Hold on tight to your dreams…

Hi Everyone..

I altered three wee notebooks today..

I bought these a while back at Stampers Grove, they are great to alter and I also got to use that new kraft and black paper pad that I had bought from the Range last month.

I kept them very simple, they are a great size for sticking in your handbag/purse so didn’t want to embelish them too much

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I cut the paper to size which was 2.5″ x 4″

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then inked all round the edges of the books and the patterned paper in black archival ink

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I applied scortape all round the reverse side of the patterned paper and stuck to the front and back pages of the books

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Then I finished them off with some Tim Holtz small talk stickers

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A nice quick and easy project for a sunday morning πŸ™‚

As always thank you for popping round

Sarah x



Love is ~ an altered notebook

How are you all today?

I’m still on holiday from work, so taking full advantage of my early morning crafting sessions whilst my other half has a long lay in (he’s on holiday too!)

A little altered notebook was my choice of craft today, and I also recorded the process of making this on video for my youtube channel.

Love is 1

Supplies List:-

  • 1 x small notebook
  • Paperartsy Acrylic Paints : Snowflake, Blush and Honeydew
  • Paperartsy Grunge paste
  • Lace
  • Wooden Heart
  • Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Coral
  • Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel

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A fun little project and so easy to create, I will be holding a workshop this Saturday in Edinburgh at Stampers Grove Craft Shop where we will be altering notebooks, by painting, distressing, inking, stamping and decorating them.

Love is2

as always, thanks so much for popping round πŸ™‚


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Take Some Notes…

Just Β a quick post tonight with a little project to share that I have worked on and off over the last 2 days, there is a lot of different layers in this altered A5 notebook.

There are layers of gesso, paint, texture paste, embossing, enamel embossing, gilding, and dry brushing..

Like how it looks, and has also given me an idea for Christmas! Β  I think this would look fab with snowflakes all over it, keeping the same colour scheme etc.. I just need to remember to make one nearer the time πŸ˜‰ .

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as always, thanks for popping round


Jofy Notebook

Hi everyone..

It’s Sunday, but not quite time yet for shabby sunday πŸ˜‰

I altered a notebook this morning and thought I would share this first..

I recorded the process from start to finish over on youtube, and the video will be live later today..

Jofy stamped altered notebook

Supplies used:-

  • Hard Cover Spiral Bound Notebook
  • Inktense Watercolour Pencils
  • Paperartsy Snowflake and Vintage Lace Acrylic Paint
  • Paperartsy JOFY Stamps
  • Sharpie Poster Paint Pens
  • Micron 0.4 Black Fineliner Pen

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I love the Paperartsy Vintage Lace Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, it gives off a very pale pinkish hue

Jofy Stamped altered notebook 2

See you all later on for Shabby Sunday#13

As always, thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

Sea-cret Notebook

Hi everyone…hope your all having a lovely weekend….

I headed up to my wee shed today as I had received several requests on how I altered my A5 spiral bound notebooks, so if you click here it will take you to my youtube video to explain the process πŸ™‚

This is also this week’s Design Team Project for Wild Orchid Crafts.. there are WOC products used today… Raffia, Skeleton Leaves and a couple of 3mm self adhesive pearls..


Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-



Other Products used :-

  • Martha Stewart Limeade Glitter
  • Sizzix Seahorse
  • Shells, Moss, Shells and Seaglass
  • Scortape, Red Line Tape and Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 1 x Beermat
  • Acrylic Paint in Latte and Early Spring Green
  • Crackle Medium
  • Adirondak Gold Dabber
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Iced Spruce


Thanks for popping in πŸ™‚