Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Day of the Doctor Tribute

This Saturday, the 23rd November is the Day of the Doctor.

For the uninitiated this is the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who and we are a little bit excited!

In our house 4 out of 5 are massive Doctor Who fans and over the years I've made a few Doctor Who themed things which I thought I might share today in anticipation of the Day of the Doctor.

This Tardis card was made for our youngest when he was about 8.
It's just navy blue card cut into shape. The windows are little squares of mirror card stuck on, the signs I made in word, printed out and stuck on and the details are drawn on with a black pen. The door handle is kind of cute, just a strip of card glued on so you can open it and see him inside:
I had to get him to pose for a photo, peeking out from behind the kitchen door without telling him why, hence the slightly odd "what am I doing" expression on his face!

I just drew an "inside the Tardis" background on white card and glued it on the inside to fill in the gap. People who know about such things can date this card from the Tardis interior!

This card was for our other son when he was about 12 I think.
We have quite a history of home made cards with the "cutting out a photo of your face and sticking it onto someone else" theme. Star wars characters and super heroes are a particular favourite. Nowadays the kids use the computer and its all digital but this was quite a few years ago so I made it the old fashioned way. I did use the computer to print out photos on just regular paper, I didn't want to use proper photos and some of us needed to be coloured in!

I just drew the bodies (you can see I'm no great artist!) then cut out our heads and stuck them on. Our daughter is in the Dalek (she wasn't especially impressed!)
Again fans of the show will know straight away the Doctor Who era this is from!

This cake I've already shared here along with some other cakes decorating ideas; the slightly too short, slightly lopsided dalek.

And this one got missed from my previous cake decorating post somehow, just a simple drawing of the Tardis using icing pens.

One day I will make a proper 1970's Tom Baker Doctor Scarf, but that's quite far down my To Do list - that's a whole lot of knitting! 

The internet is full of lovely crochet patterns for tardis hats, scarves and bags. There are instructions on how to make all sorts of lovely Doctor Who themed things, I have a few pinned on pinterest, one day maybe I will get round to making them all!

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Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

10 comments:

  1. Nice! My son's having a Doctor Who themed b-day party in a few weeks; I may have to steal some of your ideas :)

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    1. Please do, that's what they are here for! I must warn you the dalek cake was a fiddle but my son was so pleased and they still talk about it as the best cake I've ever made them, so feels like it was worth the effort!

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  2. My son and I are anxiously awaiting the Dr. Who Day of the Dr. We are big Dr. Who Fans!!

    WHOA!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. It is a great show, and I think the episodes get better every time you watch them. Sometimes the little funny bits are too quick, I love watching them over and over! In fact the boys are watching the second Matt Smith episode right now as I type, when we first meet Rory the nurse and Olivia Coleman is the baddy - love it!

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  3. I'm so glad today finally arrived Julia! Not because I'm a fan of The Doctor but my husband has been driving me insane the entire week waiting for today's Episode!!!! For an entire week he has been torturing me with every single episode of The Doctor known to mankind! Wait till he sees this cake, he is going to go crazy, he wanted me to bake him Tardis cookies!...thank you so much for sharing, you just became my hubs hero and I'm the worst wife ever, LOL...just to let you know I'm following you no on FB (your fan #61) and also on G+ I hope you enjoyed the episode as much as my hubs did!

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    1. I'm so sorry you are suffering but we LOVED it. They didn't let us down at all, funny, clever, exciting...and when I heard Tom Baker's voice at the end.....sorry I'll stop now! Thanks for the support.

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  4. Awesome cards and cakes!! We are fans too!
    Angie in Tennessee

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    1. Did you get to see the episode on Saturday? I thought it was great!

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  5. Sorry to be commenting on old posts but I LOVE this! Anything Doctor Who is brilliant! I do hope you will link up to TARDIS Tuesday sometime!x

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    1. I love comments Kezzie, on old or new posts. I'll definitely stop by TARDIS Tuesday - sounds right up my street!

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