Tuesday, 26 February 2013


This is my first project for Cuddly Buddly and I am so excited to be joining them.  I just love all the stamps which is my favourite part of crafting - choosing the image and then working from there!

 For this project I chose this cute image and decided that I really wanted to make some handbag sized NOTE BOOKS!

 I absolutely love writing and weirdly enough love to leave myself note or reminders!  I am a collector of elegant pens and love writing with them so I get a great deal of pleasure just writing notes, lists of jobs, plans, targets etc. - any excuse for a note book!

Tried to show the inside as best I could.

After colouring the image I cut the hardbook covers to the size I wanted and did the same with the paper - using the Clinch machine from WE ARE MEMORY KEEPERS to punch the holes ready for the binding wires.

I covered both side of the hardboard making sure that the holes were punched in the right place to match the originals.  I used a Marianne die to cut the image and used distressing ink to age the edges, finishing with the pearls and flower I had already made using a swirl flower die.

I used a hot glue gun to secure the flower and bow/ribbon.



COPICS: - colours used
Greys:  N4, N3, N2,N0
Blue/Greens:  BG49, BG9, BG5
Letter:  E40 and E41
Bones:  E43, E42, E41, E40
Gel Pen:  Silver/Black
Clear glaze pen:    Nose and eyes

Papers:   Craftwork cards
Dies used:   Marianne frame die, swirl flower die
Embellishments:  Black flat back pearls, flower, ribbon, binding kit

Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into 
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Flower and pearls
The Cheerful Stamper - Anything but a card
Cheery Lynn Design....... - Flower die
Daisy Doodles Creat....... - Anything but a card
Forever Friends - Animal
Challenges4Everybody - Anything goes
OSAAT - use a digi


tilly's crafts said...

wow what a gorgeous notebook (my daughter would just LOVE this!) - looks fantastic!
Kim x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Sharon, your card is adorable but to enter our challenge you must use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die. Perhaps you will visit us again.

Dianne said...

Wow love this, who cares about the challenge it is brilliant they way you colored it, it's perfect...

Diane J said...

Sharon - Your notebook is absolutely gorgeous, such a cute image :o)

I am sorry to let you know that you have entered your project into the wrong challenge at Forever Friends and the correct challenge - the monthly 'Animals/Birds/Butterflies' challenge has now closed.

I hope you will join us again at Forever Friends and enter one of your beautiful projects into either our next Fortnightly or Monthly Challenges.

Thanks, Diane

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is soooo cute! It would also make a wonderful gift.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Karen C said...

What a great idea and a wonderful creation! So cute!! So glad you joined us at One Stitch At A Time's 'Use A Digi' challenge this week!
I have blog candy!! check it out at www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com
Karen C

Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful notebook, love that cute image...
Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.

Manderly said...

Fantastic notebook. Love your design and that cute image. I can see puling this out of your purse and receiving a bunch of praises! Thanks so much for joining us at Forever Friends this fortnight..it is a pleasure to have you!