Wednesday, 24 July 2013


My work desk today!
It's too warm in my craft room at the front of the house. (How often have I ever said that!!)
So I took my paper crafting tackle into the kitchen - big mistake - far too much room and I seem to spread out everywhere.
However, it is certainly cooler and I really need cool when I am trying to do what you clever paper crafters do.
I am hopeless at the careful measuring and folding so nothing is quite as it would be if you clever folks had tackled it.
I am pleased with how it all went.
Here is my finished tag flap book - I just copied the design of the one Jo (Jozart) so kindly made for me. Except of course, I couldn't resist using fabric and embroidery for the front and back.
I even used my Cuttlebug for the tattered fabric flowers too!

What do you think?
Not bad for a first attempt by a real papercrafting amateur.

I don't think I will be making more but I certainly loved making the covers so I might make a few notebook covers that way. Thanks for the inspiration Jo - you certainly helped me get out of my comfort zone!!!

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and that the odd thunderstorm hasn't spoilt your fun.

I hope I can get around a few more desks this week - I am not tempted to sit at the computer when the weather is so gorgeous.

Join in the fun over at Julia's Stamping Ground and see what everyone else's crafty workdesk looks like today!
Have fun.
x Jo


Annie said...

It looks really gorgeous Jo and will fill beautifully with all your ATC treasures.
A x

Anne said...

Oh my Jo that is beautiful. Happy WOYWW Anne x #9

jill said...

Such a beautiful book & the lovely lace which you've used to cover the book. Happy woyww Jill #63

Claudia N. said...

A gorgeous card! And your workspace looks very organized!!! Wow!

Have a wonderful WW!

die amelie #88 xx

Karen said...

Beautiful covers, they'd make gorgeous Christmas (if I can say the C word in July!) gifts! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 92 x

Anonymous said...

I think your little book is beautiful and the fabric and ribbon trim just make it all the more personal for you. Hope you're getting out and about in the lovely weather, you live in such a beautiful area of the country.

Brenda 28

Eliza said...

The notebook is really beautiful and amateur no way it is perfect.

Eliza & Yoda 55

Unknown said...

Jo--it's beautiful! Absolutely extra fussy measuring needed. I hope the heat lifts soon though--these overly warm days tend to sap our energy, and we need it for all our craftiness most of all. Thank you for your sweet visit today. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #46

Unknown said...

Thats a very pretty book well done to you.
I am more than happy to be sitting inside, cant do anything in art space its too hot (I will be glad not to say that)

Lynda #1

ria gall said...

oh I love your little book it is the prettiest thing I have seen. I love the way you have used the lace and the tabs inside, really pretty
Sending hugs on WOYWW and hope you have a great week
Ria #44

The Weaver of Grass said...

Wouldn/t it make a lovely little wedding gift with maybe a few photographs or something in it.

glitterandglue said...

It's a beautiful book, Jo. Well done. Now you certainly can't call yourself a papercraft amateur!! Not when you can produce something so beautiful.
have a great week.
Margaret #32

peggy gatto said...

What a lovely book!!!

Unknown said...

That is a gorgeous book! Love the lacy cover! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #18

trisha too said...

So VERY pretty, Jo--that lace is RICH!

Happy WOYWW to you!

#63 this week

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Jo
it looks pretty good to me and I love the front cover.... it has reminded me I need to do the front of my lace book before I post all of it. don't put yourself down about the paper crafting it's fab

fairy thoughts said...

Oops forgot to put my number (ironically I just had a private rant to myself about bloggers not leaving their Mr Linky no LOL
janet #24

JoZart Designs said...

I'm well chuffed that you've made another flag tag book thanks to the influence of the basic one I sent and what a superb job you've made of it.
Shall I send you another fold/structure/creation to try or do you need recovery time?
Love Jo x

Bridget Larsen said...

You dont craft? I dont believe that after seeing your tag book, its absolutely gorgeous
Bridget #23

ddazzled71 said...

Your tag book is beautiful, the fabric cover adds such a soft vintage and feminine feel to it! Love it! Happy WOYWW! Danie #72

ike said...

Oh, Totally stunning.. it's gorgeous :-D

Happy WOYWW 216

IKE in Greece xx #13

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

It's absolutely lovely Jo - love the shape you've given the flag tags and of course the cover is sublime. I don't see any out of line spine or bad measuring - in it's way, paper crafting is as forgiving as everything else...although I suspect that you are actually too modest to accept that you're good at whatever you try!

Unknown said...

So lovely!

akilli melek said...

love your book cover Jo. It is raining up here today so going to do a bit of blog hopping.
caroline #39

sandra de said...

That is quite stunning for an not real papercrafting ameateur!! But I actually think you could turn anything into a work of art.

Neet said...

Oh Jo - that is amazing. Absolutely Beautiful. I'd love to do something like that.
Hugs and Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 44 xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, your book is stunning. I love the lace cover and those flowers are divine. Even I, a seasoned papercrafter, would struggle to make anything so complex so stop putting yourself down - you clever papercrafter you :)) Notebook covers sound just lovely. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #37
PS: I will try my mother's bias binding maker, after I've mastered the blind hemming foot I've been practicing with this evening!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh, that's beautiful. I did smile at the little bird enjoying the view too!

Fiona x #15

Nikki said...

This is beautiful with the mix of fabric and paper love how delicate it looks and that bird is so cute.
hugs Nikki 31

voodoo vixen said...

Sorry I am so late visiting... things just got in the way this week! I love the covers in the material... they look so shabby chic and I would imagine would make great wedding planners? So glad your little feathered visitor ended up on the correct side of the window!! Annette #17

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

It is good to get out of our comfort zones every so often, and your results are brilliant. I love the way you have put your own spin on the idea by it fabric. xx Maggie #38

Mrs.D said...

Jo, that cover is gorgeous, I love the use of the lace patterned edge and the stiching is just perfect.
Chris No. 84