Sunday, 10 March 2013

Swirls Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Another week has whizzed by it's that time again for another Fashionable stamping challenge. This time the theme of the challenge is 'Swirls', you will have to scroll down down a little further to find my where my swirls and stamping are. 
Please do pop over to FSC HQ to be inspired by my teamies truly gorgeous projects. We are delighted to have a new sponsor Flonzcraft  offering the winner of our random generated draw $20 to spend in his shop. As we are a stamping challenge  we do need to see some stamping on your project and please definitely no digi stamps!

My blog has been neglected this week, as I have been a bit under the weather, achey, glandy and rather tired, a general feeling of malaise I think is the term LOL! I haven't felt up to much crafting, and with the ongoing crafty corner building works I'm struggling even more than normal to find anything! I admit I usually work in a mess, but at the moment it is utter chaos, but I did manage a bit of sewing and a teeny weeny bit of stamping. 

This is the vintage quilters notebook that I wanted to make. I used a digital image of Ophelia (just love this image!) and printed onto TAP then ironed onto some cream fabric. I used random shapes of contrasting cream fabric to make the covers, and lots of lace. The inside has pockets to store bits and bobs a pen holder and space for an A6 notebook. 

Someone has asked about me doing a tutorial, but as I went to a workshop to make the quilter's notebook, I don't feel it would be right to recreate a tutorial based on someone else's idea.

I made the little patchwork notebook below to go onside, this time using my Ophelia stamp from the Stampsmith, and some graphic 45 papers, now you can finally see the swirls, using a crafty individuals mask and viva terra paste

  Sorry, it's a bit picture heavy this time!

I would like to enter this for the following challenges!

Please do join us this fortnight and have a great Mothering Sunday, I would like to say a big thank you for your visits to my blog and your very generous comments, I really do appreciate each and everyone.

& Happy Crafting xxxxx


Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Paula! What a fabulous project. You inspire me to use my sewing machine again. Hope all is well. Hugs, Yvonne

Inky Angel said...

Just stunning Paula. My all time favorite Ophelia from SS. Hope you feel better soon.

Dots Dabbles said...

Exquisite! All the way from the front to the back and inside...exquisite!
Dot x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Paula,
Hope you are feeling already better.
Your creations are always so fabulous, love especially this one, so beautiful gift or to keep memories.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

Sue said...

Hello Paula,
This is just very beautiful in every-way, the crazy patchwork on your notebook is perfectly made and I know how much work is involved in doing this type of quilting.... and your notebook cover follows-through wonderfully.

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Paula, your sewing is amazing, the choices of fabrics and images is superb and your creativity is boundless. I don't sew very much now but I would love to be able to make these. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation at Country View Challenges this month.
Hope you are feeling a bit better and able to enjoy the weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sue C said...

Wow Paula, this is absolutely gorgeous ! Like Brenda, I don't sew very often but this is something I would love to have a go at. The note book is beautiful and your choice of images stunning. Hope you're well on the way to recovery. Sue C x

Daniele said...

soooooo loving this Paula, pretty lace and perfectly created

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Paula, I'm missing words, both of your projects are fantastic.

Margie said...

That is a gorgeous make Paula and although I don't (can't) sew, I know someone who can and will be suggesting something like this for my birthday. Well, I might as well have something I would really like than chocs or flowers LOL

Sharon xx said...

Oh Paula this is just beautiful. I love all your creations, your painted boxes and bags, purses especially. This is just stunning and I want one lol. Love it soooo much, thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Sharon x

Sharon xx said...

Oh Paula this is just beautiful. I love all your creations, your painted boxes and bags, purses especially. This is just stunning and I want one lol. Love it soooo much, thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Sharon x

Elly said...

Ophelia is always becoming an eye candy wether you use it. The notebook and your journal fit together as twins. Love the mix of vintage and and romantic (:o)

Carol Q said...

oooh, I neeeed one of those. just gorgeous.

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning Paula, I totally love everything about this, simply amazing!!

Terry said...

Paula, what a gorgeous project and I love the design! So useful and clever! Love this! Sorry you are not feeling well and I hope you are much better today! Hugs!

Zoe Sanderson said...

So sorry you have not been feeling to good hope you are feeling better now. Did not stop you making a stunning sewing book and note book to go inside. As someone hopeless at sewing seeing such work as yours makes me even more in awe. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge. XOXO Zoe

Claire said...

Hi Paula, I'm lost for words (for once lol), this project is absolutely exquisite. You are sooooo creative, even when you are feeling poorly. Hope you're starting to feel better
Claire xx

Fliss said...

Wow! A stunning set Paula, such beautiful embellishing and colours and I so love that gorgeous image.
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Dorthe said...

Dear Paula, your notebook is so very beautiful and a lovely piece of art...and also I love the idea of the book going inside- wonderful, as you can exchange it with a new one when it is filled upi with notes! So beautifully done ,everything!

Buttons said...

Sorry you are feeling rubbish Paula. Hope this passes and you are back to full speed again soon. And despite that - WOW!! what a project this time! Adore the sewn cover and the fact that you've replicated in cardstock too. Huge hugs, Jenny x

Meggymay said...

Wow, this is a stunning project, love every photo showing all the wonderful details.
Yvonne x

Sophie said...

Das ist alles traumhaft schön bis in die kleinsten Details.

Mary said...

Your patchwork notebook and the cover are soooo beautiful. You are gifted in both design and creating the design.
I do hope you get to feeling better. It is almost spring and that always helps one to feel 'better'.

Wendy said...

Hello Paula, found you through blissful whites wednesday. I absolutely adore your quilt notebook, it's gorgeous! Both the notebook and the cover. Hugs and hope you'll feel much better soon, Wendy

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous project! The sewing machine will have to do a better job in my creations, that's for sure, it so beautiful and inspiring!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning notebook and cover - what a beautiful thing to make. I love the image - she looks so serene and beautiful. I hope you feel better soon! Hugs, Joanna xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said... dumbstruck! This is a beautiful set ...there is nothing else to say except I love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Rooom this fortnight. Wishes, Suzanne xoxo

Fandhmum said...

This is just beautiful fron to back and inside
Rosie x

Mrs.B said...

This is a beautiful project Paula, and the notebook covers with the stamped image are the perfect finishing touch.
Avril xx

Anonymous said...

Once again you leave me quite in awe of what you have created.
It surely does not get any more special than a notebook having its very own cover.

Samantha Read said...

Utterly gorgeous gorgeousness as always! Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Mom E. said...

this is my first visit to your blog! I am oh so glad I found you!!!! I really should get out more! GORGEOUS detailed sewing, I get what you said about working in a mess but h=now it's too! I am taking some time to do some in depth cleaning....who knows when I'll be back it may take awhile! LOL
Hearts to you,

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Paula
I've just found you via Blissful Whites and I'm so pleased as I love your work.
A quilters notebook is such a lovely idea and you have made it so beautifully - including a gorgeous image of Ophelia.
The actual note book is pretty too with complimenting papers done in patchwork style!
I'm your newest follower and hope that when you are feeling better you will pop over and say hello!
Take care and hopw you can get lots of rest and some TLC.
Shane ♥

Maria said...

Oh my word, this is stunning! I love the design of this Paula, your sewing skills are amazing, and the notebook inside is just as beautiful as the cover! I love this. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Craft-Room as well.

Maria xx

butterfly said...

Completely stunning, Paula - the layers of lacy beauty seem never-ending, and I love the patchwork of gorgeous patterns. Beautiful Ophelia!!
Alison xx

Paper Profusion said...

Simply exquisite work Paula! I love your choice of fabrics and papers and laces and everything is stitched to perfection. The Ophelia image is really well on my wish list!

I hope that you are recovering and enjoying time with your sister. Nicola x

Debi said...

Paula, these are just Delish! thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Room challenge, Debi x

hazel said...

These are so beautiful Paula - I love everything about them. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

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Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects. I seem to have missed so many of your posts but have really enjoyed having a catch up.
Take care,
Florence x