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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Keepsake Journal for Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Anything but a card!

Good Morning Everyone and 
Happy New Year to you all !!!!

Today is the start of a new Ladybug Crafts Challenge and this time the theme is 

Anything but a card
(or for those of you who really want to make a card, make it a shaped one!)

The prize for the lucky winner will be a £10.00 voucher to spend online at Ladybug Crafts

I decided to have a go at making a Keepsake Journal inspired by one that I saw in the Nov/Dec issue of the Do-crafts Creativity magazine. (It is on page 34 and there are templates included for the pockets.) I adapted the shape and decorated it differently.
I think the idea is to store little tags inside but I haven't really decided what I will use my for yet, I may give it to someone as a gift.

Sorry for showing you so many pictures, I found this so tricky to photograph.

opened out to show pockets 
side view!



Close up of image

Items used:
Digi stamp ~ Tiddlyinks Wryn Blooms coloured with Promakers
Papers - DCWV stack 6
Nellie Snellen floral punches
Martha Stewart Monach Butterfly punch
Embossing folder ~ Craft Concepts Budding Vine 
Marianne Design Creatables - Tags
Pearls and Organza ribbon from stash


If you pop over to the Ladybug crafts challenge you will be able to see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the Design Team, the winner and top 3 will be announced later in the week.

I would like to enter this into the following fabulous challenges
2 Sisters - anything but a card
CRAFT - Not a card
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Card Crafters Circle - Anything Goes
ABC challenge - E for embossing ( embossing on pockets)
Kaboodle Doodles - #152 - anything goes
MMCS - Anything goes


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today, I really appreciate your support and encouragement.
I hope you have a good day
Bye for now
Hugs 
Sue



97 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

Sue this is just amazingly gorgeous, wow wow wow!! I can see these types of little albums being very popular. Love it! Wishing you the best for 2013 Sue... may all your dreams come true. It was wonderful to see your name up in lights on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog as a winner :-)

Sarah said...

Oh wow Sue, this is simply stunning! Gorgeous soft colours and your colouring is beautiful xxx

Jackie said...

What a wonderful gift for some lucky person, it looks beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Donna said...

This is stunning Sue and will be a really beautiful keepsake, your colouring is amazing :) Donna ♥ x

Christine Harrop said...

Happy New Year Sue! I saw this in the magazine and thought it would be great to have ago at it. You have done a fabulous job with it and made me determined to attempt it. It looks really great! Have a good day! Christine x

Patricia said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Sue,
This is stunning right up my street, might just have to have a go at it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Sue - really fab - have a wonderful day xxx

karen said...

Wow Sue what a beautiful project and gorgeous image too, hugs, Karenx

Sonia said...

Terrific creation my dearest friend^_^
Happy new year^_^
Big big hug,
Sonia

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful idea Sue and a gorgeous project. Ginny x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sue. Oh WOW, what a fabulous creation. So much wonderful work, and attention to detail. Gorgeous delicate colours and lovely shape.
You are such a talented lady. I love it.
Happy crafting, and I hope you have a Happy New Year.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Molecraft said...

Oh Wow, this is just stunning Sue, I love it! Happy New Year!!
Helen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous creation Sue, love all those little pockets and what a sweet design

Anne

Jenny L said...

Happy New Year Sue,
what a way to start a New Year with such a fantastic
creation. I really like this idea so superbly made.
Have a wonderful crafty New Years Day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous Keepsake Sue, I like the design the colours the image and the butterflies.
Kevin xx

Mary J said...

A very happy New Year to you, Sue! What a gorgeous project - love those colours and the detail - as usual - beautifully matched!

Redanne said...

Oh Sue, this is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous way to store little tags. It is a truly beautiful piece that anyone would love to receive and keep. Happy New Year to you too!! Hugs, Anne x

Wendy said...

WOW! Sue stunning creation, love everything about it.
Happy New Year.
Hugs Wendy xx

Daniele said...

what a wonderful album Sue so different and so darn sweet
hugs and best wishes

Claire said...

WOW Sue - this is absolutely stunning - love the shape and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Sasha said...

I love your keepsake journal, Sue. The colours are so pretty and your colouring is beautifully done.
Happy New Year! xx

Laine said...

Wonderful detailed project. Sue. I love the image and all of the design and the fabulous colour choice.
Happy New Year to You,
Laine
X

chrissy xx said...

WoW! This is Stunning!! LOve the design. LOve the colours. LOve the dies you've used.. LOve the flowers.LOve the image. WoW again Sue it's only the 1st Jan and it's started with a BANG!
Chrissyxx

Margrit said...

what a fantastic card - first blog i have visited this year and i am wowed xxx

carol said...

oh WOW fantastic creation, looks beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT ..HAPPY NEW YEAR! X Carol

Sue said...

Oh my Sue this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! love it !!! have an absolutely wonderful and crafty 2013 xxxx

Michaela said...

Hi Sue
Happy New Year and what a start to it. Your creation is absolutely stunning!
Michaela xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Happy New Year Sue, I love your gorgeous make but far too pretty to use. janex

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is gorgeous - what a fabulous design
Lisa x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is beyond fabulous. What gorgeous work. I hope your New Year is filled with great times, good health and happy crafting!

ALI said...

Sue this is gorgeous, great design and really pretty.
Happy New Year to you!

Elaine said...

O.M.G Sue this is beautiful what a fab project and so beautifully made, well done !.
I hope your Christmas went well and May I wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year Biggest Hugs Elaine

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this ~ what a great idea!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week and Happy New Year!

kay said...

It's gorgeous sue,great gift,x

Betty said...

This is beautiful Sue I was only looking at that journal this morning. I was trying to find my mojo. You have done a great job. Happy New Year to you and your family
Bettyxxx

Eret said...

Happy New Year, Sue!
I love this projects. So beautiful colors and fantastic design. It's stunning!
Hugs. Eret

Mojca said...

Oh Sue this is gorgeous. I love the cute little image nad the design. hugs! Mojca

Penny said...

Sue, what a fabulous idea & perfect execution! Love this! It's just beautiful--love that sweet image & wonderful coloring, the pretty papers & colors, the embossing and embellies! I love it all! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Happy New Year!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Happy New Year Sue
great keepsake

jacqui x

angelwhispers said...

What a beautiful keepsake Sue and superb detail and colours a real must have!! Happy New Year and all the Best for 2013. Love Chanelle xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Sue ...This so stunning...Pretty colours...x

Dawn said...

Gorgeous pocket journal, Sue! Beautiful design. Love the sweet image and your colouring is beautiful as always. Hope you had a wonderful New Year, and best wishes for 2013!

Hugs, Dawn

Debs said...

Happy New Year Sue - hope 2013 is a great year for you and your family.
Stunning project as always - amazing colouring and perfect design.
Take care
Debs xx

pinky said...

Oh wow Sue what an excellent job you made of it. The colours are gorgeous, it looks so pretty and feminine. Happy New Year to you. Hugs
pinky

Anne-Marie said...

I LOVE this, Sue.....how gorgeous! You obviously put a great deal of thought and work into this....lovely result.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and lookin' forward to seeing a lot more of your wonderful creations in 2013. x

Flowergirl said...

Wow!this is stunning Sue! What a beautiful project.
Happy new year,
Wendy x

marion said...

What a fab project ! Happy new year dear blogfriend, hugs, Marion

coops said...

oh wow this is beautiful sue.stunning design and i love your gorgeous image and colours :D

xx coops xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful journal love the image and papers I have been debating whether to have a go at this think you have persuaded me yours is beautiful
carol x

Eileen said...

What a great project Sue and so useful. Love the image you have used and coloured so perfectly.
Wishing you and your's health, wealth and happiness in 2013 and luck in all your endevours
Eileen x

Allthingsinky said...

Happy New Year Sue, Stunning Keepsake Journal, Love the image and the papers you used,your colourings is amazing..

May said...

Happy New Year Sue... Gorgeous project, Love the colours & Beautiful image... Hugs May x x x

cotnob said...

This is a stunning Keepsake Journal Sue, such a pretty image and colours, it is so beautifully finished.
Pauline
x

Barbara said...

Wow, what a fab project....must have taken you absolutely ages to do, Sue....I'd never have the patience for something like this xx

*Vicki* said...

Happy New Year friend!! :) WOW!! This creation is amazing!! What a gorgeous design and such beautiful details too!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
*My Blog - Stamp Smiles
Help me to reach 1000 followers for a special blog candy!

Janet - aka stacky said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue so different in the nicest possible way the attention to detail is amazing, you are an inspiration xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! What a gorgeous design, I love the colours and the sweet image
Lindsay xx

Craftdee said...

What a great project so beautifully made! I can see a myriad ways to use it... a recipe file, birthday "book", all sorts. Hope you have a great New Year, Craftdee Donna ☺

Jenée said...

Such a neat project. I really like it! The butterflies are delightful little touches. Thank you for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

ChrisAndCat said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, love the design.

Tracy said...

This is a really cute design idea Sue. So glad you decided to use it. The TI image is adorable and being a mini album lover all those tags and pockets are right up my alley. Wonderful project! Hugs!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is so beautiful, Sue! gorgeous project as always! hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! =)

Caz said...

Gorgeous creation Sue, love it.
Happy New Year.
Hugs
Caz x

KraftyKoolKat said...

An awesome creation Sue. Love it sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome super creation Sue, love the colours and that gorgeous image..xx

Vicky said...

Wow Sue, this is so pretty, such lovely colours and pretty image, really gorgeous

hugs Vicky xxx

purpleprincess2007 said...

Hi sweetie, this is truly adorable, so much work must have gone into it, I love your colour choice and that image is one of my faves!
Love and best wishes for a fab 2013!!!
xx Cara xx

Lexie said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous Sue. I really love every single thing about it. I love, love, love it!
xx

Pia S said...

This would make a wonderful gift - you could fill it with tags or other sweet little things. Beautiful design!

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is gorgeous so loving the colours you chose perfect, huggles Pops x x x

nnalorac said...

Oh WOW Sue, I so love your creation, what a fab idea. Such a sweet image and lovely colouring. Carolxx

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Sue! what a fab design… I love the way it opens out… it could be used for many things and is great for a gift!
Happy New Year 2013! hope it's a Happy and Healthy one for you and your family!
Thanks for all your lovely comments! :-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

Oh gosh, this is so sweet! I love the design and the pretty colors you used. Your coloring is beautiful.

Alessandra said...

what a brilliant project, I remember having this on my to do list LOL! It's really gorg, love it! Hope yopu had a good start in 2013! Wishing you all the best!
Hugs, Alessandra

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely creation thank you so much for joining us at CRAFT this time.

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow! So clever and so beautiful too, just gorgeous Sue :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, what a stunning project! xx

Clare said...

Wow Sue this is so beautiful hun. It would make such a gorgeous gift too. Love that dear stamp as well. I see your a big cat lover too Sue and well done for rescuing Milton & Claude. I bet they are two very spoilt pussy cats like mine lol!!!. Happy New Year. Hugs Clare xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is the cutest holder ever! I love the adorable image and the cute design both outside and inside. Happy New Year!!!

Vicky said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW........sweetie this is awesome, I may have to pinch, ahem I mean borrow this idea from you I absolutely love it!!! Never say sorry for pics I love to see lots of pics of gorgeous creations.........beautiful as always my sweetie.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

gobeagirl said...

Hi Sue, I can not believe all the details that you have put into this project. It is just gorgeous. Sorry if I am not making any sence. I worked a very long day, and now I am sitting down to relax and check a few of my fellow blogging friends, but I can't seem to keep my eyes open. lol... I would love, love to see a tutorial of this project. Your really have done a fantastic job with this. Your papers are so pretty and your picture is just so sweetly colored. I truly love it. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. Hugs, LIsa G

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Stunning Sue! I love everything about this, such a pretty pretty project. Beautifully coloured image and gorgeous design. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill DT x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sue...so pretty.xxx

Jenny said...

OMG Sue!!! This is gorgeous. Love it, want it, need it - just going to sit here and admire it. Love it! x

craftyeyes said...

wow wow what a stunning creation sue lovely design and fabby colours thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

downrightcrafty said...

totally stunning what a fabulous creation, happy new year
Hugs Kate x

Vee said...

Hi Sue Happy New Year ! I love this journal, the colours and the image are wonderful. I saw it in the mag too and was thinking of having a go but haven't had time yet. It would be lovely for a special birthday with photos inside.
xx Vee

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely amazing creation Sue,,,,,Happy New Year,,,,,,I love each detail ,,,,,,on this work,,,,you are really talented.Thanks for your comments on M. Antoniette May`s Happy Daze blog..She was working with my CS,,,,feel free to choose your favorite product from all my stuff free. E-mail me to nicecrane@yahoo.com

Cat's sCrap said...

What a creativity ! I like ! Very original concept. Bravo ! It's very successful !

Happy New year !
Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Rosietoes said...

This is gorgeous Sue. Love the colours. Great idea and beautiful image. x
Edna x

Marilyn said...

Wow Sue.. this is a fabulous project!

grandmabonnie said...

How cute is that!! I think i will post this to my pin board! Thank you for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness... there is a reason you always have five million comments, Sue! :o) This is marvelous, both inside and out! I love the idea (and I bet yours is even better than the original that inspired you). :o) I lve blues and purples, so I'm excited to see more of that from you. The flowers and butterflies are such perfectly whimsical details and I love the big beautiful bow to secure the journal. Spectacular work as always, my friend. You are something special. :o)

I have it on my heart to make a mini-album this month for someone, but I'm pretty terrified. I've never made one and would need this first one to be beautiful! I'm telling you this because visiting you always fills me with inspiration and joy... so much joy that I feel I CAN make that mini-album! :o) Happy Sparkly New Year to you, Sue! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

My Mum's Craft Shop said...

Wow Sue this is fantastic, such a fabulous idea and a great gift!


Thanks for joining in our first challenge at My Mum's Craft Shop and good luck!!

The MMCS Team xx

Leah Crowe said...

I'm so glad you showed us the inside.. the outside is perfection all it's own.. but the inside, wowwww, what a treat!! It's absolutely gorgeous! What a joy that will be to either give as a gift or use for yourself.. <3

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wowzer Sue this is awesome and so beautiful I love anything like this and those pockets look super, an outstanding project.
hugs
lorraine x

Jenn said...

Oh wow, this is very beautiful! What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges!

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