Thursday, November 24, 2011

Maze book attempt one

Morning to all my blog friends
and Hello to my new follower Okienurse
Very nice of you to join me
This post is picture heavy.. grab a coffee
and I will try not to rabbit on tooooo much :o)
I have been saying about this maze book
for nearly a week now so thought I had best get it posted on here
We may be internet-less at any time !!!
(just two weeks to go...excited)
I saw it on Julia Dunnits blog two weeks ago
and thought I have to give that a try
so here is my attempt
Here I have my large peice of card folded ready to be cut
you can also see book number two
Yes I am going to make another
Here is the front
I decided on a paper Christmas tree
then used a gold wooden star and peel offs
Here is the book stood finished
Now onto the inside

I chose to do Paul and Hector
As the book will be going to Paul's mum
the little Teddy tag is from Bugaboo
the house image from Google

This page again using a picture from Google
We spent a good hour or so downloading music
and then burning the CD,
we then used the same image on the cd.
The music is King college Choir and it's lovely
I listened to it while making the book
I have a lot of stitching paterns
so hunted through and found an Angel
Perfect for Christmas and only took an hour to sew
And with the added bonus Paul's mum loves them
I then used part of a Christmas carol 
and yet another Image from Google to create the opposite page
Here is a closer view of the Angel
Isn't she sweet.
(I plan to sew another this afternoon for the next book)
Then came the two pooches
Tasmin and Kiya
I don't mention Kiya much on here 
she spends most of the day laid outside
and Tasmin is always by my side.
(Kiya is Paul's dog)

Then it was the terrible
This is an old picture of the two of us
but I know Paul's mum likes it so used it
The snowman is from Bugaboo
The robins I found on the PC but it doesn't tell me where I got them from

Next came Santa
I used a couple of verses from a very famous Rhyme
with Ivy round as I could not find my Holly
(I was a lot annoyed but it doesn't look too bad)
Then in the pocket there is Santa
He came from the local supermarket
I thought it would be nice to have a small present inside the book
so in he went, and he will be hung on the tree after

Closer view of Santa
not sure you can tell but he has sparkly beard and hem on his coat

This page I was stuck on for ages...
so opted for tree and Raindeer
It look quiet plain to the other pages

Then came the BIGGEST pest of all
This was last years School photo
Then just a rather plain back page

Finished book...
oh and I HAVE to add the next picture
Paul thinks people should see that it is me making these
I really don't like my picture being
but that's me, happy in craft world, making a mess

I am going to enter this into

Thanks for stopping by
Claire xx


Jan said...

Wow love this I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

Chrissy said...

What a wonderful book for a gift Claire, I am very impressed you clever little crafter...I might have to check out the link and see 'just how to'
Love your stitched angel, so pretty.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Marjo said...

Awesome fist attempt! thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely make thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week
love Jan

Trollkatta said...

It`s gorgeous and a lot of work - stunning!
So glad I saw you on MIM! ~ Karin

Shuly said...

ooooh! you have fairy fingers! you are talented for crafting, everything looks so pro!
thanks for sharing on make it monday!

Sharon said...

Wow what a fantastic book!!! Looks like a lot of work went into this creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!!

Paul said...

Wow, there is so much detail to look at on this project. Amazing job. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
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Debs M said...

wow this is fabulous, love all the details, saw it on mim x

Lisa M said...

WOW! One finished and on to another? That's truly impressive. Loved all the photos and each page with such a wonderful sentiment, gift, memory and love.
This is a fantastic present and now I'm going to have to go and check out the music.
Wonderful picture of you crafting as well. You look so happy in your craft world. :D
Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
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Lisa xx

Vicki Romaine said...

Thanks for sharing your book with Art with No Boundaries. I can tell that you really put a lot of work on this.

misteejay said...

Lovely book Claire. The stitched angel is so cute.

Toni xx

Melissa Sackman said...

Wow, what a lot of work. Thanks for shareing with us at Art With No Boundaries. Hop you join us again next week.

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