Friday, March 15, 2013

Birthday Suprises.

It's Fluff's Birthday today  and I made her a couple of suprises which she received in the post today so it is safe to show one of  them.
I did a covered note book swap a while back and  whilst the original was a fabric one with applique I have chosen to make this one using  mixed media  and paper piecing instead.

As the note book has a spiral edge I could not make a cover for the whole of the front and back so made up panels instead. (Thick card cut to size and covered in a floral paper which was sent to me by a blogging friend in USA so do not know the make). Fluff loves yellow and mauve so I used those  as the main colours. I made up a smaller panel for the front in the same way and used a plain yellow backing paper which came as a freebie in a magazine. The lace is from her Nan's unmentionables, ribbon and other papers from my stash. The butterflies were cut from small snippets of cardstock using a tonic punch. Sunbonet Sue came from 'The Ultimate Sunbonnet Sue Collection' of quilt block patterns which I cut smaller to fit the panel.
Here is the back showing the panel of pretty floral paper which I left plain. I distressed around the edges on all the panels using distress ink and a handy little gadget for doing the job.
 
Entering into the following challenges:
 
Tuesday Throwdown: Paper Piecing.
LEJ Designs: Things with Wings.
Crafts and Me Challenges : Ribbons and Lace.
One Stitch at a Time: Anything goes.
Pixie'sCrafty Workshop : Use your snippets.
Pin and Tack: Anything goes.
 
 
 
 
 



14 comments:

  1. I love the altered notebook design and don't mention the unmentionables! I have some similar books waiting for attention! Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs and good luck in the challenge. Vee xx

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  2. Cute little sunbonnet girl. It reminds me of the quilts my mother used to make when I was a kid. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  3. I did wonder whose knickers were adorning my gorgeous notebook! Thank you, I love it. xx

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  4. Gorgeous Mrs A...Faye must be very glad with this beautiful notebook...love the lace....greetings from a sunny Switzerland.
    XXX Margreet

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  5. Gorgeous notebook Mrs A - trust you to use unmentionables! I see that Fluff doesn't mince words and came straight out with knickers :))

    Hugs, Di xx

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  6. Gorgeous creation, so nice to be able to receive something like this, sweet.xx

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  7. Nice paper piecing on the sweet bonnet girl. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    Kim L. DT

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  8. What a pretty card, thank you for joining us at LEJ, Pauline x

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  9. I did giggle at lace from unmentionables :) This is a lovely notebook, very pretty with the lace and ribbon and a nice colour scheme.

    Many thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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  10. what a gorgeous spring card - Thanks for joining us at LCI
    Lisa x

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  11. That's so pretty (even with the unmentionables) love the colour combination and I bet the birthday girl loved it too xx

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  12. This is so pretty.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafts & Me Challenges, hope you will join us again hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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