Saturday 24 May 2008

CBC May challenge 16: scrappin'

'so ANOTHER EASY challenge for beginners and the experienced just tailor it to your needs

so you can EITHER

make a LAYOUT (LO) any size normal sizes are 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 using this template. As with all our templates you can rotate it, flip it whatever you like so long as we can see the original template on your LO somewhere

or you can

Make a LO again any size with the theme of CHRISTMAS - and we KNOW you ALL have Christmas piccies for extra brownie points challenge yourself to use NON CHRISTMAS coloured papers!!!'

So I went for the Christmas LO with non-Christmas papers. I used AMM and Imagination project Center City papers, stamped swirls and dymo lettering - and, once again, a picture of Josey, opening a Christmas present.

CBC May Challenge 3: a project

Last Saturday, Sue gave wonderful instructions for making a match book to begin a project as part of the special challenge weekend on CBC. Throughout the weekend, further instructions were added for the remainder of the project.

I decided to leave this towards the end of the challenges.

As it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow, I thought I'd make the match book for John.

Most of those who read my blog (and I am grateful that you do) will know that John's guide dog, Josey, returned to Guide Dogs because of the problems John was having with his feet and other health issues - she is now early retired.

So this a special little book all about Josey (and one day soon I'll make one about Oscar - John's guide dog before Josey).

I'm not sure that I made the book exactly to the instructions. I put the brads inside to hold the pages and I put some velcro on the front to enable the book to be closed.

We were asked to incorporate a star into the 1st or 2nd page:

And a heart into the 3rd and 4th page:

and a button into pages 5 and 6:

Pages 7 and 8 had to incorporate wording:

I added a picture to the underneath piece:

Sue asked us to make a pocket and tags, on which we could do some journalling or other photos. There is some journalling on these tags (a bit soppy, so I'm not showing it):

and the back is very simple:

I mainly used papers and wording from K & Company Brookfield, plus other bits and pieces.

Thank you, Sue for such a wonderful challenge that enabled me to make something a little big special for John about his special friend that he still misses.

I have to confess that I couldn't wait till tomorrow, so I gave it to him a little while ago. It's not something he can easily see, but with the help of a magnifying glass or his CCTV machine he can appreciate it - and it's something he can keep and come back to.