Wednesday 31 August 2011

Finished tin

Have I told you that I was one of the winners in the Crafty Individuals August challenge (well I've told everyone I know - twice, if not more - so you probably know already).  Well my prize stamp sheet arrived this afternoon so I have been busy putting it to good use on the final touches to the concertina book/tin.  I chose CI308, a set of  faux 'postmarks' to add to to the London, Milan, Venice and Manchester ones I had already and have overstamped some of the images in the book.

Just as a reminder here is the front of the tin

and here's the finished project open.

and the concertina book

It is a birthday 'card' for my niece Emma and in her favourite greens and browns.  I try to come up with something different every year for Emma and her sister Sophie so am always on the lookout for different ideas.

Again, I had no idea where I was going with it when I started, just the colours but I knew I wanted a vintage look so dug out the Crafty Individuals books I've had for years and chose some images, added a few pearls, proper postage stamps (I never throw anything away) brads, buttons and other bits and pieces.  I hope she likes it. 

Here's a closer look at the pages.

Busy day tomorrow- off to the specialists for a review of my ankle (torn ligaments) and  fingers crossed that he says it's OK to drive again - the last 5 weeks have been a nightmare.  Then it's the groomers with Sorrel to make her beautiful for her hols.  Funny how I can't find time to get to the hairdressers but can fit in her 'beauty' appointments - still I don't smell as much as she does -  I hope.

If I get time then I'll get out the inks again tomorrow and my new stamps and have a little play and if all goes well I should end up with a few cards for my stash.  Funny how when I started stamping it was all cards and now I rarely make any - well not enough anyway. 

Looking forward to my week away and now all I have to do is decide what craft goodies I'm taking with me - that's my half of the suitcase filled.

Have a good week everyone.


Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Ann and I'm sure she'll be really pleased. Love the colours and the images are perfect. Have a lovely time and do try to leave some room in your suitcase for the other half's stuff, he, he - or leave him behind! Good luck with tomorrow's appointment x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh a lovely lovely 'card' - how could your neice fail to love it. Good old crafty Individuals, and well done on the prise..great choice!

Unknown said...

Oh I love the card. Well worth the effort!
Your niece will love it.

Diane said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Ann and I'm sure Emma will be delighted with it!
Good luck with your appointment!
Diane x

hazel said...

It's beautiful Ann.
xxx Hazel.

Neet said...

That is stunning Ann. She will be over the moon with it.
Hope you get a good review at the specialists. Enjoy the next week of crafting and see you when you are back. x

Crafting Time said...

The Craft Garden will be looking for new design team members in October, this tin would be a good example to use to show off your work if you fancy entering (it must not be entered into any challenges or comps). I am part of the DT and I know this theme would fit in very well. You can find details here
This is my first visit to your super blog, I found you via WOYWW, I will be back next week to see what else you have been upto!
Helen x

Von said...

This is beautiful Anne and sure to go down well with your niece :)
Have a good time away
Von x

cockney blonde said...

Love the finished item Ann, I'm sure Emma will be delighted. Good luck tomorrow and of course you don't smell, lol, x

Chris said...

First off, congratulations on your win. Your project is beautiful.

This book in a tin is absolutely fabulous and your niece will just love it.