Saturday, 29 June 2013

Recycled Books from Cereal Boxes

Inspiration comes from everywhere... One of my absolute favourite blogs to spend time.... and believe me it is so easy to spend a lot of time...  looking at is Jenniebellie's blog... she is amazing and oh so inspiring!!!  I have created these notebooks from recycled cereal boxes/ muesli bar boxes etc, leftover pages from my children's school books, most of the covers are brown paper that has come from packaging - which I have painted, stamped, masked, spritzed etc etc . Soooo much fun ...

Warning! Warning! Once you start creating these you become addicted, and having all the materials in my stash already makes it all too easy! I have bound them all with wool - with various techniques, used stamped images or handmade flowers, ribbon, brads, bling, acrylic paint, patterned papers and the list goes on!

I painted the brown packaging paper with black acrylic paint, stamped and embossed the blue flowers, Die cut the bird cage and bird, ribbon, bling and I put beads on the binding.  In this book I also added some leftover papers from my stash mixed in with the school book pages.

I made this book/memories album using Vita Brits box and as it was quite large and heavy - I used more boxes (which I painted the edges and used patterned papers to cover them) to make the pages - just to give it a bit more stability.

More front views of my creations.  Love them !!!
So if you are in need of some inspiration also go to
and check out her site!
See you again soon
Shell xox

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Stampin'up Set -The Open Sea

Good Morning

The Open Sea is one of my favourite Stampin'up sets, so I thought I would share some of my creations with you. These designs were all very popular with the people in my classes. All products used were Stampin'up with the exception of the Follow Your Dreams sentiment which is by Just Rite. The Tall Ships card was shown in Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft magazine. I Hope you enjoy them.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Canvas Art

Hello! I created some canvas art in neutral colours .... using some black cardstock, purchased swirls, flowers and butterflies and I think the smaller rectangles and squares were called stampboard (or something like that?!?) which I painted and stamped - so easy to work on!

They look fantastic sitting on the easels which I have just left raw as the colour worked perfectly!
Have a great one!
Shell xox

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

More Covered Notebooks

In my previous post I shared some of my covered notebooks, here are some more I would like to share with you ...

On all of these covers I used rubber stamping, some directly onto the cover, some mounted.  I also  used ribbon, brads, rhinestones and a charm on the pink music themed cover.
Enjoy and thanks for looking
Shell xox

Covering Notebooks

Any size, any shape, any thickness...... Covering a notebook makes an ideal gift for any age...

These six notebooks are all small spiral notebooks which I have covered using cardstock, a piece of ribbon and a beautiful image from an old gardening magazine.  You could use patterned cardstock, or stamped images or ..........

Thanks for looking!
Shell xox