Sunday, 16 March 2014

A Birthday Gift for a VERY SPECIAL Lady........

Evening all,

LOL I am still here, honest. I'm just pottering away in my own time at the moment rather than doing any challenges, which will more than likely continue for the rest of the year hee hee.

My apologies if I don't blog hop so much either, I only get on my lap-top for a short time in the early evening at the best of times!!!

Anyhoo, I made this for my fab big sister Karen (me being the 'pesky' one ha ha ha) for her recent birthday. It is a junk/smash journal made from 12x12 scrapbook papers. The cover is made from a large cereal packet..................

........this was covered with some wrapping paper then painted, stenciled and doodled on until I was happy.

The internal signatures, 3 in total, are 12x12 papers folded in half and stitched in using a 5 hole pamphlet stitch down the middle. I then had a fiddle and put in the 'X' stitches at the top and bottom to anchor the pages.
The papers I used were single sided and were glued together for stability and edged with various washi tapes. Some pages have pockets for tags and some have additional tip-ins for journaling on. The inside covers have vellum pockets too for some extra storage hee hee........

Hee hee hee, I filled the pockets with various bits of arty/crafty fun, either made by me or pilfered from my stash. I decorated the fronts of the tag inserts too, leaving the backs free for journaling.

I used some of my own hand-made stencils, Tando stencils, Prima stamps and various other stamps from my stash throughout the journal.

Hopefully Karen will have as much fun playing with it as I did making it.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.

Mahoosive hugs to you all

Dawn x x x x