Thursday, 10 May 2018

Pink is the nicest colour

I don't know what other people say, but for me pink is downright gorgeous. (After black and purple, of course. Let's not forget I am primarily a black-loving person). It looks good on most people and it is a very easy-going colour. It can be combined with a lot of other hues. This can serve as an explanation why I was so tickled to do the following fb. 😀 The metal key was a nice touch, too.

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 Again I had to use non-sticky plastic for this fb as the embellishments are bulky. Here is the inside:


 And the back:


The model can be found here. He's quite feminine, but then again, this should come as no surprise, as I love androgynous and gender fluid individuals. (See three zillion Tokio Hotel fbs in my previous entries. 😉) 
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Monday, 23 April 2018

Tokio Hotelitis

Could be a name for an affliction... I'm certainly afflicted. To cut a long story short, here is the last Tokio Hotel HQ friendship book (for now). It was a black and white photo and I decided to play along these lines with plenty of silver instead of white:

To see a larger version of the picture: click on the picture, then right mouse click, choose View Image and press the little magnifying glass.
 Inside:
(I used silver paper for the pages of the fb 😏 )
 The simple back:
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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Um, Tokio Hotel fb? No?

Come on, what's a Tokio Hotel High Quality Friendship book possibly doing on my blog? I have no recollection. These things kind of happen to me, I swear. Don't they happen to you too? No? You don't find yourselves with a finished HQ fb in your hands and no memory of what took place? How strange. 😜

Sooo, I used super bulky decorations on this one and consequently also used clear, non-sticky plastic on top, to avoid the wrinkling effect/ border stickers getting unglued effect. Of course, clear plastic is the devil to keep in place and hide the wrapping points/ glued points. Double sided tape works miracles! Then I added sticky plastic to the rest of the fb, and I had to cleverly combine it with the non-sticky plastic, and again hide the points those two types met. But enough on that.

I could have decorated the entire friendship book in red and black, but I decided to use that brilliant shade of blue to break the effect of red/ black. What do you think?
Cover:
To see a larger version of the picture: click on the picture, then right mouse click, choose View Image and press the little magnifying glass.
 Inside:

Back:
I am trying to keep the inside and back decoration to a minimum in order to make more fbs in less time. Um, not really working, I should say. But I am very pleased with the non-sticky plastic choice. You will probably see the finished result in one of your swaps soon. It has been released out there, hope to get it back one day!

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

A Nice Neat Mountain

A small mountain of NN friendship books I've made in the past months! Enjoy! I will soon publish photos of my new HQ ones. :)
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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Whispers of War by Sean Rodden

Promised review for an unexpectedly good book. :)


What I can tell you about Whispers of War… Personally, I downloaded the sample for a friend of mine who’s a fantasy maniac and I read it expecting the usual drivel about magical swords and dragons. I got hooked instead. It served me right.

1. You will need to dust your dictionary in order to enjoy it to the fullest. Seriously, you will.
2. If you like Tolkien’s world building, you’ll fall in love all over again. The characters, races and world-building are archetypal.
3. Talking about archetypal, expect situations to be similar to any myth, saga and heroic story that have nourished humanity since the beginning of time. Good versus evil, few versus many, betrayal in the garden of Eden, corruption, greed, jealousy, courage in the face of impossible odds, honour and redemption. The fact these elements exist isn’t surprising. The actual surprise is that the author succeeds in making them move the reader one more time, sometimes to the point of tears.
4. The prose is majestic. It is lyrical, deep, slow in building and rewarding in richness of experience. The atmosphere is magical. You can see the world through the eyes of the heroes as if you were present in their moments of greatness and loss. You can almost touch everything, smell everything, witness with your own eyes the skies that encompass them.
5. Unlike Tolkien, there is a surprising amount of cheekiness and humour, as well as a detailed description of heroes’ appearances. Both elements were very appealing to me.
6. The pace is excellent. It’s easy to trip and fall over one’s own effort to use such detailed, elaborate language. The book doesn’t let you down on one condition: if you accept you’ve stepped into another world, where the modern rules don’t apply. Forget instant gratification, pointless blockbuster action and goldfish attention span. You need to put that blasted smartphone down and let this book take you by the hand and travel you. Seriously. Don’t go anywhere close Whispers of War if you’re here for the quick trip where the hero kills the bad guys and gets the girl and the treasure.
7. If you expect to see women in charge… don’t hold your breath. There aren’t any. The council is made entirely by men. Women do influence decision making and are warriors. However I have yet to see a fantasy book in which women hold power and don’t exercise it by wile, but pure straightforward command. They are often the voice of reason in the book. Sadly, they aren’t rulers of nations.
8. I loved the characters. They are well-rounded and their relationships complex. Their conversations are laced with just the right amount of wit and humour, according to that person’s social standing and personality. The writer manages to include 18th century rare words and modern curse words in the same text with such skill that you will not feel the slightest disbelief towards such an unlikely combination. Yes, he’s that good.

All in all, if you liked what I described, this is a must buy from a new voice that would be right at home at the era of bards and chivalry.

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KJ048NQ/

Sunday, 28 January 2018

A cute little 'accident'

I wanted to make a Nice and Neat fb for a friend and ended up with a HQ one. Oh well... It's always good to make more HQ fbs, isn't it?

To see a larger version, click on the picture, then right mouse click, choose View Image and press the little magnifying glass.

 Then I made a bunch of Nice and Neat ones. :)

  



I have been crafting again, soon I'll upload more photos! Enjoy!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Hopeless

It's November! What better way to start the month than by making a Tokio Hotel fb... (everyone starts throwing eggs and tomatoes at my blog) Okay! Okay! It's the last one, I promise! Sheesh, what's wrong with you people?

So here is the newest one! This is the front:
To see a larger version, click on the picture, then right mouse click, choose View Image and press the little magnifying glass. 

The inside, kept simple:

And the back:
Next one I post will not have Bill on it, promise!  :)