Monday 2 June 2014

To Bookly Go..........

     Today sees the launch of a new challenge at Craft My Life All Crafts Challenge. You can enter anything you make as long as it's NOT A CARD!
     My creation this time was meant to be a hedgehog but the book I chose to fold had too many pages, as I folded it it got fatter and fatter, until it became a complete cylinder. So then the question was what could I do with a cylinder?...make a pencil?.....cut it in half to get two hedgehogs?....make a rocket!!!!
     I am fascinated by space so choosing to 'bookly go' where no book has gone before was a logical conclusion.
     The tip of my rocket is a plastic golf tee stuck on with Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue (well it had to be cosmic didn't it).
      The base of the rocket is glued to a circular card panel which has three egg box cones glued to it. There are no new items used to make this apart from a couple of photos, all card has come from scraps and all bits are from stash.
     Some of the tags are cut from old card backs, the stamps for the alien and wording are from an old Creative Expressions set called Outer Space. The little alien glows in the dark because I used Wow Glow In The Dark embossing powder. I stamped and gold embossed 'Beam Me Up' on the picture of the Enterprise, 'Blast Off' on the Shuttle photo and 'Greetings Earthling' on the red tag.

      I did put rafia through the holes on the tags but it didn't look right so I have left them stringless. The back of each tag is plain white card so you can write notes on them.
     This rocket could be kept on a desk or near a phone to hold all those important little personal log entries but this one won't make it to a craft sale, it will only be voyaging as far as my son's room, after all resistance is futile!

      Please pop over to All Crafts Challenge and take a look at what the DT have been up to, come and join us as we'd love to see what you've made. This challenge runs for two months so you have lots of time to create.

I would like to enter this rocket in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - For The Guys
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Men On Our Minds
Delightful Challenges - It's A Guy Thing
Milk Coffee Challenge - Anything BUT A Card


  1. I love this Rocky hun great make hugs Judith fellow teamie x

  2. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Male challenge at
    Anjie (DT)

  3. A great project Rocky and so unusual. Thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.


  4. This is one amazing creation, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  5. What a lovely project! Great colors. Perfect for our challenge at Crafting At the weekend. We hope to see you next time. Good luck!


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