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