Saturday, 26 May 2012

It's Saturday, it's mini time!!!!!!!!

Hiya All
I am so cross - Re-Kill has been pushed back to the end of December now!!!!!!!!!! I have probably grumbled about this before but it deserves fresh airing.  The frustration is unbearable, especially in this heat.  I know!!!!!!! Look at that sun, it's fabulous.

Anyway............. I have finished a couple of mini's that I thought would be worth a share. I finished the Thick and Chunky swap mini for Debbie Luke on My Scrap Room.  Here are a few sneak peeks......

This is the inside of the mini.  I made all the pages myself from cardstock.  Debbie said she liked orange and purple and teddy bears and butterflies so I did it all!

This is the front.  I left the space black for the title as I couldn't think of anything good to title it.

This is a flip up page.  I got the teddy bear stickers from Create and Craft a few years ago and I keep using them on an off, now and again.

I joined an itty bitty shaped mini swap and here is what I made................

These are really small, about 3" by 3" with all the tags sticking out.  I couldn't have a square or rectangle so I went with a triangle.  It's an envelope sealed up and cut into quarters diagonally and 1 side of the triangle folded in to make a smaller pocket and a larger one.  I punched holes in the top of the triangle and added eyelets for security and bound with a single book ring.  I think they turned out quite well.

I also joined a swap on Your Paper Pantry to upcycle a childrens book.  I was the only entrant and I am starting to wonder if there is a new NING site that all the swappers are going to as nobody is entering the swaps.  I will have to investigate further but in the mean time here is the upcycled book.  It was a book about a famous train and now it's a work of art.....................

This is the front cover.  Cari let me have free choice about what I made for her so  did my best with what I had to work with.  I am at work and can only carry so much stuff with me but I loved the way it turned out.

This is one lot of pages.  the book had flip outs so I covered those and wrapped it with a ribbon threader lace and tucked all the tags under them.  I made loads of tags for this album but it looks good.

I think that is all for today.  I have nothing to report other than my miffyness about Re-Kill.  Still, I suppose it's good they are taking their time with the movie and making sure it's perfect before they release it - just wish it didn't take so miffing long.  :)

On a more random note I would just like to say that I am not impressed with this country and it's politicians and I bet to anyone that is reading I don't even have to explain that statement.  I would also like to know if there is any way of being able to not use a bank - they get my grrrrrrrrrrrrs as well.  Sometimes I just feel so small and insignificant and that I have no voice!!

I hope you are all having a good day.
Much Love
Big Hugz

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Mariposa Mini Album

Hi All

Here are some photos of a mini album that I made following a tutorial on youtube.  I followed xannero1's graphic 45 tutorial just used different paper.  It's not exactly the same and I put my own stamp on it but  have leaned some new techniques that I can take onto future albums.  I also learned some short cuts for envelopes and tags and nice neat foldouts with pockets.  You should go check her out and have a look she is amazing.

Here is the first page and it opens out to reveal pockets and tags and a flip up.

Here is my favourite page assembly.  There's a pocket all around the page and the top flips up but the flip up has 2 flip out pages - it's fantastic, and not too complicated.  I made my own teeny paper bag and a small-ish envelope and a fold out like a purse.  The papers are fantastic and so sturdy.

This is a busy page with pull out tags and pockets and plenty of room for photographs and journal spots.  Using the black card went well but whoever gets this album might want to invest in a white gel pen to journal on the black card.

This is the back cover.  I made a 3 ring binder cover from chipboard and covered it with the patterned paper.  The 3 rings were better than if I had used 2.  It looks to be holding it's own with the eyelets and I really hope that it all stays together.  People have been looking through it and it's not torn yet.

I have just finished my teeny minis for a swap at Mini Album Scraps.  It will be my first swap with this ning site so I have my fingers crossed that it will go smoothly.  They don't have to be sent until June but I am getting them sent off early next week so I know they have got there in time.

I have joined a think and chunky 6x6 mini album on My Scrap room and  will be starting that this week.  I also need to buy a children's book to alter somehow.  I will get out tomorrow and have a look see what I can find.  Fingers crossed I can find something interesting to alter.

I had better stop typing now.  Love to Al
Big Hugz