Sunday, April 1, 2012

Once Upon a Time - April Challenge at By the Cute and Girly

This month it is Aideens turn to host the challenge at BTC&G and she has chosen Once Upon a Time as the Theme.  Your project can be based on your favourite story, nursery rhyme or fairy tale...
So I decided to alter a cheap notebook and turn it into a Journal for gathering and noting down crafting inspirations from the past.
                                                                Front Cover
                                                                 Back Cover
                                                       Notebook before altering

I covered the notebook with Prima Pixie Glen papers, added some of my own lace butterflies and crochet edgings.  The flowers and leaves are die cut from Kraft card with Sizzix tattered flower garland die.  Then I covered the lot with cream net held in place with glued down crochet and punched edgings.  Added some Prima pearls to finish off the cover.  I kept everything fairly flat to minimise wear and tear.
So why not get going and enter your own make/take on this theme?
Challenge runs until April 30th.  All types of craft welcome. The rules etc are HERE
Great prizes from our regular sponsors Joanna Sheen and Simon Says Stamp and a new sponsor Milk n Coffee.
1st prize Simon Says Stamp $20 gift certificate

Joanna Sheen £10 gift certificate

3rd prize - choice of 3 digi stamps from Milk n Coffee
4th prize - choice of 2 digi stamps from Milk n Coffee

Geraldine x



  1. Loved this when I saw it Geraldine, gorgeous papers,design and a great idea. I jot down on snippets of paper and then loose them. Carolxx

  2. Just stunning Geraldine and wonderful colour combo.

    B x

  3. lovely bit of altering Geraldine, would never have believed that was the original notebook!

    ** Kate **


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