Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Creative Inspirations #23 - Christmas Gift

Hi Girls. Hope you are all enjoying the festive season. I am really pleased that you have found the time to pop in to my little bit of cyberspace to see what is here for your delight (hopefully). I hope you enjoy your visit.
Nearly time for the bells ringing in the New Year and as usual my Hubby need wadges of paper to write down all his Resolutions for the incoming year (only to be totally ignored very soon after as usual.Lol). So the Creative Inspirations Challenge to make a "Christmas Gift - Anything but a card " gave the ideal opportunity to make a nice thick notepad to hold them all.
The pad is made by cutting three pieces of thick card and sandwiching them between two pieces of matching paper. This used up some scraps of a paper I have long lost the detail of. I mounted a piece of Silver Mirra card on top. This card has butterflies etched into it, although the photograph doesn't show them well, so I took another unknown paper with butterflies and cut them out and mounted four of them onto a piece of white card and stuck it on top of the mirra card. I then cut out another four butterflies and layered them on to the others and bent their wings to give a 3D effect and stuck small gems down their backs. Lastly I stuck a tassel
on the edge of the top to lift the top to get at the pad I stuck inside.
I quite enjoyed making this and I hope you like it enough to take a few minutes of your time to leave a comment. I really do appreciate them and love reading them all. Have a great crafting day and keep safe. Hope to see you back soon.
Hugs,




11 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous Notepad Fiona!! Love your colored background and your design!! You rocked the challenge!! Glad you had some time to play!! You are such an inspiration!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  2. this is awesome!!!! amazing talent!!! wow - you nailed this challenge!!!

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  3. WOW - this is so fantastic - and you are giving it to the hubby to waste?? I would be really selfish and keep it for myself if I were you! LOL
    Have a great day hun!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  4. Gorgeous Fiona beautiful papers and butterflies!!!
    Thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations and a Happy New Year when it arrives.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xxx

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  5. This is a lovely idea, very ornate and colourful.
    Jobel

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  6. Beautiful Fiona! Love the way the glitzy butterflies make a frame. super gift! xxD

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  7. This is lovely Fiona, very manly too! I am sure he will use it well.
    Pinky

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  8. this is wonderfully special Fiona, you are very talented. janex

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  9. Love your notebook, hope it gets filled with good resolutions! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Creative Inspirations.
    Jenni x

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  10. This notebook is delishously coloured. It is gorgeous.

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  11. What a great pressie. It lokks beautiful and so useful.

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Hugs,
Fiona x