Thursday, 23 June 2011

Post-it note holder.



Hi all, hope you are keeping well and crafting loads?

Today i finished off a little project i have been working on, just a simple post-it note holder, but i wanted to test out a couple of new stamps. I made this for my lovely neighbours, they are two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet, and i knew they would appreciate this make. The Wheel of the Year on the front shows the eight pagan festivals throught the year...i distress inked it, put a layer of UTEE on it and edged it with gold embossing powder...



I handstitched all the way around it with metalic multicoloured thread, always looks nice against a darker paper background. My neighbours love nature so i added a couple of brass leaf charms on small lengths of chain, and the antique brass srapbooking corner charms added to the nature theme with thier daisy design...





Inside, very basic, but i added another new stamp of mine.....The Green Man....



This is a beautiful stamp, very detailed compared to some of the Green Man stamps around, i got this one from the U.S....ordinarily he would be green of course, but as this was on a dark background i though i'd leave it plain....besides, unlike my girlfriend Maddy, i colour like a drunk chimp, so best leave it be i think...





Popped another leaf charm and chain through the spine....



The whole of the edge of the holder is lined in gold embossing, looks real nice against a dark background. In case you've not made these before, the holder is just a piece of cardstock covered each side with your chosen patterened paper.


I enjoyed making this, not only because it got me out of my crafty dry spell, but i know it is going to a good home where crafty skills are appreciated.



I'm also going to enter these into a challenge, Divas by design "Anything but a card" challenge...thank you to the Divas by Design ladies for the challenge. :)


Till next time...:)


Calv.


13 comments:

Dawn said...

What a great piece of work, lovely to see a male crafting lol. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week.

Calv said...

Lol....thanks Dawn, yes we are a rare breed indeed. :)

Thanks for the challenge.

Calv.

Anita said...

Wow, Calv, this is a gorgeous notepad holder! I love everything about it but especially all that hand-stitching. Wish you were my neighbor :) Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design challenge.

Calv said...

Thanks for the kind words Anita, and thanks for the challenge. :)

Rebekah said...

This is superb Calv I love it! The green man stamp is exquisite and all your little details are wonderful, thanks for sharing with us at Divas! Hugs Rebekah xx

Silky Chicken said...

Fab work Calv, lovely to see more of your creations, hope you and the gals are well?! Sara.

Rachelxx said...

Lovely Calv! :-)

Lee said...

WOW.This is Super Stunning.x

Crystal said...

just discovered your blog & i love it! you are very talented & i made sure to become a follower too. btw, this project is gorgeous! love the color blend! hugs!

Pauline said...

Hi Calv... I was just introduced to your blog.... wow your creativeness rocks! I'll be back often to glean some inspiration!
cheers from Australia!

Malá tvořilka said...

Many greetings from Czech Republic! Today I read your blog for the first time and I have no words!!! You are so talented and creative! I think I will spend all day just to read your blog, because I like it soooo much. And Rotty Rat is coooooool :-)

Elaine said...

Great little piece - I'm sure your neighbours will love it. Especially like that green man stamp!

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

Hardly a mishap. This is lovely!