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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A New Book and WOYWW

Well, here I am, in person, when I expected to be on my way to Tunisia for a little break!!! Opps... they decided to make a revolution, so we are not going now!!! have to do something else instead... but not just now. Oh well.!!!

Here is my desk today, then, with a new book project on the go. I am making an inspirational book for myself, with good sayings and thoughtful pieces to inspire me when I need to consider and reflect... got any good ones for me please??

These are a couple of tags for inside, waiting for the inspirational sayings... I have some Elusive Images "Artistic Affirmations" to stamp, and added one of them to the tag you can see herenext to the lace. It is for my challenge blog too, this week, so pop over and have a go yourself!!

Above is a glimpse of the front cover in it's unfinished state. It is an envelope mini, but bigger than the last one I made, and hinged in the same clever way as before... thanks to followthepapertrail lady!!

 These are a few of the flowers I shall colour to add to it. The white ones were a birthday pressie from my friend Rainbow Lady, Cynthia... thanks for them.

 A very quick glimpse into the inside and one of the pages waiting for it's embellishments and tags with wise words. I have added some extra little pockets on some of the pages...

This is a close up of the tag made for TIO on DragonsDream, but I might alter it a bit to add it to my book. The main background is fabric - canvas from Claudine Hellmuth... I am loving that stuff, and have covered the binding of the outer cover of the book in it too... it takes the color wash from Ranger so well... and the glitz spritz from Stampman...

Dont forget to visit the fabulous Stamping Ground blog of our Queen Julia, to see why we are all showing the details of our desks... it a great snoop and very inspirational... Sorry not to get round many of you last week, guys, will try harder today, as I am not now going away!!!
Thanks for looking
Love and light


Helen said...

That book is going to be gorgeous. Can't offer you any words of wisdom unfortunately!! Sorry your holiday got cancelled, but I suppose at least you didn't get halfway there...(trying to be positive!)

She Uses Her Words said...

Your book is abolutely lovely! Just beautiful!
I like your blog and am becoming a follower.

JoZart Designs said...

Lovely book and such interesting goings on there today. A lovely mooch through your creativity. Some of my favourite quotes Caz has added to the latest quotes plate at www.stampattack.co.uk... take a peek.
JoZarty x
Yes I will wear my necklace to CHA!

oneoff said...

I have a bad case of book envy - beautiful colours and I love the pockets.


Wiccababe said...

wow, how cool is that book - well the only inspirational thingy I can think of is "Carpe Diem" something I try to live my life by, within reason
Debbi #39

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Some time ago, I came across this little saying which Thora Hird kept on display.

"You don’t stop doing things because you’re getting old.
You get old because you stop doing things."

Think about it and keep trying new things. Learn something new each day.

Minxy said...

What a super array of delightful things on show, thanks for the peek :D
Thanks for visiting me today
Minxy #1

Anonymous said...

So did your insurance cover "insurgent uprising" then!! I'm a sucker for a good quote, of course I rarely remember any of them! Here are a few I like:

Art cleanses from the soul the dust of everyday living - Picasso

I finally learned that deep within me there lay an invincible summer - Albert Camus

What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen" - Ralph Waldo Emmerson. (The first sentence is used on it's own most of the time.

The book is beautiful and is going to be amazing!

Brenda 100

katemade designs said...

wonderful book so much to look at.

lisa said...

What a shame about your holiday, Frankie. At least you didn't get there and have to come home early!!! Hopefully you'll get away somewhere else soon.
Your book looks gorgeous, what a great idea.
Have fun filling it in.
hugs Lisax

Sarah Anderson said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous book Frankie! I LoVe it :)

Rhonda said...

Hi Frankie! I think your book alone will bring inspiration. It's just lovely. Thanks for stopping by my desk. Happy WOYWW! #15

Carola Bartz said...

I love your desk, Frankie, and your book looks absolutely stunning!

Marjo said...

Gorgeous projects everyone!

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

Neet said...

That book is looking good. I love the music on your blog - very soothing and reminds me of a visit to China many moons ago. Sorry to hear about your trip to Tunisia - was just saying the other day that it looks as if that is out for a visit at the moment. Hope you get somewhere nice soon.

Kezzy said...

What a shame about your holiday. Wow your desk is full of crafty goodness and the projects on it are Wow fantastic.

Tertia said...

Gorgeous book! Love it. Such interesting stuff hiding on your desk.
Tertia 110

Zue said...

You have some lovely textures there in your work. A feast for the eyes!!
Sue xx 67

Twiglet said...

What a little treasure that book is going to be!

BrossArtAddiction said...

Wow gorgeous project! Love the beautiful music coming from your blog!

Thanks for the peek! :D


Ciara said...

Gosh, lots of interesting stuff on your desk this week. What a nightmare with Tunisia, at least you weren't there and stuck in it.

okienurse said...

Oh my you have so many interesting things on your desk this week. Lots of fun things to play with. I really like the tag!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that is a wonderful book you are making! i love the colors and the patterns. awesome! and your idea to put inspirational sayings - great!

Nicky said...

Wonderful book you are making love the colours and the pockets - one saying I think of when things are hard is "Turn your face towards the sunshine and let the shadows fall behind you"
~ Nicky 24

Anonymous said...

I'm back again! I realized I misquoted Albert Camus, how bad of me, I love his quotes. It should have been "In the depth of winter I finally realized that deep within me there lay an invincible summer." Search the net too for "Eleanor Roosevelt quotes", she was US President Teddy Roosevelts wife and came out with some crackers!