Saturday, 28 February 2015

Zutter Bound Cardstock Pocket Album...


I have another cute album to share with you, made from patterned cardstock and bound simply with my Zutter.

I recycled the flower embellishment from a candle - it suited the colour of the card perfectly.


Each page is a pocket, featuring 3 or 4 photo mats.

A view of the back cover.

Ribbons and rub-ons complete the album.

See you soon,

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mini Book-Life


This mini book/album has been created from a Stampin'up kit.







Most of the items were included in the kit. I have added tags, die cuts, washi tape, and used glimmer mists and stamps.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Wide Strip Bound Album...


This album, bound with strips of paper features a really simple assembly idea... 

The pocket pages are joined by a wide strip of  (border edge punched) card.

Each page is a pocket which holds photo mats/tags and each joining strip is also a 'pocket' which holds smaller photo mats/tags.

The binding is also strips of card - very simple!

A view of the top of the album showing mini clips holding the photo mats/tags together.

Memories... where and how do you store yours?

Monday, 23 February 2015

Stampin'up- Lotus Blossom


Today's card has been created using Stampin'up Sale-a-bration set - Lotus Blossom

The card base is white. A lotus flower was stamped on the base layer using blushing bride ink. The sentiment is also stamped on the base layer using black ink.
Two lotus flowers are stamped on to a strip of pool party card with wisteria ink and the stems using pear and wasabi ink.

Two flowers were stamped in pink pirouette and blushing bride inks and one in wisteria ink on to white card. These were then cut out. The pool party strip was taped to the card front and the cut out lotus added on top of the stamped images, with dimensionals.
An insert was stamped and fixed in place, and the card finished by adding dazzling details to the dimensionals blossoms.

Thanks for visiting and until next time- be happy crafting

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Mixed Media


Something different for you today. This hanging was created for a class on mixed media techniques.

I began with a piece of corrugated card recycled from a packing carton. It has the top layer stripped off and is randomly painted with gesso, dried and and randomly sprayed with a cola coloured mist. A torn piece of patterned paper is glued to the centre section using a glue and seal product.
A second piece of cardboard has several colours of acrylic paint layered on it, drying with a heat gun between each colour application. This causes the paint to bubble. This is then glued to the background panel and whole piece is then sealed with glue and seal, and mesh ribbon added to the top right and bottom left. A stamped, embossed sentiment (Kaszazz) was added and various die cuts and charms coloured with alcohol ink markers were applied. Eyelets and a hanging wire were added.


Closer views of the upper and lower sections of the piece.

Messy, but lots of fun. Have you tried your hand with mixed media?
Till next time- create

Friday, 20 February 2015

Dragon Albums...

Good Morning,

I have another obsession that I don't think I have shared with you!  I Love Dragons!!  Who wouldn't right??  I have dragon ornaments, dragon charms, dragon stickers.... and Dragon Mini Albums...

A couple of years ago, I attended a Craft Show in Brisbane, where from a stall named "Crafts R Us" I purchased a "Dragon'' Pack which included papers, dragon die-cuts, ribbon and brads all featuring .... Dragons!!

I used these products and some dragon papers I purchased (from K-mart I think?) to create these three mini albums.

Inside, each album features the same papers, and design etc (pocketed pages, tabbed pages etc) very similar, so I have only included a couple of the photos here.

The back covers are also fairly similar.

Are you also obsessed with Dragons? 

We would love to hear from you...

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Mini Book - Live

Hi again

Back this time with another mini book to share.

This book measures 16.5 x 11.5cm. There are 6 internal pages with pullout tags, pockets and plenty of space for photos and mementos and notes etc.

This book is constructed in the same way as the previous books and I have used various dies, papers and stickers from my stash.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Stampin'up - Butterfly Basics


The cards for today feature Stampin'up Butterfly Basics Stamps set and dies.


The first card has Adventure bound paper stamped twice with the leaf image in Forrest moss and the flower image stamped with Memento ink and coloured with alcohol markers.The edges have been distressed and the panel taped to the card front. Happy birthday is stamped and embossed to a strip of the reverse side of the paper, rose red seam binding tied round it and mounted across the bottom.
A rose red oval has been die cut and embossed in the spring flowers folder, sponged with white ink and added above this strip. A smaller oval has been cut from blushing bride card, stamped with the flower image in plum ink, the edges distressed and inked in plum and added to the rose oval. Two small butterflies are stamped in plum, on to white card, punched out and shaded with rose ink and added to the card. The filigree butterfly is die cut from shimmer card, lightly shaded with plum and rose ink and taped to the ovals. Rhinestones are added to the butterfly bodies, the flower centre and the lower left corner of the sentiment strip. The small butterflies are coated with crystal effects.


The second card has the leaf stamped several times in pear ink on to white card and the image stamped in memento ink and coloured with alcohol markers. The top right corner has been rounded.
The sentiment from Teeny tiny greetings and label love have been stamped in Wasabi ink to white card and punched with modern label. Wasabi ribbon is tied with a bow across the bottom of this piece.
The card front has the upper right corner rounded and has been matted with paper from Painted petals. A strip of the leaf paper is taped across the bottom and all edges distressed. The lace butterfly is stamped in daffodil to white card and die cut. The butterfly and label are added with dimensionals, pearls are added and the butterfly coated with crystal effects.


This card has the front matted with soft sky card and painted petals paper. The edges are distressed. Banners have been cut from soft sky and rose red card, covered with paper and added to the left side. A bow has been punched and added above the banners. The lace butterfly is stamped with daffodil ink on to white. sky, and rose card, die cut, and layered together with an antique brad. This is then added to the card front.
The sentiment from Crazy about you is stamped in daffodil on to white card and matted with rose and sky card, and added to the card. Rhinestones have been added to the banners and the left corners. The butterfly is coated with crystal effects.
I hope you enjoy these creations and have found a little inspiration for this set.
Till next time- keep happy crafting-

Friday, 13 February 2015

Envelope Album...


Today I have an envelope album to share with you, I started creating this album a while ago, and have just added the finishing touches...

The beautiful paper on the front cover is flocked so has that gorgeous 'touch feely' effect!  Flocked paper.... Love it!!

Each 'page' is created used a sealed and then slit open at the top envelope...

and in each envelope 'pocket',  I have added a photo mat using co-ordinating papers. 

For the binding on this album, I have used the "U" shaped type binding - using three strips of card scored so that they fit inside each other, the envelopes slid onto the 'legs' of each strip and then taped/glued together and tied to the cover with a ribbon for extra embellishment.

This album features plenty of spaces for adding photos and / or journalling.

Thanks for visiting,