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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Ooh baby, baby!!!

Just a quick one. A good friend is expecting twins, and this morning I went to her Baby Shower. Another good friend asked me for a book that she could get everyone to sign, and then she is going to stick in photos that were taken during the morning.

This is what I came up with - am quite pleased with the results. The 8"x6" chipboard cover was painted with Eco Green Butternut acrylic paint. The ginhgam card in various colours was bought from my local market, apart from the dark blue which was a scrap left from a Kanban set. The scalloped circles are die cut from Bazzil card, and the dummy motifs were on a card border strip that came in a cheap scrapbooking kit from The Range. The whole thing was sprayed with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine, and bound using my trusty little Zutter Bind it All. Normally in my notebooks I used 80gsm paper, but as photos are going to be stuck in, I used 120gsm paper (Staples Text and Graphics).

We had a lovely morning - lots of chatting and catching up, with lots of tea and cake thrown in for good measure. Now have to get myself sorted for the next three days. Then have two days to re-group and get ready for Studland Country Fair. Then one day after that to get ready for my holiday!!!! Busy, busy, busy!!


  1. What a lovely book - and isn't it great knowing your project is going to be treasured for years to come!


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