Wednesday, 27 December 2017

On the Third Day of Christmas ...

... came the next new journal.

This was a gift for my sis-in-law. She's a crafty girlie, too, and we swap home made gifts at Christmas.

It started with a file folder, covered with a sheet of DP that I cut in two, to get the roses in the right place on the front, and enough spare to cover the back. A piece of lace down the spine covered the join.

Luckily, there was a sheet of DP for inside the cover, in the stash,
that coordinated well with the outside.

The book is made up of three signatures sewn in, and the ends finished off with a bead dangle.

The pages and most tags and journal cards are coffee-dyed.

The blue additions are napkin decoupage snippets.

There are doilies

and stamping

and pretty vintage DP pages

and pockets and tucks aplenty

Lines were added on some pages, stamped with corrugated cardboard.

Book pages were a welcome addition, for tucks and pockets.

and belly bands

I hear she loved it, and is already planning what to put in.

I'll detail some other goodies later.

Happy Wednesday,

Chris xx


  1. oh that is so pretty! Helen #1

  2. What a fantastic gift! I'm sure she did love it. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #13 XxX

  3. This looks so pretty, what a lovely gift. Have a great woyww and best wishes for the New Year. Angela x12x

  4. What a lovely gift. It's fun to make things for crafty friends who will appreciate them. :-)
    April #21

  5. Happy WOYWW. What a stunning book. It really is a work of love. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Tracey #2

  6. Hi Chris, what a beautiful gift. A lot of thought and effort has gone into it. Have a wonderful new year, and best wishes for 2018 xx Heather #17

  7. Wow what an amazing gift. Happy New Year. Sarah #14

  8. what a lucky girl to get this gift, home made is ALWAYS best!!!! Its beautiful,,

  9. My goodness, what a lovely and heartfelt gift. I'm sure it will be treasured. You put so much love into it and it shows.
    Your newest follower,
    Connie :)

  10. Wow what a beautiful gift. I really love it. Thanks for sharing the awesome post with us.

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