Tuesday, 31 May 2016

My crafty notebook

For years now, I've kept a crafty notebook, to scribble down ideas, sketch designs and list any forthcoming DT challenges so I can mull over  ideas for them. Until recently I have always altered my current notebook before starting to use it, but I started my current one in January this year and somehow still hadn't got around to it.

But today I have my granddaughter for the day and as it is pouring with rain and we can't go out, she wanted to spend the day trying out all - ALL - my rubber stamps and inkpads. And while I was lifting them all out, I thought I would have a good old play as well. So I picked out a selection of stamps - some favourites, a few that had never seen ink, and raided the snippets box for a bundle of snippets in various green/orange/yellow shades.

I covered the front of my notebook with black paper, then stamped an assortment of images onto various sized rectangles of card. I inked and the edges of each panel, and overstamped some of them with distress effect stamps - yes, even those fingerprints are stamped, not real. Then I arranged them all on the cover, moving them around until I was pleased with the arrangement. Then I stuck them in place and added a few Wink of Stella highlights.

Finally I stamped the Dylusions sentiment, that describes perfectly how I feel when I am crafting - and especially how I felt while I was making this!

I am sharing this with

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 231
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Not a Card


  1. Oh Jane, this is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful way to use up lots of snippets - and also to while away a wet day. Isn't the weather dire - and we aren't actually camping in Hampshire. Phew!


    Di xx

  2. Forgot to say how much I love the sentiment - perfect :) xx

  3. What a good idea to keep a book of crafty ideas. I write notes on pieces of paper then loose them ....

    Your cover looks really good Jane. A great way to use snippets and stamp some oldies and goodies and NBUS too. Love the earthy colours. Barbxx

  4. What a wonderful cover. I do like all the black on the colours. A great way to remind yourself of all your stamps too. I wish I was organised enough to keep a note book, I just have bits of paper shoved into a book.

  5. The sentiment made me giggle, think I would have added a few proper inky fingerprints as well (although they may or may not have been intentional!) Cara x

  6. Haha I l ve the words that me all over lol fabulous Debbs xx

  7. This is very good idea! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

    Majo -DT ♥

  8. That is the best sentiment for this kind of journal! This altered cover is awesome. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  9. Love it, looks awesome and I am very jealous. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood with Not a Card.

  10. Wonderful! Thank you for joining us for the N is NOT a Card challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


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