Monday, July 18, 2011

A Note for the Teacher

Today's post is a short promised!  This is the third project I've made as Guest Designer for Karber's a little notebook and pen set that would make the perfect gift for a favourite teacher. 
 I bought the notebook (actually I bought half a dozen, when you find a good thing and all that!) and pen set in my local supermarket....just snuck them in with my groceries, which means they didn't cost anything, lol  (Actually they cost $1.47 per set, even in Australian Dollars that is practically nothing!)  
This one was pink but the pen is a nice red which went with the colour scheme I had in mind as soon as I saw the apple on the Karber Digital image "Lovely Teacher" 
I started out by covering the book inside and out with some lovely self-patterned red paper (in a pack from the $2 shop, yup I'm a cheapskate!) Then I coloured the image with Copics, adding a good dollop of gloss to the apple and earrings...and as lip gloss to the Lovely Teacher, who is popped up on foam dots (but of course!) 
The tags are from Kaisercrafts Class of 84 collection...I added one to the inside so you can write a little "note to the teacher". Craft Your Passion has Text It (use text) as its challenge, there's text on the tags, so I'm in.  Both  Simon Says Challenge and Sir Stampalot have Anything Goes as their challenge theme, so I'm entering there too.
The metal apple embellishment on the front is a a pack from a discount store :-) and the paper one on the inside is punched out of one of the sheets from the Kaisercraft pad. 

The little pens that came with the notepads are so lever the clip up and it extends the nib for you to use...dinky!  I just thought I'd take a pic so you could see what I mean!
That's it for my little project for today,  I'll be making a few more of these, firstly because it was quick and secondly because I love little useful somethings as Christmas "stocking fillers. 
Moving Along With The Times has "Favourite Things" as it's challenge theme this time around...this project has a few of mine...I love digis, I love Copics, I love red, strong patterns and most of all I LOVE A BARGAIN!!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee.


Vicky said...

Fantastic Dee...great image so beautifully coloured too...and just so perfect for any teacher hun.....!

hugs Vicky xx

pinky said...

Its just brilliant. I love those Karber digis!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

DesignerDiva said...

Fantastic project Donna, love the image and fab colouring

Thanks for sharing your lovely book and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic project! Perfect gift for a teacher.
Thank you for joining at Craft your Passion this week.
Good Luck!
Hugs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This looks fab hun, I know if I was a teacher & recieved that I'd treasure it!! Gonna go online & see if I can find any of these notebooks, they would be great for our 2 girls to give to there friends for Christmas!
thanks for the inspiration hun xx

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

chris said...

so very special.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
Hugs Chris xx

Amy said...

Such a great notebook and the perfect gift for a teacher! Your coloring is so beautiful Donna, this is fab!

Teresa said...

Wow Donna it's great, a perfect gift, love it. xx

Sally H said...

Fabulous card and gift! I'd love it if my pupils brought me a gift like that! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Brenda said...

Awesome, I love a bargain too and I love that fabulous image! What a great project!!! love it~Bren

Wishcraft said...

Love this! Such a gorgeous gift :o) Lisa x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Francesca said...

Fantastic creation
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month
and good luck!