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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Challenge for the New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!!
Well it doesnt seem as though I have done a lot since my last post does it? Mainly because I dont photo and post a card if I have made it specifically for someone, so most of my Christmas cards are not photographable. And then there been some private commissions, so I dont photo those either, but I will post one soon, of one commission, as I have permission from the Bride to post this one, just not the rest of the stuff, lol, so watch this space for a glimmer of what I have been up to.
Anyway, you're not here for that load of gossip, you're here because its a new challenge over at Krafty Hands this weekend!
New year, New Challenge, and a New beginning! And thats the Challenge over at KH HQ! A new Beginning!
So make a project, and it doesnt just have to be a card, using some of the products they sell, for a new beginning! Here's the rules:

"Anyone can enter our monthly challenges, the only criteria we have is that you must be a follower of our challenge blog, we know that taking part is 99.9% of the fun!

To be the monthly winner of the £20 Kraftyhands voucher, you must use at least one Kraftyhands or Crafter's Companion product in the creation of your challenge project.

That's as complicated as it gets!

Each month we choose 3 winners, the No1 winner will receive a £20 voucher to spend on the Kraftyhands webshop and the No1 winner's "blinkie", the other two winners will get a winner's "blinkie" for their blogs!"

Also there's currently a DT call going on for the two teams KH run, the TV sample group and the Blog challenge group, so do pop over to the blog and see whats going on..............
Right down to business, my inspiration entry for the New Beginnings Challenge:

This all came from the  Bouncing Babies CD, and is an entire project on the CD, a lovely Baby Book.

I simply printed it all out, mounted some pages onto card for added sturdiness, especially where I was putting pockets in the pages, to allow room for extra photo's and keepsakes. My project has 13 interior pages, all that were available, and double sided. There are additional elements you can use for Twins, they havent been forgotten!

I decoupaged the front of the book, by simply printing  the pages I needed several times. The blocks on the front were cut out and glazed with Crystal Accents before using sticky pads to mount them over the top of the blocks on the page. the flower was again decoupaged, on top of the original. The edges were sealed using Washi tape.

The tag was taken from another page on the CD, in the decoupage section, and backed with an additional tag. 

The Baby's First Christmas Page was embellished using stickers, and the pockets were highlighted using Washi Tape.


I created a see through pocket on the page for Baby's hair, by using that old teachers favourite Fablon, you recall having to back your books using the clear plastic sticky stuff? Well I managed to pick some up from my local Pound shop, and created a see through pocket by sicking it to itself, leaving a margin on 3 sides, then folding the sides back to sick them to the page. Anyone who remembers using it, knows its not going to come off short of destroying the page! I will say its too elastic to cut on a manual die cutting machine! and I havent tried it through my electronic machines yet!

Right off to see what you have been upto, and hope you will join in the Challenge with us at Krafty Hands?

Hugs and wishing you a happy new Year, xxx



Doreen said...

Gorgeous Baby Book.xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Evening Lou, fantastic baby book and loving all the detail. Gosh Fablon took me back, not seen that for ages.

Linda xxxx

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Lou. What an amazing project . Beautifully presented and found your journaling intersting too .
Happy New year to you and yours too .