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Sunday, July 31, 2011

soul searching journal- shabby chic

I am so excited to share with you a paper bag soul searching journal!!

My Paper bag books/albums are so versatile- their pages hold photo’s memorabilia and journaling.
But I believe they are less intimidating than a blank lined book or a blank page.
There is PLENTY of room here for photo’s- nooks and crannies for memorabilia too! This book is perfect for storing your favourite quotes, photos and anything that inspires you and lifts your heart

I have 12 pages here that’s 3 bags folded into 6 pages with 2 sides- yes they really are paper bags!! These ones are pink/mauve.  Don’t forget there are also 3 open ends to slip in photo’s memorabilia, ephemera- whatever your heart desires. The book itself is 6 ¼ x6 ¼ inches.

I have “cheated” some extra space with many fold out pages and panels too!

Embrace the journey into the spirit and soul and express yourself within the pages.
Rediscover and free your creative spirit
Healing through embracing your fears and expressing yourself
Give your thoughts wings to fly
Delight in moments of inspiration
And embrace lost moments from the past

I've had a fascination with journals since my mum gave me one as a little girl. It’s rich velvet cover and that “new book” smell has always stayed with me.
I have now found myself collecting as well as creating special one off journals.
There's something magical about those inviting blank pages- full of possibilities, an invitation to express yourself.
There's no right or wrong- no judgment- just a quiet place to reflect, express and create.
My Journals are my friends for life-
My wish for you is that this journal should be a friend for your life- a place to explore.
To share within - your insights, wisdom and awareness. All that you have gathered during your life’s path.
For when we open our hearts and follow our dreams, we bring love and light into the universe.

Wishing you joy.

A perfect to give as a gift – or if it touches your heart and inspires your soul just keep it for yourself!

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Either give it blank or fill it with photos for a really personal gift.
Let my work inspire you to record your memories to keep forever.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Friends- affirmation Tag box newly listed :-)

“  Friend”
A Unique altered shabby chic treasure box full of thankful friendship 
affirmation tags
I love to create exclusive, unique one of a kind HANDMADE gifts. I specialize in handmade paper bag albums, Gratitude boxes, and affirmation-altered canvas and beyond the page quirky gifts. Every piece is created to be spiritually uplifting and comes from the heart, created as if I was keeping them for myself!  I'd love to help you with any special requests you may have. Custom made items made from your ideas in my style!
Created with love by Leonie Sells from Unicorn Design
Fairy blessings & heartfelt thanks for visiting my store of handmade scrap book treasures.       
This is my own original handmade design

My love is to create handmade gifts with spirit and with soul.
My aim is to be the very best that I can be, having a reputation for quality creativity, excellence and inspiration.

My philosophy is

I believe that we should all be surrounded by beauty that inspires, touches the heart 
and satisfies the soul.

For when we open our hearts and follow our dreams, we bring love and light into the universe.

This is a special one off handmade altered art creation – a treasure box of               
Appreciation, love, blessings and happy thoughts for your best friend

This box I have altered which houses an tags full of kind words, quotes and love.  With hand stamped journal panels for you to add your own thoughts and memories
Original handmade and one of a kind handmade by myself!


This special box is just approx 4.5inches long by 2.5wide and is nearly 2.5 inches deep. It has a hand made rose on the front and comes tied with a ribbon and tag.
 I have decorated the box outside AND IN.
There is a blessing at the bottom inside the box, which reads

Let your heart guide you- it whispers
Listen carefully!

There are a total of 9 tags, I have die cut in different sizes, with a mix of handmade flowers, metal charms, rubons, handstamped embossed words, glitter, rhinestones and pearls along with beautiful shabby chic vintage card stock.
Tags have areas to write your thoughts, memories and thankful words
My favourite part is the handmade flower on the front.

This would make a perfect thank you gift for a friend or a bright and happy uplifting affirmation box for a friend recovering from illness . But if it touches your heart... why not keep it for yourself?

 Keep an eye out for my next ORIGINAL OOAK creation!
Fairy blessings to you and thank you for looking.
Enjoy your journey.

Fairy blessings and heartfelt thanks for looking

Unicorn design copyright 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011


oh no sounding a bit like Bieber!!
Geez thats scary!!
baby baby baby theme's this week
I have a girl and a boy album listed on ebay but thought a unisex one or two would fill that genre nicely.
I'm not a traditional bottle, nappy, pram and teddy bear scrapbooker, so when rediscovering these papers in my archive I got a little carried away.
So love this paper from DCWV
 along with Bazzill
Twiddleybitz chipboard letters and an assortment of ribbons  I bought from the craft fair I run every month- happy days
 The cream one I wanted something really classic and classy to suit any type of photo's .
I used mostly bazzill cardstock here
embossed with cuttlebug embossing folders- the dots and pattern. there is a touch of gold foiled paper misc brand. The charms- once again from my craft fair- thanks girls!

hope you like?
have a fairy happy weekend
cheers L xxxx

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Welcome album- spare back up listing album not yet listed on ebay!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Custom made love album - for Tara

Custom made “love” album
Butterflies and pink with lots of beautiful quotes and sayings.
This one was a tricky album to do.
With only a limited amount of the paper left I really had to be creative to make it look good.
I wasnt sure how the pink would go with the mariposa paper- But i surprised myself at how nice they matched.
Wish i had some more of that paper!!!

Anyway- loads of handmade flowers on the front as well as a “leonie” combo of charms.
I searched high and low for the quotes “love is friendship on fire” but i couldnt find it- it must of been a one off rub on i had. So i hope the word “love” will be ok??
I have embossed and distressed photo matts and handstamped butterflies throughout.
There are extra flaps with LOADS of room for photo’s.
And where you see ribbons your photo’s will easily slip underneath

DCWV Mariposa cardstock
bazzill card stock
Kaiser craft rub ons, and misc rub ons
Misc stamps- stamped with versacolour black ink and embossed with bridal embossing powder
Butterfly stamp from stamp it rubber stamps
Silver charms misc
Kaiser pink rhinestones
Sizzix Die from tim holtz tattered flowers
Cuttlebug embossing folders- butterfly swirl
Spellbinder artisan shape die
Misc ribbons- sullivans

Custom made “Oscar’s” baby paper bag album

“Oscar’s” baby paper bag album
6x6 paper bag album with 12 pages (well extra if you include the flaps!!)
2 shades of blue and white with LOTS of embossed textures.
Loads of handmade flowers soft and baby’y but not too girly i hope!!

The front has a large space for a photo along with a ribbon tied with a small silver metal dragonfly charm.
The inside pages has ribbons which you can easily slip your photo’s underneath as well as a couple of pockets for cards- nick knacks and memorabilia.
I am so pleased with the softness and classic simplicity of this album.
But you wouldnt believe the amount of work that goes into something looking so simple! LOL

Mixture of DCWV patterned papers
bazzill card stock
Kaiser craft rub ons
Silver charms misc heart, dragonfly, kisses
Kaiser rhinestones
Sizzix Die from tim holtz tattered flowers
Cuttlebug embossing folders- dots and pattern
Misc ribbons- sullivans