I chose this as the title for my new CJ which has just gone off to Ireland for it's first port of call.
Obviously, keeping in with the theme, the natural choice for decorating the cover had to be my comforting Black and White. I decided against adding a splash of colour to the covers and went instead for a bit of sparkly silver.
The fabbylicious ribbon is all from Ribbon Oasis; in fact the wide, sparkly, spotty stuff was my starting point for the rest of it. I made the flower decoration from a couple of different sizes and shapes of chipboard, coloured, covered and sanded and generally tarted up!
The button was a plain white one decorated with some black tulip paint.
I had a total failure with the first title I made so after leaving the whole thing lying around in disgust for a few weeks, I eventually went for a simple, computer generated one - and actually I like the simplicity of it - there's enough faff and fuss with athe ribbon and flower jobbie so it doesn't need any more. Well that's my excuse anyway!
These are the sign in pages at the back. There are 10 people in this circle so I've gone for little folders tied with lots more ribbon this time. I keep counting to make sure I've got enough for everyone. I never trust my aritmetic abilities! Quite chuffed with the picture actually because these are two seperate photos which I've merged together - cor! what a techie I'm becoming - hahaha - not a chance!
It was Em's birthday at the weekend.
Poor love has been working so hard lately for her NVQ, she's had no time to play with paper and ribbons at all - but she's nearly there and I bet she can't wait to come out and play again!
I'd already decided to give her the little maze book I made for the Ribbon Oasis Design Team - it was the coffee and cream one.
This is the card I made for her:
I used those gorgeous We Are Memory Keepers papers again - such wonderful colours, I love those dusty rusty pink shades and the fact that they are all double-sided so you get perfectly matched plains to go with every colour in the patterns.
Still loving doing mosaics too - brilliant for using all those little scraps you can't bear to throw away!
More chipboard here - the flower is covered with paper, triple embossed and an extra layer of kaleidoscope powder in there for a bit of sparkle, the monogram is from the Bubbly Funk shop (get your chipboard there folks, Caroline is specialising in the wonderful stuff, and some of it is BF exclusive too!) - I just covered this with paper and sanded the edges, no embossing or whathaveyou!
Oh I invested in a new set of tools the other week, it's a set of files from Basic Grey (I think), so now I can get into all those tiny corners that used to be really hard to make tidy, definitely worth having if you're rubbish at cutting out like me!
Flowers are Prima Essentials, rest of the bits are from my stash.
Hope you liked the card, Em and that you had a fantstic birthday.
Keep working hard, the finishing post is in sight now!