Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Grace's First Curl (well sort of).

Hi everyone, over at Live and Love Crafts Elin has set us all the challenge of following Wenche's book card tutorial. When I first saw we were doing this I initially looked forward to it, but then I started to panic a touch, I don't do things other than cards, so I then thought as I'm way out of my comfort zone I may as well do something that isn't me at all. I make cards as I colour images, and as this wasn't strictly a card I thought I'd try this....

A photo heavy post from me, there's just so many angles to try and get. When Grace, my daughter, was smaller I cut her fringe and kept it, I knew then I wanted to do something special with it and I thought this was the perfect opportunity. I'm going to be keeping this in my drawer and give her it when she's 18 this is why I've tried to keep the front a bit flat.

I've used some of the gorgeous new Pion papers and sewn all of the panels. I really enjoyed making this, I changed the measurements slightly though.

It's not often that I'll photo the back of a project, but I had to share this angle too.

Here is Grace's hair, she's only 5 at the moment, so I'm hoping in 13 years time she still likes my creations.

There is nothing on the inside cover yet, I'm going to be writing on there for Grace, and it's going to be just for us.

Here's a small collage as I could put even more pictures on, lol.


Becky x


  1. OMG, this is absolutely amazing, lovely bookcard Becky !!

    hugs Astrid

  2. oh my gosh becky this is amazing!! what a stunning creation...and such a sweet idea with her little fringe. beautiful beautiful work :) x

  3. Gorgoeus Becky! Such a fabulous vintage look! And I love how you did the inside of the box! This is such an awesome idea how to keep your daugter's fringe! I'm sure she'll love this!
    Silvie xx

  4. What a gorgeous bookcard.

    Hugs Glenda

  5. Your daughter will adore this Becky its absolutely gorgeous! hugs xx Sue

  6. Hi Becky
    this is absolutely beautiful, Grace will treasure it for ever.

  7. Oh my goodness this is so beautiful x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Becky. Your daughter will love this and you'll be giving it to her before you know it. My daughter is 18 in March, I can't believe where the time has gone.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  9. oh Becky that is absolutely gorgeous - Grace will love it when she's a bit older and always treasure it because it's made with your own hands, hugs Mary x

  10. What a wonderful keepsake love the vintage look and beautifully done hugs xx

  11. Heavy but cute post; I like your book!

    La Vikinga

  12. Gorgeous Becky, I love that you made it into a keepsake for Grace. I love also that you used a vintage image, this release is soooo gorgeous.
    Hugs Tracy x

  13. Like I wrote on FB; the biggest surprise of the year, but a lovely one. A very well executed project; your book card is beautiful and elegant...and straight! You should see mine IRL... LOL I'm sure Grace will love this keepsake box; it's a great idea.


  14. This is so beautiful Becky. A gorgeous keep sake for Grace. Everything about it is stunning.
    Hugs Sharon. x