Sunday, 11 January 2015

Christmas Memories mini album

Hello... and Happy New Year
I cannot believe how quickly time has gone, so many things have happened since I last posted, but I am hoping that I will be able to post again on a regular basis.
This week end I have had the most wonderful Saturday crafting with friends.  We created a Christmas Memories mini album, we had lots of fun tea, cake, lunch and more crafting.
I have posted below pictures for you to see.  The album was a flag book, made from scratch using paper from papermania called fun and frolics , we have also used contrasting plain paper and card to break up the many patterns going on!
This is the back cover on the left and the front cover on the right.  You can just see the concertina spine in the centre.  The tree is cut from glitter card using a Marianne die.  The envelope was made using a woodware envelope punch, vellum and then embossing it with a dotty embossing folder.
The next two pages include a vintage recipe found by googling 'vintage Christmas' and a spellbinders film strip die.  The snowflakes were made using a Martha Stewart punch. 
The pink mittens were die cut using a Marianne die and then embossed and gently smudged with white ink over the raised areas to pick out the detail.  They go really well with the little red and pink outfits of the robins I think you will agree.
We have stamped and smudged the edges of the lined paper ready for journaling to accompany the photos to be added to the chocolate die cut shapes later.
The stamps were many from my stamping up stash of Christmas's past :)

Again Marianne dies have been used to cut the sleigh and the fir branch from glitter card.  You can just make out the embossing on the plain pages here to add more interest.

I have cut up a Christmas card, winter wonderland to put behind the film strip die, the circle with snowflakes also came from the same Christmas card.
Many of the additional embellishments that you see came from a  papermania scrapbooking pack.
The stocking, sweet and parcel were die cut from mirror card using a cuttlebug die, one of the first ones I ever bought many years ago.  They have been coloured using permanent marker pens.

The 'let it snow' sentiment came from a set by Katy Sue and the poinsettia a spellbinders die.
I really hope that you have enjoyed looking at the photos and that it might have given you some inspiration to try something like this for yourself.
I will post some simple instructions later in the week, however I think you will find that there are many tutorials on the internet that will give you good advice.
Thank you for reading my post today.  I hope that you have a fantastic week and can drop by again soon. X x


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