Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Happy New Year

...Well it really is beyond the point of wishing you all a Happy New Year. I had hoped to be posting a little earlier but a lot of things have cropped up!

So have any of you made any resolutions? I have made a few...after my Mum passing last year I have decided to just Enjoy life, Enjoy my Family & Friends and work towards becoming healthier as my health hasn't been so good of late. I am also going to try and share at least 1 project a week on my blog this year.

So as it is a brand New Year I usually hit the shops to purchase a new Diary but trying to be thifty I invested in an A5 folder and had fun turning it into a Shabby Filofax.

I have really enjoyed creating this project....as it is for myself I could be as over the top as I want to be...and I was! haha
I have kept the reverse of the project plain or it wouldn't lie flat
I have also kept the interior to a minimum so that it closes properly so I  just made a pocket for appointment cards


The project isn't quite finished as I have to decorate 8 dividers which I hope to complete over the next year and I will share with you when I have completed them. I will treasure my Diary and hopefully it will last me for many years.


It Didn't Stop There!


After completing my 2019 Diary project I got to looking at my rather sorry iPad cover and got to work on that too!

Another fun project again with a heavily decorated front but keeping the interior quite plain with just a flap pocket & lace so as not to scratch my Ipad screen.





Happy New Year Baby!

I have just one final project to share with you which was made for good friends New Year Baby her first grandchild Joshua. Instead of making a card I have made a keepsake shadow box.

I picked up the frame quite cheaply... painted & stamped the frame and added various papers, embellishments and a few Foamiran flowers.


On the reverse of the Frame I have made a pocket to contain a birth record card for the proud parents to complete and a couple of blank tags for the senders messages.

I am entering my projects into the following Challenges:

As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Pearls or Buttons.. My favourite is pearls I have always loved them since I received my first string of pearls on my 18th birthday...but my grandmother always told me that Pearls stood for tears....obviously not true as I have not had to shed too many over the years.

Thanks for visiting....please leave a message so that I can come and visit you too!

Sending Love & Hugs
xx





7 comments:

  1. Your projects are gorgeous! I can see all the love you poured into them. What a treat to reach for that beautiful binder or ipad cover and enjoy your beautiful handiwork! and that baby shadowbox will be a gift to treasure! Thanks for joining us this week for our challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Maura

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  2. Your projects are stunning! I love shabby chic and the elements on your first project all work together perfectly.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

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  3. Your project is so beautiful.

    Diana @ Playing
    https://playingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/

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  4. What gorgeous projects, such pretty pearl finishing touches. Perfect for us at AYLI. Sarah DT

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  5. WOW these are absolutely stunning shabby chic projects I love love love every single one shabby chic at it's absolute best and such a beautiful new baby keepsake love the idea of the pocket at the back too
    Carol x

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  6. These are all gorgeous projects with so much detail being put into them and lots of lovely pearls too. Thank you for sharing at As You Like It. Lynne DT

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  7. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the More Mixed Media challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

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