Good morning friends!
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend - we are lucky here as the weather has stayed pretty fine and is still very warm; we are meeting up with some family members at the nearby Arboretum (Westonbirt) for a picnic, which I'm very much looking forward to!
Thank you for your comments about my necklace yesterday - we went into Bristol and I actually wore it and was thrilled when someone actually noticed it and asked where I'd bought it!
Today I am back to paper craft and feeling much more at home! I wasn't going to post any of the presents I've made to take over to my relatives in the USA until we are over there...I am getting with them and mostly they have a British theme to them, but when Christine Emberson started to sell kits to make a recipe book for charity recently, I just had to make one for one of my family.The females all love crafts, so I know it will be appreciated.
Christine is doing a stellar job at raising money for Ronald MacDonald House, where she was able to stay whilst her son was undergoing hospital treatment. All the die cutting and papers were included, all I had to do was put it together and add my own little touches as I wished!
I decided to make this more of a note book (although the recipe that Christine sent with it will be accompanying it)...
I first of all covered the paper I wanted to use for the front of the book with the lace and ribbon, tucking the over lap behind; I also used a piece from the extra card provided to make a pen holder, which I also glued on the inside. I then used book binding glue to cover both sides of the back and front covers of the book with the papers provided.
I glued the pocket Christine had provided to the inside of the book and typed the words on card, before die cutting using Spellbinders Scalloped Circles. I had some labels, which I tucked inside so they can be used as desired. I also added another pocket of my own at the back of the book. Christine provided some ready cut pages and I added some more.
The really fun part was decorating the front! I inked the edges all around with Spun Sugar distress ink and used most of the die-cuts - flowers, basket that came with the kit. I wanted to add a bow, so I used ribbon from my own stash and I also added a butterfly and a button.
I stamped the words 'Notes, Recipes and Things to Do' and die cut using Spellbinders Labels Four Small.
This was a really lovely project to make and as I am in need of a little book for very best recipes, I have ordered another to make for ourselves!
Thanks for visiting, you can visit Christine's blog and see all her wonderful inspiration at
Have a great Sunday,
Love and Hugs,