Sunday, 19 July 2009

books for the girls

Hi bloggers

Thought I would show you the notebooks I covered for the teachers I work with as an end of year present.

The first one, the black and white one, I covered with sticky back plastic - that Blue Peter staple - what has happened to that programme have you seen it lately gone all hip and trendy? lol

Rosie gave me this piece when I met her back in May at a workshop and I have only just got round to using it. Thanks Rosie. I then went and bought a roll for myself - not bad £5.50 from Wilkinson.I also used a chipboard letter which I painted with a Ranger Dabber and covered with Glossy Accents and then stuck 3 gems into it while it was wet and finished with ribbons on the spiral.

The next book I covered with Cosmo Cricket Jitterbug papers and chipboard letters which I doodled and covered in Glossy Accents. I stuck a crown brad above the S which I got from a Bubbly Funk kit and stuck some gems to the flower middles. Ribbons where tied to the spiral and I made a page marker from some leather thong and beads from my stash.The next book I covered with blue bazzill card and attached two blooms with a brad and ribbon. The sticker letters were covered with - yes you guessed it Glossy Accents to make sure they didn't come off with use. I used Gloss Touch 3D paint to make small dots around the outside of the cover and attached ribbons to the spiral.
The last notebook - yippee! I hear you shout - have you nodded off yet? lol Has been covered with paper - I can't remember the make sorry. I attached blooms to the front with brads. I attached a ribbon across the front of the notebook this time - not down the spiral and stuck the letters P and H. A bit of doodling round the edge and voila!

Thanks for staying with me on this rather long post. More tomorrow I'm afraid, that's postings not notebooks. lol



Janice said...

Well done for this mammoth effort. I hope they appreciated them!

Carol said...

what a lovely useful pressie! you'd never guess that first one was covered in sbp - it looks almost textured...fab!


Angelnorth said...

These look fab, hope the teachers liked them (hard to go wrong with something personalised and hand made though)!

Kathy said...

They all look great, Tracey - what a busy girlie you've been lol
I've still got some of my SBP from Rosie to use yet...

Karen said...

Love all of these Tracey & I cannot pick a favourite!!! Well done XXX

Kaz said...

Oooo those are fab Tracey. I'm sure the recipients were very pleased with those.

ps it's stemma doodle flowers. Where's my anorak!!

Gez said...

Ooooh Tracey your notebooks are fabulous. How did you manage to part with them ;0)

I am the proud owner of one of Rosie's notebooks & use it daily I can tell you the sbp is very durable.xx