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Monday, 5 August 2013

A little Gift Just For You



Good morning all you crafty ladies out there, hope the weather in July was not too hot for you to get into your craft rooms, I find my work was being done in the evening when the sun went down.  Well into August already, where does the year go, and I am here with my DT card for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge and this month it is "My Favourite Things", you can use your favourite technique, embellishment, stamp etc. so lets see lots of your cards and find out what you all like best.  The DT have been busy and you can find their fabulous cards, and the challenge details HERE.  This month's sponsor is Sarah Hurley and as you can see we have been playing around with one of her digi kits "Bookworm", there are papers, embelishments and digi images in the kit so plenty to work with.



I chose a gift card for my DT sample, the card was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo, made up and then covered with the fabulous Sarah Hurley papers back and front.  The quote was computer generated and printed onto the shaped panel, a bit tricky but I stuck it to a piece of copy paper (just the top edge with repositioning glue), lined up the verse to print where I wanted it and sent it through the printer, job done!  One of my favourite things is distress inks and these were used to edge the panel and colour the images before they were attached to the card.  I attached a shaped panel to the back of the card for the greeting.

I placed 8 Marvey Markers in the box because they were to hand, but depending on the recipient a variety of items could be placed in the box.  My grandchildren love reading and this card would be ideal for them, three of them will be staying over the holidays I will make up all three with a book to read, a colouring/drawing book and some pens to colour with and hope it keeps them busy for a short time lol.

23 comments:

Fran said...

Fantastic, love them both xxx

Linda Simpson said...

What a fabulous idea and the papers are gorgeous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Michelle said...

Cute project Sylv.

Kate M said...

Great idea - the kids will love these!
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow fantastic idea and project you have made Sylv.

greetings karin

Nicky Wilcox said...

O wow love this idea great for anyone's desk xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

What an adorable little gift you made. So cute! Cheers, Holley

Avril Ann said...

Totally in love with these papers, seen them on a few projects today, fabulous gift Christine, and I really love the verse, so very true xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a lovely gift! Valerie

Pauline Wheeler said...

What a fabulous gift, excellent idea
P x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great little gift! Loving these papers! xx

CraftyKay said...

What a great idea. Nice one.x I am now a follower.x

Zoe said...

What a fantastic gift idea, beautifully made as ever Sylv, love it xxx

M said...

What a fabulous project. I love it. Marina

jane stillman said...

A brilliant idea, great design x

JayBe said...

What a great gift idea, Sylvia - I love the fact that you could change the gift according to the occasion.
Hugz, Jan xx

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

what a lovely idea, I love the little details you have used to create this and love the idea of making three up one for each grandchild
Hugs
Kelly
xx

Barbara said...

This is a fab card, Sylv....such a good idea. xx

Jan Ltc said...

This great, I love it xx Jan

Taniaj Scott said...

Great gift idea love what you have done with the kit hugs txx

Craftyfield said...

Clever make, and beautiful too...

2amscrapper said...

I love book themes. This is awesome

Claire Newcombe said...

This is a fabulous creation Sylv, and truly inventive. I also seem to use ditress inks on most of my projects....hehe

Thank you for sharing your favourite thing with us
Claire x
(DT member)