Thursday 9 September 2010

MAWTT challenge 63 Starting/back to school

Good Thursday morning to you, I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Today, being Thursday, is the new challenge for MAWTT, we had some amazing entries for my stitching challenge and it was very difficult to choose a winner, but Tracy was the overall winner and her entry was fabulous.

My good friend Lisa is hosting the challenge this week and she has given us a great sketch to use and the theme of starting or back to school. This week we are sponsored by Sharon Duncan.

"Sharon Duncan has been designing Craft CDs since 2002. The Store was started in 2006 and has grown rapidly since then. She has over 80 CDs now available. Sharon is frequently seen on Create and Craft and Ideal World.  The store now has loads instore from inkpads, CDs to The Latest Gorjuss Girls Decoupage. There is also a great range of Prima Flowers, Toppers even Craft essentials like glue and double sided sticky tapes. Pop over to see what is available. Post and Packaging is free in the U.K."

Sharon is offering £20.00 to spend in her store to the lucky winner. So it's well worth a look to see what you can do to enter this great challenge.
Well I'm sure it won't have slipped your mind that Ella started school this week and I have already given her a card and a notebook, but today, although I have used the same image (because these all link together as a set of 3 things), I have made a memories book for Bev, my daughter-in-law and Ella's Mum. I turned Lisa's sketch on the side to make the front cover and used the same techniques with the DIs as I did on Ella's book. I made the frame using Nestabilities and added the glitter, I have also used stickles in places. I have a great tip for when you are adding glitter to something like this frame, run it through your Big Shot or Cuttlebug when the glitter is on and this helps it stick firmly to the glue so that it doesn't come off. It works a treat.

Inside there are some blank full and half pages for Bev to write on and stick things in and I have left her to embellish it as she loves to craft and make things, I have also added some sticky pages for her to add some photos. I went into Farnborough and found a photo album in the Pound Shop with the tacky boards that have film over them. So for only £1, I have put in 6 photo pages which gives space for 12 photographs. I was pleased with that idea and I still have some left for another project.

I hope you will come and join us in the challenge this week.

I am, posting the finished book I have made for Maddie tomorrow as it will be her 30th birthday. (I am really into using my Bind It All at the moment).

I am also doing a card making session for some people who live in the sheltered accommodation where my Mum lives, so that will be interesting. I must try and remember to take my camera with me and put it on my prep list.

Have a great end to the week. See you again tomorrow.

Luv B xxx

Challenges to have fun with -
The Creative Card Crew - Back to school
Tuesday Taggers - Books
The Pink Elephant - Back to school
Oh Alice - Shine and sparkle
Crazy 4 Challenges - Books
Fussy and Fancy - Back to school


Hazel (Didos) said...

Love it Brenda, hope Ella is enjoying school. Love Hazelxo

Netty said...

Love your book, x

Joyce said...

Hi Brenda, I have been following your projects...what a great job you have done. So ambitious! I am sure they will all be much appreciated.

Val said...

Hi Brenda

This is really imaginative - what a lovely idea for the whole family. These early days at school are so precious.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog.


chris said...

Hi Brenda, you just keep coming up with the most amazing creations, I am so pleased I found your blog, This is so special i hope your DIL will appreciate it, if not I know a good home:)
hpe you are ok love chris xx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
thanks for all your comments on my blog. It is good to be back.
Love this book you have made. I am show it will be full of school experiences in no time
Sarah X

Kathyk said...

A smashing book, I'm sure she will soon have it filled with good things which you'll love to leaf through too.



Lisa Jane said...

Its fabulous Brenda - but then you know i think that lol! They will love adding al the extras over the coming year
Lisa ;)

coldwaters2 said...

This is one fabulous project Brenda and such inspiration I love how you have embellished it.
Lorraine x

Anne Tussing said...

Great journal idea! I bet your daughter loves it. Thanks for the glitter technique!

PatR said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda, what a fabulous idea ans such gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining the TT challenge.

Cor* said...

Perfect. I too made my daugher one of these! Wonderful idea for them to keep their memories in. Thanks for joining us in going "back to school" this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy!

Val said...

Gorgeous lovely colours! You are really loving your books, and such an excellent idea as a gift.

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful present for Mum to keep a record of those short precious school days! Especially as she enjoyed her first day LOL Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

Sally H said...

Oh wow! What a fabulous idea! I am sure she will love and treasure it! Thanks for joining in our book theme at TT this week!

Lynne Phelps said...

What a wonderful gift! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!

Andrea said...

This is lovely! Thanks for joining in with The Pink Elephant Challenge

~*Joni said...

Brenda what an adorable project! I love altered items, and this one makes me smile. Wonderful job with all the details and thank you for the glitter tip! Thank you so much for joining us at TPE for our Back To School challenge this week!
~*Joni TPE DT