I found an old (unused) sketch book with a spiral back, and have used that.
This is the cover:
I covered it with a photocopy of some patterned paper that I had, stuck on a little picture, and a border of ladybirds.
Inside the front cover:
I stuck on a photocopy of music, then glued on leaves that I had dried. I lined the ribs of the leaves with gel-ink pens in different colours.
The first page:
I painted this yellow, then stuck on some dark yellow hand-made paper that I had torn. I dotted various colours all over. I stuck on more dried leaves, and a cut out of blue flowers. Then I wrote in my quote.
Not too bad for a first attempt, is it? I'll post more pages as the inspiration takes me.