Sunday, 7 November 2010

No chickens were harmed in the making of this!

This is the first of 3 DIY recipe books that I'll be making.

It started life following a conversation at work. One of the ladies had lost a recipe, because it was on a scrap of paper. Needless to say, 2 others had the same problem, and so an idea was born for this years Christmas presents - decorated empty journals, and a glue stick!. I'm lucky in a way, we're a small team, and the four of us who do cards and presents all tend to go for hand-made :)

This particular lady keeps chickens, and regularly supplies us with eggs, so the cover was designed with her in mind. It also ties in nicely with the latest Play Date Cafe colours, so it's my entry for that too.

Stamps are by Stampotique.

14 comments:

  1. Hey Nigel! it turned out great.. the girls will love it!

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  2. It's so, so fab! Love the 'chickens' pecking at the 'e' on the floor, and the dot for the i. And you know I love those birds :)

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  3. Brilliant, love the design. And do I recognise the chicken with long legs?? haha. P:)

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  4. Cute recipe book, love those funky chickens. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  5. First of all, fantastic idea for a Christmas present! I was struggling for ideas and you've just opened a whole new world to me lol! I've just done a DIY book myself (yesterday's post if you'd like to have a look) and I can now stretch it much further lol! Fabulous cover, it took me a moment to see where "e" has gone and then I was loughing for 5 minutes when I found it! Glad to have you back blogging, missed you last week. Hope things are better now, whatever kept you away from the computer ;)))

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  6. What a fabulous idea for the Christmas gifts. The cover is so fun with the whimsy and the chicks! She is going to love it! Great idea for the challenge this week. Glad you joined us this week at the PDCC!

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  7. What a lovely idea! - beautiful cover :)

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  8. Fab present idea......lucky girls! I love the "e" that has fallen to the ground....very clever :)
    See ya soon!

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  9. This is fantastic...gorgeous cover!

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  10. What a super idea! That's what I call multi-tasking...giving out gifts and keeping those gals organized. And oh! Making sure you play along with us at the Play Date Cafe! Great thinking!

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  11. It is a wonderful idea and a wonderful creation. It will bring a smile to the recipient's face each time she uses it. I love the idea of the glue stick....let's hope she doesn't lose the lid!
    Sue xx

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  12. It is me again. I don't think I have you on my sidebar. I think I will put you on, if you don't mind!
    Sue xx

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  13. Fab idea What a well thought out gift.
    Kate x

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  14. SUPERB!!

    What a fantastic composition....

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