Thursday, 3 March 2011

Pass the Parcel

Good Morning (sorry its afternoon!) and Happy Thursday.

I'm going to show you the prizes I made for the Pass the Parcel game at Eleri's birthday party.

The main prize was a notebook which I covered - the images and papers I used are from a digi set Emma the Mermaid from Fred She Said (I have the pre-coloured set because I didn't think I would manage to colour all this very well). The fish with the balloons is one image, which I cut out and added with 3D glue gel. I cut into his mouth and used some paper thread for the balloons.

The notebook already had a flower shaped cut out, so I thought it would be nice to have Emma peeping through from the page inside. I created the scene using the different digi elements (ie Emma is separate, the different seahorses, crab, fish, plus a background, etc). I've sprayed over the page with Crafters Companion Glitter Spray, to give it some protection really.

I added some stickles to the waves and around the flower shape on the front cover (heck, I can't remember the right word to use (der!) - oh it's come to me - it's an aperture isn't it (yay!). That's about it for the notebook.

Then I decided to make up some similar little scenes to make into bookmarks, and I put these in each parcel layer for the first round (so that each child had a bookmark as the layers were opened). For the shape at the top I used my Nestabilities Labels die, and I laminated the bookmarks, and this is what they looked like - the threads at the top were plaited.

I'm going to enter this set in the following challenges:

Ai Factory - Drop in the bucket (water theme)
Crafty Creations - Feminine, blues and greens
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes plus something old (I've had this Emma the Mermaid set for ages but not used it before, but I'm sure I'll use it again)
Digital Tuesday - Celebration, and they have their 100th challenge blog hop going at the moment

I also decided to make a second prize - ie something in the penultimate layer - as all the girls liked the brooch I made for one of Eleri's friends in January, I decided to make another one.

I have used my Papermania Layered Flowers template for the flower shape and for the central circles (the back is a yellow flower with a pink circle for the brooch fitting to be sewn onto). The edges have been sewn with blanket stitch. This is my favourite brooch so far - sure I'm gonna make more of these.

Because I used a template, I can enter this in the Creative Inspirations challenge.

Well, that's probably enough from me for now. Thanks for calling, and I hope you can come back again soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Anneke said...

ooh Andrea, what is this set wonderful! Your color work is really amazing :) And that scene you have created! OOh my :)
Hugs Anneke

Sarita said...

I never had pass the parcel presents like these!! I love your notebook, what a fab idea with the aperture, and the bookmarks and brooch are fantastic. I bet they will all love their prizes,
Love Sarita xx

Monica said...

Wow Andrea! I love your notebook and your bookmarks are fabulous! Thank you for joining us at the AiFactory Challenge!

Rach said...

oh wow, these are all fantastic Andrea, wonderful work hun. hugs rachxx

Tab said...

Andrea, I love your notebook and bookmarks, you are so clever...I bet they went down really well with the kids! Ooooh and the brooch is super delish!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jenni said...

Such a creative Pass the Parcel gift, I love the notebook, bookmarks and the brooch - can I come to the party please?? Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Creations this week!
Jenni x

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is so amazing and creative! Love it! THanks for playing the DTC this week!

Petra said...

Andrea, what a stunner of a set! Your undersea theme is so beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over at AiF!

laney said...

what a fabulous flower Andrea!!! Great use of a template!!
Thanks for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations hope to see you next time too

Tammy L said...

All I can say is WOW! This is fabulous work! Thanks for entering our challenge at AIF this week and hope to see you again.

Nilesh said...

See Andrea, I always knew that you were a lovely mum - your picture says it!

These gifts are simply AWESOME... Mighty impressed with them? The note book is so sweet and the broach is adorable with such a nice colour. Admire you! The book marks are the prettiest I have seen.


Cor* said...

First of all your book and bookmarks are just fantabulous! And your broach is amazing! Thanks for taking part in our 'use a template' challenge at Creative Inspirations! Best of luck to you & hope to see you next time!

Ika said...

what a beautiful set of prizes!! I'd love to have one of this :) the details and colors are fabulous!! great job! thanks for sharing and playing at AIF!

Jill said...

wow gorgeous book and bookmarks so creative and beautifully made Andrea thanks for sharing thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

karen said...

Oh I just love these, what a fab idea and beautifully done! Thanks for celebrating with us at DTC, karen

JanR said...

Wow! What an awesome set. So bright and colourful! Thanks for playing at AiFactory this week.

JanR ~ AiF dt

Allie Gower said...

Thanks for playing along on the Ai Factory Challenge Blog. I love the tags, and the creative ways you've used the theme.

Allie Gower
Ai Factory Design Team

Anonymous said...

What fabulous gifts for everyone.I bet they loved them!Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Tammy L said...

congrats on being named to the AiF top 3. Please stop by the challenge blog to find out how to claim your badge!

Debs said...

love it! gorgeous colors and wonderful details, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Creative Inspirations

*Michaela* said...

Oh, Andrea! THis is fantastic! GooooOrgeous!!!