Friday, March 26

Come Hop with the Zisters!

Blog Hop 1 Spring is in the air! And the Zutter design team are on the hop! Read on ... there is a prize and everything!

You are cordially invited to join along in the Zutter Zisters Blog Hop... it begins *drum roll* today ... Friday, March 26th at 7:00 pm EST ... and carries on until 7:00 pm, March 29th.  Blog hop 2

Now for the small print... visit all the Zister's blogs... make sure you leave a comment on each blog 'cause one lucky lucky person will win one set of Hang it Alls and a Rivet Setter ... and each Zister is gonna give one set away ... How cool is that!! You can find all the other Zisters and their beautiful work here:-

Kamilla; Fleur; Sophie; Pam; Lynne; Sarah; Shelley and Nan

ZZproject10410 And if you lose your way ... just head for the Bind-it-all blog as all the details will be there too. Now all this talk of hopping made me think of rabbits ... so I made a CD book based on my favourite quotes from Alice in Wonderland!ZZproject1a0410

The idea was that the CDs would look like table cloths ... you know as in picnic ... and the quotes would look like they were on pools of water ... and the characters would be nice and bright looking so they looked like they had stepped out of the pages of the book ... I did n't quite achieve this ... but it was a nice idea all the same :0)ZZproject1b0410

The characters are all Oxford Impressions classic Alice and of course there are a few Wendy Vecchi stamps in there ... oh and Tim's flourish ... you know Tim the man that could reduce the UK's national debt while completing the Times crossword puzzle with just a blob of Worn Lipstick Distress stickles and a blending tool and still be home in time for dinner.ZZproject1c0410

I used 1 1/4" antique brass O wires to bind the book and the characters are all stamped onto glossy card stock and coloured with Marvy Le Plumes ... I know ... had 'em ages and not used 'em ... saw a Rachel Greig demo and now I want more!!!

ZZproject1d0410 Ok ... if you have got this far ... well done ... I do go on a bit :0) But then you knew that ... right?

Remember the hop officially begins at 7.00pm EST on Friday 26th March 2010 ... so you can leave a comment here now ... but the US of A Zister's posts won't be up until a bit later! So go on ... leave a comment ... anything you like ... The prizes will all be awarded at 7.00pm EST on Monday 29th March 2010.

You don't need a blog to take part ... just leave some way that we can contact you!

Have a good weekend and Good Luck X

EDIT: I have had lots of requests asking about cutting the edge off the CD. I aim to please so without further ado ...

Score the CD using a craft knife and a ruler approximately 4 or 5 times. Heat the score line with your heat gun ... it does n't want to be hot hot ... just warmish to the touch. Then cut along the scoreline with your Timmy Tonic Studio scissors ... Simples :0)

********CANDY NOW

CLOSED*******

152 comments:

Anesha said...

Wonderful book, love it. Anesha

Rachel said...

What a fabulous book. I can see that you cut the CDs before binding them: how? I've cut CDs before, but never this neatly. The characters definitely pop: the bright colours are a wonderful contrast to the more muted backgrounds and leap out at you.

A really beautiful book.

craftimamma said...

I wondered how you cut the CDs so neatly too. I've been saving up a load of them but hadn't figured out a way I liked to turn them into a book. You've shown a brilliant way here. What a fab book, Linda and I think you achieved your aims with this book extremely well.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lori said...

Awesome book, Linda. Love all the colors, and they do look like tablecloths! lol

Dan said...

wonderful book Linda! :) Those hang it alls look great too.

Jennie said...

gorgeous book, and count me in too please :)

Bevie said...

Linda I love your book, and have to admit I've never tried to make one...something to put on my to do list...it's awesome!!!

http://dreamsofpurelove.blogspot.com

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous book!

Tianne said...

Fab pages, I love the table cloth Idea

Carmen said...

gorgeous book Linda, just yum. Loving everything about it.

Sarah said...

The book is gorgeous. Love the how characters pop from the background

Angelnorth said...

Fantastic book, I love the vivid colouring on the characters! Did you use your Timmy Tonics to trim the CDs or go at them with a Stanley knife and ruler?

Camilla said...

Ooooo wonderful!!! And Tim Holtz is my favourite <3<3!!!

Domna said...

Gorgeous!

flutterbycrafter said...

What a fabulous book, love the colours and the tablecloths. Beautiful work. xx

Barbara said...

Wonderful book! I love it. Would love to win your giveaway also.
http://barbara-moorewhimsies.blogspot.com or
lmoore@flippinweb.com

Niki_Ray said...

Great job love what you did and love Alice :)

http://nikiraysniche.blogspot.com/

Burnice said...

Fandabbydozy Linda. Do tell how you cut the CD - curiouser and curiouser !!!!!
Burnice x

Helen said...

Fabby book, great tablecloths, amazing colours; you're on a roll!

Elaine said...

Love your book - the colours are so bright. I do enjoy blog hops - its nice to see what everyone else is doing!!

Lousan said...

Sooo wonderful. I must try to do a book like that.

Audra said...

that book is too cute... really fun idea!!

Audra said...

that book is too cute... really fun idea!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous book...loving the tablecloths :O))

Scrappy Nan said...

very groovy, linda!
xoxoxox

Jackie said...

Love it all! Very cool :)

Monika said...

Yes, just how did you cut those CDs? Great project, too.

Monika said...

Yes, just how did you cut those CDs? Great project, too.

sarah said...

LOVIN' this one, my zutter zister! you are rockin' the BIA!

hugs,
sarah.

Gloria L. said...

Such a fun book!

ScrapgalGR said...

I love the pools!

Terry said...

What a fab mini!

misteejay said...

What a lovely colourful project.

Thank you for sharing.

Toni :o)

kaw1963 said...

That us really neat! Love all your work!

Shelley Haganman said...

Beautiful book! LOVE the Alice in WOnderland theme!

Glen said...

LOL....I thought that read Zitter Zitters...just imagining attaching the aforesaid tool to my face and zapping those zits! ROFL. Well, I must say, I wouldn't know what to do with one if I had it and what exactly are 'hang it alls'?!

Love the book Linda. The colour is so vibrant and I'm glad you mentioned Marvy La Plumes. I have those and couldn't remember the name of them when I have been reading about the Promarkers and Copics. Are they the same? TFS. ~Glen~

AnItA mArIe said...

Alice in Wonderland Awesome love the pools & flowers beautiful....hugs Anita..

LynneForsythe said...

Girl......you crack me up!!! Love your album....!!! FABULOUS!!

AnkieG said...

Gorgeous book.

Carolyn Disher said...

Using CD's is a great idea. We all have a ton of them around. I admire how straight your sides are.

I don't have a blog. I can be reached at disherjc@sympatico.ca

Carolyn Disher

aimado said...

What a great idea for a book! I really enjoy your commentary it makes reading the project instructions fun.

Jannet said...

I love your Alice in Wonderland book. Are the characters rubber stamps ?
I am going to oxford in May and I hope to see some of the Alice places!

manda.goodey said...

As always - a marvellous project. I do so enjoy reading your blog - and trying to guess what Lord Tim will be capable of doing next!

Debbie said...

What a great way to save your favorite quotes and the book is well done!

Connie H. said...

very pretty!

Andrea said...

thought i left you a comment earlier Linda and now i can not see it, am i losing the plot i wonder !!!!!!!!!!! this is a very beautiful book, love the vibrant colours and the stamps xx

Kathy K said...

cute CD book!! thanks for the chance to win :)

The Gov. said...

The book is too cute! Amazing job!

Connie said...

Your little book is so cute! what a great project.

Angie said...

Your Alice book is a such fun...love the colours you chose.
I love Marvy La Plume pens but go through phases of using them

Dawn Edwards said...

Super cute mini! I love the shape albums.

Lake Side Living said...

This is lovely!

anni said...

Love this book idea! The cover is just gorgeous! Love your description of Tim LOL

Sandra from NC said...

That is a really cute idea! thanks for sharing!

Mindy said...

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Mindy said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

resmith said...

Such a wonderful book!! Great work!

Robyn said...

thanks for sharing the zutter stuff

Tiffany said...

I absolutely LOVE the background papers on your book. Super cute! :)

Debra said...

What a creative book! I love your work!
Debra

Patsy said...

This is such an interesting album and might I add? Fun also.

Aldean said...

love the book. so beautiful

Kim said...

What a really cute idea! I love your imagination!

d'Dragon said...

SO very cute, what a great idea!

trish said...

My daughter is in love with the New Alice in Wonderland movie! I think she would like a book like this :) thanks for the idea

Sandra said...

what a wonderful book :)

Carol said...

I so love this! The color is beautiful and can't wait to make one.

mscrafty said...

Your book cover is gorgeous. I love the colour and how you embellished it.

pamala said...

Such a fun mini!!! Love it!!!

Tona said...

This is great!

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Great book! Love the colors you used --such fun! TFS
Paula Akers

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Great book! Love the colors you used --such fun! TFS
Paula Akers

Danese said...

What a wonderful book - I love the colors! Thank you for sharing with me...

shannors said...

wonderful book - what a great idea! :)

michele hileman said...

Great book I really like that. thank you for sharing

http://michelesscrappyworld.blogspot.com

Helen said...

Great book. Love it.

colorsgalore said...

Beautiful!

pink said...

Very pretty quote book!

Cina99 said...

Just love the CD-book - sooo clever :)

trishey's stamping news said...

I'm fairly new to the bind it all, this is such a wonderful book. I'm feeling inspired.
Trish

Debbie S said...

What an amazing book - a lovely idea too. I'm saving old CD's so that I can create a CD book.

Anne Jagger said...

Wow, this is fabulous.

Alix said...

oooh i love your book...you definitiely got the table cloth thing going on there...and i do so love a nice table cloth...and a picnic...and a bottle or two of something refreshing ;0)

enjoy the hop...

Heather Williams said...

Marvellous book and in my favourite colours too. I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't work out how to cut CDs tidily.

peggylee said...

Wonderful pretty book, love the colors!!!

nessy said...

oh linda only you could create such an amazing "alice" book!! fabby work as always!!
hope you are having a great weekend
vanessa xx

Nancy said...

What a great idea CD book! You have done a awesome job love the bright colors!

Beth S said...

I love that you used a circle book. The details are amazing. Beautifully done.

Anne Marie said...

Such a great book those colors are bright and beautiful!

barbara b. said...

You're so right about Tim. Does the man ever sleep?!

Betty said...

Simply put...wonderful project!!! tfs

shazza said...

Love how your CD book turned out even if it wasnt as youd imagined its still stunning! Would LOVE to win the hang it alls & hammer. Youre so talented & i love your work. Im off to hop to all the others
Shazza

voodoo vixen said...

Now I often suffer from 'leaky elbow' syndrome and I would recognise the condition in someone else... you don't suffer from it!! The CD book is bootiful and I also want to know what you used to cut the edge off!!
I would also like to get my mitts on some hang it alls... but I am guessing I may not be allowed to win! :(

beulahmom said...

Great projects! Thank you for the opportunity to win the Hang-It-Alls and Rivet Hammer & Setter Set!

Susan said...

Wonderful book. Wish I knew how you cute the sides of the CDs.

Ruth said...

what an adorable book, need to make some kind of mini book for a bday. someone really special

Sherry said...

this is beautiful! I'm tickled with the theme and your choice of color is perfect!

Weasel said...

Great CD book - thanks for the tip in cutting the edges, I have a pile of old kiddies CD's just begging to be made into a book and now I know how = guess what I'll be doing for the rest of the afternoon now!

Gina said...

Fabby project Linda. Have loads of useless CD's, now know what to do with them, thank you x

Eileen said...

Wow! That has reminded me of the first ever minibook I made, a maze book for the Mad Hatter cybercrop on UKScrappers - I was sooooooo excited when I'd done it, I've loved minibooks since.

With a daughter called Alice, I've been eyeing those stamps, I think I may just havve been provided with the inspiration to give me the excuse to go shopping - thanks!

Charisma3103 said...

Gorgeous bopok I love the colours

Janie Boots
boots3103@hotmail.com

Charlene said...

Wow that is a beautiful mixed media book! Love what you did with the CD's!

Char

Roberta said...

I don't think I had ever seen CD's cut like that so I appreciate the idea. Thanks for showing us the cute book.

Stacey said...

Your album is amazing!! I LOVE Alice!

lk46 said...

So gorgeous book!
Hugs Lene from sweden

Cindy J said...

Very inspiring designs you have here!!!!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Ooooooo fabby book and prize :D
Loving your work as always :D
Julie xx

mcourtney said...

Love the colors. Just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brittney said...

So fabulous!

BrownEyedSusan said...

How fun are all these new products. I need them all.

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

We have just seen Alice In Wonderland In 3D this afternoon, and I loved loved LOVED it! I actually ordered some stamps the other week, and I know they are making their way here this wekk so yipie!!!
Loved the mini Album, I am about to check the tutorial for the lovely colours you used :-) And now, I am Hop Hop and away... x

vixen said...

Love your Cd book, have always liked the idea of making a cd book and never got round to it. Thankyou for shareing and also thankyou for letting us know how to cut the cds neatly :)

from tracey x

2cut said...

this is an adorable album! very fun. connie

Dolores~CraftyD's Creations said...

YOur book is awesome, thanks for the instructions on how to cut the CD. I may have to try that one day.

Milly said...

What a wonderfully creative book! And thanks so much for adding the instructions on how to cut the CD edges. I've made one CD book, without having a straight edge, and it was a bit of challenge.... Thanks for such inspiration!
Milly / Thistlecraft.etsy.com

Chris said...

Just love this book, will have to case it if thats OK. Luv Chris
cbillanie@yahoo.co.uk

Helena said...

Such a cute little book!

Rosa Youschak said...

Hi! Wow! So much to do with my BIA. TFS the neat projects!

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

oh! thanks for the cd cutting tutorial! im going to go try it!

Fleursbydesign said...

Awesome book :)

Stephanie said...

Neat book! I love the unique shape!

s.puccini@yahoo.com

Cher~ said...

Oh, I LOVE LOVE this idea. I've been looking for a project to use images from Alice. Thank you for sharing.

Anneliese said...

That's wonderful! Love it. TFS!

kimmie_35 said...

Lovely book... great colours... Very inspiring!
Hugs
Kim
x

yvonne said...

what lovely book such a great idealove it.

Maria said...

What a lovely book! Super cute:)

Aeify said...

This project is GREAT...btw thanks for the instructions on CD cutting, I was going to ask as well LOL...

AllieKat said...

Your vintage screen is just lovely! I think tying it together with ribbon after you punched it was the perfect choice and a creative way to use the BIA. You've added so many elements and also shared a new way to use the BIA. I love the idea of displaying all of a project at once and your screen fits the bill!

Anonymous said...

VERY VERY CUTE STUFF 0 LOVE THE VINTAGE LOOK. AWESOME!
MICHELE
DUBOISMD@ CHARTER DOT NET

Tammydee said...

Absolutely beautiful work!!

silvia said...

Adorable Album!!

Cathy said...

So cute - I love the shape of this album.

Donna said...

I really like the Alice in Wonderland, and the book is great.
Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

kmassman said...

/thanks for sharing a fun book and for a chance to win!

jeannine said...

What a cute Aice mini book!!

Generations of Memories said...

Love the album....even though Alice in Wonderland scares me.... :-)

Cyndi said...

Thanks for the tip on how u cut the CD pages. *wave* from Connecticut, USA :)

ellen s. said...

this is just the cutest! i love love the shape and the colors!

freetimegone said...

Wow! I love the cd book. Thanks too for sharing how you cut the edge off.

Jodee said...

Great book! Thanks for sharing!

crazyaboutcricut said...

The story characters look great! And what a great tip to cut the CD edge off!

Debbie H said...

Love your book, it's fabulous!

tlgirl353 said...

What a wonderful book!! I wish I hadn't thrown out all those junky cd's that I had problems with. Good job on this CD book!

Scrapendipity said...

yummy projects!

A Bit of It All for Scrappin' said...

Beautiful project!

~Cassandra

Lizc said...

Just beautiful. You are a very talented lady :)

connie said...

I love your book. What a great way to use up all the old/scratched CD's I have. Thanks for the tip on cutting the CD.

Nancy Y said...

all things Alice! So glad I kept those old CDs for art!

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

Great blog!

Githe said...

Love it.:))

TypicalScrapbooker said...

Love you projects !! This is so much fun finding all the new blogs !!
HUGS, JANIE

Lottie said...

Fantastic book Linda and thanks for the tip- makes all the difference!

xx

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