Eldest niece Aimee starts her GCSEs this week so I made this last minute card for her, not the best thing I've ever made but I just didn't have the time to think it thriough. I think it took about half an hour and it probably shows!
I used the latest Self Addressed kit for this one, the papers are fab and the flower shaped cards are soooo cute. There are some gorgeous ribbon slide brads and other bits of crumminess in this kit, but I couldn't bring myself to use them so soon, so insrtead went for Prima flowers and lots of Liquid Pearls. Now all I have to do is get it in the post!
It's a busy time of the year around here. We have loads of family and friends celebrating birthdays next month so I'm trying to get cards and presents sorted for them. Being in the fabby Daring Cardmakers DT has helped loads as wherever possible I use the challenges to get those cards done
Apart from those I've pages for circle journals to do, squares to decorate for a swap and heaven knows what else. I'm certainly not getting anywhere with my mpersonal projects like my photo journal, or managing to get any pages made for Sam's scrapbook. And Oh Crikey, my folks are coming for a couple of days next week - wonder what the chances are of getting at least one page done to give them? Slim, probably.
Like a pillock I came up with a great idea for a 16th birthday gift for aforementioned Niece, Aimee.
She lives on the IOM with her family and has done all her life, but BIL started a new job over here a few months ago and has been a weekly commuter back home since then. Once Aimee's exams are over the family will be leaving the IOM for a new life over here. I think it's going to be a big shock leaving the rather slow, sleepy, sedate Manx way of life for the hurlyburly that most of us deal with every day. Anyways, I came up with the idea that she might like a little album in which she could put photos, record memories and get her friends to add messages as she leaves pretty much everything and everyone she's grown up with to start a new school, in a new house , in a new town, in what is actually a new country etc etc.
Here's what I've done so far:
I'm not getting on too quickly, I need to speed up and stop faffing with every page. I've not even started the covers yet - mainly because I've not thought what to call the thing - so if you've any bright ideas, please let me know. It's not a huge book, the cover will be something like 8x6ins I think, so no room for a great long title!
My best thought so far is "Photographs & Memories" but I'd have liked to get some mention of it being about her first 16 years etc.
I only hope she likes it - but do you ever get the feeling that some people just don't appreciate the amount of effort and time you put into things? Well this family is a bit like that.
Never mind, I'm quite enjoying making it and maybe that's the main thing, eh?