Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Mini Scrapbook Photo Album

I am currently working on mini scrapbook photo albums which I love. So creative from start to finish. This particular album is called 'A Step in Time'. And it was created with the male in mind. I chose the paper pad named 'Vintage Grunge' by Craft Concepts. 

The pad consists of 48 double sided 12" pages. It is jam-packed full of grunge type designs. Ideal for our male species. And if you are stuck for a present then why not create a similar such album.

Each page will hold between 6 - 10 photos, that includes both sides.  So with 6 pages this album can capture a lot memories.

The design that I took inspiration from was the Kathy Orta's build a page album.  Go to her video  Kathy Orta if you want to follow her design.  She created hers from envelopes and cards, but I made mine from A4 cardstock.  Very easy to adapt.

I have created a video on YouTube for you followers with more in-depth photos of the finished project.  I am super pleased with it and can't wait to move onto the next one.

Mini Scrapbook Photo Album

Monday, 3 November 2014

Crochet Bobble Hat

Just had to share this with you all.  I recently completed this project.  I had seen this pattern on and instantly took a liking to it.  Just had to try out the pattern.  And seeing's as I had enough leftover yarn from something else to use I went ahead.  And I thought it looked stunning even if I say so myself.

I found the pattern by Viktoria Gogolak to be well written and easy to follow.  You do need to know how to do a 'Puff stitch', though clearly explained in the notes.  Otherwise using stitches of single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch and chain stitch was all that was needed. 

I found making the 'Pom Poms' the most tiresome thing to complete at the end.

Think I will invest in a 'Pom Pom' making tool.  I did mine the way I used to make them back at school.  Two cardboard circles.  Fiddly.

So my friends, to find this pattern go to and search for 'Ella Hat Crochet Pattern'. It is a pay for pattern.  But well worth it!

Ok, til the next time byeee!

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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Christmas Card Making

Christmas Card Making

I have been feeling very festive lately.  I have been making Christmas cards as I do every year.  I love getting into the Christmas stamping and designing a different look for each year.  This year is all about trees against a night sky. 

This involves some masking and sponging before stamping your image.  And it could be any stamp set you have that might reflect a little of Christmas in a card.  

Doesn't have to be religious nor Santa's and reindeer all over your card.  Though I do love the traditional Christmas colours of red, green, gold, silver and white.  But this year is more pictorial for me.

So today I made twelve cards and am feeling pretty good to have got started on them before November, (though only just).

Stamp set used: 'Lovely As A Tree' by StampinUp.

There are plenty of videos on YouTube for masking and sponging effect skylines.

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