Saturday, 8 May 2010

The Craft Barn Mini Album Competition - Completed Album !

If you are looking for the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop post, please CLICK HERE !

Whooo hooo at last I am able to blog AND show you what I have been making ! You have seen most of the pages of the mini album I have been making for The Craft Barn's competition, but I have now completed the remaining few pages which I am over the moon about.

Well, its been a very eventful week ! Firstly we went on our first family camping trip over the Bank Holiday weekend and although it was very cold and wet, we all really enjoyed ourselves and the girls were so excited. We got on so well in fact, we have booked another break away at the end of the month !

Izzy and I managed to catch someone's cold so we have both been under the weather since we got home.

On Thursday, my darling little daughter decided she wanted to play outside with her bike. Unknown to me, she also moved the rest of her garden toys right outside the steps to the back door. Along I came with the holiday washing and stepped onto the skateboard. You can imagine the rest I am sure. I am now looking for a skin donor for my knee and I feel like I've been in a car accident, I can't begin to tell you how bruised I am on my right hand side, from top to bottom. I am not ashamed to say that I sat on the patio, inside the washing basket, crying my eyes out for a good 15 minutes trying to get up off the floor !

Anyway, the good news is it has given me more time at my craft table as I haven't been able to do much else !

The good news is that I won Pop's blog candy of all those fantastic, wonderful and delish flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Wow, if only you could see them in real life. Thank's again Pops !!

This is rather picture heavy but I have to put all the photos of my mini album in one post to enter the competition so...... here we go !!!!

If you click on the photos you should be able to see a larger version for more detail.

PAGE 1 (front cover)







Using DP's by BasicGrey and Papermania.

The main flourish I found amongst my stash. I dabbed it with a white acrylic paint dabber and then edged the flourish with a silver marker pen. For some reason, the marker pen ran a little in the paint although it was completely dry. I loved the effect it gave, quite spidery.

I also added some flourishes from some Whiff of Joy stamps with Perfect Pearls but you can't see these very well on the photo. I also added some others in the bottom two corners with silver ink but you can't see those on the photo either !


The DP's are by Melissa Frances.

The flourishes are Whiff of Joy stamps.

The centre flower I made myself using some cross stich material. I frayed the edges and inked it with vintage photo distress ink. The centre brad is a stitched BasicGrey brad.

The other flowers are all Prima with little wooden heart buttons for the centres which I bought at Ally Pally.

The ticket is by Hero Arts.

This picture is my two "silly billies" playing with a pair of pants would you believe !!


DP's are Cosmo Cricket "Earth Love".

Corrogated card from my stash.

EK Success letters from Simon Says Stamp store which were a pressie from Heidi a while ago.

Tim Holtz ticket. Melissa Frances sentiment and wooden button again from Ally Pally.

The flowers were the blog candy I won from Pops kindly given by Wild Orchid Crafts.

PAGE 10 (back cover)

DP's are BoBunny "Love Bandid".

Sentiment was computer generated.

Everything else from my stash.

Thank you so much for your visit and for bearing with me on my long post !

I hope you all have a great weekend !

Love 'n' hugs,


  1. Hi Jo, WOWEE, super album, love all of the different pages. They come together so well. I must get started on mine, good luck! hugs Heidi xx

  2. Your album is absolutely beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous Jo, those photos are so cute and funny! Well done for getting the album finished. Look after yourself.

  4. This is stunning Jo! Love all the papers and your photos are adorable.

    We love camping as a family too and the kids love the freedom it brings and the frsh air does them so much good!

    Ouch at the thought of your accident, skateboarding and washing is not a great combination! In fact i think washing should be banned as being a dangerous activity, I fell from the top to the bottom of the stairs last year carrying a heap of washing and slipping on a book!!!

    Your title of this blog post made me chuckle, you wrote "Simon Says Stamp Bog Hop" hehe I know it is a typo but still made me have a little amusement thinking about hopping from one loo to another!

    Sarah x

  5. WOW Oh
    Was für eine wundervolle Arbeit, das sieht alles soooo toll aus, hast du klasse gemacht.
    einen schönen Muttertag heute

    lg gila

  6. Jo, this is such a beautiful album, it is surely going to be treasured forever! So sorry to hear about your skateboard mishap! Hope you are healing well by now. Chris x

  7. Really pretty album - beautiful colours and photos too. Makes mine look very plain!!!

  8. This is a stunning little album. Oh God, it's going to be so hard to pick a winner for this competition;
    Thank you so much for playing.
    Isa @ the Craft Barn

  9. Wow, these are all so stunning Jo! The photos you've used are so adorable and I love the gorgeous papers and colours! So sorry to hear about your accident, I hope you feel much better soon. :) Love, Georgia xx

  10. Fantastic Jo! So lovely to see the whole book and it's beautiful and hilarious and sweet photo's too, a good selection of all those magic moments! So sorry to read about your accident, crikey, it sounded horrendous, I hope you're a bit better today and bruises clearing up. Not what you need after having a lovely weekend away. Take care sweetheart and speak soon. Big hugs, Chris xx

  11. Absolutely stunning album Jo :-) the photo's are all adorable and the papers and embellies are all just perfect :-)

    sending gentle hugs and hope the bruising gets better soon xx

    Lols x x x

  12. Jo that is absolutely gorgeous and what a treasure for your family to have! Wow...

  13. Superbe !!! Magnifique !!!!!
    Merci pour ton petit mot et bonne chance !!!!
    A bientôt !!!
    Hil scrap-hil

  14. OM goodness these are amazing pages!!! Each page is as pretty as the next. Love love love this project :)

  15. This is stunning, your flowers are gorgeous and I love the photos, what a fantastic album!

  16. A gorgeous and oh so happy album Jo. Take care now - no more mishaps! Thanks for playing with us at The Craft Barn
    x Michelle

  17. Your album is lovely and full of wondeful embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at The Craft Barn.
    Kay x

  18. Your album is so lovely and the pages are sooo cute !!!
    good luck

  19. OMG,
    Jo, you've outdone yourself with this gorgeous, gorgeous album, each page is a treasure to behold and I'm loving it all!
    Truly stunning hun, so proud of you!!!!!

    Hugs, Marlene x


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