooray......... I've actually done some crafting.... for Steven's main teachers and assistants, OK, they did take me over a week from start to finish, well I did have a busy week with Steven's Prom and just had to see the new Harry Potter film)...



I altered 2 A5 books, bought from Asda at 50p each and made 5 'post-it' books using beer mats (thanks Gina)...

It was a great feeling, as got to use my Bind it All again, dies and some of the many alphabet sets I have, I chose...

Lin - Girls R Weird and Go Slim
Kym - Funky Brush
Kelly - Azure
Jan - Sunset
Michelle - Script
Debbie - Mac'n'Cheese
Avril - Lime Light



The papers I used were from a pad of 6x6 K&Company 'School Days' and for 'Avril' a sheet from my Brenda Pinnick pad.... I inked the edges with some chalk cat eye inks....



The coloured pencils were from a sizzlit die, the apple and books are from a cuttlebug die and the chipboard flower is a Brenda Pinnick one... (the reason the 'Avril' book is decorated different is beacuse it's a thank you for looking after Steven on he's trip to Little Canada, she was he's one to one)...

I'm hoping this will help bring my mojo come back, shame it's nearly the school holidays though, Steven breaks up Wednesday lunch time, and with all the things we have planned for the 6 weeks, probably be too tired to do any crafting after he's in bed, lol...

But you never know, so watch this space...

9 comments:

sue-bubbles said...

Stunning little books Maria, welldone you! You do know that you will have to go stash shopping now to replenish supplies...ha ha ha!
Sue x

SusieJ said...

Wonderful gifts Maria - DS has promised me some beer mats but none have appeared yet!
What was the new Harry Potter like?
I've read conflicting reviews.
Sue xx

dagbird2001 said...

they are lovely gifts maria, i bet the teachers etc will be over the moon with them.
xx

Anonymous said...

there lovely maria, i love the papers. you have been working hard. i hope you get to craft thursday, and not pinning and worrying about that gorgeous son of yours on his first sleep over at russets.
lots of sparkles for you.
gina xxxxxxxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks sue, and no have lots still to use...xx

thanks susie, the local pubs round here have stopped using them, I was lucky as was only 2 short and gina came to the rescue.... I loved the HP film...xx

thanks tracy, I hope so, felt they were something pratical....xx

thanks gina, me!!!!! worry!!!!
as if......xx

Crafting to stay sane! said...

Lovely little books Maria! Love the papers that you have used!
Ejoy the school holidays!
Hugs Alyson xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks alyson, will do and hope you have a good one too...xx

Susan said...

Gorgeous books, you have been very productive by the looks of it.

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks susan, took me a couple of weeks to do, lol...xx