Friday, 20 July 2018

It Flies.. Paperbabe Challenge #78

Happy Friday everyone

It's time for another Paperbabe Challenge with this fortnights theme being *It Flies*

Flutter on over HERE and see what it's all about...
there's a prize to be won for one lucky creative!!

Some of you may remember this little creation that I teased you with last challenge.
Well today I'll explain what it's all about with a handful of pictures and blogging words.

Onto calico fabric I painted and stamped the Paperbabe *Happy Soul* 
rubber stamp. Machine stitched around it's edge and attached an eyelet.

This is the front cover of my Shopper Notebook... aahhhh that's what it is!!
Read or scroll on to see what lies behind..

Stamping the background Butterfly onto fabric, I used some scraps of 
rice paper to stamp the Butterfly detail line up and paste on top of the fabric.

Card used to test out colours from the previous challenge is trimmed 
to fit the cover, stamped randomly with Paperbabe Stamps and edged in 
machine stitch. Machine stitch and beads embellish the fabric Butterfly.

Recycled junk mail envelopes create the note book pages.

with a little brayering to brighten those notebook pages..

Elastic cord sewn onto the back of the fabric panel holds the note book in place.. 
When running low those recycled pages can easily be replaced after all it's a 
resource we all have readily available.

My Shopper notebook is complete..

Secured onto the shopper bag an altered pen hangs along side too.
There's no excuse to forget your shopping list now..!!

Thank you for stopping by you really brighten my day.

Have a fabulous weekend what ever you are up too.

Creative wishes Tracey xx

I'm linking up with PPF

Creative Supplies:

Paperbabe Stamps - Pop Dots - Design a Tweed - Butterfly Pieridae


  1. This is a great idea Tracey, and really pretty as well. I always write a list and never find it when I am at the stores! Love the quote, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Useful and it!!!

    Happy PPF 🎨

  3. beautiful looking shoppers notebook! Happy PPF!

  4. That's such a cool and practical idea. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF and Blessings!

  5. Wow! That's the most gorgeous shopper's notebook I've ever seen! I usually have a crumpled bit of paper stuffed at the bottom of my purse, LOL. Beautiful work and I love your colours!

  6. What a clever idea! And it is lovely besides. Happy PPF

  7. Wow, that's an stunning notebook! I love the fabric with the beautiful paint effect and stamping - amazing 😁. It's good that you will remember your shopping list in future too 😉. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend! Hugs J 😊 x

  8. What a gorgeous way to make sure you don't forget your shopping list Tracey! Really love the bright and pretty cover and recycling the envelopes is such a great idea too (might have to steal this one)
    Fliss xxx

  9. This is sooo beautiful made and another fabulous idea! I should make such a list for me as well as I often forget my shopping lists at home. Such an artsy list would not be!
    You made it so beautiful with the sewing and all the lovely additions and the altered pen! I am simply thrilles about this lovely project!You are such a fantastic designer!!
    Happy weekend dear Tracey!
    Big hugs,

  10. You tease you....great recycling and wonderful inspirational and amazing shopper notebook, so unique and I love it x.

  11. A fabulous notebook and such a good idea.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Absolutely love this, adore the stitching and mix of colours and what a lovely idea too. ❤️❤️

  13. lOVE THE SHOPPING note book, bright, cheery and so artistic.xx

  14. Ohhh this is excellent. Thank you for sharing how you created this.

  15. I love your notebook - I think I wouldn't want to write in it and "ruin" it!! Silly me. Happy PPF from Number 30 :D

  16. A fabulous notebook Tracey, love the bright colourful cover and a great idea to attach a pen. Wonderful recycling with the envelopes and you've made them look so cheerful by adding colour. You'll enjoy using this.
    Avril xx

  17. Just beautiful! I love the way it turned out!

  18. Fabulous work this week Tracee


  19. Well, you certainly make it fun to go shopping :-) What a great way to recycle paper! Have a wonderful weekend!

  20. How fabulous is this, you really do have some fabulous idea’s, executed brilliantly
    Amanda x

  21. What a wonderful series of very creative art work!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  22. Loving your little note book, it's gorgeous and useful too! Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

  23. How clever and so beautiful! I'd love to carry that book with me!
    ~~ Irene

  24. Oh Tracey, I am STILL trying to play catch up. I simply adore this little shopping list book. It always makes me feel good when I read about something recycled. I love the colors, the beads, and the way you decorated this beautiful and functional book. Most impressive.

    Sorry I haven't been around. Want to thank you for your wonderful visits.

  25. what a great idea an lovely art as well :)

  26. So gorgeous and enchanting..such a beautifully created and designed notebook..the butterfly is so charming! Wonderful to see your artistic process!
    Fabulous post!
    Thanks for your kind visit

  27. You'll shine with that shopping list in the stores, Tracey! What a great upcycled project! I love the colors you used on that stunning butterfly front!! Hugs, Darnell

  28. Dear Tracey, sorry I`m not fully finished coping with all the posts from friends, from the time my family were here -
    I love your notebook, made from old and used - great idea with the envelopes, and that it will never be used up, because you can fill it with new papers, of different kinds. The front looks amazing , with your stunning colors, and the butterfly - this is upcycling when it is best, dear friend.
    Hugs from me- and smiles- xx

  29. Hello my dear!
    So sorry for the late visit, but I had been away camping with the three grandsons! Oh what a trip it was...more on that later! LOL

    Tracey, first off, thank you so much for adding the follow by! Yay!!

    And secondly,shoulda been first, omgosh! Is this ever gorgeous! I love those butterfly stamps! I am so into butterflies lately...
    Don't you just love re-vamping, upcycling or reworking something? You did an outstanding job with this notebook- I just love how you ended up binding it!
    Beautiful work my friend!
    sending hugs,Jackie xx

  30. Gosh, this is so wonderful and full of gorgeous energy. The butterfly is lovely.

  31. Tracey, I apologise for my lateness, I have been doing exactly what the sentiment on the front of the notebook says, having an extended weekend of crafting pleasure! I just love the effect you achieved, stamping onto the fabric and the butterfly is stunning! I love that you added the altered pen too - I know that I would never forget to take my shopping list with me, this beauty would be far too lovely to leave behind, unlike my scrappy notes are! Hugs, Anne xxx

  32. This is absolutely gorgeous (as always) Tracey. A fabulous notebook and so useful when you get past a 'certain' age lol. I'm so sorry that I'm late with my visit, I normally get an e-mail notification of your posts but that seems to have gone walkabout - must be the weather! Have a lovely week, Sue xx

  33. Tracey my tongue is hanging out and I am salivating at the beautiful colours on your notebook!!!!!!.. along with the stitching...and the beads on the butterfly...oh my word...and i do love the recycled envelopes. I am in the process of playing with making a junk journal... but worried it will look like a pile of junk!!!! Lol. I do adore the whole recycling concept tho. Thank you once again Tracey for your wonderful inspiration. Xx xxx

  34. This is AWESOME Tracey! I'm totally in love with this little pad. You are so wildy creative and I wish we could spend some time together in the zone. :) Hugs, Autumn


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