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Friday, 30 May 2014

Sunday Stampers Week 309 - Something changed - Friday 30th May 2014

Hello Friends,

Hope you have all had a good week...I just wish this weather would improve! I've had a busy's Volunteers Week next week so I've been trying to prepared for an 'Open Office' event we are having on Monday to try and recruit volunteers.

Today is my Sunday Stampers project for this week...I made this today, finally able to relax in my craft room this week! I've made it as a little present for a friend, so hope she likes it!

Sunday Stampers is the weekly challenge set by the hugely inspirational Hels Sheridan, for full details hop over to Hels' blog:

This week Hels set the theme of changing I started out with this...a plain little notebook....

And this is the altered version...front and back...

I started off with some card from my was left over from a Tilda pad. All the stamps I've used are from Paper Artsy: the butterfly is  an Eclectica stamp and all the other stamps are Jofy designs. I folded the card to fit the notebook, but made it as a cover that the book just slots into. Once I had sized it properly I got out my sewing machine and sewed all around the edges.

 I stamped all the images using Versafine ink and then quickly heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped the butterfly on the cover and then a second time on card; this butterfly I heat embossed using Black Sparkle embossing powder. I then coloured the images using my drawing inks. 

The second butterfly was adhered to the front and to finish I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress in, added a little stickles glitter, some bakers twine and a little wooden heart.

inside of sewn cover

This is all set to be my creation for Emergency Crafters for June, hoping that we go ahead this month, but I'll keep you posted!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate your comments and love to read them,

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Fab alteration Carole, love the stitching too... Thanks for joining in with the sunday Stamper x

  2. An amazing transformation Carole, I adore those JOFY stamps, especially the dragonfly. Hope you have a lovely weekend and that you get lots of volunteers next week. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Gorgeous notebook Carole, love the stitching & the drawing inks look lovely. Such a nice gift.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Speak soon
    Amy x

  4. What a great transformation, I love what you have done.
    The stamps you have used are brilliant.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia xxx

  5. Happy Saturday to you Carole. This is gorgeous, what a wonderful present for your friend. Hope you are having a lovely sunny weekend..I am going to be enjoying a day of crafting :) Cx

  6. Hi Carole.
    Just beautiful, love it.

  7. Hi Carole : )

    What a beautiful book cover! I just love those fuzzy little insects : )

    Sending sunshine and hugs!


  8. What a great idea Carole. I love that the cover can then be transferred to the next notebook. Lovely images used. Hugs Christine xx

  9. Oh wow what an awesome transformation of the little notebook. Its so cheerful and I love the mixed media feel.
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  10. This is beautiful, I love how you decorated the notebook. Gorgeous colours!

  11. Love this Carole .. .. and the back is just as beautiful as the front.

    The good thing is the cover could then be transferred to another book once this one is full! Great idea!

    Love Jules xx