Tuesday 30 October 2012

Shopping List

Hello friends
A Shopping List today - something very close to my heart, my life is run by lists! 
For a simple effective project I pick up regular shopping list pads that you can find in all 
supermarkets, I remove the cover and make my own. 
Just a series of layers, tiny bit of lace, tea cup and flowers.
It makes a frugal but pretty gift.
This is using the retro Happy Days - Papermania papers and Nested Tea Cups.
Always a good idea to pop a magnet on the back so you can affix it to the fridge.
It is bright, jolly and it  might even make the food shop a little more bearable!

It is half term here so no creative writing class for me last night,
instead I decided to bring a box of dies home from the studio and do a bit of organising.
The dining room table is still a real muddle - one of those jobs that seemed a good idea at the time!

Thank you for the film recommendations - I watched the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel yesterday.
A fantastic line up of our most wonderful actors.
I do have to craft at the same time - I've become rather adept at pressing pause!  
Take care friends.


Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Hi Christine, had to delete my last comment, could not spell his morning. Love the way you turn a plain notepad into a work of art. This gives me ideas for small Christmas gifts.

Wilma x x

HiggiSue said...

Lovely Christine. adding a magnet too is a great tip....pity my American fridge freezer doors are that brushed silver and non magnetic.....damn...Lol!!

Christine Harrop said...

Really pretty Christine. A few years ago I did something similar for table gifts at Christmas an d I had forgotten all about it until you reminded me.. Maybe it is time to give it another go. Thanks. Christine x

Anonymous said...

Hi Hels. Love the gift idea and the magnet sounds really good. Like you I live by lists.
Must try that film.
My heart goes out to all the people in America caught up in the freak weather.

Val in Spain xxx

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, yes a VERY pretty gift that would be. Thank you for the idea and tips.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

baconbits said...


Great minds think alike - though notsaying mineis great. But i purchased some pads yesturday to do just this. Hope it works...
Amanda x

Bea said...

hi Christine - lovely gift idea - hard to think of christmas things as just back from a sunny holiday and trying to get motivated for work. Lokking forward to FDD

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Very pretty gift idea, this would be a great one for children to do for aunties etc.
Have a good day.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I love, love, love your cover for a notepad, what an ingenious idea. I don't know how you manage to craft AND watch a film, you are a better person than I ha ha, when I craft I always have the tv on too, but my concentration is such that the tv needn't be on at all ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This is a really good idea for a small gift,it is so pretty and usefull. Take care. x.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, im my old age (32) i know also need lists to remember whats to be done! So i love this! I could also use up some scraps to decorate it, another bonus. Emma

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

This is so pretty...a lovely way to remember what is needed. I always say a short pencil is better than a long memory lol

Hope you get your sorting out done today

Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely idea, I will give you a guess as to what I shall be making in my workshop next time I go down there LOL!!
They are really lovely to give as a little extra gift, and one for me obviously. Thanks for the idea
Sue x

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine your little notepad is so cute ,

I did this a few years ago with bigger note pads for my grandchildren ,they thought they were great .

I decided to sort my crafty bits into some sort of order yesterday too ,Oh my, i then began to wish i had never bothered ,i was going to de clutter as well ,but it all went back , as i thought my stash was just too precious and useful to throw away . The good thing is i can now see the things i had forgotten about
Have a good day

Elaine H X

AnneRD said...

Such a pretty cover, a great idea for stocking fillers, and presents for the teacher. Thanks for the magnet tip.
I loved that film too. Anne

Ita said...

Hi Christine what a great idea I also a list person so is my daughter this would make a lovely stocking filler thanks for the idea

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful project. Very lovely idea, and so effective.
Have been away for a few days visiting family in Wales.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

hazel young said...

Hi Christine what a lovely shopping list love the papers you have used. xx hazel

Carole Z said...

Evening Christine...what a lovely shopping list - super idea for a gift, Carole Z X

Sarah said...

Hi Christine

This is a fabulous idea. Love the papers and dies you have used. I'm trying to have a bit of a sort-out myself. I've made a bit of progress but I'm easily distracted. When will you be back on Create and Craft and do you have any exciting demos lined up. I really enjoyed your shows last time.

Best Wishes

Sarah x

Janice said...

Hi Christine, this is a great idea and so very pretty! Would make great little gifts, thanks so much for the idea!
Janice x

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