Tuesday, 29 April 2008


While I was having a little play this morning, I cut some bits of mount board and K&Co papers ready to make this little post-it note holder with my Bind-It-All. Once again I used my birdie and attached it to the wires with some brown thread - so that it swings from side to side. I left the ends to hang down so that the bird had some legs.

I got these papers from my LCS shop a few weeks ago and this is the first time that I have used them.

I covered the mount board with the papers, attached the ribbon with the brads to the front and back covers then attached some more K&Co papers to the inside (this helped cover the back of the brads). I also made a little holder on the back cover so that the post it notes stay attached and that they can be replaced when they have been used up.

Some of the ribbons are from local market and some are from the US!

This piccy is just to show you the paper used on the inside and also how I attached the post-it note.

I was thinking of making these for the school Summer Fayre - It gives me plenty of time to get a few of them done. Plus to refill them only costs 39p as the Post It notes are from TESCO.


Has my mojo come back???

This morning when I got back from taking the kids to school I was determined to 'make' something. So.... Yesterday when I was sorting through my stuff I found one of the Flower Fairies decoupage images from ages ago that I had started to cut out, but the decoupage bits were no where to be found. So, all I had left was the main image.

So with the Daring Card Makers dare from Friday still in mind - I got an idea to use the little image.

The papers are by Papermania and I distressed them using the blade of my scissors with a little bit of tearing for good measure. I also edged the papers with a gold ink pad and a pale brown. I deliberately didn't stick everything down perfect as I wanted it to look rough. I am quite pleased with the result - as these colours I would normally stay away from - I just don't do yellow or orange!!.

Over at http://sewdelish.blogspot.com she set this little challenge - and I think this card is right for it.

For my Stepping Out Challenge you need to create a post with something you have made (it can be any type of project) different to what you would normally choose. Only you know what you really like, so choose something totally the opposite. Link to this post and make a comment here with your link for everyone to find. I will arrange for a small blog candy prize for the winner so make sure I am able to contact you. I will announce the winner on the 15th May 08 so that you have plenty of time to get creating.