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Sunday 21 September 2014

Embossing at PanPastel UK

Good morning my lovelies, we've got a new challenge starting at PanPastel UK and our theme this time is 'Embossing' so dig out those embossing folders or dust off your heat gun and have a play to be in with a chance of winning some fab stash from our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands!
You don't have to use PanPastels to play along but of course we love it when you do.

I've used PanPastels in Yellow Green Shade, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber and Rich Gold to create this faux leather notebook using kraft cardstock. I've followed Sheena Douglass's technique using glycerine to create the faux leather and then embossed with the gorgeous A4 Leaves Stencil before applying my PanPastels. I used Maimeri Mat Gel Medium to seal and then lined the inside with fabric. The sentiment at the bottom is from Chocolate Baroque, stamped on tissue paper and applied with my Matte gel medium. I used a grungeboard shape at the top, embossed with gold EP. The inside was painted with Platinum White Maimeri Acrylic paint, stamped with a Heartfelt Creations sentiment and topped with crackle medium.

I'm far to lazy to sew the notebook inside so I took the easy option and cut a little shopping list book down and glued it inside. Lastly I made a ribbon fastener using seam binding ribbon, a spellbinders die cut coloured with PanPastels and a few flowers topped off with a button and a twine bow.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine: autumn colours
Crafting for all seasons: colours of Autumn
Cute Card Thursday: Awesome Autumn
Divas by Design: anything but a card
Milk/Coffee challenge: colours of Autumn
Simply Create Too: Fall/Autumn

Thanks for popping by, have a great day and hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Stunning! I love Sheena's faux leather technique and this s a real beauty!!

  2. Love your gorgeous book cover Claire,fab

  3. I absolutely adore this Claire!! I would never have thought to use my Pans for the faux leather technique - what a clever lady you are xxx

  4. Claire I am swooooning here, so beautiful! Glycerine on shopping list ;-) Thanks for the inspiration xxxxx

  5. Hi Claire! I tried Sheena's technique a while back... isn't it amazing?! Love your notebook! It looks fab! Ingrid x

  6. Holy cow! I thought that was real leather!! Amazing!! What a spectacular project! The colours, the texture, I am blown away!! Love it love it love it! hugs :)

  7. Stunning notebook and adore all your details. If it needs a home ... just saying, it would be most welcome in mine x x x

  8. Totally gorgeous!

  9. Beautiful creation and I love the color. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafting for all Seasons challenge. Barb

  10. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  11. I'm back to say how happy I was to see your wonderful book at Divas by Design!

    Thank you for joining us for our Anything but a Card challenge!
    Hugs Pamellia GDT :)

  12. What a beautiful notepad! Gorgeous cover! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  13. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  14. Fabulous...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  15. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  16. What a pretty faux leather notebook you have created Claire. I keep wanting to try this but need my hands a little better for all that squishing of the card!! It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “Autumn colours”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

  17. Brilliant book cover, just perfect for our "Colours Of Autumn" challenge. Thanks for sharing your great work with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  18. This faux leather technique is just awesome!! I really love your notebook, it looks fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.
    Rosi x

  19. This is simply beautiful! Great faux leather look. Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x


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