Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A crafty print present idea...

I've just had the morning from hell, which I have blogged about here if anyone's interested in hearing my tale of stupidity! Anyway, to make myself feel better, after work I'm planning to head home via the massive Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road to pick up crafty things and a Secret Santa gift - I've not been before but apparently it's 3 floors of stationery goodness! Love Paperchase. I'm then going to play about with my Scrabble picture Christmas present idea, drink wine and watch The Apprentice.

The Scrabble picture is something I thought of the other day. This is one of my preliminary shots:

taken using the Hipstamatic app for iPhone to get the retro feel

Cute isn't it? I think so anyway. It's for my wee sister (who is called Laura, funnily enough). I am still not sure what to do with it. My ideas so far are:

  • leave as is, put in a simple but nice frame
  • add in something else to the bottom left corner - maybe a snapshot of her?
  • put in a box frame so I can put actual objects in front of the print

I have a tendency to over-work things so any feedback or even any BETTER ideas would be appreciated! What should I do with it??


  1. Hi Carly... this is a super cute idea. Your sister is going to love it!
    Personally, I think the 'x' is floating around a bit on its own. Perhaps you could put 'xo' or a love heart next to it?
    Btw my sister's name is Laura also!!
    Oh, and I miss living in London.I loved Paperchase, and topshop, and H&M and Zara...........

  2. The box frame with fun things inside sounds like a great idea. Not sure what your sister is into but I'm sure you could find some sweet keepsakes/momentos that she would adore What about some cute origami characters?

  3. Thanks for your comments. :)

    I think I'm going with the box frame idea - origami characters is a lovely idea!

    Now i just need to find a suitable box frame!