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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

My altered book, this is for a very special young lady. My grand-daughter (Toni) is 21 today.

Hi everyone, I hope you are keeping well.
I would like to share this very special present I have made for my Grand-daughter's 21st birthday,
 
First I glued the pages together,
When they were dry I cut through them, to form a box,
I then lined the inside with velvet fabric,
I made a cardboard cover to make it neat.
 
 
 
Then I covered the inside of the cover & stained it,
At this stage I added a ribbon (Book-mark)
 
 
 
I then cut card to fit the outside covers,
For the front I cut an apereture out, so I could fit my text,
I fixed acertate in front of the text & distressed all the covers.
I also added a lock, my grand-daughter loves keys, then I added
(My little treasure)
My late husband gave Toni that title.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The finished (Book)
 
It was a pleasure to make this,
I hope you like it.
 
Items used.
Old book.
Cardstock.
Ribbon. from my stash.
Sentiment. from my stash.
Peel-offs.
Acertate.
Tim Holtz distress inks.
Nestie.
Cream velvet.
Lots of love.
 
Happy birthday Toni x
 
Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
 
 

66 comments:

  1. Wow it's gorgeous, I am sure your granddaughter will love it. Would you believe I have that same book somewhere lol. Chris xx

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    1. Thank you so much Chris.... my grand-daughter was over the moon with it..... same book !!!!!!!!!!! Great minds think alike :-)

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  2. Wonderful!! I be she will just love it. Great work. Cheers, Holley

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  3. Thank you so much Holley, Toni loves it x

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  4. A fantastic project. I love it and I'm sure she will too.

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  5. Stunning Sylvia and I am sure Toni will/does love it.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thanks again Linda, she sure does x (hugs)

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  6. Wow this is stunning. Love what you have done. I am sure Toni will love it hugs txx

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  7. OMG, Sylvia, I am sure your grand-daughter is going to love and "treasure" this forever, Happy 21st Toni, and what a wonderful grandmother you have...xxx

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    1. Oh Avril, thank you so much for your lovely comments xxx (hugs)

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  8. o this is very beautiful Sylvia, what a great birthday gift.
    your grandaughter will love it.

    greetings karin

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  9. what a brillant altered book and lovely gift. if you like challenges a New Challenge for JIC has gone live today, go on my blog to see my latest DT creations and find out more about the challenge http://serendipity-cards.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/welcome-to-16th-july-challenge-for-just.html also yesterday I blogged about a new challenge blog called through the purple haze, take a look at that post for more details :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sian & thanks for the info xxx (hugs)

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  10. Sylvia this is amazing ,you have great talent
    Happy Birthday Toni
    hugs Susan

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    1. Thank you so much Susan.... (Blush) xxx (hugs)

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  11. A fabulous project Sylvia and a wonderful keepsake for Toni x

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    1. Thank you so much Andree.... she loves it xxx (hugs)

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  12. wonderful work - it looks just fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts this month xx

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    1. It's a pleasure sweetie, thank you for the lovely comment x

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  13. Wow, this is gorgeous!! Love the idea and I'm sure your Grand daughter will love it too!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
    Hugs,Sandra

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    1. It's a pleasure sweetie, thank you for the lovely comment x

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  14. Sylvia,this is just wonderful my lovely! I'm sure Tomil will love & cherish it!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Dawn xxx (hugs)

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  15. This is simply fabulous - what a great project. I am sure your grand-daughter will love it!!
    xx

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    1. Thank you Kate, Toni loves it xxx (hugs)

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  16. Wow !! Your book is beautiful, I was going to but some MDF ones to alter but now I think I'll raid the 2nd hand book shop instead !! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Anyhing Goes for our anything goes challenge xhugsx Nikki

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment Sweetie, get raiding those shops x

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  17. When I read 'for a very special young lady' I thought you meant me!!
    This is absolutely brilliant and I'm chuffed you have taken stage by stage photos. I will be trying to make some of these.
    I hope she loved it and appreciated how much effort went into making something so wonderful

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment Sweetie.....Toni does appreciate anything I make for her & she loves this.
      PS. you are a very special young lady xxx (hugs)

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  18. Thanks for joining the Imagination Crafts Challenge. Lovely book Sylvia. Chris x

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    1. Thank you Sweetie, it's a pleasure x

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  19. A fabulous gift for your Granddaughter something to treasure - for a treasure

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Jane xxx (hugs)

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  20. Wow Sylvia . This is stunning .. A great project and so beautiful . A wonderful gift for some one to treasure xx

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    1. Thanks Sweetie, that's a lovely comment xxx (hugs)

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  21. Amazing piece of work, I wonder how did you cut through the pages so neatly? I am inspired to have a go as your's is so beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks Sweetie, I hope you do make one, I would love to see it xxx (hugs)

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  22. Sylvia: The book is adorable!! I'm sure your grand-daughter will adore it!!

    Divya
    http://pinkpapercastle.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you so much Sweetie xxx (hugs)

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  23. A very beautiful gift....well done you! xx

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  24. Wow, what a fabulous project and its made with so much Love. I'm sure your Grand daughter will love it. Thanks for joining us over at 613 Avenue Create this week. Nancy

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    1. It's a pleasure Nancy, thanks for the lovely comment x

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  25. O hun this is gorgeous such an unusual gift xxx

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    1. I thought with Toni liking books, it would be perfect, thanks for the comment Sweetie xxx

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  26. Such a special gift...thank you for sharing it with us at LCC.

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    1. Thank you mandy, it's a pleasure xxx

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  27. Such a nice gift, Thank you for joining us this week at Docerela Creations.

    Catarina

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  28. Such a great project! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Dulce

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  29. Such a fun and creative gift. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

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    1. Thank you Sukie, it's a pleasure to join in xxx

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  30. This is truly gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts.
    Mags
    x

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    1. Thank you Mags, it's my pleasure Sweetie xxx

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  31. Amazing, thoughtful gift! Thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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    1. Thank you so much Chana, It's lovely to join in your challenge x

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  32. Wow! that is such a fabulous idea using a book....was it easy to cut out the pages? must have been really time consuming sticking it all together...but its a great idea and i love it!Many thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges and hope to see you next week...Anita x

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  33. Beautiful Gift!!!
    Congratulations ...
    Thanks for join us =)

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