Monday, 13 July 2009

An Earthy Notebook

The Charisma Cardz challenge this week is a good one! And something that I always think, hmmm, I'll do that one day, but never do, but this time, I have!

The challenge is:

Alter It! (Not a card)
So I bought this little notebook from Tesco's (I didn't like the look of the ring bound ones and I wanted it a bit sturdy, plus the green spine fitted in with what I had in mind!) And then I covered it with brown packing paper!

I've used a Martha Stewart punch on the side and threaded jute string through the smaller holes (had to put some sellotape on the ends cos it kept fraying!) I forgot to take photos of the inside, but it is all neatly folded and square!

The scrap of lined paper is from a lovely little notebook I found (in Tesco's) ages ago and then I've layered some green card over the top, cornered the corners and inked it, and then added the image. This has also been cornered and inked and I've also chalked it too to give it a little bit of a weathered and earthy look. I platted the twine to pass through the top of the paper - again a bit more interest and I like tactile things!

And this is the back. Nice and plain! I've inked and chalked the edges too.

Can you see the little bits of glitter on the flower centres? The image is from a new cd due to be launched by Nikky on 21 July on Create and Craft - the cd is called Candy Doodles and it is just fab! Some nice surprises in it - my favourite has to be the decoupage cake!

  • Image: From Candy Doodles cd soon to be released!
  • Everything else: From my stash
  • Notebook: Tesco's


  1. That's really cool Ruth, love the brown paper
    Thanks for playing this week at Charisma Cardz

  2. wow this is fab the earthy theme...that gorgeous tree and the rope just finishes it beautifully...big Hugs Kath xxxxxx

  3. Just love the rustic theme of this Ruth, the brown paper goes so well with the green.

  4. this is really funky Ruth, love the kraft paper, I think the little notebook page is one you sent me, I carry it everywhere with me and whip it out when I get an idea.... it's full of rubbish :)
    En xx

  5. Great project Ruth - love it! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

    Jan x


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