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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Finally - I made something!

As you know the last few weeks have seen little creativity at my hands. Apart from colouring I've not really completed a project. Mainly due to my conditions stopping me from thinking, sitting, walking you get the picture, but over the last few days I've started to feel a bit better, feel a little more able to do things so last night I started to make an ATC concertina book from a kit I bought from Gabrielle from her website Crafty Thoughts. One day I'll make it to an actual class, but for now I had to make do with a postal kit, which was fantastic. It contained all of the elements I needed to make this project apart from the glue, embossing powder and ink, and came with full instructions how to make my book step by step.

So I took my time, followed the instructions and I made this - 

The Front cover

The Back

One side

The other side

Individual pages

I used Tim Holtz summer Distress inks - picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean, I added glossy accents, crackle accents, ribbon, couple of extra elements like the corners and corrugated card along with the words to the stamped images that came with the kit.

I so enjoyed this - it was great fun to create and to get inky but also to have some direction, something to follow to keep me on track. 

I'm really pleased with it and know I'll make some more of these little books. I can imagine making them with different papers and themes, maybe even make them as a gift. 

So there you go, what do you think?

Right I've got to get sorted as I'm off to see the doctor to hopefully sort out some new medication based on the recommendations of the consultant. Fingers crossed!

Take care Zo xx


Caroline said...

Gorgeous glad your feeling better. Caroline xxxx

Di said...

Wow Zoe, fantastic work! Clever girl - so much detail too. Di xx

Cass said...

Glad that you are feeling better. And WoW, what an amazing project! Just fabulous


Vicky said...

Simply fabulous Zo...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Emma said...

What do I think? WOW!! This is must be over the moon with what you've's FAB!!

Hope everything went ok at the Doctors...thinking of you and take care Zo!
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Gabrielle said...

Hey! Look at what you did with the kit! It's amazing! I LURVE the red ink bottle! I always make mine blue but red is amazing (will do that in future!) so pleased you were able to follow the kit and make something truly unique and utterly wonderful xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Just fab Zo! Hope everything is ok. Kim

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Fab work hon, gorgeous textures and effects - me want one tee hee ;0) Debs xxx

emma mitchell said...

This is stunning , glad you're back createing .
Hugs Emma xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous work, huggles Pops x x x

June Nelson said...

Wow sweetie its amazing!!! loving all the etail and im pleased your feeling better bless you, big huggies from me xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dee's Craft Room said...

I am so pleased to hear that you are starting to feel more like your old self, I have missed your inspiration recently.

It looks like you have been very busy, I can see you have put a lot of hard work into this project.

Dionne xx