Monday 10 September 2012

Scrapbook Boutique September Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge.

Hello Blogger's,

Today I'm joining the girls from Scrapbook Boutique for the September Blog Hop and Inspirational Challenge, hope you'll join us for both.  

The Hop starts and ends at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog.  If you're following along you should have arrived from Narelle's blog and when you leave me you hop over to Therese's Blog.

The hop is open for one week, closing at midday Monday 17th September. 
To be eligible to win the prize, leave a comment on each of the blogs, with the SB blog being the last one.  The random winner will be drawn from the  SB blog and announced on Tuesday18th.

Unfortunately the blog hop prize (and the inspiration challenge) are only open to anyone with an Australian mailing address.

This month's prize for one lucky person is Prima's La Femme Stamp set.

Why not play along with our regular monthly inspirational challenge.
   Make a project using the following picture as your inspiration and remember 

Add Buttons 

This month Evelyn has this wonderful prize package from Flourish with a Bling for one lucky person.......So join could be you!
(Link your project on the SB Blog before 30/9/12

For the challenge this month I'm sharing my new sketch book.  I loved the papers from Graphics 45
A Ladies Diary and thought they would make a great cover to personalize my sketch book.

I started with a layer of Core-dinations card, cut slightly smaller than the front of the book. I've trimmed several sheets of the dp to make up four strips adding some stamping to the top section and ribbon trim towards the bottom of the cover.

There are several sheets of dp made up of label size blocks in this pad and I've added one of these to the mid section.  Some Flourish With A Bling Antique Gold pearls seem the right enbellishment to add for this month's challege too :).

For the buttons I die cut a selection from Memory Box's Scalloped Buttons and threaded with twine before adhering to the bottom of the cover.

To attach the completed cover to the front of my sketch book I've used X-Press It Double Sided High Tack tape.

I'm looking forward to seeing all the different ways you work with this month challenge.....Good luck!



Angela said...

So chic Sue! love it!!

Karen M said...

What a beautiful way to cover your sketchbook - it looks fab! Hugs x x

Ramohth aka Cardiac aka Jill said...

What a stunning cover - it looks amazing. I like the inclusion of the Flourish With a Bling pearls, and your clear instructions.

Elaine coustley said...

Just love your cover I think those papers are gorgeous & the button spray, just right.x

Gillian said...

love the layout and the buttons

Lorraine said...

This project is gorgeous Sue love the papers very vintage x

Julie H said...

Love how you've clustered your buttons! I hope I get a chance to play along this month as I have HEAPS of buttons!

Deb McCleary said...

What a great idea to personalise the cover of your sketch book - might have to pinch that one!! Thanks for sharing - it looks divine!

lostinpaper said...

Glorious! What beautiful patterns and images and the buttons add the perfect touch! You are amazing Sue!

craftieodmae said...

Love the sketch book!!!! Every thing is so girly!!!

Anonymous said...

Great idea. I better not show my eldest daughter - she'll want me to make one too! She loves vintage. TFS.

Cards by Sharyn said...

Wonderful idea. I must try this. You did an excellent job.

Janelle said...

The Graphics 45 papers that you used are so charming and everything just comes together perfectly. A gorgeous way to cover your sketchbook.

Danielle said...

What a great idea !

Mary said...

Beautiful Sue- just beautiful. I love the vintage look of the papers and the collage you have made with them.

Loz said...

love your DIY buttons :)

loulou said...

Lovely vintage style. The diecut buttons are pretty. cheers Linda

JennyH said...

I love all the Graphic 45 range you have used and the die-cut buttons are a nice the vintage feel to this : )