Wednesday, March 31

Not For the Faint Hearted!

WOYWW3103

Blimey! It's Wednesday already ... and the last day of March! Can you believe it? Where has the time gone? It won't be long now and all of us ... or at least the few of us left that have n't got our butts into gear and started our Christmas cards ... will be panicking again!!!Princess

This is my desk ... I did n't say that with any sense of pride I might add ... bit of a mess really! As the header says ... it certainly aint for the faint hearted! I was late with my last Zutter DT submission and it is still on my desk from very late last night.

ZZproject30410 An unusually pink offering for me I might add ... but after a visit from my baby ... all dolled up and freshly henna'd from an Asian wedding ... I felt all girly and wanted to make her something for a change. Now my little girl ... she is 22 by the way ... is n't the crafty sort ... but she does like her stationery ... so I made her a little note book to keep in her bag with room for notes and pockets for receipts and the like ... she is much more organised than me ... and I just know she will appreciate the pockets :0) I also added a little princess charm ... just to remind her that she is my little princess ... every second of every day.ZZproject3d0410

The covers are made from plain old grey chip ... rounded off with my 1/4" Round-it-All and painted with a Snow Cap Dabber before swiping with Spun Sugar distress ink ... the pages are water colour paper and envelopes torn and swiped with worn lipstick ... as for the frame ... well that is a Lord Tim of Holtz Ornate frame ... painted and swiped ... you know Tim ... the man that can do open heart surgery on 10 people at the same time with just a speck of mica from a bottle of vintage photo distress stickles and the point off a pokey tool.

I have bound the pad with a 3/4" pink O wires and attached a Grunge Paper rose that was first painted with Dusty Pink acrylic paint and then stamped with the Shabby French script stamp ... which I lurve!

Right I am off in search of Julia ... you should all look too ... and then join in this crazy thing we call WOYWW!

68 comments:

Crissi Harvey said...

Beautiful note book Linda im sure your daughter is going to love it. so love that rose the colour is lovely

Helen said...

I love that book!! The colours are great, I want one.... and lots of yummy stash on your desk, too!

Debi said...

Oh my, this is so beautiful!!! I love how it turned out. Beautiful colors!! Your daughter will love it!

Sherry Goodloe said...

That is a great book you created for your "baby" to carry and keep stuff in :) I haven't made any roses since Christmas for the 12 tags of Christmas. I think it's time. Ooooh I can use some of the new distress colors!

Ok, you've inspired me. And LOVE all the goodies on your desk!

Sandra said...

what a beautiful, beautiful book - she'll just love it.

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Linda
Beautiful book, and so is your daughter, I am sure she will love it, lots of creativity on the desk and a little push back mode i see, much like my own.
christine x

Toucan Scraps said...

don't seem to be able to find Julia - hope she's OK.

The book is absultely amazing. Your beautiful princess will love it.

Linby said...

What a gorgeous notebook for a beautiful daughter.
Linbyx

craftimamma said...

Oh how lovely! Er, your gorgeous princess and the book you made for her silly, not your messy desk, Lol!

I'll let you off though 'cos if the desk were tidy you wouldn't be making these lovely things for us to ogle would you?

Hugs
Lesley Xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

What a lovely book, the colours are gorgeous. I have a daughter of a similar age who would be mightily impressed with something along those lines. I love what you did with the ornate rame, and the colour of the rose is fab, Judith x

Kaz said...

That's really pretty Linda, I love the way the rose sits in the frame.
Funnily enough, I can't believe it's the end of March. Mainly because in my notebook, I had today down as the 1st of April!! A whole other day - would you like to borrow it? xx

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

amazing little book! so beautiful!

I love your desk, its what mine looks like when I am creating!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Nicks said...

looks a very happy desk to me!
I bet your princess is very happy with her new book!

Angie said...

OK ....what mess?????? Its tidy.

Love the journal ...what a great use for a rose... LE rules

Cher~ said...

That is a gorgeous notebook. I love the rose on the frame piece.

Vicki said...

wow your desk is amazing and that book is beautiful - really stunning xx

Cardarian said...

Your desk is very tidy - I love the journal - need to make one for my Aunt and Uncles 50th wedding anniversary and I have NEVER done it - will be asking you for tips!
Cardarian

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I'm with Angie, I dont see mess! I LOVE the pink notebook, bet your baby gal does too - I like to see you working outside your colour zone. So much easier than doing it myself!

Lori said...

Awesome book, love the colors you chose. You're right, WOYWW is not for the faint of heart...lol

Twiglet said...

That book is gorgeous and I love reading how you did it although actually I have no idea what you are talking about. Hehehe how can you tell I am not a serious card maker like the rest of you clever folk!!

Jane said...

Gorgeous notebook!!!!!

helen miles said...

i want one of those notebooks! she's one lucky girl :)

Spyder said...

Christmas!!??? Arrgh, not yet, please!! Lovely note book, love the colours
(Lyn)

Susie Sugar said...

Oh Linda your book is stunning a real work of art
Have you received your Distrezz-it machine yet I'm waiting at the door every time I hear the postie , it was shipped last Monday so any day now !!! oh I can't wait
Hugs Susie xx

Rosie said...

I've got daughters too ... and yours will love this. I particularly like the script on the rose petals!

The Paper Princess said...

Love your notebook Linda - beautiful!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, beautiful note book, love the colours and of course, he who must be obeyed, elements. xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The notebook's gorgeous :) and it isn't a girly pink anyway - fab colour.
Anne xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOw your book is amazing, I love it, Hazelxo

Wipso said...

What a beautiful book for a gorgeous daughter.
A x

Jennie said...

ooh stunning book, and desk looks tidy :)

Pam said...

Beautiful note book Linda, your daughter is very lucky!!

Hug Pam x

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh gorgeous notebook Linda! Love that shade of pink and the rose is stunning - perfect for its pretty owner!!

nessy said...

beautiful , girly note book for your daughter ~so very delicate ~sure she will use it all the time
vanessa xx

kelly said...

Wow your note book is beautiful I adore it!! Love the papers

Kelly x

Lottie said...

A beautiful book for a beautiful princess - magical

Paula Gale said...

oh Linda - you don't look at all old enough to have a 22 year old daughter (that put me in the good book right?... i'll e-mail you my address for payment of the best compliment of the day?)... love the book you did her, well girly and she's a very pretty - obviously takes after you (whats the second compliment worth - an original LE design???)) tee hee,

Anyway, glad to be back and reading your hilarious posts and looking at your fabby clever creations (not a compliment - just the truth)... I'm still smiling at the fact TH wished you a Happy Birthday (which i missed due to being in hosp).

see you soon

Paula x x x

Sarah said...

That is a stunning book

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful book Linda.. i'm sure youre daughter will love it xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous book x

Deanne said...

oooh thats gorgeous linda she'll love it :) isnt henna just beautiful :) xx

Katy said...

Soooooooooooooooooo pretty Linda!

maddy hill said...

wow thats gorgeous ! i think im girling most of the time !

love that frame
hugs
maddyx

Mummylade said...

wow, that notebook is absolutely stunning!!

Gez said...

Lush pink O wires me thinks. :) FAB book too...xx

TinaB said...

Beautiful book hun xx

peggy gatto said...

Lovely book, all sweet and frosty, delicious!!

butlersabroad said...

Hehe, I'll be sitting all smugly in the weeks leading up to Christmas watching all the headless chickens running around everywhere! Love the book, beautiful notebook for a beautiful daughter.

Hugs
Brenda

Penni said...

What a great busy desk. A Bind It All is on my wish list, but I think it will be on there for a while!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Penni said...

What a great busy desk. A Bind It All is on my wish list, but I think it will be on there for a while!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Andrea said...

a beautiful book for a beautiful young lady Linda, I to have a princess at home and mine as you know is 18 this year, your wondering where March went and I am wondering where the last 18 years have gone xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous book - what a great pressie!!! Linda, my promarker storage is an Ikea DVD storage rack with empty DVD cases (also from Ikea) for the shelves! Not my idea I hasten to add - I not that bright!!! Juliexx

craftytrog said...

Such a gorgeous girlie gift for your little princess! Mine had me trailing round the boutiques today! x

allyf said...

Gorgeous notebook Linda, but I LMAO at the description of Tim Holtz. :-)

The Inky Minx said...

Just stunning... what more can i say *hi five*

Darcy said...

lovely book, that rose is perfect. I must use my BIA more often.

Darcy said...

lovely book, that rose is perfect. I must use my BIA more often.

Angelnorth said...

Great notebook for your DD, bet she loves it!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous note book - one that will be treasured, I'm sure x

Esme said...

Ooh they are fantastic - and I love the little blue rose on your desk!

In response to your question on my desk - the bead things are sort of a new project - there are a few phone charm tassles, but I'm hoping to try something a little more exciting soon, so keep an eye out!

Esme xx

Nikki said...

Beautiful book and love that rose :)

Cathy said...

beautiful book - love the pink flower

Virginia said...

Gorgeous book I'm sure your daughter will love it and be able to put it to good use - loving the princess charm on the front!

Ann said...

Both my daughters would just love a notebook like that! They would have to be blue and purple though as neither is into pink. Yours is just gorgeous.

Kate said...

having a coffee and catching up on WOYWW. Beautiful zutter project.

** Kate **

Kathy said...

My goodness! what an immaculate desk you have there!!!! Please mess it up by next time.
The book is absolutely wonderful

Samantha said...

I LOVE my new book....thank you Mummy. XXX

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so beautiful, and looks perfect for your daughter,

Lucy x

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