I Love A Good Book!

Monday, 28 January 2013

Hi all!

I was away on Saturday night for a girls night in with my sister and a friend - it was a sort of reunion as it's just over 10 years since we went to New York together.  I thought I would've been home earlier but ended up not getting in until late last night and I've got that flu that has been doing the rounds (if it had've been a night out instead of in, I wouldn't've made it) and really didn't feel like I'd be up to sitting at the computer so I've left doing this post until today.

So, it's time for a new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and this week it's the Pink team and Dawn's turn to host.  Dawn chose a fab theme for the challenge this week!  It is....

Black and White and Read All Over!
Use text and only black and white.

Great theme!

So here's what I did;

 The lovely Elaine put a link to a tutorial for making a book card on our team site and I thought it would be perfect for this theme!  I've never made one before and it's so easy and so much fun to do!

The papers are by Prima and are called Printery.  I raided my stash and the metal frame, metal corners, studs and lace were put to use.  The "60" are die-cut from the Memory Box set Typewriter Numbers and I used Frantage embossing powder on the numbers and also on the metal corners.  The Mum is glittery stickers that I got at the NEC.  I used black and white embossing powder on the other wording (the frantage powder was a little big for stamped wording).  The Magnolia swirl finishes the front off.

The inside uses up more lace and another black sequinny lace that I've had in my stash for ages!  A diamante swirl behind the magnolia tag with the Wild Rose Studio sentiment completes the project.

It's my mum's 60th birthday at the end of March so I will have to make a box to match before then.  (probably in a rush!)

So pop over to the Eclectic Ellapu blog to see what the rest of the Pink team have done and join in too!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge; Anything goes
Crafts & Me Challenges; Vintage
Crafty Boots Challenge; New - New card technique
Love To Create Challenge Blog; Anything goes with a sentiment
Moving Along With The Times; Bling it on
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog; Try something new - new card technique

Thanks for looking!


Dee's Craft Room said...

What a beautiful book card, it looks amazing.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Zenita Smith said...

Great looking card!! I've never seen the book card before and love it!! Thanks for sharing that idea!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

Riette said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! So elegant and original!
Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Time in our Bling challenge!
Red (DT)

Paper Profusion said...

Wow this is a fabulous make Sheena - I'm sure your Mum will love it. Hope you are feeling better today. Nicola x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

Wendy L said...

Great creation, love the metal frame on the front, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

Mian said...

Woow, what a fabulous creation! Love these books but I´ve never come around to make one. You really make me wanna try it! Wonderful gift!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member

coops said...

so stunning sheena.really fabulous design and details and i love thr mono colours :D

xx coops xx

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is So gorgeous Sheena!! what a beautiful design… I love the pretty papers and the embellishments are absolutely stunning… love the embossed 60 and the glittery Mum stickers… and the inside is so delicate and pretty with the lace and diamante swirl… it really is a wonderful creation!!
Hope you feel better very soon!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Mina said...

I bet your Mum loved this to bits Sheena...fantastic design...thanks for joining in with our Crafts & Me Challenge
Mina xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is lovely, bet your Mum treasures it forever. Love all the work you have put into it and how the inside is so pretty too. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

Bridie Payne said...

Fab card, I wouldn't have thought to use black and white for a ladies card but you've made it work really well.

Thanks for stopping by.


Rose said...

Sheena, your beautifully layered script pattern and die cuts look fabulous on this pretty birthday book card. Lovin' your use of the soft layers of lace and ribbons and other wonderful supporting accents too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose