Thursday 2 February 2012

Lucky few days

Well for once my luck has changed , on Tuesday I received a phone call bringing my surgery date forward by one month, so am now being admitted next Tuesday and then yesterday I received a email confirming that I had won the Beaders Companion January Blog Challenge!!! So I am now eagerly awaiting the arrival of my prize which is 3 off their new kits with a value of over £50 !!! When they arrive I will post my creations for you all to see !! Think I may well be buying a lottery ticket as well this weekend as they say these things come in 3's...

So now down to some crafting...I have a very special friends birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and wanted to make her something special, but also useful..........I had some Tim Holtz Grungeboard that I had never used and came up with the idea of making an address book. I purchased from WH Smith a pack of inserts for a filofax and they fitted perfectly to the size of the grungeboard !

I used Teal zircon radiant rain shimmering mist from the Luminarte range by Sheena Douglass and covered the front and back pages of the book with this. I then used a gold ink pad to distress around the edges. For the embellishments I had some shapes of Grungeboard, also by Tim Holtz and using Ultra Thick embossing powders in Lapis Sapphire and a versamark ink pad, I covered the shapes with about 4 layers of powder and it has formed a metal effect. I attached these to the front page and made a flower using the wonderful coordinations paper which I had also used to lined the book with. To finish off I had some gold lettering which fitted inside the frame and a yellow feather to soften the look. I had put some ribbon in between the cover and the Coordinates card on the front and the back to close the book up.

4 holes were then punched on the front and back pages using my Crop-A-Dile and I put eyelets in to give added strength. The whole thing was then bound using 4 metal book rings and again I used some ribbon and funky fiber to soften the look. Here is the result..just hope she likes it !!!!

The Finished Result


The Back


  1. Very nice project. You did a beautiful job. Hugs from Jearise in Lorby's World at

  2. This beautiful, I am sure your friend will love. Good luck with the surgery. Chris xx

  3. This is beautiful your friend will love this, good luck with your surgery and congrats on your win.
    Hugs Rachael xx

  4. I really love this, am sure your friend will love it. Well done pon your win and good luck with surgery next week xx

  5. owww i love this book hun great one xxx

  6. Looks fantastic and good luck with next week surgery ,well done on the win .I hope you win the lottery XX Melanie

  7. What a good idea Cathy - it looks lovely and I am sure your friend will love it. Good luck for next Tuesday.

    Catherine x

  8. Thanks for all your lovely comments ladies xx