Sunday 2 November 2014

Anything but a card over at the Crafting Muskateers...

Hello again,

Oh my I had fun with this one :D  The theme for November's challenge over at Crafting Muskateers Challenge Blog is Anything but a card and our fabulous sponser is Delicious Doodles.

Oh my, I was not familiar with Delicious Doodles but when they sent the Design Team the images to play with, oh my was I one happy crafter.  Check out their shop as they have an amazing range from cute to delicious dark images...but back to my DT creation...

I decided to make an altered notebook, but I wanted to show that altered notebooks don't have to be dark or distressed, so I made mine a Christmas Wishes notebook that I am going to give to one of my teenagers so she can write all her favourite inspirational quotes in :D

Front view

Back view
The image I have used is called 'Mistletoe Kiss' from Delicous Doodles and I have coloured her with my Graph'it Marker Pens (the reds in this collection are just so lush).  I matted the image on white card to give it a frame and then started to cover the notebook (its an A6 notebook that comes in a pack of two from our local Poundshop!).

The backing papers I have chosen to use are from Polkadoodles Festive Hollybobs CD that is so versatile you can use it with all your other goodies.  I added a die cut from Tattered Lace (cupcake doilie, but I cut off the cupcake), some lace and a string of pearls.

For the inside I again used Festive Hollybobs from Polkadoodles, this time using the gorgeous postcards for a secret pocket inside the front cover and used the fabulous full year calendar for the inside back cover....

I really hope you like my take on an altered notebook and don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams creations over at the Crafting Muskateers Challenge Blog.

Thank you once again for visiting and here are a couple of alternate angle photo's of the notebook :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xx

Delicious Doodles challenge - 108 baby its cold outside
Penny's Crafty Challenge - 201 AG
Not Just Cards - 5 AG
Fab n Funky Challenge - 235 Christmas
Digitally Sweet Challenge - 112 AG
Treasured Times Challenge - 1/11 Anything Goes
Avenue 613 Create - anything goes
Scrapbook Society Challenge - 53 AG
Crafty Calendar Girls - November, Its all about Christmas


  1. I love this, a great booklet, a lovely stamp!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  2. Fabulous altered notebook and loving the image and lace.
    Linda xxx

  3. This is gorgeous Sandie.

    Gr Karin


    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. Brilliant idea and gorgeous image Ginny x

  5. Sandie what a fab project love the image and the way you have coloured her is gorgeous. Great work on the inside of the note book as well. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. Hi Sandie this is an amazing project you have created something gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

  7. A wonderfully altered notebook Sandie. I love the image and your embellishments x

  8. So pretty...fabulous gift idea.

  9. Very pretty altered book. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon. Judy DT

  10. lovely book. The images fits perfectly. Good job.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  11. This is such a pretty notebook Sandie - love the theme and that image is glorious.

    Thank you for entering the Crafty Calendar (All about Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  12. Great project

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

  13. Beautiful image and coloring!Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  14. Very nicely done! The image is colored beautifully! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner


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