Well, Christmas is over and now it's the start of a brand New Year. Over at Dream Valley we are starting the year with an easy challenge - Anything Goes. You can make anything you like for this challenge, it doesn't have to be a card - so long as it's hand made. We are sponsored this time by the fab One Stop Card Crafts who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher for their online store.
I decided to make notebooks for my nieces for this challenge.
My first notebook is a cutesy one. I have a niece who is mad on cupcakes so my choice of stamps and paper for this one was easy! I covered a small pre-purchased notebook inside and out with paper from Paper Mania Sweet Nothings pad.
The topper is made by stamping the cute mice (Penny Black Critter Party) onto watercolour paper and watercolouring it using Whispers pens. Then I added some sparkle with a Sakura Stardust pen to the cupcake frosting and the candle flame. I cut and mounted it using Nestabilities and added a bow to the bottom. To finish off the note book I added matching ribbon to the spiral binding.
My second notebook was made for a niece who is a Stampin' Up demostrator so I used all SU products. I covered the notebook with Greenhouse Gala paper and made the topper by stamping the flower (Ornate Flowers) in SU Baja Breeze, mounting it onto green then brown card, punching the bottom of the brown with an SU scallop punch and wrapping a piece of ribbon and a bow round it. Then, again, adding ribbons to the spiral binding.
My third notebook is covered with paper from Paper Mania Amethyst Tones. The topper is a butterfly (Darkroom Door) stamped in black and coloured with Sakura pens. It's cut and mounted using Nestabilities and, again, a bow and ribbons have been added.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
CES Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps - Anything Goes
I Brake For Challenges - CAS
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes (Top Tip - when recovering spiral bound notebooks you can remove the binding by gently prising it apart and then you can take the covers off to work on them, then reassemble the notebook and gently squeeze the binding back in place)
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Ribbon and Sparkle