I was planning on having it finished with all the recipes written in and the pages decorated but I've had one of 'those' weeks at work and only just managed to cobble it together at the last minute.
I used a little wooden book blank I've had for years and sprayed the cover and pages with moonshadow inks (golden dubloons and jolly roger red) and then inked around the edges with poinsetta red gold starbust stains. I cut the image out and stuck it on to the cover, coloured a couple of little stamped images with inktense pencils and added a little sticker from my stash. I stamped the 'Santa's Treats' title with paperartsy alphabet stamps using brilliance rocket red ink. I then tied lots of ribbon to the book rings and made a little bookmark from ribbon and a couple of bells and attached that to the book ring too. I added 4 little gold brads to the corners to finsh it off - had to take a deep breath in case my cropodile split the wood but it didn't.
I'm also entering my little recipe book in the following challenges:
Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club: Jingle Bells
ABC Christmas Challenge: J is for Jingle Bells
Fab's Big Christmas Challenge: Cosy/Inked edges
CD Sunday Challenge: Country Charm (stretching it a bit I know ladies but the little girl makes me think of a cosy country cottage kitchen)
Thanks for looking