In the past year, I've made a few gifts for family and friends, mainly for birthdays.

This is another altered book I made for my sister for her birthday last year, filled with quotes & art images. Only remembered to take pix the night before I was going up to London to meet her, reason why pix have come out an odd colour.

I officially started to hate the recession last Oct when we couldn't afford to make it back for my nephew's wedding -- it was in Bali!! :o( Anyway, I made them a fairly elaborate 'card', having taken my inspiration from Rosemary Merry, who's the scrapbooking queen here on qvc.

The reverse of the cards have quotes on love & marriage.

This was originally a child's board book, altered for a friend's birthday present.

This was really easy, for a friend who adores Marilyn Monroe; covered the back of a photo frame with fabric, stuck on some flowers, what more does it need with that gorgeous image?