BuonGiornoInghilterraHopefully that says ' Good Day England' as I should be at this minute somewhere in Italy testing lots of gorgeous Italian wine, food (especially ice cream) and shops! My lovely Husband has whisked me off on a mini break with a group of 10 friends and hopefully I'm having a brilliant time!
It's Thursday again already and that means DT time for me over atBrenda Brown has given us her initials to play with BB so that could mean anything you choose - buttons - bows - bling - brads - blue - butterflies etc as long has it has two B's on it we want to see it.
We are sponsored this week by the lovely Crafty Emma's Store
And this fabulous prize is up for grabsBirthday Book I made for a friends Daughter. This is the 7th of these that I have made (I'm now working on the 8th) The first one was for my eldest Son's 21st and that one led to all the others! There are quite a few pictures I hope you stay till the end!
I started with a Bo Bunny My Word Album which I covered with my favourite Making Memories Cosmopolitan paper, and sanded and distressed all the edges. Out of the 7 I have made 6 have been made with this paper in either the blue or pink., (I have had 3 12x12 pads of this hoarded away for years) lol
All the photo's were double matted to give them a stronger definition and some of the chipboard letters had to be painted or chalked.
Some of the quotes were cut from a Quikcutz alphabet. Each book is only as good as the photo's you put in it and fortunately there were lots of lovely pictures of Layla for me to choose from.
Each page is decorated with mainly Prima blooms and flat back pearls or gems & buttons. American Crafts ribbon matched this colour combo perfectly, I tied it around the letter pages into knots.
I have used different fonts in different sizes and colours. Apparently Layla cried when she received this from her parents!
Any memorabilia that you have can be used to decorate each page like tickets or charms. I try to make the quotes interesting, funny and relative to the photo's on that page. I have used the 'baby to babe' quote 3 times now - the parents can relate to it!
I also use rub on's when I can, in this case I have used 'Happy and Birthday in a rub on and the 18 is American Crafts Thickers. I didn't take a photo of the back but I printed out a text square blank in the middle for the person giving it to write in
I made one for my Mum for her 80th birthday with the word 'Family' and I also made a 'Friend' one for my Nephews girlfriend to give to her friend.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Give Us a Quote
Scrappy Frogs - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Birthdays
Secret Crafter - Dust Off Your Stash
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes (2nd Entry)
Fab'n'Funky - Buttons and Bows
By The Cute And Girly - Anything Goes
I hope your still here and that you like my little creation. Thank you for looking and to those that do for commenting.
Don't forget to head over to the main challenge blog to see what the fabulous DT have made for your inspiration and I will come and visit when I get back to see what BB you have come up with for this fabulous challenge.
Love 'n' Hugs Laurie