Saturday, July 26

Revamped Graphic45 Place in Time Mini Album

Hello my dears,  I made a mini Album last week using some Graphic 45 papers called Place in Time.  I made it first with the idea of holding it together using large metal binding rings,  but when I finally managed to find the rings I just didn't like how it looked. 

So I had a dilemma !!!!!!  I had already punched all the holes for the rings (here is an example) 
how do I save this album and make it more beautiful!!!!

Easy Peasy!!!  re-do the front & back covers, make a spine with and accordion page holder, take all the pockets off of each page and cut off the side with the 3 punch holes. Bwaaaaaaaaaah!!!!

I only lost about 1/4" from the side, which gave me an opening to attach to the page holder.  Anyway if you scroll down you will see my now revamped and much prettier mini album. 

Below is the revamped Album

Front Cover of album which has been decorated with various mediums, Memory Box honeycomb stencil,  Cheery Lynn small flourish die, Martha Stewart Butterfly punches. Heartfelt Creations Vintage morning background flower stamp and Vintage morning Die. Wild Orchid Crafts small roses.

Top View of album, all pages have been distressed with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.

Front of album with pages opened out for photograph.  

Here is January-February-March-April pages with photo mounts, tags and cut outs from the Place in Time Collection.

May-June-July-August with Photo mounts,  tags and cut outs from the Place in Time Collection.

September-October-November-December with photo mounts, tags and cut outs from Place in time

I do hope I haven't bored you too much, 

Wednesday, July 23

Midweek Magnolia DT #94 Easel Card

Good morning my dears,  It's Wednesday which means it's time for another new challenge over at 

This fortnight we would love to see you create an

"EASEL CARD" - simples as they say!!

For my card I've used sweet Tilda with Rose lace dress from the new Pink Lemonade collection.  She has been coloured using Flex Markers and Derwent pencilsoft pencils.  I've used lots of tiny pearls on her dress, shoes and the bow on her hat. 
Our sponsor is of course the fabulous Magnolia Sweden and if you follow the very simple rules then you could be receiving an amazing surprise package with lovely Magnolia goodies inside.

Our Sponsor

I will add a list of items used at the bottom of my post with links where possible. But sometimes inlinkz won't let me use certain links as they are not affiliated with them.  I'll do my best for you.

In the meantime do have a fabulous day and I look forward to seeing all your amazing Easel card creations.

Challenges Entered:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Are having a game of Bingo this month 
I've chosen Flowers/Lace/Sentiment
Magnolia Forever:  Would love to see  Ribbon/Lace/Pearls
Fairytale Stampers:  Summer 
The ABC Challenge:  Pearls 
Scrappy Hands:  Lace and Tag
Alphabet Challenge: L is for Lace 
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:  All about the Girls
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Hand coloured image



Tuesday, July 22

Magnolia-licious DT - Background/Accessory/Animal stamps only

Good Morning my dears,  Well it's time for another fabulous challenge over at 

Magnolia-licious Challenge

 for the next fortnight we want to see all your 
Accessory/animal/background Magnolia Stamps
No Tilda's or Edwin's please.

I made this card and treat box back in May for a dear friend that we go on holiday with every year.  Matt and Jean are huge cat lovers (they have 3) so this stamp was ideal for Matt's card and his wee box full of chocolate.

I've masked the Tea plant stamp 3 times and added that sweet Napoleon, they've all been coloured with copics and Derwent pencils for shading.  The box was made from textured bazzil card so was a little more difficult to stamp and colour, but I'm pleased with the effect.  Matt loved it when I gave him them while we were on holiday in Majorca.  Seems like a lifetime away now. lol.

Anyway that all from me for now my dears, but please do pop over to Magnolia-licious and take a peek at the fabulous creation my sweet DT friends have made for you this time.  Stunning just doesn't cut it.

Our random prize winner will of course receive a fabulous mystery prize for our lovely Diana who owns the fabulous Magnolia-licious store.  There will also be a prize for someone who leaves a comment on the main blog post or on any of the DT blog.  

Have a wonderful day everyone. 

Challenges Entered:

Marvelous Magnolia:  Over the Top or CAS - I've gone CAS
Crafting when we can:  Make your own Background
Great Impressions:  Animal Friends
Dilly Beans Challenge: No designer/patterned paper
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Anything Goes 
Cards in Envy:  Happy Birthday

Magnolia:  #440 Afternoon Tea Plant from The Little London 2013 collection available HERE  
Magnolia:  #457 Leaf Corner  Animal of the year collection  Available HERE   
Magnolia Doohickey Fence Die available HERE 
Magnolia: Napoleon the Cat from Animal of the year collection - currently out of stock but please email Diana over at Magnolia-licious Store.
Sentiment and Die from: Whimsy Stamps 
Cuttlebug embossing folder Happy Birthday.
Cat charm
Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink pad.

Saturday, July 19

Altered/recycled/Up-cycled Tin

Hello my dears,  what a miserable day it's been today, rain, rain and more rain!!! oh well I suppose it could be worse!! it could be blowing a gale as well. lol

I'm here to share a project that I made just for me,  I belong to a Scrapbook class/club that my Daughter and I attend regularly and our challenge for the next meeting is to decorate a can/tin after we have thrown it in the dishwasher.  Well as I don't have a dishwasher (well I do really) his name is John!! my dear hubby.  But my Daughter has one so she kindly threw 3 tins in for me, this is one of them.  Altered to sit on my desk and hold some tools that I use a lot.

I used some pretty wallpaper to decorate the outside and inside, I then coloured up this adorable Besties image called Tickles/Butterfly Kisses.  She has been coloured using my Flex markers and Derwent pencils for shading.  

The little pearl dots are a selection of some paper pearl pens that I bought a long time ago and just recently found them!!!  think I need some practise but they are bright and suit this cute image.

That's about it from me for today,  I'll be back soon though as I'm in the middle of creating another mini album, so I'll be showing that to you real soon.  Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend.


Challenges Entered:

My Besties UK Challenge:  The theme is Pearls and Lace 
Fairy Tale Challenge:  Use a Digital Stamp/Image.
Crafty Girls Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Redd's Creative Spirit Challenge: Anything Goes must be altered Art only.
The Sailing Pineapple Challenge:  Anything but a card
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Use a cute Digi
Fitztown Challenge:  Alter something 
My Craft Spot Challenge:  Anything but a card
My Besties Dutch Girls Design Challenge:  Are celebrating there 1st Anniversary and would like to see anything but a card.

Thursday, July 17

Graphic45 Place in Time Mini Album

Good morning my dears,  I hope you are all well and looking forward to your weekend.  I need to tell you that this post is picture heavy so maybe you'd like to make a brew and have a wee biscuit too. lol

I got these Graphic45 Time in place 6x6 paper pad and chipboard elements free in a craft magazine quite a few months ago and a friend gave me her pack as they were not her cup of tea so to speak.  I've only just gotten round to creating this 6x6 mini album using all the elements and some of the G45 12 days of Christmas paper from my 6x6 pad that I hadn't gotten round to using either.

What are we like!!!  I love my papers but never want to use them.!

Anyways I'll just list the pages from Jan To Dec.  I haven't managed to actually put it together yet as I'm trying to find some extra large ring binder thingies ( I need 3) so if anyone knows where I can buy them do please let me know.  

There you go my dears,  I hope you like my cute mini album, if and when I can find the rings I'll decorate the front cover and show you it assembled in all its glory.

That's it for me for now my dears but before I go I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons:  Tic Tac Toe, I have everything except Buttons.
My Craft Spot:  Anything but a card
Cards and More: Vintage 
123 Get Scrappy:  Tic Tac Toe colour challenge, I have a full house
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper :  Must use patterned papers
Vintage Challenge:  Do Not use Stamps
The Sailing Pineapple Challenge:  Anything but a card
Two Creative Chicks: Mini Album/ Book or organiser

Wednesday, July 9

Midweek Magnolias DT #93 Anything Goes with Summer Fun

Good morning my dears,  Our new challenge has just begun over at 

This fortnight the theme is 

Anything Goes with Summer Fun.

I had this book box in my things to alter cupboard so I decided to make it into a Summer Memory box for my great Niece, what little girl doesn't love to keep little bits n bobs in a pretty box,  I'm sure she will love it.

Now this was a project and a half,  I coloured most of the images 

As you can see I've used lots of stamps from various collections.  The first being those pretty Tildas from the Sea Breeze 2013 collection, Autumn Sunflowers are from Turning Leaves collection 2012 and the sentiment It's Summer Time is also from the Sea Breeze 2013 collection.

I am half way through making a mini Summer themed mini album to put inside this book box but as it's not entirely finished I can only show you the front page and a couple of the inside pages. I will show you in it's entirety when it's complete.

Once again I've used multiple stamps - some from the new Summer Club Kit and some from Animal of the Year collection along with various other sweet Tilda's.  

 Front Cover of my Mini Album

Inside front cover and 1st page

All the images are coloured and ready to insert into the mini album I just need to finish decorating some of the pages.

I've used some of my new Doohickey Pink Vintage photo dies on the front of the book and on the inside to mount Tilda onto. you will also see the new Doohickey Club kit dies which are all nautical themed. 

I nearly forgot to mention that the paper I used is actually a roll of very pretty wall paper that I got for £1.00 in B&M Bargains, I have enough left to make at least 10 other mini albums. !!!! lol 

That's about it from me for now my dears.  I hope you will come over and join us, you really need to pop over to Midweek Magnolias and take a look at the amazing creation the wonderful DT have made to enthuse and motivate you, they are stunning.

Looking forward to visiting you over the next few week.


Challenges Entered:

Magnolia Mania:  Summer 
Magnolia Forever:  Summer 
Anything But a card Challenge #37:  Anything Goes 
Stamping Sensations:  Summer Blooms 
Pile it on:  Add some Flowers 
That's Crafty Challenge:  All at The Sea 
Wags n Whiskers:  Summer Fun 
Crafty little Fairies:  Summer Fun
Moving along with the Times:  Girls just wanna have fun.
Two Creative Chicks:  Mini Book/album/organizers
Crafting Musketeers:  Summertime 
The Shabby T Room:  Include Flowers and Dots
Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge: Altered Art Only 
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Add a Sentiment