Well I’ve been here, but I’ve been busy for the last three days getting covered in ink and glue, making another Birthday Book.
You may remember that I made one for my Nephew Lee for his 21st back in May and he was so thrilled with it that he’s asked me to make one for his girlfriend who’ll be 21st in a few days time.
Now I have a confession…….In making this book I’ve broken one of my golden rules.
I love taking part in the challenges and have always been an advocate of making separate cards for each one that I take part in……it’s just a personal thing!
I know that with so many challenge blogs around now most people incorporate as many as they can into one card but I still like to tackle each challenge individually which is why I’m feeling a little hypocritical at the moment. You see, my book covers no less than Seven challenges!
I think I can just about justify it though because I’ve actually done it so that each of the pages in the book uses a different template and the front and back cover a challenge……..no different from indrevidual cards really….right! Well I’m convinced even if you aren’t.
I started off with a Maya Road Flower Chain Book blank and a 6 x 6 pad of Basic Grey Bittersweet papers which with hind sight should have been 12 x 12 because when I came to cover the pages the 6 x 6 wasn’t big enough. …….Still, all wasn’t lost.
I printed out some A4 papers from a Funky Hand download of Shabby Saturday and covered the pages with that first.
The cute little fairies were also a digi download, this time from My Grafico and a great designer ‘Ladybug’ and my final credit goes to Sharon Long from The Scrapbook Lady who designed the fantastic Craft Robo file for the Key.
Right then, I guess I’d better show you what I’ve been getting covered in ink and glue for then….
The Front and Back covers follow the Pink, Brown and Cream colour challenge over at Double Dutch
And then I’ve used templates for all the other pages but you have to look closely to see some of them. They are there honest, but the shape of the book makes some of them a little difficult to see.
So for the first page I’ve used Laura’s Sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You.
Next it was sketch 64 from Friday Sketchers
Then my first attempt at a Polka Doodles template.
Next it was Di Hickman’s template from last week. I was hoping to get this done before this weeks new sketch was posted but it didn't happen.
And finally Sketch 63 from Sketch Saturday