Thursday, 5 May 2011

Monkey Notepad

I made this little notepad for Thomas to take to his Dad's house with him. Thomas although only 8 struggles to talk about his feelings so we use a notebook and if he feels he wants to say something that he can't physically say then he can write it down in the notepad and I can look at it. 

Anyway onto the notepad, I spotted Chester the Monkey over at Pollycraft and knew he was perfect, I then ended up going back and buying another one .... enough talking and more showing .... 

On the front we have this little fella
I glittered up the earphones (white bit that covers your ears!) and using Bo Bunny AD-Lib papers I made this front cover ... 
Lots of tearing and inking up edges but it looks so much better in real life! 

Then on the inside I wanted to decorate it just slightly, but I ended up doing it a bit more than slightly ... 

I used this fella

and created this


Papers again from the same range, and inked on the edges, some glitter glue on the bubbles 
The alphabet is an Xcut one which Paul bought me ages again and I hadn't used until now, it is fab!

Thomas loves it and Maddison has asked for her own! 

I would like to enter my notepad into the following challenges: 

Pollycraft - Anything goes
Crafts 4 eternity - Anything goes
Little miss muffet - Die cuts or punches
Stamps R Us - For the men
Bunny Zoes - One for the boys
Divas by design - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Tip Top challenge - Free for all
Pear Tree - Anything goes
Scrappy Frogs - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - No cards allowed!

23 comments:

Pami said...

Oh Tams this is a wonderful notebook for Thomas. I love the paper with the image its perfect, and I love the touches of glitter. Just lovely. Pami x

Sandra said...

Lovely project....thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

michele said...

Fabulous notebook! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Amanda R said...

So cute Tams and what a great idea for your son. Can't wait to see what you make for your daughter!

Anita said...

Tams, this is so cute. I love the Chester images and you've made them look fabulous. I'm sure Thomas loves it!

pinky said...

Tams thats such a lovely idea, he will just love writing down his thoughs and feelings in this. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.
Pinky

ChickieChirps said...

What a great idea! I love those monkeys and the project looks fabulous! I can see why your daughter wants one too!

Thanks for joining us for the Diecuts and punches challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!

Arabella

Lisa Jane said...

whata wonderful idea Tams - and its so cute .. I bet Thomas loves it
Lisa x

Vicky said...

Fabulous notebook hun and super duper cute image too sweetie...

thanks for joining us at Divas by design...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Bea said...

Adorable creation :o)

Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge this week

Bea

dragonllew said...

Fab notebook love the images and the papers perfect together

Antonia said...

so cute, just the thing for a wee boy :)

...just Peggy said...

I enjoyed your card. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

lindyloo said...

oh super cute and sweet images thank you for playing along ith us at the PTD this week hug linda x

Di said...

hi Tams, just brilliant - really cute and a great idea! Di x

Susie said...

Great notebook, love the cute images and bright papers. Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

Karli said...

great job decorating this little notebook for your son. so cute :) Thanks so much for sharing your crafty creation with us at ABC Challenges :) Hope you'll play with us again next time! Hugs~

Samantha said...

What a fab little box! love the papers and image too! thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Louise said...

Fabulous notebook Tams, no wonder Thomas loves it! Great images you've used.

Gemma said...

what a cute project! thanks for playing along with our No Cards challenge this week at Charisma! :) Gemma

Crafting Joanne said...

Such a cute notepad Tammy. Thank you for joining us over at CYDA and for your interest in the DT Call, Good Luck!!

Hugs

Joanne xx

Amanda said...

Lovely notebook, cute digi! Thanks for joining in with our Music and Dance challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Paige said...

Cute project! Hope he gets lots of use out of this neat idea. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!