Sunday, 25 August 2013


Hello friends
Yes...Insomnia!  But not what you are probably thinking...
Insomnia is the name of the UK's biggest gaming festival and this 
is where Elliott is spending some of his birthday.
Not exactly on our doorstep - it is in Telford!
Elliott is a true computer fanatic (geek!) so this festival is definitely his cup of tea.
Thank you Rose for sending Elliott an e-card - it was lovely :)

Kits have gone out, I realise there may be a slight delay with the Bank Holiday.
I'm reading some lovely emails from those who have received and
have made/making their kits.
When I first sit down and come up with kit ideas I always hope they
are well received and you do not disappoint - I am delighted, thank you.

Now we need something crafty....
you may recall a while back I mentioned 'One Die Wonders' and this is one of them.
A notebook...seems I'm a fan of notebooks right now!
This is one I purchased from Sainsbury because I liked the colour of the spine,
it had a design of its own on the cover but I soon changed that!
The only die used on this project is Blossom Two.
By alternating paper and felt it creates a pretty and soft effect.  I'm also a fan of the
turquoise/pale blue colouring teamed with brown/beige.
The papers are Graphic 45 - Kraft Reflections.
A simple design with a black gem swirl flourish to jazz it up a little bit.
(I always cut these into pieces - they go further that way!)

Hope you are all having a great weekend.
Take care friends.


Rosie said...

Hope Elliott enjoys being an 'Insomniac'. I too, like notebooks and changing their covers, so I really appreciate your ideas. I am also a ODW fan, so keep it coming!

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine,I love your ODW features and the notebook is gorgeous.Haven't started on my kit yet but did bake the cake ...mmm delicious!Bet Elliott is enjoying his Birthday gaming weekend.
Take care, Maggie xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Your little cartoon made me smile I can imagine this sort of thing can happen in many households. Hope Elliot is enjoying his birthday treat.
Love the way you have changed the notebook, I too like the ODW projects.
Have a good day.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I hope Elliott enjoys his birthday, I love the cartoon.
Your notebook looks great. ODW are a really good idea. Take care. x.

Valerie said...

Hi Christine, hope Elliot enjoys his gaming weekend . Lovely project, I like the felt flower, may be using that idea this weekend. Cannot wait for my kit to arrive, enjoy your day Valerie

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Hope Elliott has a wonderful day

I love your notebook but wondered did you bind it yourself if not how do you cut round those metal bits

Sue xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I hope Elliott is enjoying his 'Insomniac' visit.
I got my kit, thank you, can't wait to start, and also, after reading Maggie's comment, I can't wait to try out the recipe, sounds yummmmmmmm !!
Loving your altered notebook, I love those two colours together.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Elaine said...

Hi Christine, lovely notebook. Hope you have a great time at insomnia. Telford is on our doorstep ! Have a great time Elliott & happy birthday xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous notebook, love the colour combo. Happy Birthday to Elliott and I hope he enjoys insomnia!! Emma

hazel young said...

Hope Elliott has a great time. Love the e-card i need that for my son lol. Loving the book and the blossom two die xx hazel

nattyboots said...

Hope you have lots of fun this weekend Elliott, i love your cartoon postcard i just bet you will pin it on the wall in your bedroom ?

Your notebook is fab Christine ,i love the flowers and the bookmark attached to the spine .

Elaine H X

Maggie said...

Hello. Thought it was delayed jetlag! But no, just boys having fun. Lovely little book, lovely cartoon but I assure you girls can't pick up their clothes either and they have more of them usually. xxMargaretxx

Jean Z said...

Hope you are all well and Elliott is enjoying his Birthday weekend, I love the note book it's stunning. love Jean Z xxx

Janice said...
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Janice said...

Good morning Christine

I'm sure Elliot is having great fun at 'Insomnia' and is thoroughly enjoying his birthday treats!
I love your notebook today, and the effect of using just one die, esp with the felt.
I've received my recipe book and due to the awful wet weather yesterday, what better excuse than to craft! I really enjoyed making it and have sent you photos this morning. I needed some better light to take them in, and we have a little bit of sunshine this morning, in between some dark clouds.
You have certainly inspired me to make more, or maybe a notebook like yours next!

I've made the lemon cake many times since you shared the recipe on your's delicious, but I do look forward to buying the others!
Have a good Sunday.
Janice x

loftylass said...

It looks fantastic Christine - love the colours. Keep the ODW coming - we always need inspiration. Hope Elliott enjoys his Birthday weekend. tfs.
Heather W

Janice said...

A beautiful note pad Chris, which would make ideal stocking fillers. Hope Elliott has a great day. Janice x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine lovely note book,love the color.I hope Elliott has a fantastic Birthday.

Planetsusie said...

I do hope Elliott has a great time - methinks my hubby would like to be there as well as this sounds his sort of thing - lol!!! I have just sent for the Recipe book kit - it looks lovely! I have a few Notebooks ready for alterations at the moment but if I do alter them I won't be able to use them because I just lurve looking at them!!!!

Hugs to you all

Sue Pxxx

Carole Z said...

Hope Elliott has a fab time! Love what you have done to this notebook Christine! I really enjoyed putting my kit together and have had lots of lovely comments on my blog today - thank you so much for leaving yours! Hugs to you all, Carole Z XX

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, so happy that Elliott is doing something he enjoys, he deserves to be spoilt. Love your notebook and the way you have altered it, now it will be loved.

Wilma x x x

LoraineC said...

Hope Elliot has had a great birthday weekend, I love your altered notebook. Hope Mr Postie will be bringing my charity kits this week can't wait to get playing x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous notebook Christine, love the colour way. I hope Elliott enjoyed his day too, Susan x

Ann said...

Hi Christine

So glad Elliot is having a really great Birthday Weekend.

Your notebook is just fabulous I really like the colours you have chosen Turq/Kraft colour card a match made in heaven.

Hugs Annxxx X

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