Saturday, 11 July 2009

Journal made as a gift

So once again the question loomed: what do we get Aunt L for her birthday?
She lives alone, doesn't drive, has no hobbies we can think of.
Then suddenly - as fortunately as time was running out fast! - I thought of an idea I had come across: making a notebook with my craft supplies!
Suddenly I was much more interested in the whole 'what-do-we-get-for-aunty' palaver.
I knew Aunt L would love a Prayer journal so that's what I decided to make.

Amazingly it took me 6 long hours to make it!
I used a Papermania Chipboard Album and decorated the front:

And then the inside of the front and back covers, aswell as printing out a form for each page of the journal:

I didn't have anymore of the paper I used for the front cover so I used a matching paper but then tragically and stuopidly I got some of my son's paint on it!!!! I tried to conceal it by using blending chalks but it didn't do a thorough job of it (the picture below was taken before I applied the chalks) but I think it still looked acceptable. At least it was only on the back cover.

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  1. what a lovely gift for Auntie L. I bet she was plesed with it.

  2. What a lovely idea, it's so pretty. I'm sure your Aunt will appreciate it. x

  3. My mum would love that journal wow! Where did you get the paper with the religious test on ??? Did you add the scripture verse yourself to the pages??


  4. Abolutley beautiful idea for a gift i bet it was well recieved.

  5. wow what a lovely present, its really gorgeous :) xx

  6. What a fantastic gift idea, I am sure it will be a much loved gift x

  7. What a beautiful gift, it's absolutely gorgeous x

  8. Thanks for all the lovely comments. I printed the Bible verses on the computer.