Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Baubles, Bells, Bows & a Bad Blogger!

So, I'm the Bad Blogger in the title - there's a surprise, NOT!
I really need to make more of an effort to keep up with my blog. I've been rubbish at keeping things moving on here and must do better!
It's Little Extra day over on The Daring Cardmakers and I'll get to that later, but first as I failed dismally to update the WaffleBlog over the weekend with pictures of my latest mini-book project as I'd intended I'm going to do that now.

I had the idea of making a zigzag book and with Lisa's birthday coming up thought I'd have a bash at making one for her.
Here's what I came up with
The front and back covers form part of the zigzag and a ribbon holds it all together, the front cover looks like this
I used Basic Grey Urban Couture papers throughout. Here are the pages, I made them in pairs so that there's room on one for a photo and the other for journalling/comments

Extra bits and bobs I used were ribbons from Ribbon Oasis. Cuttlebug corners from the "Vintage" die set, various Prima and other flowers

The back of the book looks like this
The theme for this week's DCM Little Extra is
Baubles, Bells and Bows
Another chance to get some Christmas cards made. I think I've got about 65 in my box now, but I still need to make some more if I'm to have enough just for us to send this year.

I've done a few for this challenge and hopefully will get a few more done too - even if they are all pretty similar!
This is the one that's on the DCM blog today
stash used includes: DCWV Christmas stack, offcuts of Bazzill card, glitter card, buttons and ribbons
I addded some Krylon squiggles to make the background less dull.
Here are some of the other "baubles" themed cards I've been making using BG Dasher and Fruitcake papers, and the Holly collection from Crate Papers. The bauble decoration is a Bosskutz die


Angelnorth said...

These all look great Kathy - I'm sure Lisa will love her book and you could count those bauble cards for the Friday dare as well, I reckon (you've got the touch of gold going on throughout).

Paula said...

Fab bauble cards. Mines done but too dark for a piccie. I was desperately getting a layout done to blog today for the All About Eve challenge, love your body...ha ha

The zigzag book is gorgeous. Fabulous papers. She will love it. I started a 4in page star book in lilac & pink for use as a crimble decoration but haven't looked at it since I have been ill.
I've finished the antibiotics & although I do feel a tad better in myself, the blocked nose is still a problem!! Oh that & the cracked lips & red hooter....yes lets love our bodies girlz!! :0)

Farmersgirl said...

No wonder you have not been blogging, you've been making all those cards!

My Paper World said...

Your projects are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

They're all stunning kathy. :)

jujuCreations said...

really like your baubles and *amazing*...u've 65 christmas cards all made & ready for sending already?!

Sarah said...

Kathy I just love your mini books, and this one is no exception! Beautiful attention to detail as always!

I thought I was doing well with my cards - but 65!!!!!! These additions are all fabby.

Andrea, said...

The book is gorgeous, she will love it. Great bauble cards, I love how you have tied the ribbon through the buttons

ink'n'rubba said...

Lisa's book is a stunner! and I love that fruit cake paper you have used on the bauble cards.

Anonymous said...

Well these are just gorgeous!!!!I love little books my fav!! Lisa will love it I know I most certainly would,thanks for stopping by my blog:)

Kaz said...

Absolutely blummin gorgeous mrs!!! That book is scrummy.......I need to be a very good friend for the next year so I can get one *wink*!!

Glitter Monkey said...

What an absolutely amazing collection. The book is breathtaking. Lol x

Sylvie :) said...

Wonderful creations ! i love the zigzag book !! great job !

nickynoo said...

That zigzag book is just scrummy! Lucky Lisa :0).

bubblegum said...

Thanks for visting my blog Kathy.
Oooh Lisa's book look fabulous - great idea. :)
Your christmas cards are lovely - love the designs. :)

And your bathrom - oh, very nice, enjoy lovely long showers. ;) ;)

Debbie x