Monday, 3 June 2013


Hi everyone,

The last couple of weeks I've busy making "stuff" for Saturday's summer fayre at the local primary school.  I didn't sell an awful lot but as I always do really well at their Christmas fayre I thought it would be rude of me not accept their offer of having a table!

I made some notebooks in various styles as these always seem to be popular.  

These masculine ones fit in with the new challenge which starts today over at Crafty Cardmakers.  Feebs is the hostess this fortnight and as it will soon be Father's Day here in the UK, she has chosen that as her theme.  She should like to see anything you've created for or have been inspired to make by the father figure in your life.  (Please be sure to let us know the inspiration behind your work).

showing the inside

My dad loves cowboy films (in particular John Wayne ones), gardening and making lists!

He's also a dab hand at DIY and in his (much) younger days had a motorbike.

I also made some "girly" ones for the sale ...

They're pretty self explantory, made with various diecuts, DP and a little stamping.

Our sponsors for this challenge are The Paper Shelter (who are donating a $20 voucher) and Woodware Craft Collection.  Hope you can join in with us.

I'm not going to be doing much crafting the next few weeks.  Via the wonders of the internet, I've been in touch with a "newly found distant cousin" in Australia.  She's meantime in the UK on holiday and she's going to be spending about 10 days here in Aberdeen, so I'll be up to my eyes in family history stuff and doing the "tour guide" bit with her.

Thanks for popping in, it's always greatly appreciated.

Take care
Suze xx


Aileen said...

Your note books are brill Suze. Like the post it's and calendar on the inside too. Just the thing for my hubby. He likes making lists, writing notes on post it's and counting down days!! Can I buy the motorbike one!!! x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, you've really been creative - great note books.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a gorgeous selection of notebooks! I am sure they will sell well! Have fun with your new found relative! Hugs, Valerie

Feebsy said...

Your notebooks are brilliant Suze I really love the one for your dad and the reasons why you chose the themes you've used. Just the sort of creation I was hoping the theme would inspire.


Anonymous said...

As someone who has had a passion for notebooks since as long as I can remember these definitely appeal to me.
I love the fact you altered to different styles, something to suit everyone.
Brilliant transformations.
P.S. In case I didn't say this before to you - thank you for being so loyal to my blog during my absence and for your kind wishes.

Kim Dellow said...

Great notebooks, great idea and beautifully done. Kim

Darnell said...

OMGosh, Suze, these notebooks are fanflippintastic!! I'm agape! In awe! I'm bookmarking this because each one of those fronts would make an awesome card!! Thank you!! Wowza!!