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Thursday 20 November 2014

Christmas Notebook

Good morning all and a big welcome to all my new followers.

We had a mixed batch of weather yesterday but mainly wet and cold, a good day to stay at home and craft....although shopping and housework did scupper some of my plans.

I've a recycled notebook to share today. I had a little charity book sitting on my desk and decided it would be perfect to use to keep a note of Christmas cards sent...I always manage to miss someone!

Coated first with some gesso then sprayed with distress stains and cosmic shimmer gold. The tree is from Clearly Besotted, two die cuts stuck together to give some dimension then stamped in forest pine DI and given a spray of cosmic shimmer.

This is how it started out.

Challenges entered:
Craft Room Challenge - anything 3D
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Altered Eclectics - anything but a card


  1. Love your altered notebook Carol, lovely piece of artwork. Think I should do one too! Carol

  2. I like, I like, I really, really like and I have one of those notebooks.
    Mmmmm!! might have to have a wee play.
    Thank for the inspiration

    Patricia x

  3. What a great idea to reuse an old notebook. Love the effect you have used. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  4. Oh l do like to see an altered note book Carol and yours is stunning x

  5. I have that notebook too Carol Love what you have done with it. I have an Excel spreadsheet for my Christmas cards or I would get into a real mess. Hugs Christine xx

  6. This looks wonderful, loving the design and a great idea too.
    Linda xxx

  7. What a total transformation Carol, it looks fabulous! So useful for all the lists we tend to make this time of year. Susan x

  8. Fabulous notebook Carol. What a great idea to keep Christmas addresses in. Hugs Rita xxx

  9. A fabulous notebook Carol, it certainly looks different - much improved.

  10. Gosh you've made it so different, it's lovely, I love the tree, hugs Kate x

  11. Beautiful altered notebook. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge.

  12. This is totally ACE Carol I really love how you have altered the notebook and for such a great use as well.
    lorraine x

  13. Wow, another fabulous transformation Carol. Love what you have done here. Michelle x

  14. Gorgeous little book... WOW..What a transformation...Love it...Thank you for joining us at Craft my life....Hugs May x x


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