Monday, 25 July 2011

A Little Story

Sorry, I haven't had much to post over the last few weeks. Between birthdays, graduations, dogs and work the last few weeks have just flown by. 

However I thought I would share a little story I wrote for my friend Liz. It was her birthday recently and a few of us went on a picnic to a little island in Loch Leven to celebrate it. There is a very old castle there where Mary Queen of Scots was held captive for almost a year by Elizabeth I in the 1500's. It is a lovely place to visit. The boat takes about 10 mins and you can spend a happy time wandering around the ruins of the castle and there are lots of lovely spots for a picnic. We all had a lovely day. 

To cut a long story short, I was able to give Liz the book I had made her at the picnic. She loves Penny Black hedgehogs, mice, rabbits etc. So I made up a story and illustrated it with the stamps I had. They all had names of people she knows or dogs she has or had.
I then used my Bind-it-All machine to finish it off.



I am sure if you are a Penny Black fan you will recognise some of these characters. I haven't  entered any challenges lately so this is going to be entered into this month's Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge .The theme this month is flowers, and lots of the stamps I have used in this book feature flowers. So I think it fits the brief. There are some beautiful Penny Black floral stamps that aren't cute, which reminds me I have a fair few of those too!!


  1. What a sunning gift Siobhan and such a beautiful idea - i bet she absolutely loved it! The island sounds fab - wish i lived nearer cos I would love to do that for my birthday too!

  2. Wow, what a special gift! I'm sure she absolutely loved it! Fantastic tale with beautiful images, thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Siobhan,
    This is a fabulous book. the characters and the story are so sweet and the images are beautifully done. What a fantastic gift. Brilliant work.
    Fiona x

  4. SUPER!!
    Niesamowity pomysł, super!!!

  5. Wow! Totally gorgeous!
    Regards Florence.

  6. This is fantastic! A wonderful gift.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Clare x

  7. Oh, Siobhan, this is a fantastic gift to treausre, loved to read it, the pages are beautiful with their different backgrounds and your colouring is fabulous.

    Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  8. Hi Siobhan, so good to see you back with us again this month. What an amazing book. Your background and animal images are stamped and coloured beautifully. You have put so much thought and love into this gorgeous book. Your friend will be delighted with it.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us again at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us again next month.


  9. Truly amazing and such a special gift too. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. What a truly amazing gift, it's so beautiful. I found your blog by chance while blog hopping. I couldn't leave first without adding you to my fav blogs list and secondly commenting on this wodnderful work of art.

    Sue xx

  11. This is such a brilliant idea! Your book is lovely and just goes to show what you can create with stamps! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes Karen x

  12. OMG absolutely love this! A beautiful story and love the matching images you used on each page. So very cute!!

  13. Gorgeous project,thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts this month
    Hugs Louise xx

  14. OMG! Gorgeous project, what a fabulous gift,
    you are a truly friend! Beautiful colouring with each images, I'll give you 12 points!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck;-))m


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Siobhan x

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