November 20, 2014

Altered Art ...

Hi Everybody,

A few years ago now I did a tutorial on how to alter a cheap notebook and make it some thing special

With Christmas on the way this is another project that would make a pretty gift

It and can be filled with all sorts of stuff by the recipient ... address book, To Do lists etc.

The example shows a notebook altered with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms  and the video tutorial will show you the steps

I have added in some flourishes from Want2Scrap and some toning ribbon

But if you prefer to work without dies then  click this link  ... Altered Notebook  ... and have a go

It's not hard to do and you will have some lovely results with any pretty papers that you may have in your one personal "Stash"

But choose the booklet carefully as it needs to be the right kind of spiral along the spine for you to open up and be able to remove the covers

Don't forget to add your name to the  Give Away  for this month and be in with a chance to win some wonderful new Spellbinders

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Brilliant project, absolutely LOVE what you have done.
    Off to rummage through my stock of books to see if any are suitable to Alter.
    Thank you for all your wonderful Tutorials

    Patrici x

  2. Tbis is a beautiful project, I might give this a go as I have a very plain notebook that would be perfect for this.


  3. Lovely ideas Christina , i altered a couple of cheap notebooks for my Grandchildren last year and they loved them ,had quite forgotten about them until your blog , so note to self , must go on the look out for a couple of notebooks .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  4. Hi Christina
    Another stunning idea. I'll look at the video later and give this a go. I've entered your giveaway. It's just a shame that people only seem to go on a blog when it has a giveaway, and don't bother to look at your stunning creations afterwards.

  5. Morning Christine,
    A lovely gift idea.

  6. What a pretty notebook Christina - a really personal and lovely gift. Pat x

  7. Good morning Christina
    You never fail to amaze what a super idea for those extra little stocking fillers! You have shown us some really lovely examples thank you.
    Margaret corgi owner

  8. Oops I made a duplicate entry and do not know how how to delete have tried but failed. So sorry about this I thought the first one had not registered no 430. And 432. Love your work and tutorials phil

  9. Gorgeous projects Christina, the black and white one is me to a tee x x x

  10. Hello Christina, thank you for a very detailed video ( as usual) which will help make a very personalised gift. Nothing can compare to a notebook made to suit the reciprient against a bought one, at a much greater cost. I have a grandchild who writes many little stories and I have in the past just bought the mass produced ones, which I now regret. In future they will be taylor made.
    X Ros Hodgkins

  11. What a wonderful gift idea for any occasion..
    Thanks for the make is so easy to follow
    Well done Christina

  12. So pretty loving the changed cover and the tutorial was really interesting and what a fab idea x

  13. Hi Christina those notebooks are beautiful, would be great to make with the grandchildren, I love doing little projects with them and your inspiration is wonderful.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens(Liverpool)

  14. Thanks Christina, lovely idea and superb video.....luv Ursula xx

  15. Very cool projects. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  16. I've not been seeing your posts for some reason...! But this is a great idea.

  17. A beautiful note book Christina and a lovely idea for a Christmas gift. Thanks for a great tutorial too.
    Christine xx

  18. Hi Christina. I LOVED this video tutorial and tried it. It was lovely. I made a special book for a friend who was delighted with it!! I'll definitely do more.

  19. Thanks for the video Christina. Lovely projects. Dianne

  20. Hi Christina
    A great idea for my stamp club. Thank you for sharinc.

  21. great , love the idea, and thank you for the video, very interesting.


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