Sunday, 14 July 2013

A birthday Card with a difference


Wow, what a crafty weekend I have had and in all this heat!

Friday night, about 8pm started making a chipboard album for my brother in law, who was 75 the following day.  He is such a lovely person, and he's been in my life since I was three and we get on really well.  He's a very young 75 and I couldn't have asked for a better brother-in-law.

He always loves my handmade cards and I always try to make him something special!  Well this time I decided to make a chipboard album with photos taken throughout his life and marking the milestones.  I had to stop at 1.30 am in the morning, basically cos I couldn't see straight, but next morning at 7 am back again to finish it off.  Three hours later and it was finished.  We were going to his house at 2 o'clock for a barbecue - no pressure there and I had to take my Mum out beforehand!  Anyway, the results you can see below.  I was surprised how easy the chipboard books were to use (I used the Papermania one) covering the pages with some Scrapbooking paper.  I also used the X cut alphabet set, which I was pleasantly surprised how good it cut out the letters.  Well worth the investment!  I would definitely use the chipboard books again (perhaps I would give myself more time next time lol- but knowing me I won't lol). 

 He was thrilled with it and kept showing it off to everyone at the Barbie bless him.  


Oh, the blank page is for me to add pictures of Bern with his other two children when they were born, although his eldest who is in the photo, was quite happy with that I had left it blank!  (They do love their siblings really!!!) 

I also had an order to make an 18th birthday card by Sunday morning, so I also had that to do!  So when I got back from the barbecue it was a quick nap and then back to the craft room, finally finished it about half an hour ago.  Will post this one later on tonight when it's been collected - just in case!

Thanks for popping by on this gloriously hot SUMMER day (Yeah it's finally arrived - worth waiting for!)

4 comments:

  1. This is awesome ... I love it. And you done a great job with the mini-album.

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  2. What a fantastic memory book... I bet he was thrilled I know I would have been.. Gorgeous Px

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  3. This is absolutely wonderful and such a great idea. It is like a more colourful and beautiful 'this is your life' book.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

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