Monday, January 20, 2014

Waterlily Note Pad Holder

This is just a quick post as I am on kitchen duty tonight so need to get myself in there before I manage to find something more interesting to do and then the hubby won't be fed <g>.  I should add he is more than capable of cooking, he is meant to do 3 nights in the kitchen and me 3 night on the 7th night we starve lol.

What  a lovely time I had in my craft room today and for the first time in a couple of months fired up my Black Cat to do some cutting.  I made a note pad holder the other day and made an .svg file for the card and box shapes but ended up doing it by hand as it was a first attempt, from there I could modify the cutting file.  Anyway, end of that story and onto my project for today.

close-up of made flowers

Digi - Water Lily by Delicious Doodles
DP - part of a pack I bought about eight years ago but I have no idea now who it is from
Dies - crafty ann -flourish-5 and Sizzix Mini Daisies
ProMarkers - Leaf Green, Grass, Emerald, Olive Green, Aubergine, Purple and Orchid
Fuchsia Flower Soft
Pencil from IKEA - coloured with Promarkers LOL
Ribbon, gems, gold flowers, gold bead chain from my stash

I am entering this creation in the following challenges:-

  • Addicted to Stamps Challenge - 2W, Must use stamp- Challenge #74 (1st Week)Flowers.
  • My Sheri Crafts  -  2W -  #125 (W1 of 2)  Use a Digi
  • Pumpkin spice - W - #55 Buttons, Bows or Bling
  • Delicious Doodles - W, 1E, SIO – No. 71 - Easel Cards
  • SweetPea Stamps - Flower Power
  • Penny's Paper-Crafty - 3E -  Embellishments
  • Get Inky! - W, 2E - Handmade Flowers


    1. Wow, I Love this note paper holder. Your colours are so beautiful and I love how your specially made flowers reflect the wonderful water lily of your image. The green leaf flourishes are so delicate and beautiful and the little gold flowers give a lovely touch of sparkle .

      Oh Treasure, I know you too well .....After reading your introduction I was enjoying your photographs and my attention was caught by your green pencil that matches the green in your image exactly. Initially I thought "was that luck or design" then I thought that it would be typical of you to think about colouring it yourself. Can you hear my hoots of laughter as I've read your ingredients? Brilliant and ingenious.

      This is awesome, beautiful, creative, .....and if you want more superlatives then I need to grab the thesaurus. Love you Treasure xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

    2. Absolutely gorgeous and the purple and green is very striking. Such a great gift idea too.
      Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

    3. Wow, this is a awesome project! Love the vibrant colors you have used. Thank you for taking part at Sweet Pea Stampers "Flower Power". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

    4. What great job you did on this project!! Kudos to you. Colors are so vibrant

    5. What beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'flower power' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

    6. Oh my word! This is such an amazing project. Breathtaking waterlilies, Mimi. Thanks for sharing.
      xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

    7. You can definitely see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers just like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

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    8. This is gorgeous - love the colours! Thank you for joining Get Inky!

    9. What a BEAUTIFUL project!!! The purple and green together really makes the notepad holder...and yo did an AMAZING job on the flowers. Thanks for joining us over at Get Inky! Challenge this week for our "Handmade Flower" Challenge. Hope to see you again soon!!!

      Kathy Get Inky! DT

    10. Stunning card! Really beautiful colouring on your image. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at delicious doodles

    11. ohhh wow this is a totally stunning creation! Just adore the colors. And those flowers are just jaw dropping gorgeous.

      Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

    12. What a gorgeous water lily note pad holder you have made here. It fits our challenge this fortnight of “flower power”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

    13. Lovely work. thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers. Hope to see you again next time.

    14. What a great project and awesome idea to color the pencil to match (I color rhinestones and pearls to match all the time but not sure I would have thought to do that with the pencil :) Wonderfully colored waterlilies too!!Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing.

    15. Oh this is gorgeous! I never thought of making notepad covers this way... what a great idea that you can see the beautiful design while writing on the notepads. I love the way you cut the image. Wonderful job on this project

      Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts

    16. Great Colors.. FAB coloring of the image!! Great color combination.. Love those small Flowers down in the corner.. Are those die cuts??.. Very Cute!! Thank you for joining us at ATSC! :o) Hugs Sol :o)


    Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi