Sunday 16 August 2015

Shabby Chic mini album......A Trip down memory lane

Morning peeps hope all is well and that the sun is finally shining after all the rain that some parts of the country got last week, hopefully we will get a few days of sun now as it hasn't been the best of summers so far. Last Sunday I went to a workshop with the the talented Tracy Payne, I have admired her shabby chic work for ages and finally got to go to her home and make this lovely mdf mini album, well I started it and finished it off last week. there is so much hidden detail in it and lots of Gesso that it took a lot longer than I thought it would.......I wanted to do an album featuring the life of my Mum so the front starts off with a photo of when she was a little girl.

Front cover includes stencilling and colour sprays

Heart is stamped onto acetate and stuck over stencilling with paste, which was then spritzed with a pink glimmer mist. The photo corners are frantage with a pale pink and white.

The frame is made from a mould

My Mum and Dad were professional Ballroom dancers,
unfortunately I never learnt to dance, much to my regret.

Frantage and metal embellishments on this page
as well as frantage photo corners again which are Doobadoo laser cut embellishments. 

The photos on this page show my Mum as little girls with her Mum and Dad and Brother and Sister but the photo on the right show us all as children, I'm the tallest standing and my baby twin Brother and Sister are in the pram.

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Friday 7 August 2015

Patchwork or quilt.

Morning peeps hope you are all well and enjoying any sun that happens to be out, not the best of summers this year is it, oh well there is always September to go.......we sometimes get a good week then.
Today sees the start of the new monthly challenge at Kraftyhands, this one is quite sad as it's my last one for the guys, there have been a few changes and I have decided to step down so that I can concentrate on other things. The theme this month is quilts and patchwork and for my card I used the image and papers from the new Romantique Cd that you can pre order here, it will be available later on this month. The image I double embossed in clear to make it look even older.

 That's Crafty.....purple passion
Sister Act....anything goes
Simply Create too.......anything goes
Creative Fingers.....anything goes
Brown Sugar......anything goes
Papertake.....anything goes

thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Mini Album......

Don't know where the time is going to and its seems ages since I last blogged, I'm in the process of making another album at the moment.........getting addicted to making these in fact I don't know what I'm going to do with them all, I might have to have a craft stall sometime in the future to sell some of them. However I thought I would share with you an album I made using Kaisercaft papers called Telegraph Road .This is an album in a box, with lots of bling and vivid colours which is well out of my comfort zone.

Front of album in a box

Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles