Sunday, 11 July 2010

Creative Craft World ..Holidays Challenge

Well its time for another fun challenge over at Creative Craft World. This time Holidays are in the air. Now it was Mels' turn to pick the challenge this time. So another brief we were given was to think out side our comfort zone.. I must say the DT have come up with some great projects and i cant wait to see all the enteries to this challenge. The prize is a set of seasons Promarkers. So summer,autumn, winter and spring... ( Wish the DT could enter ! you can never have too many promarkers. Can you ? )We were very lucky and each got to work with some of the new Echo Park Sweet Summertime papers. They are soooo gorgeous !!. You can buy then here you can also buy the Walk in the park which a equally gorgeous.

So heres my holidays enspired things.

I made a summer holiday planner for Ben.
This year is a milestone in his life.
He moves from primary to secondary education. So i wanted to mark this is some way. Hense the planner. ( He did say it was abit girly with the ribbon lol but said i could share it with him...bless LOL)

It has a huge diary section in there with plenty of space for photos and mementos.

It comes with 4 corner of the page bookmarks which were made with the journal paper cards. I also made a page mark. attatched to the spine in co ordinating ribbons ( So that he can pop it inside and knows where hes up too) The corner bookmarks were very easy to make. I will construct a little tutorial for you all.

I can wait to start finding him activities to fill out the 7 week planner at the start. I decided to include the last week of school. They have a prom this year and a trip all in the last week !! So very busy.. It also includes the 1st week back at his new Technology college... Which i might just add he is VERY VERY excited about.

I usually have a notebook that has things listed in it for Wet days, Dry days and Days out. For the times that we get 'im bored ' and 'ive got nothing to do' Usually after the first week ( some parents out there will feel my pain with this one lol) So at the back of the book i have a section called .....What to do.
I took 3 pages for wet days , distressed the edges in blue and wrote wet days.. Yellow for dry days and red for days out. Again just so it was easier to find. (I live in a houseful of men.That if things dont jump into their hands they cant find it LOL)

I also made/altered a flip flop box... The first one i did flopped. So now they are called flip flopped boxes hehe. I used my failed one to take a template and made the second one. Although i decorated it differently then it didnt flop ;o)
Ive bought a bag charm for his teacher so i wanted somewhere to put it so it looked different. Hense the flopped box. I originally wanted to make 2 as he has a favorite teacher. But im just getting over pink fingers !! So the next one i make will be in double sided thick card. Hres abit of a close up of it.

Thankyou for reading my mammoth post. I cant wait to stop by your blogs and see your holiday inspired items.

Choccy xx

I would like to enter my makes into

The Creative Cottage challenge #18. No cards allowed

SirStampalot July challenge Lazy Hazy Days of Summer


Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

Great ideas and fantastic makes Choccy.

Padster said...

I could post a mammoth comment to match but won't - just fabulous hun
Debbie xx

K said...

Wow, that planner is a fab idea! I shall have to think what I could do to enter this challenge, you've certainly set the bar high with your own makes.

I still reckon he'll be bothering you after a week saying he's bored ;)

flourgirl said...

WOW!! What fabulous ideas!! Stunning xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is one brilliant idea,just love what you have done,you are so talented,hun and so glad we have you on board with us hugs cheryl xxx

Happy Days said...

Fantastic makes. I love the flip flop. x

Brenda Brown said...

A great project and a fab idea. Happy holidays.
Luv B xx

dragonllew said...

I love this what a fab idea.

Rainmac said...

Fantastic idea Choccy and beautifully made xxx

Diane said...

I love the planner especially that flip flop

Antonia said...

what great makes, the flip flop is such fun and the planner may (???) help the "I am bored effect" of the long holidays :)

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furrypig said...

WOW! How on earth did you make that flip flopped box? That is outrageously good! I will be nicking all your ideas for what to do when 'I'm bored' pops up too! xxx

brenda said...

Hi there

What a great set and so original.

It's a big transition when the children move up to secondary education, but how lovely to have something so special to make the occasion.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

wow this is great, such a fab idea and i love the shoe!! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage, Tracy x

pinky said...

Excellent creations, especially love the flipflop box. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous work! Love them all. Thanks for sharing your Summery designs with us at Sir stampalot!

Donna said...

Fantastic little planner...thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

PepPop said...

Brilliant idea and love the Wet days, Dry days sections - and yep I know what you mean about the men in our lives not being able to find anything more than 2 inches away from their noses. ;) Great flip flop box - looking forward to your tutorials. Jaqui x