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Monday, 29 August 2011

Cupcake Craft challenge 157...Alter It!


Bank Holiday Mondays are fab...I love that feeling of waking up and realising there's no work...yippee...I might do a bit of crafting this afternoon as I haven't been in the mood the last couple of days... but on a positive note the house is all clean and tidy...I must be ill lol!

We have a fab new challenge today over at Cupcake Craft Challenge...Denise is hosting this weeks challenge and her theme is ALTER IT! Now...I always seem to dry up when it comes to this type of challenge but not this time...I'd bought some little notepads and pens a while ago in The Range and they were just perfick for altering! I altered two pads...one for James & one for Sophie and I also added some matching design paper to the inside of the pens...they were absolutely delighted with them especially as I had personalised the notepads with their intials!

The design team have created some stunning projects for this challenge so I hope you'll wander over to Cupcake and see their inspirational projects...they have really rocked this challenge!

This is the notepad before it was altered...

Close up of James' notepad...

Close up of Sophie's notepad...

We are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs this week and they are offering the winner of this challenge 4 Digital Images from their shop (winners choice).

This is the last chance to enter to win one of our 'Icing on the Cupcake' sponsored prizes...here's a reminder of the sponsors and the prizes to be won...
Crafts U Love...with a prize of a £15 Gift Voucher
Mo's Digital Pencil...with a prize of a $10 Gift Code
Sew Sweet...with a prize of a £10 Gift Voucher

I'm entering my notepads into the following challenges...
Creative Craft Challenges...Anything But a Card
Dutch Dare Card Challenges...Anything But a Card

Design Papers : Scraps from my paper box
Card Stock : SU! Scraps from my Box
Embellishments : Ribbons, Buttons & Gems from my Craft Stash
Tools : MS Border Punch, Fiskars Border Punch, Cricut Expression

23 comments:

Amanda said...

What a great idea and perfect gift set, may have to borrow this for christmas stocking fillers. enjoy your bank holiday.

Shelly said...

Hi Donna! WOW these are great... I love the papers and the matching pens are a fab idea! Enjoy your BH Mon, crafting! Shelly x

Joey said...

Donna these are beautifully altered, enjoy your crafting this afternn. Joey x

Mandy said...

What a great project Donna. No wonder the kids loved them....gorgeous!!

xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Donna, what stunning little notepads. I love the initials on the front and the pens look amazing. Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Denise x

Catherine said...

These are great Donna ! Love the coordinated pens ! Just a fantastic idea ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Feebsy said...

What a brilliant idea, they look lovely and the matching pens are so cute.

Feebsy
xx

Cheryl said...

What a cute gift set! I love how they are personalized.


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*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh!! These notepads look like so much fun hun!! I love the special monogram you've added too!! ;) TFS!

Violets Corner said...

Oh I like them a lot Donna, you've altered them beautifully, fab details and how lovely to add their initials and to make matching pens. As you can guess I have a soft spot for notepads :)

Warm hugs
Maarit

coops said...

these are fab donna.love the papers you`ve used and fab matching pens ;D

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweets these are fantastic hun I brought some pads to alter as Natalie will be taking 1 to day care with her.......obviously she cant tell us what kind of day she's had so they write in the pad what she's been doing. Anyway I love the idea of the pen as well hun. Thank you for the inspiration hun they are awesome.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Pop's Cards said...

hi sweetie this is stunning love the matching pens too very cool hugs pops x

Faye said...

Oh these notebooks are so cool, but I really love the matching pens. Such a thoughtful finishing touch. Lovely. xxx

Delphine said...

I love your little notepads, Donna! Wonderful colours and I really like the idea of the matching pens! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

sari said...

Oh donna! These are absolutly fab!!! Love the colours and your kids must haveloved them!!! Have a fantastic day! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Brodders said...

Great matching set :) Bet they love them x

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, These are FAB! I love how you have made matching pens!

I am sure Sophie is going to find her notebook/pen handy with all the things she will need to write down when she starts High School next week :-)

Lisa x

Sue said...

Hi hun
these look fab, great design, luv the matching pen, brill idea, sue,x

Dot said...

Brilliant gift set you have made. Adorable and lovely colours. Thank you for sharing with us at DDCC this time.
hugs Dorte

Liza said...

Two gorgeous note pads Donna, I'm sure your kids will love them. Fab idea with the pens too.

Liza x

Emma said...

Both fabulous...
Hugs Emma x

Jemima's Jems said...

these are fab donna, love the matching paper around the pens:)

sue
xx