Well, it's evening in Scotland and it will be morning somewhere else - perhaps where you are. Wherever that is, I hope you are well.
Today has been a special day for me, as it has been every year of my life. It's the day I remember the fallen and the heroes of two world wars - especially those in my family. My great-grandfather, who served in WWI - he survived but only just, returning home suffering from the effects of gas inhalation, and my two great-uncles who fought in WWII and, tragically, died. They have never been, nor ever will be, forgotten.
That said, on to what I've been up to in the craft room this afternoon.
It's not a lot - just a wee Christmas tag and matching re-covered notebook set which I thought would make a nice little stocking filler for someone.
The paper is a vintage design from Hot of The Press. I've trimmed each item with ecru cotton lace trim, chipboard shapes from Docrafts, and poinsettias.
I covered the label, front and back, with the DP, inked the edges with red ink then added the embellishments to the front only.
To cover the notebook, I removed the original cover and used it for a template to cut out the DP, then glued it to the cover - this gives the cover extra strength - before adding the decoration.
List of materials used:
Manila label, size #5 (4¾"x23/8")
Small memo/note pad - I found these in Asda.
Design paper, Hot of The Press, Christmas Vintage
Chipboard shapes from Docrafts Papermania's Noel collection
Ink, Tim Holtz distress ink, Festive Berries
Ecru cotton lace trim, red/white bakers' twine, Wild Orchid Crafts red poinsettias, gold edged red satin ribbon, red dew drops, tiny red/white alphas - all from stash.
Just a quick share - I'm off to have a cuppa and spend a bit of sofa time watching a film with the EM.
Thanks for popping in. Take care all, keep crafting, and I'll be back, hopefully tomorrow.