Saturday, 17 November 2012

Christmas Recipe Book guest designing for Calico Crafts



I feel honoured to have been invited again to be a guest designer for Calico Crafts this month. I was asked to use some of their beautiful papers. Now I like making my own backgrounds but I adore using gorgeous papers, so this was right up my street!

 Christmas  is a big affair in our house and with a large extended family, Christmas dinner is a big occasion with up to 20 people every year.The moment I saw the beautiful Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collection I knew I wanted to use them for a book to keep all my Christmas recipes in, handy to have them all together and also making a lovely keepsake to pass on to my daughter when it becomes her turn to host this annual affair….. (I wish......)
Here are a few of the pages, to see the full project please head over to here, you won't regret it as there many wonderful projects from their talented design team. There is a cool shop too with many unusual products!
Anyway, here are a few more pages to whet your appetite and I would love it if you left a comment over there.



20 comments:

  1. Wow Astrid, your recipe book is amazing, and you have certainly done that paper-range justice. What a fantastic idea to keep recipes of Christmas in a book.... love the antique flair, and the design... so beautiful!

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  2. Wow an unbelievable album.
    I love them.

    Great design.
    Fabulous work my dear friend.
    xoxo

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  3. Oh wow, your book is perfectly vintage looking. Love it!

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  4. What a fantastic idea Astrid, looks awesome off to have a look now. XX

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  5. Precioso!!! me gusta mucho este estilo tan vintage

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  6. Such beautiful images, dear Astrid, oh the book will be such a wonderful keepsake, for you and later your daughter...you made it so beautifully old fashioned, and so wonderful, as alwayes.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  7. What a beautiful idea! You work is always stunning. I hope you get to hand over the mantle soon,

    Lucy x

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  8. WOUW this is absolutely gorgeous Astrid, I love how you made this album. What an awesome gift it would be to someone for christmas too.

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  9. wow this is outstanding and such a beautiful vintage feel to it too .love love love love it so much x

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  10. Always amazing!! Love the book. The front cover is just fantastic!!

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  11. Stunningly beautiful, Astrid! The front cover is adorable (oh, the heart letters!), and the page with the layered doily + punched pocket + gorgeously framed insert + lined paper is glorious! Will certainly go and sing its praises over at Calico too!!
    Alison xx

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  12. Very beautiful and a wonderful way to store Christmas Recipes

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  13. Congrats on your Guest Spot ... lovely album!

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  14. wow another wonderful project Astrid, loving the great vintage style, xx

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  15. Just been over to see you're beautiful book at Calico Crafts. WOW!!! It is an absolute gem of a project, and what an heirloom. I now NEED Treasure Gold Wax! Hugs, Buttons x

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  16. What a wonderful, wonderful work - love it!
    Big hug
    Andrea-Emmi41

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  17. Das Buch ist märchenhaft schön, Astrid!

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  18. This is so warm and absolutely gorgeous!

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