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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Charity Birthday Books

The primary 7 class that I teach part time have been making birthday books as part of their enterprise to raise money for a charity. They are going to sell the books to their parents/family for £4.00 each and all proceeds of the books are going to their chosen charity.
The charity they have chosen to donate to is run by a local couple and is called the Starfish project. The charity raises money to help look after and provide schooling for orphaned children in Ruiri, Kenya.
All the children have worked really hard making their books. The covers were made from mount board that was covered in black paper. The patterned papers used are from the DCWV range - mainly "All Dressed Up" but there are some from the "Glitter Stack" too. They decorated the insides of the books with flourish and swirls stamps.
I made the titles for their books using the Cricut Design Studio Software.

Here are some pictures.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cricut Paper Dolls

Oops yet again I have been neglecting my blog, it is becoming normal now!!!

Just a quick post to upload some characters I made for my son Peter's birthday card. He will be five at the weekend and is daft on Peter Pan at the moment.

I made them using the Cricut cartridge called Paper Doll but had to alter some of the clothes/accessories etc to suit my needs. To make Peter Pan I used the caveboy's clothes and trimmed off a bit. Also put the pirate tshirt under it and clipped a bit to make the collar. His shoes are from the elf with the pom-pom cut off, the belt is from the indian headpiece as is the feather in his hat. The hat was trimmed down from another hat.Hook's coat is from the three wise men, his hat is the girl's cowboy one with the top trimmed down. The frill on his shirt is fromn two of the pirate's waist scarves with the belt bit cut off. You get the dagger, moustache and hook with the pirate boy. Hook's hair is the mermaid's!!! and his sword is the knights....oh and both of them are wearing the prince's tights The Lost Boys should be easy enough as there are "dressing up" outfits there. I am hoping that Zooballoo has a crocodile too.

His birthday card is going to have to be very long!!!