Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Butterfly journal

This post is a first for me, two firsts actually - a few weeks ago I won Mrs A's butterfly challenge and part of the prize is you get to pick a 'letter' for an upcoming challenge and then become the Guest Designer for it.

I picked the letter X, mostly because I was intrigued to what it could be. Thankfully it turned out that Mrs A had been sneaky with this, and it actually related to a colour:

X fro Xanthine =  The yellow colouring matter found in certain plants as in Yellow Madder.
(Madder is from the Genus Rubia and has small yellow flowers, whorled leaves and a reddish brown root.)

Yellow..... I can do yellow!

So I wanted to do something special for my slot as GD and I decided to alter a composition/notebook, something which I love seeing but have never done, anyhoo I ended up using a hardbacked, elasticated notebook which had yellow edged pages - the elastic was yellow as well.


I decorated a few pages with images, a few with stamped quotes and a few pages I used Butterfly punches on, which were given to me from a friends mum's friend who had stopped crafting due to illness.

I didn't want to fill it too much (it was hard, I kept finding bits n bobs which would have been perfect to go in) as I wanted Mrs A to be able to use it, if she wanted too.

Just realised the elastic is not round the journal in the photo.

I stuck the postcard images onto handwritten vintage postcards, I have about 150, long story not going there, for a lovely personal touch. Imagine reading a note/or letter sent nearly 100 years ago.

front page -  Debbi Moore images

Tattered Lace butterfly die
Debbi Moore sentiment
picture from prize goody bag
postcard image from Lunagirl 'Butterfly cards'

tag image from Ephemeras' Vintage Garden

tuck spot paper Do Crafts
image from the Graphics Fairy

image from googled search

paper from Debbi Moore
tag image from EVG

paper from Antique Pinks pack
Postcard image from Fripperies and Butterflies

tuck spot paper doCrafts
image from Lunagirls 'Butterfly cards'

tag image from EVG

can't remember where this image came from

back page - Debbi Moore embellishments

Very pleased with the result, I will probably do some more in the New Year.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's take on the letter X over on
Butterfly Challenge blog



  1. I love my journal. I will be using it to record everything for the Butterfly Challenges. Thankyou so much for this fabulous unexpected gift. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. A fabulous creation and congratulations on being GD for this challenge.
    Kath x