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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Faded Memories or Bright New Experiences...

Whichever way you look at them, the things you put into
 a handmade journal stay with you longer.

My November project for

CD Journal

Moving things outside meant I came across a lot of old projects
that never got finished.
 One was a CD journal(maybe 10 years ago??)
I only had the 3 panels, so I set about making pages 
for it using scrap watercolour papers
 (just drawing round the cd and cutting out)
 Next a collected a few patterned paper scraps to
rip up and add interest by gluing onto the back
 of the watercolour pages...
 and gessoed both sides for future use. 
I also cut out 4 circles of lush Vintage paper
(again only £3 for a 12 x 12 pad from The Works)
to recover the cds. I set aside the cd with the butterfly
 on for future use.
 Once dry I threaded all the pieces onto a ring...
 the inside pages all ready to be worked on.
 For the front cover I printed out some 
inspirational words and glued on, before using
 Posca paint pens to make them stand out more.
 As you can see, I couldn't resist some random stamping
 on the pages :D
and a few strands of ribbon for added charm.

If you don't like getting messy (like I do) you could simply cut 
circles from the different  papers in the pad you are using...
double sided would work best as they are thicker and stronger :D
Enjoy XXX

I would like to share this project for the following challenges;


  1. I just love the way you put this together. Thank you so much for your lovely design for Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November challenge. xx

  2. What a fabulous little journal. I must have a go at one of these!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  3. Very beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Anna DT

  4. That's a clever and unique little journal!

  5. This is so beautiful Gina!!! I love the idea! Big Hugs!

  6. What a lovely project to share with us here at
    Good luck with your entry and hope we get to see more pages yet .
    Shirley-Anne DT

  7. You've just reminded me why I keep on trying to craft a handmade journal, ink and paper and memories I can touch. It would be nice to go back, to look through boxes, to smell old creations, to remember what it was like to make them, to feel them...

    I shall "explore, believe, create" and keep...

  8. Lovely work. Thank you for your comment on my blog and for letting me know that the link was wrong to Crafty Hazelnut's pattern paper challenge. I have corrected it now. Best wishes

  9. Love this journal! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges! ~Kelley DT

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