Tuesday, 29 September 2009

October Reveal

is here.............

For those of you waiting for this long awaited reveal i hope you feel it has been worth the wait.
This months papers were probably my favourite to date probably because of the lovely soft muted colours and a great assortment of embellishments to match too.

Bo Bunny, Flutter Butter.

I have made something quite different this month, which i really enjoyed making and hope to make more of in the future.

Earlier in the month i took my mum back to Gloucestershire to visit her family (mine too obviously) but whilst visiting Newent we had the opportunity to do a tad of shopping - but Junk shop shopping. I have for a long time been wanting to find lace/watch faces and so on to use on my projects but without costing an arm and a leg and this was the perfect opportunity to dig deep and get some good bargains.

These junk shops were big and full of just about anything you wanted. I had a good rummage and found lots - yards of lace, old books and these cork board table mats. My mums face was a picture but i could see potential......................... a scrappers mind probably.

Now 2 weeks on i so wish i purchased them all, even the couple of round ones they had, probably could of made more books.......................... i will be keeping my eyes peeled in and around the shops here.

So, with the kit being forest colours and Glocsershire being in the middle of the forest i decided to use the cork board table mats and make a book.

It has been a very interesting learning curve, one which i have thoroughly enjoyed and i am really pleased with the final outcome. There are a few finishing touches i need to make, like the front page title and to bind the book together but overall i like the look.

Front Cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3Page 4

Materials used:

Bo Bunny Flutter Butter

Bo Bunny Flutter Butter Willow

Bo Bunny Flutter Butter Burst

Cleo Craft Co-Ordinating embellishments consisting of:

Ribbon, ric-rac, Journalling Sprout, buttons, blooms.

From my own stash

Hambly Over lays, Bling gems and Card stock

If you would like to purchase this kit, or if you are thinking about a possible subscription then pop on over to Cleo Crafts shop and email Louise to place an order.

Have fun with your kits

Take care




Carmen said...

I'm the same - I see stuff in junk shops - get home and then wish I had got them. My last one was when we went to Hastings to see OH's parents and I always go junk shopping with his Mum. 2 months ago and I am still kicking myself for not picking up what looked like a small printers tray for £3. Gone the next time I went back :(

I love the look of your book, very autumnal and the way you've photographed it too is just lovely.

Julia Dunnit said...

I came to see if your desk photo was up...shame! Not because you think it's too untidy I hope! But I'm totally consoled by looking at your utterly fab book.

voodoo vixen said...

I love rummaging around in junk shops too... you never know what you are going to find and it makes it so much more fun to make somehting unique. Love your table mat book its gorgeous.

Glen said...

Beautiful. I love your creations. You are very creative. TFS.

Kerry said...

It has turned out fantastically. Well done.

Linda Elbourne said...

It is a beautiful piece of work!

Amanda said...

Sarah thats fab love the use of the table mats for the base of the book and the pp go well with the photos well done you look forward to seeing your next project

Elaine said...

I love what you have done with this kit it is beautiful well done.

Claireliz said...

Wow they are lovely.

Lydia said...

Wow what an amazing album, and I love the photo of the old barn\house. Amazing!

Carmen said...

Just popping by to see how you are :) Noticed your blog hadn't updated on my sidebar in a while. Hope things are ok and hectic cos of Christmas?