Lets get Inky .............

JOFY 049 Stamp plate
Happy Friday everyone, can you believe another week has whizzed by and it's almost the weekend again.  Olivia, if you're reading this, loved our chat this morning and I did come home, grab a coffee and get bloggin' no G lol!!! (A Radio 2 Friday thing if you're a listener).
Last weekend I was invited along to host a workshop as the celebrity guest at the UK Stampers Network 20th Anniversary event down in Bicester.  Mickey, thanks so much for the invite and ladies it was great to meet you all.  What a fab anniversary event it was.  Lots of creative workshops, oodles of cake, fab chit chat and a really tasty Chinese too. 

Here's Mickey, the founder of the UK Stampers Network holding the Anniversary cake - it was soooooo tasty..   
and all the ladies at the event 
If you follow me you'll know I'm a paper girl first and foremost, but as I was at a stamping event thought we'd make A6 notebooks and create fun inky, stampy covers for them.  What a great time we had smooching the gloriously green Peeled Paint oxide ink around, stitching, binding and fussy cutting  our books into shape.  I love that we all started with the same ingredients and the books all looked so different. Here's a few pics
 Jane and Mickey on the fussy cutting :-)
Enjoy using your notebooks ladies :-)
Supply List 
White 220gsm card 
A6 Notebook Kit 
Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink 
JOFY 049 stamp plate 
Black Archival Ink 
Walnut Stain Distress Ink 
Black Card
Linen thread 
Large Needle printer paper 
Black Construction Tape
Notebook Cover sets and our black construction tape are both available from my website via the link below:
If you're coming along to the Dare To Create Event in Coventry next weekend and fancy making this little notebook do book onto the make and take sessions with Di when you get to the event on Saturday.
Well, Harry tells me he's coming home for the summer proper on Sunday - note to self ......... don't forget to drive to Cheltenham with an empty car!!!!
Have a great weekend yourself, lets hope it stays sunny here in the UK.  Look forward to catching up again shortly with some more crafty makes :-) C


  1. Looks like you all had great fun. Love the design on these little books.

  2. I love these little books Clare and the ladies did a fab job on them and they all looked so happy and pleased with their creations!!!! Oh boy I don't envy you bringing Harry home with all his things you will think it has multiplied!!! Lol, hope it doesn't rain for you!! Take care, thanks for the inspiration as always!!!

  3. Lovely work, well done everyone.
    Elaine H X

  4. I am reading this! I should be getting ready to go out for my brother in laws birthday meal bit am procrastinating as usual! Thank you for my notebook, it's beautiful! Olivia x

  5. Morning Clare, Haha, I was chuckling at your mention of the 'empty car' haha.
    Wow !! these notebooks are stunning, I'm loving the stamp plate used, and all the samples are stunning, well done ladies !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx