Tuesday 19 March 2013

In The Garden (Anything But A Card) for Craft-Room Challenge

Hello, I hope you are all well and keeping warm.  It's still chilly, but I'm ever hopeful that Spring will bring some warmth soon.  It's time for a new challenge over at the Craft-Room, and our hostess this fortnight is the very lovely Suzanne who has picked a theme of:

In The Garden (Anything But A Card)

We also have our very first Guest Designer this fortnight - the very talented Helene from 2amscrapper - she makes the most stunning creations so please do pop over to her blog, and take a look at her work.

As I've recently received some new stamps featuring birds, this was a perfect opportunity to get them out so I made a simple 4 x 4 notebook - I love this size as it's so handy.

Both sides of the back cover, and the inside of the front cover have been covered in dp (not shown) and the front covered with a piece of canvas, which has been lightly spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Wheatfields.  The eggs stamp and the rose in the top right corner are from Stampin' Up and have been tinted with Intktense pencils.  The rest of the stamps are from Oxford impressions.  The main image was also stamped directly onto canvas, but then cut out and matted with some Kraft cardstock, and a little lace added.  I then edged the covered with a little ink and added a seam binding bow to finish.  An antique bronze dragonfly was hung from a piece of chain and attached to the top of the binding wire. 

In addition to our new Guest Designer, we also have a new sponsor this fortnight
  (we have fantastic sponsors lined up for this year for you):
They do some amazing alterables, please click on the logo to visit the online shop.

I do hope you can find the time to join in with our challenge this fortnight, we'd love to see you, and if you pop over to the Craft-Room Challenge, you will find amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

I'd like to enter my little notebook into these challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room - Anything Goes
Crafty-Emblies - Anything Goes

Thank you for your lovely comments on my recent posts, I'm a little behind with visiting blogs at the moment but will most definitely catch up this week.  

Take care and have a lovely week.

Bye for now

Maria xxxxx


Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Maria...another fab make from you. Lovely composition showing all your little touches to their best, Suz xx

hazel said...

What a pretty little notebook Maria, the colours and images are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

2amscrapper said...

I love your color combo and design

Mervi said...

Hi Maria,
So lovely notebook, love the shabby, vintage look. And the sewing machine behind looks fab too, does it work?
Happy crafting;-))m

Debi said...

what a cute little book- I love little books, and this one's gorgeous as you've given it an excellent Maz Treatment :-) Debi x

Zoechaos said...

A super little book Maria, love how your created the cover and all the little details XOXO Zoe

Jean said...

I love your little note book Maria. The images and colours are lovely.
Thank you for your comments on my blog and for the tips on ice resin type products. I shall have to dig mine out and have another go.
Jean x

Tracy said...

Beautiful project. I love the muted colours and adore the stamps.
Tracy (Crafty Emblies DT)

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Fabulous project hun. TFS with us over at Crafty-Emblies this month. Hope to see you in future challenges and remember we are now an Anything Goes challenge blog be it either card/paper craft or Altered Art.
Elaine aka Ellapu CEDT

Linda Simpson said...

This is beautiful. I love the gorgeous image and colours.

Linda xxx

Karen Willis said...

A beautiful notebook, love the vintage feel of it and the images are great. Thanks for joining over at Crafty-Emblies. Karen xx(DT Member)

Unknown said...

Fabulous hun love the note book thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty-Emblies
Seema x

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Maz, you have done it again with another wonderful notebook, you really have got a fabulous way with them. Gorgeous detail and love the little charm. Thanks so much for being my little star and helping me in my hour of need. Julia xxxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is beautiful Maria, I love the mix of images and the texture and the splash of colour of the gorgeous rose. Vicky x

Unknown said...

What a delicate card Maria, fabulous use of stamps and the charm looks so pretty, too. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, take care, Ira x

Linda Simpson said...

Back again with my DT hat on. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty-Emblies for our challenge.

Linda xxx

Esther said...

Maria this is just lovely - beautiful images, gorgeous vintage feel..wishign you a Happy Easter..Esther xx

Anonymous said...

You will not believe it, I have this O.I. set out to play, making a collage. Unsure at the moment if to hold back to use as D.T. project.
You used such a beautiful colour palette and I like your choice of size.

Beccalite said...

What a fabulous project, I love it.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with out 9th Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (Crafty-Emblies DT Member)