Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mema's Crafts: Challenge #3 Animals Gone Wild

This is my final entry for  Mema's challenges on  I hope I can use it in other challenges.

I decided to use wild animals as my creatures to showcase.

 First I got a $1.00 composition book (I always keep these on hand)

Then I selected the Designer paper I wanted for the cover of the book.  I chose DCWV's  Safari Chic stack.  The papers are gorgeous in this collection.

After I covered my book, I then started making my embellishments.  To keep the Safari theme, I chose  Hemp twine to thread the edges of the added paper.

I then finished it off with the added embellishments you see in the photo. 

I think it turned out pretty nice.  What do you think?  This is going to be a Christmas gift for someone.  I'm giving handmade gifts to everyone this year.

  Now let me go and see what other challenges  I can enter this in.  If you know of any, let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very nice thanks for sharing the tutorial!!!

  2. Hi Edie, Followed you from the Outlawz blog. I see you are a 'former' quilter too! I have tons of fabric, and keep trying to think of ways to incorporate some of it into cardmaking! Love what you did with the composition book. I just do cards, not this fantastic work like you have here. I just saw that DCWV paper this afternoon, and wondered "What on earth would I use it for?". Well, you surely showed it to best use! Lovely project, & you did a great job with it. Someone is getting a super Christmas gift. tnx for sharing. I joined as a follower here, and hope you will come visit me as well when you have time. See you soon I hope.

  3. Edie you did an excellent job on this journal. I hope to make some or all of my gifts this year also.

  4. Edie, this is created so very nicely! You really worked out that safari theme here. How awesome of you to decide to give crafty gifts - it's going to make a load of folks happy this year.

  5. Edie, don't tell me you made that LOL!! It is fabulous!! Love the safari theme.

  6. LOVE the idea of handmade gifts for xmas!!!
    This is beautiful-- you are gonna make someone really happy!!