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"Easily Distracted"

I don't know if any of you are like me......you start out with all the best intentions but then get distracted and end up doing something totally different. Well this happened on Tuesday....I'd been to Craft Central a few days before and bought some small craft storage and then went into my room yesterday with the intention of sorting my card into colour order because it's got a bit messy lately and also putting my brads into some sort of colour order. I also have a big box of stuff that I needed to find a home for. So, I start sorting through and whilst going through one storage box, find a Sara File and all the paper inserts. Well, needless to say, that's where all the sorting and storing stopped!!! I've had the Sara File for three years approx and done nothing with it when it goes through my head "I've got the perfect paper for that"! So this is what I ended up making....


This is the side view.......


.......the oversized paperclip......

and finally the inside....



I will need to cover the dividers etc., inside the filofax but I'll probably leave that for another three years!!

I started by painting the folder with red acrylic paint, inside and out and then added the Noteworthy paper from Making Memories (a personal favourite of mine). I then glazed the whole lot. I used Bazzill c.s. for the inside of the covers which I had embossed with the Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder. I painted and glazed the "Jo" and then added some tiny flowers from Sir Stampalot and some small red brads from my stash. Not sure where the large red flower originated from but the smaller blue one is also from Sir Stampalot and I think the brad may be from Making Memories. The large paperclip I've had for quite a while and sorry, but can't remember where this came from either.....hopeless aren't I!!!

Planning on keeping this on my craft desk to use for crafting info such as names, addresses, web pages, etc., and intend to use the paperclip inside the folder but thought it showed it off better put on the front cover.


Comments

Ella Bella said…
this is gorgeous love the colours and the paper clip is fab.
Zoe said…
wow, its beautiful
Jackie said…
That is so lovely Jo. I've given you an award, details on my blog :)
Suzanne said…
OMG this is beautiful I love the colours and the oversized paperclip it is gorgeous. Sue :o)
Frances said…
stunning, love the colours, well worth getting distracted for! and you did do some tidying in the process, that's one less item to be stored away! x
Tarasdesigns said…
that is gorgeous, you have so much patience altering things and they always look brilliant

Tara x
debby4000 said…
Tidying up can be very distracting but well worth it cos that book is stunning.
Denise~ said…
Absolutely gorgeous Jo! What beautiful paper. I love your jumbo clip too. This is a great project idea. :)
Heather said…
WOW! What an incredible project!!
Supermum said…
Gorgeous! Lovely colours and great idea.
nessy said…
wish i could be distracted and produce fab items like this - just cannot seem to craft at the moment!!
love those colours you have used!!
vanessa xx
Richelle said…
Just beautiful! You are so creative!
Richelle
ink'n'rubba said…
Wow Jo! absolutely stunning! the papers are gorgeous and love that big paper clip!
fairymadjo said…
wow jo love it , could not make one as it just looks far too hard jo x
Angie C said…
Wow Jo, this is sooo gorgeous. I love the paper you have used on it and the oversized paperclip is lovely
leann said…
I'm SO glad it's not just me who gets distracted rather easily!
This absolutely gorgeous ~ hmmm, off to find me one of those... ;)
Vicki said…
oooooohh!! Jo this is absolutely stunning. I know what you mean, 'distracted' is my middle name...lol he! he! But at least you have something so beautiful to show for your distraction, so it was definately worth it... xx vicki xx
Deb said…
This is fabulous. I have to sort my craft stuff in the next few days, hope I find something to distract me!
Kari said…
Beautiful!!! I love the colors you chose!!!
mariaadams said…
Absolutely gorgeous, and I love the colour combination you used.
Maria x

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