Monday, 22 October 2012

One Moment In Time - Mini Photo Album

Hi Everyone

Happy Monday to you all - we have dry and cool weather today which is heaps better than the wall-to-wall rain that is the norm. Hope you are enjoying good weather, i.e. for the time of the year, wherever you are and, if it's not so good, as if we need an excuse, then it's perfect crafting weather :))

As you might know, if you've been following my posts, I haven't been able to do much in the way of crafting for several days but, in true Blue Peter tradition, 'here's one I made earlier' - want to know more about Blue Peter and the origin of the phrase, here's a great article published in the The Telegraph. (for non-UK readers, Blue Peter is a famous and much loved childrens' programme.)

To celebrate her birthday in September our friend, Margaret with her husband, Brian, took a coach trip to the Highlands. The pick-up and drop-off point was here in Ayr which gave us the opportunity to meet up and catch up on all our news. I made this mini album in which she could keep her favourite photos from the holiday.

I chose a colour combination of teals, creams and browns with just a touch of green, rust and amber to mirror the colours found in the lochs, hills, glens and forests they would have seen on their trip at that time of the year.

There's four pockets with reversible photo mats - space for eight photos altogether.

To make the album I raided my stash and used a 12"x12" sheet of each of the following - Fancy Pants True Papers collection, True-Blue; The ScrapCake's One Moment In time collection, If You Seize That; Papermania's Boutique Paper Pack. For the matting I chose a 12"x12" sheet of Stampin' Up cardstock, Early Espresso. The trim was punched with one of my two Martha Stewart edge punches - I forget its name. 

The embellishments consist of brown ribbon, Prima flowers, Papermania gem brads, a metal flower brad and   the amber gem flourish from cArt-Us Christmas.

I've made a number of these little albums now and they are always popular with the recipients because they can be slipped easily into a bag/purse, don't weigh a great deal and hold just enough photos to show to folks without boring them rigid :))

I'm off to the docs ... again ... you'd think after my experience on Friday that I deserved a break! This time with a rash all over - I'm itching and scratching, pretty much like a cat does when it's got fleas!!!

Take care and have a great day whatever you are doing. 

Happy crafting,


Dawn said...

What a gorgeous album Elizabeth, I love it. Fab pressie idea too.
Huge hugs x x x x

scrappymo! said...

What a fab you say...holds just enough pictures! Just right!

Wonder if your rash is an allergy to something from your hospital allergic to latex gloves or>>>

May said...

Beautiful gift Elizabeth for your friend to store her wonderful memories of her trip... Love the design & colours.... Hugs May x x x

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, This is so lovely l see plenty of time has been spent on this it really is lovely x

Jenny Marples said...

That is such a lovely mini album which I'm betting will be very gratefully received. Hope you are on the road to recovery soon. Hugs, Buttons x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful album, I love the idea of the reversible photo mats :o)
Jackie xx

Rita said...

Absolutely beautiful Elizabeth and a great gift too. We are a right pair at the moment. Hugs Rita xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...this is such a fabulous album. I love the beautiful designer paper you used and the beautiful flower arrangement. Great design!.. :)

Craftychris said...

ooh this album is fabulous, I bet your friend loves it! I hope your recovery is going well. Take care of yourself xx

Julia S-W said...

Brilliant idea here Elizabeth! I love the colours you've used and I'm sure your lovely album was well received.
I use Front Line on my cat - kills the fleas and the eggs too - just in case you haven't got rid of yours yet!!!