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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A Mini Book of Sketches

I always use a sketch when I am making a card - or even a tag - and I have made a little book, using money envelopes, to keep my favourite ones. Here it is...


And the inside...


The papers - and embellishments - are from My Mind's Eye ("Almanach" Collection), the cage was made with a die from Prickley Pear and the birds with dies from Leane Creatief.

My little book will enter the challenges :
- "Things With Wings" from Anything But a Card,
- "Die Cuts/Punches" with Make My Monday,
- "Anything But a Card" with Cupcake Craft Challenges,
- "Anything Goes" with Through the Craft Room Door,
- "Anything But Square" with Deep Ocean Challenge
and "Use One or More Dies" with Unstampa Belles Challenges.
Happy Crafting !

32 comments :

Kerri said...

i love it....great idea...my birthday is in March..just saying..lol love it!!!!

Louise said...

Wow Catherine this is not only gorgeous but so useful,I love it.
Louise xx

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness Catherine, This is stunning so must detail too another of your amazing creations xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

wow gorgeous, how pretty!
You are so well organized and I'm green!!!!;-))m

downrightcrafty said...

evening Catherine, hope you are nice and warm, my hands are cold as I type bloomin snow :) love the clock and the added tape on this one so much to look at you have to really delve to see it all, but just wonderful
Hugs Kate x

Donna said...

You are so clever Catherine and this is such a beautiful little keepsake and a wonferful idea to store your sketches, mine are all over the place. Your detail is amazing and the tape measures are waaay too cute :) Donna ♥ x

Kerry said...

Oh Catherine, this is absolutely stunning!!! Love all the details and so clever! BRAVO!!!

Lola said...

Gorgeous! I want to make a sketch book too!

Loopylou. said...

ooooooh oooh!!! catherine this is so neat!! what an awesome idea! I keep all my sketches in a boring folder thingy so will have to think of something nicer now!! romfl!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Loopylou. said...

ooooooh oooh!!! catherine this is so neat!! what an awesome idea! I keep all my sketches in a boring folder thingy so will have to think of something nicer now!! romfl!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Claire said...

Absolutely fabulous creation Catherine and a useful one too. Hugs, Claire x

Molecraft said...

What a great idea and so beautifully embellished...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Mynnette said...

Such a gorgeous AND useful creation! LOVE all the elements--it's just stunning! Thanks for joining us at MMM! I hope you have time to play with us this week at Inkspirational and this month at Technique Tuesday! :)

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous, perfect colours too, huggles Pops x x x

diane hasthorpe said...

Hello Catherine. I have just become a follower of your blog. Your entry for ABAC caught my eye. What a great idea! Beautiful art and practical at the same time. Cheers, Di

Katharina Wikholm said...

Oj oj så fint. fin ide' med påsarna

Mandy's Crafts said...

Hai Catherine. As usual a beautiful creation. Thanks for commenting on my post. The wooden hearts used in that one and other posts were my Christmas decoration sale item. So wished I had brought more as I sold the other two at work. Hope you well and got lots of crafting planned.xx

Maria Matter said...

what a tremendous idea!
this is gorgeous Catherine!!
hugs & blessings

fabiola jaques said...

trop mignon et adorable avec une touche de shabby, biz

catherine said...

This is a fantastic idea and project Catherine - just love it. I usually just print them off and stick them in a notebook!! Yours is a much better idea
x catherine

Faye said...

What a brilliant idea La Chic. And a beautiful book too. Be sure to,leave that lying on the desk so that everyone sees it! X

Merry said...

What a terrific project...wonderful work...great dies used. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles for our Dies challenge.

Sylv said...

Love all the detail on this little book.

Shelly said...

Hi Catherine! What a fabulous idea, I just love this little sketch book! Great deco too, love the bird cage! Yes the pictures are of my little superstar cat, he is just adorable and so loving! I was so lucky to have found him (you might say he was lucky to). Sukie is just so adorable too ;) Hugs, Shelly x

Christy said...

What a great use of a mini album!!! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card! :) :) :)

Brodders said...

Great album :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck - Jane

Liza said...

Such a fab idea Catherine, I wish I was that organised!!

Liza x

Sharon said...

This is absolutely stunning my friend. You know I just love your little money envelope albums, notebooks. Fabulous design and what a super idea this is. hugs from Sharon and Madam Fifi! lol xoxoxox

Sarah C said...

This is gorgeous! I love your use of tones and dimensions. Just darling! Great job and thanks so much for playing at the UnstampaBelles Challenge!

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining in our challenge at UnstampaBelles this month.

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so pretty, I love all the fab details.

Fliss said...

Wow! What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM.
Fliss x