Thursday, 28 February 2013


This month's challenge at Ladybug Crafts is to use the Colour Blue and I have chose to make a Note book for this challenge.

I made this book from hardbook and covered with a cereal box cardboard to give it is flexibility to open and close.  Nightmare but worth the effort!  Having worked out the style of the note book I had great fun in designing and playing with this gorgeous image from A DAY FOR DAISIES called VOILETS IN MY HAIR.

I had to admit that it did take me quite a long time to come up with the papers and design I liked - I hope you like to the finished result as much as I do!

Micro beads were added for extra texture.


Medium:    Copics, Micro beads, pva glue (for faux pearls in her hair)
Papers:      Kaban papers
Dies used:   Flower punch, frame die
Embellishments:  Various flowers, Pearls swirls, Pearls, feathers

Check out Ladybug crafts where many of these products were purchased.

Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into 
Adayfordaisies - use a die cut
Through the Craftroom...... - Always anything goes
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge - Purple, Green and Yellow
Die Cutting Diva's - use a die cut
Baffies Kreativladen...... - Purple and green
CraftsandMe - dies and punches
Divasbydesign - Anything goes
PaperPretties - Punches
SimonSaysStamp - Anything goes
Three Muses - Rustle of Spring
Sisterhood of Craft.... - Birthday
7Kids.... - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - In the garden
Papercraft Star - Happy Birthday
Nutcrafters - Lilac and Lemon
Fab 'n Funky - Pastels
Craftingforall Seasons - Dies and punches


Ros Crawford said...

What a stunning notebook this is ... I adore it! Thanks for playing at Papercraft Star!

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just beautiful Sharon and well worth the effort! WOW! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Sandra said...

Amazing creativity, and and absolutely gorgeous notebook. Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous notebook!! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Sam Healey said...

I love this so much - thanks Sharon for a great project for Ladybug Crafts ;o) xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

A beautifully decorated notebook. I love the image and gorgeous detailing.
Thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week

Alison Wade said...

This is gorgeous. Ali x (Ladybug Crafts)

Alison Wade said...

This is gorgeous. Ali x (Ladybug Crafts)

Basslady said...

this is such a masterpiece of a card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky and Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous, hunni! Hugs...Mona

Tricia G. said...

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Dianne said...

OH Sharon I love it all hand made brilliant. I haven't made a book in a few year:):). I love how your put the die cut swirl behind her, the beautiful flowers and I'm loven the feathers, thanks so much for inspiring us and sharing...

Shirley said...

Such a soft and pretty image! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky.

BugBites said...

pretty. TFS with us DCD this week

Debs said...

Stunning notebook cover - love the beautiful floral arrangement.
Thanks for playing along at Divas this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Deborah said...

That is a beautiful book!

TeresaK said...

This is just a beautiful piece of art! I am glad you submitted to Cuttin' and Stampin' challenges, however the purple, yellow and green projects were for last weeks challenge! This week is to use an umbrella in your project! So sorry!
Please join us again!

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful, gorgeous card Sharon.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Bianca said...

What a wonderfull creation. I love the punches and the colors you have used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

sara said...

gorgeous love the image thanks so much for joining us at crafts & me this week
hugs sara x x

Sherry Eckblad said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ADFD.

Clarissa Andrea said...

WOW! What a great project. Thank you for playing with us at Baffies and good luck.
xoxo Clarissa