Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wedding Album 6x6 Mini Scrapbook Pinks and Peaches

Hi everyone, hope you are well on this fine and sunny day.  Here is the video that I took showcasing my Wedding Album that I created.  With albums I find that I have to take lots of photos to show it off but something always gets lost. 

All the details about products I have used are HERE

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Pinks and Peaches Wedding Album

Hello everybody, well I have certainly given myself a job and a half ! As I haven't blogged for a while I decided to give my blog a massive over haul - what a mistake that has been.  I'd forgotten almost everything that I had taught myself so its been like starting from scratch again.  Two days later and I have a blog that I am reasonably happy with.  A few minor adjustments but that can wait for a other day.  

It all started with my camcorder and wanting to take some videos for You tube but that's a story for another day... 

On to my project for today and today I have a 6 x 6 mini album. I have again used papers from Crafters Companion. I have had to say they are so beautiful to work with being 300 gsm weight they are idea for mini albums and boxes. And did I mention that the pad is A3 size!! I can thank Fiona Clayton for my obsession with these papers as I met her recently on my visit to Hochanda she was demonstating and had them on her show.  It was love at first sight, the paper pads not Fiona Clayton, lol. 

I love decorating the front of my albums. This one I have die cut all the flowers, coloured them using distress inks, distress oxides and gilding wax.  The flowers have then been dipped into hot beeswax, dried then I have dusted a coat of mica powder to give them a pearly sheen.  

The photos above are pages 1 & 2. The photo on top I have made using Tonic Bunting dies.  These are just fab for creating flaps they are held down with magnets. Once opened there is another flap which opens up to reveal a larger tag for photos and some journaling. Page 2 i have used a punch to create a decorative boarder which houses another 3 tags that can be used for journaling and extra photos or mementos. 

Page 3 & 4 
Again I have used another of Tonics Bunting dies to create a flap and secured in place with a strong magnet that I have hidden under the paper.  I have cut some of the flowers from the paper to create my embellishments.  Page 4 I have used the new waterfall dies from Tonic. 

Pages 5 & 6
The middle pages and I've decorated them the same wit extra tags, labels and two decorated envelopes.  As the paper is double sided this makes this look stunning.  
Again using Tonic bunting dies to create the flap.  There is also a secret flap on the left side to add journaling and photos. 

The page on the left I have made another envelope this one houses a lovely tag and wording and the page on the right I have made using a older spellbinders border die a circle punch and two brads to create the closure. To finish it off I have attached bakers twine around the brads to keep the pocket closed. 

I will be making a You Tube video in the next few days where I will go into a lot more detail. 
Thanks for sticking with me to the end.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment, follow or subscribe to one of the many forms of social media. 

I have made a You Tube video showcasing this album if you want to take a peek click HERE to follow the link.

Have a great day, see you on the otherside...
Heres a list of the products I have used:
Tonic Verso Bunting dies 3 different sorts, Tonic Waterfall die - Heart. 
Spellbinders - A2 Scalloped Boarders One 
Heartfelt Creations - Large and Small Sweet Penoy Dies
Cheery Lynn - Tea Roses Dies, Sweet Williams Dies 
Sizzix - 662688 Flower Decorated cut outs
Crafters Companion - Pink and Peaches A3 paper pad 
Distress inks and Dioxides
Prima Resin Frames, Butterflies, metal embellies from stash 
Beeswax, mica powder, Spectrum Spakle pens in clear. Boarder punches 
Stamperia Stamps, Ranger brush lettering stamps

Friday, 27 April 2018

Rustic Wedding Mini Album

Hello all, I haven't blogged in such a long time I feel like I'm a complete novice! It may take me a while to get back into the swing of things.  To start off with I would like to show you a mini book album that I have recently made using the beautiful papers, embellishments and dies from Rustic Wedding the Sara Davies signature collection.   

This album is a 6 x 6 mini album that I have made from scratch. 

I have used magnets to help keep the flaps down and circle punches for the matt and layer for wording. 


I was going to use this beautiful die cut on the front of the album but it wouldn't fit so I decided to use it as a photo matt and its a shaker label. 

I have put a short video which shows a lot more detail of the pockets.  
Thanks for stopping by and seeing my latest makes. I promise that I wouldn't leave it so long. 

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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Storm in a Tea Cup

Hello everyone, wow twice in one week blogging! Had a lovely time at work yesterday so nice then you enjoy your job. 
Today I have another item that I have been making Pin Cushions in a Teacup.
I also make the decorated pins. This cup has also got a few biscuits just in case you're peckish.

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What is Decoden?

Hello all, well I have taken the plunge and started to sell my goodies at craft fairs.  The first one was a bit nerve racking but I really enjoyed it. My daughter has also joined in and has started making Decoden Phone Cases.. "Decoden, what is that? " Well its easier to show you then explain.

You use silicone piped through a piping tip and lots of  resin and clay cabochon's. On this one she has used a few Pokemon figures on the back of a clear phone case I think this one is for an iphone 5 .  Check out her etsy shop for more siliconed goodness.

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Start of the School Year - Have a Heart

Hello everyone, hope we are all fine and well.  I have got to start updating my blog more often, there is always so much to do and so little time to complete it all. 
 Here in the UK it is the start of our new school year so we have lots of children starting the next journey in their learning. The first day is always the scariest.  I do think its worst for us Mum's. 

 I have a few things to show you today that I had posted on my Facebook page awhile ago, if anyone knows of an app that will post to all social media sites in one go please let me know. 

First thing I have to share with you guys are these pretty MDF hearts that I have been decorating and selling at craft fairs.  This one has one of the recipe cards from Lilli of the Valley.  Comes in a set of four (see those's ones later). 
I have used the mini tattered floral die set from Tim Holtz and the mover and shapers flowers too.  The flowers have been covered with glass glitter and adorned with pearls in the centre.  
Its finished off with a few wooden butterflies, raffia, string pearls and distressing.  
They can be hung on the wall too.   

Hope you enjoy I will be back later with lots more goodies to show you. 
I you like the look of this, you can find it on my Etsy Store

Enjoy the rest of the day, I off to work now after the long summer holidays. 
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