I searched the charity shops for some old books and only found 4 suitble, from 8 shops! This one I chose to use was made in 1931! I couldn't decide between adorning it with pretty colourful flowers, or old twigs and leaves so I used both. The twigs are 'sprouting' up from inside the spine of the book. The leaves attached are really old Prima ones I have, but have no idea where I got them!
The fence was die-cut them embossed to make it slightly metalic, although I made sure is wasn't shiny and new looking! I added bookmarks made from packaging, a metal charm, a metal cage with text inside, and even berries made by sticking Prima E-line pearls together!
Thanks for looking!
The very talented Tracie is giving this little lot away on HER blog HERE, not me :)
If you would like to win a set of 12 Sassafras Apple Jack papers, a packet of Sassafras In a Stitch Blooms, one Prima Build a Book and some Bakers Twine to create one of these minis for yourself them just leave a comment on this post....its as simple as that :)
The draw starts today and closes at midnight on 29th March - She will announce the names of the winners on 30th March 2011.
I am really into my greens at the moment so I shall definately be having a go at a page with these colours!
The zip is an accent I love to use on my pages at times, but they are not easy to adhere, especially if I want it part way open!
A New Era...My baby boy has now started his education! Ok, so it is only preschool, but it seems so early! They are now taking children slightly younger than before when Izabelle went, which makes him seem too young, but he loves it and I am sure I shall enjoy a few hours peace each week! He was really super excited about going and walked around with his backpack on for a goo half an hour before we had to leave!
Here he is FINALLY leaving the house...
But I am trying to keep up to date lately, so here a page based on the most recent one which went live yesterday...
It is so dull in my room this time of day, so the photos arte not great :(
The page took all of an hour, because that is all I had, but I may be using this sketch again shortly when I have more time!