Hitting the books?It’s a Cinch!


The challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week is Back to School.Drop on by to join in the fun and be in with the chance of winning a super prize.Don’t forget to take a look at some fabulous inspiration by the talented DT while you’re there.

I’ve combined Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs.All coloured up with Copic Ciao and Sketch Markers.Some 3D Crystal Lacquer has been applied to the lenses on her glasses and for once you can see where the camera has picked up the shine 🙂 I decide to pull out my Cinch and make a 5″ x 7″ notebook from scratch!!Very ashamed to say that when I dragged it out from the back of the cupboard the dispatch year was 2010!I’ve only used it twice before too.Really going to have make more use of it as it’s a great tool…but then I say that about everything…perhaps I buy too much craft stuff.Nah!That could never be 😉 The covers are made from a kraft card that is nice and sturdy.I wanted to use up some bits and pieces from my craft stash so pulled out these paper scraps along with some self adhesive fabric to die cut for the floral scalloped border and a journaling card all from the same collection.Following the trend to make some use of craft stash that was hanging around I grabbed some glittery paper,a self adhesive border (wasn’t quite long enough so cut it in half and placed behind the image) and some sparkly flowers.The creative words I made on my Dymo Embossing Labelmaker.I love the interchangeable wheels on this one 🙂 Another tool I need to make more use of : P The wire has been decorated with some ribbons to match the papers and image.This is for my DD2 who starts 6th Form next month.It can sit on her desk so she can jot down any ideas or draw in it when she has time.It’s far too nice to be crammed in a bag!

Supplies :

Images : Hitting the Book with Stairs and Books by Crafty Sentiments Designs

Sentiments : Dymo Embossing Labelmaker

Mediums : Copic Ciao & Sketch Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Jet Black Archival Ink

Paper,Card & Other Material :  DP Papermania Design Stax Happy Days 12 x12 Papers,Papermania Happy Days 12 x 12 Self Adhesive Fabric Paper Blooms,Papermania Chelsea Green Paperazzi, Kraft Cardstock from crafty stash

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,We R Memory Keepers The Cinch Bookbinding Tool & Wire,Crea-Nest-Lies dies no. 5 XXL,Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop,Big Shot,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

To Embellish : Papermania Capsule Collection Chelsea Green Blitters (flowers) & Papermania Chelsea Green Daisy Chains (border),American Crafts Premium Ribbon Value Pack Satin


Some challenges I would  like to enter :

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Always Anything Goes

Come and Get It : Punches and Dies

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations : Anything Goes

Broken Fairy Designs : Anything Goes with Optional Twist ~ Use Your Stash

Crafty Friends Challenge : Anything Goes

Crazy 4 Challenges : Back To School

 Inkspirational : Patterned Paper

Let’s Color Saturday Linky Party : Anything Hand Colored

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

 Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Add 3 of Something (flowers)

Pattie’s Creations : Anything Goes

PDE Linky Party : Back To School

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon :  Anything but a Card with Ribbon or Trim

Simply Create Too : Back To School

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge : Glitter & Shimmer

C.R.A.F.T. : Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Moving along with the Times : Back To School

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog : Use A Die Cut


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. clauvie
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 10:50:59

    i looooove ! totally gorgeous


  2. lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 15:34:36

    Beautiful project, thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar this time. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT


  3. Janis
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 16:25:18

    She is precious! LOVE your book! Thanks for playing at PDE Linky Party. ~DT Janis


  4. Cheryl Walker
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 18:26:42

    Tooo CUTE!!! Love your ;use of ribbon!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Hope to see you in our next challenge that will be this week!



  5. Karen Letchworth
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 18:41:49

    Wonderful and SO creative! Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything But A Card Challenge, and please join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon


  6. Cindy
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 01:59:00

    what a fabulous book cover. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It.
    Cindy DT


  7. amy
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 04:54:07

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PDE Linky Party, good luck!!! Amy DT


  8. Majo
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 06:14:37

    Such a cutie! Thanks for playing with us at PDE Linky Party.

    Majo – DT ♥


  9. Brenda
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 08:08:06

    A lovely creation for our challenge this month Lisa, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

    B x


  10. aly
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 10:26:18

    Gorgeous hunni thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge 32 hugs Aly xxx


  11. laurigami
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 16:26:20

    Beautiful project


  12. Carol G
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 19:00:53

    Super project, great use of dies. So glad you joined us at Come And Get It challenges, CarolG


  13. Jeanette
    Aug 17, 2016 @ 19:19:04

    What a great idea… love the notebook/journal! Thanks for participating in the PDE Linky Party Back to School challenge.


  14. michelle
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 16:09:21

    What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon 🙂

    michelle (PDE DT)


  15. Mieke Duckers
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 18:06:30

    Beautiful card, gorgeous colors! Thank you for joining us at Broke Fairy Designs! Nieje DT


  16. Veronique
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 05:38:28

    Gorgeous! Love the colours and the colouring!
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper’s Delights
    Veronique DT


  17. Patricia
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 14:59:18

    This is so beautiful!!! Gorgeous coloring!!! Hugs.


  18. Katrina Bufton
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 07:39:26

    Fabulous book and gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining us in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Polkadoodles,
    Katrina x


  19. Dora
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 08:12:11

    Fantastic project, love the layout of your book cover and gorgeous image and colors. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge this week and good luck xx


  20. Lou Sims
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 09:10:33

    Fab notebook and adore all the layers. I’m equally as guilty about forgetting about crafting toys that have been purchased as a “must have” but lightly used! Many thanks for joining us at our “Anything Goes” challenge over at Polkadoodles Challenge. Lou (DT Polka Doodles)


  21. Sarah
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 12:01:09

    A cute card with fab techniques. Thanks for joining the Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle challenge 🙂 – Sarah DT


  22. Ellie
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 17:36:48

    Such a beautiful Journal cover, adorable image!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Let’s Color linky party
    Critters and Creatures linky party


  23. Sandra DeFalco
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 20:00:35

    Thanks for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge #125!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  24. Joan wilcockson
    Aug 20, 2016 @ 21:50:10

    What a lovely image, such a cute little girl and beautifully coloured too

    Thanks for joining us at Stamoing Sensations this month



  25. pedvonz
    Aug 22, 2016 @ 07:40:59

    Love your title page. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight.
    Yvonne DT


  26. Diane Louise
    Aug 22, 2016 @ 11:14:26

    Hello.… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely note book. Great colouring of a lovely image… You have put a lot of work into yoru project, so much to look at. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again next time.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


  27. Pauline
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 00:22:22

    This is a fabulous notebook, such a pretty image and lots of great details.
    Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles.


  28. Samantha Brooks
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 16:14:30

    What a wonderful Image to use for a Notebook cover. Thank you joining us over at Morgan’s ArtWorld for our Add 3 of Something.
    Hugz Samantha (AngelicBadGirl) DT


  29. Marlies
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 10:13:28

    You have made this into a gorgeous notebook! A lovely image and fantastic colouring! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies


  30. Marina
    Aug 29, 2016 @ 17:45:06

    Beautifully layered.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.


  31. Susan zuzarte
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:41:49

    Hi Lisa,

    This is a very cool notebook, so colourful and fun.

    It’s Susan here from Just Keep on creating. In March (ages ago) you shared your card in the Anything goes Link-up. I had to take a break from blogging and now I’m back at JKOC. You are the random winner of the prize from the March link-up, please contact me to claim your prize ☺


  32. Bettina
    Sep 02, 2016 @ 11:30:25

    This is absolutely fab. Love the design with the colours and details with the flowers, layers and ribbon. Thanks for sharing at
    Creative Fingers. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Creative Fingers x


  33. ~DEANNE~
    Sep 08, 2016 @ 22:37:59

    Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our SASAYAKI GLITTER challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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