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.
I would like to enter my makes into
The Creative Cottage challenge #18. No cards allowed
SirStampalot July challenge Lazy Hazy Days of Summer