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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Things To Do.

Before good old Woolies closed down they were selling notebooks at 2 for £1, so naturally i bought quite a few. They were in loads of lovely colours never to be seen again anywhere else. I've found black and grey ones in Wilkinsons at 49p but none of the coloured ones.
They are about 4"x6", just the right size for a handbag. The patterned paper is from Papermania Clare Curds signature stack. The letters are done with a set of peg type stamps i bought from WHS a couple of years ago. I used a small square punch on them. The white card strips on the black book looked a bit stark and unfinished but i remembered a little trick that Helen from It's All Fiddle Fart uses a lot and filled in the spaces with a few dots . Thank you Helen. I may put a few tiny gems on the other one. The little frogs are actually wooden but you can't really tell in the pic.  I think they were "crafty bits", you know those which are on a twirly stand but as usual i've thrown the original wrappers away.
I've got to nip into town now as mother wants me to get her a pair of trousers, then it's off to the local to ruin the diet.  See you soon, thanks for visiting.  Di.xx


  1. wow these are great di and would make a great gift for christmas :)

    xx coops xx

  2. Brilliant idea Di!, so love the little frogs too.
    Take care Vicky xx

  3. Yep, Coops things are gearing up towards christmas, gifty stuff is my main passion,espescially stocking filler stuff, watch this space, Di.x

  4. Hi Di

    Such a lovely idea - and personally I would need two of these lovely creations as my "things to do" list seems to be never ending at the moment LOL!!

    Love Jules xx

  5. brilliant and love the funky frogs,not long now,need to pull my fingers out for my crafty gifts.x

  6. Excellent idea and the books are nice and bright to be seen in your handbag etc. xxx

  7. I love your ideas. I have a Wilkinson's not too far away. Really excited about making gifts, though I'll probably keep them as I seem to have an issue with parting with stationery.


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