28 November 2011

Another Altered Notebook

It is Saturday evening and I have just completed altering a notebook Linda gave me.  She uses it for taking notes at classes she attends at church.  Seeing that she loved the notebook that I had altered for her daughter, she clearly wanted her plain, black notebook covered as well.  This post is scheduled to be posted only after she's seen it.

I thought I'd leave a nice thin black border around the book as it creates a lovely frame and definition.  I was really going to go for turquoise and brown, but somehow the pink and red caught my eye again. I really hope she likes it.  (Edited 28 Nov - Linda LOVES her book... one very happy client... yay!)

The background paper was a gift from my friend Sandra and I've been keeping it for something special.  The rest just followed from there.  This is my newest Tilda which arrived on Friday.  She is Ribbon Tilda and was purchased from 7 Kids College Fund.

Here's a pic of the front and the back.  As you can see the black book creates a  nice border around it.

I added some Star Dust stickles to those little hearts and around the oval nestie for a bit of glitz and glam.  Tilda has been coloured with Copics... I am really trying to get those folds right, so be kind... After reading the interview they had with Zoe, the Queen of Colouring in the new Magnolia magazine, I'm encouraged to follow her advice... practice.. practice.. practice and don't compare yourself to anyone else !

Altering a notebook is such a lovely gift to give someone, especially now at Christmastime, don't you think? So... why not give it a go yourself.

Can you believe it, 26 days to go until Christmas!.... I will definitely be burning the midnight oil this week to get some more Christmas cards made for my own stash, as these will need to be posted soon.  If you've seen any Quick and Simple ones in blogland, send me the link for inspiration please.

Thanks so much for popping by.  Always a pleasure reading your comments and a very warm welcome to a new follower.  It's always nice seeing a new face, as it makes blogging so worthwhile.

Happy crafting to you all, hugs Sharon x


Renkata said...

Such a sweet notebook Sharon.

hannelie said...

It's beautiful!

Monique said...

It is beautifull Sharon. No wonder she loved it :)).

Hugs Monique

Rose Petal said...

Good morning Sharon. I see you have been in your very creative mode again, how wonderful and very special is this.
I love that beautiful red vibrant paper, stunning choice. The image and those pretty flowers really stand out, and your design is just perfect and very effective. No wonder your friend loved it, its stunning and so beautifully crafted, as always.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

ursula Uphof said...

Your notebooks are really lovely. Thanks for the update on my posted prize. Yes scarey the no. of days left, and only 24 till we leave for The Netherlands. Take care.

Kathleen said...

No wonder your friend loved the book, its gorgeous. I love that Tilda shes so sweet.
Hugs Kat xx

Marika said...

Good Afternoon

What a lovey notebook. I love the doilies that you have used as well as the colour combination.

Beautiful as always.
Thank you,

Catherine said...

This is so so sweet Sharon ! I love the DP you have chosen ! Your friend will love it and cherish it ! So so cute... Hugs and love from Catherine

inge said...

Wat een mooi notitieboek is dit geworden Sharon.Je hebt gelijk het is zeker een mooi kado voor kerst.

Groetjes inge

Elise said...

Hi Sharon! Oh this is so BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love this altered item!!!!


Peggie said...

How charming. No wonder your client loved it.

jimlynn said...

Love, love, LOVE IT! So pretty and that bow is just the best! Love your notebooks and this one just makes me want to reach out and grab it! So pretty.

Riet said...

Schitterend,mooi ingekleurd dit lieve meisje.
Heel mooi papier gebruikt.

Liefs Riet.

Anonymous said...

This is lovely Sharon, I'm sure that your friend will love it, great job
Hugs Julie P