Monday, October 05, 2009

Fat Book and More

Before I forget:

I added this new sketch to The Sketch File Blog over the weekend. I hope it'll inspire some of you to have a go with it.

I've not made a card using it yet, so that'll be something to get busy with this week sometime.

Anyway, pop over to the Sketch File to see that and the other sketches, I'd love it if you'd have a go with any of them.

On the right of the screen there's a links list with the cards people have made using the various sketches, plus a list of the most recent links to make it easy to spot the newest entries.

The other day I showed my covers for the fat book pages made by a groupl of us on the Bumbleberry Crafts Forum, today I'm sharing the fabulous pages that are now safely stowed inside. The idea is that all the pages are made exactly the same size - with a 4x4" square area to decorate, then you make a page on the chosen subject for each person in your group. The front of the pages can be as "fatly" embellished as you like, then on the reverse, which should be kept fairly flat you add your personal info and any message you might like to include.

Anne Lise's page
Beckie's pageHazel's PageIsobel's page
Kate's page
My page
I love my finished book, and I think it's fab that all 6 of us have a set of pages pretty much the same as those I have here - I like CJs but the only finished book you get to see is your own, with fat book projects you know they all turn out virtually the same so you see one, you see them all!

I used my luscious DT September flower kit from Creative Treasures to add most of the embellishments for my 6 pages as well as the covers.
I loved the black/turquoise/red colour combo and as the kit contains such a lot of lovely items it was a joy to use for these pages.
The flower patterned lace, ribbon, flowers, card candy, most of the buttons etc came from the kit.
I added in some beads, brads, another type of lace etc of my own - mainly because I felt the need to hold onto some of that kit!
This picture shows all the pages I made:

The papers are Black market paper Society, the "K" is Robo-cut

I made a couple of things during the mini-crop on Bubbly Funk.
Joanne challenged us to use our scoring boards to make a textural background for a project. The example she showed had a wonderful quilted design with diagonal score lines. As usual I had to be different so made my background like this:

The striped paper and the little flowers are from MME Penny Lane - the Maggie May collection.
This litte box was made folling Gez's "mini pizza box" instructions. It was really simple to make and I just love it! I can see a few of these being made come that time at the end of the year. They'll make such cute little gift boxes.

I used the lovely thick Stardream card from PDA for the basic box, then Cosmo Cricket's Ever After papers to decorate it.
Yesterday I made another batch of C. cards but tbh I didn't get on very well - I spent too long faffing about trying to decide what to do instead of actually doing it.

Right, I need to get on with some other DT stuff today, so I should go and make myself a coffee and then get started.

Thanks for looking


Boo said...

Some really gorgeous stuff here and I am inspired completely.
Thanks :)

Karen said...

I love the idea of this fat book Kathy!!!

You made some lovely stuff for the crop...well done XXX

Kaz said...

Lovely stuff Kathy. That fat book looks fab. xx

Angelnorth said...

Great stuff, love your fat book! Your "plaid" scoring looks fab - must have a go doing like that on something soon!

tracy said...

lovely fat book :).liking the box and card too :)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

some gorgeous things on your blog..well done on the things from the weekend, my time ran out. Thanks for sharing

Wipso said...

Some really gorgeous work here. Very inspiring if only I had the time.....excuses excuses. I think I have been missed by lots this week and have had a really busy busy day and it's only Monday! A x

Lynda said...

How did you manage to get all this done? They're amazing. Lovely projects all of them!

Love Lynda xxx

Janice said...

Lovely job of that box. I'll certainly be having a look at your new sketch. I love a good sketch.

airing cupboard crafts said...

Your fat book is fantastic!!! I love your pizza box too.

I hope you don't mind but I love your blog and have added you to my sidebar.

Elise said...

love your ideas here - really different - thank you

Hazel said...

Lots of delicious things here, Kathy. I love my fat book too (well, tbh, I have to admit mine isn't a book yet ... I need to get the covers done) - it was a lovely project. I love the new sketch - will have a go at that some time x

Mel X said...

Hi Kathy, what a crafty imagination you have. Love the little fat book and the pizza box!