I asked to Tony to work with my knitting babies so I am showeing her adroable nokitting notebook: One of the latest collection of images from Nicecrane Designs is "Fascinating Babies" and as a knitter, I just fell in love with this little crafting angel...
...and thought she was the perfect image for decorating a Knitter's note book.
Starting with a basic A5 hardback note book, I covered it with PP from the new "Sew Lovely" range by DoCraft and trimmed the spine & corners with another of the new washi tape designs from Scotch...
...I edged the image with some of the washi tape. On the PP there are heart topped haberdashery pins and I just happened to have some heart-shaped beads in my stash that were the right colour.
The lettering is from another of the current DoCraft ranges - "Madame Payraud's"...
...I knitted a small panel which I then threaded onto cocktail sticks that I had made into mini knitting needles by sticking a couple of the beads to the top. The 'knitting' was attached to the book front using Glossy Accents.
It was the perfect starting point!!! Then I saw that at Visible image their challenge this month is Anything goes. I had a great set of stamp that was just PERFECT for this page!!! And of course it also helps one of my new year resolution which is to use my stamps more often!!! I'm hoping that through this journalling I will get to do that.
Gold and black is so elegant! At first I wasn't sure gold and black were quite right for these darling images from Nicecrane Designs, but after creating this set I think they go together fine!
This new set is called Your Magical Name because you can use whatever font you want and whatever words you would like in the banners. That makes these very versatile (and they would be fun to color, as well.)
I've used some Stampin' Up supplies on these as well. The flowers are made with an awesome set of gold accented vellum. It is a lovely weight and oh, so pretty! Other Stampin' Up goodies include: Label Love Stamp Set, Artisan Label Punch, (Label Love comes as a set with the punch as well) Postcard Stamp Set, Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set, and Gold Twine.
I ran some gold paper through my Xyron to make it sticky on the back and cut a small scallop shape for the envelope seals. The envelopes are a file from Silhouette and the scallop box above is from Lori Whitlock (I elongated it a bit.)
Anne, ws working on this Victorian Card,,,, so elegant, so stunning,,, so unique.:I try every year to make New Year Resolutions, but they don't tend to last very long so this year I am trying to be totally realistic, in making just one and then sticking to it. My idea was inspired by Claudia who asked us to use up one of our shopping sins for Our Creative Corner- well that got me started, so my one and only resolution for this year is to 'USE IT' - use all that stash that I bought and intended to use but never did....
This project, which is my Design Team piece for Nicecrane, uses some of my really beautiful and rather expensive Maja Design Vintage Autumn papers (up to now I could only stroke and then had to put them away again), flowers that I have had for several years, lace that I seem to have had forever and a die that my lovely friend Mo bought me about a year ago and has never been used until now.
The papers were cut to size and distressed around the edges and lightly coloured with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. A smaller piece frames the picture and the edges have been dipped into Embossing Ink and coated with White Frantage.