Sunday, 28 March 2010

Mini Dragonfly Notebook

Morning everyone.  I don't know about you but I most definitely didn't like getting up earlier this morning, due to the clocks going forward an hour last night!!  I missed my hour's sleep!!  Still it could be worse - I could have been demoing at the NEC in Birmingham as of course the Hobbycrafts show is currently on there (with today being the last day), so I shouldn't complain really as after all it didn't really matter what time I got up!!

Today I thought I would share a mini notebook that I made last year for a friend of mine.  I am so pleased that I took the plunge last year and bought a Bind-It-All machine (from Stamp Addicts).  Ok, I must admit that it isn't something I use every day but I have found it really handy having it and it has allowed me to make personalised notebook type things to give to people as presents.

For those of you who buy Craft Stamper magazine you should recognise the background to this notebook as it is the same background that I did for my project in the March 2010 issue of the magazine.  I had some bits left over from this project and I certainly wasn't going to waste them!  I also used the same technique of stamping onto frosted shrink plastic and colouring with the Copics that I covered in this issue too. The dragonfly stamp is one that I designed last year for the front cover of a Craft Stamper issue and I think I am right in saying that the 'friends' wording came from an Inkadinkado clear stamp set.

On a totally different note today is the final of Dancing On Ice!!  Wooooo hoooooooooo!!  Have I mentioned that I just LOVE this show!!  Can't wait for this evening!!  Infact come to think of it, it might have even been worth losing that hour for!!!


Pauline said...

Hi Kay,

Lovely notebook. Thought I recognised the background.

I had last Friday off work and toyed with the idea of going to the NEC. But as I went to ArtStamps last weekend and I'm going to Ally Pally in a couple of weeks, I resisted. I don't think the March show is as mental as the November show, but I actually prefer Ally Pally for the nicer surroundings.

Take care, hugs, Pauline x

Sally H said...

Wow! It's a beauty! I love the background and the dragonfly. Enjoy Dancing on Ice. As it is the school holidays I've promised myself 3 days of craft fest before I tackle the housework or preparation for next term, so I'm off to get my craft stamper out to look at your project in detail!

mckinkle said...

I love the book Kay, the colours are so soft and delicate.
Im with you on the BIA, I am so glad to have it but dont use it as much as I could. I am always amazed at the results using it too so I MUST try harder!

Enjoy the DOI final! Id love to see the tour, Torville & Dean still make me stop and stare! They are fab!

Keryn x

Kay Carley said...

Hi Pauline - it sounds as if you'll soon be all spent out with all these craft shows!

Thanks Sally! I'm glad you liked it. Sounds as if you are going to have a lovely 3 days! Hope you liked the Craft Stamper project - that is of course if you found it!!

Thanks Keryn - I will definitely enjoy DOI. Like you I think Torvill and Dean are just amazing especially when you think that they are now in their 50's!! Let me know if you use those stamps!!

Kay xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Kay this is so very beautiful!
What gorgeous colours and that background is superb!
So fabulous!
kim x

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi kay
love the book its fab.such a change for you-though nice to see xx.
hayley to win tonight(thats after i know the answer!!)LOL but thats who should of won anyway.Stood out by a mile.Danny shouldnt of gone out the other week.such a shame he dropped the hat!!though hayley was the best
what will you do on a sunday night now???lol
debbie xx

Kay Carley said...

Thanks so much Kim.

Hi Debbie - see I can do other stuff too when I want to!! I agree that the right person won DOI last night. Regarding Danny going out - I think in the last few weeks it was really hard to get rid of anybody as they were all so good!! We should have had a 6 person final!!

Kay xx

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful notebook kay !!

Kay Carley said...

Thanks Izzy Wizz!!

Kay xx