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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Commissioned 40th Birthday Word Book

I was asked by my hairdresser to do a special 40th birthday card or "whatever" for her brother from her Mum and Dad and he's mad about Chelsea.  Yikes!!!  I decided as it was special to do a 40th birthday word book rather than a card and used my Funny Hands CD for this one.  It took a long time to prepare the pages by cutting out after printing on both sides, inking all the edges etc.  I then set about looking for pictures in relation to foot and used some See D's football stamps inside the book/decoupage of footballs but haven't included the inside on my blog as it was more personalised inside from the mum and dad.  The book was finished off with two ribbons and of course a personalised envelope as per the norm for me.  My hairdresser picked it up and said her mum and dad will love it but her brother will love it even more.

I am entering this word book into the following challenges:

Delightful Sketches - Shows us some green
Pixie Dust - Green
Delicious Doodles - 3 dimensional project - hope this is OK as it stands up like a book
Tellen's Place - Sports
Funky Hands - Zing into spring - I've gone for spring-like colours
Saturday Challenge - Anything but a card
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Numbers on project
Pear Tree designs - happy birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - Special birthdays
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything but a card
Everybody Art - Happy birthday.


Rose Petal said...

Hello Kym. Well this is a great idea, and to focus on what he really likes too. I love the idea of a shaped book, I am sure he will love it. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Sandra xxx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

This is a fab way to celebrate a special birthday for a special person. So personalised, it will be treasured, I'm sure. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time.

Kim said...

He's going to love the book. What a special gift. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

The Mama Monkey said...

WOW! What a great book! It will truly be appreciated and admired by the recipient! Wonderful job!

So glad you joined us at SSDS this week!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Beryl K said...

This is just brilliant Kym, a lovely keepsake for a special day
Beryl x

Cazro said...

This certainly fits the challenge of a special birthday. A lovely book, which he'll treasure. thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers. Hope to see you again. Caz

Melly said...

this is just stunning! What a great keepsake and perfect for our wee challenge!
Thanks for joining in Crafty Cardmakers
Hugs Melly xxx

Joynana said...

Kym, he is going to love this. It is better than a card. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Jane said...

A fantastic book card I'nm sure he will love it thanks for playing at Tellens Place this week
Luv Jane xxx

Anice said...

This word book has turned out fab. I'm so glad that you enjoyed using your Funky Hand wordbooks for this commission, I'm sure the birthday boy will love it!
Thanks for joining in with the Get Funky 'Zing into Spring' challenge this month.
Anice xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Kym, what a wonderful word book for your hairdresser's brother's birthday! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Sports" challenge at Tellen's Place! :~)

Loopylou. said...

hiyah kym, wow your wordbook looks fabulous and i love all the personal touches on it too. thsnk you so much for sharing it with us over on get funky hugs Lou xxx

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Kym, what a fun idea for a dreaded birthday! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place sports challenge. Good luck and I hope you will play with us again!
Hugs, Sarah

leslierahye said...

Great book! I love those and have been meaning to try one for myself! Thanks for you inspiration! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges and showing us your green!

Donna said...

What a fun layout! Great looking guy! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges!

Jules said...

Hi Kym

What a super special make for a super special birthday.

It will be a lovely keepsake for the "Birthday Boy".

Thank you for playing along with Get Funky! this month.

Love Jules xx

Teri said...

Fabulous project hun! What footy fan wouldn't love it!!??
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

Alex said...

very nice work! and a wonderful idea!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

mckinkle said...

I love a nice word book and yours is super!

Thanks for playing along with our 3D challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

LouDotMac said...

what a fab project, I'm sure he will love it!

Ohhh man!! I LOVE this. The image and sentiment are just perfect, as is your colouring! Those patterned papers are perfect for male cards - you can't go wrong with stripes and stars for males!!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Birthday' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Susie said...

Great idea for a male card, love the papers and images! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Kathy said...

Your word book looks a treat

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is wonderful! Thanks very much for playing along with our Sports challenge at Tellen's Place this week :D

Sande said...

Wonderful creation! Awesome idea!

Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week!

Hugs, Sande

Allison said...

what a fab wordbook
Thanks for joining us at Get Funky this month

Tip Top said...

Great wordbook! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next month on the Funky Fifteenth! Get Funky!

Faye said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, word books scare me, so I take my hat off. Thanks for playing at Get Funky. x

Jackie said...

I love the word books and yours is great. Thanks for playing along at Get Funky! :)

Jenny said...

fab! Thank you for joining us with our Get Funky! challenge!