Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tinned Book?

I made this book in a tin for Sue's birthday.
I've been hanging onto a couple of tins that some QK die sets came in hoping they'd "come in useful one day" - well just for once my habit of squirrelling things away came good!
I used Daisy Bucket papers throughout. Mainly from the Garden Date set, along with a couple of pieces from some others thrown in.Other stuff used on the tin: Dunelm Mills blooms, chipboard flower, DCWV posies flower, button, ribbons, fibres, brad, Stickles and Liquid Pearls from stash
The book cover stuff: Fat daisy/other paper flowers, hand made paper flower, DCWV posies flower. Glossy Accents, beads, ribbons, brad, from stash
Name cut from velvet paper with the Robo.

The Pages
There aren't many pages in the book because the tin is very shallow. I've either left them blank for a photo or made a pocket and tag for adding more bits and pieces, or little notes and messages.
You can click on the pictures if you'd like a closer look
I'd planned to make the book inside open concertina fashion, but I got myself in a muddle so it ended up a regular right side opening book instead. ah well, you can't win 'em all
Also, I should have thought more about just how shallow the tin was - I had to flatten the flower on the front of the book in order to close the tin. As you can see, my planning isn't always what it should be!

16 comments:

Lynne said...

Beautiful work Kathy. Lucky Sue.

mum on the run said...

This is so beautiful!!

NickyNoo said...

Gorgeous!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

This is so lovely Kathy. Lucky Sue is all I can add.

You know it's my 40th in February don't you...... LOL x

sue said...

Sue is lucky and spoilt but I was pleased to read it didn't go to plan

Cos the presie is perfect and everyting I do NEVER goes as I expect


Thanks again xxx

Andrea said...

Fab book, the papers you have used are gorgeous

ScrappinMum said...

Kathy that is fabulous! Would love to see the tin the way it started! You are a great friend...I'd love to receive that as a gift, I'm sure your friend will feel very blessed!!! Well Done!!!

Julie said...

OMG That is absolutely STUNNING!!!

Paula said...

Beautiful, she's going to love that.Fabulous papers. Something to treasure.
You can't beat dunhelm for blooms!
I get such pleasure pulling them apart.

Dolly Mixtures said...

This looks sensational. I love the papers you've used - they work so well together. I hope the recipient will be impressed by the beauty of it and all of your hard work.
Angela

Kaz said...

As usual another gorgeous project that I wish I had!!Love it.

Lisa said...

OMG Sue is soooooooo SPOILT!! Kathy that is really stunning - lucky old bird ain't she ;o)

esther said...

You have such a great eye for colour combo's! love the inking too!

Sylvie :) said...

oooh Kathy!! what a wonderful job here !! every pages is great with all the details. Super job !!

Thanks for you many comments on my blog :o).

Hazel said...

That is so gorgeou - I'm sure Sue was thrilled with it.

Deb said...

This is absolutely beautiful, what a fantastic gift!