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Urgent - idea needed for present - possibly made from paper?
Fri 12-Aug-11
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Ruthdigs
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It appears that all my little grey cells have decided to jump ship at the same time hence leaving me totally bereft of inspiration.  surprised

The Chap and I will have been together a year next week and I'd like to make something personal as a wee gift for him.  He's a pracitcal sort fo bloke as those of you that have met him will know; and isn't big on lots of 'stuff' whereas I'm very much a 'stuff' person so something that also serves a practical purpose or something that could go on a wall rather than cluttering up a shelf...

I mentioned paper as it's 1 year but we're not married so not sure that's so relevant.  Anyway - any ideas?  Or does anyone know of a site to make a photobook that's fast and decent easy software.  I tried to get the LIDL one to work but had no joy.  aargh

Oh - and I need to know today! eeek

 

That's your challenge...  help help!!!

Fri 12-Aug-11
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Thanks for the long notice period Ruth!  I'll go and have a  rummage in the studio to see if there is anything there to help...

I'll try that again!

Fri 12-Aug-11
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Sorry...  normally I'm quite good at getting a burst of inspiration but just been so flat out this week I've got to now and started panicking!

Fri 12-Aug-11
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I came across this site yesterday, get your scalpel out and rummage the woods for leaves or substitute paper...

I'll try that again!

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Which site TA?

Fri 12-Aug-11
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I'll try that again!

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Thank you - that's really cool.  Not sure I have the skills but we can have a go...

 

Ordered a photo book on line as well - if you don't go for any extras it's just 3.99 for the postage.

http://www.photobox.co.uk/

 

Gotta run runaway  big_hug

Fri 12-Aug-11
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My daughter gave me one similar with her wedding pictures in it.

I'll try that again!

Fri 12-Aug-11
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Covering a box in paper to store things is practical and quick. Tissue paper makes a great paper for layering things and gives loads of patterns when torn randomly and glued down.

Sat 13-Aug-11
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Toffeeapple said:

This one...embarassed

 

Beautiful artistry, TA, I wonder how it's done!

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Sat 13-Aug-11
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The artist explains a little here.....he uses a scalpel. It reminds me a little of some stage models I have seen (& made).

http://naturayarte.blogspot.com/p/que-es-naturayarte.html

 

I think it is very beautiful. 

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Sun 14-Aug-11
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You beat me to it Hattie, I was going to reply to Val by saying - very carefully...whistle

I'll try that again!

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Reminds me of Tord Boontje work, he does some amazing stuff with cutwork.

Thu 13-Oct-11
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Another idea using paper in craft work:

Just had a look to see how to make Japanese Kusudama flowers - easy, but fiddly, and altogether very pretty. I might attempt that with the children at school when I'm back home. I found them on Planet Penny blog initially.

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