Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Victorian Beauties

Good Morning
I have spent the past few days working on another of my favourite books made from loo roll insides!
This is for the CD Sunday challenge blog with the theme Victorian Beauties and I think this works well.
To start with I ironed well steam pressed the loo rolls and then covered 4 with some paper I had from Papermania, I chose it because it has an old sort of look to it.

The cds I used were all from Peerless Designs Vintage Ladies Collection and a few bits from the Vintage Men’s Collection.

I cut out lots of beautiful female images and inked the edges with Paris Trunk ink in Sepia, then stuck them flat to the pages of the book and on some I added a few words I felt worked well with the images.

I chose my favourite lady for the front cover before I fixed that into place I laid a length of brown/red wide ribbon in place, and then stuck the image down.

On the back of the pages I added die-cuts gems and some smaller advertising from the sheets.
For the back cover I stuck the ribbon down then used a couple of advertising toppers.

Next I cut myself 4 tags, punched the top 2 corners and then inked all the edges on both sides of the tag, then punched a hole through the tags with a Crop-o-dile and secured some vintage eyelets followed by a small length of brown organza ribbon.

On the front side of the tags I used a pretty lady topper which were all inked around the edges....and on the reverse of the tags I added some old coin pictures, words and adverts.

For the spine I used a piece of wallpaper taken from a wallpaper sample book, the edges were punched and then wrapped it around the spine using red tape to keep it attached.

Finally I went over the pages and tags adding some peel off jewels here and there the coloured 2 sets of leaves with sepia ink and 3 handmade flowers.
So there we have it my Victorian Beauties Book.
Thanks for stopping by would love to hear what you think if you get a minute please leave me a message
Enjoy your day and the sunshine


  1. Angie once more you've left me speechless with your stunning creation. This must have taken you hours to create and make. I simply LOVE it!! The additional tags are stunning too. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday this week. Hugs Wynn xx

  2. WOW! Don't know how you do it - amazing,it certainly doesnt look like it was a toilet roll middle.

  3. Wow. Another amazing project Angie. It's abslutely gorgeous and the amount of work you must have put into the planning and making of it is commendable. You're great at recycling too.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Well I'm blown away with this stunning creation Angie, what a labour of love and i think i may have to steal (i mean borrow) this idea, love everything about it.
    Thanks for joining us this week at CD Sunday.
    sue-b xx

  5. Wow! I agree with all the above comments - this is fantastic & so much work.
    Now to put a note in the bathroom - "please don't throw toilet inners away". :)

  6. You have done it again Angie and blown us away with your latest gorgeous creation. You must spend a lot of time planning your designs and it shows. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  7. Angie this is superb, such a lot goes into your creations and you obviously have a very creative mind.
    Many thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with us.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  8. An amazing project and so much work and detail. Well done, you are spoiling us with your lovely creations.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT