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Friday, 24 July 2015

Little Elf & Ele Notebook

Hello my crafting friends, I really must apologize for not commenting on your blogs of late, I have been so busy I have not had time to get on here much, I do look at your beautiful creations but just don't have the time to comment at the moment so please forgive me.

I am now hoping to catch up with some craftiness now that I have broken up from work, although I do have a busy August I hope to get some posts on here lol!

Yesterday I made this notebook for a dear friend who has left our team and is becoming an English Teacher in September, next week she goes on holiday to India so I thought this was appropriate lol! Had to add a cheeky little Elf!!!

I started with some Black card and scored down the middle twice to make the 'spine' of the notebook. I then stamped and heat embossed the corner scrolls with Black embossing powder.

I stamped my Elephant with Versamark and heat embossed that too with Black embossing powder then painted him in with Pebeo Iridescent paints, I do love these paints, you only need the smallest amount and the shine they give is gorgeous, I painted his body with Silver but added a bit of Blue Black to make it a little darker for the shadows. The blanket I painted using Green Yellow; Orange Yellow and Violet Blue. Now the Violet Blue colour looks Pink but turns Purple when applied to Black card which is why the flowers are purple lol! I used White Acrylic paint mixed with a tiny bit of Yellow Aquatints to create the off White for his tusks and toes.

I painted the Elf using Blue Green and Orange Yellow. I cut a slit in the card and poked him through leaving him dangling on the inside lol! I stamped my sentiment on the scroll and placed that under his arms.

For the inside I folded several pieces of copy paper until I felt it was thick enough, I trimmed the edges to fit, though some not as straight as I would have liked!!! I halved them and stitched each half inside the book, threading each half section to the spine three times, sorry did not photograph this so I do hope it makes sense?

There the notebook was complete, it measures about 7"X5". I am quite pleased with the end result so I am hoping my friend will be too.

Items Used:

Sheena Douglass Black Card
Sheena Douglass A Taste of India Marching Elephants
Sheena Douglass Little Elf
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Magical Knowledge (Sentiment stamps) 
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Scenic Silhouette Grasses
Pebeo Iridescent Paints (Great deal at Pullingers)
Versamark Glue pad
Papermania Embossing Powder Black
Copy Paper
Black Thread 
Reeves Acrylic Paint White 
Aquatints Bright & Beautiful Yellow

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Fabulous card Jacquie! Love how you stuck the elf through the paper, very clever. The blanket on your elephant has such great colourings and it looks great against the black! hugs :)

  2. Adorable creation with gorgeous image and colouring....enjoy your weekend..x
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  3. Stunning notebook Jacquie, beautifully done and I am sure it will be treasured by the recipient . Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. Hi Jacquie,
    I love this, it's inspired. I bet your friend treasures it.
    Maureen xx

  5. Hi Jacquie,
    what a super notebook and a wonderful bit of crafting too.
    Enjoyed Sheena's shows, and it's very lovely to see you wonderful creations with her products.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. This is a clever idea and to have the elf act as a "book mark" too!


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