Tuesday, October 12, 2010

All the signs are there.......

Christmas is coming....... no, it's no use putting your fingers in your ears and ignoring it, all the signs are there.

Strictly Come Dancing has started
Halloween dressing up costumes are in the shops
My children are endlessly browsing the Argos and toy shop catalogues...........

........................................it can only mean one thing- the jolly bearded chap had better get his red suit dry cleaned.

Soooooo, I've started making my Christmas presents (you thought I was going to say cards then, didn't ya?). This is a notebook for my friend's girl.

She's a teenager now, so I didn't go too cutesy.  I sponged blue and yellow inks onto white card, then stamped over with harlequin and distressed lines stamped. The Stampotique girl is coloured with Promarkers and layered on top. The stripey flower is cut out and layered up and I used the same stamp for the edging.

The name is stamped with some big foam stamps I picked up for a song, but which have been mega useful. Finishing touches are black stickles , white gel pen and a gem, and lots and lots of ribbon and fibres for the ring binding. The red gingham ribbon with the wooden star on was wrapped round one of my birthday presents this year.

I'm entering this into the something for a teenager challenge at Crafts and Me challenges.


Inks- Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Broken China. Memento in Tuxedo Black, Versafine in Onyx Black
Stamps- Stampotique- Sheer, Paperartsy- HPXT01, Stamps Happen- Diamond Background, Pink Paislee- Doodle flower
Promarkers-  Gold, Red, Berry Red, Vanilla, Saffron, Azure, Denim blue
Stash-  Ribbons, fibres, Black stickles, gem, white gel pen


  1. Wow this is a fabulous creation for a teenager. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

  2. Love it Lisa, gggggooooorgeous colours and I do like that stripey flower stamp. I'm not a teen called Millie, but a pressie like this would make me very happy!

  3. love it, the colours are so lush, I have my sister keep telling me on facebook each day how much longer we have. My fingers are still in my ears lol

    judie xx

  4. Wow - this is fabulous Lisa. The colours are glorious - love the Stampotique girl - my hair looks like that when I get out of bed of a morning!! I am very very old, but I would absolutely lurve to receive this as a gift.
    Sylvia x

  5. brilliant idea Lisa, ive looked - didnt have time to leave comments - but often pop in!!

  6. Awesome, colours are fabulous. x


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