Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone! Time for another round of shared Blog-land inspiration :0) As you know our challenge this month was to use felt - and it was left wide open as to how, where and on what!

I had so many ideas - napkin rings, vintage Christmas ornaments, tea cosies and cushions ... but ended up pulling out a project which isn't actually new.

I made this Activity Book for my children about 12 years ago and it lived in their bag of  assorted 'things to play with and do' for about 5 years. It has travelled extensively and has been well-loved, and well washed - so you may notice a few frayed ends :0)


The felt pieces were either appliqued, or applied with velcro - depending on the activity...



The book followed an alphabetic theme as well .... (This braiding page was one of my favourites to make :0)



Notice the eyelets - more crafting supplies coming to the rescue!



Oh to have had my PTI Beautiful Blooms dies when this page was made! The flowers come off and are meant to be matched with the outlines below ....



Although this page doesn't contain a lot of felt, I popped it in - all those buttons - anyone else out there have tons of buttons :0) ??



All of her facial features are mounted onto velcro and are removable, so are her earrings. The writing was created with liquid paint. The book contains many more activities - tying a ribbon, doing buttons, zippers and buckles, an unbreakable mirror, a clock with moveable hands, textures, opposites and shape matching....etc.

On a smaller scale does anyone else remember "Fuzzy Felt"? I notice that they are now carrying a card line - interactive cards for little people. Some PTI dies and some felt - and a card with a 'moveable picture' for the smaller folk is quite manageable with our supplies too!

I'm a terrible hoarder of bits and pieces and thought I needed to create one current project for this hop - so I made a card. The felt flower on this card is made from left over scraps from this self same book project, all these many, many years later :0) (Maybe I shouldn't admit that!!)



This card is CASE'd from a Betsy Veldman card in the last issue of Papercrafts Mag's  "Go To Sketches". The sketch was created by Jessica Witty. I really loved Betsy's card so much and enjoyed making my own version of it.

The damask designs have been 'kissed' with text to give them a more vintage appearance.


Materials: Cardstock, Button, Stamps, Patterned Paper, Ink - All Papertrey Ink; Labels Die - Spellbinders; Adhesive - Aleene's Tacky Glue; Pearls - Kaiser; Vintage Text Paper

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in! Sorry this post has soooooo many pics and is so long. I know that Hop Nights are always overwhelming with so many gorgeous places to go to!

Have a totally fabulous evening - with TONS of inspiration :0)! See you there!

45 comments:

Nancy L. said...

so cute! and I LOVE the card!!

Rhonda said...

Love your card Nerina!! The book you made I'm sure your family treasures.

Linda said...

Nerina your Busy Book is fabulous! Such attention to detail. And the card is lovely. I love your kiss technique. I would never consider using a text stamp. You do such beautiful work!!

Jamie said...

Fabulous card! The activity book reminds me of one I had when I was little.

Diane Jaquay said...

The card is STUNNING Nerina, and that book is adorable, I'm sure your kids loved playing with it!

BonnieRose said...

your card is so soft and pretty and your book is amazing.. u are one talented chica!

Tonya said...

Wow! That book is so neat and such a fabulous idea. The card isn't too shabby either! ;)

Cammie said...

What a wonderful activity book and keepsake for your children! And your card is stunning!

Suzanne said...

The details are amazing, Nerina! Both projects are fabulous!

Karen said...

Your book reminds me that I could have posted an advent calendar I made 28 years ago from felt. We still use it every year! Your card is simply beautiful!

Rosanne said...

Fun book and I love that card!

Sue Lelli said...

FAB card and unbelievable book!

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful card Nerina! I cannot believe that you still have that leftover felt from that project:) Love the book too. What a great family treasure.

Jill said...

Love your vintage-y card, Nerina! And that activity book is one of the neatest things I've seen! Better hold on to it because I have a feeling your grandchildren will be using it someday!

Terri said...

Great book, I had one of those as a kid that I loved too.
Nice job on the card as well! If it makes you feel any better I keep as many scraps as I can too!

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS!! The book and the card!!!
HAPPY HOPPING!!

Samantha said...

What a beatifully detailed project! I love the card too - the flower is just lovely!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

If stars were being given out, you'd get 10! What a creative and wonderful activity book you made. And your card is scrumptious too!

Amy said...

Thank you for explaining how you did the damask images......I LOVE how they turned out!! FANTASTIC card!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

What an amazing book! Your card is gorgeous and I love the kissed Damask!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow. Love that book you made. What a good mom you are. Your card had such a soft vintage feel to it. Very, very nice.

Terri E. said...

That book is such a WOW!!!! It has got my head turning. I can't wait to put together a fun book for my daughter.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tanya said...

OMG, it looks like alot of work went into that book!! I love the card, the colors are amazing and soft feeling.

pattylt said...

That book is amazing! I may try that one for the Grandkids. Your card is just beautiful. Love the kissing on the damask design. It has such an elegant look. Great to keep those scraps around, huh?

Sue Plote said...

Love, love, love your projects! Your book is amazing, and the card is beautiful!!

resmith said...

I love your activity book! Lot of work but a great idea.
Your card is really pretty.

Christina said...

Such a cute little book, I'm sure it is well-loved! The card is gorgeous! Love damask, the subtle text on the background, and the layered flower!

Kim said...

That's a great project using the felt. Thanks for the inspiration. You're so creative!

Kimberly said...

Your kids are very blessed to have you! Thanks for sharing your great book and card.

Sara said...

Love your card, Nerina. It's beautiful. And what a great book.

peggysue said...

Nerina, what a great little book! And such a lovely card, I'm glad you used the damask designs, I had thought of it, but then didn't, you always use it so well.

Mariana said...

What an awesome book!! And the card... wow you get an A+ from me!!

Laurie said...

Your book is AMAZING!! I love it! You put alot of work into it! And your cards is beautiful! I saved that one to CASE! WOW!!

Jennifer Carter said...

Oh wow!! Your card is gorgeous! And, your book looks spectacular! So much work! Great job!

Heather P. said...

That activity book is just *amazing*!!! And I love, love, love your card! Simply gorgeous!

Emm said...

I love the book you made for your kids and your card is so pretty!

Marge said...

Oh MY, your book is fantastic! And that card is AWESOME too!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh Nerina, what great projects you always come up with! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Kelly S. said...

That felt book is so creative and the pictures are so perfectly put together! Also love the gorgeous patterns and layout of your card! A WOW blog post for sure!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a fun book...and the card is beautiful, as always!

Jackie Solomon said...

WOW, that activity book is A-MAZ-ING!! Your card is absolutely stunning as well. You are one talented lady :)

Jennifer K said...

I always love looking at your projects. The activity book is fantastic and the card is gorgeous. I really like the kissing technique of the text on the damask - very cool!

Victoria said...

Your work is amazing! What a fabulous project. Super creative. I loved your card, too!

Chris Simon said...

Your activity book is fabulous, and it looks like it's made well enough that your grandchildren will be playing with it someday! The card is beautiful as well. Kissing the damask - brilliant! Definitely going to be doing that myself. Thanks for sharing!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Simply awesome - what a labour of love that book must have been! I absolutely adore your card too, just perfect!