Monday, 24 September 2012


So much for Sunny September. Typically the weather went back to winter today given that the schools were on holiday! 

We kept them amused though, we went swimming this morning then for lunch and then went to see Brave this afternoon so we've had a full day. I had been hoping to get some crafting done but that hasn't materialised. Yet. I should really do some school uniform ironing for tomorrow.

On to today's offering. I was asked to make a guest book for a friend's uncle who was retiring from the Fire Service after 30 years. I went for a very simple design. Wasn't sure the recipient would appreciate lots of embellies!

The inner pages are just a simple cream with a strip of patterned paper down the side of them. I also included a page where he could add a photo later if he wanted.

The party was on Friday so I'm hoping that the guest book went down well.

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Thanks for dropping by today. Hugs. Susan xxx


Judith said...

what a lovely keepsake - I bet it went down really well x

Cheryl said...

oh gosh just love this hun,I just love books as you know,bet this went down brilliantly Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous. I love the design and the colours.
I'm glad you had a good day, despite the weather. Yes, I heard it somewhere that we were going to have a sunny September too, it seems they may have got it wrong!


Ira Huberts said...

How lovely this guest book is Susan, you've turned it into something really special and makes writing into it extra wonderful! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x

Erika said...

Susan what a lovely idea and great keepsake for him.
Hugs Erika.

June Nelson said...

Aw how lovely to keep hunnie I bet it will be treasured, and oh Ive ke[pt you a scone lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A lovely masculine book! Perfect paper choices. Hugs, Lesley

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby guest book Susan - looks so great
Doreen xx

Desire Fourie said...

Susan this is so lovely. Great design and embellishments.
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xxxtglxxx said...

What a lovely gift idea Susan! :) This not only looks wonderful, but it will definately be treasured too! :)



Shirley-anne said...

Beautiful project and fab gift idea . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday . .

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #111 and #124.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



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