Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A first notebook

I spotted some really lovely spiral bound notebooks that Rusty had recently decorated, over on her blog. If you scroll down her blog (or search on 'notepad') there of lots of little beauties, many of them personalised and such fun too. This was my first play:
I used:

- A6 sized, lined, paper mache note book - details of supplier are below

- papers from Papermania's 'Elegance' paper pack

- various stickers plus an edging strip from Papermania's 'Elegance' Designer Stickers pack (am sure Sam gave me this very slightly used pack at the WOYWW crop back in the Summer - mwah!)

- snippets of narrow black and gold lurex ribbon just knotted around the spirals

The notebooks came from eBay HERE. Really fast service, and at a cost of just less than £2 each (which included postage within the UK), really good value for a sturdy little item. They also have more sizes, as well as the book edge bound style. Nice little stocking fillers :)

Oh go on - someone tell me where you can buy them cheaper then :( If you need me I'll be sanding down some walls - just shout!

Di
x

22 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a great idea for a stocking stuffer, Di, especially the way you have dazzled it up! Anyone would be happy to pull that beauty from their purse to jot down a note!! Good luck with the sanding; don't overdo and hurt your back! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

I am such a sucker for notebooks. I am anold fashioned girl...no keeping reminders or notes in my phone! No Sireee!!!

Pretty notebooks all the way. You aced this one!

Carol L said...

Your altered book is so well decorated and will make a handy item to carry with you! Well done, and good luck with that sanding!

vinita jain said...

Pretty altered notebook and decorated well in rustic colors!

Sarah said...

A gorgeous little stocking filler indeed! Love the paper and matching ribbon xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Bravo Di,
first time?
Gorgeous
hugs Tamara

Veerle said...

You wouldn't say this is your first try Di. It's really lovely, great idea too. Hugs Veerle xxx

Kath said...

The notebook looks great - perfect for a stocking filler.
Kath x

Juls said...

This is gorgeous, it's been ages since I did a notepad ... You have put me in the mood to make one :-) you have fine a beautiful job, so very stylish :-) xx

Aquarius said...

Great notebook - they are fun to decorate and such a useful gift.

Sammy said...

Ohhhh, so lovely! I have this paper pack too... One of the first I ever bought!
I'm a sucker for notebooks at the best of times, but when they're as pretty as this they're completely irresistible! Of course, I could never write in it, because that would spoil it, lol. x

Sue - said...

Gorgeous notebook Di but much too nice to be carried round in a bag 'cos it would get spoilt!

SARN said...

I love stationery of all kinds . . . tell me about a stationery shop in the vicinity and I'll visit it!

I absolutely LOVE notebooks - do you have my address????? As a little girl, I used to spend my pocket money on teeny little Basildon Bond notebooks gummed at the top, oh and CHUBBY pads (remember them?). Happy days!

Hugs, Sarn xxx


Pippa said...

What a lovely note book Di, great colours too.

Pat said...

What a lovely idea Di and you have embellished it beautifully with that Papermania paper and edging strip and the pretty ribbons too. Certainly a great stocking filler! x

Brenda said...

Your little notebook turned out adorable Di! I love the papers and the stickers you used. You are right, these do make such great stocking stuffers, especially for those of us who love to make our lists!! Hugs, Brenda

laurie said...

That's an awesome notebook, perfect for a Christmas gift!

Jean Straw said...

Oh I love notebooks and you have made this one look very smart. Great job Di, love the paper and ribbons.
Jean x

Sandra H said...

Wow Di l like the transformation the ribbons are great along the binding and the change of papers too!xx

Kathleen said...

That's what men are for Di, hope you are not using an emeryboard!
Instead of sanDIng the wall it should be sandLENing the wall.
Great make over with the note books.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I'd come and give you a hand Miss but after my little trip round NEC I'm not vey stable at the moment. (no I havn't lost the horse just in case some bright spark decides to make a comment).
Nice little booklet. Have you looked in Wilkinsons? hugs Mrs A.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Di, great idea - love the ribbon trims. I recently bought a couple of 2015 diaries (A5 size) at Poundland - a £1 each, of course :) I think that covered with the right paper, etc., they will make acceptable stocking fillers for male recipients who, as we know, are sooooo difficult to make for. There was also some lined notebooks, both with and without spiral binding, that would be perfect for making over. Hope the end of the sanding is somewhere in sight by now :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx