Monday, 14 February 2011

Playdate Cafe Challenge 68 and more

Hi there everyone. Over at the cafe the colours are fabulous coffee and pink. Click here to go and see and join in the fun.....
I made this little book based on a post by Tim Holtz. click here to take a look at the video. I won't tell you how to make it here as Tim posted an easy to follow video which explains it very well! You only need 1 12x12 scrapbook paper and glue and tissue tape to make it. Now I love books so this was a great project for me!

So, here's my entry into the cafe this week.


I used Victorian velvet and Frayed burlap to colour, I did a little masking on some of the pages. I then made 3 little tags to go into the pockets.

I used stamps from The Artistic Stamper and glossy accents to do the tags.



Some of the inside pages

Hope you like it.

On a valentine day note I also made another two of these little books and this morning when my daughters got into the car to go to school there was one for each on their seats; into which I put a Starbucks card, Sainsburys card and I-tunes voucher. Because love is for families too!







I thought that they would appreciate that and they are great little gift books!
Have a fab day everyone.

12 comments:

Linda S. said...

Hi Neil, I also watched that video yesterday from the Master. Great little project, and on my list of things to try. Your book turned out beautifully. So sweet how you made and presented books for your Daughters. When my Dad was alive, he always bought Valentines and gave each of us three kids a little box of chocolates on Valentines Day. Miss that so much.

Annette said...

Love your projects Neil. I want all those Starbucks cards! I'm off to watch Tim's video now. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Liddy said...

How gorgeous are these? And what a fabulous idea and what a great Dad to do this, wow I love your blog.

redmom said...

Your mini books turned out beautifully!! What a sweet Valentine surprise for your daughters! I saw Tim's post, and now seeing yours has made me want to try this even more!

Fiona said...

Neil - you are an awesome dad! What a way to make your girls feel special!! Your book is gorgeous! (and so are the girls ones!) Thanks for making this fabulous project for the Play Date Cafe!!

Netty said...

Oh wow its terrific, will have to check the video out. Thank you for the inspiration.

Michele Gross said...

What a wonderful treat to find on their seats!! Lucky girls to have such a special and thoughtful dad :)
Your books are all gorgeous! I love the special ribbon trims and all the detail work! So happy to see you again at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are fantastic, Neil! So going to go check out that link! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

Heidi said...

These are really lovely Neil, I make these little books alot for friends and such, they are always well received and as I make jewellery as well, I usually pop bits and bobs in them of that ilk. hugs Heidix

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! Neil--these are super fun! I need to make these little books--they look so easy and filled with lots of detail! PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Libby Hickson said...

These are completely gorgeous, Neil! Wow! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

JeanFB said...

OMG these are exquisite! So beautifully done, and such a fab gift. The tags are gorgeous, too, and your daughters are so lucky.