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Friday, 18 July 2014

Sunday Stampers week 316: Altered note book - Friday 18th July 2014

Hello Friends,

So did any of you experience those storms last night? Apparently we did, but we slept through it, lol!

Before I start my post properly I would like to say a massive welcome to my 80th follower
 Angela Radford. Angela is celebrating her first year of blogging this month, do pop over and have a look at her fabulous art work - here

Thank you so much for following me Angela! 

Sunday Stamper week 316 - Everyday I write the book

For those who don't know, this is a weekly fun challenge set by the uber talented Hels Sheridan. All the deets are here

This week Hels has set the theme of Books, to be interpreted at our will -- alter a book, use book pages, make  a always time is short, but I do like to participate in this challenge if I can. I love to alter note books/make note books and this is probably my quickest project ever! To be honest, it helped get my creative juices flowing as I've been struggling a bit this week...

This started out as a plain 16cms x 20cms exercise book, which (of course) I forgot to photograph in its original state, but believe me it was very ordinary!

I first of all covered the book with this paper by Graphic 45, from a 12x12 French Country design pad. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. All the stamps, except for the blossom are by Graphic 45. The blossom is by Jofy for Paper Artsy.

I stamped the word ' Creative' and heat embossed to give it a little lift and shine. I then stamped the script on to a piece of kraft card and inked the edges, then I over stamped the ink bottle. I adhered it to the book, tucking it under the last that I had added to the top.

Next I stamped the 'sign' on to the same paper, rolled one side and a corn and adhered to the book. I stamped the flower  3 times on to the reverse side of this paper using  left over scrap pieces (can't waste any of this paper!), cut it out and layered it. After placing it on the book, I added a metal button.

I decided to add these ideology memo pins, thinking it would be a useful addition, but wanted to show how they could be used. I had stamped this phrase on to card but not used it, so I cut it out roughly and added it to a pin.

That's my offering for this week - thank you so much for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Gorgeous alteration Carole, love what you did with it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Beautiful book, love the pretty Creative stamp too. ~Diane

  3. We had the awful storms too Carole, but like you John slept through it all! Love your altered book project. The stamps you have used are great. It's not hard to imagine how different it is from the original! Hugs Christine. xx

  4. We had the storms the afternoon of Wednesday, nothing last night that we know of!!!
    Brilliant re-generation of an ordinary Note Book.
    I love all the textures, stamps, papers and embellishments.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

  5. This is gorgeous Carole. Just love the vintage flair.
    {I would love you to take part in my 900 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  6. Carole a great altered book. I like your use of all the papers, stamps etc. Hazel xx

  7. Outstanding and the vintage look of this wonderful creation...I have the urge lately to do something like this but in between DT cards and being with my dad 4 hrs a day the day is then gone...but I will day..

    The Journey is the Start

  8. Love it!! I am wild about Graphic 45 paper : ) this is just lovely. Thank you for pointing out the memo pin - It had not sunk into my noggin what I was looking at! Brilliant : )


  9. Lovely alteration Carole...great use of stamps and dies and fabulous embellishments....yes we had storms last night but not too hubby slept through it ...but he does wear hearing aids...!!
    Enjoy your weekend


  10. This is absolutely stunning! Such fantastic stamps and embellishments - I love it!