Sunday, 17 July 2011

Birthday Card and a Concertina Memory Book

Haven't created much recently. I feel I slowed down a bit, prolly in the anticipation of my oncoming hols. I love to make my crafty things in a fully relaxed atmosphere with no rush or pressures or deadlines and holidays are a perfect opportunity do so! Just four more get-ups! And then: create, create, create...
But in the meantime I made this card on my colleague request for little Henry who has just had his 1st birthday. Gingham pattern and some animal bubble stickers created a baby style card.



I have also made this album, a sort of a memory book in a form of a concertina. It was given as a goodbye gift to our  retiring headteacher. I stuck 16 framed photos of our children in the class as well as their hand-shaped and cut-out thank-you messages. I embellished the concertina with some daisy, stickers, die-cut letters, punched shapes, doodles and stamped images. Inside, there is one group photo of our class and teachers' signatures. The whole album as been tied up with raffia with some pony beads on it. The gift was well-received :)



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13 comments:

  1. Wow - that took some doing! What a wonderful unique gift and I bet the children enjoyed helping too! Well done.

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  2. Thats one very lucky head teacher and the birthday card is so cute, I love gingham! x

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  3. They are all fabulous! Love them x

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  4. I bet the head teacher had tears in her eyes when she received this lovely momento

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  5. What a lovely momento I'm sure it will be treasured. I love the card too the bubble stickers look great.

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  6. wow What an amazing album I love it such a great idea somethong she will treasure Im sure xx

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  7. Hi what lovely cards. I used to card make but have now gone onto knitting again although I swap and change from cross stitch to tapestry to knitting to card making and well anything crafty really. Holiday time is great to just relax and craft, no timetable, no routine, just do what you feel like.

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  8. Great card and fantastic album, I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come.

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  9. The card and album are fab, really cool. No wonder the album was well received!

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  10. Lovely pieces - I am sure the retiring headteacher will have been really touched by such a thoughtful gift. Something to be cherished for years.

    Ali x

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  11. The memory book is such a lovely idea, the front cover is gorgeous. Anna x

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  12. A really lovely idea, a treasured memory.

    Jan x

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