Friday, 27 May 2011

All crafted out! Book Mini.

I am now calm... honest *lol*
I've had a few days non-stop crafting except for the hospital trip on Wednesday - collecting my new walking sticks and wrist supports (hence no WOYWW for me this week) and the kitchen fire yesterday. Yes... the kitchen fire. Apparently I'm not the only klutz in the family, and my son is quite good at creating mess and mistakes too :) It's amazing that nomatter how sore and aching you feel, you can move like the clappers when your son calls out to you to say that there are flames in the kitchen hitting the ceiling. No harm done though - nothing a wet tea-towel and a bit of calm didn't control and dampen out the flames :)
So... back to the crafting...
I finished the book to go inside the book cover I altered. I used the Paris Night gcd papers, and a few MME loose sheets I had laying around. I used a full-length gatefold style... and here's a few pages for you to see how it turned out:

As well as the Tim Holtz Visual Artistry stamp collection (Urban Grunge - CSS25917), I used Art-Parts Limited Edition 'Captivated' stamp collection also (LE5533) and my usual La Blanche swirly stamp too :)
Each page (8 double-sided) is different and has a journalling spot, a tag, or both. The pages measure 7.25" by 4"... just enough to put a full size 6"x4" photograph and a description if needed.

So... as well as this project I have helped my daughter complete her year book - I was up till half three this morning! I've completed a Halloween Mini that I shall probably give away later in the year... AND... I have made the case for THE cutest mini ever. It's a Welsh dresser style box - all I have to do is put some feet onto it. It's full of crockery that is simply made from paper and smothered in glossy accents - though cutting out handles of cups that are only 8mm high is a bit difficult and not so simple *lol*
Wanna sneaky eensy teensy tiny preview...?
And that's all you're getting until later :)
Thanks for coming by... and I'm hoping to catch up with you all very soon!

UPDATE 1am GMT 28th May...
Blogger has done it again! I've managed to post one comment, and I can't do anymore :(
Glen  (97!... neither you nor your mum look old enough for her to be that age!)
VooDoo Vixen

And possibly a few more I've forgotten momentarily... I really have been reading your blogs and getting inspired, find myself smiling, wondering how you do it all, and a gazillion other things too... only blogger won't let me leave you a comment to say I've dropped by to say hi!


misteejay said...

Gosh you have been busy. Everything looks absolutely fab and that peek of the 'dresser' is such a tease - it looks wonderful.

This Blogger 'thing' is starting to get really frustrating and so time consuming trying to FIND a way to leave comments when it just doesn't want to play.

Not sure how/if this comment will appear because I tried to use "open ID/URL" and that didn't work...but like you, I'll continue to visit.

Have a fab weekend.

Toni xx

dawn said...

WOW you do you ever have a calm moment in your house, if my son yelled that to me I'd be running for the phone and calling 911 and running around with water like a crazy person. Good for you staying calm during all the craziness. I love all your crafty ideas and the mini books. The sneek peek looks wonderful and pretty, can't wait to see more. Thanks for trying to use blogger again, darn computers anyhow. Wishing you and your family a blessed and relaxing Memorial Weekend. How are those kittens doing? I bet they are bigger already.

Sian said...

Are you trying to tell me that that isn't real dollshouse china? Because that's what it looks like! Stunning.

I'm hoping that's the end of the mishaps for you - once you are getting into real flame situations that is scary territory!

Have a great weekend

Sandra said...

oohhh I'm wanting to see more of that peek, I can't wait.

I'm sorry to hear about all your dramas this week, I'm hoping you can take it a bit easy this week - you need a little bit of tlc, I think.

Anita said...

Oh my goodness! How do you have these things happen AND remain so calm? Having just seen your stunning dresser fully revealed I have to say its quite simply breathtaking and you are oneamazing artist!

voodoo vixen said...

So glad you still have a kitchen... very scary when you go in and find stuff on fire!! I love the book in a box but I so want to see more of the welsh dresser style one.. that crockery looks fabulous!!