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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Altered Jotter



I bought some of these jotters a while back with a view to doing something crafty with them, so Tuesday Taggers current challenge ALTERED?, YOU BET! seemed to fit the bill.




I cut two pieces of dark green Bazill card, and cut a slot in one piece for the pen holder. Next I cut two strips of the same green card and put one through my ribbler and then I stuck them together for strength. I then cut out a pretty piece of patterned paper by Elusive Images and made a slot in this piece too. I covered the front cover of the jotter with the green card and then layered on the patterned paper with the slots aligned. Then I poked the strip through the slots and attached it to the back of the front cover. I hid all the untidiness by covering the back of the front cover with the other piece of green card.
Then I tried to die cut a piece of grunge paper, ha ha! After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing through my cuttlebug, I cut out with scissors, the flowers I had been trying to die-cut. I painted them with two shades of Twinkling H20's, and when dry stamped the large flower with a Crafty Individuals flourish stamp and applied gold Stickles to the smaller flower and inked around the edges. A punched stamen and a gem finished this project off. I had printed the words 'shopping list' on a separate piece of design paper and matted this onto the green bazill card, but when I went to add it to the cover I thought it was 'too much', so abandoned that idea.





A magnetic strip on the back ensures a position on the fridge, with all the other junk!




This was a very quick project (and I cannot claim the idea to be mine as I have seen these on several blogs, can't remember whose, but thank you for the inspiration!) as now the weather seems to have turned a corner I am back down the allotment.

TFL and for all your lovely comments.
Fiona

12 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea Fiona, I may copy it if you don't mind.

    Eunice
    x

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  2. Hi Fiona, Thankyou for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week, your altered notebook is both practical and pretty to look at, you have turned cheap tat into treasure.

    Bee xx

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  3. This looks fantastic! You'd never know it came originally from good old Tesco's. Your grunge paper flower is just gorgeous.
    xx

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  4. Fabulous make great transformation wonderful colour choices. One of the great pleasures of this hobby of ours is seeing an idea and tweeking it to make it ours and passing it on. Thank you for altering with us at TT this week.

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  5. Hi Fiona, a great project similar to one I did some while ago. Impressed with the way you've attached the pen holder and your flower's lovely. Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at TT with such a wonderful alteration.
    x Michelle

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  6. I must say....your refrigerator 'junk' is much prettier than mine! This is a beautiful creation...I really love that flower!

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  7. Brilliant and practical too! Thanks for joining in at TT this week x Janet

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  8. What a fab project Fiona, looks great on your fridge! The gorgeous flower sets it off beautifully,
    Love Sarita xx

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  9. Wat a great idea, and useable to!

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  10. HI Fiona, thanks for your lovely message earlier, I really appreciated it. Hope you've had a good week and I can see you've been busy with this gorgeous altered notepad! Amazing what you've done with it and I love the flower! Chris xx

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  11. Beautiful creation and very useful too! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

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  12. Fabulous project hun - thank you for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week!
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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