Friday, 25 October 2013

A Christmas Notebook!

Hello - Jenny here today!

With just over 8 weeks to go (I know - scary how fast time goes!) it really is time to turn out thoughts to our Christmas crafting!

Every year at Christmas time I have a little notebook in which I keep a record of all the presents I have bought so I don't forget anyone or more likely buy another present when I've already got one squirrelled away for them!




This year I thought I would make myself a pretty one so I set about altering this notebook.



It was a pretty bog standard spiral bound notebook, which cost me less than a £1 when I bought it. I started off by levering the spiral open to remove the covers.



 I used a promarker to do this so I didn't bend the spiral out of shape.

  

I have covered the front and the back with kraft card and then added a panel to the front using papers from Teresa Collins Santa's List 6 x 6 pad. I've cut an aperture in the paper and put my image behind the hole. I used a cute penguin image coloured with my promarkers. I have heat embossed the silver on his hat and scarf and given him some stickles snow to stand on. For the finishing touches I  added some red twine and punched snowflakes with red gems added to the centre and tied a variety of ribbons to the spiral bound once it was back in place to pretty it up.
  


On the inside of the back cover I have added a pocket cut out of kraft card so that I can add any receipts I wish to keep. I created the pretty shape on the top edge of the pocket using one of my nestabilities dies.

I hope this might inspire you to make your own festive notebook - you could keep your "To do" list or your menu ideas in it as well as present ideas!

Don't forget you still have a few days to enter the Six Cards Challenge - we are loving visiting your blogs to see your cards and don't forget each time you link up six cards you gain an entry into the Big Draw to win a box of stash!!

Thanks for visiting today!

Jenny is a busy Mum with three children and regularly blogs her cards and crafts at Dragonllews Spot


3 comments :

Dawn said...

What a fabulous idea, a great gift too!

Louise said...

oooh i like this. I usually have a list that i misplace at some point leading up to Christmas. It would be good to keep everything together in a book.

scrappyjacky said...

Like Louise. I'm always losing my lists....this is a great idea.