Whilst being gifted 'that giraffe', Kay was hunting for a slimline diary for next year. Her requirements were geeky...batman...or Doctor Who and "not cute". She failed in her hunt, so I promised to take care of it for Christmas. I picked up a bland slimline diary and got to work...
I added printable seam binding with her name on, ribbons and bells(!) and made and appliqued a felt batman logo. Doctor Who meets Batman...why not?
You can just see the lining peeking out in this picture - I chose a dotty fabric to tie in with her character!
And of course, a handmade gift needs a handmade box:
I used Snowy Day from Birdie Brown (Torico, if you're reading this, the offer of sending you the box I made last time I was playing with your digi stamps still stands!), coloured it with Promarkers and layered it up on the box top. No need to glue things onto a badly blended hat on this one! Woo! I stuck to a purple/lavender colour palette to match the diary. The box itself is made from the reverse side of Centura Pearl card stock, that I ran through the printer.
There are glitter and glossy accents on the digi stamp and tag, along with a ribbon "belt" using a diamante buckle that was in with some craft supplies a colleague gave to me in exchange for altering a top for her.
I still have a lot of presents to make, but boy does it feel good to get one under my belt! I have a strange urge to wrap this up in wrapping paper as well...anyone else get that?
Entering into the following challenges:
November Challenge - Birdie Brown
A Christmas Present - Nutcrafters
Plain & Simple - Totally Gorjuss
November Colour Challenge - Ribbon Girls
Christmas Trees - I Love Promarkers
Moon & Stars - Passion for Promarkers
Snow People - Sweet Stampin'