Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Ali Craft Monthly Blog Challenge #1

Hiya All
I created this little 4x4 mini album for Ali Craft's first Monthly challenge.  You can find their blog here -
The base pages are pocket pages made out of white 300gsm card which I have inked.  The paper I used is Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection.  I used the leftovers from an earlier project and had just enough left for this small mini.
Here are the pages:-
Front Page
Pocket Page and tags
A corner pocket made from acetate. 2 lines of mesh bling and punched flowers with 2 flat backed pearls and 2 fancy edge tags.
A flip up page made into a pocket that holds two stamped and distressed tags.The front of the flip up has guipure lace from Wild Orchid Crafts that has been coloured by spectrum noir pens.  I distressed 2 heart cut outs that I got from eBay.  The flowers I punched out using a flower punch and the flat backed pearls I bought at the NEC in Birmingham ages ago.  The stamps I got when I attended a craft workshop at Ali Craft.
This page holds a double slider card made into a pocket.  There is one tag behind the pocket and one tag in a corner pocket on the front of the double slider.
This is a fold out held closed by a magnet.  There is a pocket behind it holding a tag.
This is a swivel page.
This is another double slider page.  I've got the hang of making them now.
A decorative page with a tiny fold out.
This is a peekaboo pocket fold out. 
Back page.
I really enjoyed making this mini album.  I hope you enjoy peeking at my photos.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  I love this paper, it's fantastic!!!!!!
Big Hugz

Mini Album for one of my Best Friends!!

Hi All
I am up! I have just done the last 3 nights at work and I have finally got my pictures sorted out so I can blog my latest mini album.  I made it for my best friend Richard who is living away. I took photos before I filled it with his pictures.  It's called Random Memories. 
I used T!m Holtz Lost and Found paper stack.  I didn't have many sheets left but there was just enough for this mini.  I used black celebrate it paper bags that I bought in Michaels when I went over to America on holiday.
Here are some photos of the mini and the tags that I created for it.
Front Cover
First Page - Double Slider with a microphone charm as a pull
First pocket page - room for 2 pictures - 1 behind the tag and 1 on the tag itself.  I used over 30 pictures to fill this little mini.
Opposite page.  The metal tags I made from card and sticky back metallic paper drawing on a technique I learned at a craft class by Ali Craft
A flip up page with a magnet to keep it shut and a T!m Holtz clock and game spinner.  I also put a picture o the front next to and tucked under the clock.
Another flip up page this time with a T!m Holtz corner and another magnet holding it shut.
Another pocket page.  I had to hold back on the bling and the flowers as this needed to be a photo heavy and very male themed mini.
Another pocket page.
A space for a photo and a music note charm in the top left hand corner secured through an eyelet with a jump ring.
I love this paper so its a big space for a photo.
Last set of pocket pages.
I used black ribbon to tie in the tops of the tags.
The last page.  A music note in the top left corner and a note from me.
Here are some big tag pictures.  There are two in each bag and there are six paper bags.
The first tag. I put it through my big shot with an embossing folder and the distressed it with vintage photo and stuck some T!m Holtz paper on the back.  I made 12.
The back of the big tags.
I really hope that Richard likes this album.  It was a challenge making an album for a man but I think it turned out OK.  I used hair bands and ribbon for the binding and I really like how it lays when it's open so I will be using it more in the future.
I made some alphabet beaded word charms for the spine so it didn't look so naked. I was surprised at how many music related charms I had in my stash.
I always take the time to spell check my posts and I always smile to myself when it doesnt recognise the crafting terms that I use.
Thanks for taking the time to peek in.
Big Hugz