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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Rudolph Bookfolding

 A friend bought me the Peerless Designs Christmas Bookfolding CD.  I liked a lot of the images you could do with this bookfolding CD but Rudolph was my favourite so he had to be done first!!

I suffer with problems with my eyes.  It's not that my vision is bad.  It is just that my muscles in my eyes don't move around as they should so I struggle with small writing so as this CD has the image you print out and you just mark the areas for each numbers it is perfect for me.  I did though sometimes get "lost" on where my next number was but I used a magnifier and quickly was on my way.  I found this a lot easier than measuring with a ruler.

I also have problems with nerve damage in my hands and therefore I have trouble feeling things.  Sarah Hallam on Create and Craft gave a tip from a fellow crafter to use card to print out the image.  I tried this but still struggled to feel the edge of the card on the edge of the page of the book.  I had an idea and laid 4 rows of sticky tape along the top edge and it worked a treat and I whizzed through the bookfolding.

I used a Spectrum Noir pen to ink the edges to highlight Rudolph.  I then held together all the pages of his nose together (cruel I know!!) and then brushed over some red glitter glue.  I let go of the pages so that they could dry and this work perfectly to give him a sparkly nose.
 I painted the inside and outside of the book and spine with two layers of white gesso.  For the front, back and inside of the book I have used backing papers and design sheets from the Debbi Moore "Cutie Claus and Friends CD".
The book has been finished off with some washi tape, ribbon, doily and die-cut poinsettia.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Create and Inspire - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Add sparkle, bling or glitter (glitter glue used on Rudolph's nose)
Simon Says Challenge - Wrap it up
Crafty Gals Challenge - Ribbons and/or flourishes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes and option of a sketch
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/twist of birthdays
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
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cebelica said...

I haven't tried book folding yet, but I want to, because it looks great. Love the reindeer you created. So cute and creative! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! xx

Unknown said...

Great book folding the reindeer is fab, thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

Amy Cohen said...

Gorgeous job- love all these creations! You would never know you struggle with health- these are just fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.

carol said...

great design and love your card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Melissa Bove said...

Wow! That is awesome!! Fabulous work! I need to try that!! :)

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Cicci With the Pen said...

Hi there :) this make is so Amazing:)) I have never do that but I dont think I would make it At all:) great work :)
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci :))
ciccividpennan {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

~ginny said...

This book folding stuff is pretty remarkable to me! I'm glad you have found something you enjoy that allows you to work around your eye and hand issues! A really fun project - front to back!! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [ ATG / or Use Subway Art]
Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

Charity Chamberlain said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

Laura said...

This is so fun Kym!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Reindeer and Ribbon challenge!

Cindy said...

What a great creation! Really love it. Thank you for joining the challenge of Creative Craft Cottage. Hugs, Cindy

Unknown said...

This is great..
Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge and good luck.


Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful project Kym. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Carla's Cards said...

Great project, thanks for sharing with Artistic Inspirations!

Stacey said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Creative Fingers DT
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Beautiful project !
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Challenge blog and good Luck !
MARYVONNE DT Member , and all the design team Créative Craft cottage

Tindaloo said...

Awesome book! Love that folding technique, such a lovely result :)
Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! And check back to see if you are one of our winners PS: I got a huge blogcandy if you wanna join in! ♥ Tindaloo

Helen said...

Amazing - something that's on my list of 'things to try'!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage,

Helen x

Julie Odil said...

Love the card, but that book folding really intrigues me! Thanks for joining our Sparkle, Bling, or Glitter Challenge at Polkadoodles. Julie, DT

Unknown said...

The book folding is new to me. It looks interesting. Thanks for joining the challenge at Polkadoodles and good luck, Jackie DT x

Unknown said...

Fabulous creation, love it and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.