Winter warm little notebook

At CCCB this week dear Ros asks us to use the colours
Red, Kraft and White.

Ah, but...


Where is your red???

I mean RED red...

Okay, it is there
in a faded tone though.

I just got caught up in the creating process
and realized I was slightly drifting off...


Hope that it will do...

The flower is handmade by me
after a fabulous tutorial I found by The White Bench
with far more gorgeous rosettes than mine!


The challenge at City Crafter

Christmas Colours

Make a card or project that include the colours
red, kraft and white
(it doesn't have to be Christmas related though).

Our sweet month-long guest designer is



The image that I used for this project
of a vintage photo (cabinet card) that I altered in photoshop.

Right-click and open in new window to enlarge.

And also an uplifted black and white version.

The original cabinet card was a faded sepia.

You can find the original on my pinterest (see sidebar for P)
board of cabinet cards and vintage photos.

If you'd like to use one of the image cut-outs
then please hop over to my (long neglected, shame on me)
freebies blog AppleApricotsFreebies.


You're free to use any of these freebie images
for your own arts and crafts
and of course you may sell your work when made use of these
but please don't (re-)sell the images
(through digital collage sheets for example).


Well now, methinks this was it for today.
Wishing you a sweet week...


xx Wen


  1. Lovely collage. I like the faded red on the image. Thank you for sharing the images with us. December Delights Dear...

  2. Well Wendy that is such a beautifully dressed girl red with her white furs!
    It looks gorgeous placed on the front of that little book with its pretty white rose.
    I have to say that is my idea of "red" too. You did a great job digitally!
    Sending warm hugs

  3. Only you can make those colors look sooo vintage Wendy! Gorgeous as usual, I love it ;)

  4. Oh leuk is dit zeg. Je brengt me op een idee!
    Fijne week nog. Lfs van Anja

  5. Wat een prachtige creatie is dit. Ik vind het "rood" erg mooi.
    Dank je voor de mooie freebies

  6. Gorgeous notebook and I love the faded red.

  7. What a lovely cover to your notebook ... so pretty with your handmade flower ...

  8. I see the red Wendy, and it's lovely. Beautiful job photo editing, thank you for sharing.
    enJOY a sweet day,

  9. I'm not sure I'll ever rally to DO projects like this - BUT, what you do is SPLENDID - and it's fun to learn how you created the magic.

  10. stunning, what a treasure!

  11. Wendy, dear, I love your soft red dressed girl, Thank you for the freebie,---- and your book, oh it is beautiful ,with your handmade rose, which I think is gorgeous!
    I am not for the old red-red colours in my christmas, and think this faded one,is amazing.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  12. Such a sweet notebook and isn't she delightful.
    Love that flower, the most perfectly shabby chic addition to your notebook and Wendy, you sweet woman to allow us to use this image for our own creations.

  13. Geweldig notebook met Mrs. Santa op de voorkant Wen! Gewoon zonde om erin te schrijven (of het moet dan wel écht schoonschrift zijn hè ;-) Mooi ook met die metaalsluiting erop! Liefs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  14. So beautiful Wendy!

  15. Just beautiful Wendy! It's just right with those touches of the lovely 'vintage' red. :) ♥

  16. Very Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful image too!
    Happy Christmas! Linda

  17. adore it! such a sweet face on that lovely girl. "merci" for sharing....;)

  18. That is such a lovely notebook, I saw that tutorial before and made some fabric flowers with stocking, now that I see you make them with laces, it is just so beautiful, I might have to try it soon!

  19. Beautifully vintage. Love the muted red too! with a gorgeous rosette.

  20. Love your gorgeous notebook, Wendy.
    Thanks for the freebie:)
    Have a lovely day.

  21. I LOVE the image and Yes I do see the red my friend.. Such a wonderful book. Love your vintage style..


  22. Oh Wendy I could totally see the red in yours the minute I laid eyes on it! Of course I was looking for your kind of red, fading into the vintage...Adorable project and beautiful rosette!

  23. Wendy your notebook is stunning….right colours, lace and fabric flower are fantastic,…I saw this image before, but you really pour life to this beautiful girl...thank you for sharing with us!
    Greetings from Slovenia

  24. beautiful images. I am partial to the black and white one myself.

  25. Wendy, that is such a sweet notebook!!!. LOVE the cuddly photo too, mother's love :).

  26. Looks red to me! Lovely.


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen