Friday, May 13, 2011

New Book ...

Hello ...
What a day it has been ... here was I at the end of a busy week with a free morning and a fresh cup of coffee ready to visit you all and what?!!**??
 No Blogger! 
It was so weird ... being out of touch from blogland for so long ... 
I realised just how bad it would be to not have you all there in my life ... maybe it was a reminder to be thankful ... and I truly am ... for your friendships ... and dare I say ... thankful to blogger for making it possible ...

Anyway ... I did manage to create something whilst checking blogger every five minutes ... See ...  I bought the new online magazine Inspired Ideas from Here and was sooo taken by something created by Denise Sharp   (hers was a badge) ... that I had to try it for myself ... it's a collection of butterflies ... printed onto a sheet of a book page ... then you stick several of the pages together to make it thick(ish) and cut out all the butterflies (20 of them) and glue them randomly onto a circle (she used a button) ... you have to buy the magazine to see what she did next ... Gorgeous! Well I did this and wondered what I was then going to do with it ... so I made a book box to put it on ... Lots of pictures here 

I used Tim Holtz papers to cover the outside ... love this paper 

see all those little butterflies ...  aren't they sweet?
I glued them to a cardboard circle ... then onto a rosette and then on to another rosette made by gluing lace to a larger circle (am I making sense?) ...

Inside ... covered with one of my favourite Pink Paislee papers

A closer look

This is very solid as I like to use heavy CS and then back it with cardboard
It measures 5" wide by about 6.5" high ... 

I like to use these boxes for all sorts of things ... I store my handmade flowers in them and other little treasures ... if you are interested in peeking at some others I have done click these links 
Pink ... Blue ... Baby ... Garden ... Piano 
Phew! ... Now I have to go grocery shopping ... and maybe later I can finally catch up with visiting you all 

Have a wonderful evening 

~ Ros ~