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Monday, 8 October 2012

Alter It

At Craft-room Challenge this time we are asked to 'alter it' which was great as I have had this notepad for ages but didn't put it up cause cupcakes just aren't us lol.


This is my finished notepad after altering it
This is how it started out--a bargain at 49p

I stripped it down to basic for starters
Then I raided my paper bits box and stuck bits all over the cardboard with a liberal coating of PVA coated on top

When it had completely dried I trimmed the edges, stamped randomly with some beautiful Crafty Individuals flower stamps and drew a line around the edge with a felt tip pen. Then the pencil holder was stuck back on and the notepad.  A circle with a pattern that I had printed onto acetate was fastened with brads to finished it all off. Much more me I think.




15 comments:

  1. This looks fabulous, hard to believe it is the same one ha ha!

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  2. Great alteration, certainly worth loads more money now than it was originally.
    Yvonne x

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  3. Wow, a great bargain Chrissy, and what a gorgeous transformation! I love the result of the different papers. Thanks for joining in with our Alter It theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria xxxxx

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  4. Beautiful alteration! Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Transformed! Great use of paper and stamps.
    Marina

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  6. I love bargains that are altered to pretty things!!! great job :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  7. WOW Chrissie...this is gorgeous now and definitely looks worth a lot more than 49pence. Amazing alteration! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Alter It" challenge! Wishes, Suzanne :)

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  8. What a brilliant alteration!! Congrats I just love it :o) Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge. Good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous Chrissie, what a transformation! x

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  10. What a brilliant transformation. I too am not into cupcakes (eating or otherwise) so this is brill!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  11. What a great idea. I see those notepads all the time. Would make great gifts. Yours is so lovely.

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  12. Wow Chrissy your alteration is totally unrecognisable from it's original form, and so much better. Your finished project is fabulous and fits our challenge perfectly. Thanks for playing at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

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  13. Oh that is such a relief and so much better, for a moment there I thought you had changed a fabulous note pad into the cup cake one then read it all properly. Bet the pad was relieved as well. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room for Julia's alter it challenge XOXO Zoe

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  14. I love your alteration of this - wonderful colours and textures in that background! Thanks so much for your lovely comment over at mine!
    Alison x

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  15. A fabulous alteration Chrissie, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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