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,