Wednesday 5 September 2012

Rainbow Blog Hop with Creative Craft World

Good morning everyone!
Today it's my turn to share a project in our Rainbow Blog Hop
at Creative Craft World.
The reason for the blog hop is, it's the 6th birthday of  the shop on the 6th!
Blog hopping is all totally new to me so I hope you'll bear with me as I try to get the details right.....
My colour as part of the rainbow is Violet and I used these gorgeous papers from Echo Park
(springtime collection) 
Maybe I should start with my project and give you all the info at the end?
I started with a plain wooden 'bingo board' and painted it with gesso.
Next I took a sponge and inked the edges with seedless preserves distress ink.

Then I applied wet glue all over front of the board and adhered the spot paper, trimming the edges with a craft knife and sanding the edges.  I traced around the 'clip' part of the board on violet paper and cut the outline before gluing to the top of the board.  I covered the join in the two papers with patterned paper.
I covered the back of the board with matching violet paper.

For the notebook I took a narrow jotter and removed the front cover.
Taking striped paper I cut it to size across the width and 2.5" longer at the top which I wrapped over and taped at the back. 
I tied some green tulle around the cover and finished with a button which was threaded with twine.
I added punched butterflies and raised the wings with my favourite pinflair glue gel and a sparkly trail.

 The cover is double sided so it's just as pretty on the inside!

The word notes is cut from co-ordinating green paper with Cuttlebug 'red tag sale' dies and I brushed a white paint dabber across the board a few times before sticking them down.

The little metal clip at the top for hanging
and now for the blog hop details 
By this stage if you're following the hop we are on day 7 and you should already have hopped across 6 projects
but here's a reminder just in case you've come to mine first...
There's still time to take part (if you're new to it)
1. Red - Susi
2. Orange - Sarah W
3. Yellow - Michelle
4. Green - Trish
5.Blue - Ali
6. Indigo - Sue
7. Violet - me
and tomorrow, the final day - you need to visit Lou's blog
to find the POT OF GOLD at the end of the rainbow!
There are a few things you need to do to be in with a chance to win:
1. You need to visit each of the blogs listed above and leave a comment
2. Then visit Creative Craft World's blog and become a follower (if you're not already)
and that's it!
As part of this blog hop some of the team are offering a prize on their own blogs and
as a thank you for leaving a comment on mine I'd like to offer one too.
I am giving away the clipboard and notepad to one of my lovely followers!
(new followers will be included too but please only follow if you like my blog)
If you would like to be in with a chance to win it, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.
If you want to leave a comment as part of the blog hop but don't want to be entered into my draw just put 'no draw' after your comment.
I won't be offended!
All the names will be put in the hat and I'll get Phoebe (my little daughter) to draw a winner next Wednesday (12th Sept).
I hope you will all take part in the blog hop
and thanks so much for visiting :)
Take care
Sarah xx
I'd like to enter this in the following:
Bearly Mine #51 ~ anything but a card
Jackson's digital expressions #21 ~ anything but a card
SOS #67 ~ wood element (clipboard)
Tuesday Alchemy #30 ~ anything goes
MIM #105 ~ linky party anything goes
Stamps & Fun = creativity #115 ~ anything but a card
The Crazy challenge #128 ~ seeing spots
Totally stampalicious ~ anything but a card
Unique Crafters challenge ~ anything goes
Natalie & Amy #1 ~ anything goes
Just keep on Creating #3 ~ anything goes 


Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so pretty, what a clever project.

Head Pin said...

Love the notepad, might get my daughter to make some of them for Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

Love this, what a fabulous gift idea!
Helen x

Christina Hicks said...

Do you know how excited I got when I found out you were giving this away? I love it, and well I hope I win it lol. Great job and thanks for telling how you made it.

Lou said...

Sarah that is gorgeous and so pretty, do like those EP papers too :) think I need one of these for the christmas shopping!

Lou x

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Sarah. I love the design and the papers and colours are gorgeous

Hugs Sue

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a pretty project Sarah! Vicky x

MissyG said...

Fab project - love how you have covered the front of the jotter
Linda xx

Suzy said...

This is not only a very pretty but a practical project too - I will definately have a go - thanks for sharing

Nicky Stevenson said...

What a lovely idea for a present and so versatile too, I fancy making myself a christmas list themed one. (no draw)

Jimjams said...

Beautifully decorated Sarah - really jazzes up a shopping list. No draw for me as I a) have clipboards to decorate and b) now have some inspiration to decorate them with!!!

Scattychick said...

It's great Sarah fab idea and love the EP papers for it x

Lydia said...

Beautiful project xx great for all those list makers out there xxx

Xonetra said...

Super Project ! Thanks for Sharing at Jackson Digital Expressions !!

Christine said...

Such a pretty little clipboard & note pad - a perfect gift for someone. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

So cute sarah! What a great design :)

Maria said...

What a lovely project, and so prtty - thank you for showing us and exciting that you are giving one away. Hope I get lucky!

Chana Malkah said...

This is a fabulous project. I am one of those list makers, so I may have to try to do this. The construction and composition of your project is fabulous. A very thoughtful design. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Chana, DT Coordinator

K said...

Love the colour of the purple paper, and it goes so nicely with all the other, brighter, colours

Sheila H said...

Very pretty and quite useful! This is quite a lovely gift. Thanks much for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Hannah said...

What a pretty clipboard and note pad, it's amazing how pretty everyday pbject can look once a crafters got their hands on them :o)

LoraineC said...

What a clever idea especially to give as a gift I will definitely be having a go. Thanks : )

MiniOwner said...

Just love this idea, Sarah, and it's so pretty, too.
Sue xx

susibee said...

What a fab project, I'm definitely making some of these as little Christmas gifts:)

butterflyamanda said...

WOW this is lovely tfs huggs Amanda

Margie said...

Oh I do like this Sarah! Just my colours and I actually have one of those bingo clipboards in my stash and have been wondering what to do with it! Now I know. Thanks so much.

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous notepad. Far too pretty to actually use.

Kendra said...

This is awesome! Great gift idea! Thanks for playing along at Totally Stampalicious!

Natascha said...

What a lovely notes board. Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at out "Anything but a card" Challenge at Bearly Mine this week. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Papercrafting Princess said...

Such a cute gift set! Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Unknown said...

What a great project :D I love the spotty paper!

Karen said...

Mmmm lovely spotty pp. Love the overall colours and spots and stripes are my favourite so this is definitely right at the top of my 'to do' list xxx

Christine L said...

Fabulous project Sarah.... I want one!!

Christine x

marion82 said...

what a beautiful creation!!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

sixofone aka Leah said...

This is gorgeous. So pretty

mixamatoasties said...

What a great idea! Teacher's Christmas gifts perhaps?! Who am I kidding I will never manage to organise myself in time to do them!!

Susan x

Lisa Minckler said...

How modern and gorgeous is this! It would look fantastic in ANY home or MINE!! ;) Just love what you've created here. Very cute!

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

Powerful Search Engine said...

Great project so creative I love it xxx Thanks for sharing at Natalie and Amy's challenge Pascale xxx

furrypig said...

that is a wonderful idea, I love the colours you have used

Fran said...

I was given two bingo boards ages ago... at last I know what to do with them - many thanks

Sarah said...

This is so cute and I love the butterflies x x x

Terri said...

The prettiest note pad I've ever seen! would make a perfect gift!

Shelley said...

fabulous project, really like everything you have done on it

Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
*hugs* Shell x

chris said...

Love this, thanks for the inspiration

Sarah x said...

What a great idea, will be making some of these for christmas prezzies!

Pat said...

Very pretty and great for a gift idea

littlenat said...

Great project! Love those papers.

Trish said...

So pretty - would be a shame to use it!
Trish x

Yolanda said...

So pretty and very useful too, thanks.

sharon said...

Lovely project, thanks for the inspiration x

Confiseries Papier said...

This is great, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Linda said...

This is so great!! I love what you've done!

Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!!


ScrappySandie said...

Hi Sarah! What a lovely little project! Love the colors and papers you used. Thanks for explaining so well just how you made it! And thanks for joining our challenge this week at SOS!

Victoria said...

What a terrific project! Thanks so much for sharing this idea.

Eileen Ng-Frumkin said...

How gorgeous of a creation is this! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Познавате ме като "Точица", "щурчо", "Елфи", "КрасИва" или може би не ме познавате? said...

Such a creative project..I am in love with it..Thank you for sharing and...Thank you for plaing along with us at CCH # 128 Seeing Spots!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hello ……. This is a Beautiful card…… saw this on MIM.



Aileen said...

Such a pretty project. x

angelwhispers said...

What a fabulous creation I love it and love your colour choice! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Natalie and Amy's! Love Chanelle xxxx

suzARTe said...

everything has come together perfectly with this project, the colours and overall design is just fantastic.

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

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