Saturday 6 October 2012

Anything goes - Craftymess Challenge 19

Hello and welcome back to my crafty blog.

The first part of my post is to announce the new challenge starting today over at the Craftymess Challenge

The theme is Anything Goes and  was chosen by  teamie Sandra. Judging by the response we had from the last challenge we have a lot of wonderfully talented followers and I can't wait to see what they can produce for this new challenge. Our sponsors for this new challenge is Crafty-Emblies 

 My 'not so' minibook :)

 My Anything Goes DT  piece is a scaled up version of the mini-book which is normally cut from a 12x12 inch piece of paper. I had some cream A0 sized paper from which I cut a square that when folded produce a 5x5 inch book. The book-covers were cut from some light card and covered with some antique style paper and I inserted  a deep red ribbon between the covers to act as the closer for the book. The edges of the book cover were distress with some Vintage Photo ink and a little bit of Versacolor Blazing Red ink to warm up the background and tie in with the red of the ribbon. I also used a light rubbing of Vintage Photo ink on the edges of the pages to add  to the aged look. I adhered  some Crafty-Emblies flourishes to some corners on the front cover and distressed them with gold ink. Some flat-backed pearls were added here and there for a little bit of bling. I finished the book by threading a cream silk tassle and a Crafty-Emblies key to the ribbon and tied a lovely full bow.  I am pleased with the result.

Please take some time to pop over to Craftymess Challenge and check out the DT projects there. The Anything Goes theme is attractive to all crafters. Doesn't matter what your preferred craft is, please take a peek and join in. AND don't forget the chance to win the prize from Crafty.Emblies.

We have a fabby Sponsor for this challenge a £10 Voucher from Crafty-Emblies.

So get cracking with your entry and join in with us and don't forget to visit our Facebook page for more fun and frolics.

Second part of the blog is that  we have a fine and fresh day here and I am hoping to get out into the garden  later to get some Autumn clean-up done.  I am loving the rich colours that Autumn creates and I am hoping to get some inspiration to help me use the  free digi-kit  I've just downloaded from  Summertime Designs . It is full of wonderful colours and elements and I'm hoping to get working it with the kit a bit later.  

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate your time and your comments.

Hope you are having a good day wherever you are.

Angela x


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the deep rich colours. Just recently started making mini-books. Addictive! Ger x.

  2. Simply beautiful. xx

  3. Love this book Angela. The colours are beautiful and the flourishes and bow really make it look expensive. Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Wow! this is so elegant - rich colors and gorgeous textures. Thank you for visiting my blog today!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the vintage feel to this rich and beautiful creation!

  6. This really does have the Wow factor. It is Fabulous Darling. The presentation is superb. xx


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