Sunday, 20 June 2010


I've never been one for long drawn out projects. Instant gratification, that's much more my style and the very reason I much prefer to knit baby pieces!

The project I made today took the entire day, perhaps it would have taken less time had I not had my kiddies to tend to but hey, such is life. 

I first decided to sketch the idea on some scrap paper. I am not an accomplished crafter yet and thought this would save me a lot of time and waste in the long run. I had a rough idea about what I wanted to create but doodling first really helped me to define my ideas. 

It's a birthday card of sorts for my mother. The most wonderful women ever to walk this earth; an exaggeration? I don't think so, she is such a joy and always there to do and say the right things. She is well worth the time it took me to make this.

She is a book worm, as soon as one book is done she has her nose in another. She has even been known to have more than one book on the go! This is where I get it from! 

I decided to make her a "card" that incorporated book marks, something functional. Now she will have them with her always and think of us.

Click on the pictures for a closer look.

I am loving the distressed look at the moment and wanted to give it another go here. I really do like to add texture to my cards. Cards that look intricate and detailed always appeal to me, so I have tried to achieve that here. I just hope I haven't made it appear too busy.

I'm not really a sticker person but I have been using stamps for everything lately and as I have quite a nice stash of rub on's and stickers I thought I would give these gold ones a go. What do you think?

This is the sentiment book mark. It slots in to a pocket at the back.

Not the greatest of pictures but I just wanted to show you the stitching.

Ta Ta for now.



Kaz said...

Georgeous, alex love the distressed look fab!!!

Jo said...

Tis Lovely as always! Have moved my blog back to blogger by the way and address is my old one of, Jo x

Loraine Arderne said...

Ohhh, you clever girl. This is gorgeous - I'm sure your Mom is going to love it!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is stunning, stunning STUNNING Alex! The soft colours, the distressing, the subtle sponging and layering of the flowers, the details! Love it!