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Thursday, 11 September 2008

Star themed pocket challenge.

Over at Ink On My Fingers, Hels has set a challenge to make a pocket from the template she has provided, with a "star" theme to it.

The pockets are that great, so much in fact, they even had thier very own double page spread in the October edition of "Craft Stamper" magazine! Well done Hels! :)

So i thought I'd give the challenge a go......heres my effort.



For me, this pocket reminded me of my two daughters.....no it's not full of attitude......:)

I used part of my nice Once Upon A Time papers for the front and a nice fancy brad as a closure, this reminds me of the girls more "princessy side", the fantasy world they often play in and the likes.



Inside shows me thier girly Hollywood dreamy side, all pink, stars and glitter!

I really enjoyed this challenge, i think I'm right in saying it's my first from someones blog, so thanks for that Hels.

Whilst making this, it also gave me an idea for another style pocket with slightly different dimensions, my girls will love that as a "secrets" pocket.

Thanks again Hels. :)

By the way, if you are wondering what the silver mess is in the top right corner of the pocket, it was my failed effort at embossing! That's not half as bad as the silver mess on my new carpet where i just dropped an entire tub of fine glitter on it!!!

12 comments:

tim holtz said...

hey there calv! thought i'd post a comment to say GREAT job on the blog. thanks for sharing all of your art and tips and staying true to who YOU are as a crafter. good to know there are "others" out there. keep up the inspiration and here's the your creative journey ahead... -tim

Calv said...

OMG! Now theres a name i never thought i'd see here on my blog!!! :)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by to comment Tim, it means a lot to a guy who uses your work as a source of inspiration so often.

Same back at ya, keep up the good work, you'll always have a fan in the clumsy crafter!

Thanks again....Calv.

Jackie said...

Your work and your blog is great Calv (I can remember you telling Freebird on CbC that you wouldn't get bitten by the bug! LOL)
Keep up the good work (from a lowly crafter)

Calv said...

Thanks Jackie, i can remember those days too lol, i was sure i would'nt get bitten, i guess thats what comes from being around such frenzied crafters lol.

Rachel said...

Oh "mighty" Calv - favoured of the "Gods" don't let it go t'yer hed now will yer....

So are you on for the big challenge this time????

Rachel

Calv said...

Lol Rachel, with the amount of hash ups i make, i don't think it's worth letting anything go to my head....i only get brought down a peg or two a few minutes later when i do my next project and it goes slightly, wayward shall we say!!!

I might take a look at the big challenge, i will probably get nervous though and bottle out! :)

Hels said...

Wow, what a completely stunning Pocket Calv, thanks for joining in love and hope to see you again soon....oh, and BTW, I am so NOT jealous that T!m left you a comment.....LOL :O))

Linda Elbourne said...

OMG T!m was here!
Lovely pocket by the way!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Calvin...
stumbled across your blog while blog hopping!!!Your creations are fab ...great to see more Male Crafters...and Yaah for Tim letting you know how great you are!!:)
Hey ........... I think if we all had a Penny for the amount of times we dropped emboss Powder or glitter on the floor we`d be millionaires!!!lol..........

Calv said...

Thanks Linda, and thanks Terrie for reassuring me that i'm not the only one who wrecks carpets with embosssing powder lol.

Liverpool Lou said...

This is great, I love what you've done to fasten it ;-)
Anne x

Calv said...

Thanks Lou, my girlfriend Maddy taught me how to do it (bit clever she is), the tutorial for how to make one is on her blog listed on the right over there.