Thursday, 3 January 2013

It's Another Long One!

Hello friends
Oh yes...another long blog post!
First... this project has popped up on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
This is one of my altered notepads and using Kitschy Kitchen papers by Melissa Frances.
All the step shots are on their blog today.  I always seem to be sending you off
on links to visit places... hope you don't mind!
A close up using the lovely Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and Foliage
these dies never stray very far from my craft desk.
Decorating progress.....
At one point I had hoped to salvage this wall, such pretty Laura Ashley wallpaper but...
 it wasn't to be!  Realised it had so many plaster splatters and trying to paint around it was
getting tricky so here is my mum with the task of stripping!
I've selected a different paper for this wall -
(do you know there is a severe lack of butterflies featured on wallpaper!!)
 And it appears when it comes to hardcore decorating...teenagers are not quite up to it!

I'm now working in London today and tomorrow so decorating has halted until the weekend.
I will continue to update you with photos.

Next month in 2012 life/craft recap....
Elliott turned 16 - we spent a very wet day in London and had a trip to the theatre.
Friday Die Days continued - one of my absolute favourites Les Papillions

I made a pretty preserve jar using Homespun.
And I still couldn't not stop making felt flowers from Spiral Blossoms Three!
A break from craft/life recap tomorrow as it is....Friday Die Day.
Take care friends.


scottish crafter said...

Lovely notepad, decorating progressing with all your willing helpers. Loveyour review of 2012 but looking forward to seeing what 2013 will bring. What a pity work other than crafting gtsin the way. Roll on Friday Die Day.

Wilma x x x

Janice said...

Hi Christine
I love this notebook and am determined to give making some a try this year!
It's great to see the decorating is a real family affair, how good that they're all able to help you.
Thank you for sharing your latest photos, looking forward to seeing the next ones and the studio progress after the weekend.
Have a good day.
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Your notebook is fascinating, lots of different patterns all complementing each other and the beautiful jewel flowers die-cuts, absolutely gorgeous.
What a shame you couldn't save the wallpaper, but the decorating seems to be coming on really well. You have been working your Son too hard, Christine ha ha.
The recap over 2012 is lovely, really nice to see beautiful creations again.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
A very pretty notebook I must spread my wings and try something new its so easy to get in a rut.
Lovely to look back on your wonderful projects of last year.
The old saying "willing hands make light work" comes to mind with your bevy of workers. Its nice to see the progress you are making.
Have a good day.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, the notebook is lovely...I really do have to find the time for more 'makes' this year! Carole Z X

baconbits said...

Great minds think alike, only yesturday i purchased some note pads to make sure notebooks like you suggest. spooky....
Just love how all your family is mucking in to help with the studio revamp.
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. What a shame about that pretty wallpaper. Never mind I'm sure you've picked an equally beautiful one.

Looking forward to Friday die day tomorrow.

Val in Spain xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine,

Oh your poor son is looking quite shattered but i just bet he will be ready to get on with it again come the weekend ?.

A lovely notebook and the papers are scrummy .

Looking forward to FDD

Take Care
Elaine H X

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine,

Oh your poor son is looking quite shattered but i just bet he will be ready to get on with it again come the weekend ?.

A lovely notebook and the papers are scrummy .

Looking forward to FDD

Take Care
Elaine H X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
How do you find the time to do your blog I really love it.
I am so pleased the decorating is comming along I am sure it will look great.
Love today's tag etc. looking forward to FDD. Take care x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, lovely useful notebook, will pop over for a peek. Emma

hazel said...

Lovely project and photos Christine. It's nice your family are able and willing to help you xx hazel

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, loving the recaps. Shame about the wallpaper. You will have to design some wallpaper with butterflies on if there is nothing about.
Looking forward to FDD tomorrow.
Elizabeth x
PS hope it is not too traumatic returning to work for you.

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous notepad Christine! I was thinking I must buy the Jewel Flourishes and on a whim I looked in my Spellbinders drawer and what should I find at the back.... yes Jewel Flourishes! Goodness me I think I am loosing the plot!! xx

Ita said...

Hi Christine the notebook is so pretty,love the flowers is nice to see the recap.Your family are great to help,a pity about the wall paper.I was just thinking o your poor butterflys yerstday ,they must be so sad and lonley lol

Craftychris said...

The notebook is so pretty! I must have a go. It is such a shame about the wallpaper but I am looking forward to seeing the new one you have chosen. xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
I adore your embellished notebooks etc, they always give the recipient a little of you instead of a little of the manufacturers or branding. So much nicer than a big shopstore name or price sticker! Lol. Truly lovely and fabulous inspiration.
I do hope the decorating continues well. It's a shame about the paper but look at it this way, now you can paper and craftily decorate that wall to your personality.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to welcome me back to blogland. So kind. I will do my best to come by more often again.
Hugs Linda xx

melanie said...

Stunnning note book I`m going to make my grand daughters a year book I don`t know how it will turn out as never done anything like this before first one is due next thursday as Amelia is 1yr old then the next one for a week later best get my thinking cap on .Melanie

Sue B said...

Oh what a shame about that wallpaper, it is so bright & cheery & what wonderful parents you have they help so much. Love reading about your 2012 & re-living some of your delightful makes.

Play Angry-Bird Game said...

nice post
thanks for sharing

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