Thursday, 14 May 2009

ABC Challenge N - Not a card & Cuttlebug - Book

A few weeks ago I was visiting our son and daughter -in-law for the weekend. They live in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. One afternoon, we went out to visit a nearby vineyard where they produce some fabulous English wine. We did have a short tasting session and bought some of the wine, however this is not the main point of this preamble. There was a really rather posh gift shop at the venue and it was there that I saw some notebooks which took my eye. Rather than pay the rather high price they were charging, I thought that I would make one (or several) myself. This is my first attempt.
I bought a Zutter Bind it All which I used for the first time on this project. I'll have to try some more items now.
The backing paper I stamped with a music manuscript background stamp and just added a few Cuttlebug die-cut flowers to brighten it up a little.
I quite like it and it hopefully fits in well with the ABC Challenge this week as it is not only 'Not a card' , but another 'N' a Notebook!
Over at Cuttlebug Challenges they are looking for a 3D project. This is mine.
PS I just thought that I would add that the paper pad in this notebook is made from the offcuts of paper which I use to make envelopes for my cards! 'Waste not, want not' as my old mum used to say!


  1. It has certainly turned out lovely,

  2. Great idea to make your own and this is lovely :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. What a great project Chrissie, brill stamping and do I see a MS punch - lucky you if it is, had mine on order since February and still waiting.

    Thank you for visiting me.

    B xx

  4. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  5. This is lovely Chrissie and so useful too. I love visiting your blog and seeing your wonderful cards.
    Clare x

  6. Oh Chrissie i love this so pretty. Thanks for joining in with ABC this week. hugs Alison x

  7. its a stunning proffessional too....dont go over doing the!!..hugs sassxxx

  8. I love this! I have the bind it all myself, so I will have to give it a try!

  9. fabulous, my mum bought me a bind-it-all for christmas and I used it once to create a folder for my nesties ! you are inspiring me to go and make some gifts now !

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love the soft colours. I really should make more use of my Bind it All!
    Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
    Jen x

  11. orgeous book
    Thanks for playing at the cuttlebugchallenge this week

  12. Very fancy notebook! I like the story with it.

  13. very clever and cute Chrissie. Don't you just love the binding machine? Great at combining the challenges.

  14. What a lovely notebook Chrissie and a great first project with your bind-it-all! You've decotrated it beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cuttlebug Challenges!
    Hugs Mrs Jx

  15. WOW chrissie great Job!! same as you main reason I bought my bind it all was to make some note books as I saw some that were very expensive too! love yours I also made a note book and scrapbook page this week! ha ha! great minds eh? whats great about the BIA is you can bind many things with it not just card or paper! :0) have fun with yours!!

  16. This is `gorgeous ` Chrissie :) x

  17. This is fab Chrissie! Love the background stamp!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  18. I love all of your wonderful pieces of art
    my name is rebecca I love drawing and have been drawing most of my life. I draw penguins rhinos sunflowers cartoonish animals I want to one day illustrate childrens books that is a dream of mine
    please never stop creating wonderful pieces of art you are so necessary


  19. so very, very beautiful, wow!

    hugs & love!


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