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Sunday, 3 August 2014

What's Quirky Cooking? A recipe for disaster?

 It is my turn to set the Quirky Crafts challenge and I chose What's Quirky Cooking - with ribbon. We have two great sponsors, Robyn's Fetish and Crafty Ribbons. I made a scene with My Little Chef and Cookn'mouse kindly provided by Robyn's Fetish, coloured it with Promarkers and edged it with Turquoise Graphit. I used some clashing colours, inspired by another challenge at Polkadoodles, I would not normally put orange and pink together or pink and red and orange - and bright green. I decided only this morning that it would become a recipe scrapbook so I got the Bind it All out. I also used the Xyron 150 to run all the papers and image through before adhering them to the book covers.
The papers were all freebie ones with magazines.
I found all my gingham ribbons from Crafty Ribbons and tied them to the binding wires, I wanted them to match the paper and the mouse's dress.
My possible big mistake today was to seal the front of the cover with Krylon triple thick glaze (dries in minutes), because it totally changed the papers which all became transparent. I could see gingham through the white card of the image - that was cool - and cake through the gingham, but worst of all the pale turquoise of the double sided paper turned pink from the other side design!  I am hoping that when it has had time to totally dry it will revert to the colour in the last photo below - which is what it looked like before spraying!
I kept it outside in the summer breeze for a few minutes hoping it would dry out, I think it just picked up dust!
I remembered I had some knife and fork charms and added one of each to the bottom of the cover.
 Inside the scrapbook are lots of blank pages in orange, some in pale blue and 4 pocket pages in teal. I used the Bind it All to punch the other side of the pocket and threaded red gingham ribbon through and knotted it to secure the side. I used Cake From Robyn's Fetish, printed twice and coloured with Promarkers, to decorate the pocket.
This is the other "disaster" which is not too bad, I meant to have this page on the outside to match the front, but punched the holes the wrong side! This is what the paper on the front should look like too.
There is more decorating to do, I am adding strips of the gingham paper to the page edges, I ran all the paper and image through the Xyron 150 and I cut the gingham paper into strips so I have lots of ready made stickers to put on.

Hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see more great projects and join in the fun, you could win prizes!

This project has stirred its way into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - other than a card or tag
Divas by Design - anything goes (Wed)
I love Promarkers - #230 Ribbons (Wed)
Cute Card Thursday - Vintage
Allsorts Challenge #270 - Favourite things (ribbons and bright coloured Promarkers) (Sat)
Polkadoodles - clash of the colours (Aug 15th)
My Craft Spot - #147 bright summer colours (Mon)


  1. Lol this is such a fun idea for a recipe holder. Just adore the ribbons on the spine.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Great make! Thanks for joining us in our Clash The Colours challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  3. I think your quirky little album for collecting recipes is just adorable, Carol, and coming along nicely!! Thank you for stopping by to see me!! Enjoy your week!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Oh what a fabulous project, it's just brilliant! I love anything with a baking theme. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  5. Thank you for sharing your favourites at Allsorts, gorgeous creation;-))m

  6. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. You made me laugh! What a delightful card! Thanks for joining our Polka Doodles challenge.
    xxx Asha

  8. This is such a fun project and so beautifully designed! :o) I adore all of that sweet gingham ribbon! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  9. Such a fabulous album! The cover image is adorable! I'm loving that sweet little mouse!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper


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