Saturday, 21 January 2012

Glitter and Bling Blog Hop

Well hello again.....  if you are part of the hop.. you should have come to me from............ Linda
If you didn't... why not jump back to The Wonderful Gills blog, and hop all the way round in the Bling we have created!

Hmmm  Glitter and Bling eh... well, allow me to introduce you to the New Me!!!

This is all so new and WOW to me.. I love making cards, but I "had" a style.  Neat, tidy, precise, straight lines, balanced blah blah blah... a bit predictable! :-)  Then a while ago I joined Facebook, and then as I met more and more people, I joined Groups on Facebook......  Last year I joined a couple of amazing groups, with amazing people (and now good friends)  and I looked at their cards.....  Mindblowing!

On some of them, there was not a straight line in sight!!!!  Or any symmetric thought at all..... and the colours.....  they were wild.. and they clashed.. and THEY WORKED!!!!  It was all a revelation to me... WOW!!!!

So I started to "experiment"   and I enjoyed it. and feedback was good... so I played more.. and more....  and I bought messy stuff and played even more.....

For Christmas.. my hubby let me loose on Amazon (LOL)  and he bought me a couple of fabulous ATC books and the Wonderful Tim Holtz Companion.... he of the "drop it in a muddy puddle and kick it down the road, if possible getting it run over my a truck" style.....


Christmas Day, I was a good girl, I sat and read my books (while making huge shopping lists) and I behaved......   Boxing day.. I started to play!

I think I have most of the ink and stuff off my hands now.. and my face, and in my hair.. and ears!  But been having a BLAST!

Anyway.. here is my project for the Blog Hop...   Many moons ago, I made an ATC book in a Mad Moment...  and having recently found it.. I decided to have another play.

I had a note book I had bought, and I decided to "decorate it and make it my 2012 Crafting Diary.   have so much going on.. I need somewhere to put lists of all the Blog Hops, Challanges, ATC swpaps and themes etc.....  so from this....

Via lots of paint, glitter, messy mucky stuff...

To this!

Taa Daa! LOL

Oh.. and this is the original one I made (ages ago!)

Now to trawl through the various groups and piles of paper I have with all the relevant details on.... will be so nice to have them all in one place for a change... bet I "mis-place" the book now! LOL

Happy Blog Hopping!  You are now off to...... Leslie .....


  1. Hi Debs. How beautiful and such a fab idea. Full of amazing colour and details. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Great project. This would make a lovely gift. Thanks,
    Blessing, Linda

  3. Wowee Debbee!

    This book is AMAZING!! I love notebooks/lists/diaries etc. This is such a fab idea! I might try something like this myself! It fits so well as a glitter and bling creation!

    Well done!

    Lisa xx

  4. Great project Debs, definitely blinged up!
    Val x

  5. I made a book for this purpose but have yet to decorate the front. You have inspired me to decorate it. You did a great job!
    modjjjash at yahoo dot com

  6. OMG these are amazing so bright and cheery love them
    Jacki xx

  7. WOW Debs these are stunning so bright and cheerful!!!! I must have a go at doing this myself. Great hopping with you again.

    Linda xxx

  8. Really Like your Crafting Journal! I need one of those. Great Job! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  9. Hi, Debbie, I so love what you've done with these notebooks! All blinged up and ready to go...and so useful for all your important dates and notes.
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  10. Debs the books are fabby - another great idea and one ill have to adopt myself ! Thanks for being a part of the hop x

  11. so so cute I love it


  12. great ideal!! love them!!!
    am a new follower

  13. Getting messy with our glitter and bling is so much fun!! Have fun and don't misplace that great book now that you have it all blinged up!! Thank you for sharing!!

  14. OK Debs - now you know what we are going to do in our spare evenings at Bluewater. I need an excuse to christen my new Bind-It-All so I'll bring it and you can show me how.
    What a fab project. I have seen the first book but this new one is even much more betterer.
    Huge hugs

  15. I love both notebooks! Very pretty! And such a useful item to have too!

  16. I love your crafting diary! It is so pretty! It might be messy, but having fun is what it is all about. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  17. wow, what a difference. great job.
    :Loving Scrapper 101

  18. I LOVE IT! I am still trying to be the crafty risk taker but at times it is hard. Love your journal and what you did with it. I love hops like this where you find inspiration. TTFS Jearise in Lorby's World. By the way, my daughter loves your bunny, bear and hearts on the side.


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