Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Butterfly Journal.

Iv'e taken  a plain note book and made into something special.
Jenny likes pink so my starting point was a plain pink note book.
Then the fun began.
Take some pink butterfly patterned material and my trusty snippet
of cardboard
Plus a butterfly motif cut from material and backed with stiffener.  

Next find a toning design paper . This stripey one is by 
Emma Schoenberg
which I cut and adhered to both the front and back covers.  

I then cut a panel fom the cardboard to fit the front
and covered with the material . A strip of elastic was added to 
hold in place over the closed book. 

The butterfly motif was used to create the pocket to hold the pencils in place. 

I added a butterfly Charm to finish.
Jenny has now received her gift which was a little thankyou from me 
and my Butterlfly challenge. 
It is week 2 of the Current challenge which is running for 4 weeks.
I would love to see your entries for Summertime Butterflies.
Entering into the following challenge :
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #136. Use you snippets.


  1. Oh, this is so pretty! That pencil holding butterfly is such a fabulous idea!

  2. Love, love, love the pencil holder butterfly! Brilliant idea.

    I will be fluttering by soon with some summer cards.
    Just have to get them assembled once we are home again!

    I am looking forward to home this time. It has been at least 34 or 35 every day and sometimes higher. We try to avoid putting the air conditioning on and the RV is hot at suppertime. We stay outside and have a late supper and so now I am looking forward to our normal routines at home.
    And looking forward to my craft room.

  3. Really gorgeous...love the pencil holding butterfly!
    xxx Margreet

  4. So pretty is your creation Mrs A l like to change the look on note books and what a great idea to add the butterfly to hold the pencils your amazing and so creative xx

  5. Hello Mrs A

    A brilliant make, love the vibrant colours and pencil holder, you always amaze me with your creations and talent.


  6. Hi Mrs A,
    now being the recipient of this lovely creation, it's fab to see how you designed it.
    I love it soooooo! much and every time I use it I think of you and your wonderful kindness.
    I love entering your challenge as I am very fond of butterflies, and besides you meet such nice friends there.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Fabulous creation, love the papers and the way you have made the pencil holder.

    Kath x

  8. Beautiful Mrs A. Adore the butterfly holding the pencils. Debbiex

  9. What a fun and clever project you have created.

    Hugs Diane

  10. Lovely journal and so sweet. The butterfly pocket to hold the pencils is very clever. Creative Butterfly Bliss...

  11. It's gorgeous Mrs A - I love what you did with that butterfly motif xx

  12. This is fab Mrs A!! I love that it holds pencils! And the cute little charm to finish it off!
    Thank you for wishing me happy birthday too :-) really sweet of you! I had a lovely day thank you!xx

  13. This is absolutely lovely Mrs A! No wonder Jenny was thrilled. Mind you, I adore my tray :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  14. This is gorgeous sorry I've been a bad blogger but pooch has been really ill and I've also got family staying so I'm playing catch up huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. This is such a pretty project. I love the papers you used and the pencil pocket. A lovely gift idea.
    Jean x

  16. Fabulous project Mrs A, I like the way the butterfly holds the pencils in place. Elizabeth xx

  17. What a great idea, love the butterfly to hold the pencils!
    Debs x

  18. Brilliant Mrs A. the butterfly holding the pencils is so cool! Cathy x

  19. Good Day Mrs. A. Love your Journal, I am just really getting into them a long time wish. Thanks for the visit and following my blog. Hope to see more of you. Regards.

  20. Just found your blog, so enjoyed looking around, you make some really lovely cards. I have become a follower so I shall be calling in to see your lovely creations regularly, hope you'll come and visit me too.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  21. Oh so clever. Love how you attached the butterfly to hold the pencils.


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