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

10 comments:

Di said...

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!

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

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

Barb said...

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

Alison C said...

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.

Cara said...

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

Deb Bradley said...

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

Majo said...

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

Majo -DT ♥

Lindsey said...

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!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

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

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

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