Sunday, 13 October 2013

CD Sunday - Butterfly

Actually I have more than one in my project.  This theme was chosen by Wendy.
Before I had my op I was convinced that it could be many many weeks before I could craft again so I made all my 'must do's' up to the end of September and didn't expect to be playing until November at the earliest.  When I saw my physio after 2 weeks and three days post op she was so pleased with me that she suggested I tried a little crafting.  I hadn't dare ask.
I really wanted to join in with the Butterfly theme so I have started with something that was half made so there was no undue strain.

Sometime ago I made and scanned a piece of backing paper - here - so I printed it out twice using A4 Fabric Canvas.  I deconstructed a wire bound notebook I had and covered the front and back with the canvas.  Then put it all back together using plastic spiral I just happened to have.  (Before our retirement we used to own and run a factory making plastic spirals for the stationery industry).  I used a die cut  label for the gold glittered letters and then attached 4 of the butterflies to the front cover.  I have seen so many add little bits of ribbon to spirals when making notebooks so I thought I would have a go.  I managed to make this project without having to use a guillotine or trimmer  which are still no goes for me at the moment.
Here is my Recipe Book project.
Hope you like it.  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making it.

Since I posted this I have discovered that  Ooh La La Creations   have a challenge 'Things with wings' so I have entered my Recipe Book in their challenge.



  1. Carol I love this. I love doing altered'll be soon addicted like me!!!
    The colours are delicious and the ribbons match perfectly. Hope you continue to improve.
    Hugs Wynn x

  2. Hi Carol,
    Wow this is a wow book, I love the butterflies, and a great theme, I was going to start joining in last week, I did print out the image etc, and that's as far as it went, must try harder this week.
    Glad you are back to crafting.

  3. Carol, this is a gorgeous Recipe Book and so pleased you got to show it. Beautiful colours and I love the ribbons.
    Christine xx

  4. That's beautiful Carol and as you know I don't 'do butterflies in crafting! The colours are so vibrant. Does this mean you'll be doing more cooking LOL?

  5. Oh this is so gorgeous Carol. Love your custom bp and the butterflies are lovely. That's the only Artylicious cd I don't have.
    Beryl xx

  6. This is stunning and your backing paper is fab. I have this cd somewhere but had forgotten about it, must dig it out.
    Jenny xx

  7. I love this book Carol and the beautiful backing paper, i had made a start on one for myself a while back so must get it going again after looking at yours .
    sue-b xx

  8. I love your altered book Carol , so beautiful with all of those butterflies on the front.

    Sue x

  9. This is so pretty Carol and useful too. I love the pretty cololurs of the butterflies.
    Jocelyn x

  10. I thought when I first saw this it was gorgeous Carol colours and butterflies are beautiful, I think I may be making one of these myself as I love cooking and have so many scraps of paper hanging around with recipes on and
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Happy Crafting

  11. A beautiful project, I can understand how you so enjoyed making it, gorgeous colours. Caz

  12. Hi Carol what stunning colours and such a beautiful book. Thank you for joining our Things With Wings Challenge at Ooh La La.

  13. This is stunning Carol, I love the colours you have used. Here's hoping you are son back to full crafting strength. Thanks for joining our Things with Wings challenge at Ooh La La Creations.
    Alli xx


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