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21  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Hand bound book - again! on: December 09, 2005 06:14:39 PM
Sorry to those who had already seen it, but my post was lost  Sad.  Oh well here it is again.  I'm also including a diagram of the problem I had if anyone could offer some suggestions.

Whole thing:

Close up of photo:

Close up of ribbon:


Here's the diagram of what went wrong.  I found that when I glued the end pages to the cover, if the book was closed, the paper bunched up and when it opened and the pages were lain flat, the weight of the pages would rip the opposite side end page up.  If anyone has any suggestions they would be much appreciated.

I realise that this is probably the worst MS paint drawing ever  Embarrassed.

Link for the diagram if it's unclear or grainy:


Thanks and sorry for posting this twice.

Edit: I didn't realise how tiny the diagram was so I chaned it.  It's now bigger albeit grainier.  MMM grains!

Anna  Wink
22  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Christmas Decoration Challenge on: December 04, 2005 10:12:06 PM
I know this probably comes a bit late, but I thought it would be cool if there was a challenge to make your own Christmas decoration(s).  People could make one super decoration or a set or garland of them.  It could be made a bit more interesting buy putting a price limit on materials, saying people had to use recycled materials, decoration must be edible etc etc

I thought this could be fun as it's kind of relevant and you can be really creative making X-mas decorations that aren't really tacky as it can be hard to find nice albeit affordable decorations in the shops.
23  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Cat toy sushi (4 imgs) on: December 03, 2005 06:29:19 PM
This has probably been posted before so apologies if this is boring/uniterestin/unoriginal.

Anyway, my German teacher has a cat, who had a stroke earlier this year Sad, but is fine now Cheesy.  Seeing as my German teacher is a fan of all things Japanese and this was my last year learning German, I thought I'd make these as a gift for her.  We also gave her some little things for herself, notebooks and Diddl (German cartoon) pencils in a large tote bag that she could use for books etc.

Here they are, I made 2 nori rolls and one piece of ebi sushi.

Salmon and avocado:

Chicken teriyaki and lettuce:

Ebi sushi:

All together:






Each of the toys had 2 jingle balls inside them so the jingle when chased by a cat.

The following is a link to an earlier topic with similar toys:


Anna  Smiley
24  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / First art post - vector graphic on: November 08, 2005 12:41:36 AM
 Shocked Wow.  You guys that post art here are awesome.  Anyway, this is my first time posting art or any pictures of any work I've done.  It's a postcard made of a bitmap image and vector graphics.  I traced the vectors myself.  This was my first attempt at vectors and my first time using Fireworks.  The quote is an excerpt from D.H. Lawrence's 'Under the Oak'.

Comments and/or criticism is welcome.

Hope this works...


Anna  Wink

hmm after posting i realised its really bad quality.

heres the link to a full size version:

25  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Ideas for Aussie X-mas and overseas gift on: November 07, 2005 05:33:58 PM
I usually make or bake giftsfor friends at Christmas as buying them all is so expensive and I don't have a job.  Anyway...

Does anyone have any ideas for gifts for Christmas in Australia.  I want to make them both Christmas-y and Summer-y.  I was thinking of perhaps making some journals.  I would love to do beach bags with Christmas treats inside them but our sewing machine is broken (and has been for ages) and I can't see a new one on the horizon for a long time.

Also, I have to make a gift for me and my sisters Japanese buddy.  We wanted it to be Australian-y but withoutbeing heinously tacky.  Any suggestions would be great.

Anna  Cheesy
26  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Help with journal please! on: November 06, 2005 02:49:40 AM
I am really sorry to be asking this as it's prolly been asked stacks before already but...

I'm making a jorunal (my first one).  It's a pretty run of the mill type thing but I managed to smear PVA glue in a couple of spots on it so it has these kind of shiny patches.  one of them will be easy to cover up but i'm not so sure about the others.  if it was for myself i wouldn't really care but it's a gift.

also, what is the best way you guys would recommend to stick a photo onto cardboard.  would just plain glue work okay?

thanks for your help, i'll be sure to post photos of the book once it's done!!

Anna  Wink
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