Monday, 25 February 2013

BBTB2 Rose Challenge

Good morning! Hope you had a good weekend.
Thank you for all your kind comments about my first ever video tutorial yesterday.
Today is a new challenge over at BBTB2 and our lovely leader Susan has asked us to use the rose cut from Art Philosophy.
There are so many different things you can use these wonderful flowers for.
I decided to dust my Cinch off and make a pretty notepad... just for me this time.
I distressed,inked, painted and enamelled this.
I stitched the pink DP to the kraft card and then cut a Papermania doily die cut in half and stitched that to it too.
My roses are cut at 2.75" and 2.5",inked ,enamelled and then some rock candy stickles added for texture.
The flourishes are also cut from Art Philosophy at 2.5"  and1".
Added a few pearls here and there.
I stamped these little flowers from the Happy Easter stamp set from My Craft Spot onto each of the pages! Loved the look but took way longer than expected!!!
Note to self - don't use distress stickles to enamel -- it explodes!!
Good job the notebook was meant to look shabby!! Lol.
My fellow team mates have loads of different and inspiring projects to get your creative juices flowing so do pop over and check them out.
Hope you can come and play with us.
Would just like to wish Carole a fond farewell. You will be greatly missed.


  1. Oh, Jayne, this is truly gorgeous. You make me want to use my cinch, right now. (had it for months and never taken it out of the box) Love all your pretty details.

    1. Beautiful notepad Jayne! I serioulsy need to pull out that cartridge again. Your roses are beautiful and its such an elegant notepad.


  2. Wow, wow, wow Jayne! This notebook is simply stunning and I'm so happy that you are keeping it for yourself! I can't even tell you what I love the best because I love each and everything about it! Your roses turned out beautful!! And now you said you had a tutorial and I must go check it out! Hugs!!!

  3. Holy smokes this is absolutely Gorgeous. Amazing details on your little notebook, love the flowers.

  4. Holy Moly, Jayne! This note book is so beautiful!!! I cannot even image how you thought of this! I love everything about this - how did you sew the pink DP to the cover? It would have broken my sewing machine needle. I must learn more about the enamel you mention... Even if some of it did explode! Love your flowers... and that die cut... OH I could go on and on. Fabulous job, sweetie!!!

  5. This notebook is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you distressed this. I love the lacey doily. GORGEOUS!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Jayne!! I love the distressing...exploding Stickles and all ;) The roses are gorgeous!! All of the embellishments are fabulous!! What beautiful gift to yourself!! Have a great day my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Jayne love the sheer beauty of your vintage distressed note book. I got a bind it all for Christmas haven't had time to use it. But you have inspired me. Karen

  8. Oh my goodness gracious Jayne! This is so beautiful!! Love the roses and the exploding Stickles! :)

  9. Had to crack up at the exploding stickles! Your notebook is so pretty-love all the beautiful embellishments. What a treat for the eyes! I love the stamping on the pages too! Looking forward to joining in on the fun at the BBTB2!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful flowers and accents, even the "exploding stickles"! And - just look at the inside pages -girl you are amazing! No detail overlooked - I love it!

  11. Jayne, beautiful note book, exploding tickles here, hugs

  12. Jayne, this is so GORGEOUS! I love the fun doily cut, the gorgeous papers and BEAUTIFUL flowers!! What a great idea for gift giving! LOVE!
    Sherrie K

  13. Beautiful project Jayne. I really love the detail on that doily!!
    Love the shabby chic look of this notepad.

  14. this is such a pretty notebook, love those roses


  15. What a cute little book and I love the flowers and the ribbon with the gem buckle. So elegant looking.

  16. SUPER job with your great little notebook Jayne!all the details are AWESOME and pretty flowers,Have a great day my friend!!!!:)

  17. Hehe, exploding Stickles! They were bursting with joy. ;) This is a gorgeous project, my dear friend! The roses are beautiful and I love your entire design. Such a wonderful treat for yourself. I hope you smile every time you use it, Jayne! It's stunning. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  18. Jayne ~ First I will address your GORGEOUS notebook! Oh my this is simply BEAUTIFUL! I love the flowers ande the little details! Dusting off stuff cracked me upbecause that doesn't happen often enough here! But hey this exploding stuff ~ I want to try this now! LOL! PERFECT project like always!

    Have a FABULOUS day,

  20. This is gorgeous!! I love the different textures you've added - and the exploded stickles look like they are perfectly placed!

    Sorry it's been so long since I popped by. There seem to be less hours in my day recently!! I'm happy to come by for a visit now. I've always been a big fan of your work. xox

  21. This is beautiful Jayne
    lOve the flowers and the little notebooks are so nice they would make great gifts-Ps you asked a while back about entering my challenges if you are from another country other than the USA- the answer is Yes
    Hugs DIANA L. Have a great weekend

  22. beautiful notebook jayne! awesome textures and elements and i love the exploded stickles! a new technique to try;)

  23. Oh Jayne what a beautiful notebook you've created so pretty and feminine, glad you're keping it for yourself! Loved your tutorial below too couldn't beleive it'syour first you're a natural :)