Thursday, 8 January 2015

Get it done!

Hello lovely people,

If you saw my last post you will know exactly what I mean with this post title!  And I have a cunning plan to help me with the crafty side of things.

But first I have to tell you about our brand new challenge at In The Pink and our theme this time is everyone's favourite...


So, I made a planner!

But then you probably guessed that seeing as I labelled it with big letters!

Hand crafted planner with Tilda image (Magnolia stamps) coloured with Copics

I have developed a real love of Magnolia stamps over the past year so I chose a pretty Tilda as my cover star.

I promise you her dress is pink IRL even though it looks a bit purply in the pic below!

Hand crafted planner with Tilda image (Magnolia stamps) coloured with Copics

I created the front/back covers and dividers with extra thick Kraft card and made little circular tabs for the dividers.

Each tab is 2 circles of DP with a part circle of Kraft sandwiched in between where it overhangs the divider, and then I layered the DP covering the dividers over the top for a neat finish.

Close up of divider tabs from hand crafted planner

The dividers are currently blank other than being covered in a layer of DP and I plan to decorate them in future along with some more of my favourite Magnolia images.

I have put one pocket on the inside front cover where I can tuck scraps of paper with important notes on though... I always seem to have lots of these!

Inside pocket detail from hand crafted planner

I also created all the pages inside with my own monthly and weekly planner charts, lists for commissions I have to make, challenges I have entered and that all important 'to do' list.

However, I am not entirely happy with all of these and I have scribbled all over them so I won't show you them now.

I hope to update them to my satisfaction so I can share them with you soon.

I do have my Copic colours to share though;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E21/25/29
Dress / pink flowers: RV91/93/95 & RV0000/000/91/93
Shoes: E23/25/27/29
Lilac flowers: BV0000/000/01
Leaves: YG61/63/G94
Ribbon: YR30/31

If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave

Challenges I am entering;
1.  Totally Tilda (anything goes)
2.  Papertake Weekly (anything goes +/- thank you)
3.  Divas by Design (anything goes)
4.  Winter Wonderland (fave colour combo - pink and green)
5.  A Gem of a Challenge (something new - my new planner!)


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous design and such pretty papers and colouring Kat. Susan x

thecraftycavalier said...

This is stunning Kat. Such beautiful colouring and super pretty papers. I could really do with a planner - after having daughter number two I have become a headless chicken. Organisation is the order of the day! I love the layout and the gorgeous colours. Good luck with the planning - when you get the hang of it please teach me ;-) Big hugs, Jayne xx

Squirrel x said...

Oh wow hun, this is amazing, and so darned pretty! What a clever idea, love it. Huggles xx PS. Jayne is unteachable ;)

Sue said...

This is stunning Kat, such a fabulous design. I love the sweet image coloured so beautifully and gorgeous papers too.
hugs Sue xx

Sammy said...

Awesome idea, and it's quite simply gorgeous! Such a fab design and executed perfectly as always! x

Christine L said...

This is just gorgeous Kat... such a brilliant idea and you've used such perfect papers to go along with the kraft too! Soooooooo.... for the rest of the year I expect you to be totally organised! LOL!

Big Hugs
Christine x

Sarah said...

This is a wonderful project Kat and sooo useful. You will be picking it up all the time simply because it's pretty!! xx

Tracy said...

Kat this is really pretty and fantastic idea, love the little tabs xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A really pretty and practical creation. I love the pretty papers and of course little Tilda, goes without saying. I have lists and folders all over the place where I try to keep track of commissions and DT assignments - these are no where near as gorgeous as this though.

Vicky said...

Oooh totally fabulous & may have to pinch erm I mean borrow this idea from you ;-) I dont blame you on the magnolia front I've just pre-ordered some of the new ones due out...
Awesome project sweetie & coloured to perfection.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Annette said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. It's gorgeous. The image and papers are glorious but I'm afraid it may be too perfect to actually write in!!
ps did I mention I love it!!

Deborah said...

Fantastic, I love it. Cute image and the papers are so beautiful. I really need to get organised so I may have to copy your fabulous idea.
Deborah A

Janie Printz said...

Oh if only one of these would help me get organized !!!
It's simply too wonderful for words & much too pretty to write in. That Tilda is utterly ADORABLE & colored to perfection.

Ella's Design said...

This is so pretty, Kat! Fabulous paper choices and brilliant colouring of that sweet Tilda! I too am hoping that I can be more organised this year - my Mum even bought me a diary and notebook to see if that would help! Fingers crossed! Hugs, Lisa x

Judith said...

Fabulous design Kat and such a pretty Tilda too hugs Judith
ps if you've scrapped your todo page how will you know todo it again - sorry just had to say it lol xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this gorgeous, have a great day, hugs Pops x

Vannessa said...

This is fabulous, Kat - such a beautiful design too. Love how you made the pockets on the inside to add extra bits too.

Hugs, Vannessa x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I love your pretty planner Kat. What lovely colours x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I love this project so much! You'll be flying through your To Do list just so you can keep getting this gorgeous planner back out! Perfect papers and colouring too. :)

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous.... Thanks for joining us in our last challenge at Divas by Design.
Wendy x

jimlynn said...

Way beyond cute!!! SO PRETTY!!! Cute idea and it's a beauty!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Kat this is just beautiful.. Sooooo pretty
Thank you for joining us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly