Wednesday 16 November 2011

Something Unique (I think)

My grandson Matthew was 8 in October, (I know it's taken me this long to get sorted .) Currently his very strong interest is about the Romans, he always wants to know as much as he can. My OH took him and a cousin to see the Roman Villa at Segedunum which is basically the end of Hadrian's Wall at Wallsend, Northumberland. Back to his birthday, when trying to decide what to do for his birthday card, I had one of those light bulb moments which I would like to share with you, for surely this is a unique type of modern day birthday card. He was so thrilled, I know this is one birthday card which won't be thrown out. (I hope lol)

How was it made? Two inner rolls from 1 x cling film and 1 x tin foil, the ends painted gold. The red and black mosaic patterns were free downloads from the internet as was the photo of the Roman soldiers. Two sheets of pearlised cream paper, so there was sufficient for the rolling at both ends. A piece of red ribbon and a seal to add to the end, made with Metal Magic from Debbie Moore or use any UTEE and add some gold E.P. I had so much fun making this it was something so different.


  1. This is so cool, Caz! Your grandson will love it! Best, Yvonne

  2. Wow, love the scroll, great recycling as well.
    Yvonne x

  3. Such a fantastic idea and really a little treasure. Your grandson will love it.

  4. A brilliant idea, and great recycling. I'm sure your Grandson will treasure this.
    Avril xx