Sunday, 25 January 2009

A Productive Day

Yesterday was a very productive crafty day. I holed myself up in my craft room to finish my friends recipe binder (based on THIS fab tutorial), and here it is:

Front cover:

Side/inside view:


Close-up of the dividers:
I just need to print off the cards to go inside and then it's good to go.

Based on Cathy Zielski tutorial (get it HERE)
American Crafts Modern album and page dividers from HERE
K&CO Amy Butler Sola 12x12 papers
Letters cut from funky foam using the Cuttlebug Red Tag Sale alphabet

While I was waiting for the bits of my binder to dry I decided to make a couple of cards with the off-cuts of paper which were left.

As some of the paper was stripey I thought it would tie in with a challenge over on Crafts By Carolyn's forum to create a card featuring stars and stripes. The star is very subtle as I used it for the brown petals of the flower, but it's there!

and a close up:


K&CO Amy Butler Sola Papers
Bazzill brown card
Papermania felt ribbon
Lettering cut with Quickutz Katie Skinni Mini alphabet
Flower cut from felt and homemade chipboard using Sizzix star and cuttlebug scalloped circles/flowers die
Dovecraft brad

I carried on playing with the off-cuts and came up with another birthday card:

K&CO Amy Butler Sola papers
Coffee cup sleeve
Flower cut from felt and a coffee cup sleeve using Cuttlebug asterisk and scalloped circles/flower dies
Cuttlebug swirl border
Greeting created using Dymo tape
Yesterday was also a productive day because while in my craft room I listened to an album I hadn't heard in ages (possibly even years) and realised I love it:

A bit of a controversial favourite as it was absolutely panned by the critics when it came out, but I'm not afraid to admit I like it, but it does make me feel old as it was released nearly 15 years ago. It also reminds me of the scene in the film Shaun of The Dead where they are killing zombies using old vinyl records and the Second Coming gets saved as Shaun liked to too. (Love that film, might have to watch it tonight :) )
I ended up listening to the album as I was reading a discussion on Crafts By Carolyn's forum about what kind of art people like. I remembered I read in the paper last week that the artist John Squire (former Stone Roses guitarist) has a new exhibition of his work starting shortly in London. For some reason this made me want to listen to the track Begging You from the Second Coming, so that's how I ended up crafting and listening to the album (twice through).
All in all a very productive day: recipe binder done; an album rediscovered and cards made. Excellent!

Ruthie x


Ellen said...

I love the clean design of your stars and stripes card . and the recipe album is scrumptious. She'll be so pleased with it.

Net said...

Loving those Ruthie

Sarah said...

The recipe binder is FAB!!!! And the cards are delicious!!