Saturday, 27 December 2008

Christmas gifts

Hi! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Just thought I'd do a post of a present I made for my sis for Christmas- a planner. She's always making lists of things to do so I thought this would be a good present to make. The base is a Maya Road chipboard 5 ring binder from Graphicus. The front cover is covered with paper from American Crafts from Sarah's Cards. The writing is printed out from my PC using Tall Paul font. The heart is from a Making Memories tag maker set which I filled with pink card and added a flower, button and ribbon. The tied ribbons are from Poppicrafts. 
The first page inside is for exercise plans (my sis likes her exercise!) and is a Stamping Bella image. The paper is from the Pastel Papermania set, as is the embellishment. Image is coloured with watercolour pencils. 
The second page is for work planning. The image is Pink Petticoat coloured in with watercolour pencils and highlighted with Crystal Stickles. Paper is from Retro Papermania kit, as is sticky ribbon. Flower from Poppicrafts, brad from Woodware.
The next page is for shopping lists. Image from Pink Petticoat coloured in with watercolour pencils and highlighted with Crystal Stickles and a gel pen. Paper and card is from American Crafts and I added some hot fix crystals.
Next image is holiday planning. Image from Pink Petticoat coloured in with watercolour pencils, highlighted with Crystal Stickles, gel pens and pink Liquid Pearls. Paper and card is from American Crafts and I added a flower gem from Joanna Sheen.
The next page is for birthday planning. Image from Pink Petticoat, coloured in with watercolour pencils and highlighted with Crystal Stickles and Liquid Pearls. Flowers, ribbon and brad from Poppicrafts, little gem was recycled. Paper and card from American Crafts.
The last page is for Christmas lists. Image from Pink Petticoat coloured with watercolour pencils and highlighted with Gold Stickles. Paper from Artic Frog. Stars were recycled.

Crafty stash used: Chipboard album (Maya Road); Paper (American Crafts, Artic Frog, Papermania); Card (American Crafts); Stamps (Stamping Bella, Pink Petticoat); Watercolour pencils; Crystal & Gold Stickles; Gel pens (Sakura); Liquid Pearls; Flowers (Poppicrafts); Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Heart frame (Making Memories); Brads (Poppicrafts & Woodware); Stars (recycled); Flower gem (Joanna Sheen); Silver flower gem (recycled); Hot fix crystals; A4 paper; hole punch

So I hope you like it. It took me absolutely ages to make- the covering of the pages wasn't as easy as it looked and because of all the rings, I had to punch individual holes for all the paper! Anyway, I think it came out well and my sis liked it! x

9 comments:

Terrie B x said...

Hi Steph...
`Merry Christmas` hope you had a fab time:)
`Wow` this is gorgeous...What a beautiful present to get..Your sis is one lucky Lady...I love it Steph:)
best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year:)~X~
`Enjoy`x

June said...

Hi Steph, fantastic work as always.
Hope christmas has gone well and hope you have a fabulous new year
Hugs June x

Natalie said...

Steph this is gorgeous, what a great gift. x

Berenice said...

So nice, great job :)

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, Hope you had a great Christmas, I just love your gift for your sister, I am sure she will LOVE it! Louise x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I bet she will treasure it!
Have a wonderful year Steph. :0)

lola rose said...

Steph this is fabulous! There is a LOT of work there. Your colouring is gorgeous - some of the nicest on Lola Rose that I've seen : )
Liz
xx

strawberry fields said...

This is stunning. She must have loved it! You're so creative! xxx

Debbie said...

Who wouldn't like this? It really is just amazing! Love the images and papers and well actually all of it, lol...

xxDebbie