Tuesday 30 October 2012

Tick Tock - Craft-Room Challenge

Hi, I hope you enjoyed our Oriental theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, your entries were gorgeous.  However, it's now time for a new theme, which the lovely Suzanne has chosen, which is:

 "Tick Tock"
we would like to see a clock or timepiece on your creation. 

For my creation, I have done the first page in a "Piggy Tales" board book which the lovely Julia gave to me.  I had never seen one of these before, the little windows slide open and closed so you can hide pictures behind.  I thought it would be lovely to use this theme to start off a sort of keepsake book for my grandson, Ethan - nursery rhymes and stories are becoming more and more frequent in our house, lol, and I had just the stamp!

I've coloured the base with Weathered Wood DI and stamped the Crafty Individuals image (CI  onto some white cardstock coloured with Antique Linen.  The footprints inside the "clock" were also stamped in weathered wood and the "tick tock"cut out of Kraft on the Cricut.  I've restamped the image a couple of times and cut some of the mice out and used them for 3, 6, and 9 on the clock - these are no ordinary mice, they're very special as some only have one ear (and some may have none!), and they all have jute tails as their original ones were chopped off (my cutting skills leave a lot to be desired lol).  Some lace has been added to finish.  When the whole book is finished, I will share it with you.

Our sponsor this fortnight is:
who stock a range of rubber stamps, masks, dies, and so much other gorgeous (and hard to resist) stuff!

(usual challenge rules apply)

Please pop over and see what stunning projects the other ladies have created for your inspiration, I hope you can join us.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Maria xxxxx


Debi said...

what a great keepsake page Maria, love all the little details, and your grandsons gorgeous too :-) Debi x

Mervi said...

Hikkori tikkori toikki, hiiri kelloon loikki. Kello meni poikki ja hiiri pois loikki. Hikkori tikkori toikki!
Same text in Finnish! Read this a lot to my daughter as she was young!
Fabulous creation Maria, what a memory keeper,-))m

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful layout Maria - great images and your grandson is adorable.
xxx Hazel.

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful wonderful page the start of a beautiful treasure. You will have so much fun with this. XOXO Zoe

Jean said...

Oh Maria this is gorgeous.A wonderful start to your book.It is a beautiful photo of your little grandson.
I am feeling excited about the birth of of my first great grandchild due in about two weeks. Jean x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Ohhh Maria's lovely to see the adorable Ethan ...what a heartbreaker! The CI stamp you have used is perfect for your lovely keepsake!

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maz, I just love what you have done with the piggy tales board, it looks amazing with the kraft paper. Little Ethan is just sooooo adorable, I bet you can't wait for his first Christmas, and he'll be spoilt rotten lol. xxxxx

Words and Pictures said...

What a super layout - a family heirloom in the making! And what an adorable photograph too...
Alison x

Vicky Hayes said...

I just love what you've done with this Maria - you really have created something that will be treasured for generations. I love the little sliding window and that gorgeous little photo! The clock is very clever with those sweet little feet, and I adore those special mice - they remind me of the little mice in Bagpuss! Vicky x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Maria what a beautiful treasure for little Ethan who is just so cute. As for the three ..... Deaf mice poor things but then again I would never have attempted to cut something so small, I could hardly see the little beggars even with my specs on so if you hadn't told me I would never have known. Such lovely detail and the little feet inside he clock is so clever.


Anonymous said...

This is so precious! I am guessing this has pride of place in your home!!
Perfect use of the CI stamp.