02 March 2014

Mini Album

Hi Everyone, weather today is - you've guessed, it's raining! oh! well I suppose I had better get on with some crafting, such a shame LOL.

Picture heavy! is one that I have never done before, but as Cathy at Paper Garden Projects had the template and cutting files HERE, (which includes instructions and photos) I thought at least I would try, and I really had fun doing it, not difficult at all, in fact quite easy and quick, the hardest part was choosing which of her beautiful papers to use.

I took photos of how I did it and then part of the way through my camera battery gave out, so I haven't shown how I placed the papers or how they cut out, but I am sure 99% of you would know how anyway.  Here goes.

My little project a Mini album. I didn't make it too wintery, as we haven't had much cold this Winter, so added the parasol/umbrella to show what an awful amount of rain we have had - record levels since the 1700's, with high winds and and an awful amount of flooding which has lasted 2 months and more for some poor people.

The papers I used are from the flower tea set ki, of course by PGP, (even the cut letters are included in the file.) The parasol is from a template I have had for years and years is by mareda (msuttles) -07  Oooops just noticed, I didn't add the centre to the 0 duh!  I have to confess I love love this and so thrilled to have actually done it, I know I will make more in future.

Placing the folded first page to the hinge

glue added to fold it over the hinge to hide it, I nearly always use PVA glue for my projects and cards.

glued and first part of the hinge hidden

second page added 

repeat as for first page, ensuring you don't glue onto the space, left for adding embellishments inside.

first and second page completed.

All pages added and showing the space left between each page for inside embellishments
 Camera went at this point, so I couldn't show the hinge cover being glued. I added the storm sea photos I was able to get.

http://www.thecraftgarden.blogspot.ca/2014/03/march.html  Pastel colours - Yep!

 http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html  Patterned paper - Yep!

http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/new-challenge-abc-anything-but-card-and.html  Anything but a card  - Yep

http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2014/03/himcr-139-spring-colors.html  Spring Colours  - Yep!

http://thedoodlegarden.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/doodle-garden-challenge-1-anything-goes.html  Anything Goes  Yep!

http://thedoodlegarden.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/doodle-garden-challenge-1-anything-goes.html  G for Girls - Yep!


Cathy said...

Fait - that is awesome! I love your book you did a fabulous job on it!

Pat K said...

WOW ..fabulous mini album Faith. Great place to show your gorgeous pictures. Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial. Pat K x

Shirley Young said...

Looks wonderful Faith

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful little memory book! A perfect way to preserve the memories of this record breaking winter!

Sally H said...

Wow, Faith! That is brilliant! I love it! I really ought to do something like that with my Rwanda photos!

MaryH said...

What a a treasure of this winter's memories you have created. Enjoyed reading through your 'how-to' and since I don't do 'books or albums' the process is fascinating to me. This is so cheerful with the bright papers you chose - that when you look back, maybe the dreadful rain & flooding won't seem quite as awful as it has been. I think the winter of 2014 has been so catastrophic in so many places around the world. I'm ready for Spring, and your bright colors & cheery parasol are just the right elements to say 'bring it on'. TFS & Happy Sunday.

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Faith, This is a wonderful project, just love you photo book and what a great keepsake it makes. Thank you for the how to photos and for joining us for the pastel challenge this month on The Craft Garden. You can submit more than one entry to our challenge per month and hope you will come share with us again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Aileen said...

A gorgeous project Faith. I love the letters as your page tabs and the photos look so dramatic in it.

Aileen x

Sue said...

Love your memory book Faith,thanks for the tut!

Scrappycath said...

Wonderful album Faith!

Scrappycath said...

Wonderful album Faith!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW! what an awesome creation, just love it hun!

Thank you for sharing with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

You get better every day. lol x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous idea, love it and the umbrella on ther cover. Thanks for joining us at ABC good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your beautiful album - hope to see you again soon. x

Life in Colors said...

Beautiful project ! Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Garden !

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful mini album capturing all your treasured moments! Thank you for playing with Doodle Garden this week.

Julie Gleeson said...

Wow this is such a stunning Album! I love the colours and embellishments! Its all wonderful! Thank you so much for joining the ABC Challenge! We would love to see you again soon! Hugs Julie DT xox

Lisa :) said...

Such a pretty album! Love the detailed tutorial too. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Craft Garden! Hope to see you again next month!

The Craft Garden DT