Thursday, 15 March 2012

S J Crafts - 1,2,3

Gosh I don't know where this year is going to another month has passed and it's time for the new challenge at S J Crafts this months challenge is 1, 2, 3. Here's some ideas from Sarah for you : A child's 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday, use one (or all) of the number(s) in your title, bullet point your journalling using 1,2,3 .... sure you will come up with more!!!  And the added Extra is: Use 3 of something! eg: 3 buttons, 3 photos, 3 colours!!
 I found this one a bit harder and as a card maker had to think outside the box, and then I saw this tutorial and everything fell into place. I've made a mini book of my 3 babies from toilet roll tubes, I have used some of the gorgeous papers from MME Miss Caroline Howdy Doody to cover the tubes. The front and back tubes are glued shut. The three in the middle have been left open so they can hold a tag with all the birth details on. I used kraft card to cut the tags from and added the details were added using Letraset Safemat, to keep the tags flat I added just a couple of small punched butterflies with some liqid pearls down their bodies.
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On the left pages of the book I have added a punched border as my paper wasn't quite big enough to go round the tubes and embellished with a flower and again a punched butterfly. The writing is again Letraset Safemat and is the meaning's of their names. On the right hand pages I added a photo of them at a few weeks old, more flowers and butterflies and their names which have been cut from DP on my cuttlebug. On the front page I have used a digi stamp from 2 Peas In A Bucket printed onto Letraset Safemat and colored with promarkers. Again the letters for Babies is cut on my cuttlebug and a couple more punched butterflies and another flower.

All the ribbon on the tags and the book ring was originally white and has been coloured to match with my promarkers. 
I didn't want to leave the last page blank so found a quote which I thought was appropriate.

Don't forget to pop by the shop blog and check out the other fab inspiration from the rest of the DT.

I would like to enter this ito the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Alter It
Sentimental Sundays - Go Green or Recycle ( Recycled element is toilet roll tubes)
Ladybird Crafts Ink - Anything Goes

12 comments:

Louise said...

A lovely keepsake book Jenny. the papers are pretty and delicate and show off your photos perfectly x

Sarah said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Jenny x

Cat's sCrap said...

Very original idea !!! That it's of the recycling. Beautiful coulours. Interesting layout. What an adorable project ! Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Judith said...

What a beautiful keepsake jenny - babies grow up so quickly hugs Judith x

Pauline said...

Absolutely stunning little book! Beautiful photos and sentiment, and great papers too. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Mad-Frog said...

Wow gorgeous what a lovely keepsake

Allison said...

lovely keepsake
thanks for playing along with Charisma this week
Allisonx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow this is a beautiful keepsake and what a cute little baby. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this fortnight.
Diane xx

Gemma said...

what a beautiful creation and memento Jenny! Thanks for joining in our Alter it challenge this week at Charisma :) Gemma

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jenny, what a gorgeous keepsake book - who would have thought they were made from toilet roll inners! I love the colours and embellishments you've used. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at charisma cardz this week. Hugs, Denise x

Tameko said...

Such an adorable mini album. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays "Go Green" challenge!

Vee said...

What a cute littThanks for joining our Alter Something challenge this week at Charisma.
xx Veele album.