Thursday, 13 November 2014

Love Mini Photo Album - Butterfly Challenge

Evening Everyone,

For all who have left me their lovely comments, I've not been ignoring you! It's just that Blogger has been playing up most of today and I haven't been able to get into my dashboard, post anything or even comment on other blogs ... so frustrating!!! Goodness knows what gremlin(s) caused the problems but it all seems to be working fine now :) And that means I can finally share this little photo album with you which I'm submitting to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge # 18 - the remit for which is to use 3 design papers with butterflies.
The album has been made for a friend who got engaged recently so as well as butterflies there's hearts and flowers too. I've used both sides of a double-sided patterned paper plus one single sided sheet to create it so hope that counts as three DPs and that I'm not breaking Mrs A's rules.
At last I've been able to make good use of some very romantic themed peel-offs (NBUS) ... never had the right project to use them on up till now.
Even the back is embellished with a heart.
And there's a heart motif in the upper left corner of each photo mat ... both sides.

I've explained how I make these little albums before - here - so I won't go through it again but here's a list of the materials used.

  • a 12"x12" sheet of design paper - SEI Bridgeport Gazebo - this is a thick double-sided patterned paper - one side embossed and with a silver finish, the other with a butterfly and flourish pattern in shades of white and grey
  • a 12"x12" sheet from Docrafts Papermania Vintage Notes -  a pale blue self-patterned design paper
  • a sheet of grey smooth cardstock A4 size - Papermill Direct
  • a corner rounder punch
  • a sheet of romance themed peel-offs and a sheet of edging peel-offs from Craft Creations
  • dies - Spellbinders Petite Labels One, Marianne flower set and the butterfly from an issue Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine
  • glitter glue - Stickles Baby Blue
  • the Tim Holtz tiny attacher for staples
  • ribbon - white heart embossed (from stash)
  • pearls - pale blue adhesive backed in various sizes (from stash)

My day, you'll be pleased to learn, hasn't been entirely wasted just because I couldn't blog/comment. Cushion number 3 is complete - will share it with you later - and I've been experimenting with iron-on transfer material - more of that later too :)

However, now that Blogger is letting me get back to normal I'll be able to do a bit of catching up and leave comments as I go this evening.

Hope you've had a great day.

Happy Crafting,


Annie said...

I love your little photo album as I'm sure your friend will too. Well done you with the third cushion cover....looking forward to seeing it.
Hope blogger starts playing properly for you so you can comment.
Annie x

Sandra H said...

Gosh Elizabeth this is absolutely stunning your so creative and thank you for the link x

Mrs A. said...

You are so not alone with blogger playing up. I have come to the conclusion that I am going to have to have Google Chrome installed on my lap top as it is getting ridiculous not being able to blog properly. Your little mini album is gorgeous and no you haven't broken any rules. If I can see 3 different patterns thats fine by me which I can . Love the colour combination and just off now to see thw details on how you make them. Thankyou for fluttering by #18. hugs Mrs A.

Veerle said...

This is such a beautiful creation Elizabeth. Gorgeous. Hugs Veerle x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful album, a lovely keepsake :o)
I think Blogger has been playing up for everyone Elizabeth. I put a card on 24 hours ago and it's showning as only 2 hours agi!!!!!
Jackie xx

Jean said...

A beautiful little album Elizabeth, I love the papers you used.
Jean x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous album and I love those pretty papers! xxx

scrappymo! said...

I thought this mini was just so lovely. What a wonderful idea.

You have put a lot of care and love into making it...I am sure she loves it!